Mad Harriet, art by Michael Turner
|First appearance||Mister Miracle vol. 1 #6,
|Created by||Jack Kirby (writer & artist)|
|Alter ego||Mad Harriet|
|Place of origin||Apokolips|
|Team affiliations||Female Furies|
Mad Harriet is raised in Granny Goodness' 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. 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.
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.
Powers and abilities
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. Due to her insanity, Harriet has a crazed style of fighting and has enhanced strength, endurance and reflexes.
In other media
- 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' 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 execute him but are called off by Granny Goodness. Later, Harriet attacks Tess Mercer, but is knocked out by Mercer shortly afterwards.
- Mad Harriet appears in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. She has no speaking lines in it and her few grunts are provided by Salli Saffioti. While fighting alongside the Female Furies, she attempts to bite Wonder Woman during a battle against her and Big Barda.