Caroline "Carrie" Keene Kelly was just thirteen years old when she was rescued by Batman from a merciless gang of street thugs. The girl idolized the Dark Knight, and secretly spent her lunch money to buy a costume in the hopes of one day catching her hero's attention, in order to become his sidekick. Armed with a slingshot and firecrackers, Carrie targeted con men, and eventually crossed paths with her idol. After saving Batman during a vicious fight with a gang known as The Mutants, the Dark Knight accepted her as the new Robin.
Three years later, Carrie now goes by Catgirl, and is still Batman's trusted second-in-command. Now costumed in a leopard-print bodysuit complete with motorized skates, and an arm cannon that fired batarangs, Catgirl's primary duty was to oversee the Sons of Batman. They fought to save a world ruled by the tyrants Lex Luthor, and Brainiac. They helped to free heroes such as the Atom, Flash, and Plastic Man from unlawful imprisonment. Unfortunately, Catgirl severely wounded a Batboy that had murdered a pair of police officers, but subsequently broke down, and was offered a shoulder to cry on by Batman.
Later, Catgirl would attempt to take the life of the new Joker, eventually revealed to be a now homicidal Dick Grayson. Using acid, thermite, C4, and arrows, the Joker still managed to severely wound Catgirl's face. Believing that she was going to die, she admitted to the Dark Knight that she loved him. Ralph Dibny, also known as The Elongated Man, then rescued Catgirl while Batman put an end to the new Joker, once and for all.
In the wake of the tragic event of Damian Wayne death by the clone of him in Batman INC series. Carrie Kelley knew Damian Wayne from some dance or karate class. Carrie Kelley came by the Wayne house to drop some videos for Damian. She rang the bell and no one answer the door and she left a note for Damian to watch the films for the next class to see him. She left and she could not wait that long and she had things to do and care for. Bruce Wayne came to see her and gave her the tapes back and he left because she was having a superhero party in her house and Bruce Wayne did not want to tell her that he had passed away. A week later after Batman was taking care of fighting crime and wanting to bring his son back to life and failed. Carrie Kelley and her friend where playing a video game on boxing on the XBOX kit system and they talked about Damian and that she had missed talking to him in class and all of a sudden a voice said to her. You have paid your rent on time and always it was Bruce Wayne talking to her. Bruce Wayne said that he needs her to go to the bank with him tomorrow to dropped of a check of money for lesson in class with Bruce Wayne at his Wayne Manor. Carrie Kelley was seen in the Wayne Manor talking to Bruce Wayne about what happened to Damian and that she need him for his acting lessons. They talked for a while until Bruce Wayne told her it was time for her to leave the Wayne Manor and that he had things to handle by himself to take care of. Carrie Kelley left the Wayne Manor and said to Bruce Wayne that you should show some respect for your son and care for him. Carrie Kelley said to Bruce Wayne you ruined my plans without Damian here to see this and she left to Wayne Manor and Bruce Wayne left to take care of some stuff that need to be done.
Carrie was created by Frank Miller and her first appearance was in what some believe to be the best Batman story created: The Dark Knight Returns. She appears in first issue of this limited series story.
Carrie appears on the new DC Comics Digital series and first appeared in Ame-Comi II: Batgirl #1. In this universe Carrie is Barbara Gordon's cousin and James Gordon's niece. She's also known as Robin, Batgirl's sidekick.
Powers And Abilities
Catgirl is a proficient martial artist and gymnast, skilled in the usage of a variety of conventional weaponry. An above-average athlete, she is in peak physical condition.
- Motorized Skates - Grants Catgirl exceptional speed
- Arm Cannon - Fires non-lethal "batarangs" to incapacitate her foes
The New Batman Adventures
In the episode "Legends of the Dark Knight", a girl named Carrie, who closely resembles Carrie Kelley, is one of three children telling their interpretations of Batman. The story she tells is an adaptation of the scene in which Batman battles the mutants in Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, and includes herself as Carrie/Robin. She is voiced by Anndi McAfee .
The Dark Knight Returns: Part One
Carrie is set to appear in the first part of the animated comic book movie The Dark Knight Returns. She'll be voiced by Modern Family's actress Ariel Winter.
The Dark Knight Returns: Part Two
As well as part one she is featured in the second part of this 2 part movie.