Katherine Kane

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Name: Katherine Rebecca "Kathy" or "Kate" Kane
Occupation: superheroine/masked vigilante, heiress
Title/Rank: Batwoman
Status: alive
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.

DC Bombshells

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.

Other Adaptions

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.

The video game Batman: Arkham Knight featured Kate Kane as well, along with canonizing her relationship with Maggie Sawyer in that universe.


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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.


Kathe is mainly shipped with Renee Montoya and Maggie Sawyer, both of whom she has had canon relationships with. She is more rarely shipped with Selina Kyle, Barbara Gordon, and Dinah Lance.


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.



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