Created by Bob Kane and Sheldon Moldoff (Pre-Crisis/Bat-Girl); George Pérez and Tom Grummett (current/Flamebird)

The Original Universe


Real Name: Bette Kane
Full Name: Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Kane
Aliases: "Plebe"
Identity: Secret
Occupation: Adventurer/Student
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Col. Jacob "Jake" Kane (uncle); Catherine Hamilton Kane (aunt); Gabrielle "Gabi" Kane (aunt, deceased); Katherine "Kate" Kane (cousin); Elizabeth "Beth" Kane (cousin)
Base of Operation: Hollywood, CA
Group Affiliation(s): Titans L.A.
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 123 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde
First Appearance: (Pre-Crisis/Bat-Girl): Batman #139 (April 1961)
(post-Crisis): Secret Origins Annual Vol. 2 #3 (1989): "Pieces of the Puzzle"
Creators: Bob Kane and Sheldon Moldoff (Pre-Crisis/Bat-Girl); George Pérez and Tom Grummett (current/Flamebird)


Tennis ace Bette Kane became the Titans West member Flamebird because she wanted an excuse to spend time with the gorgeous Robin. At the time, even her most generous of colleagues would not have described her as a particularly effective crimefighter, but an encounter with Nightwing (Robin's new, adult persona) had encouraged her to strive for better things. She has updated her image and modernized her techniques. She currently shares a flat in Hollywood with Matt Logan (and for a short time Beast Boy), and is part of the fledgling Titans L.A.

Pre-Crisis, Bette was the heroine Bat-Girl.


For a definitive list of appearances of Flamebird in chronological order click here


Secret Origins Annual Vol. 2 #3 (1989)

Who's Who in the DC Universe #2 (September 1990)