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Real Name
Current Alias

Kate Manser; Chay-Ara; Sheila Carr; Shiera Sanders; Kendra Saunders




Sheriff Manser (father, deceased)


Base Of Operations


5' 4"

110 lbs (49.89 kg)




Marital Status

Bounty hunter


Place of Birth

Place of Death

Image:Quote1.png They call me Cinnamon. Hate the name. Image:Quote2.png
-- Katherine Manser



Kate Manser was born some time during the late 19th century. She lived with her father, a sheriff in a territory in Wyoming. One evening, a group of bank robbers stumbled upon Sheriff Manser, shortly after evading capture during a heist. They ruthlessly gunned the sheriff down, and Kate was placed into an orphanage.

Growing up, Kate knew little pleasure but for the driving need to avenge her father’s death. Determined to track down the killers, she spent every waking moment honing her shooting skills. She also developed a talent for handling knives and Japanese shuriken.

When Kate turned eighteen, she left the orphanage and began a long quest to track down each man responsible for her father's death. It was at this point that she became known by the alias, Cinnamon. The reason why she inherited such a name is unknown, but it was never one that she looked upon favorably.


Over the course of several years, Cinnamon hunted down each of her father's killers, exacting cold vengeance upon them by way of her six-gun. Her journey eventually brought her to the Louisiana town of St. Roch around the year 1898. Cinnamon discovered the last surviving killer, a man named Graydon at a local saloon. Aware of Graydon's weakness for gambling, she baited him into a poker game – a game where she deliberately allowed him to catch her cheating. This prompted Graydon to open fire upon her. Cinnamon reacted quickly and gunned him down, but she found that she also had added assistance from a masked hero known as Nighthawk.

Nighthawk convinced Cinnamon to help him rescue a man named Cyrus Evans from a lynch mob. Cyrus was wrongfully accused of killing a businessman named Bois Garvey. Cinnamon and Nighthawk routed the mob and made sure that Evans received a fair trial.

During this time, Cinnamon and Nighthawk embarked upon a whirlwind romance. They decided to stay in St. Roch whereupon they each shared in many adventures. Some time later, Matilda Dunney Roderic – the woman who led the lynch mob against Cyrus Evans, murdered Nighthawk, and Cinnamon found herself once again vowing to avenge the death of a man she loved. Cinnamon and Matilda Dunney had a final showdown with one another – a fight that cost both women their lives.

Powers and Abilities



As a mortal, Cinnamon possessed no superhuman abilities. Upon her death however, her soul involuntarily migrates into a reincarnated form. Kate's soul has been perpetually recycled since the days of ancient Egypt.


Cinnamon was an expert with a firearm, but her speciality was with throwing weapons, notably Japanese throwing stars. She was also a competent hand-to-hand combatant.

Strength level

In her prime, Cinnamon possessed the strength level of a woman her age, size and weight who engaged in moderate regular exercise.



Cinnamon usually rode from town to town on a horse, but occasionally traveled by carriage as well.


Colt Revolver; Japanese shuriken


  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • Despite the similarity in name, Kate Manser is not related to the modern day Cinnamon.


  • Following her death, Kate Manser's soul was recycled and she eventually became the 1940s adventurer, Hawkgirl. Upon the passing of the original Hawkgirl, Kate's spirit was reincarnated again, where it now resides inside the body of the modern Hawkgirl, Kendra Saunders.

See Also

Links and References

  • Cinnamon biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe


This article uses material from the "Katherine Manser (New Earth)" article on the DC Comics wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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