Black Bat

History

Born from an arrangement between David Cain and Lady Shiva, Cassandra Cain
grew up in an environment that was anything but typical. Denied language and
subjected to extreme physical and mental conditioning, David Cain's
experimental training regimen was meant to hone one's mind to read the subtle
motions of the body as easily as anyone else might read a book. In Cassandra,
David found his only pupil to survive the process. Depriving her of any normal
education, she grew up learning to treat pain as an afterthought and gunfire
as a wake up call. She was meant to be the perfect assassin and bodyguard for
Ra's al Ghul, but David Cain's training to push the limits of what might turn
a child into a weapon also showed Cassandra the horror of what she had done
when she took her first life.

She was only eight when she looked on as the life drained from her target's
eyes. When she'd ripped out a man's throat and watched him die in ways few
others could perceive. For Cassandra, it was like dying herself, and in
watching Faizul die she knew a kind of guilt none of David's other 'games' had
ever evoked. With blood on her hands, she ran from him, and vowed she would
never kill again.

In the time that followed, she drifted. The world was a far more complex and
dangerous place then she could have ever realized, and she was left
ill-equipped to learn on her own. But the people that slept nearby under
bridges and in abandoned buildings, the people like her with no place in that
world, were kind enough to show her. Over time she learned that every city in
the world had people like that, and in short order, they became her people. In
a way, all people in Gotham did.

During a time of extreme violence and strife in Gotham, years after leaving
David Cain's side, she had uncovered a plot all on her own to kill
Commissioner Gordon. Unable to stop the assassin, she instead interposed
herself and took the bullet, saving the man's life. This unerring preservation
of life and act of sacrifice showed Batman a glimmer of who she was, and some
time later when the full range of her abilities were revealed, she was given a
shot at a cowl of her own.

As a student of the Batman and his ways, Cassandra has found a new light to
her existence, and a way back from an upbringing who's only legacy was guilt
over the life she took. In the year since she's made her debut at the Black
Bat, she's proven herself more than capable of dealing with street level
opponents and even some meta-human threats, and occupies and odd place as an
apprentice Gotham Knight: Martially more capable than the most skilled martial
artists in the world but still so young, so naive, and lacking in basic
communication skills that leave her an able warrior, but far from the place
she needs to be to carry on the legacy of the Bat.

Recent Events

Cassandra has only recently been given her cowl by Batman, and while she is more than capable physically, anticipating powered enemies and learning the detective trademark of the Gotham Knights are still things to strive for. In the meantime, most who have encountered her simply believe they have met the Batman, never sticking around long enough for the differences in height or build to counteract the myth.

Personality

Quiet, focused, and often oblivious to certain social norms, Cassandra is a
great watcher, a better listener, and utterly dedicated to her work. Those few
who get close to her will sense how earnest she is in her pursuit of Batman's
legend, focused on living up to his name above all else. It can leave her as
distant as her mentor at times, but never oblivious to those few she calls
friend.

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The Black Bat
Daughter of Destruction
Daughter of Destruction
Full Name: Cassandra Cain
Code Name: The Black Bat
Occupation: Gotham Knight
Aliases:
Reg. Status: Registered
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: Gotham
Affiliations: Gotham Knights
Physical Information
Gender: Female
Species: Human
Species Detail: Human
Age: 18
Height: 5'5"
Build: Athletic
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Kiko Mizuhara
Theme Song: Imagine The Fire - Hans Zimmer
Character Type: FC
Universe: DC
Wiki Tag: black-bat
Played Since: 11/17/2018

Last Posted Activity: 16 Dec 2018 20:07

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