Bio: Shayera Hol was an undercover detective on her native planet
of Thanagar. Several years ago, while pursuing some criminals who were
trafficking forbidden technology, she was zapped by a dimensional
transport beam. Her molecular structure was ripped apart and sent
halfway across the galaxy. When she awoke, she found herself on an
uncharted planet called Earth. Using her survival training, she adopted
a human identity and learned to blend in with the native population.
Although Shayera hopes to return to Thanagar someday, she has developed
a strong bond with the people of Earth. As Hawkgirl, she uses her
Thanagarian powers to serve and protect her adopted home. Hawkgirl has
the power of flight, lethal hand-to-hand combat skills, and the ability
to communicate with birds.
As a trained detective, she has phenomenal powers of observation, deeply
impressive to Batman. A great team player, the others consider Hawkgirl
one of the guys, making it easy to forget that she comes from another
world. Despite her pleasant and unassuming personality, she is a fierce
combatant. She can strike with a sudden ferocity that is surprising to
even her closest teammates.
Shayera has developed a close relationship with Green Lantern. Though
couples who work together can rarely make their relationship work,
they've decided to give it a try.
The events that occured in "Starcrossed": Hawkgirl was revealed to be
Lieutenant Shayera Hol, a Thanagarian soldier sent to Earth to study its
defense systems, its technology, and its heroes. In a sense, she was a
"spy"--something her teammates didn't take too kindly to.
When Shayera's fiancÚ ("promised one"), Hro Talek, came to Earth in an
attempt to stop the Gordanians from attacking their home planet,
Thanagar, Shayera's and John Stewart's relationship fell apart. With all
the things she hadn't told him, and Hro Talek almost destroying Earth,
they parted ways, but not without declaring their love for each other
one last time.
For more on Shayera, refer to the Justice League Unlimited bio.