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    Character » Big Bertha appears in 117 issues.

    Wisconsin's most famous super model, Ashley Crawford possesses the mutant ability to transform from trim and svelte to remarkably obese and back through the power of regurgitation.

    is Big Bertha beautiful ?

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    ahhhh,,,,never a day without a Big Bertha joke on a comic site "beauty" contest thread, eh?
    Big Bertha is is grossly overweight superheroine mutant weighing in at 
    approximately  2,000 pounds according to her Marvel Handbook entries, and represents a powerhouse/brick member of the Wisconsin based super team, The Great Lakes Avengers, known especially for SquirrelGirl and now having Gravity added to the line-up. Big Betha is named for a German WW2
    weapon, " bertha " being German for for thick or fat literally. She is a very polite, kind person,
    and has no self esteem issues related to her weight. She became a little more well known again recently due to guest staring alongside Deadpool, who had a crush on Bertha.

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    She gets joked about alot. Except heroes the thing, for those that dont know this is what Bertha actually looks like....

     
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    Big Bertha is actually the top supermodel out of Milwaukee Wisconsin, Ashley Crawford
    ( named of course for certain famous supermodels). She has been offered top super modeling jobs in the world, but passed on every one in order to stay with her family in her hometown. She is also a jet pilot.

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    Bertha's mutant ability is that she can change her strength, mass, and durability by become extremely obese. This is the form most are familiar with. She can switch between forms as well.

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    So why not stay in her thin supermodel physique then? Even when not in combat Bertha retains her huge form. Well, the way it boils down, is Bertha, is actually that fat person on the inside.Thats who she really is. And why have people like you just for your appearance, which living like that is also very dishonest. No, Bertha chooses to remain in her large form because thats who she is, and shes comfortable letting people see her for that. In fact, then when someone genuinely likes her, she knows they like her for her, as people are more reluctant to be honest with her,something reinforced on Bertha through the experience  of being a supermodel.

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    to me, that, Berthas personality, is a sign of beauty, and resonates though out her person.

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    there are many "beauty pageant" threads i've noticed, and many to double, singular characters, ect.but given the amount of flack this lovely woman and noble superhero gets, i thought id give some credit where credit is due and stop being so superficial.

    * Big Bertha was sadly one of the persons ignored by this list of superheroines
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_superheroines#B
     
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    #2  Edited By John_Feaster

       Certainly she's beautiful - both inside and out. The fact that she's comfortable with her appearance in her transformed state is a breath of fresh air in the face of all the worlds "Fat People Are Ugly!" song-and-dance. I've liked her since I first saw her on the cover of West Coast Anengers. She and Squirrel Girl (who takes cute to a new level) are two of my favorite female heroines.
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    #3  Edited By cennobite

    Can she not go sort of half way not supermodel skinny but not huge either?

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    @cennobite said:
    " Can she not go sort of half way not supermodel skinny but not huge either? "
    given the way her power works, you'd think that she could. and i know what your getting at.
    giving a push to the more natural models/stars out their rather than encouraging women
    to feel they need to look unrealistic to represent beauty and desire. it would be very fitting of 
    her character to do such a thing.
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    #5  Edited By CellphoneGirl

    I did not know this... She is very interesting.. I would like to see her in the comics more often

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    #6  Edited By Agent Buttons
    @xxCellPhoneGirlxx said:
    "I did not know this... She is very interesting.. I would like to see her in the comics more often "
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    #7  Edited By Drafta

    Yeah, I love ol' Bertha.  She could have all the money and fame she wants, but she stays with her true friends: The Great Lakes Initiative.  She pays the bills for the team and everything.

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    #8  Edited By Dr.Spy

    Yes, she's beautiful inside in and out. I especially loved her written and artistic depiction in GLI/Deadpool. Definitely a hotty imo.
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    Why would I think an oversized fish that likes to eat greasy plumbers is beautiful?......
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    ............oh wait.
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    #10  Edited By Son_of_Magnus
    @Agent Buttons said:
    " @xxCellPhoneGirlxx said:
    "I did not know this... She is very interesting.. I would like to see her in the comics more often "
    "
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    #11  Edited By Illyana Rasputin
    @CATMANEXE:  Big Bertha is beautiful, and one of my favorite Marvel super heroines. I was so glad she was one of the 198 after M-Day. Being a naturally thin woman who's super power is being large and powerful is unique, and fun. I love you Ashley!
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    #12  Edited By John_Feaster
    @Illyana Rasputin said:
    "@CATMANEXE:  Big Bertha is beautiful, and one of my favorite Marvel super heroines. I was so glad she was one of the 198 after M-Day. Being a naturally thin woman who's super power is being large and powerful is unique, and fun. I love you Ashley! "


       I have an idea that Squirrel Girl has a "Luck Manipulation" power that she's unaware of, and that would explain both why she seems to be able to beat villains that obviously outclass her in power...AND why not a single member of the GLA - a team composed entirely of mutants - lost their powers on M-Day. They were with her at the time, and were in the area effect of her naturaly Lucky nature.

     

       It's not as silly as it sounds...and something (other than sloppy writing) has to explain why not a single member of the GLA was depowered that day.

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    #13  Edited By Leliel

    Could we possible get her to joined the mainstream characters and show that she is capable heroine and that just because your power can destroy half of the world in a blink, doesn't mean your not trying to do the right thing and plus we have guaranty with her that she will not go insane from her power like many other heroes do

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    Well, seven years have passed, but since Big Bertha is returning into a new series, I can say that I really like her new "look" :) Also, I think that she is a great character under many point of view and deserve more appreciation :)

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    She's a character on paper. I wouldn't judge her really. . . .

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    Big Barda is both sexy and gorgeous. Oh the things I'd do to... What? Bertha? Who the hell is..?

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