Growing up, I was obsessed with GI-Joe, and it’s pretty safe to say that Baroness was my first fictional nerd crush (first of very many, sadly). Yes, I knew she was bad, but that made her extra hot to me. I dunno, I was a messed up kid I guess. But I know I wasn’t alone in this nerd crush.
So here is the Baroness’ origin, as told through the (frankly, stellar) GI-Joe comic.