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  • 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.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Many Marvel fans will be familiar with the super spy character Bobbi Morse aka Mockingbird but many may not know that she originally went by the codename Huntress. Five years before Helena Wayne was introduced and a full decade before Helena Bertinelli was created. Come the New 52 and Helena Bertinelli herself has been reimagined as a super spy just like Bobbi.
  • 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.
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    • 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.
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  • 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!
  • Older Than They Think: Though many assumed that the New 52 change in Helena Bertinelli's design to give her a darker skin tone was a Race Lift, her character has always been Sicilian, so a darker skin tone actually made a lot of sense. This is likely why the change in appearance ended up being more-or-less accepted by her fans, with the only real grumble being her (at first) not being Huntress and not having anything to do with the Birds of Prey.


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