Alias








Cheetah
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Cheetah I

Priscilla Rich


Cheetah II

Deborah "Debbi" Domaine


Cheetah III

Barbara Ann Minerva


Cheetah IV

Sebastian Ballesteros


Occupation

Cheetah I

Criminal

Debutante


Cheetah II

Criminal

Social Reformer


Cheetah III

Archeologist

Criminal


Cheetah IV

Criminal


Legal Status

Cheetah I

Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.


Cheetah II

Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.


Cheetah III

Subject of Great Britain with no criminal record.


Cheetah IV

Deceased


Nation or Planet of Origin

Cheetah I

United States


Cheetah II

United States


Cheetah III

Nottingham, England


Cheetah IV

Unknown


Group Affiliation

Cheetah I

Villainy Inc.


Cheetah II

Secret Society of Super-Villains


Cheetah III

Injustice League

Secret Society of Super-Villains


Cheetah IV

None


Base of Operations

Cheetah I

Washington D.C.


Cheetah II

Mobile


Cheetah III

Europe


Cheetah IV

Mobile


Height

Cheetah I: 5' 4"


Cheetah II: 5' 7"


Cheetah III: 5' 9"


Cheetah IV: Unknown


Weight

Cheetah I: 110 lbs.


Cheetah I: 120 lbs.


Cheetah I: 120 lbs.


Cheetah IV: Unknown


Eye Color

Cheetah I: Green


Cheetah II: Green


Cheetah III: Brown


Cheetah IV: Golden


Hair Color

Cheetah I: Brown


Cheetah II: Auburn


Cheetah III: Brown


Cheetah IV: Brown with gray temples.


Known Powers

Cheetah I

Normal human with superb hand-to-hand combat skills and cat-like grace and ferocity.


Note: Rich suffers from schizophrenia.


Cheetah II

Normal human with superb hand-to-hand combat skills and cat-like grace and ferocity.


Cheetah III

Herbal chemical augmentation graining superhuman feline abilities including; superhuman speed, strength, agility, stamina, senses, ferocity, razor sharp talons and teeth and a prehensile tail.


Cheetah IV

Herbal chemical augmentation graining superhuman feline abilities including; superhuman speed, strength, agility, stamina, senses, ferocity, razor sharp talons and teeth and a prehensile tail.


Accessories

Cheetah I

Cheetah Costume: Uniform equipped with razor-sharp talons.


Cheetah II

Cheetah Talons: Artificial fingernails capable of cutting though steel.


Cheetah III

Urzkartaga: Deity in the form of a blood drinking plant which bestows the power of the Cheetah.


Common Enemies

Cheetah I

Wonder Woman III


Cheetah II

Wonder Woman I


Cheetah III

Wonder Woman I


Cheetah IV

Wonder Woman I


Regularly Appearing
Wonder Woman Vol. 1 & 2
First Appearance

Cheetah I

Wonder Woman Vol. 1 #6 (Fall, 1943)


Cheetah II

Wonder Woman Vol. 1 #274 (Dec. 1980)


Cheetah III

Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #8 (Sept. 1987)


Sebastian Ballesteros

Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #170 (July, 2001)


Cheetah IV

Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #171 (Aug. 2001)


Creator
William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter
Origin

Pre-Crisis

A wealthy young socialite Priscilla Rich suffered from an overwhelming inferiority complex. Organizing a charity benefit Rich became insanely jealous when as the host she lost attention to Wonder Woman. After a surreptitious attempt to murder Wonder Woman, Rich returned home to find her evil persona confronting her in a mirror. Rich's alter ego explained that she was her true self - a treacherous, relentless huntress. Crafting a costume in the form of a predatory cat she became the Cheetah.


The niece of Priscilla Rich, Debbi Domaine had feelings of guilt about her wealth and privilege which lead her to join extreme ecological groups. Summoned to her aunt's deathbed Rich died before she could reveal her criminal secret to her niece. Recoiled by the sight of her dead aunt Domaine staggered and was knocked unconscious.


Domaine awoke to find herself in the hidden headquarters of the cult leader Kobra. He explained his intent to recruit the Cheetah, but now that she was dead he would have to make a re-creation. Exposing Domaine to mental conditioning and shock therapy Kobra created the hopelessly insane Cheetah.



Post-Crisis

Renowned archaeologist and treasure hunter Barbara Minerva sought proof of the existence of a tribe of feline humanoids in South America. In her search she came upon the temple of Urzkartaga and a strange and rare blood-drinking plant tied to the legend of the cat-people. Added by a local mystic Minerva used the herb to perform a ceremony that transformed her into a ferocious Cheetah.


Eventually a new heir to the power of Urzkartaga would arise, Sebastian Ballesteros, an agent of the Amazons' old enemy Circe. Feeding the mystic plant a blood sacrifice and partaking in the herbal potion he would become an even more powerful Cheetah.