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Kate Manser was the only daughter of a widowed sheriff on small town Wyoming. When he was gunned down by fleeing bank robber, she was left alone and she vowed revenge. She honed her skills at marksmanship and also trained physically to prepare for her goal of vengeance. She soon set off on her journey to find those that had killed her father.
Cinnamon was created as a relatively uncommon female hero for DC’s Western based stories. Her first appearance was in Weird Western Tales #48 (1978).
The character had a relatively short publication history and little is shown in terms of character development. Some time later it is revealed that Kate Manser is the reincarnation of the Egyptian Princess Chay-Ara and thus related spiritually to Hawkgirl.
Major Story Arcs
She appeared briefly in Crisis on Infinite Earths along with other heroes of DC’s western comics.
Powers and Abilities
She has no powers, though she is in excellent physical condition and she is an excellent marksman. She is also skilled in manhunting. She keeps her father’s badge on her, which she will occasionally use offensively as a shuriken.
The most recent heroine to go by the codename Cinnamon had a life closely resembling that of the first Cinnamon. When her policeman father was shot down by seven bank robbers, the young girl could only watch. She grew up by herself, and practiced shooting until she became a dead shot. Soon, she went looking for her father's killers. One by one they were found dead. Cinnamon then became a gun-for-hire doing jobs for everyone who had the money, mostly property protection or bodyguard work. One day Cinnamon discovered that a girl named Macy Samuels was looking for her. Macy turned out to be the daughter of one of the killers and wanted revenge, as Cinnamon had. But in the end Cinnamon and Macy defeated a gang of kidnappers together, and Macy apologized to Cinnamon.
Cinnamon recently resurfaced as a Rook for UN sanctioned Checkmate Agency. She, along with Gravedigger, GI Robot and Sebastian Faust fought against the forces of Kobra.
In Other Media
The original Cinnamon appears in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "The Siege of Starro! Part 1" in a silent cameo. She is shown working with Jonah Hex to capture the Royal Flush Gang after a failed bank robbery.