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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

Other Identities:
Black Bat (DC)
Cassandra Cain

Favorite Characters:
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Issue Appearances:
52 (2006)
52/WW III (2007)
Action Comics (1938)
Azrael: Agent of the Bat (1998)
Batgirl (2000)
Batgirl (2008)
Batgirl (2009)
Batgirl Secret Files and Origins (2002)
Batman (1940)
Batman Allies Secret Files and Origins 2005 (2005)
Batman and the Outsiders (2007)
Batman Black and White (1996)
Batman Villains Secret Files and Origins 2005 (2005)
Batman War Drums (2004)
Batman: Arkham Asylum Special (2009)
Batman: Battle for the Cowl (2009)
Batman: Battle for the Cowl: Companion (2009)
Batman: Battle for the Cowl: The Network (2009)
Batman: Bruce Wayne - Murderer? (2002)
Batman: Bruce Wayne: Fugitive (2003)
Batman: City of Light (2003)
Batman: Family (2002)
Batman: Gotham City Secret Files (2000)
Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
Batman: No Man's Land (1999)
Batman: No Man's Land Gallery (1999)
Batman: No Man's Land Secret Files (1999)
Batman: Officer Down (2001)
Batman: Orphans (2011)
Batman: Orpheus Rising (2001)
Batman: Outlaws (2000)
Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992)
Batman: War Crimes (2006)
Batman: War Games (2005)
Batman: War Games (2015)
Birds of Prey (1999)
Birds of Prey Secret Files 2003 (2003)
Catwoman (1993)
Chase (2011)
Countdown (2007)
Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland (2011)
DC Comics Presents: Batman (2010)
DC Comics Presents: Robin War 100-Page Super Spectacular (2016)
DC Comics: The Sequential Art of Amanda Conner (2012)
DC Comics/Dark Horse Comics: Justice League (2016)
DC First: Batgirl/Joker (2002)
DC Universe: Origins (2009)
Detective Comics (1937)
Final Crisis (2008)
Ghost/Batgirl (2000)
Gotham Underground (2007)
Green Lantern: Circle of Fire (2000)
Harley Quinn (2000)
JLA (1997)
JLA: Welcome to the Working Week (2003)
Joker: Last Laugh (2001)
Justice League Elite (2004)
Nightwing (1996)
Robin (1993)
Robin: The Teen Wonder (2009)
Secret Files & Origins Guide to the DC Universe 2000 (2000)
Secret Files & Origins Guide to the DC Universe 2001-2002 (2002)
Solo (2004)
Superboy (1994)
Supergirl (1996)
Supergirl (2005)
Superman/Batman (2003)
Superman/Batman Secret Files 2003 (2003)
Teen Titans (2003)
The Batman Chronicles (1995)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
The Joker: A Celebration of 75 Years (2014)
The OMAC Project (2005)
Wonder Woman (1942)
Wonder Woman (1987)
Young Justice (1998)

Video Game Appearances:
Batman: Dark Tomorrow (2003)

Group Affiliation(s):
Batman Family
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."

"This sucks."

"This sucks."

"Huh. Lady Shiva came to Gotham for the fine french food."


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