Catwoman's costume is made of a form-fitting spandex. Her cowl has Starlite lenses to enhance her night-vision.
Her gloves contain razor-sharp retractable claws. They are designed for aiding in scaling walls, cutting glass and are also equally effective as close quarter weapons.
Other weapons include an eight-foot long braided bullwhip and the curves of her perfectly shaped body, both of which she's used to cause great pain to members of the opposite sex.
Real Name: Selina Kyle
Occupation: Professional Thief, Humanitarian
Base of Operations: Gotham City
Current Status: At Large
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 128 lbs.
Eye Color: Blue-Green
Hair Color: Black
Created by: Bob Kane
First Appearance: Batman #1 (Spring, 1940)
History: Young Selina Kyle's troubled life home life ended when her mother killed herself and her abusive father drank himself to death. She was torn away from her sister and sent to the repressive confines of reform school. Never one for being trapped, the teenage Selina utilized her impressive gymnastic skills and a preternatural savvy for thievery to break out of the school, winding up alone on the mean streets of Gotham's East End.

Surviving largely on pick-pocketing and petty theft, Selina learned all manner of martial arts and boxing to protect herself and insure her continued survival. After years of physical training and honing her craft on the street, Selina broadened the scale of her operations, quickly becoming one of the most elusive cat burglars in the world. She used her ill-gotten gains to help the East End's most downtrodden residents.

Observing Batman on one of his early outings, Selina was inspired to don her own masked costume and took the name already given to her by the press: Catwoman. She became even more daring in her crimes, bringing her into repeated and heated conflict with the Dark Knight, thought, because of her non-lethal methods and choice of (often-criminal) targets Batman largely focused his attention on deadlier criminals.

When her success as Catwoman made her wealthy, she entered Gotham's social elite, dining and dancing with some of the same people from whom she was stealing. It was during her time as a member of Gotham high society that Selina briefly dated Bruce Wayne.

Catwoman has, of late, returned to the East End to protect and defend the neighborhood from the forces that would exploit it, chief among them Black Mask, who killed Selina's brother-in-law, tortured her long-lost sister to the point of insanity, and now, as Gotham's reigning criminal kingpin, seeks to add the East End to his empire.

Last Update: November 1, 2013
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