"I thought I could have both. The version of me that my school and my family could be proud of and the version of me who knew who she was."
—Sophie Moore[src]

Sophie Moore (born c. 1991/1992)[1] is a high-level agent of Crows Security. She is also the estranged daughter of Diane Moore, the separated wife of Tyler, the ex-girlfriend of Kate Kane, and the partner/girlfriend of Julia Pennyworth.

Biography

Original multiverse

Early life

Sophie Moore was born to Diane Moore and an unknown father and implied to have been raised in a conservative, working-class family. Upon discovering she was attracted to women, Sophie feared coming out to anyone, especially her mother, as Diane held prejudiced views towards LGBT individuals.[2]

Sophie and Kate in Point Rock Academy.

In adulthood, Sophie studied at Point Rock Academy, where she developed a secret romantic relationship with her classmate, Kate Kane. The two often snuck off to make out despite the policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", which was still in effect at the time. A week before graduation, they were caught by a superior and forced to reveal what had been happening. Given the option to deny the homosexual allegations, Sophie and Kate decided to tell the truth, feeling optimistic that the school wouldn't kick out their best cadets. Before that, Sophie asked the school not to call her mother, fearing Diane's reaction if she found out. Sophie was then visited by Kate's father, Jacob Kane who pointed out that Point Rock would just expel both her and Kate no matter what, despite the two being their best students. After this talk, Sophie decided to take the offer, wishing to graduate. As a result, she and Kate broke up.[3][2]

Sophie with Jacob at her graduation.

After graduation, Sophie went on to work for Crows Security, soon rising to become a high-ranking agent and earning the personal respect of Commander Jacob Kane. In 2015,[4] she married fellow Crows agent Tyler.[3] However, Sophie kept Tyler and her social circle in the dark about her orientation.

Rise of Batwoman

In 2018, Sophie helped lead the team during an event in which the Bat-Signal was being turned off. During the event, Sophie sees someone in a white rabbit mask and proceeds to chase after them. She manages to grab onto the person wearing the white rabbit mask, but the two end up fighting one another. She then gets grabbed from behind after incapacitating the person in the white rabbit mask. She falls off the railing in the second fight, but her fall is cushioned. However, a Gang wearing animal masks takes her captive. She gets knocked out and is put inside a van. Late, it's revealed that Sophie was kidnapped by Alice's gang, who wished to make a statement to Commander Kane.

Sophie meets Kate at the Crows Headquarters.

The following night, Sophie was taken as a hostage and made to stand on a plank of wood hanging from a skyscraper above the city's movie in the park event, Dodgson, one of Sophie's co-workers is seen walking to where Alice is keeping her, Sophie asks for help, but he's revealed to be working with Alice, as she tells her to have fun and walks away with Sophie calling him a traitor. The barrel holding the plank up was eventually slashed open, causing Sophie to plummet down, however, she was saved by a masked vigilante, who covered her as they crashed down into an abandoned building; and seeing the individual from up-close, Sophie could tell that her rescuer was a woman causing her to breath out that the latter was not “him”. Returning to work, Sophie caught a glimpse of Kate. She went to find her, thanking her for returning to help. They were joined by Tyler, whom Sophie introduced to Kate, who was emotionally hurt that her “old fling” settled down without her even realizing it up to that point.[3]


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Suspicious of Kate

Sophie finds Batwoman walking away, trains her gun on her, and says that Jacob needs to know that Batwoman is Kate. Batwoman asks if she trusts her and then takes off on a line. Tyler comes over, and Sophie tells him that Batwoman just took off without talking to her. At the Crows headquarters, Sophie tells Tyler that she needs to talk to Jacob about something and wonders where he is. She promises that he will be the second person to know. Tyler checks the surveillance footage and finds video of Sophie and Batwoman together. He asks if Sophie is working with her and knows who Batwoman is underneath the cowl. Sophie lies and says she doesn’t. She claims that she just told Batwoman to surrender. Sophie gets a text from Kate on her computer and tells Tyler that she has an errand to run. He wonders if it's Batwoman, and Sophie says that she'll tell him everything when she gets back. Kate is eating at Alessandro's and Sophie joins her. As Kate starts to explain, the owner, Alessandro, comes over and tells Kate that they have a dress code. He invites them to go outside, but Kate declines his invitation. Alessandro asks her to avoid a scene. So she threatens to call Mary, loudly saying that with her 3.5 million followers at her step-sister’s disposal, one snap from her, and she will shut this place down faster than the owner can say, “gay people make me feel uncomfortable!”. The owner gives up, but Kate gets up and says she has changed her mind about eating at this establishment after all. Sophie follows her and complains that Kate is being too forward, to which Kate says she wasn’t going to go in the closet because of that jerk inside.

Sophie then admits that she was going to tell the truth at their hearing when they were facing expulsion for engaging in homosexual activity, but she got a second opinion. Sophie says to Kate that Jacob opened her eyes to reality, and that because of this, she graduated and made money for her family. Jacob also handpicked her to join the Crows. Later, Sophie tells Tyler about almost being expelled from Point Rock for dating a girl. Tyler wants details, and Sophie says that they were together for three years after meeting their sophomore year. She mentions how their dorm rooms were in the same building. She admits that the relationship wasn't significant, and Tyler says three years is longer than any relationship he’s had outside of Sophie. He asks his wife why she didn't tell him. Sophie explains that her mother doesn't know, and he’s met her after all, so he knows how she is. She confesses that in the end, she just wanted it all to go away. Tyler asks if her thing with Kate has gone away. Sophie doesn't answer, and Tyler walks away. Sophie tells Jacob that Kate is Batwoman and they need to stop anyone trying to kill her. So, Sophie and her team break into the building the microspectrometer led them to.

Sophie is made to believe that Kate isn't Batwoman.

Sophie tracks the signal to an apartment and finds Batwoman there (who really is Julia Pennyworth). She tells Batwoman to get out, and says that if she could do it again, she would have left Point Rock with her. Sophie explains that she told Jacob about her secret identity to keep Batwoman from being killed and takes Batwoman's hand. Just then Kate comes in, and someone shoots the coil accelerator gun at "Batwoman", blasting through her Kevlar costume and stunning her. Sophie tells Kate about the weapon and how it's designed to pierce through the suit. Sophie says that she told Jacob she was wrong about Kate being Batwoman, and Kate explains that she invited Sophie to dinner to try to clear things up. She admits that she hasn't gotten over Sophie but figures that it isn't fair to her or Tyler. Kate tells Sophie that it's best if she keeps her distance from Sophie now. Sophie gives her a present and wishes her good luck in her new real estate endeavors as she leaves. Kate opens the present box and finds the marksmanship medal inside. Sophie claims to Tyler that her feelings for Kate went away the day she chose him, as he's the only one she loves now. They kiss, and Sophie hugs Tyler.[2]

Dissolving marriage

A couple of days later, Sophie and Tyler discuss taking a vacation from the Crows. "Jacob" arrives and wants to plan the security for the honoring gala Catherine Hamilton-Kane; the two are tranquilized by the impostor. They awaken to find themselves tied up in the sound-proof room. As the two contemplate Alice's motives for not just killing them, the subject of Kate's love for Sophie is discussed. Tyler suggests that they free themselves and uses Sophie's engagement ring to cut their binds. Later that night, Tyler asks Sophie if she is in love with him; she replies, "I don't know." Tyler leaves her to give her time to figure out whether she wants the same future he envisions.[5]

Anti-Monitor Crisis

During the Anti-Monitor Crisis, Sophie 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,[6] only to be restored a month later, after the Paragons and the Spectre created a new universe.[7]

New multiverse

Leading the Crows

Sophie became the commander of Crows Security since Jacob Kane was in jail for allegedly murdering his wife. Sophie was now separated from her husband and, emotionally, focused her pain and anger into her job.

A hacker called Terrier almost caused a train to crash; Sophie suspected that hackers that the Crows had under observation were responsible. She had the hackers captured and pistol-whipped one for information, but he was not to blame and knew nothing helpful with that case.

Later, Sophie led a team into the dorms of Gotham University because Mary Hamilton thought she saw Alice there, but the team was unsuccessful in finding her. When Sophie went to Mary's clinic to tell Mary about the failed op, she convinced her to keep the clinic open.

A text came that Alice was sighted at Gotham Prep with a bomb causing Sophie to lead the Crows and later the GCPD in evacuating the high school dance. Alice was captured and Sophie convinced the mayor to allow her to interrogate the criminal so that Mouse could be found.[8]

Alice in Sophie's custody.

Alice tells Sophie that she wants a birthday present; in particular, she wants her copy of Alice in Wonderland, but Sophie says that she is not going to celebrate her birthday. Alice says that plans are in the works, causing Sophie to know that something was not right, so she calls Jacob in jail to get his advice, but Jacob's only advice is that Alice belongs in Arkham. When Kate comes saying that Alice was in Wayne Tower, Sophie shows Kate that Alice is on perpetual watch with multiple cameras.

Mouse sent a manifesto that all of Gotham sees; he wanted Alice's release in exchange for Bryan Akins and Steven Forbes. Sophie decided to pacify Alice in hopes that she would lead the Crows to Mouse. Experiments were performed on the book to find why Alice wanted, but it was only pages held together by thread. Alice told Sophie that the book was important to her because it allowed her to be elsewhere; Sophie then became uncomfortable as Alice related her lack of physical freedom with Sophie's lack of sexual freedom.

Mouse calls Sophie's phone and she allows Mouse and Alice to talk. During the conversation, Sophie discovers that Kate is a hostage too; Kate tells Sophie in code not to release Alice under any circumstances. Alice is amused that Sophie and Kate have a coded language so she reveals that she and Mouse had one as well and how August Cartwright killed her kitten spitefully years ago. Sophie listens further as Alice tells how Beth mentally died while learning to make "mask technology"; when the story is finished, Sophie orders her colleagues to send the criminal to Arkham. Suddenly, the Crows' leader notices that the pages of the book are loose and the thread is missing. By the time Sophie gets to the parking garage, Alice has used the thread in helping to escape and to kill the guards. Alice holds Sophie at gunpoint and tells her that she is in a worse hell than Alice has ever known, for Sophie's hell is of her own creation. Sophie closes her eyes as Alice places her gun behind Sophie's ear; Alice then flees, leaving Sophie with tears.

After instructing Miguel Robles on how to keep Alice in the city, Sophie saw Kate and wished her a happy birthday; they were distracted by a news report about the citizens demanding the lighting of the Bat-Signal. Later, Sophie met Jacob and they decided that the escape of Alice was beneficial because now she is a dangerous fugitive and subject to execution without prejudice.[9]

Sophie went to Blackgate with "Ethan Campbell" and they had a meeting with Jacob; "Campbell" said that he did not believe that such "mask technology" as they described was possible, but if he could meet with this so-called "Mouse", he'll testify that Jacob might not have killed his wife. After the meeting, Sophie revealed to Jacob that she does not believe that she is doing a good job at being leader; Jacob reassured her.

When Sophie returned to Crows Headquarters, she had a major meeting where she told everyone that the Crows were to kill Alice on sight. She ordered that any place that did not require a warrant for entry was to be infiltrated and its residents were to be questioned for the whereabouts of Gotham City's most wanted criminal.

Later, Batwoman approached Sophie about her tactics; she asked could she be trusted instead of Sophie acting despotic. Sophie denied her request, citing how Batwoman assaulted five of her colleagues at a checkpoint earlier.

A call came to the Crows that Alice was in Wayne Tower, so Sophie led a squadron into the building; after a thorough search, she was not found there.

However, the Batbike was seen with two people onboard on its way to Twin Pines Inn, so Sophie stationed herself there to see a man and a woman with brown hair dislodge from the vehicle. Sophie aimed her sites on the woman, as she greatly resembled Alice, but decided not to fire. Suddenly, a shot rang out and Sophie saw the woman killed.[10]

Falling in love with Batwoman

Sophie and Jacob at the morgue.

"You're gonna get my ass fired."
—Sophie Moore to Batwoman[src]

Jacob Kane is released from prison and the public believes that Alice is dead; Sophie meets Jacob at the morgue where they see the body.

Later, Sophie leads a team into a warehouse and she finds Batwoman tied up. Batwoman tells her to help another woman who is bound nearby, but Sophie unties Batwoman instead, warning her that when next they meet, Sophie will arrest her. Sophie moves close to kiss her, but stops when she hears her subordinates approaching. She runs over to the unconscious woman, distracting the Crows until Batwoman flees.

Sophie and Mary at the Hold Up inauguration.

Soon after, Sophie's boss, Jacob Kane, has a meeting and assigns Sophie to go to the opening of The Hold Up to find the serial killer Nocturna. After the club, Mary Hamilton is impressed with Sophie's outfit, causing her to blush and say that she is just trying to blend with the other club patrons. Mary tricks Sophie into drinking vodka though Sophie is at work. Sophie decides to reveal to Mary that she freed Batwoman from capture, but has her promise not to tell Jacob. Elle Scantlin interrupts the conversation and flirts with Sophie by complimenting her outfit. When Mary leaves, they talk and laugh as Kate observes. The two discuss Elle's past association with the Crows and how she would rather Batwoman's protection when Kate interrupts by serving the two drinks. Kate cuts herself which causes Elle to become light-headed, but Sophie does not stay because she receives a phone call from Jacob.

Sophie is suspended.

Jacob has discovered that she helps Batwoman and suspended her. Later, she informs Batwoman of her situation; Batwoman says that she understands her concern for her job and reputataion, but at the moment Batwoman turns to leave, Sophie says to wait and they kiss.[11]

Sophie and Batwoman's kiss is interrupted.

The next night, Batwoman goes to Sophie's home and they have an official first date. Batwoman wants to protect her and says that they don't see again because she has enemies and that if they do the link she will be in danger, but Sophie answers her that she can defend herself; then they kiss. But Sophie's mother arrives, forcing Batwoman to leave.

The next day, as the women eat, Sophie reveals to Diane that she and Tyler are no longer together, upsetting Diane who assumed that Tyler left her daughter, though it was the other way around. Diane was in disbelief with Sophie's recent life choices, including her suspension from the Crows. The two compare Batwoman and Batman; ultimately, Diane reveals her dislike for homosexuals.

Later, Sophie met with Batwoman who talks her into pretending to be a Crow and into questioning "Ethan Campbell" at his office. He reveals his past with Duela Dent; Sophie tells Batwoman.

Another evening comes and Sophie listens to the Crows' radio frequency. She jumps into her car and finds Batwoman at the make-up truck belonging to Veronica May to warn the vigilante that the Crows were coming. Batwoman says that she was not leaving until she has found all who were missing from the truck; Sophie uses her detective skills to determine that Duela put people in another vehicle and left. The Crows arrive via helicopter and truck; Batwoman grabs Sophie's hand and tells to ride with her on the Batbike; Sophie is thrilled as they evade capture and she holds her lover by the waist.

In a warehouse, Sophie finds Duela and the two fight, while Batwoman stops Veronica May from falling into a vat of acid. Duela is knocked unconscious and tied up for the authorities. After the battle, Batwoman tells Sophie that Sophie is in love with a symbol and the two can never have a true relationship; Sophie slowly agrees, but cries when Batwoman rides away.

Sophie comes out to Diane.

Sophie checks her phone the next morning and sees that Jacob has left a message. Diane returns to the loft after getting coffee and Sophie tells her that at Point Rock Academy she was happy when she found love with a woman. Diane leaves, filled with disappointment.[1]

A couple of nights later, Sophie gets a text from Kate asking if she is awake; Sophie texted back that she was, but Kate did not reveal why she was writing.[12] When Sophie calls Kate the next morning, Kate declines the call.[13]

Investigating Lucius Fox's murder

"Consider me back on payroll."
—Sophie Moore to Jacob Kane[src]

Sophie is saved by Julia.

Sophie met with Jacob who informed her that he was suspecting that someone in the Crows covered up footage from Sip&Dash on the night Lucius Fox was murdered. Sophie told him she had not changed her opinion on Batwoman, but she agreed to help him. Sophie went to the home of Alia Nazari, the owner of Sip&Dash, to question her only to find her dead. Sophie was then saved by Julia Pennyworth from an unseen sniper. Julia introduced herself as being another of Kate's ex-girlfriends, much to Sophie's surprise while taking her to Mary's clinic to treat a bullet wound that Julia received while protecting Sophie.[13]

Sophie tends to Julia's wound.

New relationship with Julia

Sophie watches TV in Julia's room.

Sophie goes with Julia to her motel room and watches the news that Reggie Harris was killed hours after he was released from prison. Sophie soon learns that Julia is the god-daughter of Lucius and leaves Sophie alone in the room, after assuring her that she will be safe there. She calls Jacob from a disposable phone and tells him that his theories about the Crows might be correct; he suddenly stops talking.[13]

More than a week passes, but Sophie still does not know why "Michael Fisher" attempted to kill her or Jacob, so she and Julia eat together, trying to brainstorm and to find answers. Sophie learns that Gotham City Bank was destroyed the night before.

Luke is informed of the results of Sophie and Julia's investigation.

After researching, Sophie and Julia meet with Luke Fox and discuss their findings; taking the information that each has garnered, Miguel Robles becomes the lead suspect in their mutual investigations.

Sophie tries to disarm Jacob's bomb vest.

Sophie and Julia find Jacob wearing a bomb vest and explain who the new Detonator is; they are told by Batwoman that she has Robles and the bomb's counterpart is under Wayne Tower. Sophie is visibly surprised that Julia knows Batwoman well enough to get a personal phone call. Sophie stays with Jacob as the timer ticks and tells Julia to seek safety but neither woman desires to leave the other or Jacob. Sophie watches as Jacob is told to detonate Wayne Tower.

Later, Sophie returns to the Crows on Jacob Kane's demand, and led a new Crows strike team, together with Julia Pennyworth. She seems attracted by her.[14]

Sophie and Julia find Tommy's painting.

Sophie and Julia go to a warehouse to find Lucius Fox's journal in order to link Tommy Elliot to the murder of Lucius Fox; while there, they laugh at his narcissism as they find a nude painting of him.

The next night, Sophie sends a text to Julia that she plans to collect Tommy from Arkham, but she really wanted to know if they could see each other later, to which Julia replies positively; Sophie grows closer to Julia through eating cheeseburgers and talking about how she came out to her mother. When Sophie and Jacob arrive at the asylum, they find a body, with Tommy's face, hanging in his cell.[15]

Jacob calls a meeting when Tony Kim is kidnapped; Sophie helps in the presentation and discusses how the body of John Carr was left in a dumpster near Kim's abduction site. Later, Sophie brings a gun found in the Somerset District that was owned by Hush to Jacob, but he is more interested in the batarang that was also discovered there.

Sophie and Julia kiss.

When Julia goes radio-silent, Sophie goes to Wayne Tower and asks Kate if she had seen Julia. Kate has a cold reaction to the question, so Sophie tells her that she will keep her relationship with Julia platonic if Kate doesn't approve, but Kate acquiesces and says that she only wants Sophie to be happy. Sophie tells Kate that Julia was last with Luke, causing Kate to realize that Julia and Luke may be together and are both missing. After Julia has escaped from Hush, Sophie is reassured and kisses her. Julia kisses too, at this moment where Kate arrives to speak her.[16]

Sophie and Julia find the Crows headquarters empty.

Commander Kane asks Sophie to make an app where if there is a sighting of an Arkham escapee, it can be activated to alert the Crows; since Julia needs some bed rest after her incident with Hush, Julia stays at Sophie's side.

Sophie watches as Batwoman flees.

When Sophie and Julia arrive at the headquarters that night, they see that the place is almost empty except for a few technicians; they are told that Jacob has almost everyone at Gotham City Arena in order to capture Tim Teslow, with hopes of getting Batwoman too. Sophie tells Julia to call Batwoman to warn her.

Sophie learns about a stalker.

Sophie and Julia go to the arena to find Batwoman escaping as the Crows shoot at her. Returning to the headquarters, Sophie questions Jacob about the attack on Batwoman; he has no sympathy for the vigilante that allowed his wife's murderer to escape Arkham. Sophie then blames Julia for not warning Batwoman but Julia deflects the insult.

Sophie with Julia in blackmail photos.

Switching the subject, Julia shows Sophie pictures where they are together and their activities that day; someone close to Safiyah Sohail has been watching them, letting Julia know that she is a target.[17]

Personality

"If it were any one of you, Agent Moore would not sleep until you were found."
Jacob Kane[src]

Sophie has a strong sense of justice. When Sophie discovered her sexuality, she feared coming out to others because she grew up with a parent who despised LGBT individuals. During her time at Point Rock Academy, Sophie loved Kate and eventually decided to reveal her sexuality to her fellow cadets, but after a chat with Jacob Kane, Sophie changed her mind and stayed at Point Rock though she regretted ending her relationship with Kate.

Sophie talks to Batwoman on the roof.

Sophie struggled to be types of different; one where her family would be proud of and the other who was true to herself. However, after ending her marriage to Tyler and being in love with Batwoman, Sophie realized she could not be two separate individuals and decided to come out to her mother, even though this led to their estrangement.

Sophie is proven to be very sympathetic as she comforted Mary who was grieving over her mother's death. Sophie is also proven to be a friendly individual as she quickly became friends with Julia Pennyworth, another ex-girlfriend of Kate's, without displaying any resentment towards her. On the contrary, she has started to develop romantic feelings for her.

Abilities

"Operational leadership at its best, Agent Moore. Well done tonight."
Jacob Kane to Sophie Moore[src]
  • Peak of human physical condition: As a graduate of Point Rock Academy and a member of Crows Security, Sophie is in top physical condition.[3]
    • Acrobatics/Free-running: Since joining the Crows, Sophie has developed free-running skills and can fall from a height of several feet without hurting herself. Her abilities allow her to dodge and attack with fluidity from different directions without losing balance. She has shown to be capable of jumping off buildings with ease to apprehend a criminal from Alice's Wonderland gang.
  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant/Martial artist: Sophie is a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist, having years to hone her combat skills as an agent of Crows Security.
    • Expert markswoman: Due to her Crows training, Sophie is highly skilled in the use of firearms.
    • Skilled knife-wielder: Sophie is capable of fighting with knives, as seen when battling a member of the Wonderland gang.
  • Indomitable will/High tolerance for pain: As a determined and driven individual with training from the Crows, Sophie can handle the pain of a bullet wound.
  • Expert Investigator: Sophie is very intelligent and an excellent investigator, as she follows every lead and rumor to discover the truth.

Equipment

  • Guns: Sophie primarily makes use of a pistol, wielding it quite effectively.
  • Combat knife: Sophie uses a combat knife in her battles.

Appearances

Batwoman


Gallery

Promotional images

Batwoman

Season 1

Trivia

  • Sophie weighs 125 lbs.[3]
  • She has two degrees.[1]
  • Sophie is possibly bisexual due to her marriage to Tyler and past relationship with Kate Kane. However, the details of her sexuality have yet to be revealed. Mary Hamilton even questioned whether Sophie is bisexual, pansexual, or omnisexual, none of which have been confirmed.[18]
  • Sophie has had two love interests: Kate and Julia Pennyworth. Additionally, Luke Fox, Ellen Scantlin, and Parker Torres have expressed an attraction to her.
    • Sophie was previously married to Tyler, though has since realized she was never in love with him.[1]

Behind the scenes

References

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