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Real Name
Identity

Race

Alignment

Affiliation
Former member of the Justice Society of America; former member of Infinity, Inc; former partner of Robin in successive "Dynamic Duo"

Relatives
Bruce Wayne (father, deceased); Selina Kyle (mother, deceased); Martha Wayne (grandmother, deceased); Thomas Wayne (grandfather, deceased); Phillip Wayne (great-uncle); Agatha Wayne (great-aunt); Karl Kyle (uncle); Silas Wayne (ancestor)

Universe

Base Of Operations

Characteristics
Gender

Height
5' 11"

Weight
125 lbs (57 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Former attorney for Cranston, Grayson & Wayne

Education

Origin

Place of Birth

Place of Death


Contents

History

In the year 1957 on the parallel dimension known as Earth-Two, aging hero Bruce Wayne and his wife, Selina Kyle (the former criminal known as Catwoman) gave birth to a daughter named Helena.

When Helena was nineteen-years-old, a tragic mishap claimed the life of her mother. Due to the efforts of a former henchman named "Silky" Cernak, a photograph emerged revealing Selina Kyle murdering a police officer during her Catwoman days. Anguished by this stain to her mother's memory, Helena adopted a costume in honor of both her parents and became the Huntress. She tracked down "Silky" Cernak and arrested him, leaving his unconscious body bound in a net outside of Police Headquarters. She learned that the photograph that Silky had in his possession was doctored and that her mother never actually killed anyone. With her mother's honor restored, Helena continued to fight crime as the Huntress formally joining her father's former ward Dick Grayson as his junior partner and later became a member of the revitalized Justice Society of America as well as that of Infinity, Inc.. [1]

Helena would continue in her costumed career as Huntress fighting alongside her mentor Grayson in various cases including Grayson's last case as the second Batman against the aging Joker, at seeming odds with Grayson against Per Degaton's time trap during the historic case against the Justice Society [2]

Together, the new Dynamic Duo were present at the battle at the "Dawn of Time" during the Crisis on Infinite Earths and thus survived the initial reformatting and erasure of their original Earth and it's history. Locating the elder Earth-Two Grayson and discovering that they were now without a history of their own on this singular Earth, Helena like many of the former Earth-Two heroes rose up against the Anti-Monitor's shock force to defend the newly created Earth. It was during this first battle that she was injured and knocked unconscious by the Thunderers' attacks, which dropped rubble from a collapsing building on top of her. She was burned to death by the Thunderers along with Grayson and the former Teen Titan, Kole, who sought to shield her unconscious form. The three dead heroes' remains were discovered by the Earth-One Batman, Mary Marvel, and Jason Todd. Wayne and Grayson were buried at Valhalla Cemetery. [3]

Powers and Abilities

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Abilities

  • Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced): In the prime of her costumed crime-fighting career, Helena Wayne was in peak physical condition and possessed great agility, and was extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Archery: The Huntress was an expert marksman with a crossbow.
  • Law: Graduating top of her class and class valedictorian from Harvard University at age twenty-one, Helena Wayne was an expert in all areas pertaining to civil and criminal law.

    Strength level

Above Average: Helena Wayne possessed the physical strength of a woman her age, size and weight who engaged in intensive physical exercise.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Various devices she carried in an utility belt fashioned in a similar manner like her father and mentor in their respective costumed identities.

Weapons

Mini-Crossbow: The Huntress employed a miniature crossbow, which she usually fastened to the side of her boot, as well as various explosive devices.

Notes

  • This version of Helena Wayne (Earth-Two), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the Multiverse in the 1985-86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series and is now considered apocryphal.
  • The New Earth version of her character had her first post-Crisis costume modeled after that of Helena Wayne's.

Trivia

  • Two different sources are often cited as the first appearance of the Huntress. Her origin appearance takes place in flashback in DC Super-Stars #17, but her first physical appearance is in All-Star Comics #69, which was released the same month as DC Super-Stars #17.

Appearances in Other Media

Ashley Scott as the Huntress
  • The Huntress appeared as one of the feature characters on the live-action Birds of Prey television series, which ran from October of 2002 until February of 2003 on the WB network. Actress Ashley Scott played the role of Helena Wayne - the orphaned daughter of the Batman and Catwoman. Unlike her parents however, Helena was a metahuman, gifted with catlike agility and reflexes. Vowing revenge against the man responsible for killing her mother, Helena assumed the guise of the Huntress and teamed up with Oracle and neophyte hero Black Canary to fight injustice in New Gotham. Along the way, she developed an amorous relationship with New Gotham police detective, Jesse Reese. Ultimately, she discovered that the shape-changing Clayface was truly the one responsible for murdering her mother and with the aid of her friends, succeeded in bringing him to justice.

See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

Footnotes



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