BATMAN #567 AND 569! Just before departing, Tim gives Cassandra a copy of her old costume and tells her that if she chooses to stay and fight crime in Hong Kong, he hopes she will do it while wearing a Bat-symbol. Having been brought up by Cain deliberately without speech, the communication centers of her brain learned body language instead of spoken or written language. [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]. Cassandra is eventually offered the Batgirl name after Batman himself forces an ex-Batgirl, Huntress, to give up the job, as seen in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #120. Even then, she only spoke with extreme difficulty (very falteringly, short sentences with long pauses, frequently using the wrong words, etc.). Cassandra retakes the Batgirl mantle to join the Outsiders at Batman's request. She was intended to be a "gift" to the villain "Mother", to show her that child assassins can be manipulated through "the old ways" instead of through the use of drugs, but "Mother" rejected her and told Orphan never to do anything behind her back again. On more than one occasion, she has been described as "being able to take a bullet wound and not even bat an eye," due to additional training received as a child. In 2000, Cassandra Cain became the first Batgirl to get her own ongoing self-titled comic book series (Barbara Gordon had only been featured in a couple of one-shot releases). Her father, David Cain, is portrayed as a character named the "Orphan", who raises Cassandra alone and forces her not to speak but to "listen" to body movements and react accordingly with deadly precision. Real Name: Cassandra Cain First Appearance: Batman #567 (July, 1999) Powers: Master martial artist, exceptionally good at reading body language, master of stealth, and incredible negotiator Affiliation: Batman Family, League of Assassins, Outsiders, Young Justice Did You Know: Cassandra Cain is the daughter of an assassin and a martial arts master. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Not centralized like with most people. Although the character is popular, the action figure is not great, which means that if you really want to get it - and I would advise against, it is easy to find. But in fact, she has merely faked Red Robin's death in order to allow him to escape. Many people. Later, Cassandra approaches Dodge, a wannabe superhero with teleportation powers, wanting him to steal a drug that gives humans metahuman strength in exchange for money. [9], After Bruce Wayne returns, it is revealed that Cassandra's disillusionment was a ruse, and that she has willingly handed over her Batgirl mantle to Stephanie because she was acting under her mentor's orders in the event of his death or disappearance, and gone undercover, using Tim Drake as a regular contact. She was able to read people's movements and predict what they were going to do. She does not wear any accessory or jewellery, and goes for tight black jeans, tight black tank tops or sweaters and black running shoes. The costume displays slight variations in Titans East. With that said, however, who is Cassandra, anyway? Supergirl arrives at the League's Tibetan headquarters to confront Cassandra, where they fight. That freed her up to become Orphan in Batman & Robin Eternal. I always thought it was the other way around… The more you know! I never realized that Dick Grayson’s Aunt Harriet first appeared in the comics and then was added into the television series. However, a girl matching Cassandra's appearance did appear briefly as one of Bruce Wayne's assistants in an alternate timeline seen in the Justice League episode \"The Savage Time.\" The creators of the show have stated that this was an uncredited cameo.Cassandra, or rather, Cassie, makes a possible voice only cameo in Batman: Arkham Knight as a voice message on Bruce Wayne's voicemail. She returned in late 2010, where she was shown working as an anonymous agent of Batman in Hong Kong before adopting the new moniker of Black Bat. Robin and Batman give her the benefit of the doubt. Her pants are looser and baggier in the thighs to allow greater flexibility with her acrobatics, and she wears knee-high black boots. Powers and Abilities Powers None known. However, after Bruce Wayne's apparent death, Cassandra, apparently disillusioned, passes the cowl to her close friend, Stephanie Brown, then she leaves Gotham. Cassandra produces a gun and tells him to shoot Cain and join her league. In combat, Batgirl moves in a weird way – too fast, too stro… A telepath "rewires" Cassandra's brain so that she can think with words and use language, but these abilities come at some cost to her ability to read people's body language. Believing that Sandra was holding back for Carolyn, Cain murdered Carolyn and lured Sandra into a trap, sparing her life in exchange for giving birth to his child and leaving that child for him to raise. In the alternate timeline portrayed in the "Titans Tomorrow" storyline in Teen Titans, Cassandra was mentioned as having been murdered by Duela Dent. However, as Cassandra prepares to kill her, Supergirl mysteriously extrudes crystals from her body which injure Cassandra. Cassandra Cain is a superhero in the DC Universe who first appeared in Batman #567 in 1999. If you're still trying to work it out, we've got you covered. Cassandra is also an interesting case. She agreed. [38][39] In general, the portrayal of Tim Drake was praised, whereas Cassandra's depiction was not. 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. In Teen Titans (vol. Cassandra next appears on the roster of Titans East once again wearing the Batgirl costume. Item location: Niagara Falls, New York, United … [12], At C2E2 2011, it was confirmed that Cassandra would be appearing as a main character in Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins' mini-series Batman: Gates of Gotham. Batgirl Gallery Real Name Cassandra Cain Current Alias Batgirl First appearance Unknown Contents[show] History History of character is unknown. Details about 1999 DC BATMAN #567 1ST APPEARANCE BATGIRL CASSANDRA CAIN CGC 9.6 NEWSSTAND See original listing. Although she was able to learn some very basic things ("no", "yes", "me") the same way a normal person can learn to recognize smiles and frowns, it took a telepath "rewiring" her brain to teach her to speak and understand English. Notes No special notes. After the loss of their leader in the 2008 "Batman R.I.P." Worried, Bruce Wayne takes away her costume and begins training her in defensive skills. She uses the Batcave's computer to locate them but is attacked by Nightwing, who claims she cannot be trusted. Her first appearance as Black Bat was in Batman Incorporated #6. Look—humans can throw a 100 miles-per-hour fastball, smash concrete blocks with their heads, and run 4.2 forties. Later, Geoff Johns was quoted as saying, "We will be addressing in Teen Titans exactly what the deal is with her. 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. At the end of the story, both she and Stephanie reclaim the bat symbol and Cass's costume becomes very similar to her previous batgirl costume. Cassandra wears a yellow-rimmed black logo rather than the yellow bat version of the logo worn by Barbara. Batman (Azrael) Batman (Bruce Wayne) Batman (Damian Wayne) Batman (Dick Grayson) Batman (Jason Todd) Batman (Thomas Wayne) Batman (Tim Drake) Batman Beyond (Terry McGinnis) Batman Jr Batman Who Laughs Batman ’66 (Adam West) Batwoman (Kate Kane) She has since relaxed a bit and occasionally goes for lighter colours. May 1, 2012 - Cassandra Cain Batgirl action figure from the DC Direct First Appearance line. In the subsequent fight, Cassandra beats Shiva but does not kill her.[21]. She could probably take just about any bad guy who comes her way, if she had to. Apparently, Deathstroke manages to inject Cassandra with drugs, from a distance, that warped her mind allowing for him to manipulate her to his liking.[24]. As a side effect of her father's training, Cassandra's brain developed learning functions different from most. She served as a runner for Oracle when Gotham was in the midst of the No Man’s Land crisis. After Batman is found, Cassandra moves into Wayne Manor, on the trail of father and Deathstroke. BATMAN (1940) #567. However, Wayne continues to accept Cassandra after she takes several bullets to save the life of a hired assassin, proving her devotion to protecting human life. Cassandra gathers evidence that indicates that Shiva could be her mother, and seeks her out to confirm this, rejoining the League of Assassins. He attempts to persuade Cassandra to return to Gotham now that things have returned to normal, but she refuses, saying that Stephanie needs the Batgirl role more than she does. She agreed. But as far as to why the editors and writers and whoever else made the decision decided that was a good direction, I honestly couldn't answer. She also received martial arts training, though she remained mute the entire time. Despite Damian's hostility toward her, Cassandra ultimately saves his life after pulling him out of the club mere seconds before it is destroyed by a bomb. At first, Cassandra only ever dressed in black – and pretty deep black at that. [1] The character is one of several who have assumed the role of Batgirl, and Cassandra Cain goes by the name of Orphan in DC Comics' current continuity. During the "No Man's Land" storyline, after Gotham was leveled by an earthquake and isolated, Cassandra Cain saves Commissioner Gordon's life and gains Bruce Wayne's approval, and, eventually, becomes the new Batgirl. Cassandra then helps Batman control the violence of a gang war in Gotham City. In 2000, Cassandra became the first Batgirl to be featured in an eponymous ongoing comic book series. In the DC Comics Bombshells universe, Cassandra is a Chinese heroine known as Black Bat. Dan Didio commented, "I'm glad to see there was a reaction created, it shows that people care about the character and want to see something happen with her."[44]. In the comics, Orphan is a name used by Cassandra Cain, the third Batgirl, in the New 52. Who created Cassandra Cain? It's her aggregate speed that's metahuman. (Nikon D7000) Today! Cassandra, believing that Batman brought her onto the team for just such a contingency, takes command of the group. Who is 'Birds of Prey's Cassandra Cain? Later on, however, Cassandra gave her claim to the name up to her friend Stephanie Brown. 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! Her friendship with Stephanie appears to have remained intact.[45]. Cassandra's birth and childhood are revealed in the Batgirl series. She works with the Batman's old fellow Justice League members Green Arrow and the Flash, and forms a bond with Coldcast, who is the first Leaguer to whom she reveals her identity. [2] Consequently, Cassandra grew up to become an expert martial artist and developed an incredible ability to interpret body language to the point of reading complex thoughts, but simultaneously remaining mute, developing very limited social skills, and illiterate. When you try to read or write, your brain doesn't know how to keep it cohesive.". This version of the costume apparently results from one artist's interpretation, as Cassandra's appearances elsewhere (i.e., Supergirl and Batman and the Outsiders) show her wearing her standard Batgirl costume. She now wears a domino mask and exposes the rest of her face and head. After rescuing Tim, Cassandra apparently kills him with a katana, thus winning the tournament for herself. Batgirl attempts to kill Deathstroke, but is stopped and knocked unconscious by Nightwing, who demands that Deathstroke face the courts. Batgirl and other appearances (2000–2011) The first Batgirl monthly comic was published in 2000, with Cassandra Cain as the title character. [29] And after Dick discovers that the Architect plans to flood Gotham and kill thousands of civilians, Cassandra and Damian work together to dispose of the explosives that were supposed to sink the city. Once the Architect is defeated and captured, Cassandra decides to stay in Gotham rather than return to Hong Kong. The two then travel to Hong Kong in order to catch a 10-year-old assassin known as the Cricket, but are easily defeated. [6] Cassandra remained in the role of a villain, under the command of Titans East's leader, Deathstroke. Cassandra Cain first appeared in Batman #567 (July 1999), written by Kelley Puckett and penciled by Damion Scott (who are generally credited with her invention).[4]. 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