Synopsis: The best known Catwoman is Selina Kyle. Kyle has had many storylines throughout the years. Her parents both died when she was very young. Her mother committed suicide due to the abusive manner of Kyle’s father, and he soon died from intoxication. Kyle was sent to a juvenile detention center and was separated from her sister Maggie. Selina escaped and learned self-defense and the art of burglary as she grew up on the streets of Gotham. Selina first donned the name and iconic outfit of Catwoman when she brutally killed Carmine Falcone. Selina Kyle has always had a love- hate relationship with Batman (Bruce Wayne). He is both her nemesis and lover depending on the day. In more recent adaptations Catwoman has been portrayed as an anti-heroine as maybe opposed to her original comic debut in the 1940s.

Powers/Abilities: Selina has been trained in a variety of martial arts and is very acrobatic. Selina is a stealthy thief who has learned to survive on her own. She is lethal with hand to hand combat especially with her dangerous claws and iconic whip. Most importantly, Selina Kyle has a strong relationship with felines. They have proved to come to her aid in time of need.

Real Name: Selina Kyle

Alias: Catwoman

Weakness: Selina is not endowed with any special powers so she is just as vulnerable as any human.

Base of Operations: Gotham City

First Appearance: Batman #1 (1940)

Sidekick: N/A

Nemesis: Bruce Wayne

Affiliations: Birds of Prey, Injustice League, Bat-Family

Love Interest: Bruce Wayne

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