History ComicBook / Catwoman

21st Apr '17 5:50:21 PM CosmicFerret
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She has also appeared in numerous video games, specifically featuring as a playable character in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'', both ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Batman]]'' games, ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackGate'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' and ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''.

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She has also appeared in numerous video games, specifically featuring as a playable character in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'', both ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Batman]]'' ''VideoGame/LegoBatman'' games, ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackGate'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' and ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''.
1st Apr '17 1:07:37 AM Doug86
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* BreakoutVillain: A DCComics famous case and one of the early occurrences in the Batman RoguesGallery along with 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 DCComics DC Comics famous case and one of the early occurrences in the Batman RoguesGallery along with TheJoker 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.
30th Jan '17 1:43:16 PM FuzzyBarbarian
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Is the only character to make it onto ''both'' of IGN's lists of the 100 Greatest Comic Book ''Heroes'' (at #20) and ''Villains'' (at #11).
14th Jan '17 5:40:05 AM Tightwire
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* KleptomaniacHero: Or anti-hero. Or anti-villain. All in all, this is probably why Catwoman has never fully reformed. She has been seen stealing things that she could get far more easily just by buying them, just for another job, can be hired to steal things, and is even Batman's go-to-person when he needs something stolen but can't risk his presence being detected.



* StickyFingers: She's primarily a thief/burglar after all. And can't at times help herself.

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* StickyFingers: She's primarily got a thief/burglar after all. And can't pretty bad case of Kleptomania. This is why Catwoman has never fully reformed. She doesn't just steal things she needs or even things she wants; she steals to show off her skills at times help herself.stealing, she steals things for her next job that involves stealing something that could be acquired much more easily through legal means, she can be hired to steal things, and she's even Batman's go-to-person when he needs something stolen for him.
14th Jan '17 5:32:44 AM Tightwire
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* KleptomaniacHero: Or anti-hero. Or anti-villain. All in all, this is probably why Catwoman has never fully reformed. She has been seen stealing things that she could get far more easily just by buying them, just for another job, can be hired to steal things, and is even Batman's go-to-person when he needs something stolen but can't risk his presence being detected.
18th Nov '16 1:14:40 PM rafi
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!!This series provides examples of:

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!!This series
!!Works that she has appeared in:
[[index]]
* ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''
* ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''
* ''ComicBook/GothamCitySirens''
* ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''
* ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}''
** ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily''
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!!The character
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%%* AbusiveParents

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%%* AbusiveParents* 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.



%%* AmnesiacDissonance

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%%* AmnesiacDissonance* AmnesiacDissonance: Earth-2 Catwoman had been suffering from amnesia during her criminal career. When she recovered, she was willing to go to prison for her crimes. Later, during a story where Batman sprang her from jail to help him, she revealed that she had made up the amnesia to make her HeelFaceTurn plausible; in reality, she had wanted to quit.



* TheVamp: Before Ivy came along, that is...

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* %%* TheVamp: Before Ivy came along, that is...



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!!Works that she has appeared in:
[[index]]
* ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns''
* ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne''
* ''ComicBook/GothamCitySirens''
* ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''
* ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}''
** ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily''
[[/index]]
18th Nov '16 1:09:30 PM rafi
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* TheTease: Catwoman is well-known for using her sexuality as a weapon. The most obvious case is her flirting with Batman.
15th Nov '16 8:57:36 PM captainpat
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%%* WomanInBlack
2nd Nov '16 6:12:14 PM smokeycut
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** Sometimes, Selina Kyle/Catwoman ''herself''. Along with her backstories. She's been seen through prostitution in the grim and gritty streets of Gotham, an orphaned (and problem) child whose parents committed suicide, a high socialite to sharing low apartments with others, an amnesiac airplane stewardess, a beaten wife who stole from her husband to gain control of her life, and more.

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** Sometimes, Selina Kyle/Catwoman ''herself''. Along with her backstories. She's been seen through prostitution in the grim and gritty streets of Gotham, an orphaned (and problem) child whose parents committed suicide, a high socialite to sharing low apartments with others, an amnesiac airplane stewardess, a beaten wife who stole from her husband to gain control of her life, and more. Even her ethnicity has been retconned back and forth, with Selina either being Cuban, Italian, or a mix of the two. Currently, writers seem to be sticking with the story that she was orphaned after the deaths of her parents, and grew up in an orphanage in Gotham's narrows before turning to a life of crime.
22nd Sep '16 2:12:31 PM JamesAustin
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Outside of the comics, the character has featured in a multitude of Batman-related media. She was a recurring villain in the iconic Adam West ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series, famously portrayed by several different actresses including Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt. She was a major character in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and appeared as a villain in both ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. The character was featured in ''Bat Man of Shanghai'', a series of {{Wuxia}}-inspired AlternateUniverse shorts on the WesternAnimation/DCNation block that [[RaceLift reimagined Catwoman as a Chinese thief]] in the [[TheGreatDepression 1930s]]. For the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Batman: Year One'', she was voiced by Creator/ElizaDushku. Camren Bicondova plays a young Selina, a street kid mostly known by the nickname "Cat", in the series {{Gotham}}.

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/TheDarkKnightSaga'' that ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames.

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Outside of the comics, the character has featured in a multitude of Batman-related media. She was a recurring villain in the iconic Adam West ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series, famously portrayed by several different actresses including Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt. She was a major character in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and appeared as a villain in both ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. The character was featured in ''Bat Man of Shanghai'', a series of {{Wuxia}}-inspired AlternateUniverse shorts on the WesternAnimation/DCNation block that [[RaceLift reimagined Catwoman as a Chinese thief]] in the [[TheGreatDepression 1930s]]. For the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Batman: Year One'', she was voiced by Creator/ElizaDushku. Camren Bicondova plays a young Selina, a street kid mostly known by the nickname "Cat", in the series {{Gotham}}.

Series/{{Gotham}}.

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/TheDarkKnightSaga'' ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' that ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames.
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