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Cassandra Cain is a fictional character in the DC Universe who served as Batgirl from 1999 to 2009. The daughter of assassins David Cain and Lady Shiva, she was deprived of speech and human contact during her childhood as conditioning to become the world's greatest assassin. Consequently, Cassandra grew up to become an expert martial artist while simultaneously remaining mute, developing very limited social skills, and being illiterate. Cassandra first appeared in Batman #567 (July 1999) and was created by Kelley Puckett and Damion Scott (though it was Alex Maleev who designed her costume). Cassandra was the first Batgirl to star in her own ongoing Batgirl comic book series. An Asian-American, she is also the first non-white member of the Batman family and remained one of the most prominent non-white super-heroes, until she was replaced as Batgirl by Stephanie Brown in 2009.

Cassandra appeared as one of the main characters in a short story written and drawn by Amanda Conner for Wonder Woman #600, where she helps Wonder Woman and Power Girl in a battle against Egg-Fu.

Cassandra Cain was first introduced during the No Man's Land crossover storyline (1999). She is one of the Oracle's agents in Gotham. In that arc, Gotham was leveled by an earthquake, declared a "no man's land," and isolated from the rest of the United States. After proving herself by saving Commissioner Gordon's life, she is given the Batgirl costume with the approval of both the Batman and the Oracle. She becomes Barbara Gordon's ward. In this story arc, Cassandra cannot speak at all and can only communicate through gestures and drawings.

Bruce Wayne, also the Batman, eventually learns about Cassandra's past. She murdered a businessman when she was eight years old after Cain transmitted a video he had made of the murder to the Batcave. Nevertheless, Wayne continues to accept Cassandra after she takes several bullets to save the life of a hired assassin, proving her devotion to protecting human life. This action illustrates the major difference between Cassandra and the other members of the Batman family; while the other characters were motivated to fight crime by the murders of loved ones, Cassandra is fighting crime to atone for a murder that she herself committed.

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Loss Ronin (Maya Lopez) 40 to 51
Win Taskmaster 64 to 52
Loss Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) 48 to 52
Win Daredevil 45 to 44
Tie Iron-Fist 68 to 68
Win Raphael (TMNT) 74 to 58
Loss Nick Fury 49 to 55
Loss Azrael 56 to 71
Loss Daredevil 29 to 73
Win Rock Lee 68 to 54
Loss Nightwing 46 to 67
Win Robin (Tim Drake) 64 to 48
Win Elektra 56 to 46
Win Bullseye 68 to 49
Loss Spider-Girl 46 to 72
Loss Bullseye 57 to 88
Loss Spider-Man 16 to 70
Win Yuffie Kisaragi 44 to 35
Loss Spider-Girl 51 to 61
Win Naruto Uzumaki 73 to 53
Loss X-23 50 to 56
Loss Cyber 94 to 120
Win Chun-Li 55 to 52
Loss Batman 25 to 73
Win Alice (American McGee's) 17 to 8
Win Elektra 20 to 12
Loss Iron-Fist 13 to 19
Win Bullseye 19 to 16
Loss Elektra 16 to 21
Win America Dream 22 to 17
Win Beatrix Kiddo (The Bride) 22 to 8
Loss Daredevil 8 to 11
Win Magik (Illyana Rasputin) 15 to 5
Win Psylocke 17 to 14
Win Valkyrie 18 to 7
Win Red Sonja 16 to 12
Win Batwoman 7 to 1
Loss X-23 8 to 15
Loss The Blob 8 to 14
Loss Buffy the Vampire Slayer 7 to 8
Win Mockingbird 19 to 6
Win Mileena 16 to 10