Much of Impala's past is unknown. Born in Zambia, Southern Africa, she became an accomplished athlete. She frequently came into conflict with Voortrekker and the Supremacists. Later on, she was one of the women invited by Superia to join the Femizons. While there, she befriended Asp, Black Mamba and Diamondback, inviting them to the Power Pageant going on that evening. After Diamondback went missing, Black Mamba and Asp asked Impala to help them find her.
The two would later join Impala for the Power Pageant and watch her demonstrate her javelin-throwing skills.When Captain America and Paladin were discovered, Impala participated in the attack on the two of them. Impala threw two javelins at Cap, but he caught one and used it as a weapon against the other Femizons. Despite this, both men were overwhelmed by the Femizons and taken prisoner. After Superia's plans were foiled by Cap, Paladin, Diamondback, Asp and Black Mamba, many of the Femizons went their separate ways.Impala later witnessed Asp and Black Mamba being attacked by former Femizons Battleaxe, Golddigger and Steel Wind, who were trying to collect the bounty Superia had placed on them. Impala joined in the battle, helping her imperiled friends, defeating Battleaxe.
As Black Mamba and Asp fled, Impala caught up and explained that she helped them to even out the odds. Asp and Black Mamba then invited her to join B.A.D. Girls Inc. to replace the recently-absent Diamondback, Impala accepted. Deciding they needed, transportation, the three women broke into an abandoned headquarters of the Serpent Society to abscond with a Serpent Saucer. They accidentally set of an alarm at the Avengers Mansion, however, and Sersi was sent to investigate. Conflict ensued when Sersi believed them to be members of the Serpent Society. Impala threw a javelin at her, but she transformed it into flowers. She then transformed the three women into snakes. She changed Black Mamba back to normal for interrogation. Sersi learned that the three women were not criminals and returned the others to their human form. Black Mamba even convinced Sersi to let them take the serpent saucer, as well.
Black Mamba, Asp and Impala discussed their further objectives. Black Mamba and Asp wanted to find Snapdragon, the woman who had nearly killed Diamondback while they were with the Femizons. Impala suggested they confront Superia, as she likely kept tabs on all former Femizons, but the other two declined. Instead, they decided to look for mercenary work in Europe and continue their search for Snapdragon there.Eventually, the B.A.D. Girls would end up at the A.I.M Weapons Expo at Boca Caliente. There, they found Diamondback, who was disguised as Mother Night and searching for Snapdragon as well. Diamondback did not reveal her identity to them and, while at the Expo, finally took care of Snapdragon herself. Impala has appeared sporadically since then, having returned to her solo work due to the frequent disbanding/reorganization of B.A.D. Girls Inc.
Powers and Abilities
Impala possesses no superhuman abilities. She is an Olympic-level athlete and javelin thrower with incredibly accurate aim. She is also an accomplished hand-to-hand combatant. She carries a number of javelins with her, some with sharpened points. These javelins can be used as thrown weapons or locked together to form vaulting poles.