Any woman who can catch the attention of Bruce Wayne is one to look out for, but deciding whether she’s good or evil is a completely different thing. Catwoman, otherwise known as Selina Kyle, is a sneaky woman, pretending to be a prostitute whilst cat burgling her way up the ranks of evil. We know she’s sneaky, we know she’s keen, but one question still remains: Is she good or evil?
Catwoman is easily one of Batman’s most nefarious villains, but were her crimes simply as devilish as The Joker’s? With each and every evil act she seemed to be playing cat and mouse, or should I say, cat and bat. Ever so slowly drawing in Batman’s attention, entangling him in her strategic and spine prickling games. With Catwoman growing older as the decades pasted, her character began to take upon a new role. She sat on the line that divided good and evil, toying with all those who searched for an answer.
Which team was Catwoman batting for? With becoming the vice president of a major corporation, the sparkle in her glossy eyes twinkled as she made sure her blackmailing skills were still perfectly in tune. With all the good she did, there was always something to balance the scale out. But before long, Catwoman became the protector of Gotham’s East End, using her sharp eyes to protect the innocent and of course help Batman.
So with her side picked and partner to work with, Catwoman, not only being the strong, smart and extremely independent woman she is, can now be considered a hero. And with experience from both sides of the court, Catwoman isn’t only a hero, but will forever too be a villain. As we mere admirers of hero’s, the word “villain” to us strikes fear, anger, and resentment, but Catwoman proved that not all villains are bad. She was able to show us that there was more to what the eye could see, not only proving this with her heroic actions, but in demonstrating that she could be good. She proved that it was a choice, in that we all have choices, and that we choose to take the easier option, whether that driver be fear, sadness, or heart-break. Catwoman is easily my favourite superhero as she simply pounced her way over from bad to good.