Huntress (Icons Writeup)

Huntress
aka Helena Wayne

Prowess 5
Coordination 5
Strength 4
Intellect 5
Awareness 6
Willpower 6

Stamina 10

Powers
*Pistol Crossbow 4 (Extra: May be used to fire a swingline, Swinging 4)
*Throwing Dagger 2
*Utility Belt: Gadgets 4

Specialties
Athletics, Drive, Investigation (Expert +2), Languages, Law (Expert +2), Martial Arts, Sleight of Hand, Stealth, Weapons – Crossbow (Expert +2), Weapons – Dagger

Qualities
*The daughter of Batman and Catwoman
*Refuses to use guns
*So busy! Works with the JSA, Infinity Inc., and Robin, in addition to working as a lawyer.

Background:

On the parallel dimension known as Earth-Two, the aging hero Bruce Wayne and his wife, Selina Kyle (the former criminal known as Catwoman) had a daughter named Helena.

When Helena was nineteen-years-old, a tragic mishap claimed the life of her mother. Due to the efforts of a former henchman named “Silky” Cernak, a photograph emerged revealing Selina Kyle murdering a police officer during her Catwoman days. Anguished by this stain to her mother’s memory, Helena adopted a costume in honor of both her parents and became the Huntress. She tracked down “Silky” Cernak and arrested him, leaving his unconscious body bound in a net outside of Police Headquarters. She learned that the photograph that Silky had in his possession was doctored and that her mother never actually killed anyone. With her mother’s honor restored, Helena continued to fight crime as the Huntress formally joining her father’s former ward Dick Grayson as his junior partner and later became a member of the revitalized Justice Society of America as well as of Infinity, Inc.

Using the dimensional transporter at the Justice League Satellite, Helena reached Earth-One seeking advice on crime-fighting from Batman by breaking into the Wayne Foundation building. Although he refused to give her advice, Batman introduced Huntress to Batwoman and Batgirl. Together, they shared past experiences and even captured Poison Ivy and Catwoman.

After returning to Earth-Two, Helena was soon promoted as one of the head executives of Cranston, Grayson and Wayne, a lawyer firm started by her father and Dick Grayson along with Arthur Cranston. However, Helena was not satisfied with her executive life and she continued her career as Huntress, often helping those in need in Gotham. In her quest, she uncovered a dishonest plot by a politician who created fires in the city and she managed to stop his evil scheme, although it cost him his own life.

Helena returned to Earth-One to spend Christmas with “Uncle Bruce”. During this time, Huntress assisted Batman in clearing the name of Thomas Wayne, who was being framed as a criminal who bankrolled gangsters.

As Huntress, she fought alongside Dick Grayson in various cases, including Grayson’s last case as the second Batman against the aging Joker, at seeming odds with Grayson against Per Degaton’s time trap during the historic case against the Justice Society.

Though she and Robin were among the many heroes that died in the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the very existence of the multiverse means that it’s very possible that she still exists out there, on a world very much like the original Earth-Two.

Published by Barry Reese

Professional author that has worked for publishers as diverse as Marvel Comics, Moonstone Books, Wild Cat Books, Airship 27 and Pro Se Press!

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