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Filmation Character
Catwoman
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Information
Species: Human
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Hair: black
Eyes: green
Base: Gotham City
Abilities: Acrobatics
Advanced hand-to-hand combat
Weaponry: Whip
Voiced/Played: Jane Webb[1]
Rihoko Yoshida[2]
Melendy Britt[3]

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Catwoman's henchwomen

Catwoman's henchmen

Catwoman is a supervillain from Gotham City, and one of Batman's top foes, who dresses up like a cat. She is a kleptomaniac, although she is not as mean as the other villains.

Catwoman loves cats, even wildcats, and keeps several of them as pets. They often help her steal things.


Background Information

Selina Kyle is an orphan from Gotham City. Her mother died from unknown causes when she was younger. Because Selina was not well off, she resorted to theft in order to survive. Due to her downward spiral into mental instability, she donned a cat costume and became Catwoman.

In most comics, she is portrayed not as a typical villain, who is just purely evil, in fact, she even shared an occasional romance with Batman. This romance is not seen in the SuperFriends universe, at least not in animation, however it is seen in the 60's Batman TV series starring Adam West, which is considered part of the SuperFriends canon to some fans. She eventually ends up marrying him in later portrayals.

Selina is cunning, manipulative, sexy, and a skilled acrobat and fighter. When she is out of costume, she works as a secretary.

She lives in a small apartment in Gotham City, and has a rocky relationship with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. She has also joined the Birds of Prey with Huntress (not her daughter) and Black Canary.

Catwoman - Batman Serie TV.

A Super Friends model sheet drawn by Alex Toth.[4]


Catwoman in real colors.[5]

Appearances

Catwoman wears a green, yellow or gray catsuit in the animated franchise.

Notes

Catwoman first appeared in Batman, vol.1 #1 (Spring 1940).

She sometimes meows or purrs when speaking, as well as exhibiting other catlike behaviors.

She is one of the few racially ambiguous characters.

Her weapons include whips and metal claws.

She is able to cheat death. Whenever she gets in a bad accident, one of her nine lives is used up.

Penguin sometimes has a crush on her, but she does not share his feelings.

References

  1. Jane Webb provided the voice of the character on the English version of The Adventures of Batman.
  2. Rihoko Yoshida provided the voice of the character on a Japanese dub of The New Adventures of Batman.
  3. Melendy Britt provided the voice of Catwoman on the English version of The New Adventures of Batman.
  4. Although Alex Toth made this model sheet, Catwoman never showed up in the series.
  5. Above is by Alex Toth of Catwoman for The Super Friends. What's that? Catwoman wasn't on Super Friends?
    Correct! Legend has it, that Catwoman and The Joker were slated to be part of Lex Luthor's unlucky
    thirteen The Legion of Doom. However, rival network CBS (SF was on ABC, just for reference) decided to pick up a new Batman cartoon animated by Filmation. SOMEHOW, both Batman and Robin were able to appear on both shows on rival networks at the same time, but their villains were not.

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