For many years, Bekka lived with her father in secret on Apokolips as Himon organized an underground uprising against Darkseid's tyrannical rule. Hunted for his role in this planned insurgence, Himon took extra care to shield Bekka from Darkseid's notice. Himon never imagined that Bekka would fall in love with Orion, Darkseid's own son, when he stumbled into their lives. After healing the wounded Dog of War, Himon and Bekka aided Orion in freeing his mother Tigra from imprisonment. For this act, Himon was seemingly slain by the dread lord of Apokolips. Bekka then accompanied Orion and Tigra to New Genesis, where her love continued to soothe the savagery that lurks within the Dog of War.
During the "Torment" incident, she and Batman helped Superman escape from the planet Tartarus, where Superman is being held prisoner by Desaad. During the rescue mission, she and Batman developed an attraction and her affection caused Batman to reflect on the lack of love he has forced himself to endure. Bekka likened her spell of desire to a siren's call but said that it affects her as well. In the end, however, she left with Orion when he came to get her. In her home staying with Orion, while thinking that she will forget Batman, some unknown person approached her, and she is then apparently killed as part of the Death of the New Gods.
During the Death of the New Gods, it is initially revealed that her killer, and the killer of all the New Gods, was none other than her father Himon. However, the killer was later shown to actually be the Infinity Man (her uncle-in-law Drax), disguised as Himon.
Powers and Abilities
- New God Physiology
- Empathy: As the goddess of love, Bekka is capable of inducing great love for herself. But when she uses this power, she also falls in love with the target.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Basic): She is a skilled warrior and adept at hand-to-hand combat, able to utilize both new Genesisian and apokoliptian weaponry.
- Mechanical Aptitude She is also a gifted scientist just like her father, having memorized how to utilize and create her own Mother Box as well as invent a host of other New Genesis devices like a phase shifter device built into her suit which allows her to become Invisible and Intangible as well as cloak the presence of others around her.
- Vulnerability to Radion
- Power Limitation: Bekka's powers do not affect those without the sufficient capacity to love, as her powers had no effect on a being like Darkseid.
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
- 9 Appearances of Bekka (New Earth)
- 3 Images featuring Bekka (New Earth)
- Quotations by or about Bekka (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Bekka (New Earth)