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Commonly regarded as the archenemy of Wonder Woman, The Cheetah first appeared in Wonder Woman #6 (1943). There have been four different Cheetahs since the character's premiere, which include Priscilla Rich (the Golden Age Cheetah), Deborah Domaine (the Silver Age Cheetah), Barbara Ann Minerva (the modern age and current Cheetah), and Sebastian Ballesteros (a male usurper who briefly assumed the role in 2001).

The first Cheetah, Priscilla Rich, was a 1940s-era blonde Washington, D.C. debutante of aristocratic upbringing who also had an overwhelming inferiority complex and suffered from a split personality. After being eclipsed by Wonder Woman at a charity event, Priscilla retreated to her room and collapsed before her makeup mirror. There she saw an image of a woman dressed like a cheetah. "Horrors!" she cried, as she gazed at her evil inner self for the first time. "Don't you know me?" replied the reflection. "I am the REAL you - the Cheetah - a treacherous, relentless huntress!" The image commanded her to fashion a Cheetah costume. "From now on," intoned the reflection, "when I command you, you shall go forth dressed like your TRUE self and do as I command you..."
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Justice League: Task Force

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Injustice 2

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Page Updated:  Jan. 19th, 2023

Cheetah was always a lesser-known / sleeper DC character, but she ended up being one of the cooler / more obscure characters to appear in Justice League: Task Force. From what I know about her, Cheetah is a pretty straight-forward and naturally design. Cat girls usually end up being likeable designs... (unless they're the ultra-annoying anime type). It's pretty crazy Cheetah made her debut all the way back in 1943. Geeez.... My Grandparents were little kids back then! Hmm, Cheetah could be Felicia's or Cham Cham's great Grandmother.

In any case, it's pretty cool Cheetah will make her return to fighting games (in Injustice 2) after a 22 year absence!

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