|Katherine "Kate" Kane|
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
Normal human with above average strength, stamina and agility for a woman of her age.
Exceptional hand-to-hand combatant schooled in military tactics and the martial arts.
Batarang: Perfectly balanced boomerang with both a blunt face surface and razor sharp back surface capable of stunning or crippling opponents or cutting through bindings or tethers.
Batsuit: Kevlar lined, armored and fire proof with night vision lenses in the cowl.
Batcycle: Motorcycle equipped with a wide variety of crime fighting accessories.
Utility Belt: containing a vast array of offensive and defensive weapons and tools.
Son of Pyg
52 Vol. 1 #7 (July, 2006)
52 Vol. 1 #11 (July, 2006)
Greg Rucka & Alex Ross
Based upon a design created by Bob Kane and Sheldon Moldoff.
Heirs to the Kane fortune of Gotham City, identical twin sisters Katherine Kane and her sister Elizabeth Kane along with their mother were kidnapped by gunmen on the way to their twelfth birthday breakfast celebration. After learning of his family's kidnapping, Jacob Kane lead a rescue mission that resulted in his wife and daughter Elizabeth's death.
Distanced from her father, Katherine joins the United States Military Academy where she excelled, but when allegations that Kane was a lesbian surfaced, she refused to lie and instead accepted expulsion instead of violating the school's code of conduct. When news of her expulsion reaches her father, he supports her honorable decision.
Returning to Gotham City, Kane attends college and pursues a reckless social life; where she meets future police detective Renee Montoya during a routine traffic stop for speeding. Kane and Montoya end their relationship when Montoya refuses to admit her relationship to her family and peers. While calling to apologize to Montoya over their fight, Kane is confronted by a mugger who demands her wallet and cell phone. Using her military training Kane subdues the mugger just before Batman arrives.
Inspired by the Caped Crusader, Kane uses stolen military armor and weaponry to become a vigilante. Her activities are discovered by her father, but instead of discouraging his daughter, Jacob Kane resolves to ensure she is properly trained and equipped to battle crime as the Batwoman.
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