Cassandra Cain (Prime Earth)

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Real Name

Cassandra “ Cass ” Cain

Main Alias


Other Aliases



( church father, deceased ) ·
Carolyn Wu-San ( enate aunt, deceased ) Sandra Wu-San (mother) · David Cain (father, deceased) ·Carolyn Wu-San (maternal aunt, deceased)


Bat-Family ·
Gotham Knights

Formerly Batman Incorporated

Base Of Operations

Gotham City





Secret Identity



Marital Status



Covert Operative Vigilante · Former Assassin












Prime Earth


Kelley Puckett · Damion Scott

First Appearance
Batman & Robin Eternal #1
(December, 2015)
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Cassandra “Cass” Cain is the vigilante Batgirl, forming one half of the Batgirls with Stephanie Brown. once known as Orphan, she fights crime as a member of the Batman Family. The daughter of assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva, she was raised to be the perfective cause of death before rebelling and joining Batman ‘s crusade.

lineage and Early Career

Cassandra was the daughter of David Cain, an secret agent named “ Orphan ”, who worked as an assassin for Mother. He raised Cassandra alone and forced her not to speak but to “ listen ” to body movements and react accordingly, with baneful preciseness. She was intended to be a “ endowment ” to Mother, to show her that child assassins could be manipulated through “ the old ways ” alternatively through the use of drugs. mother rejected her and told Orphan never to do anything behind her back again. however, she was used by Mother in the sphere. She was sent to kill Miranda Row, beget of Batman ‘s ally Harper Row .


In the aftermath of a awful earthquake that damaged much of Gotham, Cassandra surfaced in the city. After saving the life of James Gordon, Cassandra was taken in by the allies of the Bat, and deemed a worthy successor to the mantel of Batgirl. [ 1 ] She operated as Batgirl for an indeterminate menstruation of clock time before she stopped doing so for obscure reasons. Her mother, Shiva, vowed to die before letting her don the symbol of the Bat again. [ 2 ] Much of the following occurred after Flashpoint, during the New 52. Though many of the historical changes brought by Flashpoint have since been undone, Cassandra Cain had a significantly different origin during the New 52, and as a result may not have had access to her full memories in current continuity until Death Metal.

New 52

Batman and Robin Eternal

Before Batman ‘s concluding confrontation with the Joker, Cassandra received from Bruce himself a datafile she had to give to Dick Grayson if something would happen to him : inside there was all the data gathered by Batman on Mother. Cass will find Dick, giving him the file [ 3 ], and then began acting as a defender, saving Harper Row from the attack of David Cain, her father and predecessor. then, she confronts Jason Todd, with the former Robin mistaking her for an enemy due to her inability to express herself. [ 4 ] Struggling to adhere with the Family due to her inability to talk, Cass finds a acquaintance in Harper Row that trusts her : Cassandra brings Harper to one of the hideouts she and her beget used in Gotham, but they are attacked again by David Cain. Cassandra succeeds in escaping her father again together with Harper [ 5 ]. then, Nightwing decides to take Cass and Harper to Prague for a mission, as Dick remembers a deputation he took while however Robin which was related to Mother. [ 6 ] The two of them had to protect the foremost ballerina of Prague, who was one of the objectives of Mother, but soon Cass realized it was all a apparatus as the first ballerina herself was a dormant agent of mother. [ 7 ] They survive the attack, but Mother escapes Nightwing and Cass freaks out when Harper touches her hair, as she remembers killing Harper ‘s mother, a thing she deeply regrets and that does not know how to tell to the only supporter she ‘s found. [ 8 ] Roy Harper Cry for Justice.jpgIncomplete
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Gotham Knights

Joining the team

For erstwhile Orphan battled crime in Gotham City, taking out a ring of homo traffickers. During a battle with traffickers, Orphan was contacted by Batman and his cousin Batwoman ( Kate Kane ), who were putting together a new team and wanted Orphan to be on it. Orphan accepted the invitation and travelled to the GCPD Headquarters where she met her new teammates. The team consisted of Cass ‘s old friends Red Robin and Spoiler, the reformed villain Clayface ( Basil Karlo ), Batman and Batwoman. Batman informed the team that there was a aim on their heads and that under the alert eye of Batwoman, they would train to defeat this veil enemy. [ 9 ] The team were introduced to their fresh headquarters- The Belfry, an fabulously advanced facility designed and maintained by Red Robin. The group were put through hours of grueling exercises, battling the most bizarre enemies potential, like an army of Jokers. Orphan was criticized by trying to fight everyone else ‘s fights, as Batwoman believed that for the team to flourish every member would have to pull their weight, not fair Cass [ 10 ] The future day Orphan was called back to the Belfry ; however, upon arrival she was attacked by four Batman-esque soldiers. After defeating them, she leapt into the Belfry, where the team were being held at point by more of these soldiers. The soldiers promptly opened fuel on Orphan, knocking her out with ataractic rounds. [ 11 ]

death of Tim Drake

When Orphan woke up, she was in the hands of the Team, who had managed to escape. Red Robin told the group that the lookalike Batmen were a military cabal known as the Colony, which had recently emerged in Gotham with unknown intentions. The Colony were under probe by Batman, Batwoman and Red Robin, who formed the team to combat the threat. Batman had been captured by the Colony, therefore entrusting the team to save him. The team were finally able to find the Colony ‘s base in the subways of Gotham, something they nicknamed the Cave. [ 12 ] After fighting through waves of Colony soldiers, Orphan and the rest of the team grabbed Batman and escaped the area. Batman told the group that the Colony intended to replace the Bat-Family as the protectors of Gotham, enforcing deadly justice on criminals. [ 13 ] After making it back to the Belfry, Red Robin informed the team that the Colony were sending a fleet of drones into Gotham that were to eliminate a region containing several dangerous fugitives. Because these fugitives could n’t be identified, the Colony planned to eliminate the solid neighborhood to stop their nefarious plans. Each extremity of the Team was tasked with evacuating civilians. Red Robin decided that the entirely way to stop the drones was to give them a new target, and so made himself the target. [ 14 ] Although he fought with incredible skill and news, Red Robin was incinerated by the drones, averting the terror they posed to Gotham. After the defeat of their drones the Colony went into concealment, consolidating for another attack. [ 15 ]

Against her beget

After the Victim Syndicate Batman began working with Mayor Hady to lower the corruption levels in the city. One evening the Bat traveled to meet with the mayor where he found him dying impaled on his wall, the mayor told Batman in his dying breath that the League of Shadows did this. The League then replicated the Joker ‘s initial attack by killing a news team with Laughing Gas. The team then received newsworthiness that people were fighting each other on the streets due to being effected by the gas. Upon arriving at the picture Orphan discovered that they ‘d walked into a trap as the citizens were actually league members. [ 16 ] Orphan spotted the group leader on a rooftop and went to confront her.

After a little crusade the calculate beat her because of unwillingness it strike a killing blow, the name then introduced herself as Lady Shiva – Cassandra ‘s mother. Shiva and the League then left the scene with Azrael and Batwing promise to destroy Gotham for her daughter ‘s weakness. [ 17 ] Cassandra was put on theater collar by Batman so she would n’t do anything rash, however Clayface let her go confront Shiva. Orphan confronted her beget but was once again defeated due to her holding second. [ 18 ] After this Shiva systematically took down all the Knights and brought them to her hideout underneath the city. Realizing that holding back would n’t work Orphan stormed the fortress taking down every trace extremity in her manner. [ 19 ] Eventually she got to the Knights and freed them where they were being held next to a atomic warhead that would destroy Gotham, the whole team then confronted Lady Shiva. [ 20 ] Shiva began beating the Knights name Batwoman and Clayface withdraw, with Batman sending Azrael and Batwing to defuse the atom-bomb. Orphan managed to defeat her beget when Ra ‘s aluminum Ghul arrived on the fit and blast Shiva. Ra ‘s then took the all the League members including Shiva and then disarmed the atom-bomb before leaving. [ 21 ]

Fighting the Outlaws

The crime rates in Gotham City soon began to lower, until they dropped to zero. The team was perplexed by this odd happening, as out of the blue there had n’t been a one crime in a workweek. evenly troubling was an invisible fortress floating above the city. As Cass practiced lines with Basil, a message appeared on the holographic projector of the Belfry. The message read “ If you are reading these words you are probably a costume crime-fighter or a vigilante. Please be advised that your services are nobelium retentive required in Gotham City at this time. Yours, the Outlaws “. Batwoman told the team that the Outlaws were a group of crime-fighters led by the Red Hood, however the usual Outlaws should n’t have had the ability to perform something equally big as wiping out crime in the city. Cassandra and the team snuck into the floating fortress and captured Bizarro, one of the Outlaw ‘s members. [ 22 ] Bizarro was a fail clone of Superman, who normally maintained an intellectual of a toddler, however when exposed to Green Kryptonite his cognitive abilities skyrocketed, making him the smartest creature in the universe. He had built the fortress and a new arrangement that would allow him to stop crime before it happens. As the team interrogated Bizarro in the Belfry his boyfriend Outlaws- Red Hood and the Amazon Artemis, used his advanced engineering to teleport into the Belfry. The two teams cursorily began fighting, with Orphan going up against Artemis. The Outlaws were cursorily overwhelmed by the Team, who knew the Outlaws should pay for their authoritarian rule of the City. The team turned the Outlaws over to the authorities, where they were inducted into the Suicide Squad for a brief time. [ 22 ]


After the dissolving of the Gotham Knights, Duke Thomas was hard injured in a fail. Cassandra sought to visit Duke however she was turned away by Alfred, who stressed that Duke was distillery in intensifier wish. While driving down the streets of Gotham in her civilian overdress she was attacked by a serviceman calling himself Karma. [ 23 ] Cassandra attacked Karma and cursorily gained the upper handwriting, however this did n’t last long as Karma cursorily began turning the conflict in his favor. Karma told Cassandra that he wanted her to join him in his crusade against Batman, seeing that she was the most dangerous of all of Batman ‘s allies. Cassandra refused his request and prepared to die at the hands of Karma. A hero from Metropolis named Black Lightning ( Jeff Pierce ) soon arrived and forced Karma back. Believing that their opposition was defeated, Lightning and Cassandra began to leave the picture. however Karma shocked Black Lightning with his own lightning and did the same to Batman when he arrived at the scene. [ 24 ] Believing he might be outmatched, Karma ran. Although Cassandra tried to pursue him he was able to escape into the sewers of Gotham. After the fight the Bat-Family retreated into the Batcave where they believed they would be safe from Karma. Cassandra quickly began training to best Karma the following time she fought. She began to believe that Karma ‘s mask could read minds and transmute powers, as she saw no other manner he could manipulate lightning and beat her in a battle. [ 24 ] Cassandra, Duke and Batgirl were all put under the protection of Black Lightning, who was under stern orders from Batman not to allow them outside of the penthouse they were staying in. Black Lightning had been brought over from Metropolis to be a guiding compass for Cassandra, Duke, and all the other young vigilantes of Gotham. As the group were watching television receiver, a disturbing news cast came on. A kidnap reporter said that Batman ‘s followers were making him watery and easy, and that he planned to thin the learn so that Batman would be impregnable again. The reporter informed the people of Gotham that he had kidnapped a group of school children, and if the Bat-Family was not destroyed he would kill the children. The newsworthiness reporter was then burned alive by Karma and the news program brief ended. [ 25 ] Barbara had traced the broadcast which led to Karma ‘s localization, and sent Orphan there behind Lightning ‘s back. When Orphan entered the warehouse she was greeted by Batman, the Bat told her that he was blocking all signals to and from the building, encase Karma had mobile detectors which would give away their location, this think of Orphan would have no fluid accompaniment from Barbara. Batman ordered Orphan to save the children while he went after Karma. Orphan finally found the children and discovered them hooked up to a fail, this made Cass panic as she had no idea how to disarm a turkey. Lightning soon arrived and used his lightning to create a harbor around the bombard, Cass then freed the children which set off the bomb calorimeter. After ushering the kids out the build up, Cass drove back in on her motorbike to pick up Lightning. Batman, who had managed to make Karma flee, rejoined them and the trio fled the building before it could explode. [ 26 ] Cassandra was by and by told by Batman that Karma was once a markovian warlord named Fleet Delmar. Batman had infected the warlord with the Fear Toxin of the villain Scarecrow, which had made him claw his own confront off in reverence. Seeking retaliation against Batman and his allies, Fleet bought an stranger artifact off an arms dealer in Markovia. This arms dealer was named Martina Dementieva. Batman told Cassandra her hypothesis was correct, Karma ‘s mask did allow him to read his opponents ‘ minds and imitate their powers, however it besides gave him a form of view after he clawed his eyes out and enhanced his potency and speed. Batman then introduced a new specialist- Katana, a former Olympic-level athlete turned sword-wielding vigilante and penis of the Suicide Squad. Katana, Orphan, Duke, Pierce were formed into a whole tasked with hunting down and containing the dangerous weapons owned by Dementieva, this operation would be spearheaded by Batman and the team would be known as the Outsiders. [ 27 ] Alfred then arrived in the room and informed the Outsiders that Karma was presently attacking a Wayne Enterprises build. The team arrived at the build and took out a group of mercenaries holding a security defend hostage. Batman then went upstairs to face Karma alone, so he could prove to Karma and himself that his students did n’t make him weaker. The rest of the Outsiders cleared the build. Using his fear, Batman was able to overwhelm Karma ‘s mind and get the better of him, bringing him into hands. [ 27 ]

The Outsiders

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  • Acrobatics: Orphan is an incredibly elegant and skillful acrobat.[16]
  • Dancing: Cassandra learned how to dance by watching ballerinas, and often incorporates this dancing into her fighting in a similar fashion to capoeira.[28]
  • Driving: Cassandra can drive motorcycles with a degree of skill.[26]
  • Enhanced Sense of Smell: Cass can detect the scent of cyanide, an uncommon ability in humans.[29]
  • Martial Arts: Cassandra is one of the best-trained martial artists in the world. With nothing but her fighting skills, Orphan was able to fend off an entire army of highly trained ninjas.[19] She was also able to easily defeat Nightwing in a fist fight,[3] as well as go toe-to-toe with her father David.[4] Batman himself stated that he would lose if he had to fight her.[16]
  • Peak Human Condition: Due to being trained to fight since birth Cassandra is in the peak physical condition. She possesses a body that boasts the peak strength, durability, and stamina levels for someone of her age. Cassandra was able to fight an entire army of League ninjas without slowing until she had defeated all of them.[19] She was mostly unaffected when slammed against a car, an action which bent the casing out of shape and shattered the windows.[24]
  • Stealth: Orphan was able to perform a disappearing act on Batman, not unlike the ones he performs on Commissioner Gordon.[28]
  • Tactical Analysis: Due to her upbringing Cassandra can pinpoint weak spots in every opponent she faces, this also allows her to read body language very well and predicts an opponents movements.[28]
  • Weaponry: Cassandra is an expert in many types of melee weaponry, including axes, maces and many more.[16]
    • Throwing: Orphan is an expert marksman when it comes to throwing projectiles. She was able to hit four targets with Batarangs while performing a flip.[16]
    • Swordsmanship: Cassandra is an expert swordswoman, being trained since birth.[19]

other Characteristics

  • Limited Speech: Cassandra used to have limited speech due to her upbringing, in which she was taught to read body language rather then being taught any spoken language. However she was eventually taught how to speak properly by Barbara Gordon.[30]


  • Grapple Gun: Cassandra frequently uses a grappling gun not unlike that used by Batman. This device fires a strong cable that latches onto a surface and winches Cassandra up. Orphan commonly uses this device while patrolling urban rooftops.[28]
  • Smoke Capsules: Cassandra often carries smoke capsules on her person. These bombs can be thrown against a surface to create a cloud of smoke. Orphan usually uses these bombs for a more concealed attack or a quick get away.[28]


  • Batcycle
  • Batroller


  • Batarangs: Orphan often carries multiple Batarangs on her person while on patrol. These devices are Bat-shaped throwing weapons usually used to disorientate enemies, and are a ranged substitute for firearms which Batman appalls.[16]

  • Cassandra’s favorite flavor of milk tea is almond.[31]
  • Cassandra’s best friend is Stephanie Brown.[32]


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