|“||My name is Lucia Von Bardas. I used to run this country. And thanks to you... I will run it again.||„|
|~ Prime Minister Lucia Von Bardas of Latveria.|
|“||You attack my country unprovoked?! You destroy my ancestral home?! You leave me for dead?! For these crimes, you and your country will pay!||„|
|~ Lucia Von Bardas as she attacks America in the name of Latveria.|
Lucia Von Bardas is a villainess in Marvel comics and media, most prominently in the Marvel Civil War.
Lucia Von Bardas was a normal Latverian woman who became Prime Minister of the country after Doctor Doom was deposed.
Although she publicly attempted to reform broken ties between Latveria and the United States of America, she secretly was funding tech-based American supervillains with help from the Tinkerer's technology. When S.H.I.E.L.D. commander Nick Fury became suspicious of this, he lead a small team of superheroes on an invasion of Latveria; without the president's knowledge. He destroyed Castle Doom, and von Bardas was horribly disfigured in the explosion. The Tinkerer made a cyborg body for her, however, and she survived to take her vengeance.
A year later, von Bardas returned and sent her tech-supervillains after the superhero members that had been in Nick Fury's team. Later she revealed herself and created an anti-matter bomb out of the villains' technology; a bomb powerful enough to destroy all of America. She was foiled, however, and taken down when her power source was destroyed, also deactivating the bomb.
It is unknown if she survived.
In Other Media
- In the Marvel TV shows Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Lucia von Bardas is the cyborg right-hand to Doctor Doom, doing his fighting and bargaining.
- Lucia Von Bardas appears as the secondary antagonist and a boss in the 2009 video game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.