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Why would Selina Kyle be so diminished as a character? Catwoman is a landmark character for this franchise—her appearance should have come with more flourish and emotion. Batman must be the only superhero with Bane being the only Big Bad. Everyone else stays human, relying on their human abilities to get them through. Batman, in heart and spirit and physical prowess is more than man. Selina, however, remains a mortal-flawed-human through the entire movie. No questions or inner conflict drive the encounters between Selina and Batman, only petty crime.
Selina robbed the bad guys too, but she was never interested in what they were doing, just in their ability to fund her next life reboot. Does this representation of Catwoman reduce the recognizable complexity of her original character captured vividly in books like Catwoman: When in Rome or On the Trail of Catwoman to mere ambiguity? Catwoman intrigued Bruce Wayne enough for him to transform her into a tool, but not to make her more than she already was, despite dialog of encouragement.
Bruce Wayne connected to this thief because, like him, she was broken and lived on the fringe of mainstream society. These two damaged and broken people trying to survive the only way they know how—one through self-sacrifice, the other through petty pilferage. But this onscreen version of their relationship is more one of codependency than romance.
Bruce Wayne and Selina only kiss because she wants to kiss him for a memorable introduction or luck, but Bruce Wayne never kisses her first. Yet, in the end, Selina ends up with a seemingly resurrect Bruce Wayne.
A first date, perhaps, but not a theatrical, larger-than-life, movie romance. They have just met, saved the world, now what? Catwoman does not exist. Believing she can no longer function as a criminal, Selina decided to become one of Batman's Outsiders. She allies herself with Lex Luthor in an attempt to return to Earth, and mistakenly ends up on an alternate universe -Earth where Catwoman is a notorious villain.
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It is later revealed that this Earth is a creation of her own mind, and she has not left Prison Planet. When accused of being a traitor by Luthor, she reveals Martian Manhunter is posing as Blockbusterwhich would soon lead to the hero's death.
Using the trust she regained in Luthor's eyes, she earns a passage to the 'real' Earth, in a jerry-rigged teleport machine built by Luthor for letting the villains escape. On Earth, she resumes being a hero, with occasional lapses into thievery by commission, simply for the thrill of it.
Heart of Hush Later, as in Detective Comics, she is quite uncertain if she should pursue her "relationship" with Batman, Selina talks with Bruce about Jezebel Jethis current girlfriend, and then has a quick pep talk with Zatanna, whom she believes is also courting Bruce. Zatanna confirms and admits her feelings, adding that she has since chosen to forget them, but extremely encourages Selina to open her heart to Bruce Wayne before Jet is able to "seal the deal".
Hush eavesdrops on the conversation, targeting both women as a way to hurt his enemy, Bruce Wayne. In Detective Comics NovemberHush attacks Selina as she is in her apartment, kidnapping her and surgically removing her heart. She is delivered anonymously to a Gotham hospital.
Batman receives word of her situation, and while he goes in search of Hush, he leaves Selina in the care of Doctor Mid-Nitewho is considered the superhero community's chief doctor.
Batman recovers her heart, and Dr. Mid-Nite restores it to her body; however, the doctor also makes a prognosis on whether she can still return to her former life swinging through rooftops.
While Selina is still in a coma, she encounters Zatanna, who apologizes for not warning her about Hush. She tells Selina that she was so happy about her relationship with Bruce that she ignored the other warnings in the cards.
Zatanna gives her a little bottle supposedly containing aloe vera for her post-op scars. It is hinted that there is a little magic in there to help Selina with her recovery. Selina is sad that she might end up alone again. In the meantime, Bruce enters the recovery room and, believing her unconscious, launches into a soliloquy.
He ends by telling Selina that he will always love her, when she opens her eyes and reveals to him that she was awake all the time and heard his confession. During the events of Batman R. While still recuperating, she pulls off one more heist and exacts her revenge on Hush.
Battle for the Cowl In Batman: Battle for the CowlSelina is seen as one of the members of Nightwing and Robin 's contingency team known as "The Network", where she is seen taking down a gang of thugs before seeing Tim Drake dressed in a Batman uniform and is initially taken by surprise. Selina, fearing the many dangers of a post-Batman Gotham, proposes that she, Ivy, and Harley Quinn team up, living together at a single base in an abandoned animal shelter.
Ivy agrees under one condition: There, Talia made it so that Selina would not relinquish the true identity of Batman under any circumstances. Selina tells Ivy that she knows it is Hush in disguise. After he tells her that he plans on getting an emotional response before killing her, Selina steals a car and heads to the mental institution where Maggie is held, believing Black Mask is coming for her. Black Mask attacks the institution, and somehow awakens Maggie from her coma.
Selina arrives in time to help her sister flee into the sewers. While on the run, Maggie angrily tells Selina that she ruined both of their lives the day she decided to become Catwoman. Devastated by her sister's statement, Selina fails to realize they have both been heading for a trap.
Just as Black Mask is about to gouge Maggie's eyes out and shove them down Selina's throat, Harley and Ivy arrive and defeat the Black Lantern by trapping him in the stomach of a man-eating plant. Selina is helped to her feet by her friends, who tell her that Maggie has fled the scene.
The next day, the staff members of the mental institution are shown discussing Maggie's escape, also mentioning that a nun that works at the hospital had been found beaten and stripped of her uniform. Maggie is then shown in the depths of the Gotham City sewers clad in the bloodied nun robes, muttering about her plan to kill Catwoman in order to free Selina's soul.
She is last seen going over her options, now realizing that she cannot murder her own sister, and therefore must personally exorcise the "cat demon" from within Selina's body. After being dragged underneath the soil by the creature, Catwoman awakens tied up and gagged on the floor of a dark room, and is quickly forced into an illusion by her unseen captors.
Back in reality, Talia reveals to the Sirens that just a few hours prior, an unknown benefactor had offered up a massive reward to whoever could kidnap and deliver Catwoman to him, with the hopes that he could penetrate her mind and learn Batman's secret identity. Selina with her then-sidekick, Catgirl Art by Tony Daniel.
Once Selina is freed, Talia orders Zatanna to wipe Bruce's identity from her memory, reasoning that her kidnapping has proved that the knowledge is too dangerous for her to handle. She attacks and subdues Kitrina, who tells Selina that she had unknowingly stolen a map that details the location of the new Black Mask's underground bunker. Realizing that she could use the map to capture Black Mask and claim the 50 million dollar bounty on his head, Selina leaves Kitrina bound in a locked room so that she can keep the map for herself.
This impresses Selina, who mentions that she had tied up the child using an "inescapable" knot that Bruce had shown her years earlier. Selina accompanies Batman on a mission to break into Doctor Sivana 's armory, and later travels with him to Tokyo in order to recruit a Japanese representative for Batman Inc.
After defeating Harley and the Joker, Catwoman tells Poison Ivy that they are no longer friends, this after Ivy drugged her in an attempt to uncover Batman's identity. While they were fighting, Catwoman says that she saw good in them and only wanted to help them.
Batman was about to arrest them, but Catwoman helped the two of them escape. Cover of Catwoman 1 September Art by Guillem March. Catwoman's new monthly title now focused on Selina's earlier days as Catwoman, but not her origins.
The series begins with Selina frantically escaping from unknown masked men who are invading her apartment. After flitting from rooftop to rooftop, Selina looks back just in time to see her apartment blown apart by explosives. She turns to her informant, Lola, who often supplies Catwoman with information and various jobs.
In this instance, Lola tips Selina off to an unoccupied penthouse where Selina can lay low for a few weeks, as well as a job stealing a painting from Russian mobsters. For this job, Selina infiltrates a Russian club by posing as the bartender. There, she recognizes a man who murdered a friend of hers, and she takes her revenge.
Once her cover is blown, Selina dons her Catwoman outfit and fights her way out of the club. It is revealed through Selina's inner monologue that she and Batman are lovers, and the premiere issue ends with the first sex scene between the two.
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Selina initially refuses, but accepts the offer after Trevor promises to help her track down a woman who has apparently been posing as Selina. In this universe, either Selina has reformed or was never a supervillain in the first place. It is revealed in issue 0 of Worlds' Finest that this Selina was killed while trying to stop what she believed was a human trade ring.
Art by Kevin Wada. Fromscience fiction writer Genevieve Valentine took over the series and penned a issue story arc focused on Selina Kyle's reign as a Gotham City crime boss. Following events from Batman Eternal and preceding those in Batman 28, Selina takes over control of the Calabrese crime family, after being revealed as the daughter of Rex Calabrese.
During one of their encounters, Selina and Eiko kiss, establishing their relationship as a romantic one. In DecemberDC Comics ended the Rebirth branding, opting to include everything under a larger "DC Universe" banner and naming, and Catwoman continues to be featured in the third volume Batman.
The series reveals Selina Kyle's origin through a series of flashbacks and letters exchanged between her and Bruce. Selina's parents died when she was young, and she hardly remembers them. She is sent to the Thomas and Martha Wayne Home For the Boys and Girls of Gotham, and even after being placed in various foster, Selina would escape to return to the orphanage.
Catwoman in her original purple and black costume during a flashback in Batman vol. Eventually, Selina takes on the Catwoman persona. During one of her heists, she is approached by the Kite Man to aide the Joker in a gang war against the Riddler, which she refuses. She later aides Batman, with whom she already has a romantic relationship, to spy on the Joker. She is shot from a window, but is unharmed. At some point in the future, her childhood orphanage is bombed by a terrorist group called the Dogs of War.
Batman reluctantly arrests Catwoman after all of them are killed, despite Catwoman's insistence on her guilt. Catwoman's first appearance is in Batman 9, where she is revealed to be imprisoned in Arkham Asylum for the alleged murders of the Dogs of War. Batman is determined to prove her innocence, and makes a deal with Amanda Waller to get her off death row in exchange for her help on a mission to Santa Prisca. Before Batman can return her to custody, she escapes.
Batman investigates the murders of the terrorists that she has been charged with, and deduces that it was in fact Holly Robinson who committed the murders after the terrorists burned down the orphanage she and Selina were raised in. After being attacked by Holly Robinson, Batman is rescued by Catwoman.
Bruce proposes to Selina in Batman Towards the end, the story is flash-forwarded to the future, in which Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are a married couple in their golden years.
Bruce receives a terminal medical diagnosis, and Selina cares for him until his death. Batman has had many romantic relationships with female characters throughout the years, but while these relationships tend to be short in duration, Batman's attraction to Catwoman is present in nearly every version and medium in which the characters appear.
In an early s storyline, Selina and Bruce develop a relationship, in which the closing panel of the final story shows her referring to Batman as "Bruce". However, a change in the editorial team brought a swift end to that storyline and, apparently, all that transpired during the story arc. The story sees Selina saving Bruce from Poison Ivy.
However, the relationship ends on the Fourth of July when Bruce rejects her advances twice; once as Bruce and once as Batman. Dark Victoryhe stands her up on two holidays, causing her to leave him for good and to leave Gotham City for a while. When the two meet at an opera many years later, during the events of the twelve-issue story arc called HushBruce comments that the two no longer have a relationship as Bruce and Selina. However, Hush sees Batman and Catwoman teaming up as allies against the entire rogues gallery and rekindling their romantic relationship.
In Hush, Batman reveals his true identity to Catwoman. They have a daughter named Helena Waynewho, as the Huntress, becomes along with Dick Grayson, the Earth-Two Robin Gotham's protector once Wayne retires from the position to become police commissioner, a position he occupies until he is killed during one final adventure as Batman.
Batman and Catwoman are shown having a sexual encounter on top of a building in Catwoman vol.
Bruce proposes to Selina in Batman vol. However, the father may still have been Batman. This usage also appeared in the s Batman television series. In her post-Crisis appearances, Catwoman's favored weapon is a whip. She wields both a standard bullwhip and the cat o' nine tails with expert proficiency.
She uses the whip because it is a weapon that the user must be trained to use, and therefore it can not be taken from her and used against her in a confrontation. She can also be seen using a pistol against people if her whip is taken from her. Catwoman uses caltrops as an anti-personnel weapon and bolas to entangle opponents at a distance. Catwoman has also been shown to have various items to restrain her victims, such as rope for binding hands and feet, and a roll of duct tape used to gag her targets, as she has done with various victims during her robberies over the years.
Often, especially in the TV series, she uses sleeping gas or knockout darts to subdue victims. Catwoman's attractiveness and feminine wiles have also allowed her to take advantage of male opponents. Nine Lives of a Feline Fataleshowing Catwoman's various costumes throughout the years. Art by Brian Bolland. Costume Catwoman, in her first appearance, wore no costume or disguise at all.
It was not until her next appearance that she donned a mask, which was a theatrically face-covering cat-mask that had the appearance of a real cat, rather than a more stylized face mask seen in her later incarnations.
Later, she wore a dress with a hood that came with ears, and still later, a catsuit with attached boots and either a domino or glasses-mask.
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In the s, Catwoman's catsuit was green, which was typical of villains of that era. In the s, she usually wore a mostly purple, skintight catsuit before switching to a black catsuit similar to Michelle Pfeiffer 's costume in Batman Returns, except not stitched together. In recent years, artists have typically depicted Catwoman in some variation of a tight, black bodysuit.
Ed Brubaker, the writer behind the revamp of the character, has stated that Selina's current costume was inspired by Emma Peel 's iconic leather catsuit in The Avengers television series. Many of her costumes have incorporated retractable metal claws on the fingertips of her gloves and sometimes on the toes of her boots.
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On rare occasions, she has also sported a cat's tail. The new costume is black with openings under her arms and shoulders for mobility along with reinforcement in the middle. Gone are the goggles in favor of a cowl and sleeker, more stylish gloves and boots.
Jones, who had been drawing the covers and interior art for DC Rebirth 's Batman was announced as the writer and artist of a brand new solo Catwoman series volume five. Bibliography Catwoman mini-series Vol. Defiant Catwoman Vol.