Helena Bertinelli was the daughter of a powerful crime boss. Growing up around such people, she lost her innocence at a young age. Her entire family was killed in a mob war, leaving her as the sole survivor. Helena grew to hate the mob and donned the Huntress mantle to put an end to them. At first, Helena was so violent that she would kill her targets and was an enemy of Batman until she was approached by The Question who “saved her from herself.” Becoming more humane, Huntress joined the Batman family.