49 Facts About Catwoman


Catwoman is a fictional character created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Batman.

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Catwoman is the alter ego of Selina Kyle, a Gotham City burglar who usually wears a tight, one-piece outfit and uses a bullwhip for a weapon.

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Catwoman's was originally characterized as a supervillain and adversary of Batman, but has been featured in an eponymous series since the 1990s that portrays her as an antiheroine, often with a utilitarian moral philosophy.

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Catwoman has been featured in many media adaptations related to Batman.

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Catwoman was ranked 11th on IGN's list of the "Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time", and 51st on Wizard magazine's "100 Greatest Villains of All Time" list.

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Kane's inspiration for Catwoman was drawn from multiple sources to include actresses Jean Harlow, Hedy Lamarr, and his cousin, Ruth Steele.

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Catwoman's reveals this in the Batcave after being hit on the head by a piece of rubble while saving Batman while he was chasing her.

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However, Catwoman prevents her thugs from murdering Batman once he is later found knocked out, but quickly claims she wants him as a hostage.

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Catwoman's was killed when Cernak henchman's gun went off and hit her on the chest enough for her to fall from the fourth floor mezzanine.

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Several stories in the 1970s featured Catwoman committing murder, something that neither the Earth-One nor Earth-Two versions of her would ever do.

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Catwoman's worked as a dominatrix for the pimp Stan to survive and sheltered a child prostitute named Holly Robinson working for him.

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Catwoman's gets into burglary to make money and starts robbing the rich and powerful men of Gotham, donning a catsuit costume while committing her heists.

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Catwoman's uses these to blackmail the administrator into erasing "Selina Kyle" from the city's records, then steals the administrator's diamond necklace and escapes from the orphanage.

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Catwoman appears in the Batman: Knightfall saga, where she is approached by Bane's henchmen while robbing a house.

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Catwoman's next appears in the Batman: Knightquest saga, where Azrael is masquerading as Batman.

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Catwoman's is one of the few to recognize that this Batman is an impostor, later being present when the true Batman returns to the fold as he struggles against his successor, his willingness to save even criminals confirming his true identity for Selina.

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Catwoman appears to be completely reformed, and her love for Batman is true .

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Selina questions whether she should be raising a daughter when her life as Catwoman has already proven to be such a danger to the child.

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Catwoman's tells Selina that she could never reverse Selina's mindset, since she was on the path to becoming a hero on her own.

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Catwoman's allies herself with Lex Luthor in an attempt to return to Earth, and mistakenly ends up on an alternate universe-Earth where Catwoman is a notorious villain.

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Catwoman's tells Selina that she was so happy about her relationship with Bruce that she ignored the other warnings in the cards.

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Catwoman ends by telling Selina that he will always love her, when she opens her eyes and reveals to him that she was awake all the time and heard his confession.

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Catwoman's is last seen going over her options, now realizing that she cannot murder her own sister, and therefore must personally exorcise the "cat demon" from within Selina's body.

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Catwoman's later calls Batman to her house in order to turn the would-be thief over to the police, but discovers that Kitrina had managed to free herself and steal back the map.

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Catwoman's turns to her informant, Lola, who often supplies Catwoman with information and various jobs.

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Catwoman is later confronted by Steve Trevor, who offers her a spot on Amanda Waller's new Justice League of America.

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Catwoman assumes a prominent role in the third volume of Batman.

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In December 2017, DC Comics ended the DC Rebirth branding, opting to include everything under a larger DC Universe banner and naming, and Catwoman continues to be featured in the third volume of Batman.

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Catwoman's is sent to the Thomas and Martha Wayne Home For the Boys and Girls of Gotham, and even after being placed in various foster homes, Selina would escape to return to the orphanage.

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Catwoman's reappears in the "City of Bane" storyline, reuniting with Bruce following his defeat against both Bane and his father Thomas Wayne from the Flashpoint reality.

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Batman has had many romantic relationships with female characters throughout the years, but while these relationships tend to be short in duration, Batman's attraction to Catwoman is present in nearly every version and medium in which the characters appear.

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However, Hush sees Batman and Catwoman teaming up as allies against the entire rogues gallery and rekindling their romantic relationship.

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Catwoman's wields both a standard bullwhip and a cat o' nine tails with expert proficiency.

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Catwoman's uses the whip because it is a weapon that the user must be trained to use, and therefore it can not be taken from her and used against her in a confrontation.

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Catwoman's can be seen using a pistol against people if her whip is taken from her.

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Catwoman uses caltrops as an anti-personnel weapon and bolas to entangle opponents at a distance.

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Catwoman has been shown to have various items to restrain her victims, such as rope for binding hands and feet, and a roll of duct tape used to gag her targets, as she has done with various victims during her robberies over the years.

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Catwoman's does not appear in Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Miller's follow-up story, although she is referred to in the prologue written for the trade paperback version, but in the book, Carrie Kelley's moniker of "Catgirl" is an homage to Catwoman.

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Catwoman made a small cameo in Kingdom Come, mostly accompanying the Riddler; she is predominantly seen, but not much heard in the series.

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Catwoman's is hired by Anarky to steal information, but she gets caught and is tortured by Jonathan Crane, whom she calls a "demented scarecrow".

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In Frank Miller's All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder, Catwoman expresses interest when the Joker's invites her to join him in "some mischief".

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Catwoman's is revealed to be the daughter of the villain Multiplex; she inherits her father's ability to self-duplicate, but can only create nine copies of herself, explaining her adoption of the Catwoman moniker.

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Catwoman's is soon found bound and gagged, with Batgirl having managed to defeat her and reclaim the opal off-screen.

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The Earth 2 version of Catwoman is married to Batman and is the mother of Helena Wayne.

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Catwoman trained her daughter in crimefighting so that she can one day aid her father, who is busy protecting the world from bigger threats.

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Catwoman made her live-action debut in the 1966 Batman television series, portrayed by Julie Newmar; she was portrayed by Lee Meriwether in the film adaptation and Eartha Kitt in the third season.

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Catwoman's was portrayed by Zoe Kravitz in Matt Reeves' The Batman.

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Catwoman has appeared in the television series Gotham, in which she was portrayed by Camren Bicondova and Lili Simmons .

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Catwoman was ranked 11th on IGN's "Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time" list, and 51st on Wizard magazine's "100 Greatest Villains of All Time" list.

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