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Huntress


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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Huntress #1 (April 1989)
Created by Joey Cavalieri
Joe Staton
Character Information
Real name Helena Bertinelli
Status Active
Affiliations Birds of Prey
Previous affiliations Batman Family, JLA, Outsiders
Notable aliases Batgirl
Notable relatives Franco Bertinelli (father, deceased), Maria Bertinelli (mother, deceased), Pino Bertinelli (brother, deceased), Don Santo Cassamento (biological father, deceased), Tomaso Panessa (uncle)
Notable powers None, highly trained athlete and martial artist.

The Huntress is a superheroine from DC Comics. The current Huntress is Helena Rosa Bertinelli, who first appeared in Huntress #1 (April 1989). DC Comics (originally called National Periodical Publications or National Periodicals) is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... Joey Cavalieri is a writer who has also served as an editor in the comic book field. ... Joe Staton (born January 19, 1948 in Tennessee), is an American illustrator and writer of comic books. ... For other meanings of the term, see Birds of Prey (disambiguation). ... Cover to Batman Allies: Secret Files & Origins 2005. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Outsiders are a DC Comics superhero group. ... Batgirl is a DC Comics superhero, a female crime-fighter modeled after and associated with Batman. ... A superhero is a fictional character who is noted for feats of courage and nobility and who usually has a colorful name and costume and abilities beyond those of normal human beings. ... DC Comics (originally called National Periodical Publications or National Periodicals) is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ...

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Helena Bertinelli

Mafia family

The modern Huntress has had two conflicting origins, but currently the Cry for Blood origin is considered canon. In both, she is Helena Bertinelli, born into one of Gotham City's most prominent Mafia-connected families, the Bertinellis. Gotham Citys skyline, as it appears in the 1989 Batman movie. ... The Mafia, also referred to in Italian as Cosa Nostra (Our Thing or This Thing of Ours), is a secret society that evolved from Italian Organized Crime in mid-19th century Sicily. ...


Huntress series

In the first version of the Huntress' origin story, Helena Janice Bertinelli was a silent, withdrawn girl, having been kidnapped and raped at the age of six by an agent of another Gotham crime family.


Sent away to boarding school by her parents Guido and Carmela, and assigned a bodyguard, she hid her fear and shame until the age of nineteen. At a cousin's wedding, she witnessed the murder of her entire family at the hands of the assassin Omerta the Silencer, ordered by a capo named Mandragora. With tragedy heaped upon injury, she began a 'Holy Crusade' to put an end to the crime families. To this end she began to travel, accompanied and trained by her bodyguard Sal. Eventually she returned to the USA and made her debut as the Huntress. A bodyguard is a person who protects someone (known as their principal) from personal assault, kidnapping, assassination, loss of confidential information, or other threats. ...


The unpleasant details of this story were ignored in the six-issue miniseries Huntress: Cry for Blood (2000), which retold her origin with significant revisions.


Cry for Blood

In the Cry for Blood retelling (which is currently considered to be canon), young Helena Rosa Bertinelli believed her father to be Franco Bertinelli. In reality her father was Santo Cassamento, the Don of a rival family, (who had been having an affair with her mother Maria). When a Capo named Mandragora ordered the assassination of the entire Bertinelli family, his then-underling Cassamento arranged it, but sent word to spare Maria. The assassin misinterpreted the message and left eight-year-old Helena alive, instead. The Mafia, also referred to as La Cosa Nostra (Italian, variously translated as This Thing Of Ours or Our Thing), is the collective name of various secret organizations in Italy, Sicily, Corsica and the United States. ...


In the aftermath of the assassinations, her maternal family sent her to Sicily to live with her cousins, the Asaros, a family of assassins. Psychologically scarred, Helena decided to learn to hurt those who had hurt her. From the ages of eleven to fifteen her cousin Sal trained her in a variety of weapons and hand-to-hand combat techniques, and schooled her in the concept of omerta. When Sal and his father were suddenly arrested in a crackdown on mafia families, a shocked Helena was sent away to boarding school in Switzerland. Finally understanding the activities in which her family had been enmeshed, Helena vowed to wage war on the criminal underworld--especially the mob. Sicilian redirects here. ... The omertà (Sicilian for manliness) is the vow of silence taken by members of the Italian Mafia. ...


At sixteen, she briefly returned to Gotham to attend a party held by her her mafia-connected maternal uncle, Tomaso Panessa. There she had her first encounter with Batman. Helena was inspired by seeing the fear on the faces of those relatives she loathed when Batman made his dramatic appearance. Planning a career as a vigilante, she soon went to university at Palermo, where she enrolled in a Mafia studies program. On graduating, she used all of her education and training to return to Gotham and become the Huntress. Nickname: Palermu Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


Years later, after some counsel from Richard Dragon and a little help from love-interest the Question, Helena would discover the truth of her parentage and her family's slaying. She confronted Cassamento, who had long ago realized that his daughter's return coincided with the debut of the Huntress. He threatened to reveal her identity to the rest of the mob if she did not work for him. To preserve her identity, she went to her uncle Tomaso, and, revealing that Cassamento was responsible for Maria's death, made a familial request that Cassamento be eliminated. Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter, is a DC Comics comic book. ... The Question is a superhero created by Steve Ditko originally for Charlton Comics and now is owned by DC Comics. ...


Notably, the current Birds of Prey series makes mention of Huntress' training with Dragon, reinforcing that the earlier origin is no longer canonical.


She eventually starred in the four issue "Nightwing/Huntress" mini-series, where Helena partners with Nightwing on a mission against the mafia. The young heroes succumb to lust and engage in a brief but passionate affair. After they end it, Helena confesses to Nightwing that she seduced him partly because she thought it might help get her into the "boys club" of Batman's world. Richard John Dick Grayson is a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ...


While both heroes have moved on with their lives, there is a lingering attraction between them. Nightwing cares about Helena as a friend, but is frequently annoyed when she brings up their sexual past, something she does just to annoy him. Although the affair was short, it has also put Huntress in some awkward situations with her later partner, Oracle Oracle is a fictional character, the nom de guerre of a superhero appearing in the publications of DC Comics. ...


Batman and the Justice League

Cover to Batman Chronicles #18. Art by Dale Eaglesham.

Huntress continued to try and shape her role in Batman's allies, but Batman has rarely accepted the Huntress, believing her techniques to be too unpredictable and violent. Others in the Batman family have felt differently; Tim Drake has always had a good relationship with her even when his mentor hasn't; early on in his career he worked with the female vigilante, and the two know each others identities. Download high resolution version (400x601, 378 KB)Cover to Batman Chronicles #18. ... Download high resolution version (400x601, 378 KB)Cover to Batman Chronicles #18. ... Batman Chronicles is a series of comics published by DC Comics. ... Dale Eaglesham is a veteran comic book illustrator who has been working in the industry since 1986. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-man, still sometimes referred to as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Timothy Tim Drake, is a DC Comics superhero who, as Robin, is Batmans sidekick but also a young hero in his own right. ...


Batman sponsored her membership in the Justice League so he could keep an eye on her, and for some time, Huntress was a respected member of the League. Under the guidance of heroes such as Superman, Helena grew in confidence but was ultimately forced to resign when Batman stopped her when she was about to kill the villain Prometheus. Batman immediately kicked her from the team, stating that the League didn't need killers. The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a DC Comics superhero team. ... Superman is a fictional character and the staple superhero of DC Comics. ... This article is about the mythological figure. ...


No Man's Land

Soon after this, an earthquake leveled Gotham City, the United States government declared Gotham City a "No Man's Land," and Batman disappeared. To bring order to the city, Huntress temporarily assumed the mantle of Batgirl (she discovered criminals feared her more as the Bat than they did when she was the Huntress). When Batman returned, he informed her that, if she failed him, she would have to give up the costume. An earthquake is a phenomenon that results from and is powered by the dynamic release of stored energy that radiates seismic waves. ... Gotham Citys skyline, as it appears in the 1989 Batman movie. ... Batgirl is a DC Comics superhero, a female crime-fighter modeled after and associated with Batman. ...


Later, when Huntress, despite being all by herself, failed to protect Batman's territory from Two-Face and his gang of over 200 criminals (while Batman himself was bound and unconscious), Batman held her responsible and formally stripped her of the Batgirl mantle. Two-Face (Harvey Dent) is a DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of Batman. ...


Later, in the final days of the "No Man's Land" storyline, Huntress was shot several times by the Joker when she prevented him from kidnapping and murdering the newborn infants of Gotham City. She almost died, which seemed to earn her Batman's respect. However, this was only temporary; after the "No Man's Land" storyline ended and she recuperated, Batman and his "family" became distant and combative again when she was framed for a series of murders. The Joker is a fictional DC Comics villain, widely considered to be Batmans arch-enemy and (along with Lex Luthor) is possibly the most well-known villain in comic book history. ... An infant Infant is a slightly more formal word for baby, the youngest category of child. ...


Birds of Prey

Huntress with fellow Birds of Prey member Black Canary. Art by Ed Benes.

Eventually, the Huntress became involved with both Oracle and Black Canary in the comic series Birds of Prey, becoming close friends with Black Canary in the process. However, she left the small team when she believed Oracle was manipulating her. Image File history File links Bop80. ... Image File history File links Bop80. ... Ed Benes (born in 1972 in Alto Santo, Ceara Brazil) is a Brazilian comicbook artist, best known for his work on DC Comics Birds of Prey, Supergirl, and Superman titles. ... Oracle is a fictional character, the nom de guerre of a superhero appearing in the publications of DC Comics. ... Black Canary is a female superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... If you are looking for other meanings of the term, refer to Bird of prey (disambiguation). ...


The Outsiders

Huntress briefly allied herself with the Outsiders while Nightwing was leading the team. She was asked to serve as co-leader to the team because of injuries Arsenal had sustained in a previous mission. She got along well with most of the team, but frequently found herself at odds with Nightwing. At the end of her mission with the Outsiders, it was revealed that the Huntress had slept with Arsenal (also one of Nightwing's best friends) at some point. The Outsiders are a DC Comics superhero group. ... Arsenal is a fictional DC Comics superhero. ...


A bird again

Following Black Canary's asking her for aid in a battle against the Silk Brothers (twelve fighters said to be on par with Lady Shiva) and Oracle's move to Metropolis, Huntress came to terms with Barbara's actions and returned to the team. She appeared in an ongoing subplot dealing with her attempts to take down the Gotham mafia internally by parlaying her family heritage into a position as a capo. She eventually earned Batman's respect by compiling a "mob atlas" of Gotham. Black Canary is a female superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Lady Shiva is a fictional character created by DC Comics. ... Oracle is a fictional character, the nom de guerre of a superhero appearing in the publications of DC Comics. ... Metropolis is a fictional city that appears in comic books published by DC Comics, and is the home of Superman. ...


One Year Later

Main article: One Year Later

One Year Later, Huntress remains a member of Birds of Prey, working with new member Lady Shiva (who now calls herself the Jade Canary). One Year Later event logo. ... One Year Later event logo. ... Lady Shiva is a fictional character created by DC Comics. ...


Paula Brooks

Main article: Tigress (comics)

The Golden Age Huntress was a supervillain with the real name of Paula Brooks who battled the superhero Wildcat, first appearing in Sensation Comics #68; initially, she sought to add Wildcat to her collection of big game trophies. Tigress is the name of three different DC Comics supervillains. ... Superman, catalyst of the Golden Age: Superman #14 (Feb. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... Superman and Batman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... Wildcat is the name of four DC Comics characters, three of them superheroes. ... Sensation Comics is the title of a comic book series published by DC Comics which ran for 109 issues between 1942 and 1952. ... The Big Game is the annual football game between Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley (known simply as California or Cal), held in November. ...


She was later retroactively renamed the Tigress in the pages of Young All-Stars. These stories took place prior to her villainous career. At this point, the young Paula Brooks (approximately age 18-19) was super-heroine, and fought both Nazis and criminals alongside Iron Munro, the first Fury, Neptune Perkins, Tsunami, and Dyna-Mite. During these stories, Paula expressed a fan worship of Paul Kirk, the Manhunter. She frequently made a play for Iron Munro as well. During a battle with the Nazi warriors known as Axis Amerika, Tigress was attacked and seemingly killed by the Valkyrie known as Gudra. She came back to life (or was revived, it was unclear if she really was dead or not) with a new attitude which led to her becoming the villainous Huntress. Retroactive continuity — commonly contracted to the blend retcon — is the adding of new information to historical material, or deliberately changing previously established facts in a work of serial fiction. ... Iron Munro is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe. ... The Fury is a superheroine in DC Comics; see Fury (DC Comics). ... Neptune Perkins is a DC Comics superhero. ... DC Comics Tsunami was a character in the 1980s series All-Star Squadron and its spin-off Young All-Stars, both of which took place during World War Two. ... Secret Origins #22 outlined the history of the Manhunters, as to tie in with Millennium. ... Axis Amerika was a team of super-villians who were created by DC Comics writer, Roy Thomas, during of World War II. Created in 1942, these Super-villians were for Adolf Hitlers secret weapon against the All Star Squadron. ...


In the All-Star Comics two-issue mini-series of the late 1990s that went under the byline "JSA Returns," Tigress was seen on the side of the law again, this time as the companion of Manhunter. This article needs cleanup. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ...


At some point though, she moved permanently to the criminal side and became one of Wildcat's biggest foes, as well as a member of the Injustice Society. She later married Sportsmaster aka Crusher Crock, one of the biggest foes of the Golden Age Green Lantern. The two of them were known as "Mr. and Mrs. Menace" and fought Black Canary and Starman in the 1960s as well as continuing to serve as members of the Injustice Society. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Cover to Green Lantern: Rebirth #6, art by Ethan Van Sciver. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...


Pre-Crisis, the Huntress battled the Helena Wayne Huntress and was defeated. Also pre-Crisis, an Earth-1 Huntress and Sportsmaster were revealed. They fought Batgirl and Robin in "Batman Family" and then challenged the Earth-1 superheroes to a baseball game between heroes and villains. When the heroes won, the Earth-1 Huntress and Sportsmaster reformed and weren't seen again. After the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the villainous pair ceased to exist as the Golden Age versions became the dominant version in the new unified universe. Barbara Gordon is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics and related media. ... A classic image of Batman and Robin reinterpreted by painter Alex Ross. ... Cover to Batman Allies: Secret Files & Origins 2005. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a twelve-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ...


Post-Crisis, Helena Wayne never existed, so that battle did not take place. It is assumed that the Huntress and Sportsmaster vs. Batgirl and Robin battle did still take place. The softball game did not.


At some point, Huntress and Sportsmaster had a daughter named Artemis Crock. Artemis grew up to be a supervillain much like her parents. As Artemis she served as a member of Injustice Unlimited, fighting Infinity, Inc. She later took the name Tigress and served as part of the new Injustice Society alongside her on-again, off-again lover Icicle II, Shiv, Solomon Grundy, Wizard, Gentleman Ghost, Blackbriar Thorn and others. She also fought alongside Copperhead and Shadow-Thief against Hawkman and Hawkgirl. Artemis is the name of four fictional characters featured in comic books published by DC Comics. ... Wizard, Ragdoll, Solomon Grundy, Gentleman Ghost, Tigress and Icicle -- the new version of Injustice Society set to appear in JSA Classified #5-7. ... Infinity Inc. ... Tigress is the name of three different DC Comics supervillains. ... Icicle is the name of 3 DC Comics supervillain. ... Solomon Grundy is a DC Comics character, a large, strong zombie supervillain. ... The Gentleman Ghost is a DC Comics supervillain. ... Copperhead is a DC Comics supervillain, appearing primarily as a foe of Batman. ... Shadow-Thief is a DC Comics supervillain and a recurring foe to Hawkman. ... Cover to Hawkman v4 # 1. ... Hawkgirl is the name of several fictional superheroines in the DC Comics universe. ...


The Paula Brooks Huntress was last seen out of uniform at an Olympic Games-type event where her daughter Artemis competed on behalf of a villainous country.


Helena Wayne

Huntress


Helena Wayne as the Huntress. Image File history File links Helena_wayne. ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance All-Star Comics #69 (December 1977)
Created by Paul Levitz (writer), Joe Staton (artist)
Character Information
Real name Helena Wayne
Status Deceased (retconned out of existence)
Previous affiliations Infinity, Inc., Justice Society of America (pre-Crisis)
Notable relatives Bruce Wayne of Earth-Two (father), Selina Kyle of Earth-Two (mother); both deceased by the time Crisis on Infinite Earths took place; both retconned out of existence post-Crisis.
Notable powers None; however, a highly skilled athlete and martial artist.

The Bronze Age Huntress was Helena Wayne, the daughter of the Batman and Catwoman of Earth-Two, an alternate universe established in the early 1960s as the world where the Golden Age stories took place. Earth-Two was also the home of the Golden Age versions of various DC characters. Helena's first appearance was in All-Star Comics #69 (December 1977) and DC Super-Stars #17, which came out the same month and revealed her origin. DC Comics (originally called National Periodical Publications or National Periodicals) is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... Paul Levitz (1956 - ) is an American comic book writer, editor and executive. ... Joe Staton (born January 19, 1948 in Tennessee), is an American illustrator and writer of comic books. ... Infinity Inc. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-man, still sometimes referred to as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Catwoman (real name Selina Kyle) is a DC Comics character created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. ... In DC Comics, the Multiverse was a continuity construct in which multiple fictional versions of the universe existed in the same space, separated from each other by their vibrational resonances. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


Helena was born in 1957 to Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle Wayne, and grew up enjoying the benefits of being in a wealthy household. As a youth, she enjoyed a thorough education, as well as being trained by her parents, Batman and Catwoman, to become a superb athlete. After finishing school, she joined the law firm of Cranston and Grayson, one of whose partners was Dick Grayson, alias Robin. A law firm is a business entity formed by one or more lawyers to engage in the practice of law. ... Richard John Dick Grayson is a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... A classic image of Batman and Robin reinterpreted by painter Alex Ross. ...


In 1976, a criminal blackmailed Selina into resuming action once again as Catwoman, an act which eventually led to her death. Helena, deciding to bring the criminal responsible to justice, created a costume for herself, fashioned some weapons from her parents' equipment (including her eventual trademark, a crossbow), and set out to bring in the criminal. After accomplishing this, Helena decided to continue to fight crime, under the code name "the Huntress." A crossbow is a weapon that fires projectiles called crossbow bolts. ...


Helena soon found herself involved with the Justice Society of America (the group her father was a member of), and formally joined the group in All-Star Comics #72. Helena was also briefly associated with the superhero group Infinity, Inc.. The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... Infinity Inc. ...


Helena also struck up a friendship with fellow new superheroine Power Girl. In addition to Power Girl, Helena frequently worked with Robin and with a new hero named Blackwing. Some of her foes consisted of Thinker, the Joker, Karnage, Crimelord, Boa and Earthworm. Her lover for a time was Gotham District Attorney Harry Sims. Power Girl (real name Kara Zor-L, also known as Karen Starr) is a comic book superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... The Thinker is the name of four DC Comics supervillains. ... The Joker is a fictional DC Comics villain, widely considered to be Batmans arch-enemy and (along with Lex Luthor) is possibly the most well-known villain in comic book history. ...


She made several visits to Earth-One. Her first was in Batman Family #17, where she met the Earth-One Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Batwoman, and fought the Earth-One Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Madame Zodiac. She took to calling the Earth-One Batman her "Uncle Bruce," and built a familiar relationship with him. As a member of the Justice Society, she participated in several of the annual JLA/JSA meetings, most of which took place on Earth-One. She also participated in the battle against the Adjusticator as part of the female force of multiple earths led by the Earth-One Wonder Woman. Other heroines involved in this adventure included Zatanna, Supergirl, Phantom Lady, Madame Xanadu, Power Girl, Black Canary, Wonder Girl, Raven and Starfire. Batgirl is a DC Comics superhero, a female crime-fighter modeled after and associated with Batman. ... Batwoman, or (less commonly) Bat-Woman, is the name of a fictional character, the female counterpart to DC Comics popular superhero Batman. ... Binomial name Toxicodendron radicans (L.) Kuntze Poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans or Rhus toxicodendron), in the family Anacardiaceae, is a woody vine that is well-known for its ability to produce urushiol, a skin irritant which for most people will cause an agonizing, itching rash. ... Wonder Woman is a DC Comics superheroine. ... Zatanna (nicknamed Zee) is a fictional character, a superheroine in the DC Comics universe. ... The various incarnations of Supergirl. ... Phantom Lady #17 (April, 1948), Fox Feature Syndicate. ... Madame Xanadu is a fictional character, a mystic in the DC Comics universe. ... Power Girl (real name Kara Zor-L, also known as Karen Starr) is a comic book superhero in the DC Comics Universe. ... Black Canary is a female superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Three of the Wonder Girls: Donna Troy, Wonder Woman, Cassandra Sandsmark, by Adam Hughes. ... Raven is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe, specifically the Teen Titans comics. ... Starfire can refer to a number of things: The F-94 Starfire is an American jet fighter plane A science-fiction novel by Charles Sheffield Starfire, the DC Comics superhero An office of the future prototype by Sun Microsystems A science fiction strategy game called Starfire, it is owned by...


During the 1985 miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths, Helena was killed while attempting to save the lives of several children. After Crisis ended, Helena Wayne's existence, along with that of her parents and Earth-Two's Dick Grayson, were retroactively erased from the remaining Earth, and the world no longer remembered her existence. Crisis on Infinite Earths was a twelve-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... Retroactive is an album by British band Def Leppard released in 1993. ...


An untold case involving both herself and Power Girl's clash with the Ultra-Humanite and Solomon Grundy is referred to in recollection after Infinite Crisis. The Ultra-Humanite is a fictional supervillain appearing in stories published by DC Comics. ... Solomon Grundy is a DC Comics character, a large, strong zombie supervillain. ... Cover to Infinite Crisis #1. ...

Selina Kyle with her child, baby Helena. Art by David Lopez.
Selina Kyle with her child, baby Helena. Art by David Lopez.

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Baby Helena

Main article: One Year Later

It was revealed in Catwoman #53 that Selina Kyle has given birth to a girl, whom she has named Helena. (While the child's father has not yet been revealed, Batman is a possibility. For why this particular name might be significant, see the information on the Earth-2 Huntress above.) It's not clear whether Selina Kyle learned of the current Huntress's identity and named the child after her for some reason; at this point it's an open question whether Selina's choice of name is in fact connected to Helena Bertinelli in any way. One Year Later event logo. ... Catwoman (real name Selina Kyle) is a DC Comics character created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-man, still sometimes referred to as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...


In other media

  • The Helena Wayne version of the Huntress appeared in the two TV specials, Legends of the Superheroes, which aired in 1979. The character was portrayed by Barbara Joyce.
  • The Huntress' second non-comics media appearance was as a featured character in the short-lived 2000s live-action series Birds of Prey. This version of the Huntress, played by Ashley Scott, was mostly based on the Bronze Age, Helena Wayne version, although she is named Helena Kyle in this series. She is the daughter of Batman, who disappeared after the death of her mother, Catwoman. The Huntress in this series worked with Oracle and Black Canary's daughter as the primary crimefighters in Gotham City. Unlike the previous versions of the Huntress, this series' version possessed low-level superpowers.
  • The Helena Bertinelli version of the Huntress has appeared in the 2000s animated series Justice League Unlimited, primarily as the love interest and partner to the Question. She is voiced by Amy Acker and starred in the episode "Double Date." In this episode, Huntress' thirst for revenge against the murderer of her parents, Steven Mandragora, results in her expulsion from the Justice League. Green Arrow and Black Canary chase Huntress only to find her ready to kill Mandragora, until the Question talks her down and Steve's rescued son is revealed. In the subsequent episode "Question Authority," the Huntress helps the Question uncover a government conspiracy against the League. She later rescues him, with the help of Superman, from the Cadmus Project after he has been captured and tortured for information. Huntress also appears in the fifth-season episode "Grudge Match," in which she uncovers a plot to use mind-controlled female Leaguers in metahuman cage matches. She plays a significant role in freeing the other heroes and shutting down the organization behind the brawls. At the end of this episode, Black Canary offers to advocate that Huntress be reinstated as a League member, but Huntress turns her down. On an interesting note, the Huntress' costume underwent a revamping in the animated series, and the comic version has recently been seen wearing it as well.
  • While nothing came of it, there was consideration of bringing Helena Wayne/Huntress into Batman Beyond, as it would make a good alternative to having a Batgirl Beyond.[1]

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The Huntress is a superheroine from DC Comics.
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To bring order to the city, Huntress temporarily assumed the mantle of Batgirl (she discovered criminals feared her more than they did when she was the Huntress).
Later, when Huntress, despite being all by herself, failed to protect Batman's territory from Two-Face and his gang of over 200 criminals (while Batman himself was bound and unconscious), Batman nonetheless held her responsible and formally stripped her of the Batgirl mantle.
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