|Name:||Katherine Rebecca "Kathy" or "Kate" Kane|
|Occupation:||superheroine/masked vigilante, heiress|
|Relationships:|| Batfamily, Bette Kane (niece or cousin depending on the universe),|
Bruce Wayne (Batman),
Renee Montoya (girlfriend)
Maggie Sawyer (girlfriend)
Elizabeth "Beth" Kane (twin sister)
Colonel Jacob "Jake" Kane and Gabrielle "Gabi" Kane (parents)
Catherine Hamilton Kane (step-mother)
|Fandom:||DC Comics, Batman: Bad Blood, Injustice: Gods Among Us, DC Bombshells|
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Katherine Kane aka Batwoman is a DC Comics character.
Katherine Kane first appeared in Detective Comics #233 (July 1956). After a long hiatus, she was reintroduced to DC continuity in the 52 Universe in 52 #7 (June 2006).
Unlike the Silver Age Kathy Kane, who was romantically attracted to Batman, the new version of Kate Kane is a lesbian. Her first romantic relationship is with Renee Montoya and later she's romantically involved with Maggie Sawyer.
In 1940, while the allied forces fight overseas in World War II, Kate takes on the identity of The Batwoman. Together, with her team of Batgirls, the group protects America from criminality. But her actions capture the attention of Amanda Waller. Waller recruits Batwoman for her Bombshells Team.
Although Batwoman has been named several times throughout DCAU and other Batman related animated series, it is not until Batman: Bad Blood that the Katherine Kane version was first seen. It also canonized LGBT sexual orientation, as well as her romantic relationship with Renee Montoya.
Since her reintroduction to DC continuity in 2006, Kate Kane has become one of the most well known lesbian Batman/DC characters along with her past girlfriends Renee Montoya and Maggie Sawyer. Various fancasts for the character can be found at Tumblr as well as fanart, picspams, gifsets and some discussion posts and fanfiction. With the rise in popularity of DC Bombshells, a portion this fan actively focuses solely on that series' depiction of Kate.
- Kate Kane/Renee Montoya
- Kate Kane/Maggie Sawyer
- Kate Kane/Selina Kyle
- Kate Kane/Barbara Gordon
- Kate Kane/Dinah Lance
- Batwoman: Trial by Blood by Progman
- The Weight of Unsteady Things by mammothluv
- the one where kate kane comes to town by drcosimacormier95
- Bat by the Bay by batzulger (set in the world of Diane Castle's massive crossover A Brane of Extraordinary Women, not the canon DC universe)
- Batwoman (August 2, 2015)
- batwoman by 3eden
- I have been one aquainted with the night. by yasminliang
- The one and only. by polmcarts
- BATWOMAN by 89g
- Batwoman by BloodTalonHero
- Everything's Under Control by ScaryKrystal
- Bombshell Batwoman by AngieBlues
Archives & Fannish Links
- Katherine Kane, Kathy Kane, Kate Kane works at AO3
- Katherine K./Batwoman works at FFN (Batman)
- The Batwoman Index
- Tumblr tags: Katherine kane, kate kane, Kathy kane, batwoman
- fyeahkatekane, a Tumblr blog