Margot Robbie Is Back as Harley Quinn in 'Birds of Prey — But How Is It Connected to 'Suicide Squad'? Her father, David Cain, sends a video of Cassandra's first murder to Bruce Wayne (Batman) attempting to disrupt her status. Cassandra (with an ally) plans to use the drug to create an army. Powers and Abilities Powers None known. At the time Cassandra couldn’t read or write, and her speaking ability was limited. Cassandra makes a cameo appearance in issue #13 of the second Batman: The Brave and the Bold tie-in comic. Paraphernalia Equipment: None known. Having gained control of his daughter, Deathstroke recruits her into Titans East, where she resumes the role and costume of Batgirl. Due to her research, Cassandra learns that David Cain and Deathstroke started up a school training Cassandra's "sisters". Cassandra, believing that Batman brought her onto the team for just such a contingency, takes command of the group. Yikes. Though not known for her private life, Cassandra does have a one-time romance with Conner Kent after meeting him on a cruise ship. Just as Cassandra and Tim fall into unconsciousness, the Cricket vows to face them again someday, and tells them that he hopes they will put up a better fight next time. Her hands are wrapped in bandages rather than her former scalloped bat-gloves. She does not wear any accessory or jewellery, and goes for tight black jeans, tight black tank tops or sweaters and black running shoes. In October 2007, DC announced that Cassandra would be taking up the Batgirl identity as a member of the Outsiders in the upcoming Batman and the Outsiders ongoing series to be written by Chuck Dixon, which appears to, or is hoped to, begin resolving the controversy. [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]. 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. 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! This line was well ordered by stores and the figure may not have sold out at all stores. One expert states, "Her individual moves are borderline human. Worried, Bruce Wayne takes away her costume and begins training her in defensive skills. She agreed. Cassandra's superiority in combat results not just from her excellent physical condition, but from her cognitive functions (the result of her idiosyncratic upbringing) that enables extraordinary feats of coordination as well as perceiving minute changes in an opponent's movements and body language. She was not taught to read or write; instead, reading body language was her only language. She was a completely different character before 'One Year Later,' so let’s find out what happened. 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. Cassandra's costume as Batgirl is composed of black skin-tight leather. The creative team reveals to the reader that the character has no metagene. Cassandra produces a gun and tells him to shoot Cain and join her league. 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. Cassandra reappears later in the Robin series.[5]. Raised from birth to be the perfect killer, Cassandra Cain learned to read body language perfectly. Batman 567 CGC 9.4. Abilities None known. After Batman is found, Cassandra moves into Wayne Manor, on the trail of father and Deathstroke. Upon taking the mantle of Batgirl, she was trained further by Batman, Oracle, Black Canary, and by Lady Shiva. Cassandra Cain is a superhero in the DC Universe who first appeared in Batman #567 in 1999. 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. While they call themselves "batgirls" across different batman-related titles it is unclear as of now if either is going by that codename in an official capacity. "[41], In interviews and press conferences,[42] Dan DiDio and others have stated that Cass will "be going back to basics", as in her early adventures before she was able to talk. Cassandra Cain was created by Kelley Puckett and Damion Scott, first appearing in Batman #567. I think it has to do with the fact that in both iterations she is an assassin. [16], Bruce Wayne sends Cassandra to Barbara Gordon, currently functioning as Oracle. We had a lot of fun discussing these characters and you're not going to … ", Cassandra is portrayed as Kate Kane's successor to the Batwoman mantle, and a member of Lex Luthor's Titans Army. After the loss of their leader in the 2008 "Batman R.I.P." First and second appearance in Batman comics! 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