REAL NAME: Helena Bertinelli
OCCUPATION: Vigilante, schoolteacher
HEIGHT: 5’11”
WEIGHT: 148 pounds
EYES: Brown
HAIR: Black
RACE: Human
TECH LEVEL: Modern (1)

Reflexes 4D: Acrobatics 9D, climbing 5D, dodge 9D, driving 5D, escape artist 6D, martial arts 8D (all manuevers +1D), sneak 10D
Coordination 4D: Lockpicking 7D, marksmanship 5D (grappling hook launcher +4D), missile weapons 8D (crossbow +2D), thievery 7D, thrown weapons 6D (throwing knives +1D)
Physique 3D: Leap 6D
Knowledge 3D: Computer ops 4D, criminology 7D, medicine (first aid) 4D, research 5D, scholar 6D, science 4D, security 5D
Perception 3D: Hide 8D, search 6D, streetwise 8D (Gotham City +2D), shadowing 8D, surveillance 6D, tracking 6D
Presence 3D: Bluff 6D, charm 6D, interrogation 7D, intimidation 8D, persuasion 6D, willpower 8D

ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES: Attractive Appearance -2D, Contact (Batman) -4D, Contact (Nightwing) -3D, Observant -2D, Wealth -4D; Dark Secret (family’s murder) +1D, Enemy (Gotham City crime families) +5D, Fanatic +3D, Impulsiveness + 1D, Secret Identity +3D.

PDV: 5

EQUIPMENT: Hand-held crossbow and bolts (BDV 3D, range: 30/7S/130), throwing knives (BDV 2D, range (x 12 feet): PHYS-1/PHYS/0), wrist-launcher (BDV 2D, range: 30/90/165), can also be used as grappling hooks and line, costume (AV 10 to chest only), battle staff (BDV 3D).

HISTORY: The oldest child of Franco Bertinelli and Maria Panessa- Bertinelli, Helena was seen as the consummation of the union between two of Gotham’s most powerful rival crime families. However, when her father became “Boss of Bosses,” he perpetuated a long-standing feud between the Bertinellis and the Panessas by snubbing the Panessas’ patriarch, Tomaso. In retaliation, Helena’s entire family, save for her, was assassinated while they sat at the dinner table one evening. To this day, Helena doesn’t know why she alone was spared.

Sent to Sicily to live with relatives after the tragedy, Helena eventually returned to Gotham. Haunted by the desire to gain revenge upon the Gotham Mafia dons who had her parents slain and shattered her life, Helena chose to create another identity one that would instill respect and fear into those she stalked-the Huntress.

As time passed, Helena’s anger and rage began to increasingly drive her to use methods not unlike those of the criminals she preyed upon. Eventually, her activities brought her to the attention of Batman and his seconds Robin and Nightwing. Almost immediately, Batman distrusted them femme fatale and made it quite clear he did not approve of her potentially deadly tactics. Not one to be frightened off, the Huntress chose to re-main in Gotham. She became a member of the current JLA under the recommendation of Batman and even masqueraded as a new Batgirl during the early days of Gotham City’s “No Man’s Land” in an effort to win the Dark Knight’s favor.

Published by Barry Reese

Professional author that has worked for publishers as diverse as Marvel Comics, Moonstone Books, Wild Cat Books, Airship 27 and Pro Se Press!

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