La Cacciatrice (Chiesa di Helena Bertinelli)

  • # 7 (Day 18) Helena saves Dinah and becomes a member of The One and Only Birds of Prey

Despite how Barbara has by her own admission, mistreated Helena in the past, Helena heeds her call, and embarks on a mission to save Dinah Lance, who is being held hostage by Savant.

Even if Barbara feels she’s chosen ‘a dark horse’ for the mission, she still has enough faith in Helena to trust her to be able to get the job done.

The end result is not only does Dinah get saved, but Helena gains a few new friends in the process, as the issue would mark Helena’s eventual integration into the Birds of Prey.

hellionkitty:

Helena Bertinelli through out the years

  • Her 2008 variation is from Huntress: Year One which is obviously not consistent with her first canonical appearances
  • Her use of Helena Wayne’s costume in Gotham Knights was the only time she wore Helena Wayne’s costume in comic canon due to being kidnapped and being subjected to some weird testing where she had weird fantasies about being apart of the Bat family, idk it was a weird thing and I hardly remember it. As for television shows the Brave and the Bold chose to use Wayne’s costume for her and that was weird too
  • another variation of helena’s bat costume is the one that’s often mistaken for cassandra cain
  • of course there is also her justice league unlimited appearances
  • though it is not specifically stated that her name is Helena Bertinelli, comicvine lists the Huntress in Injustice as Bertinelli and given her mannerisms, her behavior with Bruce and most of the characterizations being pre new 52 (black canary has a relationship with oliver queen and it is confirmed to be dinah lance, barbara gordon is oracle ,etc) I agree that it is bertinelli
  • and then of course we have our li’l gotham helena
  • and lego batman helena bertinelli
  • and of course her portrayal in arrow
  • # 8 (Day 17) Helena and her students save Superman, and The Future

In a move that would prove her tenaciousness and efficacy, Helena improvises a spur of the moment plan that not only saves Superman, but saves the future of mankind as well.

Superman Prime and the JLA’s fight with Solaris, would have its origins in the 20th century. On the heels of the Justice Legion Alpha’s trip back to the past in order to celebrate their contemporary JLA counterparts, a plot was hatched by Solaris and Vandal Savage to explode an infected Rocket Red suit over Montevideo, Uruguay. The subsequent explosion released a virus that drives both machines and people mad, but more importantly, would allow for the creation of Solaris, and his establishment in the future.

Inspired by the time capsules her students were building, Helena’s plan (revealed in DC One Million #3) was to get the JLA to do something similar. The league would hide their weapons and traps over the course of 83,000 years, and then unearth them, and used them to defeat Solaris. A simple idea would later prove to be quite immense, as those weapons and traps would become integral to Superman Prime’s fight against his future foe.

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After Supes defeats Farris Knight (who is convinced he has assassinated Kal-El with what turns out to be fake kryptonite) the universe is restored to a more orderly state. 

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This story, and Helena’s involvement in it, is a testament to her ingenuity, selflessness, and it demonstrates how vital she is to the residents of Gotham City, but for mankind in general. It also shows just how much her career as a teacher overlaps with her career as a vigilante, and how her love of children can inspire her to do great things.

My only wish is that Grant Morrison would have shown more about Helena’s students building time capsules and would have featured more panels, where Helena is shown discussing her plan, and putting it into motion. But given there’s only so many pages you can have in a comic, one finds the omission understandable (even if it’s a little regrettable).

# 9 (Day 16) Helena nearly makes the ultimate sacrifice
In Detective Comics #74, Helena stands defiant and alone against The Joker as she tries to prevent him from kidnapping Gotham’s youngest and most vulnerable residents: babies.
Helena ends up paying a price for her perceived transgression against The Clown Prince of Crime.



Despite the fact that her efforts to prevent the madmen from kidnapping the children were rendered futile, her heroism shines through as a pillar of humanity during the city’s darkest hour.
And her defiance is worthy of praise, as she still refuses to succumb, even as her blood transmogrifies the snow.



Her heroism is even acknowledged by the other heroes in Gotham, despite their mistreatment of her. She’s even rewarded for her actions with a kiss by Dick Grayson.
Encapsulated in these scenes are Helena’s most resiliant traits: bravery, defiance, selflessness, sacrifice, and compassion. It’s everything I love about the woman captured in one place, and it’s why I’m proud to call myself a fan.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it once again, but this is truly Helena Bertinelli’s finest hour.
  • # 9 (Day 16) Helena nearly makes the ultimate sacrifice

In Detective Comics #74, Helena stands defiant and alone against The Joker as she tries to prevent him from kidnapping Gotham’s youngest and most vulnerable residents: babies.

Helena ends up paying a price for her perceived transgression against The Clown Prince of Crime.

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Despite the fact that her efforts to prevent the madmen from kidnapping the children were rendered futile, her heroism shines through as a pillar of humanity during the city’s darkest hour.

And her defiance is worthy of praise, as she still refuses to succumb, even as her blood transmogrifies the snow.

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Her heroism is even acknowledged by the other heroes in Gotham, despite their mistreatment of her. She’s even rewarded for her actions with a kiss by Dick Grayson.

Encapsulated in these scenes are Helena’s most resiliant traits: bravery, defiance, selflessness, sacrifice, and compassion. It’s everything I love about the woman captured in one place, and it’s why I’m proud to call myself a fan.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it once again, but this is truly Helena Bertinelli’s finest hour.

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I haven’t greeted new followers in a while, and my penance for it is to send something soft and fluffy your way to make up for it. 

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hellionkitty:

imstrongbecauseimweak:

On this day 25 years ago Helena Bertinelli made her debut

But, not all of these are Helena Bertinelli. Some are Helena Wayne. They aren’t at all the same people.

For the record none of these are Helena Wayne. I made this photoset. I can name each comic and show they came from. If you’re referring to the top two photographs, the first is from Huntress vol1 which she debuted her original origin in which her parents were killed when she was 19, the second is from Huntress v2 from 1993 and the other questionable one is the bottom right corner which is from the Injustice comic which is Helena Bertinelli. Perhaps you should do your own research first before jumping to conclusions.

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