This page is about the original comic book character. For other uses, see Catwoman (Disambiguation)



General Information

Real name:

Selina Kyle

First Appearance:

Batman #1 (Spring 1940)

Created by:

( artist ) Bill Finger (writer) Bob Kane (artist)


Batman Family
( Husband )
Justice League of America
Birds of Prey
Secret Society of Super Villains
Injustice League
( Daughter )
( Daughter )
( Son )
( Son ) Batman (Husband) Helena Wayne (Daughter) Echo (Daughter) Bruce Wayne, Jr. (Son) Aion (Son)


Peak athlete
Expert burglar
Steel spring-loaded climbing pitons
Razor-sharp retractable claws
Wields an assortment of bullwhips and cat o’ nine tails as gymnastic equipment

Reading: Catwoman

Portrayed by:

Julie Newmar
Lee Meriwether
Eartha Kitt
Michelle Pfeiffer
Halle Berry
Adrienne Barbeau (Voice)
Gina Gershon (Voice)
Grey DeLisle (Voice)
Anne Hathaway
Zoë Kravitz (Voice & Live Action)
Camren Bicondova
Lili Simmons
Laura Bailey (Voice)
Jennifer Carpenter (Voice)
Jennifer Morrison (Voice)
Naya Rivera (Voice)
Anika Noni Rose (Voice)
Elizabeth Gillies (Voice)

Lili SimmonsJennifer MorrisonElizabeth Gillies

Selina Kyle, besides known as Catwoman, is a jewel thief from Gotham City and one of Batman ‘s most-well known enemies. presently portrayed as an orphan who learned to survive on Gotham ‘s streets, Selina took to thievery to survive … but determined to do it in expressive style, she learned soldierly arts and trained extensively to perfect her skills in vomit burglary. Her criminal activities are frequently tempered by a reluctant altruism, making her an inconstant villain and occasional ally to Batman. She regularly eludes capture by the Dark Knight and maintains a complicated kinship which frequently fluctuates between coquettish to romantic. Since 2002 ‘s Hush storyline, Catwoman has frequently been depicted as an anti-hero and one of Batman ‘s closest allies. She is often considered his independent love-interest .



The original and most widely known Catwoman, Selina Kyle, first appeared in Batman # 1 ( give 1940 ) in which she was known as The Cat. As an adversary of Batman, she was a whip-carrying burglar with a taste for gamey post thefts. modern writers have attributed her activities and costumed identity as a reaction to a history of misuse. Since the 1990s, Catwoman has been featured in an eponymous series that cast her as an anti-heroine rather than a supervillainess. The quality has been one of Batman ‘s most suffer love interests. A popular figure, Catwoman has been featured in most media adaptations related to Batman. Actresses Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt introduced her to a large hearing on the 1960s Batman television series. Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed the character in 1992 ‘s democratic movie Batman Returns. Halle Berry starred in a stand-alone Catwoman film in 2004, though the movie features a title character bearing little resemblance to the comedian book fictional character. Anne Hathaway portrayed the fictional character in the third episode of Christopher Nolan ‘s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Catwoman is # 51 on Wizard magazine ‘s “ 100 Greatest Villains of All Time ” list, # 11 on IGN ‘s “ top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time ” list, and # 20 on IGN ‘s “ top 100 Comic Book Heroes ” .


There have been many versions of Catwoman ‘s origins and back history seen in the amusing books over the decades .

Golden and Silver Age versions

Batman #62 revealed that Catwoman ( after a botch to the head jogged her memory ) is an amnesic escape attendant who had turned to crime after suffering a prior blow to the head during a plane crash she survived ( although in the final consequence of The Brave and the Bold, she admits that she made up the amnesia floor because she wanted a way out of the past life of crime ). She winds up reforming and stays on the straight and narrow for several years, helping out Batman in Batman #65 and #69, until Selina decides to return to a life of crime in Detective Comics #203. Selina appears again as a criminal in Batman #84 and Detective Comics #211, her final appearance for many years ( until 1966 ). In the 1970s comics, a series of stories taking put on Earth-Two ( the parallel land that was retroactively declared as the home of DC ‘s Golden Age characters ) reveal that on that world, Selina reformed in the 1950s ( after the events of Batman #69 ) and had married Bruce Wayne ; soon afterwards, she gave birth to the match ‘s only child, Helena Wayne ( the Huntress ). In The Brave and the Bold #197, the Golden Age beginning of Catwoman given in Batman #62 is elaborated on, after Selina revealed that she never actually had amnesia. It was revealed that Selina Kyle had been the wife of an abusive man, and finally decided to leave her husband. however, her husband had kept her jewelry in his individual vault, and she had to break into it to retrieve the jewelry. Selina enjoyed this experience so much she decided to become a professional costume cat burglar, and frankincense began a career that would repeatedly lead to her encountering the Batman .
The Earth-Two/Golden Age Selina Kyle finally dies in the late 1970s after being blackmailed by a criminal into going into legal action again as Catwoman ( as shown in DC Super-Stars # 17 ). Catwoman ‘s first Silver Age appearance was in Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane # 70 ( November 1966 ) ; afterwards, she continued to make appearances across the assorted Batman comics. respective stories in the 1970s sport Catwoman committing murder, something that neither the Earth-One nor Earth-Two versions of her would always do ; this version of Catwoman was assigned to the alternate earth of Earth-B, an surrogate earth that included stories that could n’t be considered canonic on Earth-One or Earth-Two .

Post-Crisis translation

Tangled origins

A revision in Catwoman ‘s origin, and the initiation of the modern version of the character, came in 1986 when writer Frank Miller and artist David Mazzucchelli published Batman : class One, a revision of Batman ’ s origin. In the course of the report, the beginning of Catwoman was besides re-envisioned. Selina Kyle is reintroduced as a cat-loving prostitute/dominatrix who is inspired to become a costumed cat burglar when she sees Batman in action. In this report, Holly Robinson is introduced as Selina ‘s roommate, a young fugitive and prostitute Kyle has taken in. The 1989 Catwoman limited series ( collected in trade wind paperback form as Catwoman : Her Sister ‘s Keeper ) by writer Mindy Newell and artist J.J. Birch expanded on Miller ‘s Year One origin. Her Sister ‘s Keeper explores Selina ‘s early life as a prostitute and the start of her career as Catwoman. This is a dark and tragic period which culminates with Selina ‘s former pimp Stan kidnap and violently abusing her sister Maggie. Selina kills Stan to save her baby, and is able to do so with impunity. Catwoman besides appears in the Knightfall saga, where she is approached by Bane ‘s henchmen while robbing a theater. Bane asks her to work for him, but she refuses, giving as her reason that Bane broke Batman. Later in the report, she boards a plane with Bruce Wayne to fly to Santa Prisca. She next appears in the KnightQuest saga .
Batman : Dark Victory, the sequel to The Long Halloween, implies that Catwoman suspects she is the long-lost illegitimate daughter of Carmine Falcone, although she finds no definitive proof of this. Selina ‘s connection to the Falcone family is further explored in the miniseries Catwoman : When in Rome. Though more circumstantial testify is added to the theory of Selina ‘s Falcone inheritance, no definitive proof is provided. Portions of Her Sister ‘s Keeper and the Year One lineage conceived by Frank Miller remain canonic to Catwoman ’ sulfur lineage, while other portions have been dropped over the years. It has been implied that Her Sister ‘s Keeper was rendered non-canonical by the events of Zero Hour, and subsequent writers have rejected Miller ‘s choice to make the post-Crisis Catwoman a prostitute. In an attempt to harmonize the respective versions, some writers have posited that Catwoman, early in her career, pretended to be a prostitute in order to scam lonely men and rob them. however, characters associated with Catwoman ‘s past as a prostitute have remained a separate of her supporting mold. Holly, from Batman : year One, and her sister Maggie ( from Her Sister ‘s Keeper ) have appeared regularly in the Catwoman series. Selina is the older of two sisters ( Maggie being the younger ) born to Brian and Maria Kyle. Catwoman v.1 # 0, which provides details about Selina ‘s childhood, neglects Maggie ‘s universe. Maria Kyle was a distant rear who preferred to spend her time with cats, and committed suicide when Selina was very young. Brian Kyle, a bibulous idler angry at his wife for killing herself, disliked Selina for resembling her mother and finally drank himself to death. Selina took to the streets for a fourth dimension before being caught and sent inaugural to an orphanage, then Juvenile Hall ( Catwoman v.1 # 0 ), “ where Selina began to see how hard the earth could actually be ” ( Catwoman Secret Files and Origins ). Maggie ‘s destine at this point in the time-line is not alluded to. however, when Ed Brubaker re-introduced her into the amusing, he implied that Maggie may have directly entered an orphanage and promptly been adopted. When she was thirteen, Selina discovered that the Hall ‘s administrator was embezzling funds and confronted her. In an try to cover up the illegal activities, the administrator put Selina in a pocket and dropped her in a river to drown ( like a guy ). Selina was able to escape ( Catwoman v.1 # 0 ) and return to the orphanage where she stole documents exposing the administrator ‘s putrescence and sent them to the authorities. She besides took the opportunity to steal enough money to live on before going back to the streets .
When the money she stole from the defile orphanage administrator ran out, Selina found herself in “ Alleytown – a network of cobble streets that form a little borough between the East End and Old Gotham ” ( Catwoman v.2 # 12 ). Selina was taken in by “ Mama Fortuna ”, the aged drawing card of a gang of young thieves, and was taught how to steal. Fortuna treated her students like slaves, keeping their earnings for herself. Selina finally ran away, accompanied by her friend Sylvia. however, the two had difficulty surviving on their own, and in desperation tried to support themselves by working as child prostitutes. Sylvia attracted at least one customer ; Selina obviously never did. The two drifted apart afterwards, with Sylvia blaming Selina for her negative experiences ; she hated Selina for not inquiring about what had happened to her at the hands of her abusive first node. In the Catwoman : Year One narrative ( Catwoman Annual # 2, 1988 ), Selina ( nowadays an pornographic ) achieved some success as a thief. Following a black burglary, however, she accepted an offer to “ lay low ” by posing as a dominatrix in the hire of a pimp named Stan. Their design was to trick men into divulging information that might be used in future crimes. According to this storyline, Selina trained under the Armless Master of Gotham, receiving education in warlike arts and culture. During this time, Catwoman was given her brand cat-o-nine tails whip by a node, which Selina kept as a trophy of her clock put as a streetwalker .

Catwoman, the series

In 1993, following the success of Batman Returns and Selina Kyle ’ s outstanding character in that film, Catwoman was given her first ongoing comedian book series. This series, written by an assortment of writers but chiefly penciled by Jim Balent, broadly depicted the character as an external thief ( and episodic bounty orion ) with an equivocal moral code. Storylines included her borrowing of adolescent runaway, and erstwhile buddy, Arizona ; aiding the condemnable Bane whom she belated betrayed to Azrael ; fighting and being hunted Christina Chiles ( a.k.a. Cyber Cat ) ; and a least sandpiper as a loath government running. The serial besides fleshed out more of her origin, revealing her beginnings as a young thief, her difficult time period in adolescent captivity, and the train she received from superhero Ted ( Wildcat ) Grant. Moving to New York, Selina becomes corporate vice president then CEO of Randolf Industries, a mafia-influenced company, through blackmail. Her plans to use this position to run for mayor are ruined when the Trickster unwittingly connected Kyle to her Catwoman alter ego. Selina then returns to Gotham City, which at this time is in the midst of the No Man ‘s Land storyline. As Catwoman, she assists Batman against Lex Luthor in the reconstruction of the city. After being arrested by Commissioner Gordon, she escapes from prison. Later that class during the Officer Down storyline in the Batman titles, Catwoman is initially the headman defendant. Although later cleared, she displays increasingly erratic demeanor throughout the story. soon afterwards she disappears and is believed to have been killed by the assassin Deathstroke, ending her series at # 94 .
Catwoman then appears in a series of stand-in stories in Detective Comics # 759 – # 762. In a stand-in storyline Trail of the Catwoman, by writer Ed Brubaker and artist Darwyn Cooke, private detective Slam Bradley attempts to find out what in truth happened to Selina Kyle. This storyline leads in to the newest Catwoman series in late 2001 ( written by Brubaker initially with Cooke, former joined by artist Cameron Stewart ). In this serial, Selina Kyle, joined by modern supporting mold members Holly and Slam Bradley ( a character from the early on Golden Age DC Comics ), becomes defender of the residents of Gotham ’ s East End, while placid carrying out an ambitious career as a big cat burglar. This series met with critical and fan applaud, particularly for its first 25 issues. During the Hush storyline ( Batman # 608- # 619 ), Batman and Catwoman briefly work together and had a quixotic relationship, during which he reveals his on-key identity to her. At the end, he breaks off their relationship when he suspects it has been manipulated by the villain Hush. This was the second meter that Batman ‘s true identity was shown to be known to her. In an early on 80 ‘s story line Selina and Bruce had developed a relationship. The concluding story featured a closing panel in which she refers to Batman as “ Bruce. ” A deepen in column team at that steer, however, brought a swift end to that story line and, apparently, all that transpired during the bow. When Catwoman appeared again, no mention any was ever made of the notion that she had obviously figured out who Batman actually is. In the JLA fib bow Crisis of Conscience, Catwoman fights aboard Batman and the League against the old Secret Society, of which she had once briefly been a member. Catwoman appears in Gail Simone ‘s “ Sensei and Student ” story-arc in Birds of Prey. She is function of a group sent to rescue a U.S. senator from the eurasian assassin Cheshire ; during the deputation, she saves dame Shiva, who was bound and gagged in the luggage compartment of a car wired with explosives by Chesire .

Mindwiping Revelations

Catwoman appears to be wholly reformed, and her love for Batman true ( although brash and unpredictable ). however, she has learned her reformation was the solution of a mindwipe by Zatanna, a procedure known to deeply affect and, in at least one casing, physically incapacitate its victims. Zatanna gives no rationality for her actions, but in a flashback it is shown that she had acted with the consent and aid of five of the seven JLA members who had helped her mindwipe Dr. Light and Batman. Catwoman ‘s response to this disclosure is definitive : she pitched Zatanna out a window ( Zatanna survives the precipitate ). Afterwards, she is seen covering her bed with past versions of her Catwoman costume. still brainsick and uncertain of herself in issue # 52 ( the last write out before the jump to One year former ), Selina is forced to decide whether to kill a supervillain. The Black Mask, in an undertake to “ improve himself, ” threatens the most important people in Selina ‘s animation, from Slam Bradley to Holly. The criminal had learned Selina ‘s identity through his earlier alliance with Selina ‘s childhood friend Sylvia, who distillery harbored a grudge against Selina. hush thinking that Selina adheres to a stern no-kill rule, Black Mask is caught by surprise when Selina shoots him in the head .

One year late

Following the events of Infinite Crisis, the DC Universe jumps fore in time. “ One year late ” Selina Kyle is no longer Catwoman, has left the East End, and has given birth to a daughter named Helena ( whose father is initially strange ). Holly Robinson takes over as the newfangled Catwoman while Selina, living under the alias Irena Dubrovna, turns her attention to caring for her daughter ( Selina ‘s alias was inspired by the identify of the main character in the 1942 film Cat People ). Though she takes her role as a fresh mother quite seriously, Selina dons the costume for a discharge through the East End some days after Helena ‘s give birth. Having intelligibly gained a few pounds, Selina finds that her costume is now a close fit. In addition, she is easily distracted by a common criminal. Although the site is defused through Holly ‘s opportune arrival, the sight of two Catwomen active voice simultaneously in the city is caught on video. Selina returns home from her adventure to find that the mysterious movie aficionado Film Freak has deduced her alias, joined with Angle Man, and grabbed Helena. After rescuing her daughter, Selina convinces Zatanna to mind-wipe Film Freak and Angle Man ( whom she had bound and gagged with duct tape after beating them viciously ) in ordain to preserve her secret identity. Following the routine, Angle Man turns himself in to the authorities ; Film Freak, however, embarks upon a homicidal rampage. Ted Grant informs Selina that Holly has been arrested for the murder of Black Mask ; Selina infiltrates the patrol place and frees holly. finally defeating Film Freak, Selina returns home to find that Slam Bradley has deduced that Helena is the daughter of his son Sam Bradley Jr., and therefore his granddaughter. Batman asks Catwoman to infiltrate the fierce tribe of Bana Amazons during The Amazons Attack! crossover voter. Posing as a criminal, Selina gains the Bana ‘s trust and thwarts a terror attack aimed at causing mass casualties in Gotham City. Selina questions whether she should be raising a daughter when her life as Catwoman has already proven to be such a danger to the child. After enlisting Batman ‘s help in faking the death of both herself and her daughter, Selina puts Helena up for borrowing. A month after Helena is placed with a new class, Catwoman asks Zatanna to erase her memories of Helena and change her beware second to a condemnable mentality. Zatanna refuses, judging for herself that such an act would be cruel to both mother and daughter. She tells Selina that she could never reverse Selina ‘s mentality, since she was on the path to becoming a hero on her own. Believing she can no long affair as a criminal, Selina has since decided to become one of Batman ‘s Outsiders. She cursorily quit however and was replaced by Batgirl. In Salvation Run # 2, Catwoman was exiled to the Prison Planet by Amanda Waller ‘s Suicide Squad .

Gotham City Sirens

During the events of Final Crisis, Batman is apparently killed. He is replaced by Nightwing, Dick Grayson. When the new Batman takes back dominance of Gotham City, Catwoman remains despondent at the passing of Bruce Wayne. While contemplating her loss, and her unexplained physical weakness despite being amply recovered from her physical heart trauma, she rescues two bystanders from a new supervillain-wannabe who calls himself Boneblaster. however, her physical weakness become obvious when she fails to fight Boneblaster efficaciously. Before Boneblaster can cause her permanent harm, she is rescued by the sudden appearance of Poison Ivy. Concerned at how weak Catwoman had become, Ivy takes Selina to where she ‘d been staying, the home plate of the Riddler. Selina discovered that Ivy had obviously seduced and drugged the Riddler with her implant pheromones, keeping him in a vegetal state. She besides discovered that Ivy had similarly taken Harley Quinn into her newfangled chancel. Selina then offered the idea that all three of them stay together to better survive in the new Gotham City. Before accepting Selina ‘s idea, Ivy secretly paid a sojourn to Zatanna through her plants, to find out if she had anything to do with Selina ‘s weakness. Zatanna suggested that the helplessness was likely psychological in nature. But before Ivy and Selina can discuss the matter any further, Boneblaster returns and tries to once more make a name for himself by attacking Ivy, Harley and Selina. While Ivy and Harley distract him, Selina ends Boneblaster ‘s terror by shorting out his gauntlets with a live electrical conduit, deducing that the villain had so far to get used to the technology, and had failed to properly insulate his gloves. As a result of the fight, Edward Nigma ‘s apartment is wrecked .
Selina then obtains an abandoned animal shelter as their new family from a man calling himself The Broker. Ivy and Harley move in, but before Ivy makes a concluding acceptance of Selina ‘s offer, she surprises Selina and drugs her with truth serum-like spores. While Selina falls into a daze, Ivy says that she wants total honesty between all of them if they are to trust one another. She then asks Selina to reveal the identity of the original Batman.

Selina, using a genial discipline teach to her by Talia aluminum Ghul, avoids the question and gives Ivy and Harley a fabricated report about there being multiple Batmen over the years, and that she ‘s had a personal relationship with more than one of them. Ivy and Harley accept this solution for the moment, and Ivy tries to make amends by growing all manner of exotic fruits for Selina. meanwhile, Harley goes denounce. Later, Selina receives a message on her phone from Edward Nigma ( Riddler ) which shows Harley posing with Bruce Wayne. Knowing that the real Bruce is dead, and that the man with Harley is truly Thomas Elliot ( Hush ), Selina takes Ivy to the restaurant where the visualize was taken. She is shocked to see a Harlequin dame at the postpone, its point stabbed through with a knife. Harley ‘s telephone is next to it. Together Selina and Ivy cope to rescue Harley from Elliot, but not ahead having to deal with an old associate of the Joker ‘s who is posing as Joker trying to kill Harley for taking his place. Together the girls pull off to stop the fake Joker and move in together. Although Bruce is gone, Selina continues to keep close ties to his family, spending Christmas Eve with Dick Grayson and Alfred Pennyworth ( and to a lesser extent Damian ). Dick and Selina share a goner to their family who were not with them that year ( Bruce, Tim, Holly, Helena, Ivy and Harley ) .

Blackest Night

During the events of Blackest Night, Selina is attacked by Black Mask after he has been reborn as a extremity of the Black Lantern Corps. After he tells her that he plans on getting an emotional response before killing her, Selina steals a car and heads to the mental mental hospital where Maggie Kyle is held, believing Black Mask is coming for her. Black Mask attacks the institution, and somehow awakens Maggie from her coma. Selina arrives in time to help her baby flee into the sewers. While on the melt, Maggie angrily tells Selina that she ruined both of their lives the day she decided to become Catwoman. Devastated by her sister ‘s argument, Selina fails to realize they have both been heading for a trap. just as Black Mask is about to gouge Maggie ‘s eyes out and shove them down Selina ‘s throat, Harley and Ivy arrive and defeat the Black Lantern by trapping him in the abdomen of a man-eating plant. Selina is helped to her feet by her friends, who tell her that Maggie has fled the scene. The adjacent day, the staff members of the genial institution are shown discussing Maggie ‘s escape, besides mentioning that a conical buoy that works at the hospital had been found beat and stripped of her consistent. Maggie is then shown in the depths of the Gotham City sewers clad in the bloody nun robes, muttering about her plan to kill Catwoman in order to free Selina ‘s soul. now calling herself Sister Zero, Maggie attempts to kill Selina, but ultimately flees after being defeated by the Sirens. She is death seen going over her options, now realizing that she can not murder her own baby, and consequently must personally exorcise the “ vomit demon ” from within Selina ‘s consistency .

The Return of Bruce Wayne

In the follow-up to The Return of Bruce Wayne, the Sirens serve Zatanna put out a massive fire at a local parking lot near their home, lone for them to be ambushed by a creature made of mud. After being dragged underneath the land by the creature, Catwoman awakens tied up and gagged on the floor of a dark room, and is cursorily forced into an illusion by her spiritual world captors. Back in reality, Talia reveals to the Sirens that precisely a few hours prior, an unknown benefactor had offered up a massive reward to whoever could kidnap and deliver Catwoman to him, with the hopes that he could penetrate her mind and learn Batman ‘s secret identity. Before the cognition can be ripped from her beware, Selina ‘s captors ( revealed to be Shrike and a new villain named Senpai ), are finally defeated by the other Sirens. Once Selina is freed, Talia orders Zatanna to wipe Bruce ‘s identity from her memory, reasoning that her kidnap has proved that the cognition is besides dangerous for her to handle. The two women initially restrain Selina and attempt to remove the cognition from her, but Zatanna refuses at the last consequence and ends up fighting Talia in order to protect Selina. Talia tries to kill Selina before vanishing, but she survives and ultimately reunites with Bruce, who had recently returned to the present. After stealing the contents of a safe belong to the Falcone crime syndicate, Selina returns dwelling to find Kitrina Falcone, a adolescent escape artist and Carmine Falcone ‘s long lost daughter, breaking into her board. She attacks and subdues Kitrina, who tells Selina that she had unwittingly stolen a map that details the location of the modern Black Mask ‘s metro bunker. Realizing that she could use the map to capture Black Mask and claim the 50 million dollar bounty on his forefront, Selina leaves Kitrina bound in a lock room so that she can keep the map for herself. She later calls Batman to her house in arrange to turn the manque thief over to the patrol, but discovers that Kitrina had managed to free herself and steal back the map. This impresses Selina, who mentions that she had tied up the child using an “ ineluctable ” knot that Bruce had shown her years earlier. Following a massive struggle with Black Mask and his henchmen ( which ends with neither womanhood being able to claim the amplitude ), Selina agrees to take on Kitrina as her new buddy, Catgirl. once Bruce Wayne returns from his time in the past, he establishes Batman Incorporated, a ball-shaped team of Batmen. Selina accompanies him on a mission to break into Doctor Sivana ‘s armory, and late travels with him to Tokyo in order to recruit a japanese representative for Batman Incorporated .


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After the DC Universe ‘s history was rewritten by the Flash and Doctor Manhattan, Catwoman ‘s by was changed. According to the timeline, Selina was the daughter of Rex Calabrese who was placed into foster care after his arrest. She besides had a brother called Aiden Mason, who she lost contact with after they were place into care. Growing up on in Oliver ‘s Group Home, she and the other residents were taught to steal objects in ordering to continue living there. Years former, she was caught whilst attempting to burgle person ‘s residence. Rather than be charged, Selina was alternatively inducted into a second prospect course of study that helped those growing up in poverty. After a year working for the mayor, Selina used her situation to track her buddy and learn what had happened to him. however, she was discovered and thrown off City Hall ‘s roof by an obscure party. miraculously, Selina survived the fall and was revived by a crowd of cats. Convinced she must have been person authoritative if an attempt had been made on her biography, she once again became a burglar operate on and adopted the identity Catwoman. similarly, her relationship with Batman changed to casual flings rather than a amatory relationship and she was not know or care about his identity .


After returning to her character as Catwoman, Selina was arrested and sent to end row at Arkham Asylum for the murders of two hundred terrorist soldiers. Determined to prove her innocence, Batman recruited her to a team of criminals he was putting together to retrieve the Pyscho-Pirate from Bane in Santa Prisca to save the girlfriend who was struck under the enchantment of the pirate ‘s mask. Batman besides knew that getting Catwoman off the end rowing would buy him time to investigate her lawsuit a well. The mission was a achiever and, after looking into the murders, Batman discovered Selina had taken the punishment for her good ally Holly Robinson, who had in truth committed the murders. Catwoman explained that she knew if she took the fall for the crime Batman would n’t let her die on death rowing, consequently saving Holly ‘s animation. Having freed from Arkham, Bruce and Selina finally caved into their long-standing common attraction and became romantically involved .

Powers and Abilities

  • Master Acrobat: Selina is a gifted and accomplished athlete, with heightened acrobatic prowess. Her feats have been so amazing, one could argue that her athletic ability is somewhat superhuman.
  • Master Martial Artist: She was trained by the Armless Master in martial arts and by Wildcat in boxing and street-fighting. She is a dangerous, clever and resourceful fighter, known for precise, agile attacks and speedy getaways. Her formidable hand-to-hand combat skills are augmented by her cat-like speed, agility, reflexes, balance, and flexibility. Catwoman has mastered the following martial arts styles; Boxing, Kickboxing, Capoeira, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Jujutsu, Dragon Style Kung Fu and Karate.
  • Stealth: Selina is as stealthy as any large cat. She has easily been able to sneak up on large groups of people and even other vigilantes on patrol. She shows marked prowess in this ability while she’s on the prowl for her next job.
  • Master Thief: Selina is a master thief, known throughout Gotham City for her burglary of cat-themed objects and/or gems and jewels of the highest quality. Hardly one to knock over a bank, Catwoman would rather break into the chairman’s office and take his personal documents.
  • Disguise: To pull off her many capers, Catwoman resorts to disguises and aliases. She once posed as an old lady in order to steal a valuable piece of jewelry while on a cruise ship. Later, she posed as a night club goer in order to get acquainted with its owners and return later to rob them.
  • Feline Empathy: Catwoman has a strong affinity for cats. Feline species tend to flock to her, accepting her almost immediately, recognizing somehow that she is not an enemy but a friend. This allows her to calm injured cats, train them, befriend them, and form strong bonds with them. These animals will even sometimes come to her defense when she is attacked. This has proved most beneficial, especially when it has involved big cats.


In the Pre-Crisis version, Catwoman was supported by different henchmen. The watch henchmen are the only ones that were named .

  • Craven – [1]
  • Jim Jones – [2]
  • Joe – [3]
  • Lion-Mane – Lion-Mane was a human with feline features and heightened strength. He was initially a henchman of that world’s Catwoman who betrayed him and buried the loot in the forest. Lion-Mane was captured after that. Years later, Lion-Mane orchestrated a prison riot and took the guards hostage. Huntress infiltrated the prison and challenged Lion-Mane into 1-on-1 fight. If she could win, Lion-Mane would release the hostages, or if Lion-Mane won, she would have to reveal the location of the treasure Catwoman buried in the forest. The fight was tough and almost a draw, but eventually Huntress was able to defeat Lion-Mane.[4]
  • Mousery Mager – [5]
  • Mike – [5]
  • Pete – [5]
  • Slug – [6]


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Batman Returns

Main article: Catwoman (Burtonverse) actress : Michelle Pfeiffer


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The Dark Knight Rises

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The Lego Batman Movie

Catwoman appears in the film voiced by Zoë Kravitz. She appears aboard diverse early Batman villains, and has a leaning to say “ Meow meow ” after every sentence .

The Batman

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Live-action series

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Catwoman is played by three different actresses Julie Madison, Eartha Kitt and Lee Meriwether in its 1966 spinoff movie. Her real mention and setting is never given or explained .

1977 Filmation seris

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Batman: The Animated Series

Main article: Catwoman (Batman: The Animated Series)

Birds of Prey

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The Batman

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold

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Video games

Catwoman ( Game Boy Color )

In this 1999 side-scroller by Kemco, Catwoman is hired by Talia alabama Ghul to steal an ancient crystal skull from the Gotham City Museum. Talia ‘s father Ra ‘s aluminum Ghul wants to use the skull to create a potent weapon that will be able of destroying an entire city .


Batman: Arkham series

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

Catwoman appears as a playable quality in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.

Catwoman is voiced by Kelly Huston in DC Universe Online .

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Catwoman appears as a playable charcter in Injustice: Gods Among Us .


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