Barbara Minerva is the Cheetah, a super-villain and enemy to Wonder Woman. She has feline characteristics and gets her powers from Urzkartaga, the Plant God. A master thief, Minerva will go to any lengths to secure the artifacts that she wants. Prior to becoming the Cheetah she was a British anthropologist. Her powers were briefly usurped by Sebastian Ballesteros. The character has been involved with the Injustice League and the Secret Society of Super-Villains. Barbara Minerva was created by Len Wein and George Perez, first appearing in Wonder Woman (Volume 2) #7 (1987).