YMMV / Huntress

  • Author's Saving Throw: For the comic solo series, DC brought back the original, 70's-era Huntress, Helena Wayne, but in the process Dropped A Bridge On Helena Bertinelli, her successor. The fans divided in a Broken Base over the incident. Then, following the events of Forever Evil, DC revealed that Helena Bertinelli was in fact alive, and that she'd be a major character in the Grayson series.
  • Foe Yay: With Catman.
  • Internet Backdraft: The fact that DC brought back Helena Wayne, only to relegate Helena Bertinelli to an alias in the DCnU. This was made worse by the fact that, at some point, Bertinelli was a separate person in the DCnU, and Wayne started using her identity after she died. Fans didn't react well to a send-off of a popular character by way of burning a passport, as Wayne says Bertinelli "served her purpose." However Helena Bertinelli returned in Grayson and Batgirl and the Birds of Prey as Helena Wayne returned to Earth-Two and is one of the main characters of Earth 2.
  • Les Yay:
    • It's pretty obvious that the new Question, Renee Montoya, really has a thing for Huntress, but it seems to be entirely one-sided, since Huntress doesn't even know that Renee is gay.
    • Her New 52 friendship with Power Girl has quite a bit of this as well, which was also true of their pre-Crisis friendship. Bear in mind that the one who is friends with Power Girl is Helena Wayne; the one who was the object of Renee Montoya's desire was Helena Bertinelli.
    • In Convergence: Question issue number one, Huntress and Question are living together, and Huntress says "Honey, I'm home" to her. One of them, however, had clearly been sleeping on the couch, and it was still not clear that Huntress knew that Question was gay.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Crosses either at the end of Cry for Blood or earlier, during Year One. When she kills Santo Cassamento, her own father, Question calls her damned for it. She insists that that happened a long time before. When Year One came out, she kills Stephen Mandragora, her first murder, declaring that doing so is worth damnation (see You Are Worth Hell on the main page).
  • Narm: the whole Break Her Heart to Save Her plotline between Catman and Huntress. Huntress has killed a lot more people than Catman.note  To some readers, it seemed that she should need to convince him that she is the irredeemable one, not the other way around.
  • Never Live It Down: Take a shot every time she's about to kill someone, only to be talked out of it by someone else. Congratulations, you now have alcohol poisoning!