Safiyah Sohail[1] is a criminal from Coryana who hired the Rifle to obtain a weapon that can penetrate the Batsuit.


Original multiverse

Meeting Beth Kane

At some point between 2014 and 2018, Safiyah met Alice, who came to despise her.[2]

Sending Rifle to Gotham

At some point Safiyah heard about Batwoman and decided to assassinate her.[1] Thus, in 2019, she sent the Rifle to Gotham to retrieve a weapon capable of penetrating the Batsuit from Alice. However, the latter used him to kill the only three people who could fix said weapon right before giving it to him sabotaged. The Rifle warned Alice that Safiyah was going to be pissed for that.[2]

Anti-Monitor Crisis

During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Safiyah 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,[3] only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.[4]

New multiverse

Making a deal with Julia Pennyworth

Safiyah was approached by Julia Pennyworth, who promised to give her Lucius Fox's journal if she stopped the Rifle from pursuing Batwoman, a condition to which the criminal agreed.[1]

Hunting Alice

Safiyah's note to Alice.

In 2020, Safiyah sent someone to Gotham to kill all the members of the Wonderland gang and leave a note to Alice, as penance for betraying her.[5] After they are both captured and sent to Arkham, Mouse suggested Alice stay there so that Safiyah wouldn't find them.[6]

End of Julia Pennyworth's deal

After Julia infiltrated the Lookout, Safiyah called her and asked about her progress on the mission, prompting the latter to reply she will retrieve the journal and give it to her.[7] However, after Julia discovered the journal's true content could be used to kill Batwoman, she terminated their deal which officially puts her in Safiyah's cross-hairs as well.[1] Afterwards, she had Julia stalked by someone who took and gave Julia photographs of herself with Sophie Moore to show them that they were being watched.[8]

Getting even

Days after the private plane transporting Kate Kane back from National City exploded in mid-air outside Gotham, Alice found a note from Safiyah folded as a paper plane in her sewer hideaway; written across the newspaper article reporting on Kate's whereabouts was the message "Consider Us Even". Concluding that Safiyah was responsible, Alice declared war on Safiyah.[9]


  • Intimidation: Safiyah commands an intimidating presence, to the point where many of her fellow criminals fear her and knew it's not wise to make her angry.[2] Even Beth Kane and Jonathan Cartwright are terrified of Safiyah.[6]
  • Network: Safiyah is a very infamous figure in the criminal underworld, and has many connections and contacts all over the world, sending her men in mission to Gotham from somewhere near Santorini.[2]



Season 1

Season 2

Behind the scenes

  • In the DC comics, Safiyah Sohail is a former lover of Batwoman who kept the pirate nation of Coryana in check.


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