i did an entire exhaustive look at every minute change in steph’s costumes and how every artist portrayed her too WHAT WAS WRONG. WITH ME.
now i’m looking at the Steph wiki and i summarized every single interaction Cass and Steph ever had daaaaamn seriously.
I also did a summary of almost every single comic Stephanie was in. And a profile for everyone she’d ever interacted with.
what was wrong with me???
anyway if u ever wanted a summary of every interaction bt Cass and Steph:
"Stephanie would say "Suck it up and deal!" Okay, Steph. For you.”- Cassandra Cain, Batgirl #67
Oracle: "I worry you’ll get hurt…or worse. I mean, poor Steph…"
Batgirl: "Don’t. Talk. About. Her."
Cassandra: Why does everyone I care about die?
Stephanie: Because…you care about everybody. And everybody dies.
Relationship: Best friend, partner
First meeting: Batman introduces Steph to Cassandra while she is training in the Batcave. Stephanie is impressed by Cassandra’s skill and asks if she has any advice, to which Cass merely replies: “Become faster.” (Robin (88))
First team up: Cassandra recruits Stephanie to read a ransom note she found for her, and Stephanie insists on going along to bust the kidnapping, which turns into a gang fight/attempted murder. The two girls easily dispatch it, and Stephanie asks Cass to teach her “that trick with the Batarang” and offers to teach Cass how to read (this offer is never followed up on). (Batgirl #20)
The two team up again to take on Jokerized villainesses. (Joker: Last Laugh (3))
The two girl’s friendship is cemented when Stephanie revives the “Shadow Thief” using CPR after a tearful Cassandra has accidentally killed him and Stephanie promises not to tell Oracle. (Batgirl #21)
Stephanie takes on a Lady Shiva worshiper who wants to kill Cassandra while Batgirl is out of commission. She imagines Batgirl following her around, egging her on, proving how much Stephanie admires Cass. She wins the fight after imagining being criticized by Cassandra, and then goes to visit the actual sleeping Cass.( Batgirl #26)
The two girls play “rooftop tag” and Cass repeatedly nerve strikes Steph (much to her annoyance) to keep her out of trouble or to stop her from interfering with Cass’s investigation of the Bruce Wayne case. This causes her to realize that a nerve strike was used on the victim, Ms. Fairchild. To celebrate, Cass and Steph play MORE rooftop tag. (Batgirl #27)
Steph begins to train with Cass and they bond over father issues and become even better friends. Unfortunately, Steph has to end the training, which makes Cass sad. (Batgirl # 28)
Cass trains Steph without Batman’s permission, and they have fun jumping rooftops and they talk about boys and their family, sharing secrets like Steph’s father’s death and Cass’s dad being her legitimate father, but Steph gets involved in a fight when she thinks Cass is injured, and nearly gets knifed. Cass intervenes, catching the knife and knocking Steph out to transport her to safety. When Steph wakes up, Cass admits she thinks Steph should stop crimefighting as well. Steph goes away angrily, saying friends don’t turn their backs on each other. (Batgirl #38)
They team up as Batgirl and Robin, best friends again. (Batgirl #53)
Steph comes to see Cass to tell her she was fired as Robin and thanks Cass for her friendship (Batgirl #54)
Cassandra sees Steph one last time before her “death” during the gang war. She tells Steph to go home and be safe, and Steph agrees, but Cassandra realizes she is lying and goes after her, only to be forcibly interrupted by further mayhem. During the rest of the gang war, Cass desperately searches for her friend, nagging Oracle and showing people her picture, and is devastated to find out about her apparent demise. (Batgirl (55))
Cassandra flashes back to Stephanie’s funeral, which she cried at and reflects on how much she misses her.(Batgirl #58)
When the Penguin mocks Tim, asking him what happened to that “hot little blonde number” who was running around as Robin, and if she died too, Cassandra interrupts him by headbutting him. Later, she casually mentions to Tim that she and Stephanie used to laugh together about their fathers. (Batgirl #59)
When Batgirl nearly drowns, a ghostly version of Steph appears and convinces Cass to save herself. Cass is melancholy afterward, missing her friend. (Batgirl #62)
Cassandra thinks that Stephanie would want her to “deal” and ask Oracle for help. When Oracle mentions Stephanie, Cass reacts angrily as quoted above. (Batgirl #67)
After Batgirl is stabbed by “The Mad Dog” and dies, she meets up with the ghostly Stephanie once more, who tells her the secrets of her pasts and shows her what becomes of Bludhaven. Cass is pulled away from Stephanie when Lady Shiva dumps Cassandra’s body in the Lazarus Pit and she is resurrected. (Batgirl #72-73)
Steph and Cassandra appear to have briefly been reunited, though this is WTFInvisible!Steph and they show no sign of knowing each other, so until proven otherwise it IS NOT CANON. (Batman and the Outsiders (13))
Cassandra fights thugs with Stephanie and then, grief-stricken after Bruce’s death, hands over the Batgirl mantle to her friend. (Batgirl (third series) (1))
AND THEN CASS DISAPPEARED FROM COMICS FOREVER UNTIL LIKE THOSE 5 ISSUES OF GATES OF GOTHAM AND THEN THE REBOOT AND CASS WAS ERASED OFF THE FACE OF THE PLANET
(AS WAS STEPH EXCEPT SHE’S COMING BACK NOW PROBABLY TO GET KILLED OFF IN THE MOST GROTESQUE WAY POSSIBLE WHO EVEN CARES. cass is probably never coming back but dc comics doesn’t fucking deserve her)