Catwoman, hero or villain?

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#1 Posted by Sinestro2828 (1678 posts) - - Show Bio

Is Catwoman a heroine these days or has she gone back to being a villainess?  I've heard that she reformed but then heard she's joined forces with Poison Ivy and Harley Quin, both supervillains.  So has she gone back to super villainy or is she spying on Harley and Ivy for Batman or something?

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#2 Posted by greenenvy (637 posts) - - Show Bio

They all together are  anti heroic with ivy as the most ruthless  one in the gang. but no cat woman is actually more of a anti heroin  and will be teaming up with batman soon as a matter of fact so she is a decent good little kitty right now. Its poison ivy that might get a little mysterious there and there and then Harley is just trying to fade away from joker making her almost an every day blond so yep. 

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#3 Posted by Edamame (30646 posts) - - Show Bio

Catwoman tends to cross that fine line. Poison Ivy is much more blunt, though.

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#4 Posted by Silver2467 (16987 posts) - - Show Bio

Villain. She has aided BatMan in the past and currently aided Dick a few times, but she has never truly reformed. 

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#6 Posted by chipsnopotatoes (340 posts) - - Show Bio

I like her best as thief.

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#7 Posted by ragdollpurps (16890 posts) - - Show Bio

to the gotham public, she's still a villian and was just recently blamed along with harley for some "wrongdoing", thanks to ivy. but batman knows that deep down inside she isn't evil or bad or whatever you want to call it. she's walking the neutral line.

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#8 Posted by Comicgirl93 (652 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say that Catwoman now days is on the between side or is more Vigilante and sometimes tries to be more like Batman getting ride of other types o scums out there in the dark end of the streets. 

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#9 Posted by Aqua11500 (2696 posts) - - Show Bio

She is still a thief,but she means no harm,she just steals for her personal wants in life.As long as you don't cross her she won't hurt you. 
she is kinda vigilante,but i would say she plays for both teams.

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#10 Posted by DarkChris (307 posts) - - Show Bio

Mostly an anti-heroine. She will help Batman whenever he needs her but she can't resist to her thief side (I think).

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#12 Posted by wordchallenge (155 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow there's a lot of different answers to this one. Based on the latest things I've read with her in it I would say that she is a reformed villain still figuring out how to be a hero. Overall she is on the good side of things now, but still has some darker tendencies, like stealing.

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#13 Posted by Mercy_ (94572 posts) - - Show Bio

Neutral. Simple as that. 

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#14 Posted by Jakesully1981 (362 posts) - - Show Bio

Anti-heroine that's for sure

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#16 Posted by moywar700 (3013 posts) - - Show Bio

catwoman is chaotic good.

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#17 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17061 posts) - - Show Bio


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#18 Posted by thespideyguy (2770 posts) - - Show Bio


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#19 Posted by Jakesully1981 (362 posts) - - Show Bio

Anti-heroine sounds like she's anti-drugs but anti-hero works well. LOL

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#20 Posted by LoganRogue24 (1339 posts) - - Show Bio

i think it depends on the mood selinas in at the moment.

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#21 Posted by acer51 (2695 posts) - - Show Bio

she plays hot and cold with Batman alot.

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#22 Posted by Stronger (5051 posts) - - Show Bio

I think she is a little bit of both.

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#23 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

too true! she has never stood on one side permanently, thats her personality man... she has no side..

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#24 Posted by ReadItNow (180 posts) - - Show Bio

Villian who sometimes fights other villians. Thus why the relation with batman is so good. Which side of her is he attracted to?

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#25 Posted by Strafe Prower (13007 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_ said:

Neutral. Simple as that.


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#26 Edited by vigilante83 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I think turning catwoman to the good side is strongly related to growth of feminism

as much as number of indipendent successful women increased this idea spread between comic creators wich more femenist society do not accept female charecter as villians or follower sidekicks of male heros like catgirl so they start to create strong independent female heros or at least reforming the strong female villains to good side .

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#27 Posted by Abishai100 (1744 posts) - - Show Bio

The Flaming Fence

I liked Anne Hathaway's interpretation of Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Christoper Nolan's bold "The Dark Knight Rises" [2012].

Though the Nolan film really highlighted the ominousness of the brutish maniac Bane, Hathaway's Catwoman offered a nice complement and guilty pleasure, and her interpretation of Selina Kyle/Catwoman as a female rendition of an Artful Dodger-esque street-crawler nicely highlighted this DC feline's urban consciousness.

If Bruce can win Selina's heart, then Catwoman is as redeemable at least as Talia al Ghul (with whom Bruce fathered Damian Wayne who went on to become a new incarnation of Robin).

In my humble opinion, Selina/Catwoman is very extreme and volatile but shares Batman's attitude towards vigilance.

I think "Batman: Year One" (Frank Miller) offers a nice portrait of Catwoman too.

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