Bette Kane was the young niece of heiress Katherine Kane who resided in Gotham City. Bette's visit to see her beloved Aunt was not her only reason to travel to Gotham City, she hoped that while she was on her visit she would see the object of her desire, Robin the Boy Wonder.
When Bette discovered her Aunt Kathy was in fact, BAT-WOMAN, Bette promptly designed herself a costume based on the Red & Green of Robins uniform, and thus became The Bat-Girl was born.
Both her Aunt Kathy and Bat-Man, who knew Bat-Woman.'s secret identity, tried to talk Bette from pursuing this dangerous activity as a masked crime fighter. But this was not to be. Bette was far to driven, and she was going to be Bat - Girl with or with out anyones consent.
|THE BAT-MAN FAMILY OF THE EARLY 1960'S|
Bette's career as The Bat-Girl was brief, manly as she could only play crime fighter during her brief holidays with her Aunt.
BUT these brief visits allowed Bette to get near to Robin, and whilst Robin gave no encouragement to Bat-Girl, this would not stop Bette from trying her best to get her BOY WONDER.
|Holly Cupid Bat-Man !|
As the years went on, Bat-Woman would decide to retire as Bat-Woman, and Bette had to accept that her love for Robin was never going to be returned.
Bette would sometimes carry on playing at being Bat-Girl, but she would no longer operate in Gotham City. She would operate out of her home in California. But so she found other challenges, and decided to embrace sport. She became an expert Gymnast and an Olympic Hopeful, however she was always looking for the next big challenge, so she also embraced other sports like Swimming and Tennis.
With Tennis she found something that she was very good at, and something that gave her the fame, she had always craved. Bat-Girl had made her Famous in Gotham City, BUT Tennis could and would grant her BETTY KANE, the fame, admiration and fans...... and money too.
The attention and love that Bette received from her loving public would in some ways help fill the void missing in her life. However, this did mask the fact that due to her overbearing and aggressive nature that she needed to win and be the best, had left her with very few true friends.
When she found herself in the middle of one of the disasters in California, she took up the roll of Bat-Girl again, and was soon recruited by Lilith for her own group of Teen Titans.
|AN OLDER but NOT Necessarily WISER BAT-GIRL|
Next time when East meets West.