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|As a result of the New 52 in 2011, the entire line of DC characters was relaunched, incorporating properties belonging to the company's imprints: Wildstorm, Milestone, and Vertigo. As such, elements of this character's history have been altered in some way from the previous incarnation. For a complete list of all versions of this character, see our disambiguation page.|
Cassandra was the daughter of David Cain, an operative named "Orphan", who worked as an assassin for Mother. He raised Cassandra alone and forced her not to speak but to "listen" to body movements and react accordingly, with deadly precision. She was intended to be a "gift" to Mother, to show her that child assassins could be manipulated through "the old ways" instead through the use of drugs. Mother rejected her and told Orphan never to do anything behind her back again. Nonetheless, she was used by Mother in the field. She was sent to kill Miranda Row, mother of Batman's ally Harper Row.
Batman and Robin Eternal
As Orphan, Cassandra is later inducted into Batman and Batwoman's "boot camp" for young Gotham vigilantes.  Orphan is known for being the best fighter on the team. She tries to fight the team's battles alone and is known for sneaking into Stephanie Brown's apartment in the middle of the night. When Batman is attacked by the Colony, she tries to take them on by herself and is left injured and later sedated after leading the Colony into their base. Clayface, helps Batwoman, Red Robin, Spoiler, and the injured Orphan escape.
- Martial Arts: Cassandra is one of the best trained martial artists in the world. Batman himself even stated that he would lose if he had to fight her.
- Grapple Gun: Cassandra frequently utilizes a grappling gun not unlike that used by Batman.
- Cassandra Cain was created by Kelley Puckett, Damion Scott, and Jordan B. Gorfinkel, first appearing in Batman #567. However, in the Prime Earth continuity Cassandra Cain first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Batman & Robin Eternal #1 by James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, and Tony S. Daniel.
- 104 Appearances of Cassandra Cain (Prime Earth)
- 46 Images featuring Cassandra Cain (Prime Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Cassandra Cain (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Cassandra Cain (Prime Earth)
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