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For the Birds of Prey​​​ episode, see "Lady Shiva".

"You lose someone, and it changes you so much -- how you think about life and death. It makes everything different."
—Sandra Woosan to Helena Kyle[src]

Sandra "Sandy" Woosan also known as Lady Shiva, is a former thief turned assassin who was an enemy of Barbara Gordon during her days as Batgirl.


Early life

Sandra was presumably born in New Gotham and at some point became an big sister to an unnamed girl who was killed when Sandra as Lady Shiva was engaging in an fight with Batgirl. Following that Sandra moved out of the city and lost touch with friends like Helena Kyle due to being overwhelmed with her grief.[1]

Back to Gotham

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Although she was still grieving Sandra kept blaming Batgirl got her sister's death and returned to New Gotham to exact revenge on her when Sandra declared herself clear head enough to do so an couple years later.[1]


  • Peak of human physical condition: As a thief, Sandra is in top physical condition.[1]
    • Acrobatics: When fighting against Batgirl, Sandra has proven to have some acrobatic skills to evade some of Bargirl's tech.[1]
  • Master hand-to-hand combatant/Martial artist: Sandra is a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist. She could hold her own against Batgirl, who was trained by Batman himself.[1]
  • Expert markswoman: Sandra is highly skilled in throwing her Chinese throwing stars. She often left them in the heads of her victims.
  • Expert thief: As a thief, Sandra comes up with elaborate ideas on how to steal items.[1]


  • Protective suit: Sandra wore a purple uniform as her alter-ego, Lady Shiva.[1]
  • Shuriken: Sandra carried shuriken on her suit. These appeared to be Sandra's preferred method of killing his victims, as she showed deadly proficiency when utilizing them.[1]


Birds of Prey


Promotional images

Birds of Prey

Behind the scenes

  • In the comics, Lady Shiva is Sandra Wu-San, one of the world's greatest martial artists and an antagonist to Richard Dragon, Black Canary, Question and Batman.
  • According to Arrow recurring guest star Katrina Law at Dragoncon, she believed that she was auditioned for the Earth-1 Lady Shiva before being cast as Nyssa al Ghul.[2]