History ComicBook / Catwoman

14th Jul '17 5:09:48 PM NightShade96
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* BiTheWay: An arc during the Genevieve Valentine run in the New52 era revealed that Selina is bisexual. There had been much fanservicey LesYay innuendo during earlier eras of the comic, but this arc treated it much more seriously and implied that she herself had only recently realised it.

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* BiTheWay: An arc during the Genevieve Valentine run in the New52 ComicBook/New52 era revealed that Selina is bisexual. There had been much fanservicey LesYay innuendo during earlier eras of the comic, but this arc treated it much more seriously and implied that she herself had only recently realised it.



* NotMyDriver: In #50 of the New52 series, Killer Croc pulls this on Penguin to take revenge on him for having called a CarnivalOfKillers on Selina.

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* NotMyDriver: In #50 of the New52 ComicBook/New52 series, Killer Croc pulls this on Penguin to take revenge on him for having called a CarnivalOfKillers on Selina.
25th Jun '17 8:03:16 PM Nyame
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* OneTrueLove: [[spoiler:''Gotham City Sirens'' states that she is one of the only two women Batman has ever truly loved (the other being Talia al Ghul), and Batman's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove in the ''Hush'' arc confirms that she is the love of his life. Unfortunately, TrueLoveIsBoring, so any relationship they have will never be stable and/or last]].
21st Jun '17 6:05:44 AM Doug86
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Catwoman is a fictional character associated with Creator/DCComics' ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' franchise. Historically a supervillain, the character was created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, partially inspired by Kane's second cousin by marriage, Ruth Steel. Kane, a frequent movie goer also mentioned that Jean Harlow was a model for the design. The character first appeared as '''The Cat''' in ''"Batman''" #1 (Spring, 1940), joint second-oldest of Batman's long-term Rogue's Gallery along with the Joker, who was introduced in the same issue. The code name Cat-Woman (sic), and the first of her cat-suits were introduced in issue #2. Her civilian identity of Selina Kyle was introduced in subsequent appearances.

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Catwoman is a fictional character associated with Creator/DCComics' ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' franchise. Historically a supervillain, the character was created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, partially inspired by Kane's second cousin by marriage, Ruth Steel. Kane, a frequent movie goer also mentioned that Jean Harlow was a model for the design. The character first appeared as '''The Cat''' in ''"Batman''" ''Batman'' #1 (Spring, 1940), joint second-oldest of Batman's long-term Rogue's Gallery along with the Joker, who was introduced in the same issue. The code name Cat-Woman (sic), and the first of her cat-suits were introduced in issue #2. Her civilian identity of Selina Kyle was introduced in subsequent appearances.



The character turned popular again and revival in the comic books soon followed. Starting with ''"Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane''" #70 (November, 1966). Where she uses magic to turn ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' into a cat. ComicBook/LoisLane then gets to fight Catwoman to rescue her love interest. Regular adventures of this version continued to the [[TheEighties 1980s]]. With an Earth-One version of Catwoman firmly established, the DC staff then reintroduced the original as part of the Earth-Two AlternateUniverse. Or at least its backstory. According to ''"DC Super-Stars''" #17 (November, 1977), the Golden Age Catwoman eventually married Batman. She was killed while performing OneLastJob. Her daughter Helena Wayne, donned the cape of the ComicBook/{{Huntress}} to avenge her death.

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The character turned popular again and revival in the comic books soon followed. Starting with ''"Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane''" #70 (November, 1966). Where she uses magic to turn ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' into a cat. ComicBook/LoisLane then gets to fight Catwoman to rescue her love interest. Regular adventures of this version continued to the [[TheEighties 1980s]]. With an Earth-One version of Catwoman firmly established, the DC staff then reintroduced the original as part of the Earth-Two AlternateUniverse. Or at least its backstory. According to ''"DC Super-Stars''" #17 (November, 1977), the Golden Age Catwoman eventually married Batman. She was killed while performing OneLastJob. Her daughter Helena Wayne, donned the cape of the ComicBook/{{Huntress}} to avenge her death.



** Becomes an EmpoweredBadassNormal in ''DC vs. Mortal Kombat'' and in ''Videogame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' thanks to [[AppliedPhlebotinum enhancement pills]]. Gameplay-wise [[UpToEleven she's able to go toe to toe with]] the like of {{Superman}} and WonderWoman.

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** Becomes an EmpoweredBadassNormal in ''DC vs. Mortal Kombat'' and in ''Videogame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' thanks to [[AppliedPhlebotinum enhancement pills]]. Gameplay-wise [[UpToEleven she's able to go toe to toe with]] the like of {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} and WonderWoman.Franchise/WonderWoman.



* ThouShaltNotKill: For most of her career, Catwoman has tried to avoid killing anyone (one of the reasons the creators were able to make her into more of a sympathetic villain and it was easy for her to cross into hero territory, even being accepted by the moralistic likes of {{Superman}}). But when it comes to really reprehensible people like [[spoiler: Black Mask]], she will do so (although not without regret, as the spoiler-protected example continues to haunt her for many issues afterwards).

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* ThouShaltNotKill: For most of her career, Catwoman has tried to avoid killing anyone (one of the reasons the creators were able to make her into more of a sympathetic villain and it was easy for her to cross into hero territory, even being accepted by the moralistic likes of {{Superman}}).Franchise/{{Superman}}). But when it comes to really reprehensible people like [[spoiler: Black Mask]], she will do so (although not without regret, as the spoiler-protected example continues to haunt her for many issues afterwards).
18th Jun '17 6:35:24 AM JustTroper
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* TricksterGirlfriend: Tends to be this for Batman, which is natural given that they are on the opposite sides of the law.
16th Jun '17 7:22:17 AM Saveelich
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On the film front, the character was portrayed by Creator/MichellePfeiffer in the 1992 film ''Film/BatmanReturns''. In 2004, a standalone Film/{{Catwoman}} movie starring Creator/HalleBerry was released, but the movie was a flop that had [[InNameOnly little in common]] with the comic character. She is played by Creator/AnneHathaway in 2012's ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', although she's only ever named on screen as "Selina Kyle" and "The Cat", with the name "Catwoman" only being used in merchandise and other supplemental materials - perhaps to [[OldShame sever ties from the aforementioned Halle Berry flop]] or possibly just because of the trend in both the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' that ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames.

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On the film front, the character was portrayed by Creator/MichellePfeiffer in the 1992 film ''Film/BatmanReturns''. In 2004, a standalone Film/{{Catwoman}} movie starring Creator/HalleBerry was released, but the movie was a flop that had [[InNameOnly little in common]] with the comic character. She is She's been played by Creator/AnneHathaway in 2012's ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', although she's only ever named on screen as "Selina Kyle" and "The Cat", with the name "Catwoman" only being used in merchandise and other supplemental materials - perhaps to [[OldShame sever ties from the aforementioned Halle Berry flop]] or possibly just because of the trend in both the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse and ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' that ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames.
ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames. She might appear in a Film/DCExtendedUniverse adaptation of ''ComicBook/GothamCitySirens''.
14th Jun '17 1:16:24 PM ectostar
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* {{Anti Hero}}ine / {{Anti Villain}}ess: One of the earliest examples thereof. We can never figure out which side she's on. [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Anywhere from Anti Villain Type I to Type IV]]. Yeah, Selina's kind of...complicated. She has settled down since the 90s as an ally, but nonetheless retains her career as a professional thief, which is why she's still a criminal. She also isn't as merciful as Batman when it comes to fighting villains, if they should die, oh well.

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* {{Anti Hero}}ine / {{Anti Villain}}ess: One of the earliest examples thereof. We can never figure out which side she's on. [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Anywhere from Anti Villain Anti-Villain Type I to Type IV]]. Yeah, Selina's kind of...complicated. She has settled down since the 90s as an ally, but nonetheless retains her career as a professional thief, which is why she's still a criminal. She also isn't as merciful as Batman when it comes to fighting villains, if they should die, oh well.



* BreakoutVillain: A DC Comics famous case and one of the early occurrences in the Batman RoguesGallery along with ComicBook/TheJoker to become an EnsembleDarkhorse, coming out of it as one of the most iconic characters in popular culture (and arguably Batman's most iconic [[LoveInterests Love Interest]] in turn). She's gotten a variety of action, animated, and video game portrayals, along with an array of merchandise and inspired costumes galore, has given birth to some tropes, and managed to get her own series, elevating her to [[AntiHero Anti Heroine]] status (even seen as part of the extended Bat-Family, if inconsistently). You'll be hard pressed to find someone who hasn't heard of Catwoman. Considering she was introduced as an [[EvilIsSexy off the mill villain]] with barely any depth to her and who disappeared for over a decade at one point, she's definitely made her mark.

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* BreakoutVillain: A DC Comics famous case and one of the early occurrences in the Batman RoguesGallery along with ComicBook/TheJoker to become an EnsembleDarkhorse, coming out of it as one of the most iconic characters in popular culture (and arguably Batman's most iconic [[LoveInterests Love Interest]] in turn). She's gotten a variety of action, animated, and video game portrayals, along with an array of merchandise and inspired costumes galore, has given birth to some tropes, and managed to get her own series, elevating her to [[AntiHero Anti Heroine]] {{Anti Hero}}ine status (even seen as part of the extended Bat-Family, if inconsistently). You'll be hard pressed to find someone who hasn't heard of Catwoman. Considering she was introduced as an [[EvilIsSexy off the mill villain]] with barely any depth to her and who disappeared for over a decade at one point, she's definitely made her mark.
14th Jun '17 1:13:58 PM ectostar
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* [[AntiHero Anti Heroine]] / [[AntiVillain Anti Villainess]]: One of the earliest examples thereof. We can never figure out which side she's on. [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Anywhere from Anti Villain Type I to Type IV]]. Yeah, Selina's kind of...complicated. She has settled down since the 90s as an ally, but nonetheless retains her career as a professional thief, which is why she's still a criminal. She also isn't as merciful as Batman when it comes to fighting villains, if they should die, oh well.

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* [[AntiHero Anti Heroine]] {{Anti Hero}}ine / [[AntiVillain Anti Villainess]]: {{Anti Villain}}ess: One of the earliest examples thereof. We can never figure out which side she's on. [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Anywhere from Anti Villain Type I to Type IV]]. Yeah, Selina's kind of...complicated. She has settled down since the 90s as an ally, but nonetheless retains her career as a professional thief, which is why she's still a criminal. She also isn't as merciful as Batman when it comes to fighting villains, if they should die, oh well.
4th Jun '17 4:16:27 AM TitoMosquito
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* ''ComicBook/CatwomanWhenInRome''
20th May '17 4:36:38 PM neoamon
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* AbusiveParents: Her mother Maria Kyle was a distant parent who preferred to spend her time with cats and commits suicide when Selina i young. Her alcoholic father, Brian, was cold to Selina for resembling her mother (whom he resents for dying) and eventually drinks himself to death.

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* AbusiveParents: Her mother Maria Kyle was a distant parent who preferred to spend her time with cats and commits suicide when Selina i and Magdalene were very young. Her alcoholic father, Brian, was cold to Selina for resembling her mother (whom he resents for dying) and eventually drinks himself to death.



* BerserkButton: It's best not to hurt any cats around her, but especially not the ones she personally owns. Also best to avoid hurting women and children. She has a [[BigBrotherInstinct big-sister instinct]] that you do ''not'' want to get on the wrong side of.

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* BerserkButton: It's best not to hurt any cats around her, but especially not the ones she personally owns. Also best to avoid hurting women and children.children exspecially her sister Maggie. She has a [[BigBrotherInstinct big-sister instinct]] that you do ''not'' want to get on the wrong side of.
20th May '17 3:51:35 PM neoamon
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* AbusiveParents: Her mother Maria Kyle was a distant parent who preferred to spend her time with cats and commits suicide when Selina is very young. Her alcoholic father, Brian, was cold to Selina for resembling her mother (whom he resents for dying) and eventually drinks himself to death.

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* AbusiveParents: Her mother Maria Kyle was a distant parent who preferred to spend her time with cats and commits suicide when Selina is very i young. Her alcoholic father, Brian, was cold to Selina for resembling her mother (whom he resents for dying) and eventually drinks himself to death.



* ArbitrarySkepticism: Catwoman has difficulty believing her sister is possessed by a demon.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Catwoman has difficulty believing her sister Maggie is possessed by a demon.
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