"Where's Kate? Is Kate okay? Is Kate happy? Is she sleeping enough? Has she done her homework? Seen a doctor? Had enough to eat? Kate, Kate, Kate, Kate, Kate I am so sick of Kate!"
—Beth Kane to her father, Jacob[src]

Elizabeth Marie "Beth" Kane (born January 26, 1990)[1], known under the criminal alias Alice, is the leader of the Wonderland gang who are hellbent on taking over Gotham and undermining its sense of security. She is also the daughter of Jacob Kane and the late Gabi Kane, the twin sister of Kate Kane, the cousin of Bruce Wayne, and the close friend/sister-figure of Jonathan Cartwright. She was nicknamed the Skin Pirate by the news in late 2018.


Original multiverse

Early life

Beth Kane was born on January 26, 1990 in Gotham City to Jacob and Gabi Kane, along with her twin sister, Kate, whom she was very close to; as children, Beth and Kate often played inside the abandoned Burnside Orphanage. The sisters often visited Wayne Enterprises and Kate once convinced Beth to sneak into their cousin Bruce Wayne's office. There, Kate noticed a pearl necklace in a square pyramid-shaped glass container and tried touch it. However, Beth stopped her and convinced Kate to leave the office immediately.[2]

On Fridays after school, Beth and Kate would go to a waffle stand to eat chocolate-covered waffles.[3] Beth was taught how to play Bach's "Cello Suite No. 1, Prelude" by her father, Jacob Kane. Jacob used to tell Beth it was their song.[4]

Kate and Beth as kids

Beth and Kate moments before the accident.

One day in January 2003 when Beth was 13, she and Kate had a Bat Mitzvah. While returning home with their mother, a school bus hijacked by the Joker suddenly slammed into the back of the family's car and veered them off of a bridge. Batman intervened, but was only able to save Kate, with the car falling off. While Gabi died, Beth survived the fall.[2] After the car hit the water, Gabi's head was launched through the windshield and as water began to fill the car, Beth did her best to remain calm.[3] Somehow, she managed to make it out of the car alive.

Falling down the rabbit hole

Meeting Johnny
Beth awakes in the Cartwright house

Beth awakes in the Cartwright house.

After escaping the sinking car and washing up on shore, Beth was taken by Jonathan Cartwright and his father whilst they were out fishing. They took her back to their home and when she woke up she was immediately terrified, only wanting to see her father again. The father tried to calm her down and explained that he wanted Beth to become friends with his son. She constantly screamed at him to allow her to go home, but he only left to get her a sandwich. She then asked the boy why he covered his face only to learn that he is afraid of scaring people, and she explained that he didn't scare her.

August threatens Beth in the basement

August threatens Beth in the basement.

Later, while Beth and Johnny were watching television, a news report of her disappearance came on and she asked the father why he hadn't called the police, however, he never answered but instead grabbed her and threw her into the basement and locked the door. She noticed a sink and when she looked into it, she saw a severed face floating in the war and fell backward, disgusted. When the father came down to take the face out, she asked what he was doing with it and he only said that it was an experiment. He then told her that the only reason she was here was to become friends with his son and that this was her new home. After he left, Beth desperately called out to her father, wanting him to come and save her.

Kate and Beth sense each other

Beth senses Kate but stays quiet as she searches for her.

Beth later managed to get a screw out of a loose board on the wall and used it to pick the lock on the door, making her way to the kitchen and calling her father. When he picked up, she asked him for help but was cut off by the father grabbing the phone and ripping it off the cord. He warned her that if anyone came for her, he would kill them and threw her back into her cell. Jacob and Kate later showed up at the house, demanding to know Beth's whereabouts. Kate entered the basement and knocked on Beth's cell. However, remembering the father's threat of killing anyone who came for her, Beth forced herself to stay quiet. As Kate walked away, Beth silently cried to her sister that she loved her. The father also managed to make Jacob believe that it was Johnny pulling a prank and the two eventually left.

Jonathan gives Beth a copy of the book Alice in Wonderland

Johnny gives Beth a copy of the book Alice in Wonderland.

Beth then remained alone in her cell, crying. Johnny eventually approached the door, Beth asked him to let him out, but he warned her that his father wouldn't let him, in addition he revealed he doesn't want her to go as he wants her to be his friend. He slid the book Alice in Wonderland underneath Beth's door in order to keep her company and the two of them began forming a friendship.[5] They even began creating their own secret code to make sure Jonathan's father doesn't find out about their secrets.

Becoming Alice
Beth and Chessy

Beth got a secret kitten for her fourteenth birthday.

One year after her kidnapping, in occasion of her birthday, Beth was visited by Johnny, who brought her waffles and (secretly) a kitten she decided to call Chessy as in "Cheshire Cat". Later, the boy's father entered the room and she quickly hid the animal; he said that his son told him about the occasion and lights a candle on the waffles telling her to make a wish. After Beth did it, Johnny asked her what she wished for and the latter replied that she wanted to see her family again, to which the man noted that saying the wish out loud mean that it will never come true, then he exited the girl's cell together with Johnny as Beth cried alone in her cell.

Beth watches as Chessy got killed

Beth watches as Chessy got killed.

Later, as her kidnapper tried to make Johnny a mask of skin grafts, ending up enraged and unpleased at the results as it looks too unreal, the girl tried to escape that nightmarish vision by reading the copy of Alice in Wonderland Johnny gave her an year prior. Few days later, Beth tailored a sweater for Chessy and showed it to Johnny, however the boy's father suddenly entered the cell discovering about the kitten and ruthlessly killing him in front of the kids despite them begging him to simply let him free.

August tells Beth that her father has forgotten her

August tells Beth that her father has forgotten her.

Then noticing how well done was the sweater Beth made for the kitten, he asked the girl about it but, not receiving any answer the man destroyed her copy of Alice in Wonderland in a fit of rage causing Beth to yell at him that her father would have killed him, her kidnapper spitefully told her that he had already forgotten about her showing an article about Jacob's marriage with Catherine Hamilton. Then he asked her about the sweater again and, after Beth admitted she has done it, the man started to teach her how to create masks of skin grafts, exploiting the ability of her fingers.

Beth becomes Alice

Beth "breaks" and becomes Alice.

Beth complied with said request desperate at the shock that no one would have come to rescue her, eventually realizing Johnny's first realistic skin mask. Later, the boy came into her cell thanking her for helping him "look normal" and bringing some fishing wire to fix the book in order to keep it together as binding. Traumatized at the thought of being forgotten and abandoned, the girl look intensively at one of the book's illustration with the quote "It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person, then"; this ultimately "broke" Beth, who radically changed the tone of her voice telling Johnny that from that moment on she would have called him her little "Mouse" and that he could call her "Alice" before inviting him to a "tea party".[6]


10 years later around 2014, Beth finally escaped from August under unknown circumstances that led to her and Jonathan believing August was killed in the process.[7] She remained deeply close to Jonathan.[8] Sometime after her escape, she met a dangerous criminal named Safiyah, a woman whom she had come to greatly despise.[9]

Terrorizing Gotham City as Alice

Reuniting with Kate
Alice and her gang hold Sophie hostage

Alice and the Wonderland gang hold Sophie Moore hostage.

By late 2018, still calling herself "Alice", Beth formed the Wonderland gang and ambushed an event to turn off Batman's spotlight and kidnapped Sophie Moore, having set up a base at Burnside Orphanage. Kate came after them after deducing their whereabouts from surveillance footage. She was ultimately knocked out and strung up, after which Alice talked to her, explaining how she'd kidnapped Sophie as she was Jacob's favorite daughter, despite them not even being related. She promptly knocked Kate back out, sending her to a makeshift clinic run by Mary Hamilton to get rid of her. Planning to ambush the city's movie in the park event, Alice made use of the gang's mole inside Crows Security, Agent Chuck Dodgson.

Alice strangles Batwoman

Alice strangles Batwoman.

They took Sophie to a building manned by Dodgson, forcing her to stand on a plank overlooking the park to use her as a hostage against Jacob Kane. Her gang was suddenly attacked by an unknown bat vigilante. Beth tried to make Sophie fall but was attacked, and during the scuffle she nearly strangled the vigilante with a rope. However, the bat vigilante managed to break free in time to save a falling Sophie after which Beth fled the scene. Later, Beth admired a photo of her and Kate together and sought to rule over Gotham alongside her.[2]

Beth promises to make Jacob suffer

Alice promises to make Jacob suffer.

Beth sat at the table in her old childhood home, which now belonged to an older man and woman, and hosted a tea party, giving the members of the Wonderland Gang a pep talk. Once they disbanded, Dodgson entered and explained that he couldn't find Beth's butterfly knife that she had left during her fight with Batwoman. When told her mission was getting personal, Beth became angry and exclaimed to Dodgson that it was personal as her father had given up on finding her and she wanted to make him suffer. She then angrily bashed on the table and screamed for her knife. She also eventually murdered the old couple by slitting their throats and left their bodies in the house for The Crows to find.

Kate protects Beth

Kate protects Beth.

One of the members of the Wonderland Gang later returned with a message from Kate Kane, "waffles", which Beth knew immediately meant that she wanted to meet up with her. The two then met up in an old park and Beth teased Kate, not directly telling her if she was in fact Beth. However, Kate directly asked what had happened during the crash and Beth explained the events as they had happened and after their conversation, Beth offered up a blood sample in order prove to their father it was actually her before several Crows turned up and pointed their guns at her, including Jacob. Kate stood in front of Beth to protect her and ordered them all to stand down, eventually convincing Jacob that he shouldn't kill Alice in case it was Beth. He finally complied and ordered Beth to be taken to Arkham Asylum.

Kate saves Beth

Kate saves Beth.

After she was loaded into the back off the Crows transfer truck, Beth informed Kate that she had sent Dodgson to kill her step-sister, Mary, as she didn't like to share her sister with someone else, prompting Kate to quickly leave. On the way to Arkham, the transfer truck was bombed by Hamilton Dynamics in an attempt on Beth's life by Catherine Hamilton-Kane. After the truck had fallen off the bridge and was completely underwater, Batwoman entered through a hole in the side and placed a rebreather onto Beth's face, allowing her to breathe and waking her up. She realised Batwoman's identity as Kate and caressed her face until the Crows began shooting in the water, sending off another explosion and launching the two in opposite directions. Later, in her lair, Beth wrote Kate a small note reading, "You have our father's eyes." and also included a dead bat in the box, letting Kate know that Beth knew her secret.[3]

Alice mocks Kate

Alice mocks Kate.

One night, while Beth was sleeping, she dreamt of when she was younger and trapped in the Cartwright house. As she discovered a floating face in a sink, she woke up, terrified. Later, she turned on the Bat-Signal in order to call upon Kate, which it did. Beth mocked her and made fun of the situation she had gotten herself into, making Gotham believe Batman was back. She then demanded to know where Kate had taken Dodgson who then explained that he would only be returned if Beth would stop killing people. She reluctantly accepted Kate's challenge but only for Dodgson's sake. She then grabbed a baseball bat and smashed the Bat-Signal.

Alice in Kane penthouse

Alice in Kane penthouse.

While the Kane family were out at Tommy Elliot's party, Beth infiltrated their penthouse by wearing a stolen Crows uniform. She drank at martini and licked a cupcake before noticing a photo of Jacob, Catherine and Mary all together, dropping to the ground and stepping on it out of anger. When a Crows member suddenly appeared, Beth swiftly threw one of her knives into his chest, killing him and only realising that she broke her oath to Kate when it was too late. She then called Jacob at the party and began playing the cello piece that he taught her, constantly teasing him about losing Beth. She insulted him for not even being capable of protecting his own home, making him realise where she was before she abruptly hung up the phone. She then discovered a box of her childhood keepsakes, smiling at the memories and appreciating the map that Kate made in order to look for Beth.

Alice rescues Kate

Beth rescues Kate.

Later, after the party was cut short by Tommy activating bombs within the building and fighting Batwoman on the roof, he had her holding on for dear life from a drop in the elevator. However, before he could kill her, Beth hit him in the back of the head with a baseball bat and allowed Kate to climb back onto the roof. Kate seemed proud that Beth could be capable of saving her but her hopes were crushed when she learned of her murdering a Crows member. She exclaimed that the innocent Beth was gone and that she hoped Kate was stop thinking of her as her sister. She then forcibly removed Kate's hand from her shoulder and walked off.[4]

Catherine is blackmailed by Alice

Alice blackmails Catherine.

When Catherine Hamilton-Kane was digging up the graves of Beth and Gabi in order to cover up her involvement in the doctoring of the bone fragments, she was confronted by Beth who threatened to expose Catherine's wrongdoings if she didn't hand over a "top secret weapon" developed by Hamilton Dynamics. If she refused, Beth explained that she would tell Jacob all about what Catherine did and smugly walked off with her rabbits by her side. Later, Catherine took another attempt at Beth's life by sending her men to her lair, however, the Wonderland Gang members quickly defeated the three men who were promptly taken hostage by Beth.

Alice watches as Catherine's men are tortured by hers

Alice watches as Catherine's men are tortured by hers.

She lined them up in three chairs and teased them with a pair of hedge clippers before picking Catherine's right-hand man, Shane McKillen. She placed the clippers around the man's pinky finger and cut if off. Later, after Shane returned to Catherine, Beth called her and informed her that it was too late to go through with their deal and promptly hung up.[10]

Alice patches Dodgson up

Alice patches Dodgson up.

In the middle of the night, Beth snuck into a local morgue and proceeded to cut the skin off of several corpses. Once she had three perfect rectangles of skin, she placed them in a suitcase and left. The next day, Beth is reunited with Dodgson who was recently released by Kate, albeit severely injured. She helped patch him up and made sure that he told Kate nothing that could ruin their plan, or it was off with his head. He assured that he didn't just as the lights in the room were shut off and many of the Wonderland Gang members were knocked out by a bo-staff-wielding Batwoman. Beth screamed that she wasn't afraid of the dark only for Kate to knock her out as well. Beth was then taken by Kate to the Batcave.

Kane sisters on the road

Kane sisters on the road.

Later, Beth woke up chained to the ceiling within a cell and joked to Kate about the setup. Kate demanded Beth tell her how all of this had happened to her, how she became Alice. At first, Beth refused until Kate called their father but abruptly hung up, knowing he would trace, Beth quickly explained that she would tell her story if she was set and free and the two started on their road trip. Beth told her sister all her kidnappers house, his son and how he could mimic voices. However, before she got any further, she abruptly changed the subject and directed Kate down the road of a nearby diner, Dusty's.

Posing as a waiter, Jonathan helps Beth drug Kate

Beth and Kate talk in the diner.

At the diner, Beth remained handcuffed with a pair of sunglasses on, eating a small basket of fries and continued her story. She explained how she began to warm up to her kidnappers son and experienced a slight friendship with him until she saw a report of her disappearance on TV and was locked in the basement where she first discovered a floating face in the nearby sink. After hearing more of Beth's story, Kate began to feel and eventually passed out, realising that Beth had somehow had her beer drugged. Unbeknownst to Kate, Beth arranged for her old friend, Jonathan Cartwright, to pose as a waiter and drug Kate's drink. The two took her to the old, abandoned Cartwright house where Beth had been held captive.

Alice watches Jacob in agony after having stabbed him

Alice watches Jacob in agony after stabbing him.

Later, Kate woke up chained to a wall in the same basement Beth was held in during her time in captivity. Beth then explained how years ago, Kate almost found her but instead of sensing her like twins should, Kate walked away and left Beth to rot. She then did the same to Kate, leaving her chained up and locking the door behind her. After both Jacob and Sophie arrived to rescue Kate, Beth confronted her father who exclaimed that he now believed her and asked her to step outside for them to talk. However, once he asked where Kate was, Beth became angry and ended up stabbing him in the stomach.

Mouse and Alice reunited

Mouse and Alice reunited.

She was about to kill him before Kate entered, holding Jonathan hostage and ordered she let their father go. Beth refused, believing Kate didn't have it in her, however, Sophie entered and exclaimed that she did. Beth knew it was true and let Jacob go, taking Jonathan with her as she fled. Later, the two sat in one of Beth's hideouts and discussed the outline of her plan to destroy the Kane family.[5]

Revenge on Catherine Hamilton-Kane
Alice holds Dean Deveraux captive

Alice holds Dean Deveraux captive.

In order to initiate her plan for revenge on Catherine, Beth needed Mouse to infiltrate Hamilton Dynamics and steal a powerful weapon. She kidnapped Hamilton employee, Dean Deveraux and used stolen skin to make Mouse look exactly liked him. However, when the two got into a heated argument about Kate changing Beth, she became angry and ordered him to just go along with her plan, stealing Catherine's weapon. While waiting for Mouse's return, Beth played checkers with Deveraux until she received a call from who she thought was Kate who asked about her plans. It turned out to be in fact Mouse calling, causing Beth to become angry with him, however, he quickly spoke over her and accused her of keeping secrets from him and helping Kate, even killing Deveraux in his fit of rage, much to Beth's horror.

Mouse and Alice watches over Wayne Tower

Alice and Mouse look up at Wayne Tower.

Later, Beth found Mouse sitting alone in the street and looking up at Wayne Tower. She explained to him that she never wanted to replace him to Kate. When asked why she was helping Kate, Beth explained that she had saved her a seat at the tea-party and that she needed to be alive. She assured him that they would be the ones sharing Kate instead of the other way around and if she didn't want to take part, they were lucky to have the stolen weapon from Hamilton Dynamics. Beth offered him a peace offering in the form of a stuffed Mr. Pandy doll Mouse had given her years before as the two started up at Wayne Tower.[11]

Alice shows to Rifle that the Hamilton Dynamics weapon works

Alice shows Rifle that the Hamilton Dynamics weapon works.

After stealing the weapon created to penetrate the batsuit, Beth ordered the Rifle to murder one of the scientists responsible for it's creation, Derek Holcomb. Holcomb was then ambushed in an alleyway and stabbed to death as Beth emerged from the shadows alongside Mouse, applauding. However, she still wasn't impressed and asked for what his boss promised to her. He explained that his boss wouldn't hand over anything until they knew the gun worked, causing Beth to swiftly shoot it into a wall and walk away. Later, after the Rifle retrieved what Beth wanted, he delivered it to her and she finally handed over the gun, requesting he give Batwoman her best.

Alice remove the power cell from the Hamilton Dynamics gun

Alice removes the power cell from the Hamilton Dynamics gun.

After the Rifle attempted to use the gun on Batwoman and it didn't work, he angrily returned to Beth's lair who only told him that it was a shame the only three people who could fix it were dead. He warned her that Safiyah was going to be pissed, causing Beth to slap him and warn him not to mention her name. After he left, Beth looked at the power cell she had taken from the gun and told herself there was nothing she wouldn't do to protect Kate. Later, Mouse, wearing a mask to look like Jacob Kane, walked up to Alice who held up a small vial of poison and explained that they were about to host the most memorable tea-party Gotham had ever seen.[9]

Kate confronts Beth in her lair

Kate confronts Beth in her lair.

Few days later, Alice was trying on clothes, whining about how she has nothing to wear, when Kate comes in and accuses her of hiring the Rifle to kill her, to which she stated that she made sure he didn't kill her, giving her the piece of tech that allowed the weapon to penetrate the Batwoman suit. Kate advised Alice to turn herself in, however the latter told her to leave as several of her henchmen arrived to back her up.

Beth holds her father prisoner

Alice holds Jacob prisoner.

Later, Alice awaken the imprisoned Jacob Kane; the man said that he was sorry that he left her behind, however Beth asked why he never tested the skull fragments Catherine found, and Jacob explained that he didn't think Catherine was lying, and that believing her was easy than going to bed with a broken heart; finally admitting that he failed her. Alice thanked him for saying it and for making her what she was today. Jacob asked what she was planning, and Alice explained it was the day of her mad tea party, to which he has been invited despite being stuck there. That night, Kate visited Alice after having discovered Mouse replaced Jacob, asking her where their father was, Alice said that she left him in the same place he left her and that he wasn't doing well; however after reaching the old Cartwright house Kate discovered that Alice lied about Jacob being there.

Alice at the Orpheum Theatre

Alice at the Orpheum Theatre.

Then the villainess went to the Gotham's annual Humanitarian Ball at the Orpheum Theatre in time for Catherine speech; after the woman noticed her between the audience, on Catherine's teleprompter appeared a message from Alice informing her that the Wonderland gang had infiltrated the Crows and was now surrounding the building, thus, forcing Catherine, in order to avoid anyone to get harmed, to admit all of her crimes in front of the audience declaring to be the real villainess of Gotham together with her husband. Then the woman started to feel dizzy and collapsed to the ground, prompting the ceremony to end.

Alice pours the antidote for Hamilton Dynamics' toxin into a cup of tea

Alice pours the antidote for Hamilton Dynamics' toxin into a cup of tea.

Then, after Catherine was transported to the back of the stage and Mary called the hospital while "Jacob" left stating that he was going to look for help, Alice entered the room revealing that the woman was poisoned with an Hamilton Dynamics toxin by Mouse under the pretense he was Jacob and that she got the antidote with her. After pouring the antidote into a teacup, Alice forced Catherine to apologize to her for the years of suffering she endured because of her deception then, after having received said apology, she revealed Mary was poisoned too and that there was only enough antidote for one of them. After Alice left, Catherine sacrifice herself to save her daughter.

Alice and Mouse flee the Orpheum Theatre

Alice and Mouse flee the Orpheum Theatre.

After her revenge was finally completed, Alice prepared to flee the building bus was confronted by Batwoman, who asked her once again where their father was, Alice responded that she would find it out soon, stating that she spent eleven years locked in a cell dreaming of revenge and insisting that Catherine brought it on herself; enraged, Batwoman grabbed Alice by the throat starting to suffocating her, however Mouse intervened breaking the fight before fleeing with Alice.[8]

Anti-Monitor Crisis

During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Beth as well as everyone in the multiverse except for the seven Paragons, was killed in an antimatter wave by the Anti-Monitor on December 10, 2019,[12] only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.[13]

New multiverse

Changing Kate's mind

Reaching out
Mouse and Alice over Catherine's grave

Mouse and Alice desecrating Catherine's grave.

Alice along with Mouse celebrate the death of Catherine over her grave by having a Tea Party in the rain as the graveyard was empty of other people. Alice expressed her desires for Kate to finally join her newfound family seeing as she got their father and stepmother out of the way, but Mouse knows Kate won't see it that way and tells Alice so, but she continues to believe her delusion of grandeur. Few days later, Alice abducted Parker Torres, planning to use her hacking skills to out Kate as Batwoman so they could finally be sisters. Parker, however, refused to out Kate the same way she was and instead tipped off law enforcement about Alice's location and to the C-4 bomb the latter hid at Parker's school dance while only messaging both Kate and Alice's phones to give the false impression that Batwoman was exposed.

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Kate then quickly set Parker free, allowing her to escape while she dealt with Alice and tells her that "The world would stayed an better place if Beth had stayed dead" visibly hurting Alice despite her earlier statements that Beth died an long time ago in the rabbit hole. Mouse detonate the C-4 by distance like he was ordered to do by Alice as a contingency in case her plan was thwarted, despite Batwoman, the Crows and GCPD managing to save everyone inside the building.

Alice in Sophie Moore's custody

Alice in Crow's custody.

Later, the villainess was arrested and placed into an interrogation room at Crows Security headquarters, where she was visited by Sophie Moore, determined to extort her a confession to free Jacob.[14]


"You don't scare me."
—Beth expressing her kindness to Jonathan[src]

Prior to Beth's disappearance, she was a kind-hearted and loving girl. She even accepted Jonathan Cartwright and wanted him for a friend despite his hideous face. Her love for her family was unconditional, she was even fond of her father and sister more than anything.

"That bitch is a rare breed of psychopath."
Shane McKillen to Catherine Hamilton-Kane[src]

However, the accident that killed her mother seems to have a profound effect on her psyche, twisting it to the point of insanity. Soon after the accident, she was kidnapped by Dr. August Cartwright, who wanted her to be his horribly disfigured son's friend, and held her captive at the cell of his house's basement. She was held for about 11 years in that house, and during that time she went through an unspeakable amount of trauma, and after a year of being held captive, she lost all hope that she would be rescued by her father after August revealed that she's been replaced by Catherine Hamilton and her daughter, Mary. This heartbreaking realization combined with the utter trauma of learning how to make faces with human skin broke her psyche completely; she created an entirely different reality to deal with all the trauma she went through. This eventually resulted in the creation of her Alice persona and a gang of criminals that follow her orders, she seems to concentrate all of her hatred onto her father, Jacob Kane, for what she perceives to be his willingness to abandon her, as such it's not so much that she wants to see Gotham and Crows burn just for the sake of destroying something, but instead she knows that her father cares about the city and thus, wants to hurt him by attacking Gotham. The same can be said for her kidnapping of Sophie Moore as she thinks Sophie as a surrogate daughter for Jacob and that he cares for her, that it hurts him to see Sophie, as well as being willing to kill a number of innocent people during the movie event just to make her father suffer. His willingness to abandon her is why she has lost any kind of love for her father and is more than willing to make him suffer.

The only positive trait Beth displays is her love of her sister, Kate, demonstrated by her need to get Kate on her side and her willingness to show up to an old waffle stand they frequented as children and she took no retaliation against Kate once she discovered her identity as Batwoman, despite Kate foiling her earlier scheme involving Sophie and bombing Gotham, in fact actually relishing in it as she believes that Kate will be submerged in darkness. But even her love for Kate is twisted as she had incredible jealousy and hatred towards Mary Hamilton for taking her place as Kate's sister and was more than willing to have one of her men try to remove her from the picture. Also she is incredibly filled with delusions of grandeur, as she believes she can turn her sister and that Kate would join her and Mouse to become "one happy twisted family". When Beth was dying because of a multiverse anomaly, she held strong hope that her sister would choose to save her instead of her doppelgänger, despite all the upheaval she has caused. However, much to her shock, Kate decided to do the opposite and Beth only survived because of her long thought-to-be dead kidnapper, August Cartwright, who shot and killed her doppelgänger thinking it was her. It is unknown if this act of betrayal damaged their relationship permanently or not.

Beth or Alice in this case, displays an obsession with Lewis Carol's Alice in Wonderland by constantly quoting the book and its related media and by dressing up in Victorian clothing reminiscent of the era. During her many years of imprisonment in the Cartwright house, Beth found solace in reading Lewis Carol's book as it helped her mentally escape all the horrors she had to witness under August's roof.

Beth is proven to be manipulative, charming and highly dramatic, while seemingly chaotic and unstable, she is revealed to be highly intelligent, calculating and methodical. She has no qualms in killing individuals as she killed officers and wanted to kill Sophie Moore to make a statement to the citizens of Gotham City.

According to Kate and Beth herself, a personality trait she had since childhood; is that she "doesn't like to share".[3]


"Even at her death bed she's still ruthlessly brilliant."
Kate Kane to Beth's doppelgänger[src]
  • High-level intellect/Master tactician/Manipulator/Leader: Beth was able to attack highly secured places and bypass security measures with ease and swiftly adjusting to changing situations.[2][4] Beth also effectively lead the Wonderland gang and was perfectly able to develop and orchestrate complex plots against her enemies.[8] Beth is able to stay ahead of both the GCPD and the Crows, predicting their moves and using them to her advantage.[6] Even as she was near death, she cleverly manipulated the Crows into hunting her doppelgänger at Wayne Tower.
    • Medical knowledge: At the age of 14, Beth was taught by her kidnapper and tormenter August in the human anatomy so she could easily skin a living or a dead human being and preserve said skin. She was able to make Jonathan look "normal" at her first try, a feat that August alone couldn't do.[6]
    • Expert interrogator/Torturer: Beth is a very effective interrogator and torturer,[10] she also knew many different skinning techniques, most likely taught by August.[5]
    • Toxicology: Beth was very proficient in toxicology and the use of poison.
  • Cellist: Beth was taught how to play Bach's "Cello Suite No. 1, Prelude" by her father, Jacob Kane.[4]
  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant/Martial artist: Beth is proven to be a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist, as she was able to match and nearly best Kate Kane (under the persona of Batwoman) a master hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist in her own right. She was also able to use her surroundings and a variety of improvised weaponry with great effect.[2] During a second fight she was able to handily overpower Kate and knock her out.[14] She also was able to kill two Crows operatives with her hands cuffed using a fishing line.[6] Her own father Jacob even considers her to be one of Gotham's most prolific killers.[15]
    • Master knife-wielder/Knife thrower: Beth is an expert at knives, using them in close range fight against Batwoman and killing two cops with throwing knives with ease.[3]
    • Expert markswoman: Beth is skilled at using guns. This is seen when she used a police officer's gun to shoot other guards in quick succession during her escape.
  • High tolerance for pain: Beth has a high tolerance for pain; as she cut her palm with one of her knives to provide Kate with a DNA sample, without displaying any discomfort.
  • Intimidation: Beth has proven to be feared by the citizens of Gotham City up to the point that after she escaped from Crow's custody they started a massive riot outside the GCPD till they turn on the bat-signal, which was turned off after Batwoman was revealed to be a lesbian.


  • Balisong knives: Beth used regular butterfly knives for close-quarters combat or a makeshift throwing knives. She used one as a substitute after her butterfly knife was taken from her.

Former equipment

"Where is my damn knife?!"
—Beth on her knife's disappearance[src]
  • Butterfly knife: Beth wielded a butterfly knife that also had the garnet from one of her childhood necklaces embroidered on it. It was later taken by Batwoman during their fight and later stolen by Shane McKillen under orders from Catherine Hamilton-Kane and was presumably destroyed.
  • Wooden paddle: Beth used this wooden paddle to knock people unconscious and even used it to break the Bat-Signal.
  • Guns/firearms: Beth has used firearms, primarily handguns. She used Jacob Kane's gun against him in an attempt to execute him. She also used a police officer's gun to shoot other guards in her escape, even hold Sophie at gunpoint to make her getaway. She also used the specialized railgun that can penetrate Batwoman's suit.




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Season 1


  • On Fridays after school, Beth and Kate would get chocolate-covered waffles at a waffle stand.[3] This is a reference to the comics where they went to get waffles for their birthday before being kidnapped.
  • Beth is Jewish.[2]
  • Even though Beth and Mary aren't recognized by law as step-sisters. the two have referred to each other as such.[8]

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC Comics, Elizabeth Kane was the twin sister of Katherine "Kate" Kane, also known as the super-hero Batwoman. She was a super-villain who was a member of the Religion of Crime under the alias Alice, a name taken from the novel Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. She later adopted the name Red Alice in the Prime Earth continuity and became an anti-hero.
  • Beth currently serves as the main antagonist of Season 1 of Batwoman


  1. In "An Un-Birthday Present", parallel Earth Beth's driver's license shows her date of birth, January 26, 1990. She and Earth-Prime Kate later celebrated their birthdays, which means that Earth-Prime Beth is also born on the same day.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Pilot"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "The Rabbit Hole"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Down Down Down"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Mine Is a Long And a Sad Tale"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "An Un-Birthday Present"
  7. "Take Your Choice"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "A Mad Tea-Party"
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Tell Me the Truth"
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Who Are You?"
  11. "I'll Be Judge, I'll Be Jury"
  12. "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three"
  13. "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four"
  14. 14.0 14.1 "How Queer Everything Is Today!"
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