Think You Know Hawkgirl? Get Featured in DC Universe Encyclopedia!

This week, we’re asking DC fans to submit their fun trivia facts about a character who is a legacy name used by female counterparts to the super-hero Hawkman. She wields a magical mace and uses Nth Metal wings to fly. Carter Hall’s wife Shiera Sanders was the first to use the name during the Golden Age, although Katar Hol’s wife Shayera Hol from the planet Thanagar used it during the Silver Age before choosing the name of Hawkwoman. Kendra Saunders, a reincarnation of Shiera, would later take the name. The character has been involved with the All-Star Squadron, Birds of Prey, Justice League and Justice Society.

Of course, we can only be talking about the one and only Hawkgirl!

Let us know all your little-known intel in the comments below, and it could be selected for featuring in our new “Trivia” Encyclopedia section! Anyone whose Fun Facts are selected will receive a rare “Daily Planet Editor” badge!

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One of Hawkgirl’s previous reincarnations was revealed to be the classic DC Western heroine Cinnamon, who partnered with that era’s incarnation of Hawkman, the classic DC hero Nighthawk. Another of Hawkgirl’s previous incarnations was revealed to be Lady Celia Penbrook, the significant other to DC’s classic hero the Silent Knight, who was himself a previous incarnation of Hawkman.


The Batman Beyond Justice League member Warhawk from the DCAU is her son with Jonh Stewart.


she is named Shayera Hol. She is one of the original seven members of the leage and is revealed to have a romantic attraction for John Stewart, the Green Lantern of the league. Their relationship is strongly hinted at throughout the first and second seasons, coming to a climax in the second part of the episode: “Wild Cards,” where they finally confess their love for each other and kiss.

But this relationship turns sour in the following episode “Starcrossed” when it is revealed that Hawkgirl is secretly a spy for her people and engaged to the commander of their army. When the League and the Thanagarians disagree, she sides with her people, betraying the League in the process. However, when she discovers that the Thanagarians are planning to destroy Earth in order to save Thanagar, she attempts to help out the League. It is her help that ultimately leads to the Justice League’s victory over the invaders.

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It has also been heavily suggested that Sir Brian Kent, the Silent Knight, was an ancestor of Jonathan Kent, making Hawkgirl and Hawkman adoptive ancestors of Superman.

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Thanagarian sleeper agent Fel Andar mind wiped Sharon Parker and made her become Hawkwoman, while Fel was disguised as Carter Hall Jr, son of Carter and Shiera Hall. Eventually Sharon discovers the truth and informs J’onn J’onzz and Maxwell Lord. She dies and Fel escapes back to Thanagar.

Hawkworld vol. 2 #22 & #23

“Following the events of DC’s miniseries, Crisis on Infinite Earths,… both Golden Age and Silver Age versions of Hawkman and Hawkgirl/Hawkwoman live on the same Earth. Initially, the Silver Age Hawkman and Hawkwoman were kept in continuity unchanged, and they briefly joined Justice League International. However, DC reversed this decision and rebooted Hawkman continuity after the success of the 1989 Hawkworld miniseries. Originally, Hawkworld retold the origins of Silver Age Hawkman and Hawkwoman. After becoming a success, DC Comics launched a Hawkworld ongoing series set in the present resulting in a complete reboot of Hawkman continuity. By doing so, several continuity errors regarding Hawkman and Hawkwoman’s Justice League appearances needed to be fixed. The character of Sharon Parker was created to take Shayera’s place in several stories which could not be reconciled with the new history.”

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According to Wonderwoman Hawkgirl regularly beat Batman at chess.

Source: Justice League Unlimited Season 1 Episode 11 “Wake the Dead”


Hawkgirl’s flight doesn’t come from the big wings strapped to her back, they come from her Nth Metal Mace


This is a great fact, but we don’t accept user-edited wikis as credible sources.

@HubCityQuestion The Brave and the Bold Vol 3 #10

April, 2008

Page 12 panels 7-10

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