A rogue ex-government solo agent (although that may be a cover story for a deep mission), the Huntress uses her specialized skills and training as an agent for hire. On one of her early assignments, she stumbled upon onto the secret of a lifetime: Dark Claw's secret identity.
Huntress's crossbow was developed for her by the Judgment League Avengers member named Hawkeye. Hawkeye mistaking got the impression that she desired more than archery lessons, but he was mistaken. She simply knew how to get what she wanted.