Cassandra Cain

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Name: Cassandra Cain
Occupation: crimefighter
Title/Rank: Batgirl, Black Bat
Location: Gotham
Status: alive
Relationships: David Cain (father), Lady Shiva (mother)
Fandom: DC Comics, Batman
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Cassandra Cain is a DC Comics character.


She was raised by her father to understand body language rather than spoken language and to be the perfect fighter. She ran away from him at age 8 after he had her kill someone and she realized what death and fighting really were. After wandering the world for many years Cass ended up in Gotham where she was discovered by Barbara Gordon and given the role of Batgirl. Bruce Wayne also mentored her, groomed her to be his successor, and eventually adopted her. Along the way she learned to talk. As she was raised by her father, she originally didn't know who her mother was. She had already fought Lady Shiva multiple times before learning of their relationship. Cass has died more than once but only for a few moments each time. Cass has a very strong moral stance against killing and a desire to be the best at what she does.


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Cass has had only brief flirtations with men in canon and is generally portrayed in fanfic as being more interested in women. She is frequently paired with her best friend Stephanie Brown (Spoiler/Robin IV/Batgirl III) or with her mentor Barbara Gordon (Batgirl I/Oracle). Otherwise, she's often paired up with Tim Drake (Robin III/Red Robin) in het works.


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