- Came from a poor family. Her parents, Maria and Brian Kyle, have an abusive relationship. Her catholic mother was protective and caring and loves cats, she has a lust for wealth and luxury. Her dad is an alcoholic.
- Drunk father lost custody of Selina and Maggie to the state.
- Maria takes her own life by slitting her wrists and Selina finds her dead.
- Excelled at gymnastics young, and grew to love only that after her mother passed. It is where she developed her strong awareness of her body.
- Starts disconnecting socially and does poorly in school. Cuts her wrists.
- Father loses custody of girls, separating the sisters. He drinks himself to death. Selina becomes a runaway on her own.
- Lived on the streets of Gotham for a week and got caught stealing food.
- Selina experiences her first incarceration for an indeterminate period at Seagate, a juvenile detention center for girls. She develops a thirst for freedom and hatred for restrictions of any kind. Has several altercations there with wardens.
- While at Seagate she lives on the roof at night increasing her stealth and dreaming of the freedom that wealth can bring.
- She escapes Seagate with the crooked ledger and lives in an abandoned warehouse with cats, improving her thief skills.
- Selina gets gutsy one night and gets caught, almost killed, and badly beaten. She is suggested to turn to Ted Grant to learn how to survive
- Selena has a brief affair with a frankly amoral master thief named Stark.
- Selina worked as a dominatrix to survive while in hiding and became skilled at seducing men.
- Selina encounters a ninja during a burglary and follows him, becoming trained under the ninja master.
Values and Attitude
- Raised to know right from wrong by Mother but learned to adjust her moral code for necessity's sake (to survive on the streets of Gotham for a week)
- She is defiant and sarcastic.
- Aloof, prefers to be alone.
- Wealth leads to freedom.
- Spurned one too many times by her one true love, Fatbat Catwoman begins a relationship with Nightwing, Fatbat’s one-time partner in solving crime.
- Only truly in love with Fatbat and miserable about his pairing with Silver St. Cloud Catwoman has multiple encounters with other men including the James Kirk and most notably Thor.