DC Universe: After the Fall
"I shouldn't miss it. I should relish the chance to just live a happy, normal, wealthy life. But sometimes... just sometimes..."
An orphan who learned to survive on the mean streets of Gotham, Selina Kyle turned to thievery to survive. Moreover, she also was determined to help protect and care for her younger sister Holly who, unskilled in any sort of criminal skill, was forced to resort to prostitution to survive. While Selina had tried to get her free of the life, Holly had been unfortunate to work for Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask, who was one of the most ruthless and powerful of Gotham mob leaders. Determined to make enough money to pay off Sionis’ exorbitant buyout fee, and determined to do it with style, Selina learned martial arts and trained in gymnastics to perfect her skills. It was not long before she became the most skilled thief and infiltrator in Gotham City. An avid cat-lover, Selina took on the identity of Catwoman.
Selina quickly managed to build herself a small fortune, even going so far as to take a position on Gotham’s high society. However, no matter how much she promised to pay Sionis, the price to buy her sister out of servitude just kept increasing. Worse for her, Selina found that she was growing almost addicted to her criminal career, be it the thrills or perhaps her relationship with Batman, which bounced from adversarial to flirtatious and occasionally even romantic.
Life took a turn for the better after the destruction of Brainiac. It was then that she discovered that Catwoman’s love in the Batman was the same man as Selina Kyle’s public love intrest, Bruce Wayne. No longer able to be Gotham’s defender, Bruce was forced to retire, and when he did he asked Selina to do the same… and he also asked her to marry him. She agreed happily, and the wedding was less than two months later. With their combined wealth, Selina Wayne was at last able to pay off Black Mask and buy her sister out from under his control. After years of fighting for every inch, things are finally going Selina’s way, and she honestly couldn’t be happier.