The modern incarnation of Batwoman, Katherine "Kate" Rebecca Kane took up the mantle after witnessing the Caped Crusader in action. Originally using stolen military tech as her armor and weaponry until she was caught by her estranged father, Col. Jake
Kane. After accepting his offer to train and support her, Kate traveled the world for two years to learn her craft, finding her father created a suit and weaponry on her return.
She is partner and mentor to her cousin Bette Kane, the superheroine Flamebird. Kate is also an open lesbian, having taken several lovers in her life, most recently Detective Maggie Sawyer of the GCPD, but has not yet shared her alter ego with any of them.