Personal Info:
Real Name: Thomas Blake
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Gotham City
First Appearance: Detective Comics 311
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Secret Six, Former member of the Misfits
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Batman
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The Cat-Man is an Olympic-level athlete and skilled hand-to-hand combatant.
Claws: Cat-Man wears razor-tipped gauntlets.
Catarangs: Cat-Man uses a sharp-edged Catarang modeled after Batman's Batarang.
Nine Lives: Cat-Man claims his costume gives him the proverbial nine lives of a cat.
Tom Blake was a big game hunter who specialized in stalking and trapping leopards, tigers, and other members of the cat family. He made his money by selling certain cats to zoos and circuses around the world, but because Blake was an inveterate gambler, he threw away his fortune several times over.
Blake eventually grew tired of the profit and loss cycle into which his life had fallen and, returning home to Gotham City, decided to turn his back on jungle expeditions in favor of urban adventure. Toying briefly with the notion of becoming a crimefighter, he instead decided to indulge in a life of crime instead. He did this for two reasons: first, it would make it far easier to regain his lost fortune; and second, it would allow him to pit his vast hunting skills and sharp wits against Gotham's Dark Knight Defender - the Batman. Also, it allowed him to maintain the life of danger and excitement he had come to love.
To that end, taking his cue from his life- long obsession with cats, Blake became the Cat-Man, a criminal who, like Catwoman, became known for his cat-oriented crimes.