Hawkgirl as she appears in Injustice: Gods Among Us
114 lbs (52kg)
Flash Comics #1 (January 1940)
"Time to bring the hammer down."
Shiera Hall is the reincarnated princess Chay-Ara. With the aid of Nth metal, an alien, magic-based substance, she fights crime as the fearsome Hawkgirl.
Like so many who saw the rise of the One Earth regime, Hawkgirl was attracted to the sense of order brought about by the High Councilor. This has made her an ideal enforcer for Superman’s ranks.
Upon being slain by her old allies- Ralph and Sue Dibny, Hawkgirl is recruited by the Black Lantern Corp. Similar to Aquaman, Hawkgirl is brought fully back to life at the conclusion of Blackest Night.
The Hawkgirl of Earth 2 Is Kendra Saunders, a former treasure hunter that had wings grafted to her back as a result of a project that she was hired for by the World Army. She is currently teamed up with Earth 2 Flash.
Hawkgirl first appears to answer Wonder Woman's call for heroes at the Watchtower. After being informed of the situation, the kidnapping of Superman's parents at the hands of Mirror Master, she is one of the many heroes to agree to help locate the rogue. She battles Weather Wizard in Central City, and is later seen waiting outside the villain's bar.
Hawkgirl next appears to help Wonder Woman battle the attacking Atlanteans and Aquaman. Hawkgirl battles the forces of Atlantis as Wonder Woman orders her to rescue the people who had been knocked off the boat by Aquaman's attack. She watches Arthur's forces suddenly retreat and notices the massive tsunami fast approaching. She is the first to realize there is something behind the wave. Hawkgirl spots what she believes are mountains rising out of the water, but are in fact the massive tentacles of the Kraken Aquaman called to his aid.
Hawkgirl is ensnared by one of the Kraken's tentacles and dragged underwater, slowly drowning while Wonder Woman struggles to save her. After Superman arrives and forces Aquaman to call his beast off, Hawkgirl is ordered by the Man of Steel to help the sailors while Superman and the League go to give their response to Aquaman's ultimatum.
After a long absence, Hawkgirl returns on Chapter Twenty-One of the Injustice: Gods Among Us comic, removing the leader of a country from his limousine during a parade before she loses him to Captain Atom. Shocked, Shiera lets her guard down and is struck by a blast of electricity, causing her to fall to the streets below. Collapsed, Hawkgirl sees Black Lightning and Huntress before the latter knocks her unconscious with an arrow bolt.
Hawlgirl is later seen being held in a cell in the Batcave, glaring at Batman and Catwoman as they discuss the League's reaction to her kidnapping. When Catwoman points out the League will be searching for her, Batman disagrees and the scene cuts to the Watchtower, where to many heroes shock, a second Hawkgirl is seen arriving.
The true Hawkgirl has remained trapped within the Batcave while her imposter has been revealed as the Martian Manhunter, shape-shifted into her form.
Exactly a week later in Chapter Twenty-Nine, the Martian Manhunter is exposed thanks to Batman's son Damian, and Bruce releases Hawkgirl as promised. Shiera makes her way to the crashed Watchtower and confirms her identity by easily putting out a lit match.
Hawkgirl returns to the comic in chapter nine of the Year Two series.
She goes to the Hall of Justice to question Lex Luthor over whether Sinestro truly willingly gave up his ring and powers before allowing himself to be imprisoned. Luthor confirms her questions before saying he still believes Sinestro has something else to play before Sinestro responds that the Green Lanterns will soon arrive to capture Superman and that the League will need his help to stop them.
Hawkgirl is next seen waiting for Superman and Shazam in Utah at the Great Salt desert, mace at the ready as she answers Shazam's question of what the Man of Steel thinks they're dealing with by replying "He thinks we're dealing with Green Lanterns." When Superman asks how she knows, she tells him she was talking with their 'guest' at the Hall of Justice. When she sees Superman staring up into the sky, she asks how many Lanterns are on the way, with Superman replying, "Too many."
After the Green Lanterns arrive in front of them and Superman and Kilowog have a brief conversation, Shiera demands to know where Hal Jordan is, and when Kilowog doesn't respond, Superman has Cyborg fire a beam down on the Green Lanterns from the Watchtower.
The Green Lanterns survive and engage the three, with Hawkgirl fighting the Green Lanterns Isamot Kol and RRU-9-2, when she sees Superman suddenly go down, calling out his name. Shortly after, Hawkgirl is defeated, her Nth Metal mace taken by Green Lantern Tomar-Re, and her unconscious body trapped in a bubble construct alongside Shazam. Before any of them can be taken to Oa, Sinestro arrives, killing Ch'p.
In the next chapter, Shiera is freed and recovers her mace before engaging Tomar-Re and Procanon Kaa in a battle until the arrival of the Sinestro Corps.
In chapter twelve, Hawkgirl flies above the captured Green Lanterns, silently observing as they remove their rings in surrender and she witnesses the Sinestro Corps depart the Earth on Sinestro's orders.
In chapter sixteen, a news report reveals that during the lost seven months, Hawkgirl worked alongside fellow League members Superman and Shazam as well as Lanterns Hal, John and Sinestro in toppling more 'rogue nations' to continue establishing peace across the world. This was Shiera's last appearance in Year Two.
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Hawkgirl appears in the beginning of story mode with the Justice League as they battle several villains. She helps Shazam defeat Black Adam. Hawkgirl initially attempts to strike Doomsday (who leaped into mid-air) with her mace.
But Doomsday, using all his strength, hangs on to Hawkgirl in mid air, and attempts to drag her down. Green Lantern eventually breaks Hawkgirl free of his grasp. Hawkgirl (accompanied by Wonder Woman and Shazam) was the first to spot the Joker preparing to detonate the nuclear bomb, while Batman ran to stop him.
She and her fellow JLA members flew at full speed in an attempt to stop Joker. Shiera watched in awe as her teammates vanished before her eyes. Her, Flash, Shazam, Nightwing, and Raven were the only JLA operatives to never go to the Alternate Dimension.
Her duplicate in the other dimensions is a member of Superman's Regime.
Hawkgirl first appeared with Yellow Lantern apprehending Batman, taking him to Superman. Hawkgirl and Nightwing leading Regime Troops later broke into the Joker Clan's hideout, attempting to capture The Joker (she was unknowingly shot in the wing by Harleen, whom she failed to defeat and was knocked unconscious. She was rescued by Damian Wayne before Joker had the chance to sever her wings.
Hawkgirl regained her consciousness and was briefly seen fighting Aquaman. Realizing they were outnumbered (with the duplicates arrival at that time), Hawkgirl and Nightwing fled Arkham by blowing a hole in the wall.
She was among the Regime military preparing to fight off the Atlantean monsters. Hawkgirl and Black Adam were initially targeting Green Lantern, but the two decided to chase down Luthor instead. Lex eventually retaliated by bombarding the two with missiles, causing Hawkgirl to plummet into the Hall of Justice.
Luthor then attempted to remove Sheira's Nth Metal Belt. Though she resists by attacking him, Lex beats her to the ground. Shazam interferes before Lex removes her belt.
Hawkgirl was present during the meeting with the other Regime members, and watched on as Superman killed Shazam.
Hawkgirl was last seen participating in the attack on Gotham. Sheira was arrested for her role in the Regime.
Powers and Abilities
Hawkgirl possesses the following powers in Injustice: Gods Among Us according to her bio in the Archives:
- Nth metal wings and armor
- Regenerative healing
- Enhanced strength
- Immortal (through reincarnation)
- Weapons expert
- Treasure hunter
- Mace Charge: Hawkgirl rises into the air and charges forward swinging her mace out. Can be done in the air even higher. The Meter Burn version adds a second mace blow.
- Mace Toss: Hawkgirl twirls her mace before throwing it at her enemy and catches it as it rebounds back. Can be done in the air. The Meter Burn version has Hawkgirl follow up with a shoulder charge as she catches her mace.
- Downward Mace (Air): Hawkgirl jumps into the air and throws her mace down at her opponent. Hawkgirl follows up with a shoulder charge as she catches her mace.
- Heavenward Stomp: Hawkgirl jumps into the air and brings her heels down on her opponent.
- Wing Evade: Hawkgirl jumps back into the air borne aloft on her wings. She can follow up with several attacks:
- A stomp.
- A mace swing.
- A flip kick.
- Grab: Hawkgirl grabs her opponent in a fullbody hug, flies and twirls down in the air before slamming them headfirst into the ground.
INTRO: Hawkgirl flies down from the sky, landing in a crouch pose. She then raises her head, gets up, and says, "Time to bring the hammer down."
OUTRO: Hawkgirl jumps in the air and slams her mace on the ground, cracking it, and she then stands up and looks in the direction of her opponent.
Soaring Hawk: Hawkgirl's trait allows her to be suspended in the air for a brief period of time. While in this stance, additional moves are made available to her.
- Jabbing Mace - [ L ]
- Mace Swing - [ M ]
- Spinning Moon [ H ]
- Skyward Kick - [ ← + L ]
- Whirl Smash - [ ← + M ]
- Great Divine - [ ← + H ] / ( Hold to charge or [ ← ← + MB ] to Bounce Cancel )
- Thanagarian Palm - [ → + L ]
- Ascension - [ → + H ] / ( Hold to charge or [ → → + MB ] to Bounce Cancel )
- Low Mace Jab - [ ↓ + L ]
- Cloud Nine - [ ↓ + M ]
- Vicious Spike - [ ↓ + H ]
- Falling Star [ L ]
- Falling Star - [ M ]
- Descending Meteor [ H ]
- Forward / Reverse Throw - [ ← / → L + H ]
- Mace Smash - [ L , L ]
- Morning Star - [ L , L , M ]
- Meteor Hammer - [ L , M ]
- Mace Maximum - [ L , M , H ]
- Birds of Prey - [ L , M , ← + H ]
- Crashing Nth - [ ← + L , H ]
- Betrayal - [ → + L , L ]
- Tactical Strike - [ → + L , H ]
- Short Fuse - [ M , M ]
- Thanagarian Strength - [ M , M , ↑ + H ]
- Dawn Star - [ ← + M , M ]
- The Old Ones - [ ← + M , M , ← + H ]
- Golden Age - [ ← + M , H ]
- Heavy Nth - [ H , M ]
- Bloody War - [ H , M , ← + L ]
- Mace Charge - [ ← , → , M ]
- Mace Toss / Downward Mace - [ ↓ , ← , L ] ( Ground and Air )
- Mace Toss ( Air ) - [ ↓ , → , L ]
- Heavenward Stomp ( Air ) - [ ↓ + H ]
- Wing Evade - [ ↓ , ← , M ]
The Power Of Nth: Hawkgirl takes her opponent up into the air and lets him/her go. She then flies in from the side and smashes her opponent's face with her mace, and does the same thing again, but from above her opponent. This sends the opponent back down to the arena.
Free of his brainwashing, Hawkgirl exacted revenge on the High Councilor for murdering her husband, Hawkman. She was nevertheless sent to prison for her role in the regime. One night she awoke hovering above her cot, glowing with eldritch light. An instant later she stood at the bottom of a shallow crater. There she found the source of the light: a meteorite of pure Nth-metal. As she touched it, the meteorite sprung to life, encasing her in Nth-metal. The new armor made Hawkgirl invincible. Her first act: vengeance against those who had helped Superman capture Hawkman.
- "There they are!"
- "On your feet. Let's go."
- "Back from the grave? Shoulda kept that suit buried."
- "I'm gonna enjoy giving you to Superman."
- "We're outnumbered! Let's go!"
- "The source of my powers? Like hell."
- "Too late."
- "This'll hurt. A lot."
- "Taste the mace!"
- "Playtime's over!"
- "Insurance paid up?"
- "Face rearranged."
- "Prom Queen!" - Occasionally after a combo with Wonder Woman
- "Nice Tiara!" - Occasionally after a combo with Wonder Woman
- "Better get that dry cleaned!" - Occasionally after a combo with Lex Luthor
- "Shut it Stiff!" - Occasionally after a combo with Solomon Grundy
- "Dead man falling!" - Occasionally after a combo with Solomon Grundy
- "Not your day, Grundy." - While fighting Solomon Grundy
- "That's all you got?" - Clash with any Character
- "I can do this all day." - Clash with any Character
- "Enjoy this lowlife!" - Clash with any villain Character
- "Size doesn't matter, dude!" - Clash with any large-size Character
- "Last man standing will be a woman!" - Clash with any Male Character
- "Hate to bludgeon a man when he's down." - Clash with any Male Character
- "I hope your armor holds up! - Clash with Ares, Batman or Deathstroke
- "A bat that can't fly." - Clash with Batman
- "Hope this doesn't hurt too bad." - Clash with Batman
- "Pray for mercy." - Clash with Green Arrow
- "Heads up, Jordan!" - Clash with Green Lantern
- "Got a bracelet to match that ring?" - Clash with Green Lantern
- "You're no warrior." - Clash with Lex Luthor
- "That's enough, Gold!"- Clash with Solomon Grundy
- "Is that all you've got Diana?" - Clash with Wonder Woman
- "Through playin', Princess!" - Clash with Wonder Woman
- "Don't mess with me, Bats." - Clash with Batman
- "Down to business then! - Clash with Batman
- "How 'bout a bat lift?" - Clash wth Batman
- "Bring it, arrow boy." - Clash with Green Arrow
- "Yeah, I'm looking at it." - Clash with Green Arrow
- "Nice ring. I have a mace!" - Clash with Green Lantern
- "Enlighten me." - Clash with Green Lantern
- "Or a breathmint." - Clash with Lex Luthor
- "And you look like an egg." - Clash with Lex Luthor
- "Big surprise." - Clash with Solomon Grundy
- "Think again!" - Clash with Solomon Grundy
- "Well, if you say so." - Clash with Wonder Woman
Hawkgirl's most distinguishing features are her giant wings and spiked mace. She dons an elaborate helmet that features two yellow wings facing outward. The helmet has three green stripes on the top and black shading around her eyes. Hawkgirl has a yellow, green, and red sleeveless top that exposes her mid-torso. She wears a yellow and a brown armband and brown gauntlets with spikes on her arms. She has a brown belt with red and green tights. The tights have plating that resembles feathers on her thighs. She also sports shin-high red and yellow boots.
Hawkgirl retains her giant wings, but has a modified mace. Her helmet is more elaborate and has green shading around her eyes. She sports a gold, green, and red breastplate leaving her upper-torso exposed. Her arms have gold armor with extra padding on her forearms. She has green tights with gold and red plating that connect to her red and black shoes.
Her costume from the Blackest Night Comic. (Blackest Night Skin Pack 2)
Kendra Saunders's costume from the New 52 Earth 2 series. (Earth 2 Costume Pack)
- In the regime universe her husband was Hawkman, who was killed by Superman's Regime.
- The Blackest Night costume was worn by another incarnation of Hawkgirl, who was killed by Sue Dibny, Kendra Saunders.
- The Earth 2 costume was worn by the Earth 2 incarnation of Kendra Saunders.
- Before Superman comes to fight the Regime Black Adam and when Hawkgirl is fighting Aquaman, she is not fighting in her Regime costume but rather her default costume. This is most likely an error on the developers part.