Helena Bertinelli was born to a well-to-do family in Gotham, though unknown to most, he was a fairly high-ranking member of the local Italian mafia. His ties to the crime syndicate resulted in all of the Bertinelli family except Helena being murdered in their home by a mafia-hired assassin. Helena was found hiding in a closet by local authorities and sent to live with her father's relatives in Sicily.

Growing up in the old country surrounded by almost entirely male cousins, Helena was very much a tomboy, greatly preferring motorcycles and fisticuffs to shopping and gossiping. This, along with her American heritage, made her far from popular with her schoolmates. Having residual anger issues from undiagnosed or treated survivor's guilt didn't help matters either. She ultimately opted to return to the US to attend university there, the trust fund left by her father help to defray the expenses.

After completing her Masters in Education and resolving to track down the persons responsible for her family's murders, Helena has returned to Gotham at long last. And she is now on the hunt. Those pansy Bat-types with their refusal to end someone the way they deserve had better stay the hell out of her way.

Recent Events


Helena is strong-willed, fiercely independent and most of all very quick to anger, taking the offers of help from others - especially males - as condescension and insults. That being said, she's not above manipulating people - again, especially males - to get her way or give herself an advantage in a fight.

As a new teacher at one of Gotham's few remaining Catholic schools, she maintains a 'by the book' persona, acting the part of an educator whose primary goal in life is to broaden the minds of the next generation.

If her students ever found out that she moonlights as the violent, acerbic, and sharp-tongued Huntress, they would likely never believe it.

RP Hooks

Huntress is an outlier in Gotham - she does not believe in the Bat credo of 'do not kill' and doesn't hesitate to escalate to lethal force in combat situations. This should very quickly put her at odds with the entire Bat family… except maybe one or two of them.


Character Sheet




Full Name: Helena Bertinelli
Code Name: Huntress
Occupation: History teacher
Reg. Status: Unregistered
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: Gotham
Affiliations: Birds of Prey
Physical Information
Gender: Female
Species: Human
Species Detail:
Age: 29
Height: 5'9"
Build: Athletic
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel Green
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Caterina Murino
Theme Song: Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
Character Type: FC
Universe: DC
Wiki Tag: huntress
Played Since: December 4, 2018

Last Posted Activity: 18 Sep 2019 07:35

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