Batgirl (DC)(03 - Cassandra Cain)
Real Name: Cassandra Cain.
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One of the best martial artists in the world and reads body language as a first language. Armed with regular Bat gadgets, rarely uses them.
Can't read or do basic math.
Trained to be the perfect assassin by her father David Cain who taught her to read body language instead of English. She performed her first assassination at age eight, and seeing what she had done, ran away from home.
During No Man's land, she became Batgirl, and later learned English when a psychic rearranged her mind. She had to be retaught her unique ability to read body language by assassin Lady Shiva in exchange for a battle to the death one year later.
Having sworn never to take another life, Cass lost on purpose and had to be revived by Shiva. In the fight afterward, Cass became the first person to ever defeat Shiva, knocking her unconcious.
Cassandra had a close friendship with former Batgirl Barbara Gordon, as well as one with Stephanie Brown, the Spoiler. She treated Batman sometimes as a mentor, sometimes as a surrogate father.
Later discovering Shiva was her mother, she was forced to defeat her once more by killing her, then hanging her over the Lazarus Pit to be reborn. After that, she disappeared for a while.
Since then, she has been out under mind control by Deathstroke the Terminator and forced to do evil, and was only recently freed from it by Robin (Tim Drake). Her future is unclear.
Technically, she's the fourth Batgirl in the DCU's history, taking into account Kane and Bertinelli.
First Appearance: Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989) #120
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52/WW III (2007)
TPB Action Comics (1938)
- 'DC: World War III'#1
- 'A Call To Arms'#2
- 'The Valiant'#4
- 'United We Stand'
#804 Azrael: Agent of the Bat (1998)
- 'The Harvest, Part Three'
#56 Batgirl (2000)
- 'No Man's Land: The Night Foretold!'#57
- 'No Man's Land: Scratched Out!'#60
- 'No Man's Land: Evacuation'#61
- 'No Man's Land: Presents of Mind'#66
- 'New Order'#84
2016 Edition TPB vol. 01 Batgirl (2008)
- 'Silent Knight'Annual 01TPB
- 'Kicking Assassins'TPB
- 'Destruction's Daughter'TPB vol. 01
- 'Silent Running'TPB vol. 02
- 'A Knight Alone'TPB vol. 03
- 'Death Wish'TPB vol. 04
- 'Fists of Fury'#1
- 'You can take off the blindfolds now.'#2
- 'I hope to God you never have to read this.'#3
- 'Hard to remember now... how tonight started out.'#4
- 'She was perfect.'#5
- 'Coming to...'#6
- 'You're trying to take her away from me.'#7
- 'This sucks.'#8
- 'Okay, so she's fast.'#9
- 'He doesn't have to say a word...'#10
- 'Nothing's changed'#11
- 'First things first.'#12
- 'Mute Witness'#13#14#15#16#17#18#19#20#21#22#23
- 'Little Talk'#24
- 'Bruce Wayne: Murderer?, Part Two: Batgirl'#25
- 'I Am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds'#26#27
- 'Bruce Wayne: Fugitive, Part Five'#28#29
- 'Bruce Wayne: Fugitive, Part Thirteen: [Please. Please Let Me Live]'#30
- 'Legion of the Lost'#31
- 'The Catafracts'#32
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- 'Blank Slate'#36#37
- 'Thicker Than Water'#38
- 'Black Wind'#40
- 'Little Bat'#41
- 'Body Language'#42
- 'Death In a Battle'#43
- 'Seeds of Blood'#44
- 'Harvest of Death'#45
- 'The Lost Girls'#47
- 'The Doll's House'#48
- 'Human Resources'#49
- 'Down Among the Dead Men'#50
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- 'Cooking the Books'#55
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- 'War Games, Act 3, Part 6 of 8: Ground Zero'#58
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- 'Fresh Blood, Part 4: Settling Up'#60
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- 'The Hood, Part 3: Dead Weight'#63
- 'Could've Been Part One: Nowadays'#64
- 'Could've Been Part Two: Gone, Daddy, Gone'#65
- 'A Mother of a Father's Day'#66
- 'Destruction's Daughter, Part 1: Hitting Pavement'#67
- 'Destruction's Daughter, Part 2: Bird Calls'#68
- 'Destruction's Daughter, Part 3: Motherlode'#69
- 'Destruction's Daughter, Part 4: Love's Labors...'#70
- 'Destruction's Daughter, Conclusion: The Resurrection and the Life'#71
- 'Blood Matters, Part 1: Prey for Her'#72
- 'Blood Matters, Part 2: Turning Abel'#73
- 'Blood Matters, Conclusion: Revelations'
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- 'War Games: Act 1, Part 2 of 8: Behind Enemy Lines'#183
- 'War Games: Act 2, Part 2 of 8: Philosophical Differences'#184
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#72 Chase (2011)
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- 'Officer Down, Part 4: Smoking Gun'
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#738 Final Crisis (2008)
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- 'The Resurrection Engine, Part 2'#3
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#7 Green Lantern: Circle of Fire (2000)
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#88 JLA: Welcome to the Working Week (2003)
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#6 Nightwing (1996)
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#81 Robin (1993)
- 'Venn Diagram, Part Two of Three: Friends Under Fire'#98
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#70 Robin: The Teen Wonder (2009)
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- 'Officer Down, Part 2: Behind the Lines'#88
- 'Secrets & Lies'#98
- 'Bruce Wayne: Murderer?, Part Six: The Thin Line'#119
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#1 Solo (2004)
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#85 Supergirl (1996)
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#63 Supergirl (2005)
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#5 Superman/Batman Secret Files 2003 (2003)
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Teen Titans (2003)
#22 The Batman Chronicles (1995)
- 'Lights Out, Part 2: War and Peace'#43
- 'Titans East, Part 1'#44
- 'Titans East, Part 2'#45
- 'Titans East, Part 3'#46
- 'Titans East, Part 4'
#18 The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
- 'No Man's Land: Spiritual Currency'
HC The Joker: A Celebration of 75 Years (2014)
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HC The OMAC Project (2005)
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#2 Wonder Woman (1942)
- 'There is No I in Team'
#600 Wonder Woman (1987)
- 'Odyssey: Prologue: Couture Shock'
#174 Young Justice (1998)
- 'The Witch & the Warrior, Part 1'#175
- 'The Witch & the Warrior, Part 2: Girl Frenzy'
- 'Time Out'#21
- 'Young, Just Us Too'
Video Game Appearances:
Batman: Dark Tomorrow (2003)
Justice League Elite (DC)
League of Assassins (DC)
Outsiders (DC)(05 - 2000s)
Titans East (02 - Cyborg's Team)
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"Huh. Lady Shiva came to Gotham for the fine french food."
"Huh. Lady Shiva came to Gotham for the fine french food."
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