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Captain Gabi Kane is the mother of Kate Kane (who later became Batwoman) and her identical twin Beth Kane.

A member of the US Army's 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade,[1] she married another soldier, Jacob Kane. Both Kanes worked extensively with military intelligence services, and often moved as a result, even after their children, Kate and Beth, were born.

Eventually, the Kanes moved from Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Brussels, Belgium, since the parents were now serving at NATO. The family, however, was torn apart due to a terrorist attack. As Gabi was taking her daughters out for their 12th birthday, they were kidnapped by heavily armed men. Military intelligence eventually located the hostages, and Jacob was put in charge of the tactical unit sent to rescue them. However, they were too late, as Gabi had been executed along with Beth. Jacob rescued Kate himself, but she was traumatized by the sight of her dead mother and sister.[2]


  • Gabi had a tattoo of the Special Forces arrowhead insignia on her right bicep; her daughter Kate later copied this.