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DC Women Kicking Ass

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Nov 22 '11

And the winner is …

Last year’s final match  in the “Most Kick Ass DC Woman” tournament between Oracle and Wonder Woman was an all day battle with Oracle staging a Cinderella win to beat Wonder Woman by just 7 votes!

This year Barbara Gordon’s protege and successor Cass Cain took on the Amazing Amazon and again we had an incredibly close day of voting. Would another Batgirl beat Wonder Woman?

I’d like to thank the many people who posted about the contest in forums and the links to the voting from the Mary Sue and the Beat and in particular Bleeding Cool. It was much appreciated. As a result there were a lot of votes. But even after adjusting for some easily identifiable self-admitted voter fraud, the balloting showed there was an clear winner. And it was ….

With the removal of the 167 votes for Cass, the final tally was:

Wonder Woman 1167

Cass Cain 1192

Which means the 2011 Most Kick Ass DC Woman is

Cassandra Cain, the former Batgirl last seen as Black Bat.

Cain, after making appearances in Batman, Inc. and Gates of Gotham last year, is currently not seen in any DC books. She is reportedly appearing in Grant Morrison’s Batman, Inc. next year.

So thanks again folks for another (mostly) fun year. The fact that there is so much enthusiasm and passion for these great characters is incredibly exciting.

Did the reboot impact the voting? Yes, I think it did. I believe some people voted underdogs and chose not to vote for a character they ordinarily would to try express their frustration.

But what the main take away is that there were 32 female characters in this tournament and everyone is perceived as kick ass enough to have a level of fan support. And that is pretty damn impressive.

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    This pleases me.
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    Not. Spoiling…..(lol. ^_^)…. But. So. Freakin’. Happy.
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    WOOO CASS!!!! :D
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    WHOOOOOO :D
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    YAY CASS! I love Diana but she’s got her own book right now which is doing very well. It’s nice to see so much love and...
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    I think Cass would suit a reboot. Her original introduction was very tied up in no man’s land anyway, it would be great...
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  16. duncanpr said: Hooray!!
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    Heroic Cassandra Cain forever.
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    Hey! I voted her!
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    YAY CASS!
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    This is one of a few examples of Batman Inc screwing things up for female characters, both pre and post relaunch. I...
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    CASS WON!!!
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    I’ve completely given up on DC getting their heads out of their asses long enough to hear anything correctly, but I’m...
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