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Big Bertha
Real Name: Ashley Crawford
First Appearance: West Coast Avengers vol. II #46
Powers: Able to incease size and bulk to massive proportions; superhuman strength and durability
Height: 6'1" (as Crawford); 7'4" (as Big Bertha)
Weight: 120lb. (as Crawford); 750lb. (as Big Bertha)
Origin: mutant
O*N*E Mutant Database Entry: Supermodel Ashley Crawford is a member of the Milwaukee-based would-be superhero group calling itself the Great Lakes X-Men, who she funds with her private fortune. Crawford is a flamboyant and bawdy brawler in the field, inventive in the use of her mutant powers. Crawford's group, formerly known as the Great Lakes Avengers, recently complied with a cease-and-desist order to stop infringing on the Avengers franchise, which led to the group's present name. At one point, Crawford and her teammates assisted S.H.I.E.L.D. in an attempt to apprehend the then-fugitive Thunderbolts in the Colorado Rockies in an operation led by Colonel G.W. Bridge. Although the operation ultimately failed, it displayed Crawford's willingness to support law enforcement agencies. Crawford's stance on the mutant question is unknown, but it would appear that she is more concerned with balancing her conflicting supermode/superhero careers than with the global conflict between humans and mutants.

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