Issue: Batgirl #9
Date: December 2000
Feature Characters: Batgirl (Cassandra Cain)
Supporting Characters: Batman (Bruce Wayne)
Villains: Lady Shiva, David Cain
Guest Appearances: Barbara Gordon
Other Characters: N/A
Still attempting to retrain her abilities Cassandra and Batman visit alternate methods; Batman goes after David Cain, the person who originally trained her only to find out what Cain had exactly done to her to make her so good; while Cassandra goes after Lady Shiva, the only other person she has encountered that possesses her precognitive ability. Shiva agrees to retrain her but only if they duel to the death a year from then. Cassandra agrees and demonstrates her newly re-found abilities to a surprised Batman.
"I’ll never take another life. Not even hers. So I’ll pretend to go all out…and then I’ll die. I don’t have to do this. I can still study Batman’s method. I can be good enough for the costume. I can be…mediocre. For a lifetime. Or perfect. For a year."