History Comicbook / LadyShiva

6th Aug '16 2:57:33 PM nombretomado
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Lady Shiva is best known for her [[TheDreaded reputation]] as [[TheAce the single greatest martial artist]] in the DCUniverse, in terms of pure skill. Other masters, such as Franchise/{{Batman}}, ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, [[Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey Black Canary]], and others, are usually depicted as being inferior to her on equal terms. But while Shiva craves a [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen fair fight]] against a WorthyOpponent, most [[RoguesGalleryTransplant crimefighters encounter her]] as an obstacle hired by the current ArcVillain, whereupon they have to [[OutsideTheBoxTactic figure out a way to deal with her]] without being lured into a [[CombatPragmatist fair duel]]. Despite her abilities, she [[TheWorfEffect has been defeated on several occasions by numerous characters]], but almost always with [[WorfHadTheFlu some kind of Hand Wave to explain it]].

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Lady Shiva is best known for her [[TheDreaded reputation]] as [[TheAce the single greatest martial artist]] in the DCUniverse, Franchise/DCUniverse, in terms of pure skill. Other masters, such as Franchise/{{Batman}}, ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, [[Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey Black Canary]], and others, are usually depicted as being inferior to her on equal terms. But while Shiva craves a [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen fair fight]] against a WorthyOpponent, most [[RoguesGalleryTransplant crimefighters encounter her]] as an obstacle hired by the current ArcVillain, whereupon they have to [[OutsideTheBoxTactic figure out a way to deal with her]] without being lured into a [[CombatPragmatist fair duel]]. Despite her abilities, she [[TheWorfEffect has been defeated on several occasions by numerous characters]], but almost always with [[WorfHadTheFlu some kind of Hand Wave to explain it]].
18th Jul '16 7:04:35 PM TrollMan
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-->'''Mr. Combustible:''' Oh Oswald... '''you're''' scared of a "mob killer"? '''Really?'''
--> '''The Penguin:''' It's not a mob killer. It's '''Lady Shiva'''.
--> '''Mr. Combustible:''' Come, girls. Let us find better accommodations for tonight.
--> '''Girl #1:''' What? Where?
-->'''Mr. Combustible: Anywhere but Gotham.'''
2nd Jul '16 8:37:18 AM rafi
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassNormal: Just barely. Some of her feats (like bringing back the dead) are very nearly in the territory of SupernaturalMartialArts and CharlesAtlasSuperpower.
** BadassLongcoat: A look she adopted from the 90s onward.

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* {{Badass}}
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BadassNormal: Just barely. Some of her feats (like bringing back the dead) are very nearly in the territory of SupernaturalMartialArts and CharlesAtlasSuperpower.
** * BadassLongcoat: A look she adopted from the 90s onward.
2nd Jul '16 3:49:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Becomes one to Batman in Knightfall.
8th Apr '16 12:24:48 PM ZenBlade
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** In the ''ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily'' storyline, Shiva was one of the possible candidates for [[Comicbook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws Jason Todd's]] real mother, him having found her name in an address book of his fathers'. When they subdued her, they asked her if she had ever born children. Amused, Shiva sarcastically told them that she had dropped litters all over the globe, but a shot of a truth serum made her say that she hadn't. This was changed with the reveal that she was Cassandra Cain's mother. However, since it was a fairly minor moment, it's just as likely that this was a simple continuity mistake instead of an intentional retcon.

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** In the ''ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily'' storyline, Shiva was one of the possible candidates for [[Comicbook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws Jason Todd's]] real mother, him having found her name in an address book of his fathers'. When they subdued her, they asked her if she had ever born children. Amused, Shiva sarcastically told them that she had dropped litters all over the globe, but a shot of a truth serum made her say that she hadn't. This was changed with the reveal that she was Cassandra Cain's mother.mother, since Cass is about the same age as Jason. However, since it was a fairly minor moment, it's just as likely that this was a simple continuity mistake instead of an intentional retcon.
7th Mar '16 8:48:20 AM KingZeal
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* FadSuper: She was created to cash in on the 1970s Creator/BruceLee Kung-Fu craze. She debuted within the pages of ''Richard Dragon'', but her popularity outlasted that series. She's still a martial arts master, but no longer looks like a 1970s DragonLady.
28th Feb '16 4:54:20 PM KingZeal
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She is instrumental in the origin story of Victor Sage, otherwise known as ComicBook/TheQuestion. After Vic pried into a corruption scandal, Shiva was hired to eliminate him. Impressed with his spirit, Shiva rescued Vic after he was dumped in a river and brought him to train with Richard Dragon, who taught Vic must of his lifestyle choices. She also has FriendlyEnemy status with Vic's successor, Renee Montoya.

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She is instrumental in the origin story of Victor Sage, otherwise known as ComicBook/TheQuestion. After Vic pried into a corruption scandal, Shiva was hired to eliminate him. Impressed with his spirit, Shiva rescued Vic after he was dumped in a river and brought him to train with Richard Dragon, who taught Vic must most of his lifestyle choices. She also has FriendlyEnemy status with Vic's successor, Renee Montoya.



After DC's 2011 reboot into the ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'', there is little known about Shiva's status in the new continuity, other than a brief appearance opposite Nightwing.

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After DC's 2011 reboot into the ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'', there is little known about Shiva's status in the new continuity, other than a brief appearance opposite Nightwing.
Nightwing. She later also appears as an adversary of the ''Comicbook/SecretSix''.
28th Feb '16 11:55:19 AM JunkJetter
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She is instrumental in the origin story of Victor Sage, otherwise known as ComicBook/TheQuestion. After Vic pried into a corruption scandal, Shiva was hired to eliminate him. Impressed with his spirit, Shiva rescued Vic after he was dumped in a river and brought him to train with Richard Dragon, who taught Vic must of his lifestyle choices. She also has FriendlyEnemy status with Vic's successor, Renee Montoya.
6th Nov '15 4:01:27 PM nombretomado
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** In TheQuestion #27, Charlie literally prays to her for help on the streets of Hub City.

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** In TheQuestion ComicBook/TheQuestion #27, Charlie literally prays to her for help on the streets of Hub City.
17th Oct '15 10:21:16 PM nombretomado
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** In her original appearances, she trained in martial arts to fight Richard Dragon and avenge her sister (Richard was framed for her death). PostCrisis, this was changed by saying that David Cain, a member of Ra's Al Ghul's League Of Assassins, killed her sister.

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** In her original appearances, she trained in martial arts to fight Richard Dragon and avenge her sister (Richard was framed for her death). PostCrisis, ComicBook/PostCrisis, this was changed by saying that David Cain, a member of Ra's Al Ghul's League Of Assassins, killed her sister.
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