Appearing in "Mark of Cain, Part One"
- Cassandra Cain (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Mark of Cain, Part One"
Batgirl follows Batman to a cemetery, where he kneels over a grave. She looks away for a moment, looks back and he is gone. As she looks for him, he calls out from behind her "I trusted you." Barbara Gordon is using a girl as a courier during the events of No Man's Land. In return, she is teaching the girl how to read. The girl sees James Gordon enter the room as she is leaving. As she leaves the building she sees a man in a trenchcoat enter the building opposite. The man, an assassin, takes out a sniper rifle and takes aim at Gordon as he leaves the building, from visiting his daughter. The girl jumps in front of Gordon, stopping the assassin from firing, and accompanying police charge the building in an attempt to catch the sniper. The sniper takes out some of the police.
Across town, Batman is having words with Two-Face. With no judge or jury, Batman takes a page from Harvey's book. He flips a coin to decide Two-Face's fate. Two-Face is lucky, and Batman leaves via the window.
At James Gordon's home, Gordon is questioning the girl who saved his life. He is asking her who tried to kill him and she has drawn him a picture -- not of a person, but a symbol. Barbara Gordon says she recognizes the symbol as the mark of Cain. David Cain the assassin, that is. Through hand gestures, the girl indicates that she is Cain's daughter.
She grabs James' keys from him and locks him, Barbara and detective Montoya in the room. Just outside the room stands Cain, with a handgun. He motions for his daughter to step away from the door. She doesn't move and he fires around her three times. She leaps at him, slapping the gun from his hand and punches him. She then yells the word "Stop," the same word Barbara was teaching her earlier in the day. Cain cries and approaches his daughter, befuddled that she is talking. Cain's daughter rushes at him and tackles him, knocking both of them out the open window.
- Mark of Cain continues in Detective Comics #734.
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|No Man's Land Crossover|
This issue is a part of the Batman: No Man's Land crossover that swept through all Batman Family Titles during 1999. Gotham City was declared by the President to be no longer a part of the United States after the combined disasters of Contagion, Legacy and Cataclysm.