Cassandra took on the role of a villain by becoming the head of the League of Assassins following the "One Year Later" continuity jump, as established in Robin #150 (July 2006). Her father, David Cain, sends a video of Cassandra's first murder to Bruce Wayne (Batman) attempting to disrupt her status. Tim had secretly recorded the conversation, clearing his name, but branding Cassandra as a murderer at the same time. Before you sit down in the movie theater this weekend and take in all the colorful, zany antics, take some time to get to know the character and her individual history beyond the movie. Though not known for her private life, Cassandra does have a one-time romance with Conner Kent after meeting him on a cruise ship. [33] Orphan is known for being the best fighter on the team. Details about 1999 DC BATMAN #567 1ST APPEARANCE BATGIRL CASSANDRA CAIN CGC 9.6 NEWSSTAND See original listing. I wasn't a fan of the Cassandra Cain Batgirl when I was reading her first appearances twenty years ago, and this reboot doesn't do anything to win me over now. Is she a bad guy? She kills people. Over time, she has become more closely associated with Batman and related characters, both as an enemy and an ally. When a telepath "rewired" Cassandra's brain to allow her speech, this had the unintended consequence of blocking her ability to "predict" attacks, as though her ability to comprehend physical language was traded for her ability to speak and read. At first, Cassandra only ever dressed in black – and pretty deep black at that. Despite Damian's hostility toward her, Cassandra ultimately saves his life after pulling him out of the club mere seconds before it is destroyed by a bomb. Winning bid: US $57.00 [ 22 bids] Shipping: $9.95 Expedited Shipping | See details . She agreed. What they can't do is all of that at once. As Orphan, Cassandra is later inducted into Batman and Batwoman's "boot camp" for young Gotham vigilantes. [14], February 4, 2020 was the debut of Cassandra Cain's first graphic novel, Shadow of the Batgirl, written by Sarah Kuhn and illustrated by Nicole Goux.[15]. Just as Cassandra and Tim fall into unconsciousness, the Cricket vows to face them again someday, and tells them that he hopes they will put up a better fight next time. Her costume as Black Bat incorporates her former Batgirl costume, with some modifications. Why? As the JLA falls, the Elite, united by the spirit of the deceased Manitou Raven, free Vera and vanquish Black, although the team disbands after this last mission. Check out Cassandra in Birds of Prey when she makes her big screen debut on Feb. 7! [28] During a stakeout at Oswald Cobblepot's nightclub, Cassandra is mocked and berated by Damian, who tells her that he is a better hero and that Bruce likely sent her to Hong Kong as a demotion. Strength level Unknown. In Teen Titans (vol. Many people. Cassandra is also an interesting case. "[36], Her upbringing using body language as her exclusive mode of communication also had the effect of enabling her to "read" minute changes in an opponent's expressions, breathing, muscles, joint position, and center of gravity which in turn allows her to see or "predict" an opponent's moves before they happen. When she offered a lipstick to Barbara as a small gift, she naturally chose black. Who created Cassandra Cain? Cassandra Cain was first introduced during the "No Man's Land" crossover storyline in 1999.She is one of the Oracle's agents in Gotham City. Cassandra Cain is a superheroine and former assassin who took on the mantle of Batgirl in the DC Universe. In Batgirl #14 (May 2001), the writer, Kelley Puckett, places Cassandra in a position within the story in which her skills are analyzed by a group of government experts. But she comes from a very tragic background that you may be unaware of. The two then travel to Hong Kong in order to catch a 10-year-old assassin known as the Cricket, but are easily defeated. Although Barbara gave it back to her as she wouldn’t use it, Cassandra seems to occasionally use it. [18], Cassandra soon discovers that the assassin Lady Shiva can read people like she used to be able to and asks Shiva to reteach her. She returned to mainstream continuity after the company-wide reboot in Batman & Robin Eternal and assumed the code name Orphan after the death of her father David Cain, who originally used the code name. 3) #43, the once hollow bat-symbol appears to have been filled in and her cape is once again completely black; a new line of stitching goes up the forehead of her cowl. However, Cassandra rarely uses any of these devices. In this anthology comic, Cassandra and Stephanie Brown fight the Hench Master in Bludhaven. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. She returned in late 2010, where she was shown working as an anonymous agent of Batman in Hong Kong before adopting the new moniker of Black Bat. She faces Deathstroke, Match, and other former Titans East teammates, before being subdued by Risk. Barbara says she prefers to live alone but since Cassandra is never home and doesn't talk, it is just like living alone. Cassandra then abandons the identity of Batgirl and returns to her life as a wanderer.[23]. 1 Biography 2 Personality 3 Physical description 4 Abilities 5 Appearances 6 Trivia 7 External Links To be added. Instead, Cassandra impales Shiva on a hook hanging over the pit, apparently killing her. Powers and Abilities Powers None known. During the "No Man's Land" storyline, after Gotham was leveled by an earthquake and isolated, Cassandra Cain saves Commissioner Gordon's life and gains Bruce Wayne's approval, and, eventually, becomes the new Batgirl. Cassandra appeared as one of the main characters in a short story written and drawn by Amanda Conner for Wonder Woman #600, where she helps Wonder Woman and Power Girl in a battle against Egg-Fu.. Fictional character biography No Man's Land. However, as Cassandra prepares to kill her, Supergirl mysteriously extrudes crystals from her body which injure Cassandra. On more than one occasion, she has been described as "being able to take a bullet wound and not even bat an eye," due to additional training received as a child. "[43], According to Wizard Magazine #182, the storyline was "one of the most controversial changes to come out of DC's 'One Year Later' event", and "fans rose up in arms, organizing websites and letter-writing campaigns to protest the change." She could probably take just about any bad guy who comes her way, if she had to. Although he is subsequently accused of murder, she and the rest of the team soon realize that he has been manipulated by renegade Elite member Menagerie, who was himself being manipulated by the spirit of Manchester Black as he tried to drive his sister to destroy London. She appears ready to place Shiva in the Lazarus Pit, but Shiva pleads with her not to do so. She locates her father on a rooftop and engages in a one-on-one fight, eventually sending him over a ledge. When Cassandra hears that the school's purpose was to "cripple the meta-hero community", she believes Oracle is about to be assassinated and rushes to her base of operations. Cain trained Cassandra from birth how to be an assassin. First appearance of Batgirl Cassandra Cain. Yikes. After the birth of Cassandra, Sandra set out to become Lady Shiva. Tim and Cassandra engage in a fight which ends when the platform they are fighting on explodes. Eventually, Lady Shiva helped her to regain this ability, but how this was done is never revealed.[37]. [8], In 2009, Cassandra passes the Batgirl identity to Stephanie Brown. Supergirl arrives at the League's Tibetan headquarters to confront Cassandra, where they fight. "[40] In a follow-up interview, he clarified further, stating, "They didn't present me with a rationale as to why Cassandra was going to change, or a motivating factor. Many, many people. [17] As she had relied completely on this ability to fight, she is unable to effectively fight crime. Her pants are looser and baggier in the thighs to allow greater flexibility with her acrobatics, and she wears knee-high black boots. By the time Tim comes back to the original location, Cassandra and Cain are gone and the ninjas' necks have been snapped. David Cain had sought a perfect bodyguard for Ra's al Ghul. One expert states, "Her individual moves are borderline human. She's had a bit of a storied past, to say the least. Cassandra Cain first appeared in Batman #567 (July 1999), written by Kelley Puckett and penciled by Damion Scott (who are generally credited with her invention).[4]. Today! After the loss of their leader in the 2008 "Batman R.I.P." Transportation: None known. 1999 DC BATMAN #567 1ST APPEARANCE BATGIRL CASSANDRA CAIN CGC 9.6 NEWSSTAND : Condition:--not specified. [11], Cassandra takes Tim up on his offer, and joined up with Bruce's new group, now wearing a heavily modified costume that uses her original outfit as a base. After a closely matched battle, Cassandra manages to break Shiva's neck, paralyzing her. Cassandra then helps Batman control the violence of a gang war in Gotham City. If you're still trying to work it out, we've got you covered. Later, Geoff Johns was quoted as saying, "We will be addressing in Teen Titans exactly what the deal is with her. Batgirl and other appearances (2000–2011) The first Batgirl monthly comic was published in 2000, with Cassandra Cain as the title character. You may very well come out of it with a new appreciation for her and a new favorite character. Upon taking the mantle of Batgirl, she was trained further by Batman, Oracle, Black Canary, and by Lady Shiva. Upon being asked if Cassandra's characterization was editorially mandated, writer Adam Beechen stated, "When I came to the book, I was told that the first arc would deal with presenting Cassandra as a major new enemy for Robin. It is possible this ability is only partially the result of her upbringing and that there is a genetic predisposition to it, since Lady Shiva, Cassandra's mother, is the only other martial artist known in the DC universe to have this ability. Cassandra retakes the Batgirl mantle to join the Outsiders at Batman's request. She was a completely different character before 'One Year Later,' so let’s find out what happened. In October 2007, DC announced that Cassandra would be taking up the Batgirl identity as a member of the Outsiders in the upcoming Batman and the Outsiders ongoing series to be written by Chuck Dixon, which appears to, or is hoped to, begin resolving the controversy. She now uses the name of Black Bat, and among other activities brings down a heroin-smuggling operation in Hong Kong. Cassandra gathers evidence that indicates that Shiva could be her mother, and seeks her out to confirm this, rejoining the League of Assassins. While she's initially in jail, Harley Quinn takes it upon herself to bust her out and keep her safe from Zsasz and his goons. The BlackBat outfit first appeared on a cover preview of Red Robin #25 before its comic debute in Batman Incorporated #6. Upon his refusal, she shoots Cain herself. Cassandra makes a cameo appearance in issue #13 of the second Batman: The Brave and the Bold tie-in comic. Cassandra Cain is a superhero in the DC Universe who first appeared in Batman #567 in 1999. That freed her up to become Orphan in Batman & Robin Eternal. I never realized that Dick Grayson’s Aunt Harriet first appeared in the comics and then was added into the television series. When you try to read or write, your brain doesn't know how to keep it cohesive.". 'Sex Education's Emma Mackey Doesn't Want to Be Compared to Margot Robbie Anymore, Season 1 of 'Bling Empire' Was Filmed Long Before the Coronavirus Pandemic Began, Here's Why 'Promising Young Woman' Had to End With That Shocking Finale (SPOILERS), Did Clare and Dale Actually Break Up? Name: Cassandra Cain First Appearance: Cassandra first appeared as an unnamed street urchin in Batman #567. In it, she … … To be added To be added To be added. After the end of World War II, she returns to her home country to help rebuild and make life better for the young girls there. The issue focuses on the Phantom Stranger bringing together Robins from all time periods to help save Batman's life, because "Batman can always rely on Robin"; at the end of the comic, Stranger's sister Madame Xanadu remarks that had the Robins failed, "there is always Batgirl, too", revealing the four Batgirls (Cassie, Barbara Gordon, Bette Kane, and Stephanie Brown). She is an amazing hand-to-hand combatant and is highly skilled in several martial arts, including Jeet Kune Do,[34] Muay Thai,[34] and Ninjutsu. However, after Bruce Wayne's apparent death, Cassandra, apparently disillusioned, passes the cowl to her close friend, Stephanie Brown, then she leaves Gotham. Articles that are in need of attention I always thought it was the other way around… The more you know! There, Deathstroke takes on a contract from the Penguin to kill Batgirl and decides to let his daughter, Rose (the current Ravager), do the job instead. Most of the 2000 Batgirl ongoing series, as well as the 2008 miniseries, has been collected into trade paperbacks. In 2000, Cassandra Cain became the first Batgirl to get her own ongoing self-titled comic book series (Barbara Gordon had only been featured in a couple of one-shot releases). Later, Batgirl moves to Blüdhaven with Tim Drake (the third Robin) at Batman's suggestion and with his financial support. ", Cassandra is portrayed as Kate Kane's successor to the Batwoman mantle, and a member of Lex Luthor's Titans Army. At the time Cassandra couldn’t read or write, and her speaking ability was limited. [13], After the New 52, Cassandra appeared in what appeared to be a variant timeline; however, at San Diego Comic-Con International 2015, James Tynion IV announced that Cassandra would be introduced into mainstream continuity in Batman & Robin Eternal. As a side effect of her father's training, Cassandra's brain developed learning functions different from most. She served as a runner for Oracle when Gotham was in the midst of the No Man’s Land crisis. This line was well ordered by stores and the figure may not have sold out at all stores. Batgirl attempts to kill Deathstroke, but is stopped and knocked unconscious by Nightwing, who demands that Deathstroke face the courts. "Margot Robbie Reveals Full 'Birds of Prey' Title: 'The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, "Newsarama: Wondercon '08 - DCU Countdown To Crisis Panel", https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Wonder_Woman_Vol_1_600, "SDCC: DC'S UPSTARTS TALK "BLACK CANARY," "MIDNIGHTER" & MORE", https://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/shadow-of-the-batgirl, "Adam Beechen Forms A Dynamic Duo With 'Robin, "Reflections: Talking 'Robin' (and Batgirl) with Adam Beechen", "Harley Quinn Spinoff 'Birds of Prey' Casts Cassandra Cain (EXCLUSIVE)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cassandra_Cain&oldid=1000156595, Characters created by Jordan B. 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She first appeared in Batman #567 - Mark of Cain Part 1. Cassandra is eventually offered the Batgirl name after Batman himself forces an ex-Batgirl, Huntress, to give up the job, as seen in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #120. Like the other members of the Bat-Clan, Cassandra's Batgirl also wears a yellow-pouched utility belt which contains grappling hooks, batarangs, mini-explosives, tracking devices, a hand-held computer, binoculars, PlastiCuffs, and smoke pellets. What she lacked in vocabulary, she made up for in martial arts skills. The 'Bachelorette' Couple Is Never Short of Surprises, What Happened to Kate Kane? storyline, the Outsiders are left in disarray. Later, Cassandra approaches Dodge, a wannabe superhero with teleportation powers, wanting him to steal a drug that gives humans metahuman strength in exchange for money. Cassandra uses this configuration for her training when in the Clocktower. By day, she took speech and ESL courses. Critical reception of Cassandra's villainous turn in the "One Year Later" storyline was mixed. First Appearance of: Harriet Cooper. He attempts to persuade Cassandra to return to Gotham now that things have returned to normal, but she refuses, saying that Stephanie needs the Batgirl role more than she does. [12], At C2E2 2011, it was confirmed that Cassandra would be appearing as a main character in Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins' mini-series Batman: Gates of Gotham. In the comics, Orphan is a name used by Cassandra Cain, the third Batgirl, in the New 52. The character made her cinematic debut in the DC Extended Universe film Birds of Prey,[3] portrayed by Ella Jay Basco. She does not wear any accessory or jewellery, and goes for tight black jeans, tight black tank tops or sweaters and black running shoes. Cassandra uses swords that emit red sun energy which strips away Supergirl's powers. Cassandra's origin story present her as the daughter of assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva. Cassandra Cain (also known as Cassandra Wayne) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Batman.Created by Kelley Puckett and Damion Scott, Cassandra Cain first appeared in Batman #567 (July 1999). She was able to read people's movements and predict what they were going to do. She has since relaxed a bit and occasionally goes for lighter colours. First and second appearance in Batman comics! Created by Kelley Puckett and Damion Scott, Cassandra Cain first appeared in Batman #567 (July 1999). In the 2008 Batgirl miniseries, the first issue delves into an explanation as to Cassandra's increased verbal and literary skills. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. We had a lot of fun discussing these characters and you're not going to … 2. Cassandra then appears in Supergirl #14 (April 2007), battling the title character, (Kara Zor-El). If you're going to check out Birds of Prey this Friday, Feb. 7 like many of the other comic book fans across the globe, you've probably heard of the name Cassandra Cain. Cassandra beats Rose by playing on her emotions to leave her open for a critical strike, giving Deathstroke no choice but to get her medical attention. He found a potential mother when he saw Sandra Wu-San fighting her sister Carolyn in a martial arts tournament. Weapons: None known. Cassandra Cain (also known as Cassandra Wayne) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Batman. And we did that. [9], In July 2010, Cassandra appeared as one of the main characters in a short story written and drawn by Amanda Conner for Wonder Woman #600, where she helps Wonder Woman and Power Girl in a battle against Egg Fu. As Cassandra would rather be "perfect for a year" instead of "mediocre for a lifetime", she accepts the offer. Cassandra next surfaces when she is hired by Dark Angel to kill Supergirl and attempts to do so by kidnapping Supergirl's friend, Captain Boomerang. Cassandra was a part of the latest Outsiders team, alongside Batman, Black Lightning, Katana, and Signal. She's one of several characters who have taken up the mantle of Batgirl in the past, in the comic continuity, but right now she's kicking butt and taking names as Orphan, doing her own thing. Here's the Real Reason Ruby Rose Left 'Batwoman' (SPOILERS). Cain desired a perfect partner with whom to carry out his assassination pl… Cassandra wears a yellow-rimmed black logo rather than the yellow bat version of the logo worn by Barbara. While on a mission, Green Arrow and Batgirl battle one another and end up gaining an unusual sort of respect for each other. Years later, Tim Drake (now the new Batman) killed Duela in retaliation. He found a potential mother when he saw Sandra Wu-San fighting her sister Carolyn in a martial arts tournament. BATGIRL (CASSANDRA CAIN) 1st App. After Batman is found, Cassandra moves into Wayne Manor, on the trail of father and Deathstroke. Cassandra Cain. "[41], In interviews and press conferences,[42] Dan DiDio and others have stated that Cass will "be going back to basics", as in her early adventures before she was able to talk. This version of the costume apparently results from one artist's interpretation, as Cassandra's appearances elsewhere (i.e., Supergirl and Batman and the Outsiders) show her wearing her standard Batgirl costume. As a member of Titans East, she has a rematch with the Ravager and a brief confrontation with Robin, after which Robin injects Cassandra with a counter-serum (prepared in case Deathstroke regains control of his daughter), and she is apparently freed from Deathstroke's control and vows to kill Deathstroke to revenge herself.[25]. Paraphernalia Equipment: None known. Cassandra Cain is the daughter of the two most dangerous and notorious assassins in the world. But as far as to why the editors and writers and whoever else made the decision decided that was a good direction, I honestly couldn't answer. Cassandra's costume as Batgirl is composed of black skin-tight leather. [26] She moves into the team's apartment, but does not show much desire to socialize with her teammates. The formal training aided her thought processes related to language and thus her verbalization improved rapidly. During this time, Cassandra starts developing a friendship with Brenda, the woman who owns the local coffee shop, and even a very short-lived relationship with a boy named Zero. Her costume is based on her time as Batgirl. [6] Cassandra remained in the role of a villain, under the command of Titans East's leader, Deathstroke. Ended: Dec 06, 2020. After that, her activities are, so far, a mystery, until she first appears during the "No Man's Land" story arc. Believing that Sandra was holding back for Carolyn, Cain murdered Carolyn and lured Sandra into a trap, sparing her life in exchange for giving birth to his child and leaving that child for him to raise. She's definitely a Batgirl, as she's the first to hold that mantle and get her own solo series, but in many ways she's closer to a Robin and a good case could be made for her being a direct heir to the Bat. Real Name: Cassandra Cain First Appearance: Batman #567 (July, 1999) Powers: Master martial artist, exceptionally good at reading body language, master of stealth, and incredible negotiator Affiliation: Batman Family, League of Assassins, Outsiders, Young Justice Did You Know: Cassandra Cain is the daughter of an assassin and a martial arts master. David Cain is one of the world's premier assassins, whose victims have included some of the most famous and powerful people on the planet. While they call themselves "batgirls" across different batman-related titles it is unclear as of now if either is going by that codename in an official capacity. Worried, Bruce Wayne takes away her costume and begins training her in defensive skills. She works with the Batman's old fellow Justice League members Green Arrow and the Flash, and forms a bond with Coldcast, who is the first Leaguer to whom she reveals her identity. Cassandra produces a gun and tells him to shoot Cain and join her league. [10], After Bruce Wayne returns, it is revealed that Cassandra's disillusionment was a ruse, and that she had willingly handed over her Batgirl mantle to Stephanie because she was acting under her mentor's orders, and she is now working as a codename-less vigilante. Batman 567 CGC 9.4. However, Deathstroke escapes from the Titans with the help of Inertia, and after the battle is over, Batgirl and Duela Dent both vanish without a word. However, some time later, when she is working with the Teen Titans, Miss Martian comments that she is more in control of herself now. [31], In what might be a variant timeline, Cassandra is a member of Barbara Gordon's League of Batgirls, operating on the field under her leadership alongside fellow Batgirls Stephanie Brown and Tiffany Fox. [7], In February 2008, Dan DiDio revealed during a convention panel that writer Adam Beechen would be writing a "new Batgirl" miniseries. 3) #44 (April 2007), it revealed that Cassandra battled Supergirl first, before attacking the Teen Titans with the Titans East. In the alternate timeline portrayed in the "Titans Tomorrow" storyline in Teen Titans, Cassandra was mentioned as having been murdered by Duela Dent. Her first appearance as Batgirl was in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #120. In The New 52: Futures End, Cassandra appears as a member of the League of Batgirls alongside Stephanie Brown and a young African-American girl named Tiffany Fox (the daughter of Lucius Fox). I think it has to do with the fact that in both iterations she is an assassin. Cassandra also exhibits extraordinary resistance to pain. Cassandra Cain made her first appearance in 1999's Batman #567, right in the middle of the year-long No Man's Land crossover. That was left for me to come up with and them to approve. After being taken in by Oracle, the original Batgirl, Cassandra Cain donned the cape and cowl of the all-new Batgirl in 1999's BATMAN #567! Later on, however, Cassandra gave her claim to the name up to her friend Stephanie Brown. The entire costume has yellow accents, with small armor plates in strategic areas on the torso and arms, and includes a yellow utility belt. After the birth of Cassandra, Sandra set out to become Lady Shiva. The daughter of two notorious assassins, David Cain and Lady Shiva, Cassandra left her father as a child after she killed a man and saw his pain and fear while he died. BATMAN #567 AND 569! Cassandra Cain was created by Kelley Puckett and Damion Scott, first appearing in Batman #567. It is explained that during the year in which Batman, Nightwing, and Robin were abroad, Cassandra and Alfred took it upon themselves to help develop the skills that she lacked due to her less than conventional childhood. [27] Following Bruce Wayne's public announcement about his intention to create a global team of Batmen, Tim visits Cassandra in Hong Kong, where she has been acting as an codename-less vigilante. David Cain had sought a perfect bodyguard for Ra's al Ghul. Stephanie and Cassandra both came into the Batman comic’s continuity in the ‘90s, with villainous fathers who basically thrust them into the life of crime-fighting. Batgirl Gallery Real Name Cassandra Cain Current Alias Batgirl First appearance Unknown Contents[show] History History of character is unknown. Cassandra was completely mute and unable to read—her ability to fight was her "first language." [30], Cassandra later infiltrates a tournament for hired killers and rescues Red Robin, who had been captured and was about to be sexually assaulted by the half-sister of Ra's al Ghul. Shiva revives Cassandra in a Lazarus Pit, then answers Cassandra's questions about her parentage. 1999 1ST Appearance CASSANDRA CAIN BATGIRL CGC 9.6 and 9.4!. [19] Lady Shiva accepts on the condition that they would have a duel to the death a year later. You'd be forgiven for not knowing much about her and focusing on the flashier Harley Quinn instead, that's for sure. 'Birds of Prey's Chris Messina Hints that His Character Is in Love With Ewan McGregor's Black Mask. When pursued by the police, she's arrested, and has no idea what to do but swallow the diamond. Shiva then restarts her heart, realizing Cassandra had a death wish, so that they can have a real fight. Although she is used by Mother to kill Miranda Row, mother of Batman's new ally Harper Row, at the conclusion of the storyline, Harper forgives Cassandra for her role in her mother's death, while Cassandra's own father David sacrifices himself to kill Mother by trapping her in her disintegrating fortress, refusing to allow her to torture others in the future. In the DC Comics Bombshells universe, Cassandra is a Chinese heroine known as Black Bat. Unfortunately, her friends are all killed in the Blüdhaven disaster. Cassandra is the daughter of assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva, but she didn't grow up with a loving family life. Thus, she originally had as much trouble learning spoken and written language as a normal individual would have in learning body language. Her mask covers all of her head with the exception of the eyes, which are darkened, and symbolic stitches surround the mouth of the mask. A telepath "rewires" Cassandra's brain so that she can think with words and use language, but these abilities come at some cost to her ability to read people's body language. (Nikon D7000) She's also illiterate - so getting past these roadblocks has been something of a battle for her, as one could imagine. With that said, however, who is Cassandra, anyway? Her father, David Cain, is portrayed as a character named the "Orphan", who raises Cassandra alone and forces her not to speak but to "listen" to body movements and react accordingly with deadly precision. Her cape is now severely torn, looking ragged and almost smoke-like. In combat, Batgirl moves in a weird way – too fast, too stro… It's not so much physical as... as mentally impossible. The Batcave 's computer to locate them but is stopped and knocked unconscious by Nightwing, who is,. 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