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Hawkgirl
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Information
Real name: Shayera Hol[1]
Species: Thanagarian[2]
Home Planet: Thanagar[3]
Universe: Earth-1A
Relatives: Katar Hol (husband)
[4]
Affiliations: SuperFriends
Abilities: flight
Voiced by:  ??
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Hawgirl in An Unexpected Treasure
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Hawgirl is sworn to protect Earth from evil. She is a part-time member of the SuperFriends.



Background Information

On the parallel-universe of Earth-One, Shayera Hol (phonetically identical to Shiera Hall) was born on Thanagar, which had a scientifically advanced civilization in which crime was virtually unknown. As an adolescent, Shayera joined the Thanagarian police force and was assigned to assist the force's most decorated officer, Katar Hol, in capturing the Rainbow Robbers. At first, Katar was furious at being assigned an inexperienced young woman as a partner, but he nevertheless became strongly attracted to her. They were soon married.

Ten years later, the couple was sent to Earth in pursuit of the criminal Byth Rok. Upon reaching Earth, they were befriended by Midway City police commissioner George Emmett, who established cover identities for them as Carter and Shiera Hall. After capturing Byth and bringing him back to their planet, Katar and Shayera chose to return to study Earth's crimefighting methods, and they fought against evil as the superheroes Hawkman and Hawkgirl.

Shayera becomes a member of the Justice League later than her husband who joined in 1964.[5] She joined the JLA in 1977.[6][7]


Powers

Alien Physiology: Shayera has no special powers, but as a Thanagarian, She possesses several gifts that are common to members of her race, but set her apart from normal humans. A Thanagarian's life span is significantly greater than that of a normal human being. In the prime of her life, Shayera was actually older than many of Earth's senior citizens. A Thanagarian is also physically heartier than the average Earth human. They are stronger, with greater stamina and a greater resistance to pain. Thanagarians also possess enhanced senses.


Abilities

Weaknesses

Mortality


Equipment

  • Nth Metal Wings: Without these wings made of Nth metal, Hawkgirl could not fly. Katar Hol's father, Paran Hol, had developed the wings to allow study of Thanagar's bird species.
  • Hawk uniforms: Manhawks, bird-like aliens who wore human-faced masks that emitted blinding flashes of light, had invaded Thanagar. Katar managed to capture one of the masks and gave it to his father to analyze and learn a defense. They created helmets shaped like hawk's heads that shielded them from the flashes. The subsequent defeat of the Manhawks led to the formation of the Thanagarian police force and its distinctive uniform.
  • Medieval Weaponry

Gallery


SuperFriends Team Members


Members of the Justice League of America
SuperFriends Founding Members:
SupermanBatmanWonder WomanAquamanHawkmanSamuraiGreen LanternFlashBlack Vulcan
Expanded Team:
HawkgirlApache ChiefEl DoradoAtomGreen ArrowPlastic ManRima
Comic Book Team Members:
Black CanaryElongated ManRed Tornado
Junior SuperFriends:
RobinCyborgFirestorm
ZanJayna
Marvin WhiteWendy Harris
Mascots:
GleekWonder Dog
Other Known Justice Leaguers:
The HuntressBlack OrchidCaptain MarvelMary MarvelSupergirlGreen Fury


Episode Appearances

An Unexpected Treasure - her final appearance


Notes

  • The Earth-One version of Hawkgirl first appeared in The Brave and the Bold vol.1 #34[8] (February-March 1961)
  • She was created by Gardner Fox and Joe Kubert
  • In Hawkgirl's final appearance on the SuperFriends, her costume was been slightly altered.


External Links


Appearances in Other Media

Shayera DCAU Hawkgirl Shayera Hol, known on Earth as Hawkgirl, was a lieutenant and an instructor in espionage on the planet Thanagar, engaged to be married to Thangarian Commander Hro Talak. She was sent in advance of the Thanagarian invasion as a scout to determine Earths weaknesses should Thanagar's enemies, the Gordanians, attack. Her cover story was that she was tracking criminals to their fortress when she was unexpectedly teleported to Earth. Shayera eventually established herself and became known to the populace as Hawkgirl. Due to her efforts during the invasion, Hawkgirl was invited aboard the Watchtower, and formed the Justice League along with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and J'onn.

This incarnation appeared on Justice League and Justice League Unlimited produced for the Cartoon Network from 2001-2006.
- For more on this Hawgirl see article at DCAU Wiki


Reference

  1. Not mentioned in series
  2. Not mentioned in series
  3. Not mentioned in series
  4. The fact that Hawkman was her husband was never revealed in the Earth-1A reality, although the live-action Super Friends episode The Roast revealed that Hawkman was married, which was a strong implication as such.
  5. As revealed in Justice League of America, Vol.1 #31 (November, 1964), which can be found at the DC Database.
  6. As revealed in Justice League of America, Vol.1 #146 (September, 1977), which can be found at the DC Database.
  7. The Background Information is from Silver Age continuity
  8. Go to the DC Databse for more on the The Brave and the Bold vol.1 #34
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