History Comicbook / Batwoman

11th Aug '16 8:10:57 AM caivu
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* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Kate is turned into a vampire by Nocturna, but remains a heroine dedicated to fighting evil.
11th Aug '16 4:31:14 AM Arawn999
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* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Kate is turned into a vampire by Nocturna, but remains a heroine dedicated to fighting evil.
1st Aug '16 3:40:52 PM nombretomado
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Depending on whom you ask, Batwoman is either a DistaffCounterpart Franchise/{{Batman}} introduced to his series to counteract the apparent subtext in his [[HoYay relationship with Robin]], or an AffirmativeActionLegacy introduced to {{the DCU}} to help bring some diversity to the cast. Both are accurate, just separated by a few decades (and ''countless'' {{Ret Con}}s).

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Depending on whom you ask, Batwoman is either a DistaffCounterpart Franchise/{{Batman}} introduced to his series to counteract the apparent subtext in his [[HoYay relationship with Robin]], or an AffirmativeActionLegacy introduced to {{the Franchise/{{the DCU}} to help bring some diversity to the cast. Both are accurate, just separated by a few decades (and ''countless'' {{Ret Con}}s).



ComicBook/PostCrisis continuity denied that Kathy Kane had ever been Batwoman. Apart from an InNameOnly inclusion in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman]]'' and a few other cameos over the years, Batwoman was largely absent for several decades and only returned to the comics themselves in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', a weekly series started in 2006. The character had a cameo in issue #7 (June, 2006) and was fully introduced in subsequent issues. This Batwoman, Katherine "Kate" Kane, [[ContinuityReboot was introduced as a love interest and past girlfriend of Renee Montoya]], one of the main characters of the series. [[HollywoodHypeMachine Touted as the highest-profile gay superhero in the DCU]], she drifted from comic to comic after her original appearance until being cast as the frontrunner for ''Creator/DetectiveComics'' in 2009 with ComicBook/TheQuestion (none other than Renee herself by this point) serving as the second feature. She was replaced as the frontrunner by Batman at the conclusion of her arc and received a self-titled solo series to continue her story, with a oneshot issue #0 in November 2010, but her series suffered more than one delay and eventually launched as part of the DCUniverse's ComicBook/{{New 52}} series of #1s in September 2011. During the delay, she appeared in a minor supporting role in ''Batman, Inc.'' which also featured the original Kathy Kane character, ostensibly as an aunt to the current Batwoman. Additionally, she appears as a protagonist in the UsefulNotes/{{WWII}}-set ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells'' {{elseworld}} series, and as a supporting character in the ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' prequel comic (also an elseworld series) as a member of Batman's Insurgency.

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ComicBook/PostCrisis continuity denied that Kathy Kane had ever been Batwoman. Apart from an InNameOnly inclusion in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman]]'' and a few other cameos over the years, Batwoman was largely absent for several decades and only returned to the comics themselves in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', a weekly series started in 2006. The character had a cameo in issue #7 (June, 2006) and was fully introduced in subsequent issues. This Batwoman, Katherine "Kate" Kane, [[ContinuityReboot was introduced as a love interest and past girlfriend of Renee Montoya]], one of the main characters of the series. [[HollywoodHypeMachine Touted as the highest-profile gay superhero in the DCU]], she drifted from comic to comic after her original appearance until being cast as the frontrunner for ''Creator/DetectiveComics'' in 2009 with ComicBook/TheQuestion (none other than Renee herself by this point) serving as the second feature. She was replaced as the frontrunner by Batman at the conclusion of her arc and received a self-titled solo series to continue her story, with a oneshot issue #0 in November 2010, but her series suffered more than one delay and eventually launched as part of the DCUniverse's Franchise/DCUniverse's ComicBook/{{New 52}} series of #1s in September 2011. During the delay, she appeared in a minor supporting role in ''Batman, Inc.'' which also featured the original Kathy Kane character, ostensibly as an aunt to the current Batwoman. Additionally, she appears as a protagonist in the UsefulNotes/{{WWII}}-set ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells'' {{elseworld}} series, and as a supporting character in the ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' prequel comic (also an elseworld series) as a member of Batman's Insurgency.
31st Jul '16 3:46:44 PM nombretomado
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ComicBook/PostCrisis continuity denied that Kathy Kane had ever been Batwoman. Apart from an InNameOnly inclusion in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman]]'' and a few other cameos over the years, Batwoman was largely absent for several decades and only returned to the comics themselves in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', a weekly series started in 2006. The character had a cameo in issue #7 (June, 2006) and was fully introduced in subsequent issues. This Batwoman, Katherine "Kate" Kane, [[ContinuityReboot was introduced as a love interest and past girlfriend of Renee Montoya]], one of the main characters of the series. [[HollywoodHypeMachine Touted as the highest-profile gay superhero in the DCU]], she drifted from comic to comic after her original appearance until being cast as the frontrunner for ''DetectiveComics'' in 2009 with ComicBook/TheQuestion (none other than Renee herself by this point) serving as the second feature. She was replaced as the frontrunner by Batman at the conclusion of her arc and received a self-titled solo series to continue her story, with a oneshot issue #0 in November 2010, but her series suffered more than one delay and eventually launched as part of the DCUniverse's ComicBook/{{New 52}} series of #1s in September 2011. During the delay, she appeared in a minor supporting role in ''Batman, Inc.'' which also featured the original Kathy Kane character, ostensibly as an aunt to the current Batwoman. Additionally, she appears as a protagonist in the UsefulNotes/{{WWII}}-set ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells'' {{elseworld}} series, and as a supporting character in the ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' prequel comic (also an elseworld series) as a member of Batman's Insurgency.

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ComicBook/PostCrisis continuity denied that Kathy Kane had ever been Batwoman. Apart from an InNameOnly inclusion in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman]]'' and a few other cameos over the years, Batwoman was largely absent for several decades and only returned to the comics themselves in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'', a weekly series started in 2006. The character had a cameo in issue #7 (June, 2006) and was fully introduced in subsequent issues. This Batwoman, Katherine "Kate" Kane, [[ContinuityReboot was introduced as a love interest and past girlfriend of Renee Montoya]], one of the main characters of the series. [[HollywoodHypeMachine Touted as the highest-profile gay superhero in the DCU]], she drifted from comic to comic after her original appearance until being cast as the frontrunner for ''DetectiveComics'' ''Creator/DetectiveComics'' in 2009 with ComicBook/TheQuestion (none other than Renee herself by this point) serving as the second feature. She was replaced as the frontrunner by Batman at the conclusion of her arc and received a self-titled solo series to continue her story, with a oneshot issue #0 in November 2010, but her series suffered more than one delay and eventually launched as part of the DCUniverse's ComicBook/{{New 52}} series of #1s in September 2011. During the delay, she appeared in a minor supporting role in ''Batman, Inc.'' which also featured the original Kathy Kane character, ostensibly as an aunt to the current Batwoman. Additionally, she appears as a protagonist in the UsefulNotes/{{WWII}}-set ''ComicBook/DCComicsBombshells'' {{elseworld}} series, and as a supporting character in the ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' prequel comic (also an elseworld series) as a member of Batman's Insurgency.



* AuthorAppeal: Creator/GregRucka, the author who wrote her ComicBook/PostCrisis reintroduction in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' and her run on ''DetectiveComics'', is fond of writing [[ComicBook/QueenAndCountry strong, female characters]] and has worked on several comics that take a deep and mature look at [[ComicBook/GothamCentral homosexuality]] and [[ComicBook/{{Whiteout}} femininity]] in confrontational and dramatic situations. Kate Kane combines all into one.

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* AuthorAppeal: Creator/GregRucka, the author who wrote her ComicBook/PostCrisis reintroduction in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' and her run on ''DetectiveComics'', ''Creator/DetectiveComics'', is fond of writing [[ComicBook/QueenAndCountry strong, female characters]] and has worked on several comics that take a deep and mature look at [[ComicBook/GothamCentral homosexuality]] and [[ComicBook/{{Whiteout}} femininity]] in confrontational and dramatic situations. Kate Kane combines all into one.



** Kate Kane's conversation with Renee Montoya during her introduction in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' revealed that she had been in the closet when she and Renee had dated, with the implication that she was ''still'' in the closet as part of her SecretIdentity. However, her origin story as revealed in ''DetectiveComics'' shows that she had come out before meeting Renee, and she tried to convince Renee to come out of the closet as well. Her appearance was also redesigned with the addition of several tattoos that were not present in her earlier appearance.

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** Kate Kane's conversation with Renee Montoya during her introduction in ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' revealed that she had been in the closet when she and Renee had dated, with the implication that she was ''still'' in the closet as part of her SecretIdentity. However, her origin story as revealed in ''DetectiveComics'' ''Creator/DetectiveComics'' shows that she had come out before meeting Renee, and she tried to convince Renee to come out of the closet as well. Her appearance was also redesigned with the addition of several tattoos that were not present in her earlier appearance.
15th Jul '16 1:14:13 PM ProgmanX
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** [[spoiler:Played straight, sort of. ''Detective Comics'' #935 reveals in no uncertain terms that Kate's father, Jacob Kane, was a sibling of the late ''Martha Wayne'', which means that Bruce, by extension, as judaism is passed on maternally, is ethnically jewish. This has yet to be explicitly stated in canon, however.]]
15th Jul '16 1:08:50 PM ProgmanX
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* InformedJudaism: Averted. The Kane family itself is Jewish, and has occasional mentions of [[UsefulNotes/JewishHolidays the various holidays]] and [[BilingualBonus occasional Biblical Hebrew references]].

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* InformedJudaism: Averted. The Kane family itself is Jewish, and has occasional mentions of [[UsefulNotes/JewishHolidays the various holidays]] and [[BilingualBonus occasional Biblical Hebrew references]].references]]
**[[spoiler:Played straight, sort of. ''Detective Comics'' #935 reveals in no uncertain terms that Kate's father, Jacob Kane, was a sibling of the late ''Martha Wayne'', which means that Bruce, by extension, as judaism is passed on maternally, is ethnically jewish. This has yet to be explicitly stated in canon, however.]]



* SecretIdentity: Beneath her mask, Batwoman is Katherine "Kate" Kane, member of a socialite family [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob and spoiled layabout]] and distant relative of Bruce Wayne. The first arc of her ongoing series involves the Department of Extra-normal Operations investigating Batwoman to find out who she is under the mask; [[spoiler: in issue #4 Cameron Chase discovers information that all but confirms that Kate is Batwoman]].

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* SecretIdentity: Beneath her mask, Batwoman is Katherine "Kate" Kane, member of a socialite family [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob and spoiled layabout]] and distant relative "first cousin" of Bruce Wayne. The first arc of her ongoing series involves the Department of Extra-normal Operations investigating Batwoman to find out who she is under the mask; [[spoiler: in issue #4 Cameron Chase discovers information that all but confirms that Kate is Batwoman]].
2nd Jul '16 9:09:37 AM Doug86
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* ClarkKenting: When Batman is following Kate Kane, attempting to discern if she and Batwoman are one and the same, he disguises himself with a wig and thinks about how "[[{{Superman}} Clark]]" always said the simple disguises were the best.

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* ClarkKenting: When Batman is following Kate Kane, attempting to discern if she and Batwoman are one and the same, he disguises himself with a wig and thinks about how "[[{{Superman}} "[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]]" always said the simple disguises were the best.
8th May '16 7:47:12 PM caivu
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** Batwoman gives this answer repeatedly when Director Bones tries to convince her to take down Batman. She eventually makes it to a BigNo after getting frustrated with him.

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** Batwoman gives this answer repeatedly when Director Bones tries to convince her to take down Batman. She eventually makes it to a BigNo after getting frustrated with him. And ''then'' gives the littlest no of all when Bones reveals that [[spoiler:Beth is still alive]].



* In ''Batwoman #0'' Bruce Wayne observes Kate to determine whether she really is Batwoman, and in the end decides that the best way is to pretend to be a mugger and see how she reacts. She beats him up, but never approaches lethal force, which impresses Bruce.
* Kate's final mission of her training was to rescue a Russian diplomat's family from kidnappers. When she finds them, they've all just had their throats slit, and their killer is still in the room. Kate beats the everloving crap out of him and holds his knife to his throat... but goes no further. That's when the "killer" speaks up and reveals himself as her father, and shows Kate that the bodies and blood were movie props and the knife was a stunt weapon. The whole mission was designed to see if Kate could control herself and not go over the edge, and she passed.

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* ** In ''Batwoman #0'' Bruce Wayne observes Kate to determine whether she really is Batwoman, and in the end decides that the best way is to pretend to be a mugger and see how she reacts. She beats him up, but never approaches lethal force, which impresses Bruce.
* ** Kate's final mission of her training was to rescue a Russian diplomat's family from kidnappers. When she finds them, they've all just had their throats slit, and their killer is still in the room. Kate beats the everloving crap out of him and holds his knife to his throat... but goes no further. That's when the "killer" speaks up and reveals himself as her father, and shows Kate that the bodies and blood were movie props and the knife was a stunt weapon. The whole mission was designed to see if Kate could control herself and not go over the edge, and she passed.
8th May '16 7:42:34 PM caivu
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** Near the end of her training, frustrated with an apparent lack of progress, Kate takes out her aggression on a group of corrupt soldiers stationed at a nearby checkpoint, leaving eight of them permanently crippled.

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** Near the end of her training, frustrated and angry with an apparent a deliberate lack of progress, progress caused by her father trying to get her to quit, Kate takes out her aggression on a group of corrupt soldiers stationed at a nearby checkpoint, leaving eight of them permanently crippled.crippled.
* TheNothingAfterDeath: Batwoman commits suicide after being severely injured in a cave-in so her teammates can heal her in a nearby Lazarus Pit. After she's revived, one of them asks what death is like, and Kate describes it as a roller coaster ride in the dark.



* SecretTestOfCharacter: In ''Batwoman #0'' Bruce Wayne observes Kate to determine whether she really is Batwoman, and in the end decides that the best way is to pretend to be a mugger and see how she reacts.

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: SecretTestOfCharacter:
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In ''Batwoman #0'' Bruce Wayne observes Kate to determine whether she really is Batwoman, and in the end decides that the best way is to pretend to be a mugger and see how she reacts.reacts. She beats him up, but never approaches lethal force, which impresses Bruce.
* Kate's final mission of her training was to rescue a Russian diplomat's family from kidnappers. When she finds them, they've all just had their throats slit, and their killer is still in the room. Kate beats the everloving crap out of him and holds his knife to his throat... but goes no further. That's when the "killer" speaks up and reveals himself as her father, and shows Kate that the bodies and blood were movie props and the knife was a stunt weapon. The whole mission was designed to see if Kate could control herself and not go over the edge, and she passed.
6th May '16 10:36:22 AM caivu
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* LitteNo: A couple:

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