Tarantula (DC) (03 - Catalina Flores)
Real Name: Catalina Marie Flores
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In the grand 21st century DC tradition of new heroes taking the mantle of Golden Age counterparts, Catalina Flores, an FBI Agent, proves herself to be one of John Laws' greatest admirers by becoming the new Tarantula. Living in Blüdhaven, she naturally encountered Nightwing (III) on diverse occasions, usually to his very great disapproval. In particular, he found her ability to "cross the line" and kill a criminal to be something to oppose. In fact, he had her arrested for killing Delmore Redhorn, the city's corrupt chief of police. Luckily, her brother was the city's Assistant District Attorney, and able to suppress evidence that would have convicted her. She almost immediately thereafter killed Blockbuster in front of Grayson, yet he took no action to stop her. Inexplicably, she tried to essentially blackmail Grayson into marrying her on the pretense that he was, through his inaction, an implicit co-conspirator. He responded by having her arrested yet again, and admitted to police his role in the alleged crime.
Middlename revealed in Secret Six 3
First Appearance: Nightwing (1996) #71
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#633 Batman Villains Secret Files and Origins 2005 (2005)
- 'War Games, Act 3, Part 8 of 8: No Going Back'#634
- 'War Games, Epilogue: Decompression'
Batman War Drums (2004)
TPB Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
- 'Batman: War Drums'
#56 Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
- 'War Games, Act 1, Part 4 of 8: Rules of Engagment'#57
- 'War Games, Act 2, Part 4 of 8: The Light at the End of the Tunnel'#58
- 'War Games, Act 3, Part 5 of 8: Flight Risk'
#184 Batman: The 12-Cent Adventure (2004)
- 'War Games: Act 3, Part 2 of 8: The Road to Hell'
#1 Batman: War Crimes (2006)
- 'War Games, Prelude: No Help'
Batman: War Games (2005)
#36 Detective Comics (1937)
- 'War Games, Act 3, Part 7 of 8: Multiple Fronts'
Justice Society of America (2007)
#39 Nightwing (1996)
- 'Our Last Best Hope'
Annual 02 Robin (1993)
- 'Hero's Journey'#71
- 'Something About Mary'#72
- 'Roman Holiday'#75
- 'Judgment Day'#77
- 'The Web'#78
- 'Did Not Shoot the Deputy, Part 1'#85
- 'Did Not Shoot the Deputy, Part 2'#87
- 'Slow Burn'#94
- 'Road to Nowhere: Part One'#95
- 'Road to Nowhere: Part Two'#96
- 'War Games, Act 1, Part 3 of 8: A Sort of Homecoming'#97
- 'War Games, Act 2, Part 3 of 8: Clarification'#99
- 'Back to the Life'#100
- 'The Ride's Over'#107
- 'Fix You'#127
- 'Targets, Part 3'
Secret Six (2008)
- 'At the Point of Puncture'#2
- 'The Way of the Traitor'#3
- 'A Run of Misfortune'#4
- 'Money for Murder'#5
- 'Twilight of Sorrow'#6
- 'Compound Fracture'#7
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