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Catherine Van Derm was the last member of the Van Derm family, who would later marry Alan Wayne.

Catherine's farm was attacked by Monsieur Savage's men in their quest to find a mysterious bat box. During the attack, Catherine was kidnapped and the thugs killed her father and brother. She was taken to Savage's hideout in order to reveal the secret combination that opened the bat box. She was kept at the mercy of an indian shaman and Doctor Thomas, where they tried to force her into opening the box, although she refused.

Eventually, a Dark Rider located Catherine and rescued her, leading her to meet with her future husband, Alan. Grateful for his assistance, Catherine revealed the secrets of the box to her savior, right before he disappeared without a trace.

Later, Catherine and Alan married and finished the construction of Wayne Manor for their future generations. Catherine died giving birth to their son, Kenneth.