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Badb of the Jihad (Suicide Squad enemy) (DC Comics)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Jihad
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile; formerly Jottunheim, Qurac
  • Height: 4’11” Weight: 85 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Red

Powers and Abilities

After making eye contact with her target, Badb can cause their fears to manifest, paralyzing them and sometimes causing cerebral haemorrhages in weaker targets.

She can attack a number of people in an area (multi-attack) or focus on an individual, and has even been able to briefly incapacitate Superman.


A young Irish girl, Badb was recruited to the second iteration of the Jihad group. Her age implies her powers weren’t the result of metahuman experimentation performed by the Quraci government as most of her teammates were.

Badb maddens a crowd

Part of the group which attacked New York, Badb caused chaos among pedestrian on the streets. When the Suicide Squad arrived she found himself facing Vixen, who found herself overwhelmed by Badb’s power, but the arrival of Nightshade turned the battle, and Badb was subdued.

She was part of the Jihad unit which tried to break President Marlo of Qurac out of an American military prison. Finding themselves faced with the Isreali Hayoth, the Suicide Squad, along with Batman, Superman, and Aquaman, their failure wasn’t any real surprise.


A vicious sadist, Badb enjoys the agony she inflicts on people, although she’s capable of restraining her psychotic urges enough to perform her mission.


“I’m thinking it would be fun to peel yur mind ! Ah, so it’s death by suttocatin’ ye fear most, is it ? An’ isn’t that what you’re experiencing now ? ’at’s funny, mister ! Air all about ya and you can no take a breath, can ye ?”

“Ohhhh ! I know of you ! Yurr th‘ Man of Steel, are you not ? What’s it you most fear, I’m wondering ? Oh, t‘is losing control o’ yurr powers, is it ? Well, you just have !”


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Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 03 Wil: 03 Min: 02 Occupation: Terrorist
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 012 HP: 015

Broadcast Empath: 12, Mind Blast: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Broadcast Empath requires eye contact (-1)
  • Mind Blast can only be used on affected targets of her Broadcast Empath (-1), and is considered Killing Damage (-1)

None demonstrated

Special Credentials (in Qurac, Low), Iron Nerves, Sharp Eye

Jihad (High)

Age (Young)

By Gareth Lewis

Source of Character: DC Universe

Helper(s): Roger, Chris Cottingham, Michael

Writeup completed on the 18th of November, 2011.

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