History: In the history of martial arts, one name stands above all the rest: Shiva.
Lady Shiva Wu-San has devoted her entire life to the quest for perfection in the martial arts, traveling
to every corner of the globe in pursuit of a new technique, a better opponent, another form.
This single-minded passion has led her to become the premier martial artist in the world. Not even Batman
has successfully defeated her in solo hand-to-hand combat. In fact, there's only person to have ever
beaten Shiva - Batgirl.
At their first meeting, Shiva could see that, at last, she had found someone to potentially rival herself.
But she sensed something was keeping Batgirl from achieving her full potential. Shiva therefore agreed to
help unlock that potential, for a price: Batgirl must then meet
her in a battle to the death one year later.
Batgirl agreed to the fight and arrived at the proper time, not expecting to survive the encounter. Instead,
she realized that Shiva also had a subliminal deathwish; it was this insight, along with her unsurpassed
skill and physical prowess, which allowed Batgirl to triumph.
Last Update: March 29, 2014