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Anti-Hero
The Cat-Wo,am
Background information
Origin The Dark Knight Rises
Hero information
Full name Selina Kyle
Alias Catwoman, The Cat
Occupation Professional thief, cat burglar, superhero and detective
Powers / Skills Hand to hand fighting, thievery, ability to pass herself off as helpless, decent shot with a gun, spiked heels, and the Bat-Pod (later on)
Hobbies Stealing
Goals To survive by stealing from the rich and corrupt (initially), and acquire the Clean Slate to erase her criminal record (succeeded) She wants to help Bruce Wayne save Gotham City with James Gordon, Lucius Fox and John Blake.
Family
Friends / Allies
Enemies
Type of Anti-Hero Anti-Heroine, Heroic Criminal, Thief, Loyal Hero


I started out doing what I had to. Once you've done what you had to, they'll never let you do what you want to.
~ Selina Kyle explaining to Bruce Wayne why she became a thief


Catwoman is the deuteragonist of Christopher Nolan's final chapter in the Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Though inititally a cynical thief, her sense of honor and morality ultimately wins out and she aids Batman in his battle against Bane and Talia al Ghul. She started out as the secondary antagonist but eventually became an anti-heroine. She is love interest of Bruce Wayne.

She is portrayed by Anne Hathaway.

History

Selina Kyle first appears disguised as a maid at Wayne Manor. While no one is looking she attempts to steal from Bruce Wayne and succeeds in making off with his mother's pearl necklace. It is later learned that Selina has grown tired of her life as a criminal and desires to go straight, but due to so many past arrests and convictions feels that the world will not grant her a second chance. Knowing that Wayne possess a means by which she can give herself a clean slate, Selina attempts to steal it, also crossing paths with his alter-ego Batman.  

When Bane makes his presence known, Selina fears for her life and in desperation sells Batman out to Bane, though is also shown to be disturbed and unsettled by the savage beating Bane gives the Dark Knight. As Gotham City descends into chaos and anarchy, Selina at first attempts to leave Gotham but is arrested again by Detective John Blake. She is not locked up for long before Bane causes a mass prison break, allowing Selina to flee.  Though she initially revels in the ability to take what she feels is owed to her, she becomes remorseful upon seeing the devastation caused by Bane's actions, at one point taking up residence in a building that she notes once belonged to an innocent family. When Batman returns, she reluctantly aids him, but also plans to leave as soon as possible. Batman appeals to her inner goodness, and Selina, rather than flee Gotham when she has the chance, chooses to instead return, arriving just in time to save Batman's life from Bane, who she kills via the Bat-Pod's cannons.  Right before Batman seemingly sacrifices himself, Catwoman kisses him, also noting that they're "both suckers". She is later seen by Alfred living a new life with Bruce Wayne, the two finally able to start fresh and finally to be together.

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