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For other uses of "Birds of Prey", see Birds of Prey (disambiguation).
"Legend tells of a caped crusader: Batman, guardian of New Gotham, and his one true love, Catwoman, the queen of the criminal underworld. Their passion left behind something extraordinary: a daughter, Huntress. Half-meta-human, she has taken up her father's mantle, and under cover of the night, fights to protect the innocent and helpless. Joining her in this struggle, Oracle, who was once Batman's protégée, Batgirl. She was caught in the crossfire of the war between Batman and Joker. Now she fights crime a different way: a master of the cyber-realms and mentor and trainer to heroes. Together, they have taken in a young runaway, Dinah. A meta-human herself, with powers to open hidden doors to the mind, powers that she is only beginning to explore. Together, these three are the protectors of New Gotham, the Birds of Prey."
Alfred Pennyworth[src]

The Birds of Prey are a team of crimefighters and the protectors of New Gotham City.

History

Dinah, Helena and Barbara leave Larry Ketterly's dream world

The women in a dream world created by Larry Ketterly.

For some time, Barbara Gordon and Helena Kyle fought crime together as a duo, operating out of a clocktower in New Gotham City. One day, Dinah Redmond came to New Gotham, having had premonitions of both of them. Ultimately finding her way into the clocktower, Dinah assisted the women in finding the identity of a murderer who was targeting specific businessmen. They discovered him to be one of the supposed victims, Larry Ketterly, and worked together to take him out.[1]

After the mysterious deaths of two police detectives, Jack Barnstone and Grace Tanner, the Birds of Prey worked to take down the culprit, Silas "Slick" Waters, as well as save his final target, Detective Jesse Reese. Helena and Dinah found themselves at a warehouse, where Slick had taken a stolen armored truck. Working together, they were able to keep Slick in his liquefied form long enough to destroy him.[2]

Helena and Barbara researched a number of strange meta-human deaths, finding them to be killed by their own powers, despite meta-human powers thought to be unique to the individual. They tried to see if their friend Gibson Kafka had any intel on the situation, but he'd heard nothing. The Huntress eventually figured out that the killer was Detective Claude Morton, a meta-human with the ability to duplicate powers. She was able to attack him while on the street, chasing him to a rooftop. She was soon joined by meta-humans from Gibson's bar, overwhelming his senses and causing himself to willingly jump to his death.[3]

After Helena saved a baby from being taken by thugs, she brought it back to the clocktower, where they decided to look after it, naming it "Guy". Barbara found markers within Guy's neural mesh indicating a connection to Simcron Labs, also discovering that he had the power to age an accelerated rate. They organized a meeting, during which they discovered it was a trap. They fought off their attackers, before being saved by Guy, who killed the head scientist. Mercenaries came after Guy, but he and Helena were able to fend them off, before Guy eventually died of old age.[4]

When Carolyn Lance had come to the Clocktower for the team's assistance on Hawke, they had decided to help. Bringing Reese into the case for information on a knife murder done by his son. However while Carolyn had conflict with the team's wishes of keeping Dinah on as a vigilante, she did end up accepting it. Later, Reese gave in on giving his info on Hawke when Carolyn was kidnapped outside of No Man's Land Collectables. She was kept in a constricting trap meant to torture and kill her, but Dinah and Helena along with their ally Reese managed to come to her rescue, but she died in a resulting explosion once freed from the trap. Leaving the team to mourn the fallen Black Canary.[5]


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