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28th Jun '16 9:59:14 AM Doug86
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''Batgirl'', a DCComics monthly series published from 2000-2006, was the first ongoing series to star the character Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, who had existed in the comics continuity since 1967. The starring character was Cassandra Cain, the [[LegacyCharacter third woman to hold the Batgirl mantle]], which she assumed in the BatFamilyCrossover ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand''.[[note]]It should be mentioned that the second Batgirl (Helena Bertinelli, AKA ComicBook/{{Huntress}}) only had that identity for ''No Man's Land'', and [[TheRealRemingtonSteele Cassandra may have been created simply to have someone wearing the second Batgirl's costume.]] According to Scott Peterson, who came up with the basic concept for Cassandra, he was told by his boss, after Oracle was established, "Create a new Batgirl. Or I will."[[/note]]

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''Batgirl'', a DCComics Creator/DCComics monthly series published from 2000-2006, was the first ongoing series to star the character Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, who had existed in the comics continuity since 1967. The starring character was Cassandra Cain, the [[LegacyCharacter third woman to hold the Batgirl mantle]], which she assumed in the BatFamilyCrossover ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand''.[[note]]It should be mentioned that the second Batgirl (Helena Bertinelli, AKA ComicBook/{{Huntress}}) only had that identity for ''No Man's Land'', and [[TheRealRemingtonSteele Cassandra may have been created simply to have someone wearing the second Batgirl's costume.]] According to Scott Peterson, who came up with the basic concept for Cassandra, he was told by his boss, after Oracle was established, "Create a new Batgirl. Or I will."[[/note]]
22nd Jun '16 4:58:02 PM troodos
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane:
** Cassandra's abilities are explained as a result of her TrainingFromHell, except that [[spoiler: her mother, Lady Shiva,]] has the same abilities despite not having her training. Furthermore, she is capable of things that just shouldn't be physically possible for a human, such as effortlessly punching a zombified Joey N'bobo in half. Whatever she is, she's definitely not a metahuman, but mystical factors are not ruled out.
** Stephanie's "ghost" might be a hallucination, but she tells Cassandra some things that she had no way of knowing herself. The problem is, Stephanie was later revealed to be FakingTheDead...


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* ParentsAsPeople: Cass's parental substitutes, Bruce and Barbara, are shown as such. Bruce understands Cassandra more than most people, but he can be a bit too hard on her and in some ways enables her self-destructive behavior. Barbara wants Cassandra to be happy, but doesn't grasp that Cassandra's idea of happiness isn't the same as hers. Both of them seem to be projecting quite a few of their own feelings onto her.
28th Apr '16 4:45:08 PM troodos
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** This is also how she defeats Ravager, since her normal CombatClairvoyance is ineffective against her for unknown reasons, analyzing her fighting style and taking advantage of her need to please [[ComicBook/Deathstroke her father.]]

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** This is also how she defeats Ravager, since her normal CombatClairvoyance is ineffective against her for unknown reasons, analyzing her fighting style and taking advantage of her need to please [[ComicBook/Deathstroke [[ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} her father.]]
28th Apr '16 4:44:28 PM troodos
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* AbusiveParents: Cass's father, notorious assassin David Cain, raised her in complete silence and forced her to kill a man when she was six years old. When he would get angry at her he would ''shoot her'' and likewise played "two for flinching" with guns.

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* AbusiveParents: Cass's father, notorious assassin David Cain, raised her in complete silence and forced her to kill a man when she was six years old. When he would get angry at her he would ''shoot her'' and likewise played "two for flinching" with guns. Despite this, the two of them do love each other, something that Batman doesn't seem to grasp.



* AmazonBrigade: Most of the Gotham street gangs that Cassandra fights are composed solely of women.

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* AmazonBrigade: Most Some of the Gotham street gangs that Cassandra fights are composed solely of women.women, particularly a gang of Metahuman women working for Doctor Death.



* AwesomenessByAnalysis:
** The first time she fights [[ComicBook/DoomPatrol the Brotherhood of Evil]], Cass almost dies. After a little bit of training using the information in Batma's supervillain files, their rematch is a CurbStompBattle in her favor.
** This is also how she defeats Ravager, since her normal CombatClairvoyance is ineffective against her for unknown reasons, analyzing her fighting style and taking advantage of her need to please [[ComicBook/Deathstroke her father.]]



* BatmanGrabsAGun: One VillainOfTheWeek causes people to go on killing sprees with a device that makes them hallucinate a situation where they would be willing to kill. When he uses it on Cassandra, it causes her to hallucinate Batman being killed by the Joker, after which she nearly tears out his throat, before the illusion is broken and it's shown that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard she was about to kill the man who caused the hallucinations in the first place.]]



* DatingCatwoman: She seems to reciprocate Tai'Darshan's attraction towards her, but it never goes anywhere due to his HeroicSacrifice.



* LivingLieDetector: Batman uses Cassandra as this during their trip to Tarakstan.



* TheQuietOne: it's rare to get more than a sentence out of her in one go. She talks plenty in her internal monologues and she speaks more as time goes on.

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* TheQuietOne: it's rare to get more than a sentence out of her in one go. She talks plenty in her internal monologues after her language center is telepathically "unblocked", and she speaks more as time goes on.



* ShipTease: With Superboy, and occasionally Robin. Once in a blue moon with her eventual successor. A number of issues hint at romantic feelings for Bruce, which is awkward when coupled with the fact that he's her adoptive father.

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* ShipTease: With Superboy, and occasionally Robin. Once in a blue moon with her eventual successor. A number of issues hint at romantic feelings for Bruce, which is awkward when coupled with the fact that he's her adoptive father.father, though justified when you remember that Cassandra has a hard time understanding the distinction between such feelings.



* TakingTheBullet: While BroughtDownToNormal, Cassandra jumps in front of an automatic weapon [[SaveTheVillain in order to save a hired killer from accidental friendly fire]], nearly killing her.



** At the very end of the series, [[spoiler: it's left ambiguous if she breaks her rule against Lady Shiva or not. Though her UnexplainedRecovery during One Year Later implies that Cassandra did decide to resurrect her, [[UnwantedRevival against her wishes.]]]]



-->'''Barbara Gordon''': [[SchmuckBait Of course, you can just beat up every mob in Gotham until you find the right one]]
-->'''Cassandra''': hmmm...

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-->'''Barbara Gordon''': [[SchmuckBait Of course, course,]] [[SarcasmMode you can just beat up every mob in Gotham until you find the right one]]
-->'''Cassandra''': (smiling) [[SarcasmBlind hmmm...]]
-->'''Barbara'': {{FacePalm}}
8th Mar '16 12:02:27 AM caivu
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''Batgirl'', a DCComics monthly series published from 2000-2006, was the first ongoing series to star the character Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, who had existed in the comics continuity since 1967. The starring character was Cassandra Cain, the [[LegacyCharacter third woman to hold the Batgirl mantle]], which she assumed in the BatFamilyCrossover ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand''.[[note]]It should be mentioned the second Batgirl only had that identity for ''No Man's Land'', and [[TheRealRemingtonSteele Cassandra may have been created simply to have someone wearing the second Batgirl's costume.]] According to Scott Peterson, who came up with the basic concept for Cassandra, he was told by his boss, after Oracle was established, "Create a new Batgirl. Or I will."[[/note]]

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''Batgirl'', a DCComics monthly series published from 2000-2006, was the first ongoing series to star the character Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, who had existed in the comics continuity since 1967. The starring character was Cassandra Cain, the [[LegacyCharacter third woman to hold the Batgirl mantle]], which she assumed in the BatFamilyCrossover ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand''.[[note]]It should be mentioned that the second Batgirl (Helena Bertinelli, AKA ComicBook/{{Huntress}}) only had that identity for ''No Man's Land'', and [[TheRealRemingtonSteele Cassandra may have been created simply to have someone wearing the second Batgirl's costume.]] According to Scott Peterson, who came up with the basic concept for Cassandra, he was told by his boss, after Oracle was established, "Create a new Batgirl. Or I will."[[/note]]
21st Oct '15 9:10:40 PM synthetique
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* DaddysGirl: Both with her biological father David and her adoptive father Batman.



* ShipTease: With Superboy, and occasionally Robin. Once in a blue moon with her eventual successor.

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* ShipTease: With Superboy, and occasionally Robin. Once in a blue moon with her eventual successor.successor. A number of issues hint at romantic feelings for Bruce, which is awkward when coupled with the fact that he's her adoptive father.
25th Jul '15 5:43:07 PM RallyBot2
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Cassandra Cain had been raised by her father, notorious assassin David Cain, in complete language deprivation. She was never spoken to or taught to speak or read, and as such became adept at interpreting body language, able to deduce complex thoughts and emotions from minute movements. This made her an almost unmatchable fighter, since she could predict where you would strike before you began to move, but also made her completely unable to communicate with other people. When her father had her commit her first murder ([[HarmfulToMinors at the age of six]]), she read the victims dying spasms and understood the horror of killing, and ran away. She wound up in Gotham during the "No Man's Land," when the city had been damaged by an earthquake and formally severed from support or authority of the United State government, and received tutoring and care from Oracle (Barbara Gordon), who had been the ''first'' Batgirl before she was crippled. When they learned of her history, Oracle and Batman adopted her into the Bat-Family and gave her a costume as Batgirl.

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Cassandra Cain had been raised by her father, notorious assassin David Cain, in complete language deprivation. She was never spoken to or taught to speak or read, and as such became adept at interpreting body language, able to deduce complex thoughts and emotions from minute movements. This made her an almost unmatchable fighter, since she could predict where you would strike before you began to move, but also made her completely unable to communicate with other people. When her father had her commit her first murder ([[HarmfulToMinors at the age of six]]), she read the victims dying spasms and understood the horror of killing, and ran away. She wound up in Gotham during the "No Man's Land," when the city had been damaged by an earthquake and formally severed from support or authority of the United State States government, and received tutoring and care from Oracle (Barbara Gordon), who had been the ''first'' Batgirl before she was crippled. When they learned of her history, Oracle and Batman adopted her into the Bat-Family and gave her a costume as Batgirl.



* NonchalantDodge: Since she can read where her enemies will strike, her most common method of deffense is simply moving away.

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* NonchalantDodge: Since she can read where her enemies will strike, her most common method of deffense defense is simply moving away.



-->'''Barbara Gordon''': [[ShmuckBait Of course, you can just beat up every mob in Gotham until you find the right one]]

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-->'''Barbara Gordon''': [[ShmuckBait [[SchmuckBait Of course, you can just beat up every mob in Gotham until you find the right one]]
11th Sep '14 3:29:21 AM K
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''Batgirl'', a DCComics monthly series published from 2000-2006, was the first ongoing series to star the character Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, who had existed in the comics continuity since 1967. The starring character was Cassandra Cain, the [[LegacyCharacter third woman to hold the Batgirl mantle]], which she assumed in the BatFamilyCrossover ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand''.[[note]]It should be mentioned the second Batgirl only had that identity for ''No Man's Land'', and [[TheRealRemingtonSteele Cassandra may have been created simply to have someone wearing the second Batgirl's costume]][[/note]]

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''Batgirl'', a DCComics monthly series published from 2000-2006, was the first ongoing series to star the character Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, who had existed in the comics continuity since 1967. The starring character was Cassandra Cain, the [[LegacyCharacter third woman to hold the Batgirl mantle]], which she assumed in the BatFamilyCrossover ''ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand''.[[note]]It should be mentioned the second Batgirl only had that identity for ''No Man's Land'', and [[TheRealRemingtonSteele Cassandra may have been created simply to have someone wearing the second Batgirl's costume]][[/note]]
costume.]] According to Scott Peterson, who came up with the basic concept for Cassandra, he was told by his boss, after Oracle was established, "Create a new Batgirl. Or I will."[[/note]]
30th Apr '14 3:32:34 PM youstic
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: While fighting the Joker, Cassandra was initially losing. Cassandra is able to analyze fighting style and predict an opponent's next move, but the Joker has no fighting style - even he doesn't know his next move!!!
14th Apr '14 1:06:32 PM LentilSandEater
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* KickChick: To a minor extent. She punches a lot but she really favours high-kicks as well.


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* TheQuietOne: it's rare to get more than a sentence out of her in one go. She talks plenty in her internal monologues and she speaks more as time goes on.
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