Kate Spencer is a female comic superhero that features in DC Comics.
Around 16 months ago, she was the prosecutor in the trial over the supervillain Copperhead who had committed numerous murders and engaged in cannibalism. She petitioned the jury to consider the death sentence for his crimes but ultimately they were convinced by the defense that the villain was a victim of his genetic anomaly that compelled him to kill. He was to be transferred to a Metahuman prison and research facility where during transit he escaped as well as killed the guards escorting him who he ate. After learning of the escape, Kate used her access to enter the evidence locker to gather some equipment where she decided to confront Copperhead. She battled him in the sewers where she managed to use the armor and weaponry to kill him thus ending his reign of terror. Kate decided to adopt the name of the Manhunter and left the name over the supervillain's body as she began the life of being a vigilante. (Manhunter v3 #1)
Following the Flashpoint, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events.
She was noted to had somewhat retired from superhero activity until Leviathan struck where they had one of their agents disguised as Kate Spencer. This led to a police raid of her home and the public exposure of her superhero identity. Kate went on the run where she rendezvoused with a number of other detective superheroes that were attempting to uncover the identity of Leviathan's leader. (Event Leviathan v1 #4)
Personality and attributes
She was noted for being a smoker. (Manhunter v3 #1)
Powers and abilities
- Kate Spencer was created by Marc Andreyko and Jesus Saiz where she made her first appearance in Manhunter v3 #1 (October, 2004).
In other media
- In Arrow, Kate Spencer made an appearance in the live-action series set in the Arrowverse where she was portrayed by actor Chelah Horsdal.
- Manhunter v3:
- Justice Society of America v3:
- Green Arrow v7:
- Event Leviathan v1: