Selina Kyle/Bruce Wayne
|Pairing:||Selina Kyle/Bruce Wayne|
|Alternative name(s):||Catwoman/Batman, Batcat, Baby Batcat, Brucelina|
|Fandom:||Batman, DC Comics, Batman Returns, Batman: The Animated Series (DCAU), Nolanverse, Gotham|
|Canonical?:||in most incarnations, yes|
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In most incarnations of Batman comics and other media adaptions Bruce/Selina have been together, either as canon love interests at one time, to even sometimes being married or at least have a child together.
In August 2017' Batman #24, Bruce/Batman proposed to Selina/Catwoman, and she accepted in December's issue #32. Issues #50 was billed as their wedding issue, but controversy arose when the New York Times spoiled the twist; Selina left Bruce at the altar.
The pairing is one of the most popular Batman and DC pairings.
In 2018, before the much-hyped "Wedding Issue", the New York Times ran a story about the wedding issue, but revealed the twist; Selina left Bruce at the altar. Fans and retailers were furious; fans because the event had been hyped up by DC, and potentially allowed Batman's character to grow, and retailers, because the spoiler reveals damaged their profits. DC had organized events for the wedding day and distributed special editions to those retailers.
To differentiate the age difference from the regular Bruce/Selina fanworks compared to canon Gotham ages of the two, fans started referring to the pairing "Baby Batcat". The pairing is also referred to as "Batcat" and "Brucelina".
Harley Quinn Interview
In June 2021, an interview with the creators of Harley Quinn (series) revealed that DC had prevented the show from including a scene in the third season in which Batman performs oral sex on Catwoman. This revelation went viral online, and memes, fics and artwork involving the act were subsequently created in the aftermath. For more information, see Batman Oral Sex Ban.
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Archives & Fannish Links
- Bruce/Selina works at AO3
- Bruce/Selina works at FFN (Nolanverse)
- Bruce/Selina works at FFN (Batman 1990s films)
- Bruce/Selina works at FFN (BTAS)
- Bruce/Selina works at FFN (comics)
- Bruce/Selina works at FFN (Gotham)
- batmanxcatwoman, general Batcat community
- batcat_fic, fanfiction community
- batcat_rises, Dark Knight Rises Batcat community
- Tumblr tags: bruce x selina, Selina x bruce, batcat, baby batcat, batman x catwoman, catwoman x batman
- F Yeah Batcat
- The Bat and The Cat