Set The Mood: Huntress


… a.k.a the infamous CROSSBOW KILLER! Or so she’d rather (not) be called.

This week I’m all about Helena Bertinelli, the sharpshooting rockstar with conflicting morale, as I dive more into some fan-fave icons for Women’s History Month.

I’m a lover of vigilantes, so I have a lot of respect for Helena and her – ahem – “self care” journey as she traipses through her personal blacklist throughout the years. I think she’s an amazing example of how grief and trauma can mold a person for the worse but not necessarily make them a villain, and how hard it can be to redefine yourself after the fact – especially considering the measures she’s taken to seek solace in the dredges of her own vicious backstory.

Her ongoing battle with her own sense of self is one of the most relatable things about her, and it’s the sheer humanity written in her character that really draws me to her.

… Plus, hey, she’s purple. :purple_heart:


Hold up, Static. What the heck is a moodboard?
Putting it simply, moodboards are a series of graphics that are used as a way of capturing the atmosphere surrounding a particular subject to briefly immerse the viewer into the “mood” of said subject. Kind of like collages! Which is why there’s no right or wrong way to make one. You could make one entirely out of relevant quotes, or organize one by a certain color palette, or just fill it up with pics of things that represent the subject point-blank. It’s your board!

How do I make a moodboard? How do I post it here?
Personally, I find the easiest way to make moodboards is through Pinterest. For those who aren’t familiar with the site, it’s a hub for images/videos that can be added to “boards” you create based on personal interests or whatever you’re particularly searching for. Many people use it for the sole purpose of creating moodboards, so there’s plenty of stuff to work with there if you’re not inclined to create one from scratch.

That said, you’re also free to make one through any editing program if you don’t wanna go about making a whole Pinterest account! Just paste the graphic(s) here as you would any other image. If you’re doing a Pinterest board, feel free to drop the link to it, or provide a preview screenshot!

And finally, for those who don’t wanna do either of those things but still want to participate, you’re more than welcome to create a moodboard of your own here by posting any pictures you may find relevant and just sort of talking about your thought process on them. (Ex. post a photo of masks and talk about how that may relate to “Crazy” Jane.) Otherwise, feel free to just openly discuss your thoughts on the topic at hand.

As always, remember to keep all contents of this thread respective of the Forum Guidelines. This includes doing your civil duties to keep a check on profanity, keep things SFW, and remain respectful towards one another’s work. For now, let’s also stick to posting :warning: ONE BOARD PER PERSON (PER TOPIC)! :warning:

How do you feel about Huntress’s initial thirst for vengeance? Are there any ways you relate to her?


Why does the character looked based off of Kate Bishop’s Hawkeye?


Haha, Huntress came long before Kate, don’t worry!


Huntress is much earlier thsn Kate

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Huntress love! My second favorite violet vindicator!


:00_huntress1: :raised_hands: Great pick, (and awesome board) @staticshocks! :purple_heart: I brought these…



I love Huntress, although my favorite version of the character is Helena Wayne, the daughter of the Golden Age Batman and Catwoman. I love Helena Bertinelli too though! Her origin and her ongoing battle against crime are compelling.



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@Razzzcat Great picks here as well! Love any shots of her from the movie especially. The “do you know who I am?” followed by “Helena Bertinelli!” and a slew of cursing after all that time in front of the mirror … :joy: :joy:

Beautiful board! Love how all the art you chose worked so well with one another to really make those colors pop as a whole!

NICE!! Definitely captures all the right vibes for Helena. Super threatening with all those crossbows aimed for ya face too! :eyes:

The purple tint on this is just (chef’s kiss). :pinched_fingers: I like how you focused more on the environmental/material aspects of Helena here too, very befitting! Feels like I’m right there with her :00_huntress2:


Thank you!


Ooo- very spiffy! :+1: :00_huntress1: :00_birds_of_prey:

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