I should have killed him when I had the chance. That thought, I can't get rid of it. And every time I leave one of them alive... be it a mobster or one of Arkham's monsters... that's one more animal that's going to be back on the streets, just waiting to destroy a life.
I told them they had eighty-three thousand years to lay their traps and hide their weapons. It seemed obvious: The kids in school had been burying stuff in a little time capsule to themselves in the eighth grade ... and my idea became a plan and saved the future.
You sanctimonious... You're looking for fair play in Gotham? I got you all wrong, Batman. I thought we became what we are for the same reasons; because the streets took away everything we loved. I thought I knew what you were about.
Robin told me I was on probation with Batman. I had to be a good girl if I wanted to fit in. If that means saving the life of scum like that, I don't want in their little club. Hell, I think I'm the kind of hero Gotham deserves. I may be the only hero Gotham has left.
Helena Bertinelli is gone. She was a facade, masking a great deal of pain. Masking her feelings. Masking her fears. The old facade has cracked. The stoic, the sharp tongue... all broken down to provide fuel for a new self. Helena thought she was intimidating. She couldn't scare anybody. It's time to invent someone who can. To confront the ultimate killers, I must construct the ultimate alias. To combat the murderers who would destroy my family, crush my own life on their way to consuming everything. I must become a greater, more fearsome destroyer. To track down the animals who prey on the innocent, I must stalk them first... I am no longer their quarry. I am... the Huntress.
If the Geraldine aren't around and the neighbours won't do anything and nobody else gives a damn whether this woman is in pain... then I'll always be 'dressed oddly'! It will always be 'important to me'! I'll always be out to protect people like her!
This is trouble... but it's trouble I'll have to live with for the time being. If this guy does what he says he can... he'll bring peace to the neighborhood for the time being... And right now... I'll do anything for that!
She gains her power by creating a new identity -- and so do I. She has her tricks for making her clients behold her with awe... inspire fear in those around her... and I'm not so different... not so different at all...