reached the Personal Data Pad of Booster Gold. You have security
access. Booster Gold is the Protector of Booster Gold Industries
and the occasional hero about Metropolis. Booster at the moment
has started to pull together all his contacts in order to
create a new breed of superteam.
Bertinelli had a very high privilege background while growing
up the daughter of Franco Bertinelli, the boss of a mafia
syndicate. Everyone knew her, knew who she was, and treated
her accordingly. While in a candy store, though she could
easily afford it, she never had to pay for anything -- she
was Franco's daughter. They gave her whatever she wanted.
At such a young age,
Helena had no idea her father did, or what he was involved
in, it was merely the way her life had always been. Nice,
good, and safe. Then oneday everything changed. Helena had
gotten into the car of a stranger while returning home from
Fat Angelo's store. The man had claimed to be a friend of
her father's and offered to take her home. She was missing
for several hours, her family had no word on her whereabouts,
and no clues where to find her. Her father was using every
resource available to him, her mother was close to falling
apart -- when Helena appeared on the doorstep accompanied
by two police officers.She just stood there. Her clothes
were ripped and there was strange expression on her face,
a mask that didn't really convey anything.
People pummeled her with questions:
Where had she been? What happened? Was she all right? Had
it been one man or two? But she said nothing. Not a single
word. She didn't even look at anyone. She just marched right
up to her room and shut the door firmly behind her. She sat
on her bed in the dark, for how long, she doesn't even really
know. She never spoke of it. Then or later. Her father vowed
that he would send her away to keep her safe and that she
would always have constant protection. She got that protection
in the form of a bodyguard specially hired by her father.
But with that bodyguard came the loss of breathing room, which
was what she wanted most while in college later. She was mostly
a recluse while in college, both by necessity and by nature,
and had very few friends. They knew who she was, who her father
was and the things he did. It served to set her apart as much
as anything else. But then her world was torn apart again.
But this time, it was by an assassin's bullet who was known
as the Silencer. Helena had gone home for Spring Break and
was having dinner with her family when the Silencer shot everyone
at the table. Her mother and her father's associates were
all killed right off. She was wounded,assumed dead, and she
played the part. Though her father was wounded, he was still
all right. But then the Silencer took him away by gunpoint.
Later, the police seemed to take a particularly amount of
joy in telling her that once they found her father's body
it had been mutilated, his hands and eyes were missing. After
the fruneral, Helena herself was the target of a sniper attack.
It was by the same man who had killed her family.
she seemed to be the prey for the all the predators of the
world. It was then that she decided she both wanted and needed
to leave school for awhile. Just as she was finished packing,
her old bodyguard showed up at her door and offered to train
her. He had said that unless she could protect herself, she'd
always need someone else to do it for her. One of Helena's
main goals in life was always to try and hunt down those men
responsible for her father's death. But wrapped in that as
well, was the desire to find and kill that man who first stole
her childhood away from her. A chance she finally got in the
form of a police officer who used her help for a case. Though
in the end, she was denied the satisfaction of killing "The
Smiling Man." A stray bullet had fatally wounded him during
an ensuing gun fight. It was after these incidences that Helena
visited the graves of her father and mother. She never had
before out of the perceived shame she felt towards her father
and the things he did during his life. But it was then that
she realized that it wasn't shame towards her father that
kept her away. But shame over what had happened to her all
those years ago when she was only six years old. She had doned
the mantel of the Huntress to run away from her past. To runaway
from the hurt. The shame.
mask Helena Bertinelli from the world. No longer would she
be the Hunted, but now she would be the Huntress. Though at
the gravesite,she wondered if she needed the mantel of the
Huntress anymore. Perhaps she was past all of it. Now, she
might be able to find a little peace after all these years.
But then after she violently took down a bunch of guys defacing
gravestones she made an even more pivotal decision. Maybe
she didn't -need- to be the Huntress any longer, but she -wanted-
it. She wanted to see right prevail over wrong. She wanted
to see justice served to those who would tear the lives of
innocents apart. She wanted to see the bad guys truly pay
for their crimes. To die for what they did to her father,
her mother, and what they did to her. The Mafia had destroyed
her life. And she would in turn destroy them by any means
at her disposal. But her anger and rage was not limited to
the Mafia, though she holds a special hatred for them, villains
everywhere earned her scorn. Helena moved away from her life
in New York and back to Gotham City.
was a city that needed her. Though she quickly ran into trouble
with the other local vigilante -- The Batman. Though Batman
has a grudging respect for Huntress, their means to an end
are completely and utterly different. While Batman wishes
to subdue the bad guy and let the legal system deal with him,
Helena holds no such mercy or compassion. She doesn't go out
of her way to try and peacefully take someone out. She will
instead use anything at her disposal to see that they go down
and holds no compunction about death or killing them to achieve
her end. Whatever it takes to get them off the street, permanantly,
she will do it. Where many of the Bat-heroes are concerned
about the rights of all, including those of villains, Huntress
is only concerned with the rights of the innocents. The only
right the bad guys have is the right to die, and by her hand
if necessary. She doesn't care about the fair trial of this
villain or that, if they are guilty of this particular crime
or that. Even if they might not have done one thing, they
are certainly guilty of several others. And therefore they
deserve to get whatever is coming to them. This general attitude
has served to cause most of the heroes of Gotham to regard
Huntress as completely nuts. A loose cannon. Someone who's
not exactly stable and could use some close monitoring. Her
intentions are good. She's obviously on the side of the citizens.
But the lines are blurred with her. In her quest to see justice
done, she at times becomes almost as bad as those she pursues.
But she doesn't see it that way. They're the enemy. What does
it matter how they get taken out. Just so long as they do.
Currently, Helena is a public high school teacher in Gotham
City. And as ruthless and uncaring as she is against crime
and those who commit them, she is the exact opposite as a
teacher. While she's no pushover, she cares a great deal about
her students and their welfare. That's why when teenagers,
particularly one she knew or had as a student, get into drugs
or crime, she takes it personally. And you can bet the person
responsible will have to answer to her wrath. Those who corrupt
earn a special brand of her fury.
It is said that the sun
may set in the West, but like a true enemy, the east is
always looming like the coming of the sun.
The where-abouts of Ishiguro
Takamura are unknown at the moment. Perhaps, the greatest
enemy the Outsiders have ever faced is still at Large, as
well as the fact that the body of Senshi Namota went missing
from the Mertropolis morgue.
Could Ishiguro Takamura
be planning something? Only time will tell. And what about
the Eye of Shinto? The Outsider's only trophy from theur
first Battle? What Secrets does it hold
is known about the very Secretive Organization known as
Takamura Industries. Currently
Ishiguro Takamura is at large.
is currently been discovered in the Province of Shanghai.
His motives are still unknown.
- Huntress appears occasionally in Batman and other
Team Intelligence Officer
Weight: 140 lbs
Occupation: School Teacher