Real Name: Cissie Jones
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Cissie is a normal human with above average strength, stamina and agility for a girl of her age. She has exceptional hand to hand combatant ability with skills as an Olympic gold-medalist longbow marksman and possesses above average intelligence.
Forced by her mother to adopt a version of her old costume, Suzanne "Cissie" King-Jones becomes the second Arrowette. Arrowette first appears in the pages of Impulse wearing a frilly costume and a bejeweled mask that apes her mother's old costume. Despite Arrowette's success as a heroine, Impulse's mentor, Max Mercury, is concerned by what he sees as Bonnie's exploitation of her daughter. Child Welfare Services gets involved, and Bonnie loses custody of her daughter, who is sent to the Elias School for Girls, a boarding school.
Arrowette next appears in Young Justice #4 wearing a more practical costume. Acting alone, she battles the villainous Harm and is injured by him with one of her own arrows. However, she manages to escape and contact Young Justice, later joining the team, along with the second Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark) and Secret (Greta). The three quickly become close friends.
After her school therapist - one of the few adults whom Cissie trusted - is brutally murdered, Cissie tracks down the killers in a violent rage. She nearly kills one of them herself, but is stopped by Superboy. Cissie is so shaken by the incident that she vows never to be Arrowette again.
Despite leaving the team Cissie remains close friends with her teammates, and eventually reconciles with her mother, who convinces her daughter to try out for the "Summer Games" in Sydney (a thinly veiled reference to the 2000 Summer Olympics, due to DC not being an "official partner" of the Games). With her battle-honed abilities, Cissie ends up taking home the gold, and becomes something of a celebrity, guest-starring on Superboy's favorite TV show, "Wendy the Werewolf Stalker" (a parody of Buffy the Vampire Slayer). She helps the Red Tornado's daughter, Traya, adjust to life at Elias and later, when Secret was returned to humanity, Cissie helps to organise a placement for her at the same school.
Now retired from superheroics, Cissie never expresses any desire to return to her life as a superhero, despite the best efforts of several of her former teammates. They even involve her in a baseball game on an alien planet, with the fate of many innocents riding on the outcome. Cissie is enraged because they chose her instead of many other superhumans, but she participates as best as she can. Her team barely wins. Cissie still remains committed to justice and compassion. During the Imperiex war, she served as medical aid volunteer, again working with Young Justice.
Cissie made a brief appearance in Teen Titans (v3) #7 when Helen Sandsmark attempts to enroll Wonder Girl into the Elias School (which seems to have expanded its student body to boys as well as girls). With Greta Hayes (formerly Secret), the girls threaten to leave the school and take Cissie's celebrity status as a gold winning archer with her, if Wonder Girl is not allowed to enroll. The school of course gave in to her demands. Cissie makes a second appearance in Teen Titans and Outsiders Secret Files 2005, joining Wonder Girl on a trip to San Francisco, California. Cissie wishes to give her best friend moral support as Cassie battles with the decision to tell her friends that her father was the Greek God, Zeus. This has been her last appereance since, although at the funeral for her former YJ teammate, Bart Allen, she is mentioned in passing during a video made by Bart prior to his death.
First Appearance: Impulse (1995) #28
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Action Comics (1938)
#760 Ambush Bug: Year None (2008)
- '...Never-Ending Battle...'
#3 Batman: No Man's Land (1999)
- 'A Ton of Bricks, A Jug of Whine-- And Thou!'
Batman: No Man's Land Gallery (1999)
Booster Gold (2007)
#3 DC Comics Presents: Young Justice (2010)
- '52 Pick-Up, Chapter 3: Hexed'
#28 JLA (1997)
- 'Arrowette vs. The Spazz'#41
- 'The Return of Arrowette'#59
- 'Running Rings...'#79
- 'Joker: Last Laugh: No Laughing Matter'
#40 JLA: World Without Grown-Ups (1998)
- 'World War Three, Part Five'
#2 Secret Origins 80-Page Giant (1998)
- 'the Generation Gap'#3
- 'All in the Family'
SpyBoy/Young Justice (2002)
Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. (1999)
#2 Superboy (1994)
- 'True Colors'#5
- 'The Subs, Part One'#6
- 'The Subs, Part Two'
#83 Supergirl (1996)
- 'How Kon-El Got His Groove Back'
#34 Superman (1987)
- 'We'll Always Have Parasite'#36
- 'Heck's Angels, Part 2: Justice Delayed'#37
- 'Heck's Angels, Part 4: Demon in the Bottle'
Annual 11 Teen Titans (2003)
- 'JLApe Part 6: The Apes of Wrath'
Teen Titans: A Celebration of 50 Years (2014)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
HC Wonder Girl (2007)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'
#4 Wonder Woman (1987)
- 'Part 4: Enter the Olympian'
#153 Young Justice (1998)
- 'Mad About the Boy'
#4 Young Justice 80-Page Giant (1999)
- 'Harm's Way'#5
- 'First, Do No Harm'#6
- 'Judgment Day'#7
- 'The Uninvited Geeks'#9
- 'Thug of War!'#10
- 'Kali'd Away'#11
- 'Siege Perilous'#12
- 'Heck's Angels, Part 1: Dante's Disco Inferno'#13
- 'Heck's Angels, Part 3: Dis, Dat and De Other'#14
- 'Like Heck, You Say or Crossovers are Heck!'#15
- 'Stuff Blows Up'#18
- 'Revolting Developments'#19
- 'Banned, On the Run'#20
- 'Time Out'#23
- 'Down Under Where'#24
- 'When the Bow Breaks...'#26
- 'From Myrg With Love'#27
- 'Baseball Field: Myrg or There's a Saga Born Every Minute'#28
- 'Hitting for the Cycle'#29
- 'Forever and a Day'#30
- 'Round Robin'#32
- 'Anita's Date With Lobo'#33
- 'Wash and Werewolf'#34
- 'Bright Lights, Big Teeth, Grandma'#35
- 'War Torn'#36
- 'Kissing on the Apokolips'#40
- 'The Night Before Doomsday'#44
- 'The World What Once We Knew'#45
- 'Bang Bang Bedlam's Purple Hammer'
Young Justice in No Man's Land (1999)
#1 Young Justice Secret Files (1999)
- 'No Man's Land: Road Trip'
Young Justice (DC)
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