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Up until now, their will-they-or-won't-they relationship was based on an Bane, a guy who knows a few things about punishing Batman, has. As Catwoman, she targets Gotham's wealthiest. the Rogues Gallery, and where the Batman/Catwoman relationship can be slowly nurtured, Bane is a ferocious hand-to-hand fighter who is willing to do anything in order to. Since we now (kinda) know that Catwoman and Bane are working together from the tid-bit in the Anne Hathaway interview, I'm wondering how.
The two work together to take down a shady auction, with Selina treating it as a date. In Batman BeyondTerry tries to invoke this trope upon meeting a new Catwoman. This trope is later played straight, when she ends up sleeping with Dick Grayson. On another, he married the Kandorian emotion-vampire Lyla. For a long time, Lois Lane was both Superman's primary love interest and one of his main antagonists.
She was constantly trying to expose the fact that he was really Clark Kent, which would of course have wrecked his life. He had to work very hard to keep one step ahead of her, even as he was also drawn to her. Other example from The DCU: Captain Atom wound up marrying Plastique, a former Quebecois terrorist with explosive powers.
Appropriately, in Justice League Unlimited she died in his armsor at least she appeared to; she was never seen again but it was never confirmed if she truly died or not, while her comics counterpart is still alive and well. Then again, he did fall in love with her good personality, Rose.
His second wife, the Harlequin, also started out as one of his adversaries, although she was long reformed and retired by the time they married.
Making this trope happen is actually the entire reason Harlequin turned to crime. She wanted to catch Lantern's eye, and decided that donning a sexy costume and alternately stealing things and teaming up with him would be the best way to attract his attention.
His wife Jean Loring became the villain Eclipso after their marriage and divorce His successor as Atom, Ryan Choi was dating Giganta. It was apparently a serious enough relationship that she took vengeance on his murderer.
However, they fell in love with each other and Roy realized he wouldn't be able to do it and walked out Cheshire herself didn't find out who Roy was until it was all said and done, and decided to use Lian's existence to torment Roy as payback for leaving her.
Roy gained permanent custody of Lian after Cheshire destroyed the country of Qurac for shits and giggles. While the two aren't together anymore and Roy knows how awful Cheshire is, there still seem to be lingering feelings between the two that Roy is having trouble processing, mainly because of how it all effects Lian. This constantly causes drama whenever Cheshire reappears in Roy's and Lian's lives.
However, it's implied Cheshire is such a sociopath she's incapable of having real love for Roy and mainly exploits Roy's feelings to use him and screw with him. This is a woman who conceived a replacement baby when her daughter's well being was used as a bargaining chip against her.
It's also implied if Roy knew just how little Cheshire cared about Lian he'd want nothing to do with her, if not outright try to murder her for such disregard of Lian's life. Superboy s clone version dated New Goddess Knockout, under the impression she was a well-meaning thrillseeker, rather than a murderous sociopath.
Supergirl not the original, a shape-changing alien called Matrix had a sexual relationship with Lex Luthor who had put his mind into a cloned body of his younger self. She didn't know since Lex was posing as his own estranged son at the time. Prior to the Flashpoint reboot, Red Robin was sort of dating the second Lynx, who was either a gang-leader or a Hong Kong cop undercover as a gang-leader. The irony that he was in a relationship with a possible-villain in a cat mask was not lost on him.
It's not clear how far this went, though Dan keeps a framed picture years after retiring and seems deeply embarrassed when pressed for details. Silver Age Marvel Comics tended to see this pop up a great deal with heroines and manly-man opponents — e.
Arguably, this resulted less in creating interesting tension than just creating a less effective heroine. Spider-Man and the Black Cat who become Spider-Man's girlfriend for a couple of years before he married Mary Jane and on-and-off lover after the "divorce". And things between them soured badly during the Superior Spider-Man 's run-in with the Cat who, like everyone, didn't know that Doc Ock had taken over Spidey's body: Not only was she arrested, but everything she's pilfered over the years was confiscated.
She "queenpin" lifestyle led to nothing but stints in hospital and general humiliation from more experienced mobsters, and she eventually turned good again. She realised the reason she couldn't think straight was because she no longer knew Spider-Man's identity. Peter ultimately decided to share his secret with her, triggering a much needed reconciliation The Mighty Thor and The Enchantress Amoraa goddess of Asgard, who spent years hatching plans to harass and seduce the god of thunder.
He eventually relented and had a brief romantic relationship with her. Captain America dating Diamondback, a member of the Serpent Society a group of snake-themed supervillains. This is a somewhat defanged no pun intended instance, as Diamondback offered to drop crime for him practically in their first meeting.
Not that she came off all that convincing, but Then again, it's not surprising considering the number of paramours Tony's had over the years. It came to the point where Frost masqueraded as Tony's personal secretary after they first broke up and resumed their relationship once her cover was blown.
Also, he eventually got into a relationship with Black Widowa former enemy. ElektraTyphoid Mary, etc. Storm of the X-Men is a notable case in that it's practically become a running gag and yes, it's been lampshaded that villains want her and sometimes Storm herself is interested back.
No less than Doom himself decided at one point that Storm would make for a perfect consort. He didn't take this development well because when he first became a superhero Captain America expressly warned him to avoid this trope.
Karolina Dean of the Runaways first encountered her sometime girlfriend Julie Power back when the latter was part of a group that had been organized specifically to shut down the Runaways.
Captain Dynamo and Chrysalis from Dynamo5. Disney Ducks Comic Universe: Subverted with the Ireyon in the Danish Paperinik stories - she comes on to our masked hero because she thinks he is Fantomiusher old flame, whose style and equipment is the base of the one Donald uses for regular superheroing. Donald isn't that interested, and vaguely annoyed she thinks he is as old as his grandpa.
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She, on the other hand, is Really Years Old. Played straight instead with Lola Duck, another female thief who often uses her beauty to take advantage during her work. Paperinik is not immune to her charm. Indeed, he just stops her attempted theft, but never arrest her.
Despite they share a strong attraction, their relationship end because of the respective roles. Played with by Colonel Neopard and Commander Alyonesse: When inept superheroine Empowered met Thugboy, the love of her life, she was tied to a chair and he was part of the gang holding the hostage she was attempting to rescue for ransom. He whispered a few words of encouragement into her ear Empowered then lets herself get captured by his gang several more times just to have an excuse to keep seeing him.
They used to date each other back when they were both innocent kids, but have only just met again recently, well into their adult lives, with The Fox being married with children by this point, the youngest being in his teens.
Stormer isn't bad or anything, but her band is constantly butting heads with Kimber's band. Persephone is morally ambiguous, and as likely to use her powers to aid her father as her husband.
Greyshirt of Tomorrow Stories has Lapis Lazuli. He really does love her, but, well Even she thinks so. Witchblade bearer and cop Sara Pezzini and The Darkness bearer and Mafioso Jackie Estacado are rivals in their professional and supernatural lives, but as of First Born they have a daughter, Hope, together. Zorro and Lady Rawhide in Topps Zorro series. Fan Works Cat Tales: Almost the entire reason for the existence of this now almost 20 year old series still going.
Starts with Catwoman protesting her portrayal in the local tabloid the Gotham Post in an off-Broadway show. Which Prompts Batman to negotiate a Relationship Upgrade.
Selina is living in Wane manor by volume 3. This ultimate Spider-man spin-off has a symbiote infused Peter having a long-term temporary fling with Black Cat a Marvel Comics Expy of Catwoman because she reminds him of White Tiger, whom is in a relationship with Luke Cage though it's a bit rocky with their beliefs of Peter being dead and all.
Alternately Kid can also be paired with his other biggest rival Saguru Hakuba or even Conan's best friend and fellow detective Heiji Hattorithough they've never met. This also applies to the rare times when Kid and Shinichi's fathers get paired up. However, she has learned her reformation was the result of a mindwipe by Zatannaa procedure known to deeply affect and, in at least one case, physically incapacitate its victims. Zatanna gives no reason for her actions, but in a flashback it is shown that she had acted with the consent and aid of five of the seven JLA members who had helped her mindwipe Dr.
Catwoman's response to this revelation is unequivocal: Afterwards, she is seen covering her bed with past versions of her Catwoman costume. Still unbalanced and uncertain of herself in issue 52 the last issue before the jump to One Year LaterSelina is forced to decide whether to kill a supervillain. The Black Maskin an attempt to "improve himself," threatens the most important people in Selina's life, from Slam Bradley to Holly.
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The criminal had learned Selina's identity through his earlier alliance with Selina's childhood friend Sylvia, who still harbored a grudge against Selina. Still thinking that Selina adheres to a strict no-kill rule, Black Mask is caught by surprise when Selina shoots him in the head. Catwoman often pictures a possible marriage between Batman and herself, such as in this scene Nightwing 52shown in one of Catwoman's romantic daydreams.
However, a normal life with Batman is out of the question as long as he is fighting crime. Their relationship is also strained by the fact that they sometimes find themselves on opposite sides of the law. Holly Robinson takes over as the new Catwoman while Selina, living under the alias Irena Dubrovna, turns her attention to caring for her daughter Selina's alias was inspired by the name of the main character in the film Cat People.
Though she takes her role as a new mother quite seriously, Selina dons the costume for a run through the East End some days after Helena's birth.
Having understandably gained a few pounds, Selina finds that her costume is now a tighter fit. In addition, she is easily distracted by a common criminal. Although the situation is defused through Holly's opportune arrival, the sight of two Catwomen active simultaneously in the city is caught on video. Selina returns home from her adventure to find that the mysterious movie aficionado Film Freak has deduced her alias, joined with Angle Manand grabbed Helena.
After rescuing her daughter, Selina convinces Zatanna to mind-wipe Film Freak and Angle Man whom she had bound and gagged with duct tape after beating them brutally in order to preserve her secret identity. Following the procedure, Angle Man turns himself in to the authorities; Film Freak, however, embarks upon a murderous rampage. Ted Grant informs Selina that Holly has been arrested for the murder of Black Mask ; Selina infiltrates the police station and frees Holly. Posing as a criminal, Selina gains the Bana's trust and thwarts a terror attack aimed at causing mass casualties in Gotham City.
Selina questions whether she should be raising a daughter when her life as Catwoman has already proven to be such a danger to the child. After enlisting Batman's help in faking the death of both herself and her daughter, Selina puts Helena up for adoption. A month after Helena is placed with a new family, Catwoman asks Zatanna to erase her memories of Helena and change her mind back to a criminal mentality.
Zatanna refuses, judging for herself that such an act would be cruel to both mother and daughter. She tells Selina that she could never reverse Selina's mindset, since she was on the path to becoming a hero on her own. Believing she can no longer function as a criminal, Selina has since decided to become one of Batman's Outsiders. She quickly quit however and was replaced by Batgirl. He is replaced by NightwingDick Grayson. While contemplating her loss, and her unexplained physical weakness despite being fully recovered from her physical heart trauma, she rescues two bystanders from a new supervillain-wannabe who calls himself Boneblaster.
However, her physical weakness becomes obvious when she fails to fight Boneblaster effectively. Before Boneblaster can cause her permanent harm, she is rescued by the sudden appearance of Poison Ivy. Concerned at how weak Catwoman had become, Ivy takes Selina to where she'd been staying, the home of the Riddler.
Selina discovered that Ivy had apparently seduced and drugged the Riddler with her plant pheromones, keeping him in a vegetative state. She also discovered that Ivy had similarly taken Harley Quinn into her new sanctuary. Selina then offered the idea that all three of them stay together to better survive in the new Gotham City. Before accepting Selina's idea, Ivy secretly paid a visit to Zatanna through her plants, to find out if she had anything to do with Selina's weakness.
Zatanna suggested that the weakness was likely psychological in nature. But before Ivy and Selina can discuss the matter any further, Boneblaster returns and tries to once more make a name for himself by attacking Ivy, Harley and Selina. While Ivy and Harley distract him, Selina ends Boneblaster's threat by shorting out his gauntlets with a live electrical conduit, deducing that the villain had yet to get used to the technology, and had failed to properly insulate his gloves.
As a result of the fight, Edward Nigma's apartment is wrecked. Selina wearing her goggles sans the cowl Selina then obtains an abandoned animal shelter as their new home from a man calling himself The Broker. Ivy and Harley move in, but before Ivy makes a final acceptance of Selina's offer, she surprises Selina and drugs her with truth serum-like spores. While Selina falls into a stupor, Ivy says that she wants total honesty between all of them if they are to trust one another.
She then asks Selina to reveal the identity of the original Batman. Selina, using a mental discipline taught to her by Talia al Ghul, avoids the interrogation and gives Ivy and Harley a fabricated story about there being multiple Batmen over the years, and that she's had a personal relationship with more than one of them.
Ivy and Harley accept this answer for the moment, and Ivy tries to make amends by growing all manner of exotic fruits for Selina. Meanwhile, Harley goes shopping. Knowing that the real Bruce is dead, and that the man with Harley is really Thomas Elliot HushSelina takes Ivy to the restaurant where the picture was taken.
She is shocked to see a Harlequin doll at the table, its head stabbed through with a knife. Harley's phone is next to it. Together Selina and Ivy manage to rescue Harley from Elliot, but not before having to deal with an old associate of the Joker's who is posing as Joker trying to kill Harley for taking his place. Together the girls manage to stop the faux Joker and move in together. Although Bruce is gone, Selina continues to keep close ties to his family, spending Christmas Eve with Dick Grayson and Alfred Pennyworth and to a lesser extent Damian.
After he tells her that he plans on getting an emotional response before killing her, Selina steals a car and heads to the mental institution where Maggie Kyle is held, believing Black Mask is coming for her. Black Mask attacks the institution, and somehow awakens Maggie from her coma. While on the run, Maggie angrily tells Selina that she ruined both of their lives the day she decided to become Catwoman.
Devastated by her sister's statement, Selina fails to realize they have both been heading for a trap. Just as Black Mask is about to gouge Maggie's eyes out and shove them down Selina's throat, Harley and Ivy arrive and defeat the Black Lantern by trapping him in the stomach of a man-eating plant. Selina is helped to her feet by her friends, who tell her that Maggie has fled the scene. The next day, the staff members of the mental institution are shown discussing Maggie's escape, also mentioning that a nun that works at the hospital had been found beaten and stripped of her uniform.
Maggie is then shown in the depths of the Gotham City sewers clad in the bloodied nun robes, muttering about her plan to kill Catwoman in order to free Selina's soul. She 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.
After being dragged underneath the soil by the creature, Catwoman awakens tied up and gagged on the floor of a dark room, and is quickly forced into an illusion by her unseen captors. Back in reality, Talia reveals to the Sirens that just a few hours prior, an unknown benefactor had offered up a massive reward to whoever could kidnap and deliver Catwoman to him, with the hopes that he could penetrate her mind and learn Batman's secret identity. Selina with her then-sidekick, Catgirl Art by Tony Daniel.
Once Selina 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. She attacks and subdues Kitrina, who tells Selina that she had unknowingly stolen a map that details the location of the new Black Mask's underground bunker.
Realizing that she could use the map to capture Black Mask and claim the 50 million dollar bounty on his head, Selina leaves Kitrina bound in a locked room so that she can keep the map for herself. This impresses Selina, who mentions that she had tied up the child using an "inescapable" knot that Bruce had shown her years earlier. Selina 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.
After defeating Harley and the Joker, Catwoman tells Poison Ivy that they are no longer friends, this after Ivy drugged her in an attempt to uncover Batman's identity. While they were fighting, Catwoman says that she saw good in them and only wanted to help them. Batman was about to arrest them, but Catwoman helped the two of them escape. Cover of Catwoman 1 September Art by Guillem March. Catwoman's new monthly title now focused on Selina's earlier days as Catwoman, but not her origins.
The series begins with Selina frantically escaping from unknown masked men who are invading her apartment. After flitting from rooftop to rooftop, Selina looks back just in time to see her apartment blown apart by explosives.
She turns to her informant, Lola, who often supplies Catwoman with information and various jobs. In this instance, Lola tips Selina off to an unoccupied penthouse where Selina can lay low for a few weeks, as well as a job stealing a painting from Russian mobsters. For this job, Selina infiltrates a Russian club by posing as the bartender. There, she recognizes a man who murdered a friend of hers, and she takes her revenge. Once her cover is blown, Selina dons her Catwoman outfit and fights her way out of the club.
It is revealed through Selina's inner monologue that she and Batman are lovers, and the premiere issue ends with the first sex scene between the two.
Selina initially refuses, but accepts the offer after Trevor promises to help her track down a woman who has apparently been posing as Selina. In this universe, either Selina has reformed or was never a supervillain in the first place. It is revealed in issue 0 of Worlds' Finest that this Selina was killed while trying to stop what she believed was a human trade ring.
Art by Kevin Wada. Fromscience fiction writer Genevieve Valentine took over the series and penned a issue story arc focused on Selina Kyle's reign as a Gotham City crime boss.
Following events from Batman Eternal and preceding those in Batman 28, Selina takes over control of the Calabrese crime family, after being revealed as the daughter of Rex Calabrese. During one of their encounters, Selina and Eiko kiss, establishing their relationship as a romantic one. In DecemberDC Comics ended the Rebirth branding, opting to include everything under a larger "DC Universe" banner and naming, and Catwoman continues to be featured in the third volume Batman.
The series reveals Selina Kyle's origin through a series of flashbacks and letters exchanged between her and Bruce. Selina's parents died when she was young, and she hardly remembers them. She is sent to the Thomas and Martha Wayne Home For the Boys and Girls of Gotham, and even after being placed in various foster, Selina would escape to return to the orphanage.
Catwoman in her original purple and black costume during a flashback in Batman vol. Eventually, Selina takes on the Catwoman persona. During one of her heists, she is approached by the Kite Man to aide the Joker in a gang war against the Riddler, which she refuses.
She later aides Batman, with whom she already has a romantic relationship, to spy on the Joker. She is shot from a window, but is unharmed. At some point in the future, her childhood orphanage is bombed by a terrorist group called the Dogs of War.
Batman reluctantly arrests Catwoman after all of them are killed, despite Catwoman's insistence on her guilt. Catwoman's first appearance is in Batman 9, where she is revealed to be imprisoned in Arkham Asylum for the alleged murders of the Dogs of War.
Batman is determined to prove her innocence, and makes a deal with Amanda Waller to get her off death row in exchange for her help on a mission to Santa Prisca. Before Batman can return her to custody, she escapes. Batman investigates the murders of the terrorists that she has been charged with, and deduces that it was in fact Holly Robinson who committed the murders after the terrorists burned down the orphanage she and Selina were raised in.
After being attacked by Holly Robinson, Batman is rescued by Catwoman. Bruce proposes to Selina in Batman Towards the end, the story is flash-forwarded to the future, in which Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are a married couple in their golden years.
Bruce receives a terminal medical diagnosis, and Selina cares for him until his death. Batman has had many romantic relationships with female characters throughout the years, but while these relationships tend to be short in duration, Batman's attraction to Catwoman is present in nearly every version and medium in which the characters appear. In an early s storyline, Selina and Bruce develop a relationship, in which the closing panel of the final story shows her referring to Batman as "Bruce".
However, a change in the editorial team brought a swift end to that storyline and, apparently, all that transpired during the story arc. The story sees Selina saving Bruce from Poison Ivy. However, the relationship ends on the Fourth of July when Bruce rejects her advances twice; once as Bruce and once as Batman. Dark Victoryhe stands her up on two holidays, causing her to leave him for good and to leave Gotham City for a while.
When the two meet at an opera many years later, during the events of the twelve-issue story arc called HushBruce comments that the two no longer have a relationship as Bruce and Selina.
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However, Hush sees Batman and Catwoman teaming up as allies against the entire rogues gallery and rekindling their romantic relationship. In Hush, Batman reveals his true identity to Catwoman. They have a daughter named Helena Waynewho, as the Huntress, becomes along with Dick Grayson, the Earth-Two Robin Gotham's protector once Wayne retires from the position to become police commissioner, a position he occupies until he is killed during one final adventure as Batman.
Batman and Catwoman are shown having a sexual encounter on top of a building in Catwoman vol. Bruce proposes to Selina in Batman vol. However, the father may still have been Batman. This usage also appeared in the s Batman television series. In her post-Crisis appearances, Catwoman's favored weapon is a whip. She wields both a standard bullwhip and the cat o' nine tails with expert proficiency.
She 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. She can also be seen using a pistol against people if her whip is taken from her. Catwoman uses caltrops as an anti-personnel weapon and bolas to entangle opponents at a distance. Catwoman has also been shown to have various items to restrain her victims, such as rope for binding hands and feet, and a roll of duct tape used to gag her targets, as she has done with various victims during her robberies over the years.
Often, especially in the TV series, she uses sleeping gas or knockout darts to subdue victims. Catwoman's attractiveness and feminine wiles have also allowed her to take advantage of male opponents.
Nine Lives of a Feline Fataleshowing Catwoman's various costumes throughout the years. Art by Brian Bolland. Costume Catwoman, in her first appearance, wore no costume or disguise at all. It was not until her next appearance that she donned a mask, which was a theatrically face-covering cat-mask that had the appearance of a real cat, rather than a more stylized face mask seen in her later incarnations.
Later, she wore a dress with a hood that came with ears, and still later, a catsuit with attached boots and either a domino or glasses-mask.
In the s, Catwoman's catsuit was green, which was typical of villains of that era.