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Cassandra was the daughter of David Cain, an operative named "Orphan", who worked as an assassin for Mother. He raised Cassandra alone and forced her not to speak but to "listen" to body movements and react accordingly, with deadly precision. She was intended to be a "gift" to Mother, to show her that child assassins could be manipulated through "the old ways" instead through the use of drugs. Mother rejected her and told Orphan never to do anything behind her back again. Nonetheless, she was used by Mother in the field. She was sent to kill Miranda Row, mother of Batman's ally Harper Row.
Batman and Robin Eternal
As Orphan, Cassandra is later inducted into Batman and Batwoman's "boot camp" for young Gotham vigilantes.  Orphan is known for being the best fighter on the team. She tries to fight the team's battles alone and is known for sneaking into Stephanie Brown's apartment in the middle of the night. When Batman is attacked by the Colony, she tries to take them on by herself and is left injured and later sedated after leading the Colony into their base. Clayface, helps Batwoman, Red Robin, Spoiler, and the injured Orphan escape.
After this Shiva systematically took down all the Knights and brought them to her hide out underneath the city. Realizing that holding back wouldn't work Orphan stormed the fortress taking down every Shadows member in her way. Eventually she got to the Knights and freed them where they were being held next to a nuke that would destroy Gotham, the whole team then confronted Lady Shiva. Shiva began beating the Knights making Batwoman and Clayface retreat, with Batman sending Azrael and Batwing to defuse the nuke. Orphan managed to defeat her mother when Ra's al Ghul arrived on the scene and shot Shiva. Ra's then took the all the League members including Shiva and then disarmed the nuke before leaving.
- Martial Arts: Cassandra is one of the best trained martial artists in the world. Batman himself even stated that he would lose if he had to fight her.
- Stealth: Orphan was able to sneak away from Batman similar to how he does with Jim Gordon.
- Tactical Analysis: Due to her upbringing Cassandra can pinpoint weak spots in every opponent she faces, this also allows her to read body language very well.
- Grapple Gun: Cassandra frequently utilizes a grappling gun not unlike that used by Batman.
- Cassandra Cain was created by Kelley Puckett, Damion Scott, and Jordan B. Gorfinkel, first appearing in Batman #567. However, in the Prime Earth continuity Cassandra Cain first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Batman & Robin Eternal #1 by James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, and Tony S. Daniel.
- 75 Appearances of Cassandra Cain (Prime Earth)
- 30 Images featuring Cassandra Cain (Prime Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Cassandra Cain (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Cassandra Cain (Prime Earth)
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