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Real Identity: Not Applicable
Appearances (BTAS): Batgirl Returns and Cult of the Cat
Appearances (JL/U): Secret Origins Part One, The Savage Time Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Maid of Honor Part One, and Destroyer
Voiced By: Not Applicable
Paris is the capital city of France and is located on the river Seine in the north. Nicknamed "The City of Light," Paris is one of Europe's most important business and cultural centers. The area that encompassed the city was first inhabited in 4200 B.C.E. and later survived the Black Plague in the 15th century despite losing a quarter of their population. For the next several centuries, Paris endured revolution and conquest at the hands of figures such as Napoleon, the Catholic Party, the Russians, and Prussians. Paris began its most significant change during the Industrial Revolution, when railways were constructed and neo-classical structures were built, which survive to the modern era. From June 14, 1940 to August 1944, Paris was under occupation by Nazi Germany, who spared the fabled city. The French Resistance eventually received aid from its allies and liberated the country.
Known as a fashion mecca, Paris is home to a branch of Lana Lang Fashions and other brands. Sometime in the 1990's, Bruce Wayne personally traveled to Paris to oversee a Wayne Enterprises merger vital to the stability of the European Common Market and thus, the economy. Years later, Catwoman fled the States and hid in Paris after stealing several stolen valuables from the Cult of the Cat. Shortly before the formation of the Justice League, Paris was one of the cities invaded by the Imperium. It was later liberated by the League after they defeated the aliens' leader. Paris is also a scientific and political center. S.T.A.R. Labs operates a branch in the city and the World Assembly held a celebration for the International Space Station. The party was attended by Wonder Woman, Bruce Wayne, General Wells, and then Princess Audrey II. It was soon crashed by Kaznian militarists but Wonder Woman prevented them from kidnapping Audrey. Around the same time, Batman encountered a group of elite Kaznian soldiers stealing from S.T.A.R. and captured one of them. Years later, it was also invaded by Darkseid and his forces. Giganta, the Flash, and Green Lantern John Stewart were on-site to battle them.