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Much like her New Earth counterpart, Selina Kyle (who's first name means "moon child") lived in Gotham City and had a love of cats. Shortly after an attack on Gotham by a horde of vampires, Selina Kyle was attacked on Gotham Bridge by Creach, one of the blood-suckers who still remained. Selina managed to outrun Creach for some time until Creach transformed into a massive wolf. Creach brought Selina to the ground, tore off her sleeves, and sank his teeth into Selina's exposed shoulder. Regardless of the beast's weight, Selina managed to kick away the creature. Unable to run much farther, Selina leaped off the bridge into Gotham Harbor. Creach failed to persue, as vampires are unable to cross running water.

Selina later emerged from the harbor, her clothes ripped to shreds during the scuffle. Though naked and seriously injured, Selina managed to make it back to her apartment, where her numerous cats were waiting. Selina later discovered that the bite from the vampire made it so that she would transform into a "were-cat" by night with enhanced speed, strength, and enhanced senses. One night, Selina encountered Batman, who had been transformed into a vampire by the attack on Gotham. Selina believed the Batman to be Creach taking on another animal form. Selina attacked Batman, but was subdued by the vampiric Dark Knight. Selina urged Batman to kill her, but the two later realized that they were not enemies and had a common goal. Selina offered to assist Batman in hunting down the last of the vampires who were now being led by The Joker, however Batman turned down the offer. But, when Batman needed the selfless love of a woman to help hold back his vampiric thirst for blood, he sought Selina's help. Selina found Batman on a rooftop struggling with his bloodlust, and brought him back to her apartment. The two then agreed to join forces to fight The Joker and the vampires.

The two's first target was the estate of gangster Manny the Shark. The Shark had been killed and vampirized by the Joker's vampire henchmen, and the Shark's home had been fashioned into a secret base for the vampires. Selina and the Batman attacked the Shark's mansion, where they found a group of vampires feeding on two women. At this point, Selina snapped and killed all the vampires, with the exception of the Shark himself whom Batman had already killed at one of the gangster's clubs. By the time the battle was over, the two women were already drained of their blood, and infected by the vampires. Selina and Batman then pierced their hearts with wooden stakes, and severed their heads to ensure they would not return from the dead. With the vampires flushed from their base, Selina and Batman's next target was the Joker himself.

Batman and Selina eventually tracked the Joker, Creach and the last of the vampires to a small church on the outskirts of Gotham City that the Joker had fasioned into a hideout. There, Batman and Selina were ambushed by the vampires. Though outnumbered, Batman and Selina managed to kill all the vampires with the exception of Creach and a female vampire. Creach attempted to flee using his wolf-form, but was stopped by Selina who easily defeated him, and tore out his heart, killing the vampire. Batman managed to kill the female vampire with a wooden stake. However, the Joker (who was also present) shot Selina with a crossbow bolt through the heart, killing her instantly. With his last remaining tie to humanity destroyed, Batman attacked the Joker shrugging off crossbow bolts, and holy water. Batman snapped the Joker's neck and drank the murderer's cold, evil blood as he continued to laugh maniacly.




  • Selina Kyle (Earth-43) appears as Nightmare Catwoman a playable character in the Infinite Crisis video game.


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