Batwoman Season 2 Updates: An assassin named Tatiana, aka The Whisper, was revealed in the latest episode of Batwoman. Might she be linked from the comics to a Batman villain?
Alert: SPOILERS for Batwoman Season 2 Episode 2 “Prior Criminal History” are included in the following feature.
The second episode of Batwoman Season 2 concluded with a woman named Tatiana punching out both Sophie Moore and Alice.
There is a likelihood that she is based on a Batman character who went on to become an enemy of Kate Kane’s version of Batwoman in the comics, but nothing was disclosed about this enigmatic.
Crows Surveillance agent Sophie Moore went after Alice after Julia Pennyworth and discovered that Alice was hiding out in the deserted Dresner Motor Plant in the final scenes of “Prior Criminal History” Foolishly, without backup, Sophie decided to go after Alice and told Julia not to tell anyone else where she was going.
Batwoman Season 2: Who is Tatiana?
Although Sophie was able to challenge Alice and her request to cuff her own hands behind her back was coerced by the psychopath, Sophie did not know that another woman had snuck up behind her until she unexpectedly had a katana blade in her throat. Right before knocking Sophie down, the woman said that Alice was hers.
Just after the woman remarked that Alice’s new stunt had won her the wrath of the crime lord, Safiyah Sohail, Alice remembered the woman she knew as Tatiana.
The prank in question involved dropping bats on Gotham City contaminated with Safiyah’s signature Desert Rose toxin and then supplying Mary Hamilton with the antidote so that in a rush a solution could be mass-produced,” my head would already be in your carry-on (luggage), on the way back to Cortana.” Tatiana agreed, stating that before knocking Alice unconscious as well, Alice would definitely die for what she had done.
In an earlier casting note, the CW revealed that Tatiana was the actual name of an assassin known as The Whisper, who acted as the right hand of Safiyah Sohail. Although there is no character from DC Comics named The Whisper, there is Whisper A’Daire, a notable female assassin.
Whisper was given a potion that gave her immortality and shape-shifting abilities to a one-time pupil of the League of Assassins chief Ra’s Al Ghul. While she was capable of taking any persona, she chose to assume the shape of a hybrid snake/human. She had a hypnotic look as well and the ability to spew an acidic toxin.
At this time, it is unknown if Tatiana possesses any of the powers seen in the comics by Whisper A’Daire or whether she has a connection to the League of Assassins version of the Arrowverse.
It’s likely that her nickname is only a coincidence and she has no relation whatsoever with Whisper A’Daire or the comic Batwoman. In any case, even though they theoretically have snake-themed superpowers, someone capable of catching the unpredictable Alice by surprise is not to be overlooked.