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Lashina, art by Terry Dodson.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceMister Miracle #6 (January 1972)
Created byJack Kirby (writer & artist)
In-story information
Alter egoLashina
SpeciesNew God
Place of originApokolips
Team affiliationsFemale Furies
Suicide Squad
Notable aliasesDuchess
Red Lash (fuses with Scarlet Witch from Marvel Comics)
  • Immortality
  • Superhuman physical attributes
  • Expert hand to hand combatant
  • Electrically charged whips
  • Longevity
  • Superhuman endurance
  • Immune to all earthly diseases and resistance to conventional injury

Lashina is a supervillainess and Goddess warrior[clarification needed] appearing in comics published by DC Comics.

Publication history

Created by Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in Mister Miracle #6 (January 1972).[1]

Fictional character biography

Lashina was raised a warrior in Granny Goodness's orphanage, and took over leadership of the Female Furies when Big Barda left Apokolips for Earth. Though the Furies initially stayed on Earth to aid Big Barda and her lover, Mister Miracle,[2] they soon returned to Apokolips to take their punishment for their betrayal of Darkseid. Lashina is then given leadership over the Female Furies by Darkseid, much to fellow Fury Bernadeth's annoyance.[3]

During a mission to capture Glorious Godfrey, a New God that had been imprisoned on Earth, Lashina was betrayed by Bernadeth as the Female Furies were escaping through a boom tube. Caught in an explosion, Lashina is sent flying into the swamp surrounding Belle Reve Penitentiary.[4] Surviving the blast, she remained in the swamp until an opportunity to save an injured member of the Suicide Squad, a United States government agency that uses super-powered beings to fulfill black ops missions, presents itself.[5] Using the opportunity to ingratiate herself with the team and claiming to be suffering from amnesia, Amanda Waller allowed Lashina to join. Quickly dubbed Duchess by the support staff due to her haughty demeanor,[6] she became a critical part of the Squad and participated in almost every one of the team's missions during her time as a member. Eventually, she engineered a return to Apokolips and convinced many members of the Squad to come with her, while others she outright kidnapped. The plan ended in a battle against Apokolips forces once the group lands on the planet's surface. Multiple Squad members were killed, including Doctor Light.[3] During the battle, Lashina confronted and killed Bernadeth. Darkseid, furious that Lashina has brought humans to Apokolips, revived Bernadeth and killed Lashina with his omega beams. The survivors of the Suicide Squad were allowed to return home.[3]

Lashina was later resurrected by Darkseid and sent with the Furies on another mission to retrieve Mister Miracle, but he escaped.

Sharing leadership with Bernadeth, Lashina often served as the field leader of the Furies, while Bernadeth led them off the battlefield. Lashina has since battled Young Justice, the Birds of Prey and Wonder Woman. She is also a long-time enemy of Superman and his compatriots Superboy and Supergirl. In recent appearances she has been seen battling Firestorm, Orion and Hawkgirl.

Seven Soldiers

Lashina appears in Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle, part of Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers maxi-series event. Within the story, Lashina and the rest of the Furies are given human form by Darkseid. She and the rest of the Furies battle Shilo Norman in an attempt to stop him in his quest to free Aurakles, the world's first superhero.

Final Crisis

During the Final Crisis, Lashina, once again in her bald-headed human form, is seen as one of the villains running the Dark Side Club, an illegal arena where spectators gamble on battles between brainwashed teen metahumans. When Rose Wilson and Miss Martian lead a rebellion against the Dark Side Club staff, Lashina attempts to flee along with the wealthy club patrons in the VIP section of the arena. They nearly escape the club, but are cut off by teen superhero Static, who proceeds to electrocute Lashina and the others into unconsciousness, turning them over to the authorities afterwards.[7]

When the Anti-Life Equation takes effect across the globe, several superheroines and villainesses are taken under Darkseid's power and are transformed into the new Female Furies. Catwoman apparently becomes the new Lashina, wearing an outfit similar to hers. In the aftermath of the series, Lashina is presumably reborn on Earth-51, along with the rest of the Jack Kirby-created characters.[8]

The New 52

Lashina makes her first appearance alongside Granny Goodness in issue #8 of Infinity Man and the Forever People. During the Darkseid War, Lashina and Kanto traveled to Earth to hunt down the renegade amazon Myrina Black.[9] Later, after Darkseid had been enslaved by his daughter Grail, Lashina and the other Female Furies accepted an offer from Big Barda to help defeat Grail as well as to protect Barda's husband, Mister Miracle. Lashina participated in the final battle against Grail and Darkseid, which resulted in the pair's defeat. Lashina then left for Apokolips with the rest of the Furies, including Barda.[10]

DC Rebirth

After the events of the "Darkseid War" left Apokolips without a ruler, Lashina joined Granny Goodness and several other Furies who had remained loyal to Darkseid on the outskirts of the planet called the Deadlands. She later participated in the battle against Kalibak's forces, though she was eventually defeated by her teammate Lois Lane after the Furies turned on the human when she revealed her relationship with Superman. Lashina was imprisoned on Apokolips with Stompa, Mad Harriet, and Granny Goodness when Superman became ruler of the planet.[11]

At some point later, Lashina and her comrades were freed from their imprisonment by Darkseid, who had been slowly regaining his power on Earth. Along with the other Female Furies, Lashina was assigned to seek out mystical artifacts that would further empower Darkseid.[12] Steve Trevor and his team of soldiers called the Oddfellows prevented Lashina and the Furies from stealing the relics, and in the ensuing battle Lashina, along with Mad Harriet, was captured.[13] Both Lashina and Mad Harriet refused to answer Wonder Woman's questions about Darkseid's plans which led to Wonder Woman freeing the two Furies and attempting to battle them for answers. The battle was interrupted by Darkseid, who had transported a chunk of the A.R.G.U.S. headquarters to his lair in the Amazon jungle.[14] During the chaos, Lashina battled the soldiers of A.R.G.U.S. and later fled when Darkseid was apparently killed by Wonder Woman.[15]

During the escalation of the war between Apokolips and New Genesis, Lashina attended the birth of Jacob, the son of Big Barda and Mister Miracle.[16]

Granny Goodness soon took an interest in Harley Quinn, sending Lashina and Bernadeth to recruit the former criminal. While Lashina distracted Quinn, Bernadeth pricked her in the back with a knockout poison. The two then took Quinn to Apokolips where she officially became a Fury.[17]

Powers and abilities

Lashina has the conventional attributes of all the New Gods. She is extremely long-lived and superhumanly strong, immune to all earthly diseases and resistance to conventional injury. Lashina can lift at least 40 tons and her incredible physiology gives her superhuman endurance. Lashina has had intensive training in unarmed combat. She uses steel whips that she can charge with electricity and also can destroy even metallic objects easily.[3]

Lashina is vulnerable to a substance called Radion. Its source is currently unknown, its effects are toxic only in sustained amounts or after explosive exposure. Radion is able to weaken her to a point she is able to be defeated, but since she is not an average new god, Lashina will not be defeated that easily. Lashina can take a few hits from a cannon or blaster of Radion.

Other versions


In the Marvel/DC amalgam series Unlimited Access, Lashina merges with Scarlet Witch and becomes a female villain known as Red Lash.[18]

Ame-Comi Girls

Lashina is a member of Big Barda's space pirates.[19]

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman

Lashina appears in the story "Dig For Fire" in the anthology series Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman. After discovering that Wonder Woman had traveled to Apokolips to save two of her amazon sisters, Lashina along with Stompa and Mad Harriet tracked her down. The Furies refused to speak peacefully to Wonder Woman, and in the ensuing battle, the heroine was shot in the neck by an explosive dart from Bernadeth and thrown into the fiery pits by Stompa. When the Furies reported back to Darkseid, he was displeased that they had killed her rather than executing her publicly. Wonder Woman, still alive, managed to save her sisters. The Furies once again battled the amazon, though the battle ended when Darkseid killed the two amazons and allowed Wonder Woman to return to Earth.[20]

In other media


Lashina as depicted in Superman: The Animated Series.


Video games



Lashina appears in DC Super Hero Girls, voiced by Jessica DiCicco.


  1. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Irvine, Alex; Korte, Steve; Manning, Matt; Wiacek, Win; Wilson, Sven (2016). The DC Comics Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe. DK Publishing. p. 176. ISBN 978-1-4654-5357-0.
  2. ^ Mister Miracle #14 (July 1973)
  3. ^ a b c d Wallace, Dan (2008), "Female Furies", in Dougall, Alastair (ed.), The DC Comics Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, p. 120, ISBN 978-0-7566-4119-1, OCLC 213309017
  4. ^ Ostrander, John (2015). Suicide Squad: Trial By Fire. Burbank, CA: DC Comics. pp. 113–114. ISBN 9781401258313.
  5. ^ Ostrander, John (2015). Suicide Squad: The Nightshade Odyssey. Burbank, CA: DC Comics. p. 19. ISBN 9781401258337.
  6. ^ Ostrander, John (2015). Suicide Squad: The Nightshade Odyssey. Burbank, CA: DC Comics. p. 35. ISBN 9781401258337.
  7. ^ Terror Titans #1-6 (2008-2009)
  8. ^ Final Crisis #3 (August 2008)
  9. ^ Justice League (vol. 2) #43
  10. ^ Justice League (vol. 2) #50 (2016)
  11. ^ Superman (vol. 2) #34-36 (2018)
  12. ^ Wonder Woman (vol. 5) #39 (2018)
  13. ^ Wonder Woman (vol. 5) #41 (2018)
  14. ^ Wonder Woman (vol. 5) #43 (2018)
  15. ^ Wonder Woman (vol. 5) #44 (2018)
  16. ^ Mister Miracle (vol. 4) #7 (2018)
  17. ^ Harley Quinn (vol. 3) #45 (2018)
  18. ^ Unlimited Access #4 (1998)
  19. ^ Ame-Comi Girls #7-8 (2013)
  20. ^ Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #16-18 (digital)