History (Submitted by Oracle)
Bianca Steeplechase: Background
The Steeplechases are a family from Gotham's Park Row district with a long-standing feud with the Gold family, stemming from a century old claim that a Steeplechase killed a merchant by the name of Cyrus Gold over a business dispute, or possibly over a woman. The conflict that arose from this has been connected to at least ten murders, five arsons, four kidnapping, and over eighty cases of assault.
In spite of all this, many members of both the Steeplechase and Gold families have used their name recognition to rise to positions of power and wealth among the Gotham rich and elite. In Park Row, the local alderman has almost always been held by someone with ties to either the Steeplechase or the Gold family. Three of Gotham's past mayors have been Steeplechases and two have been Golds. Bianca's own father, Douglas Steeplechase III, was mayor in the late 1980s.
Bianca Steeplechase: 1989 - 2007
Bianca was born into power and wealth. Her father was a mayor of Gotham who made a fortune at the conclusion of his political tenure by promoting himself as a corporate closer, using his political contacts to grease the wheels and cut stifling red tape for whoever could afford his services. Bianca was raised in the hopes that she would carry on that tradition and become the new 'matriarch' of the Steeplechases.
Bianca Steeplechase: 2007 - 2008
Shortly before college, Bianca's father caught her in bed with another girl. Douglas Steeplechase did not care if his daughter was a lesbian, but he insisted that she keep her "sexual perversions" private so as not to interfere with her political prospects. Bianca's father even gave her the use of a private luxury apartment in Park Row and a secret discretionary fund to use for her romantic pursuits.
Due to the stress of juggling college, a demanding political internship, and the family drama that came with being a Steeplechase, Bianca's "love loft" became her fortress of sanity and stress-relief. Whenever she had downtime, Bianca was hitting up clubs and parties incognito. Her charismatic personality made it easy for her to leave such places with a pretty girl or two in tow. Come morning, the girls were met with a hefty sum of cash in exchange for signing an NDA.
After a Halloween party, en route to her apartment with a shy blonde, Bianca and her date became intended victims of a biker gang after an earthquake caused chaos to consume Gotham. The Laugh Pack saved the young women, mistaking them for members of their gang due to both being dressed as clowns. The two young women remained with the gang during the Cataclysm and fell in love.
Bianca Steeplechase: 2008 - Present
Toward the end of the Cataclysm, Bianca was doused in Joker Venom. She somehow survived the ordeal and became changed, in a similar fashion to the Joker himself. Bianca became a twisted version of her past self. In her downtime, she gets personal satisfaction out of causing trouble for both the Steeplechases and Golds in equal measure.
- (Submitted by Oracle) Bianca Steeplechase had an unexpected reaction to Joker Venom - she survived. Though the toxin left her permanently changed with green eyes and hair, and bleached white skin. It also gave her toxic blood with similar effects to Joker Venom when introduced into another's blood stream.
- (Submitted by Intrepid) Some people think that Bianca is related to the Joker, often mislabeling her as "the Joker's Daughter" (a title also mistakenly given to Duela Dent). As far as I know, Bianca Steeplechase is not related to the Joker. Though, interestingly, I have discovered that Bianca's mother and my father are distant cousins. What is up with me and these damn clowns?
- (Submitted by Jester) If you encounter Bianca or Hayley in the field, the other is likely not to be far. The two work in tandem. Hayley usually works her best to exhaust or entangle her targets, or otherwise impair them, and thus allow Bianca to close in for an easy finishing blow. Bianca has absolutely no qualms with killing. She is not quite the psychopath like her mentor, the Joker. She will usually not kill those who surrender - unless she has a personal vendetta.
- (Submitted by Radar) I suspect that Bianca is the murderer of Hayley Fitzpatrick's parents. She is almost unquestionably the killer of her own father as well. In 2010, Doug Steeplechase was thrown from his high-rise window. He had been infected with blood with similar properties to Joker Venom and security cameras caught Bianca and Hayley in a nearby parking garage.
- Metabolized Joker Venom
- Toxic Blood
- Master Chemist
- Political Science Master
- Exceptional Leadership
- Expert Strategist
- Expert Markswoman
- Arsenal of Gag Weaponry
- Mentally Ill
- Physicality: 3 - Trained / Exceptional
- Occult: 1 - Paltry / Below Average
- Weaponry: 3 - Trained / Exceptional
- Expertise: 3 - Trained / Exceptional
- Range: 3 - Trained / Exceptional
- Strategy: 5 - Master / Remarkable
Trivia and Notes
- Bianca has a Threat Assessment ranking of 36, marking her as a Moderate Threat.
- Due to the feud between their families, Bianca considers Gilda Dent to be a rival, and her daughter Duela to be her archrival.
- Bianca Steeplechase is a female version of the Joker featured in Thrillkiller.