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"I always wondered what my life would have been like if you had saved me. I just never imagined that I'd be so basic. Eyes that never had to witness the horrors that I saw. Ears that never had to hear the evils I heard. Lips that never had to beg for her life."
Alice to doppelgänger on their differences.

Elizabeth "Beth" Kane (January 26, 1990 – January 27, 2020) was a refugee from Earth-TUD14 who found her way to Earth-Prime.

Biography

Original multiverse

Beth Kane was born on January 26, 1990 to Kane and an unnamed woman with a twin sister, Kate, whom she was inseparable from. Beth also had an older cousin, Bruce.

On Beth and Kate's 13th birthday after their Bat Mitzvah, the two of them were involved in a car accident with their mother. Kate managed to climb out of the wreckage and pull Beth to safety before the car plummeted off a bridge, killing their mother.

After this incident, Beth and Kate continued living with their father, having an otherwise normal, happy upbringing.

In adulthood, Beth began to study astrophysics and earned a Master's Degree in the subject. She wrote a 300-page dissertation on theoretical extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology.[1]

New multiverse

Beth was spotted by Mary Hamilton while entering Gotham University. Later, the woman showed up in the Wayne Tower claiming to be the sister of Kate Kane, back for their birthday after a "semester abroad". Believed to be the villainous Alice or Mouse, she was attacked by Kate, before she clarified that she was indeed just Beth.[2] Beth doused Kate with pepper spray and successfully escaped.

After changing her mind through some evidence, Kate found her where she and her Kate used to go for their birthday. Kate apologized for how she acted, Beth confessed that she was feeling like she was going crazy because nobody else seemed to know who she was. The two hugged and Kate said her wish had come true; later she explained the merging of the universes and Beth took the "whole death of the multiverse" rather well thanks to her studies in astrophysics. Beth revealed that on her Earth, that Earth's Kate ended up rescuing her because she climbed back into the car and puller her out. The conversation got interrupted by Channel 8 Gotham News, where a reporter talks about how the Wonderland gang had been striking again.

Later, Beth showed up at Wayne Tower, and greeted Luke, realizing he didn't know her. Luke revealed that Kate had been kidnapped by Alice. Beth then decided to pretend to be Alice in order to save Kate. Mary helped Beth dress up to look the part of the villain and she was confused because the last time she had looked at Alice, her mom was dying in her arms after being poisoned by Alice. Beth told Mary that she couldn't help but feel guilty for this Earth's Beth causing all that harm to her as Alice.

Beth pretending to be Alice

Beth pretending to be Alice

Eventually, Beth showed up to the junkyard just after Mouse has doused the car Kate and other abducted were in with gasoline. She soon got discovered when Mouse used the code she and Alice developed and Beth didn’t know it. He ripped the blonde wig off and points a gun at her head and then threw her in the trunk of a car in a junkyard. Kate managed to get out of the car and fight Mouse and the other Wonderland Gang members, but Mouse threw the lighter onto the car that had Beth in it. Batwoman managed to rescue her from the burning car at the last second.

Safe at The Hold Up, Kate showed up and was greeted with a small surprise party that consisted of Mary, Luke and Beth to celebrate their birthday. Beth told Kate to make a wish, but Kate said all she ever really wanted was a second chance, and blew the candle. Beth followed but then began to get a splitting headache, at the same time of her doppelganger.[1]

Death

The symptoms suffered by the doppelgängers were ascribed to the impossibility to host Beth and Alice on the same Earth and the two were given about 7 hours to live due to a cellular disruption. When Alice discovered her existence and figured out what was going on, she tried to kill her at Wayne Tower, but she was stopped by Kate. Later, she tried to use Mary's blood, containing the universal cure-all Desert Rose, to survive. Kate had to choose between Beth or Alice to save, she chose her sister's doppelgänger, giving her the serum. Eventually, at the very last second, Beth was nonetheless shot to death by August Cartwright, thus saving Alice's life.[3]

Legacy

Beth is remembered as what her Earth-Prime doppelgänger could have been if Kate had saved her from the crash.

Because of her murder, Alice was considered dead by the authorities. Jacob Kane said goodbye to her corpse in an obituary, believing to be his daughter's. The choice made by Kate Kane affected the later relationship with Alice. As a result, Alice's heart was broken to the point that she began to finally care what Kate thought of her and sheepishly confessed to her that she didn't want her to give up on her. She even helped save Mary from Nocturna in an attempt to regain her sister's love and trust. Alice made it clear to Kate that in her perspective; her doppelgänger's kindness and compassion was her weakness and why she couldn't survive and why Alice refuses to ever be anything like her.[4]

Beth's death was finally avenged when August Cartwright was killed by Kate Kane.[4]

Personality


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Similar to Earth-Prime Beth Kane at first; Beth was a caring individual with a great amount of affection for her sister and her past with her. Even remembering the Waffle stand location from her Earth.

Beth differed in that she got to grow up with a normal childhood and didn't end up kidnapped by August Cartwright. She also didn't develop envy and hate for her sister Kate after the accident. Later growing up to be calm and level-headed even in moments of crisis. Along with becoming very intelligent.

Beth felt guilty for her doppelgänger's crimes, even though she had nothing to do with them and claimed to understand why Alice turned out that way after all she had been gone through. When Kate Kane had to choose which doppelgänger to save, she didn't ask to be saved, so Kate was convinced she was the better choice because of her altruism.

Abilities

  • Genius-level intellect/Physicist: Beth was an extremely intelligent individual with a Masters in astrophysics, having published a 300-page dissertation. Through her studies, Beth gained some acknowledgment of the multiverse, as well as its destruction and rebirth, allowing her to eventually deduce how she ended up on Earth-Prime.[1] Beth is recognized by Kate Kane to be one of the three most intelligent individuals she knew in Gotham, alongside Luke Fox and Mary Hamilton.[5]

Appearances

Batwoman

Season 1

Trivia

References


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