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Batwoman is a name used by several characters of DC Comics, both in mainstream continuity and Elseworlds. The best known Batwomen are Kathy Kane and Kate Kane, while several original incarnations have appeared in adapted media.

History

Flamebird assumes the mantle of Batwoman in "Titans Tomorrow". Art by Mike McKone.

In other media

Further information: Kate Kane § In other media, Kate Kane (Arrowverse), and Ryan Wilder

Television

Film

An original incarnation of Batwoman appears in Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, voiced by Kyra Sedgwick.[5] This version is an identity used by three people: GCPD Detective Sonia Alcana (voiced by Elisa Gabrielli), Wayne Tech employee Dr. Roxanne "Rocky" Ballantine (voiced by Kelly Ripa), and Kathleen "Kathy" Duquesne (voiced by Kimberly Brooks), who all hold grudges against the Penguin and Rupert Thorne as well as Carlton Duquesne, a gangster in the crime bosses' employ and Kathy's father. Alcana, Ballantine, and Kathy pooled their resources and skills together to seek revenge while taking turns operating as Batwoman to draw suspicion away from each other, with all three using lethal force to achieve their goals. In the DVD and Blu-ray special features, the producers explained that DC did not want the filmmakers to use Kate Kane in a family-friendly film due to the violence associated with her character.

See also

References

  1. ^ DC Comics Bombshells #20
  2. ^ a b DC Comics Bombshells #8
  3. ^ DC Comics Bombshells #19
  4. ^ DC Comics Bombshells #21
  5. ^ Burnett, Alan (2003). "Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman". Warner Bros. Archived from the original on 18 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-09.