What was already said. "Helena Bertinelli" was an alias that Earth-2 Helena adopted. Yeah, Bertinelli was a real person on NuDC-Earth but most likely was only a "mafia princess" and not a costumed hero.
This clears the way for new stories,, ties up loose ends, and gets rid of excess continuity baggage that everyone is always bitching about anyway.
Yeah, I got that from the beginning. But I have to ask 2 questions.
1) What's so excessive about Bertnelli being the Huntress on Earth 0 and Wayne being the Earth 2 Huntress? In 5 days, we're going to have 2 Supermen, Batmen, Wonder Women (who all share the same civilian name), along with 2 Flashes, 5 Green Lanterns and a shit load of Robins. Even if only one could be Huntress, you still can't tell me that one or the other couldn't be running around at the same time.
2) Are you going to sit here and bet with me that Bertnelli is going to used in the next 2 - 5 years at this point? I don't know, but with the way DC has treated it's Post-CoIE developments, we're going to have to wait till at least Didio is out of the company before that happens.
So yeah, that subtext was never lost on me, but don't expect me to blindly hope. That's just not going to happen.