Mister Miracle II + Big Barda

New 52

Created by Jack Kirby

Mister Miracle II

NAME + ALIASES:
Scot Free

KNOWN RELATIVES:
Darkseid (father)

GROUP AFFILIATIONS:
None

FIRST APPEARANCE:
Earth 2 #11 (June 2013)
Historical: Mister Miracle v.1 #1 (Apr. 1971)

SEE ALSO:
Mister Miracle (original)

Big Barda

NAME + ALIASES:
Big Barda

KNOWN RELATIVES:
None

GROUP AFFILIATIONS:
Furies of Apokolips

FIRST APPEARANCE:
Earth 2 #11 (June 2013)
Historical: Mister Miracle v.1 #4 (Oct. 1971)

SEE ALSO:
Big Barda (pre-Crisis)

+ History

Found in Gotham City. From Earth 2 # (2014); art by Nicola Scot and Trevor Scot.
Snared by Fury. From Earth 2 Annual #1 (2013); art by Cafu and Julius Gopez.
Mister Miracle and others, under the control of Bedlam. From Earth 2 #26 (2014); art by Nicola Scot and Trevor Scot.
Liberated, and reunited with Fury. From Earth 2: World's End #4 (2014); art by Jan Duursema and Jonathan Glapion.

Little is known about the origins of Scot Free, one of the so-called "New Gods" of Apokolips (which exists in a parallel universe of Earth-51 and traverses the multiverse by use of "Boom Tubes"). Scot is the son of that world's brutal conqueror, Darkseid. He resisted his father's sinister influence and escaped to Earth-2, where he studied with a retired escape artist named Shilo Norman. Norman worked under the stage name Mister Miracle, and Scot remained on Earth, becoming Mister Miracle II. He adopted Norman's costume and imbued it with technology from his world. (Earth 2 #15)

On Apokolips, Big Barda oversaw the recruitment and training of Darkseid's Furies, female warriors forged by their time in Granny's Finishing School. One of Barda's protégés included the daughter of the New God Steppenwolf and Earth's hero, Wonder Woman. This girl was called Fury, and was kidnapped by Steppenwolf and raised on Apokolips. (Earth 2 #15)

Steppenwolf eventually sent Big Barda to retrieve Scot Free, and under unrevealed circumstances she was swayed by him to turn on her masters and ally with him. By the time Steppenwolf was preparing for Apokolips' invasion of Earth, he had captured the pair and branded them as traitors. (Earth 2: World's End #1) After Apokolips lost the the war with Earth, Barda and Scot escaped from Steppenwolf; they ran from him — and Earth's World Army — for five years before arriving in devastated Gotham City. (Earth 2 #11, 15)

Their alliance was tenuous. Barda was conflicted about the choice she had made, both present and past. And Scot and was never sure he could trust her. Steppenwolf finally located them and dispatched Fury to Gotham, (#11) where Miracle and Barda sought help from a rumored new Batman. (Earth 2 Annual #1)

Their fight was interrupted by the android Red Tornado, who brought Scot and Barda in for the World Army. (Earth 2 #15) When the Army's Arkham base was overrun by Apokolips' forces, Mister Miracle and Barda were enslaved by Bedlam and forced to help with building a transport device between worlds. (#21) They succeeded in this task, along with Terry Sloan and Mister Terrific, but soon after activating the portal, Earth's heroes deactivated the device. (#26-27)

Earth 2: World's End

Bedlam kept control of Miracle and the others but Scot helped them break into Bedlam's own mind using a series of mental triggers. Inside Bedlam's mind, Miracle and Sloan fought their demons and disabled their foe. (Earth 2: World's End #1-2)

Now free from Bedlam's control, Mister Miracle accompanied the heroes to the World Army base in Amazonia, but despite his heroic efforts, he was detained by them as a potential threat from Apokolips. As Apokolips entered Earth's solar system for a second invasion, Scot tried to warn the world's leaders that its nuclear arsenal would have no effect. Meanwhile, Scot's Mother Box (a sentient god-computer) connected with young Jimmy Olsen, who could communicate with computers. Barda and Fury were also now free from Bedlam, and they arrived in Amazonia intent on rescuing Mister Miracle. (#3)

The Army called a truce and convinced the New Gods to help them try to destroy Apokolips. When Mister Miracle was reunited with his Mother Box, she purged the influence of Bedlam from their minds. (#4)

 

Future's End

The events of The New 52: Future's End was billed as a potential future. The history of these characters from that point forward may or may not ultimately remain in continuity.

+ Powers

The full extent of Mister Miracle's abilities is unknown. As a "god" of Apokolips, he is most likely much more resilient and powerful than an average human being. His true talent is

"mental gifts" (Earth 2: World's End #1)

Both "New Gods" are naturally more strong, resilient and impervious than humans. Big Barda has trained from a young age in the art of hand-to-hand combat, reaching a top commander's level in Darkseid's elite fighters, the Furies.