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Kathy Kane is the real name of the hero known as
Batwoman. Originally, Kathy worked as a circus acrobat
and motorcycle stunt rider. When her uncle died and left
her his fortune, Kathy left the circus and created a
costumed identity with which to fight crime. Hence, Batwoman
Taking her cues from Batman, Kane created a number of weapons
and crime fighting equipment that she carried her utility purse
which matched her costume. Batwoman also traveled on a Batcycle.
Batwoman fought alongside Batman and Robin on a number of
occasions and even paired up with her neice Betty Kane, who
in the pre-Crises timeline was the original Batgirl.
Batwoman eventually retired, buying a circus. During one of
Batman's adventures, assassins lead by the Sensei attacked
Batman at Kane's circus, knocking him unconcious. When Batman
recovered, he discovered that Kane had been murdered by the
assassins. Batman went on to later avenge her death.