Mad Harriet

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Mad Harriet
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Mad Harriet, art by Michael Turner
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Mister Miracle vol. 1 #6,
(January 1972)
Created by Jack Kirby (writer & artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Mad Harriet
Species New God
Place of origin Apokolips
Team affiliations Female Furies
Abilities
  • Inmortality
  • Superhuman physical attributes
  • hand to hand combatant
  • Wields energy-claws.

Mad Harriet is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. She first appeared in Mister Miracle vol. 1 #6 (January 1972), and was created by Jack Kirby.

History[edit]

Mad Harriet is raised in Granny Goodness's orphanage. A deeply disturbed child, she impresses Granny with her ferocious temper and penchant for violence, and she inducts the girl into the Female Furies. In this capacity, Mad Harriet serves Darkseid.[1] During the battle with the Earth-based Suicide Squad over the fate of Glorious Godfrey, Harriet is almost killed when she attacks the Bronze Tiger and her energy claws backfire.

During another mission, Harriet is captured by the Gods of New Genesis but is sent back to Darkseid. Later, Mad Harriet is seen as a prostitute in Granny Goodness' brothel, though it is left ambiguous as to whether this is the real Mad Harriet or a delusion by the second Mister Miracle. She also befriends fellow criminal Harley Quinn, though Bernadeth later scolds her for associating with a mortal.

Current status[edit]

Mad Harriet reappeared with the rest of the Female Furies as they battled Firestorm, Orion, and Hawkgirl on separate occasions.

In Countdown #11, Mad Harriet was part of the battle against Mary Marvel, Harley Quinn and the second Catwoman. As Apokolips' Dog Soldiers open fired on Mary, she ducked and the bullets shredded Mad Harriet instead.

In Final Crisis, Mad Harriet was one of the Furies whose spirit possessed some of Earth's heroines and villainess. Her vessel was Batwoman.

Powers and abilities[edit]

Mad Harriet wears "power spikes" on her hands that crackle with energy. They can cause enough damage to harm even the most powerful metahumans of the DC universe.[1] Due to her insanity, Harriet has a crazed style of fighting.

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Mad Harriet appeared on Superman: The Animated Series in several episodes voiced by Andrea Martin. She made her first appearance in the two-part episode "Little Girl Lost" where she, alongside Lashina and Stompa, was summoned by Granny Goodness to battle Supergirl. She also appeared later during the series finale two-part episode "Legacy", where she and the others celebrated after Superman's success, but later attacked the Man of Steel when he betrayed them.
  • Mad Harriet also appeared in Justice League Unlimited in the first part of the series finale, "Alive".
  • Mad Harriet appears in the tenth season of Smallville in the episode "Abandoned" played by Lindsay Hartley. Harriet acts as Granny Goodness's second in command and acts as the group's leader when Granny is not present. She wears a glove of kryptonite-forged claws (similar to Freddy Kruger). She and the rest of the Female Furies capture Clark Kent and almost executes him but are called off by Granny Goodness. Later, Harriet attacks Tess Mercer, but is knocked out by Mercer shortly afterwards.

Film[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wallace, Dan (2008), "Female Furies", in Dougall, Alastair, The DC Comics Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, p. 120, ISBN 0-7566-4119-5, OCLC 213309017