History: Mercenary David Cain theorized that a child raised in the absence of conventional language and instead
exposed to almost nothing but fighting would come to learn violence as a language of its own. His first attempts with
random infants failed, leading Cain to believe genetic potential played a part. So he had a child of his own with an
Cassandra held her own in daily spars with various assassins and her father. By age eight, she had mastered nearly
every form of armed and unarmed combat. But Cain's plains came to a halt with her first "hit." Unable to deal with
having killed, the young mute girl ran away and spent years traveling the world evading her father, finally arriving
in Gotham during its period as a "No Man's Land".
Initially working as a courier for Oracle, a.k.a. Barbara Gordon (the first Batgirl), Cassandra demonstrated her true
abilities and loyalties when she protected Commissioner Gordon from Cain's bullet. Impressed by the teenage girl,
Batman recruited her, giving her a costume previously worn by Huntress which Cassandra adapted for her own use.
Batgirl has, over time, gained the ability to speak, but remains illiterate. She became recognized as the world's
best fighter when she defeated lady Shiva in duel, and has proven herself as a true hero time and again - so much so
that Batman recently sent Batgirl to Blüdhaven to complete the work Nightwing had started.
In Blüdhaven, Cassandra has begun to forge a life of her own. Batgirl recently found herself the target of Deathstroke
and his daughter the Ravager. This encounter caused Cassandra to reexamine her parentage, and she has since set out to
discover her mother's identity.
Last Update: July 9, 2005