In the DC Comics Bombshells universe, Cassandra is a Chinese heroine known as Black Bat. Regarding his training, Batman explained, "Knowing how to kill doesn't mean you mustkill." Lady Shiva (real name Sandra Woosan, Sandra San or more recently Sandra Wu-San) is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.The character was co-created by Dennis O'Neil and Ric Estrada, and first appeared in Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter #5. Yikes. Cassandra Cain. She now wears a domino mask and exposes the rest of her face and head. It's not so much physical as... as mentally impossible. Later on, however, Cassandra gave her claim to the name up to her friend Stephanie Brown. Who created Cassandra Cain? During this time, Cassandra starts developing a friendship with Brenda, the woman who owns the local coffee shop, and even a very short-lived relationship with a boy named Zero. [16], Bruce Wayne sends Cassandra to Barbara Gordon, currently functioning as Oracle. May 1, 2012 - Cassandra Cain Batgirl action figure from the DC Direct First Appearance line. Powers and Abilities Powers None known. She agreed. When Cassandra asked Shiva whether she was still killing, whether she would ever stop, Shiva says she was, and responds, "It's why I had you", so Cassandra agrees to fight her to the death once more. However, after Bruce Wayne's apparent death, Cassandra, apparently disillusioned, passes the cowl to her close friend, Stephanie Brown, then she leaves Gotham. I always thought it was the other way around… The more you know! Why? Cassandra (with an ally) plans to use the drug to create an army. What she lacked in vocabulary, she made up for in martial arts skills. After a closely matched battle, Cassandra manages to break Shiva's neck, paralyzing her. Batgirl and other appearances (2000–2011) The first Batgirl monthly comic was published in 2000, with Cassandra Cain as the title character. She is a friend of Barbara Gordon and Stephanie Brown. Cassandra was the first Batgirl to star in her own ongoing Batgirl comic book series, an Asian character who was replaced as Batgirl by Stephanie Brown in a 2009 storyline. Batman, who had followed her, accepts her into the family again and says he will adopt her and make her his daughter. 1999 DC BATMAN #567 1ST APPEARANCE BATGIRL CASSANDRA CAIN CGC 9.6 NEWSSTAND : Condition:--not specified. Cassandra gathers evidence that indicates that Shiva could be her mother, and seeks her out to confirm this, rejoining the League of Assassins. When she was eight, Cain took her to kill a businessman. Trivia No trivia. Many people. However, some time later, when she is working with the Teen Titans, Miss Martian comments that she is more in control of herself now. [9], In July 2010, Cassandra appeared as one of the main characters in a short story written and drawn by Amanda Conner for Wonder Woman #600, where she helps Wonder Woman and Power Girl in a battle against Egg Fu. After the birth of Cassandra, Sandra set out to become Lady Shiva. Cassandra Cain was first introduced during the "No Man's Land" crossover storyline in 1999.She is one of the Oracle's agents in Gotham City. Having been brought up by Cain deliberately without speech, the communication centers of her brain learned body language instead of spoken or written language. [33] Orphan is known for being the best fighter on the team. Her father, David Cain, sends a video of Cassandra's first murder to Bruce Wayne (Batman) attempting to disrupt her status. Years later, Tim Drake (now the new Batman) killed Duela in retaliation. Cassandra's birth and childhood are revealed in the Batgirl series. In Batgirl #67 (October 2005), Oracle performed a number of tests on Cassandra, determining the severity of the problem: "The language centers of your brain are all over both hemispheres. Tim had secretly recorded the conversation, clearing his name, but branding Cassandra as a murderer at the same time. Together, they undertake a search for the Batman. By day, she took speech and ESL courses. He found a potential mother when he saw Sandra Wu-San fighting her sister Carolyn in a martial arts tournament. Most of the 2000 Batgirl ongoing series, as well as the 2008 miniseries, has been collected into trade paperbacks. After the birth of Cassandra, Sandra set out to become Lady Shiva. [11], In 2011, in Grant Morrison's Batman Inc. series, it is revealed that Cassandra had taken up the name Black Bat. Cassandra also exhibits extraordinary resistance to pain. After the loss of their leader in the 2008 "Batman R.I.P." Later, Cassandra approaches Dodge, a wannabe superhero with teleportation powers, wanting him to steal a drug that gives humans metahuman strength in exchange for money. Cassandra uses swords that emit red sun energy which strips away Supergirl's powers. Cassandra produces a gun and tells him to shoot Cain and join her league. From there, I worked out the details of just how that would come about with our initial editor, Eddie Berganza, and then his successor, Peter Tomasi. Real Name: Cassandra Cain First Appearance: Batman #567 (July, 1999) Powers: Master martial artist, exceptionally good at reading body language, master of stealth, and incredible negotiator Affiliation: Batman Family, League of Assassins, Outsiders, Young Justice Did You Know: Cassandra Cain is the daughter of an assassin and a martial arts master. Having gained control of his daughter, Deathstroke recruits her into Titans East, where she resumes the role and costume of Batgirl. 'Birds of Prey's Chris Messina Hints that His Character Is in Love With Ewan McGregor's Black Mask. Cassandra's costume as Batgirl is composed of black skin-tight leather. [17] As she had relied completely on this ability to fight, she is unable to effectively fight crime. [12], At C2E2 2011, it was confirmed that Cassandra would be appearing as a main character in Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins' mini-series Batman: Gates of Gotham. When he loses his grip, she tries to save him but fails; he falls to another part of the rooftop. This version of the costume apparently results from one artist's interpretation, as Cassandra's appearances elsewhere (i.e., Supergirl and Batman and the Outsiders) show her wearing her standard Batgirl costume. 3. However, Wayne continues to accept Cassandra after she takes several bullets to save the life of a hired assassin, proving her devotion to protecting human life. Soon after, Cyborg, Raven, and Duela Dent summon former Titans Nightwing, Donna Troy, Beast Boy, and the Flash (Bart Allen), who join them against Deathstroke's team. Robin and Batman give her the benefit of the doubt. As Cassandra would rather be "perfect for a year" instead of "mediocre for a lifetime", she accepts the offer. Cassandra's origin story present her as the daughter of assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva. We had a lot of fun discussing these characters and you're not going to … Her cape is now severely torn, looking ragged and almost smoke-like. Her friendship with Stephanie appears to have remained intact.[45]. If you're going to check out Birds of Prey this Friday, Feb. 7 like many of the other comic book fans across the globe, you've probably heard of the name Cassandra Cain. Her hands are wrapped in bandages rather than her former scalloped bat-gloves. Cassandra's birth and childhood are revealed in the Batgirl series. [2] Consequently, Cassandra grew up to become an expert martial artist and developed an incredible ability to interpret body language to the point of reading complex thoughts, but simultaneously remaining mute, developing very limited social skills, and illiterate. [26] She moves into the team's apartment, but does not show much desire to socialize with her teammates. Her father, David Cain, is portrayed as a character named the "Orphan", who raises Cassandra alone and forces her not to speak but to "listen" to body movements and react accordingly with deadly precision. In Batgirl #14 (May 2001), the writer, Kelley Puckett, places Cassandra in a position within the story in which her skills are analyzed by a group of government experts. The issue focuses on the Phantom Stranger bringing together Robins from all time periods to help save Batman's life, because "Batman can always rely on Robin"; at the end of the comic, Stranger's sister Madame Xanadu remarks that had the Robins failed, "there is always Batgirl, too", revealing the four Batgirls (Cassie, Barbara Gordon, Bette Kane, and Stephanie Brown). [27] Following Bruce Wayne's public announcement about his intention to create a global team of Batmen, Tim visits Cassandra in Hong Kong, where she has been acting as an codename-less vigilante. She is an amazing hand-to-hand combatant and is highly skilled in several martial arts, including Jeet Kune Do,[34] Muay Thai,[34] and Ninjutsu. This line was well ordered by stores and the figure may not have sold out at all stores. Shiva then restarts her heart, realizing Cassandra had a death wish, so that they can have a real fight. In The New 52: Futures End, Cassandra appears as a member of the League of Batgirls alongside Stephanie Brown and a young African-American girl named Tiffany Fox (the daughter of Lucius Fox). Despite Damian's hostility toward her, Cassandra ultimately saves his life after pulling him out of the club mere seconds before it is destroyed by a bomb. I never realized that Dick Grayson’s Aunt Harriet first appeared in the comics and then was added into the television series. Cassandra is an important part of Harley Quinn's lethal girl squad, but there's more to her than that. David Cain is one of the world's premier assassins, whose victims have included some of the most famous and powerful people on the planet. Upon taking the mantle of Batgirl, she was trained further by Batman, Oracle, Black Canary, and by Lady Shiva. At the very least, you'll know your stuff about Cassandra, and can impress your friends. Cassandra Cain (also known as Cassandra Wayne) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Batman. The character made her cinematic debut in the DC Extended Universe film Birds of Prey,[3] portrayed by Ella Jay Basco. 'Sex Education's Emma Mackey Doesn't Want to Be Compared to Margot Robbie Anymore, Season 1 of 'Bling Empire' Was Filmed Long Before the Coronavirus Pandemic Began, Here's Why 'Promising Young Woman' Had to End With That Shocking Finale (SPOILERS), Did Clare and Dale Actually Break Up? The two then travel to Hong Kong in order to catch a 10-year-old assassin known as the Cricket, but are easily defeated. Posted 8 years ago 14 notes . The First Appearance Batgirl has been released for a few years now, but getting a copy should not be too difficult. Critical reception of Cassandra's villainous turn in the "One Year Later" storyline was mixed. Her costume as Black Bat incorporates her former Batgirl costume, with some modifications. However, a girl matching Cassandra's appearance did appear briefly as one of Bruce Wayne's assistants in an alternate timeline seen in the Justice League episode \"The Savage Time.\" The creators of the show have stated that this was an uncredited cameo.Cassandra, or rather, Cassie, makes a possible voice only cameo in Batman: Arkham Knight as a voice message on Bruce Wayne's voicemail. Created by Kelley Puckett and Damion Scott, Cassandra Cain first appeared in Batman #567 (July 1999). I wasn't a fan of the Cassandra Cain Batgirl when I was reading her first appearances twenty years ago, and this reboot doesn't do anything to win me over now. Paraphernalia Equipment: None known. Instead, Cassandra impales Shiva on a hook hanging over the pit, apparently killing her. Transportation: None known. Is she a bad guy? After being taken in by Oracle, the original Batgirl, Cassandra Cain donned the cape and cowl of the all-new Batgirl in 1999's BATMAN #567! In the 2008 Batgirl miniseries, the first issue delves into an explanation as to Cassandra's increased verbal and literary skills. He found a potential mother when he saw Sandra Wu-San fighting her sister Carolyn in a martial arts tournament. She agreed. Item location: Niagara Falls, New York, United … Cassandra next appears on the roster of Titans East once again wearing the Batgirl costume. [31], In what might be a variant timeline, Cassandra is a member of Barbara Gordon's League of Batgirls, operating on the field under her leadership alongside fellow Batgirls Stephanie Brown and Tiffany Fox. [1] The character is one of several who have assumed the role of Batgirl, and Cassandra Cain goes by the name of Orphan in DC Comics' current continuity. Look—humans can throw a 100 miles-per-hour fastball, smash concrete blocks with their heads, and run 4.2 forties. At the end of the story, both she and Stephanie reclaim the bat symbol and Cass's costume becomes very similar to her previous batgirl costume. Cassandra makes a cameo appearance in issue #13 of the second Batman: The Brave and the Bold tie-in comic. David Cain had sought a perfect bodyguard for Ra's al Ghul. [38][39] In general, the portrayal of Tim Drake was praised, whereas Cassandra's depiction was not. Here's the Real Reason Ruby Rose Left 'Batwoman' (SPOILERS). [14], February 4, 2020 was the debut of Cassandra Cain's first graphic novel, Shadow of the Batgirl, written by Sarah Kuhn and illustrated by Nicole Goux.[15]. She's also illiterate - so getting past these roadblocks has been something of a battle for her, as one could imagine. Margot Robbie Is Back as Harley Quinn in 'Birds of Prey — But How Is It Connected to 'Suicide Squad'? After the end of World War II, she returns to her home country to help rebuild and make life better for the young girls there. Cassandra has yet to make a named appearance in the DC animated universe or other DC cartoons. Not centralized like with most people. In it, she … Her first appearance as Batgirl was in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #120. Batgirl Gallery Real Name Cassandra Cain Current Alias Batgirl First appearance Unknown Contents[show] History History of character is unknown. Batman also offers membership to Green Arrow, who is furious to learn that the former leader of the League of Assassins is on the team as well. She has since relaxed a bit and occasionally goes for lighter colours. While she's initially in jail, Harley Quinn takes it upon herself to bust her out and keep her safe from Zsasz and his goons. She was not taught to read or write; instead, reading body language was her only language. The BlackBat outfit first appeared on a cover preview of Red Robin #25 before its comic debute in Batman Incorporated #6. Barbara says she prefers to live alone but since Cassandra is never home and doesn't talk, it is just like living alone. If you're still trying to work it out, we've got you covered. She also received martial arts training, though she remained mute the entire time. She's one of several characters who have taken up the mantle of Batgirl in the past, in the comic continuity, but right now she's kicking butt and taking names as Orphan, doing her own thing. Her pants are looser and baggier in the thighs to allow greater flexibility with her acrobatics, and she wears knee-high black boots. Tim and Cassandra engage in a fight which ends when the platform they are fighting on explodes. BATGIRL (CASSANDRA CAIN) 1st App. She received supplementary instruction from Onyx. One expert states, "Her individual moves are borderline human. Clayface helps Batwoman, Red Robin, Spoiler, and the injured Orphan escape. 3) #43, the once hollow bat-symbol appears to have been filled in and her cape is once again completely black; a new line of stitching goes up the forehead of her cowl. That was left for me to come up with and them to approve. She does not wear any accessory or jewellery, and goes for tight black jeans, tight black tank tops or sweaters and black running shoes. Just before departing, Tim gives Cassandra a copy of her old costume and tells her that if she chooses to stay and fight crime in Hong Kong, he hopes she will do it while wearing a Bat-symbol. [18], Cassandra soon discovers that the assassin Lady Shiva can read people like she used to be able to and asks Shiva to reteach her. Her mask covers all of her head with the exception of the eyes, which are darkened, and symbolic stitches surround the mouth of the mask. Later, Geoff Johns was quoted as saying, "We will be addressing in Teen Titans exactly what the deal is with her. This figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a base and a mini-reproduction of the comic in which the character first appeared, and is packaged in a … Upon being asked if Cassandra's characterization was editorially mandated, writer Adam Beechen stated, "When I came to the book, I was told that the first arc would deal with presenting Cassandra as a major new enemy for Robin. Cassandra Cain is the daughter of the two most dangerous and notorious assassins in the world. Cassandra, believing that Batman brought her onto the team for just such a contingency, takes command of the group. Batman 567 CGC 9.4. In Teen Titans (vol. Instead, she was ignored and unable to speak, being deprived of human contact so that she could eventually become a talented assassin. Upon his refusal, she shoots Cain herself. Although she is used by Mother to kill Miranda Row, mother of Batman's new ally Harper Row, at the conclusion of the storyline, Harper forgives Cassandra for her role in her mother's death, while Cassandra's own father David sacrifices himself to kill Mother by trapping her in her disintegrating fortress, refusing to allow her to torture others in the future. Check out Cassandra in Birds of Prey when she makes her big screen debut on Feb. 7! If not, she might be a bit of an unknown entity to you unless you've followed her comic history. And she's good at it. Many, many people. The costume displays slight variations in Titans East. Even then, she only spoke with extreme difficulty (very falteringly, short sentences with long pauses, frequently using the wrong words, etc.). Believing that Sandra was holding back for Carolyn, Cain murdered Carolyn and lured Sandra into a trap, sparing her life in exchange for giving birth to his child and leaving that child for him to raise. Batman (Azrael) Batman (Bruce Wayne) Batman (Damian Wayne) Batman (Dick Grayson) Batman (Jason Todd) Batman (Thomas Wayne) Batman (Tim Drake) Batman Beyond (Terry McGinnis) Batman Jr Batman Who Laughs Batman ’66 (Adam West) Batwoman (Kate Kane) 1. Like the other members of the Bat-Clan, Cassandra's Batgirl also wears a yellow-pouched utility belt which contains grappling hooks, batarangs, mini-explosives, tracking devices, a hand-held computer, binoculars, PlastiCuffs, and smoke pellets. After she is proclaimed by Nyssa al Ghul as the "One Who Is All", the students of the League are split, half following Shiva, and the others Cassandra. Dan Didio commented, "I'm glad to see there was a reaction created, it shows that people care about the character and want to see something happen with her."[44]. Cassandra then appears in Supergirl #14 (April 2007), battling the title character, (Kara Zor-El). Winning bid: US $57.00 [ 22 bids] Shipping: $9.95 Expedited Shipping | See details . … [7], In February 2008, Dan DiDio revealed during a convention panel that writer Adam Beechen would be writing a "new Batgirl" miniseries. Ended: Nov 08, 2020. She was a completely different character before 'One Year Later,' so let’s find out what happened. But in fact, she has merely faked Red Robin's death in order to allow him to escape. [5], Cassandra is left behind while Batman, Robin, and Nightwing leave for their year-long trip and Harvey Dent is charged with protecting Gotham instead of her. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Once the Architect is defeated and captured, Cassandra decides to stay in Gotham rather than return to Hong Kong. As a child, she received intensive training by her father, along with several other members of the League of Assassins, including Bronze Tiger, Merlyn the archer, and a series of instructors hired by her father, including Alpha. With that said, however, who is Cassandra, anyway? Cassandra retakes the Batgirl mantle to join the Outsiders at Batman's request. She appears ready to place Shiva in the Lazarus Pit, but Shiva pleads with her not to do so. At the storyline's conclusion, Cassandra adopts her father's identity of Orphan to continue protecting others.[32]. Cassandra Cain first appeared in Batman #567 (July 1999), written by Kelley Puckett and penciled by Damion Scott (who are generally credited with her invention).[4]. In 2000, Cassandra Cain became the first Batgirl to get her own ongoing self-titled comic book series (Barbara Gordon had only been featured in a couple of one-shot releases). Raised from birth to be the perfect killer, Cassandra Cain learned to read body language perfectly. The 'Bachelorette' Couple Is Never Short of Surprises, What Happened to Kate Kane? Cassandra was completely mute and unable to read—her ability to fight was her "first language." He trained the young Bruce Wayne with the skills that he would use as Batman, although Bruce has never used such techniques. [9], After Bruce Wayne returns, it is revealed that Cassandra's disillusionment was a ruse, and that she has willingly handed over her Batgirl mantle to Stephanie because she was acting under her mentor's orders in the event of his death or disappearance, and gone undercover, using Tim Drake as a regular contact. In Teen Titans (vol. She faces Deathstroke, Match, and other former Titans East teammates, before being subdued by Risk. In the following confrontation, Cassandra is mortally wounded by her "adoptive brother", the Mad Dog, while heroically saving one of the students under her leadership. A telepath "rewires" Cassandra's brain so that she can think with words and use language, but these abilities come at some cost to her ability to read people's body language. [22] He shares her first kiss, and she even visits him at his home in Smallville, though the relationship never becomes serious. "[40] In a follow-up interview, he clarified further, stating, "They didn't present me with a rationale as to why Cassandra was going to change, or a motivating factor. What they can't do is all of that at once. She locates her father on a rooftop and engages in a one-on-one fight, eventually sending him over a ledge. Cassandra Cain made her first appearance in 1999's Batman #567, right in the middle of the year-long No Man's Land crossover.

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