In the No Man's Land storyline, an earthquake levels Gotham City. The United States government declares Gotham City a "No Man's Land," and Batman disappears. To bring order to the city, Huntress assumes the mantle of Batgirl, and she discovers criminals fear her more as Batgirl than they do as Huntress. When Batman returns, he tells her that if she fails him, she must give up the costume. After the "No Man's Land" storyline ends and she recuperates, Batman and his "family" become distant and combative again when she is framed for a series of murders.
Batman sponsors Huntress' membership in the Justice League, and for some time, Huntress is a respected member of the League. Under the guidance of heroes such as Superman, Helena grows in confidence but is forced to resign after Batman stops her from killing the villain Prometheus