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Barbara Minerva is an archaeologist who is also extremely power hungry and searches out a tribe in Africa where Barbara undergoes a ritual to become the champion of the plant god Urtzkartaga, an entity intended for good. However, since Barbara is not pure, she transforms into a monstrous were-cheetah during a full moon. Cheetah uses her new abilities initially to battle Wonder Woman over relics she uses and Barbara covets for their uniqueness, including the girdle of Gaea and lasso of truth. Though as time goes on, Cheetah becomes less interested in Diana's possessions and more interested in the princess herself, dedicating her energy to finding a way to defeat Wonder Woman once and for all and becomes her archenemy.
Cheetah has also battled the Justice League as a member of the Secret Society of Super Villains.
In the video games
Cheetah is among the villains who attack the Justice League Watchtower. After being defeated by Wonder Woman and The Flash, she admits that she is jealous of Wonder Woman and wants to be her friend, not her enemy. Later, Cheetah and the rest of the Legion of Doom team up with the League against Brainiac. The villains flee once Brainiac takes control of Superman and take advantage of the chaos to takeover the White House, but are soon rounded up by the League.
- Video games