Darna is a fictional character and superheroine created by Filipino komiks (Philippine colloquial term for comics) legend Mars Ravelo. In her more popular incarnations, she is a warrior from outer space manifesting herself through a girl from Earth, named Narda.
This year, Darna (Narda) will be portray by the Queen of Telebabad shows of GMA 7, (who played also the lead role in Marimar, Dyesebel and Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang). The pilot episode of the series, gather a huge rating of 44.1% according toe AGB.
Darna tells the story of Narda (Marian Rivera), an attractive young woman who grows up in an orphanage and lives a happy, quiet and simple life until she becomes the heiress of a stone that gives her super powers. Narda eventually meets her childhood sweetheart Eduardo (Mark Anthony Fernandez) at the same orphanage. Hopes of nurturing romantic relationship between the two went kaput after Narda’s friend, Valentina (Iwa Moto), fell for Eduardo. Years after the original Darna had battled the forces of evil, Narda learns that she is the anointed one chosen to save the world from evil forces. Nursing a broken heart, Narda declines because she believes that a simple and crippled woman like her cannot take such a huge responsibility. Her refusal simultaneously triggers the influx of evil forces in the town area, where Darna’s rogues are found encased in ice. Narda finally concedes to her fate and accepts her destiny as the new Darna.