49 Facts About Selina Kyle


Selina Kyle 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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Selina Kyle 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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Selina Kyle enjoyed this experience so much she decided to become a professional costumed cat burglar, and thus began a career that repeatedly led to her encountering Batman.

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Selina Kyle 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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Selina Kyle 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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Selina Kyle got into a fight with a disguised Bruce after he grabbed Holly, who had stabbed him during a fight with Stan, but was knocked out.

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Selina Kyle 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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The story culminates with Selina Kyle's former pimp, Stan, abducting and beating her sister Maggie, who, in contrast to Selina Kyle, is a nun.

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Selina Kyle kills Stan to save her sister, and gets away with it.

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When she is 13 years old, Selina Kyle discovers that the detention center's administrator has been embezzling funds, and she confronts her.

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Selina Kyle 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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Selina Kyle next appears in the Batman: Knightquest saga, where Azrael is masquerading as Batman.

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Selina Kyle 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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Holly Robinson takes over as the new Catwoman while Selina Kyle, living under the alias Irena Dubrovna, turns her attention to caring for her daughter.

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Selina Kyle 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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Selina Kyle 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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Later, in Detective Comics, Selina Kyle is quite uncertain about pursuing a romantic relationship with Batman.

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Selina Kyle 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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Selina Kyle 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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In Batman: Battle for the Cowl, Selina Kyle is seen as one of the members of Nightwing and Robin's contingency team known as "the Network", where she is seen taking down a gang of thugs before seeing Tim Drake dressed in a Batman uniform and is initially taken by surprise.

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Selina Kyle, fearing the many dangers of a post-Batman Gotham, proposes that she, Ivy, and Harley Quinn team up, living together at a single base in an abandoned animal shelter.

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Selina Kyle arrives in time to help her sister flee into the sewers.

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Selina Kyle is helped to her feet by her friends, who tell her that Maggie has fled the scene.

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Selina Kyle 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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Once Selina Kyle is freed, Talia orders Zatanna to wipe Bruce's identity from her memory, reasoning that her kidnapping has proved that the knowledge is too dangerous for her to handle.

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Selina Kyle 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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Selina Kyle accompanies Batman on a mission to break into Doctor Sivana's armory, and later travels with him to Tokyo in order to recruit a Japanese representative for Batman Inc Catwoman teams up with Batman to stop Harley Quinn from breaking the Joker out of Arkham Asylum.

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The series begins with Selina Kyle frantically escaping from unknown masked men who are invading her apartment.

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

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Once her cover is blown, Selina Kyle dons her Catwoman outfit and fights her way out of the club.

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Selina Kyle initially refuses, but accepts the offer after Trevor promises to help her track down a woman who has apparently been posing as Selina Kyle.

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Selina Kyle's parents died when she was young, and she hardly remembers them.

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Selina Kyle 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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Selina Kyle 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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Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle develop a relationship during Batman: The Long Halloween.

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Selina Kyle wields both a standard bullwhip and a cat o' nine tails with expert proficiency.

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Selina Kyle 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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Selina Kyle can be seen using a pistol against people if her whip is taken from her.

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On May 21,2018, DC Comics unveiled Selina Kyle's revamped Catwoman costume designed by comic book writer and artist Joelle Jones.

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Selina Kyle appears as an aging and somewhat overweight madam in Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns four times; all are brief.

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Selina Kyle 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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In Howard Chaykin's Thrillkiller, Selina Kyle is a stripper in a cat-themed strip club.

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In Howard Chaykin's Dark Allegiances, Selina Kyle becomes a film star under the stage name of Kitty Grimalkin.

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Selina Kyle 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 Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's Batman: Two Faces, Selina Kyle is a madame in 19th century Gotham, who defends streetwalkers in a mask, bustier, and fishnets and occasionally works with amateur detective Bruce Wayne.

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Selina Kyle 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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Selina Kyle is briefly mentioned in the TV show that inspired the comic series, when Bruce Wayne begins to tell Terry about her after Terry has a short-lived relationship with a member of the Royal Flush Gang.

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

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Selina Kyle was portrayed by Zoe Kravitz in Matt Reeves' The Batman.

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