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Barbara Ann Minerva/The Cheetah

The Cheetah is the name of four villains in the DC Universe.

Priscilla Rich

The Golden Age Cheetah was socialite Priscilla Rich. Jealous of Wonder Woman (the Golden Age version, later retconned to be Wonder Woman's mother, Hippolyta)'s fame, Priscilla was driven to villainy by her second personality, the Cheetah. Donning a cheetah costume, Priscilla became Wonder Woman's archnemesis, until her retirement, and eventual death.

Deborah Domaine

The niece of the Golden Age Cheetah, Deborah was a friend of Wonder Woman, until the villainous Kobra brainwashed her into picking up her aunt's evil legacy. This version no longer exists due to the Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Barbara Ann Minerva

Much like her Golden Age predecessor, Dr. Barbara Ann Minerva was driven by envy to become a villain. A selfish, spoiled heiress, Minerva recieved her Cheetah powers and form from the sacrifice of her partner to an African plant god; however, because the ceremony is meant for virgins (hint, hint), her powers are half curse, half blessing. Minerva decided to challenge Wonder Woman's powers upon hearing of her arrival to Man's World in order to steal her magic lasso. Since then, the Cheetah has proven to be one of Wonder Woman's greatest enemies, as well as her arch nemesis and has shown that women are just as bad as men.

Sebastian Ballesteros

A native to Argentina, corrupt businessman Sebastian Ballesteros was briefly the foruth Cheetah after stealing Minerva's powers, but was killed by her out of revenge.

Powers and Abilities

The first two Cheetahs had no superpowers, but were very agile; the third Cheetah had superhuman strength and speed, durability, retractable claws, and heightened senses.



  • Barbara Ann Minerva is the current Cheetah in the DC universe and she is the archenemy of Wonder Woman.

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