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Real Name
Selina Kyle
First Appearance
Batman #1 (Spring, 1940)
Bob Kane, Bill Finger
Team Affiliation
Birds of Prey, Justice League of America, The Outsiders, The Female Furies, The Secret Society of Super-Villains, The Injustice League
The Cat, Irena Dubrovna
Base of Operations
Gotham City
Skills and Abilities
Skilled Martial Artist, Acrobat Level Agility, Whip Mastery, Master Thief
Tools and Weapons
Whip, Clawed Gloves
In Love With and Gender
In Love With:Batman|Gender:Female

Catwoman (Selina Kyle) is a supervillain turned superhero in the DC Universe of comics.


Golden Age[]

Her origins of Earth-Two incarnation remain a mystery.


Golden Age (Earth-Two)[]

Little is known of the past of Selina Kyle.  Her birth year is 1920 but her parentage or specifics about her past life are unknown.  At one point it is stated that she was a former flight attendant who suffered from amnesia after a blow to the back of her head during a plane crash that changed his personality, but later revealed this was a lie.

What is certain is that in 1938, Selina began her career in costumed crime as "The Cat" (soon after changing her name to Catwoman), a thief who crossed paths with Batman on more than one occasions but found herself unable to defeat him.  In their first meeting, the Cat was seeking to steal an heiress' neckless, which was similarly sought by other criminal gangs.  Batman intervened and the Cat, seeing Batman's potential, tried to tempt him into a life of crime.  Though Batman refused, he could not deny their mutual attraction and even allowed her to escape after thwarting her and her competitors.

Later, after deciding to get out of a life of crime and hoping that Batman would go easy on her with a sob story, she lied and told Batman that her life of crime was started by a head injury . Catwoman even ends up becoming an ally of Batman, sparking a romantic chemistry between the two.

Powers and Abilities[]

Very skilled gymnast and wields a whip.

Some incarnations are meta-human.

Other Media[]


In Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Catwoman acts as a recurring villainess and sometimes ally to, as opposed to the anti-hero character she had become in the comics. And so it is in Batman Animated Series.

Catwoman First Appearance

Appears in DC Super Hero Girls (web and cartoon).

TV Series[]

Appears in Batman TV series (66) and Gotham.