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Bridget Clancy

Bludhaven Ally
Dick Grayson’s Landlady

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History


Bridget Clancy is an Irish immigrant of Chinese descent. She left Hong Kong when she was an infant and was adopted by a family who raised her in Ireland. As she entered adulthood, she moved to the United States to attend college. Afterward, she settled in Bludhaven. There she became a landlady at 1013 Parkthorne Avenue, which became home to a diverse group of residents, including Dick Grayson, Jonathan Law, Michael “Mutt” Hogan, Hank “Hero” Hogan, and a former Arkham inmate known as Amygdala.

Bridget, who prefers to be called Clancy, was well loved by all of her tenants. With an Irish lilt, this Chinese beauty makes grungy overalls look appealing. Clancy is a genuinely warm-hearted, no-nonsense gal who can tackle just about any construction job. Nonetheless, she has the yearning to be a doctor in order to help people. She has a tough exterior behind which she hides her emotions.


Clancy has trouble scheduling a date with the elusive Mr. Grayson,
as seen in NIGHTWING #1/2 [1997].

Unknown to Clancy and the others, Dick Grayson became her guardian angel of sorts. He has even secretly provided the funds needed to keep the building from being taken over, saving the tenants from eviction.

Clancy took an immediate liking to the handsome Grayson when he moved in, even though he has more than once had to cut short a date with her due to his costumed life as Nightwing. Dick tried to make it up to her, but didn’t quite realize the extent of the crush she has on him. Clancy, in her spirited way, hides from Dick the intensity of her feelings by playing off how serious she really is. While she continued to pretend she and Dick were just good buddies, she had actually fallen deeply in love with him.

Clancy tries to clarify her relationship with Dick Grayson,
and gets a heartbreaking answer in NIGHTWING #43 [2000].

Clancy had a dream come true when a scholarship from Wayne Industries allowed her to enroll in medical school. Meanwhile, she pressed for a more intimate relationship with Dick. Eventually, Clancy accepted that Dick’s heart belonged to another – Barbara Gordon – and she left Bludhaven to start her life anew.

Clancy has resurfaced in New York City, where she is studying clinical psychology. Currently, Clancy has started a psychiatric residency at Bellevue Hospital.

Pictured: Bridget Clancy, Jonathan Law, Michael “Mutt” Hogan,
Hank “Hero” Hogan, and Amygdala.

 

A 2001 Nighwing commission by Scott McDaniel.

Essential Reading


Nightwing #6 [1997]: Dick Grayson finally meets his landlady face to face: a charming Asian girl with an Irish brogue named Bridget Clancy.
Nightwing #12 [1997]: A street urchin is saved by Nightwing, Michael (Mutt) is then adopted by Hank Hogan. A team of doctors work to save Dudley Soames’ life. Tad continues his vigilante activities. Batman appears in Dick’s apartment.
Nightwing #13-15 [1997]: Clancy welcomes new tenant John Law – formerly the costumed adventurer known as the Tarantula.
Nightwing #31 [1999]: When Clancy is threatened with foreclosure, Dick secretly provides funds for the building.
Nightwing #89 [2004]: The apartment building is bombed by Blockbuster. Of all the tenants, only Amygdala survives.
Infinite Crisis #4 [2005]: The Society of Super Villains drops the radioactive creature known as Chemo on Bludhaven.
Nightwing #118 [2006]: It’s One Year Later…and why is Nightwing hiding out in New York City? Clancy reappears in New York City studying psychology as a resident at Bellevue.



Sources for this entry: DC Universe Role-Playing Games: Sourcebooks and Manuals [ West End Games], DC Secret Files, supplemented by titanstower.com


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