So, unsurprisingly, we were a lot better off when the women were being completely excluded from BATTLE FOR THE COWL.
As shown in the preview, Hugo Strange has three hostages, and wants Batman to rescue one, at which point he'll kill the others.
He's got people betting on this in an underground casino, as well, and he keeps changing the rules. Helena and Cass are assigned to a convicted Death Row inmate; Cass startles Helena with her ninja routine and Helena almost shoots her.
Oh what the damn hell no. Not even pre-Birds Helena would pull that shit. Even if she were that batshit immoral Punisher dumbfuck nonsense, which she is not and has never been, even at her darkest (like Bruce or Babs would have tolerated her for ten seconds if she were, I mean really), she would have to be possessed of a truly unparalleled stupidity to assume Hugo was playing straight and she'd actually accomplish anything by shooting the dude - hell, it's a huge and unwarranted assumption that that's even the guy Hugo says it is, forget believing that Hugo will actually let the others go.
Oh but it gets worse, my friends.
They get down to the wire, and Helena takes the shot.
Cass stops her.
OH HOLY FUCK YOU DID NOT. You did NOT just put her ass back in that outfit for the sole reason of giving Cass something to mock her about (in true ZOMG ELOQUENT Beechen style). You did not. It seems that the costume change was deliberate on Daniel's part. So, we actually have Fabes blaming Helena for Tony Daniel's massive fucking stupidity, rather than Fabes blaming Helena for his own massive fucking stupidity. That is not actually an improvement, and does not excuse the jobbing even a little bit, just for reference.
This cannot be Fabian Nicieza. It just can't. Surely, Nicieza is a better writer than a twelve-year-old baby!fan doing a pathetic, half-assed misspelled Buffy-bashing fic about how stupid and evil and incompetent and slutty she is because she's standing in the way of the TWU WUV of Spike and Angel. Surely he cannot think that the very best way to help repair Cass is to have Helena job to her in the most pathetic OOC possible way both physically and ethically.
Because dammit, I don't want to put Fabes on the Winick list. But dear God is he trying for it with this fucking atrocious writing.