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* BadassBiker: Barb marks the intersection of this trope with BikerBabe.


The story is about Barbara Kopetski, aka Barb Wire, a bar owner and part-time BountyHunter (in order to pay for her bar, the Hammerhead). She has great fighting and marksman skills, necessary in a ''Film/MadMax''-like town as is Steel Harbor, one of the cities affected by "The Vortex". In ''CGW'', she's TheProtagonist of the Steel Harbor arc, appearing in the other issues from this city as ''The Machine'', ''Wolf Gang'' and ''Motorhead''. Although she's a loner, she has various allies, like his GadgeteerGenius brother, various metahumans who aid her... and even the visit of her friend from the city of Arcadia, ComicBook/{{Ghost|DarkHorseComics}}.

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The story is about Barbara Kopetski, aka Barb Wire, a bar owner and part-time BountyHunter (in order to pay for her bar, the Hammerhead). She has great fighting and marksman skills, necessary in a ''Film/MadMax''-like town as is Steel Harbor, one of the cities affected by "The Vortex". In ''CGW'', she's TheProtagonist of the Steel Harbor arc, appearing in the other issues from this city as ''The Machine'', ''Wolf Gang'' and ''Motorhead''. Although she's a loner, she has various allies, like his her GadgeteerGenius brother, various metahumans who aid her... and even the visit of her friend from the city of Arcadia, ComicBook/{{Ghost|DarkHorseComics}}.


The story is about Barbara Kopetski, aka Barb Wire, a bar owner and part-time BountyHunter (in order to pay for her bar, the Hammerhead). She has great fighting and marksman skills, necessary in a ''Franchise/MadMax''-like town as is Steel Harbor, one of the cities affected by "The Vortex". In ''CGW'', she's TheProtagonist of the Steel Harbor arc, appearing in the other issues from this city as ''The Machine'', ''Wolf Gang'' and ''Motorhead''. Although she's a loner, she has various allies, like his GadgeteerGenius brother, various metahumans who aid her... and even the visit of her friend from the city of Arcadia, ComicBook/{{Ghost|DarkHorseComics}}.

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The story is about Barbara Kopetski, aka Barb Wire, a bar owner and part-time BountyHunter (in order to pay for her bar, the Hammerhead). She has great fighting and marksman skills, necessary in a ''Franchise/MadMax''-like ''Film/MadMax''-like town as is Steel Harbor, one of the cities affected by "The Vortex". In ''CGW'', she's TheProtagonist of the Steel Harbor arc, appearing in the other issues from this city as ''The Machine'', ''Wolf Gang'' and ''Motorhead''. Although she's a loner, she has various allies, like his GadgeteerGenius brother, various metahumans who aid her... and even the visit of her friend from the city of Arcadia, ComicBook/{{Ghost|DarkHorseComics}}.



** Steel Harbor looks like a city that would appear in ''Franchise/MadMax'' or ''Manga/HokutoNoKen'', a post-apocalyptic wasteland as seen in various of cyberpunk works.

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** Steel Harbor looks like a city that would appear in ''Franchise/MadMax'' ''Film/MadMax'' or ''Manga/HokutoNoKen'', a post-apocalyptic wasteland as seen in various of cyberpunk works.


* ActionGirl: probably one of the most known ones from ''CGW'' and Dark Horse in general.

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* ActionGirl: probably Probably one of the most known ones from ''CGW'' and Dark Horse in general.



* HellBentForLeather: barb is usually seems dressed with leather (not just black), sometimes straightly as a {{Dominatrix}}.

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* HellBentForLeather: barb Barb is usually seems dressed with leather (not just black), sometimes straightly as a {{Dominatrix}}.



* TheProtagonist: Not just of her own solo series, she was the main character in the Steel Harbor arcs in ''ComicBook/ComicsGreatestWorld'' and ''Will of Power''.

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* PinkHeroine: She could dress as a {{Dominatrix}} and full of leather, but always has to be in rose. At least in the volume 1 and in ''CGW''.
* TheProtagonist: Not just of her own solo series, she was the main character in the Steel Harbor arcs in of ''ComicBook/ComicsGreatestWorld'' and ''Will of Power''.


''Barb Wire'' is a female character part of ''ComicBook/ComicsGreatestWorld'', Creator/{{DarkHorse|Comics}}'s intent to create a SharedUniverse with their own superheroes in TheNineties.

The story is about Barbara Kopetski, aka Barb Wire, a bar owner and part-time BountyHunter (in order to pay for her bar, the Hammerhead). She has great fighting and marksman skills, necessary in a ''Franchise/MadMax''-like town as is Steel Harbor, one of the cities affected by "The Vortex". In ''CGW'', she's TheProtagonist of the Steel Harbor arc, appearing in the opther issues from this city as ''The Machine'', ''Wolf Gang'' and ''Motorhead''. Although she's a loner, she has various allies, like his GadgeteerGenius brother, various metahumans who aid her... and even the visit of her friend from the city of Arcadia, ComicBook/{{Ghost|DarkHorseComics}}.

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''Barb Wire'' is a female comic book character and part of ''ComicBook/ComicsGreatestWorld'', Creator/{{DarkHorse|Comics}}'s Creator/{{Dark Horse|Comics}}'s intent to create a SharedUniverse with their own superheroes in TheNineties.

The story is about Barbara Kopetski, aka Barb Wire, a bar owner and part-time BountyHunter (in order to pay for her bar, the Hammerhead). She has great fighting and marksman skills, necessary in a ''Franchise/MadMax''-like town as is Steel Harbor, one of the cities affected by "The Vortex". In ''CGW'', she's TheProtagonist of the Steel Harbor arc, appearing in the opther other issues from this city as ''The Machine'', ''Wolf Gang'' and ''Motorhead''. Although she's a loner, she has various allies, like his GadgeteerGenius brother, various metahumans who aid her... and even the visit of her friend from the city of Arcadia, ComicBook/{{Ghost|DarkHorseComics}}.



* ActionGirl

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* ActionGirlActionGirl: probably one of the most known ones from ''CGW'' and Dark Horse in general.

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''Barb Wire'' is a female character part of ''ComicBook/ComicsGreatestWorld'', Creator/{{DarkHorse|Comics}}'s intent to create a SharedUniverse with their own superheroes in TheNineties.

The story is about Barbara Kopetski, aka Barb Wire, a bar owner and part-time BountyHunter (in order to pay for her bar, the Hammerhead). She has great fighting and marksman skills, necessary in a ''Franchise/MadMax''-like town as is Steel Harbor, one of the cities affected by "The Vortex". In ''CGW'', she's TheProtagonist of the Steel Harbor arc, appearing in the opther issues from this city as ''The Machine'', ''Wolf Gang'' and ''Motorhead''. Although she's a loner, she has various allies, like his GadgeteerGenius brother, various metahumans who aid her... and even the visit of her friend from the city of Arcadia, ComicBook/{{Ghost|DarkHorseComics}}.

Sadly, she's more (un)famous for the [[Film/BarbWire Hollywood adaptation]] with Creator/PamelaAnderson as Barb Wire, having only the name, the blonde hair, her motorbike and her CatchPhrase as [[InNameOnly the only things in common with the source]]. In fact, her regular series was cancelled at the issue 9 [[ExecutiveMeddling thanks to the bad fame of the movie]] (but a comic book adaptation of TheMovie was also made, however). Anyway, she appeared after that in ''Will to Power'', direct continuation of ''CGW'' and in some issues of ''Ghost''.

After the cancellation, Barb Wire was briefly back with the 4-issue miniseries ''Ace of Spades'' in 1996 and [[SequelGap decades later]] the volume 2 released in 2015 that lasted 8 issues. She's one of the most known characters from ''Comics' Greatest World'' along with Ghost, ComicBook/{{X}} and Grace.

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!!Remember TV Tropes, don't call her "babe"!
* ActionGirl
* AuthorAppeal:
** John Arcudi, one of the writers of the first volume, is known for his violent plots, as we first known in ''ComicBook/TheMask''.
** Barb Wire took a level in sexyness in the volume 2 thanks to Adam Hughes, who made all the cover artworks.
* TheBartender: When she's not looking some trouble, she's the owner of her own bar in Steel harbor, "The Hammerhead".
* BikerBabe: She's always seen in her motorbike when she's not in her bar.
* BountyHunter: Since her bar can't pay the debts by itself... and also works to survive in the wasteland Steel harbor is, and in one of these to save the world.
* CatchPhrase: "Don't call me babe!"
* ComicBookAdaptation: TheMovie received a "Movie Special", a comic book that adapted the whole movie with Creator/PamelaAnderson as the [[https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/95-161/Barb-Wire-Movie-Special photo cover of the adaptation]] taken from the movie.
* CyberPunk:
** Steel Harbor looks like a city that would appear in ''Franchise/MadMax'' or ''Manga/HokutoNoKen'', a post-apocalyptic wasteland as seen in various of cyberpunk works.
** One of Barb's allies, The Machine, is a part-human part-machine abomination as [[MeaningfulName his name says]].
* GadgeteerGenius: Charlie Kopetski, Barb's blind, mechanical genius brother. He invents most of her weapons and metahuman restraining devices. He also despairs that he must fix the things that she continuously breaks during her escapades.
* GunsAkimbo: She's always seen with guns and various kind of weapons.
* HatesBeingAlone: While she has a brother and several allies, she is essentially a loner, although this is something which is uncomfortable for her to think about.
* HellBentForLeather: barb is usually seems dressed with leather (not just black), sometimes straightly as a {{Dominatrix}}.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Outside Steel Harbor, she found a female partner in ComicBook/{{Ghost|DarkHorseComics}}, who appears in some of her issues as well she appears in some Ghost's titles.
* IWorkAlone: Barb Wire prefers to make all the job alone, but she's not reused to accept help sometimes.
* InNameOnly: [[Film/BarbWire The 1996 movie]], which [[Music/BonJovi gives the title a bad name]].
* MsFanservice: Not much as other females of ''CGW'', but Barb is very qualified to have this title.
* {{Omnibus}}: As a kind of revival of the character, one was made in 2008 that compiles the first volume and the ''Ace of Spades'' miniseries.
* TheProtagonist: Not just of her own solo series, she was the main character in the Steel Harbor arcs in ''ComicBook/ComicsGreatestWorld'' and ''Will of Power''.
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