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CATWOMAN

Real Name: Selina Kyle
Occupation: Professional thief, adventurer
Base of Operations: Gotham City
Known Relatives: None
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: Black
First Appearance:
Batman#1 (spring 1940)

Catwoman has undergone may changes since 1940. In the current DC universe she is Selina Kyle, orphaned as a girl by a suicidal mother and an alcoholic father. She spent time in a state home for girls before escaping an abusive headmistress to live on the streets of Gotham City. Vowing never to go hungry or wanting again, Kyle used her natural acrobatic skills and keen wits to become the most accomplished thief Gotham has ever known — a cat who walks through walls and the hands of both Gotham's finest and the Dark Knight.

Catwoman has no rap sheet and refuses to be caged by owner or government, settling into a comfortable life maintained by capers mostly of her own choosing. The Catwoman is no altruist, though she has fought the good fight on occasion and worked on the side of the angels. If she does the "right" thing, it is usually by her own design, and only if it suits her own whims or those of her purse strings. At least that's the story she's sticking to.

A recent beating at the claws of the Cyber-Cat has forced the once carefree and aloof Catwoman to adopt an even harder edge. Temporarily donning a sleek metal costume, Catwoman has returned to her regular "skin" - already thickened by hard knocks and a mistrust of all save herself.