Dominatrix flora that can be encountered in Namco's 1991 Marvel Land Sega Genesis video game (said title is an enhanced port of the 1989 arcade game of the same name and is also known as Talmit's Adventure in Europe). Barbara's moniker is a pun on the thorned rose that her head resembles as well as her weapon of choice, a prickly lash. This femme fatale's attack strategy consists of simply advancing on the protagonist, Prince Talmit (whose name is "Paco" in the original Japanese version), while repeatedly snapping her spiked scourge before her. Barbara's not nearly as fearsome as she looks though--a single hit, either from bouncing on top of her petaled head, or striking her with Talmit's Bunshin Whip (assuming you have said power-up), will instantly destroy her and net the player 300 points.

Newsprint, an unused papier mache sphere from a previous project, white paper from a notebook and envelope, tissue paper, white glue, acrylic paint, super glue, and transparent plastic (base only).

6.3 cm (2.5") wide x 5.2 cm (2.0") high.

Five days: January 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9 in 2015.

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