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Catwoman (real name Selina Kyle) is a Gotham City socialite and thrill-seeking thief with a love for felines. Stealing both for the thrill and to help endangered animals, she worked with and against Batman on several occasions.

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Selina Kyle as Catwoman

Selina Kyle was a wealthy socialite; with a love for wildlife. She had made arrangements to set up a mountain lion reserve outside Gotham, but Multigon Intrenational pulled the plug.[2] She donned her catsuit and found out that terrorist Red Claw was behind it; she needed the location to produce nerve gas. She teamed up with the Batman to stop her; but Batman had arrested her for her previous crimes.[3]

Selina stood trial and was paroled on the condition that she would never don the Catwoman costume for criminal activities. But unfortunately, Selina was forced to act as Catwoman; in order to recover her pet cat, Isis from Roland Daggett and Doctor Milo; who had used animals to transmit a deadly virus. Selina became infected; with the virus and was saved; by Batman; who exposed the whole plot and credited Catwoman as his main aid, clearing her name on the public eye.[4]

Afterwards, Selina was kidnapped by the rogue scientist Emile Dorian, who used her as a test subject and transformed into a cat-like creature. Selina was only able to return to her human form thanks to Batman and Dorian's own creation, Tygrus.[5]

Catwoman continued her life of jewel theft. She was drawn towards good for a brief period of time, but after a while she became disgusted with Batman's obsessive attitude and left in a similar fashion as his previous sidekicks.


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Selina after she was forcefully transformed



  • Claws: Catwoman's gloves and boots contain special retractable claws which are formed of a strong steel which extend from and retract into her gloved fingertips and boots when she triggers pressure switches. They can shred a bullet-proof vest, punch through an aluminum frame car door, or dig into porous surfaces to climb.
  • Catwoman's Whip

  • Selina dyed her hair blonde for a few years, during the time period in which she first met the Batman.


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