Barbara Gordon Hardy was an ex-thief who was determined to be a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Using her natural athletic skills to fight crime, she created a superheroic identity, the Black Bat. She quickly proved her worth to S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Bruce Wayne. Barbara was invited to join the secret organization.[1]

Over a short period of time, Black Bat and Bruce Wayne became more than teammates, and soon fell in love. Bruce was planning on marrying her, when they were sent on a mission to stop a doomsday weapon. She and Bruce managed to destroy the weapon, but seemingly lost Bruce in an explosion. It is unknown if Bruce escaped, or if Black Bat managed to save the man she loved. However, Nick Fury expressed the belief that no one could have survived the explosion, and Green Skull was confident that his enemies had been "removed from the board", so it seems most probable that she died.[2]


Black Bat has the power to affect probability fields. It entails that under stress she is subconsciously able to cause anyone in her immediate vicinity that she perceives as a threat to be susceptible to freak accidents, like guns jamming and exploding, or tripping on objects, etc.


Black Bat has reflexes, agility and stamina of an Olympic level acrobat. She is physically very strong and athletic and has great physical endurance. She is an excellent street fighter capable of taking on several armed assailants and incapacitating them without being injured herself


Black Bat possesses various equipment which she carries on her waist


Black Bat possesses various weapons which she carries on her waist

  • Coincidentally enough, the DC Universe would eventually have a native heroine codenamed Black Bat: Cassandra Cain, known as the third Batgirl, adopted the alias when under the employ of Batman Incorporated.

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  1. Amalgam Comics trading cards #7
  2. Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

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