Back to Heroes Main > Huntress

Real Identity: Helena Bertinelli
Affiliation(s): Justice League Unlimited
Appearances (JLU): Initiation, The Greatest Story Never Told, Dark Heart, The Balance, Double Date, Question Authority, Flashpoint, Panic in the Sky, Divided We Fall and Grudge Match
Skills: Above Average Agility, Armed Combat, and Unarmed Combat
Voiced By: Amy Acker

The Huntress and Batman share a common past, children orphaned when their parents were violently killed leading them to take on costumed identities and take justice. However, the Huntress came from a much different background. Helena Bertinelli was born into Gotham City under a leading family in the Mafioso. She hid in a closet as her parents were murdered by Steven Mandragora and saw everything. She became a vigilante in her adulthood, fueled by her anger and need for revenge. As the Huntress, she later joined the Justice League Unlimited. She was dispatched on several major events, such as the Mordru and Dark Heart incidents. Huntress forged a romantic relationship with the Question even though she was ousted from the League for attempting to kill Mandragora. However, when she found out Mandragora had a son of his own, Huntress grudgingly spared Mandragora and turned him over to the authorities.

Though she was no longer a member of the League, Huntress continued to aid the Question in gathering intel on Project Cadmus. However, she accidentally viewed a recording of Superman, of the Justice Lords universe, killing President Luthor. Huntress kidnapped Jimmy Olsen, a photographer from the Daily Planet and used his wrist watch, which was given to him by Superman years ago, in order to get Superman's attention. Superman and Huntress stormed a Cadmus facility in Covenant, New Mexico and rescued the Question. Huntress was allowed to accompany Question back to the JLU Watchtower. She stayed by his side in the infirmary. During the battle with the Ultimen clone army, her crossbows were ineffective against the Wind Dragons. A Juice came upon her from the rear but he was knocked out by Question, using a bedpan.

Huntress continues to operate on her own. Months later, she witnessed Black Canary struggle to apprehend a mere pickpocket. Huntress tagged her rival and followed Black Canary to Bludhaven. Incognito, Huntress discovered Black Canary was one of a few female Leaguers being mind controlled by Metabrawl founder, Roulette. Huntress eventually figured out the League comm links were being manipulated. Together with Black Canary, Huntress fought off Roulette and Sonar. Black Canary offered Huntress membership back into the League but she declined. However, she obliged to a friendly spar.