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Batwoman II
Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Katherine "Kate" Kane
Occupation
Adventurer
Socialite
Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.


Nation or Planet of Origin
Gotham City
Group Affiliation
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Base of Operations
Gotham City
Height
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Weight
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Eye Color
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Hair Color
Red
Known Powers

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.


Accessories

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.


Common Enemies

Anarky

Bane

Bloody Mary

Bronze Tiger

Calendar Man

Cat-Man

Catwoman

Cutter

Dr. Dedalus

Endless Winter

Falchion

Green Fairy

Harley Quinn

Lazara

Madame Zodiac

Maro

Red Alice

Riddler

Scatter

Scorpiana

Son of Pyg

Whisper A'Daire

Wolf Spider


Regularly Appearing

52

Batwoman

Detective Comics


First Appearance

Cameo

52 Vol. 1 #7 (July, 2006)


Full

52 Vol. 1 #11 (July, 2006)


Creator

Greg Rucka & Alex Ross


Based upon a design created by Bob Kane and Sheldon Moldoff.


Origin

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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