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Carrie as Robin.

Carrie Kelley was a thirteen year old schoolgirl and girl scout who was attacked by muggers one night, but was saved by the recently returned and grizzled elder Batman on his first night out of retirement. She would then spend her lunch money on a Robin costume and hunt down some petty con-men to find Batman again, using a slingshot loaded with firecrackers as weapons.

In a major difference to the two previous Robins, Carrie does indeed have parents, but they are not seen much. They were very neglectful of her and through their dialogue were hinted to be activists and hippies during the nineteen-sixties and had become apathetic stoners. Jason Todd's death during his time as Robin was the reason behind Batman's retirement and when Carrie became the new Robin after saving his life from an enemy, Bruce threatened to fire her numerously for disobeying orders. But since she showed immense talent, he allowed her to stay. When she and Batman found the City Dump lair of ruthless street gang that numbered in the thousands, The Mutants, Batman and the Mutant Leader engaged in hand-to-hand combat. The leader nearly kills Batman but is narrowly defeated by the battered cape crusader. Carrie then heals him while on the way back to the Batcave and he fully accepts her as the new Robin. Radical Batman critic Ellen Yindel, the new Commissioner, sees this as child endangerment to his growing rap sheet when she sees them on patrol saving a hang-glider.

Despite being imprisoned, the Mutant Leader still threatened to unleash the Mutant army during negotiations with the Gotham City mayor. He kills the mayor by ripping his throat out with his teeth. Batman and Carrie infiltrate the Mutants' ranks and spread a rumor of the leader ordering an assembly and get Commissioner Gordon to release him from jail. Batman lures him to a mud-pit and defeats him brutally. With their leader defeated, a number of the Mutants accept Batman as their new leader and name themselves "The Sons of Batman" while several splinter into new groups.

Carrie played a major role in the defeat of Batman's resurfaced arch-nemesis, Joker who, after killing the audience at of a late night talk show, forced former Batman flame, Selina Kyle to plant mind altering lipstick on two female escorts who are in Selina's employ and hired by a congressman and the governor of Gotham City. the lipstick makes the congressman commit suicide but Commisioner Yin saves the governor thanks to Batman's warning, only to be beaten by Joker and dressed in a Wonder Woman costume. He then runs off to a fairground and kills 16 Cub Scouts and plants a bomb on the fairway, which Carrie defuses. When Joker's henchman Fat Abner attacks her, Abner falls and dies instantly and Carrie, shocked, cries.

At the book's finale, the US government calls upon Superman to take down Batman for good. Carrie delays his arrival with the Batmobile and Superman asks if it is a school night. When Superman engaged Batman in combat, Batman had an arsenal of Green Kryptonite, and various weapons and finished the fight with having Alfred Pennyworth detonate a bomb in the batcave, killing himself and Batman and destroying Wayne Manor and the Batcave in the process.

In the end, during Batman's funeral, a "relative" of Bruce Wayne comes to the procession to claim the body. Superman, attending the funeral, hears the heartbeat of Batman in the coffin and recognizes the "relative" as Carrie, winks at her, and flies away. Carrie unearths Batman after everyone leaves and Batman, Robin and Green Arrow go literally "underground" and establish a new Batcave with the Sons of Batman to fight on.

Her story picks up again in The Dark Knight Strikes Back, having taken on the persona of Catgirl, which currently provides the page image.



  • Though non-canonical, Carrie was the first female Robin preceding Stephanie Brown. During Titans Tomorrow, the Teen Titans were transported 10 years in the future, a grave in a cemetery of dead Batman allies and villians reads "Carrie Kelly".[1]



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Frank Miller's Dark Knight
Characters AbnerAlfred PennyworthAtomBartholomew WolperBatgirlBatmanBat-MiteBig BardaBlack CanaryBrainiacBrunoCaptain MarvelCarrie KelleyCatwomanCreeperDick GraysonDonEllen YindelElongated ManFlashGreen ArrowGreen LanternGuardianHawk and DoveHawkboyJames GordonJason ToddJimmy OlsenJocko-boy VanzettiJokerJustice LeagueLana LangLaraLex LuthorMartian ManhunterMutant LeaderMutantsPlastic ManQuestionRick RickardRobSarah EssenSaturn GirlSons of BatmanSuperchixSupermanTwo-FaceVicki ValeWonder Woman
Comics Batman: Year OneAll Star Batman and Robin, the Boy WonderSpawn/BatmanBatman: The Dark Knight ReturnsBatman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again
Creators Frank MillerDick GiordanoKlaus JansonLynn VarleyDave MazzucchelliTodd McFarlaneJim Lee
Television "Legends of the Dark Knight" (The New Batman Adventures) •

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Film Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
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