12 years ago - 6-year-old Cissie's father dies. Her mother Bonnie King begins training her obsessively to follow in her footsteps.
4 years ago - 14-year-old Cissie adopts her Arrowette identity & joins Young Justice. When she nearly kills someone, she chooses to retire, emancipating herself from Bonnie King .
Young Justice was a remarkably underrated book, setting the groundwork for the next decade of legacy stories but also creating incredibly well-realized characters, functioning as a successor to George Perez's Teen Titans. Arrowette was a great example of this, a character with such a great internal life that he career as a superhero is the least interesting thing about her.
Her relationship with her mother is so very human, we immediately understand her. Her ability to transcend her mother's expectations of her, thanks largely to the personal growth she experienced by having a close-knit group of friends, is one of the absolute best character arcs comics have given us.
we go well out of our way to make these characters stories make sense and it's a rare treat when their journey is already so well told.