|Batgirl or Oracle|
|Barbara Gordon (Scenesys ID: 175)|
|Name:||Barbara Joan Gordon|
|Superalias:||Batgirl / Oracle|
|Residence:||Gotham and Metropolis|
|Education:||BS Forensic Psychology (GSU) and M.S in Law (Harvard)|
|Apparent Age:||27||Actual Age:||27|
|Date of Birth||23 Sep 1992||Played By||Jane Levy|
|Hair Color:||Red||Eye Color:||Green|
|Theme Song:||Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson|
The one, the only, Batgirl. Which isn't the whole story of course. She is also Oracle and the Police Comissioners daughter. Which role does she need to play and where can change very dynamically but she is up for the challenge.
* 1992: Born September 23rd 1992 in Gotham to James and Barbara Eileen Gordon
* 1992-2003: Exceptionally bright child soaring through school once she entered it while her Dad was a rising star in GCPD.
* 2003: Mother left them when Babs was 11
* 2004: Her father starts talking about a new vigilante which intrigues the 12 year old
* 2005: Batman's first credible sighting. Barbara becomes obsessed.
* 2006: Barbara's obsession only intensifies after she catches her father having a secret meeting the Batman. She has her dad enroll her in martial arts classes. Thinking self defense training would be good he concedes.
* 2007: Genius Wiz Kid graduates highschool early and enrolls at Gotham State University. Also earns her black belt in Kung Fu.
* 2009 Spring: Graduates GSU with honors in two years with her Bachelors in Forensic Psychology at age 17. Also earns her black belt in Jujitsu.
* 2009 Summer: After her father laughs about her desire to go into the FBI she crashes a party hosted by the GPCD for Charity with a homemade Batgirl costume to spite her father. Coincidently Killer Moth also crashed the party and while she saved Bruce Wayne, she eventually had the tables turned on her and was saved by Batman and Robin.
* 2009 Fall: Ends up joining the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder in their crusade against Crime in Gotham as Batgirl officially.
* 2011: The Joker striking out at the Gordon family cripples Barbara and tortures her father.
* 2011-2016: Barbara may not be able to walk but her mind is still a wonder. She adopted the identity of Oracle and built the Clocktower with Bruce's funding. She was the eyes and ears of the Bat Family operations. She also founded a team of female heroes called The Birds of Prey during this time period guiding them as Oracle as well. On a personal front she built out a very lucrative Green Energy business with offices in Gotham and Metropolis. She also never stopped working out and learning martial arts during this time period, though she was limited by her paralysis in the range of forms.
* 2017: With her father's assistance and Wayne Medical's innovation Barbara was able to have an operation and receive a cybernetic implant in the nape of her neck restoring her ability to walk.
* 2018: After a year of recovery, intense physical therapy, and additional training, Barbara took up the Batgirl cowl again.
Bright Side of Life:
Despite everything she has been through, she still finds time to enjoy the little things. She is fast on her feet with quips and flirts. Ready to offer a smile and encouragement to her teammates and members of the family. You need to find humor in life and the sunshine or it is too easy to drown in darkness.
She is dedicated to Batman's crusade. She has a driving need for justice and to help people. Despite the setbacks both personal and to Gotham as a whole she has never given up the fight for what is right.
She spent enough time training with Batman and assuming the Batgirl and Oracle personas as well as Barbara Gordon to be able to adapt herself to many situations. She knows how to seamlessly blend between roles and outward perceptions of her personality like a pro.
Babs maintains a rigorous training routine to keep her body and skills sharp and honed. Doubly so since she has come back from her crippling injury knowing she can never let that happen again.
The stuff they don't train you in schools or even martial arts classes. She has learned from the very best when it comes to esoteric skills of the Bat Family. Things like ninja grade stealth, ziplines, grapple guns, bat-a-rangs, combat driving, combat flying, and so many more it would take too long to list.
She is pretty much the best out there when it comes to computers. This includes hacking, where she is an expert computer hacker. She is able to breach the highest security systems and has backdoors into the alphabet soup of Government Agencies. She is also by far the most computer literate of the Bat-family, and one of best users of computers worldwide. She is always improving and tinkering with both her Oracle Array and the BatComputer to make them better. Her skills are essentially rivaled by none.
Barbara took up being a ballerina as a young girl and while she never did anything with it she was quite talented.
She is a world class detective trained by Batman himself and raised by Commissioner Gordon. Barbara easily holds her own on a team of the world's greatest detectives. Some of the skills she has mastered include Interrogation, Intimidation, Investigation, Forensics, Leadership, Lock Picking, and countless others.
Barbara was and continues to be a Whiz Kid. Part of her edge is her Eidetic Memory which allows her to recall anything she has ever seen. She has put that to use in a variety of ways that include business management of her very successful green energy company. Also her multilingualism covering fluent Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and lesser familiarity with a variety of other languages. The degrees in Forensic Psychology and Law with a variety of other scholarly subjects not covered with official degrees.
Nothing has truly broken her. She has been through hell and back thanks to the Joker but she persevered. She has the crusade and a focus that will see her through. While she may not have the fortitude of Will that Bruce has, there is a reason he trusts her to do right by the mission.
Barbara is a trained martial artist. She was trained by a variety of masters over the years including of course Batman. Some of the formal styles mastered include Boxing, Jujutsu, Karate, Dragon Style Kung Fu, Judo, and Eskrima.
As part of the Bat Family, Barbara has access to technology and allies that help her keep up with the demands of her vigilante life. This includes cutting edge tech, the Batcomputer, and most importantly, it's other members.
This is by far her favorite mode of transport. She has had one since before her injury. Several in fact since it is almost a running joke how often these things get destroyed fighting crime. Still she prefers this to a batmobile or batwing anyday.
Birds of Prey:
While she may not be Oracle anymore she built up a fantastic group of teammates, allies, and resources while she led them. That network of heroes hasn?t vanished just because she can walk again and take the fight directly to the streets once more.
She is the beloved daughter of the GCPD. She knows the precincts, the beat cops, the detectives, and as long as she doesn?t do anything too outlandish has an extreme amount of access and contacts.
All of the bat family gear you would expect. Bat-a-rangs, smoke pellets, explosive pellets, grapple guns, bat shark spray, and the like.
She has her own green energy business and also the ability to fall back on Bruce if she really needed to. All said she is doing very well for herself.
She designed and built out a truly impressive computer system and AI while she was working as Oracle. Those resources haven?t vanished just because she is out in the street and remains accessible remotely while on missions.
She has a small collection in the Clocktower ranging from a couple versions of the original batgirl suit from before her injury to the current marvel she is wearing. Not quite as death defying as when she was younger the current suit is much better armored both because technology came a long way in the five years she was benched and also due to the new suits design.
She has her own share as Batgirl on one hand and Oracle on the other. When you add the Bat Family to it she has a very large Rogue's Gallery of her own at this point. Not to mention her father's collection of enemies who might strike at her to get at him like the Joker did.
Barbara's loyalties to the Bat-Family are certainly a strength, but they can also be a weakness. She will go to the aid of anyone in this group when called, so it can be turned against her by villains. She would go to the aid of her father without question -- and again, this link and loyalty could be turned against her. When you do a job as dangerous as the one she does at night, having people you love is a huge risk because they can be used to take you down. It doesn't mean she'll give them up, though.
Babs had experimental surgery after her shooting. There is an implant at the base of her brain that connects to her lower spine. This bypasses the missing section of spine and allows her to use her legs and function normally. The downside is if the implant is damaged or malfunctions she could become paralyzed and/or suffer brain damage. This could occur from severe shocks, EMPs, and also powers such as technokinesis.
Barbara was paralyzed after being shot by the Joker. While she may have overcome it with a groundbreaking medical implant the fact is without it she is still paralyzed.
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|Popups Are A Plague||March 26th, 2021||Jessica gets a scared by a call from Oracle, she fears it might be something more purple on the other side.|
|Looking for answers in Shadowed places||March 16th, 2021||Oracle learns a great deal about Natasha, and decides she needs to meet this woman.|
|Sad Demon in a Clocktower||March 9th, 2021||Dishonor on everyone! Dishonor on YOU.. Dishonor on your COW... Mulan, food, family. Assassins and Orphans.|
|Munch Box for breakfast||March 7th, 2021||After a night of patrols and hard work, Barbara, Jason and Stephanie gather for breakfast at The Munch Box.|
|Getting To See The Commish||February 27th, 2021||Jim Gordon stops by the Clocktower with coffee and donuts for Barbara. He finds Stephanie Brown there allegedly working on homework, before Barbara returns to update him on her ongoing problems with her legs.|
|The Beast in the Locker||February 16th, 2021||The Beast's Paw makes their play and finds that the vigilantes of Gotham are more then up to the case. The stash of military grade weaponry remains in the GCPD custody. For now.|
|Tables, ladders, and chair||February 14th, 2021||Babs and Kate return from the Winter Festival and Babs reveals that the experimental device that fixed her spinal injury is failing. Kate is already planning solutions.|
|Gotham U Winter Fest (And Steph's Birthday)||February 10th, 2021||A winter festival at the Gotham U campus draws people from all over. The funnel cakes were the hit of the event.|
|Mos Eisley dug out||January 29th, 2021||Babs comes to the Dugout to leave listening devices and runs into Harley Quinn. They share a beer and terrify poor Ron. Think of the children.|
|Goliaths Win! ...in a riot||January 2nd, 2021||The riot comes to an end. But the questions are just beginning...|
|Let's Define 'Technically Adopted'||December 30th, 2020||Kate and Charlie have a quick talk. Babs helps mediate.|
|The Shadow knows and the Oracle sees||December 14th, 2020||No description|
|Invitation to the Tower||November 27th, 2020||Babs invites Charlie to come stay at the Tower and lays down the Word of the Oracle.|
|Revenge of the Paw||November 22nd, 2020||The violence in Gotham is dealt with. For now. Will the Bat Clan hunt down Frank Castle? Will the city develop a squirrel proof dumpster? And who will track down the hidden hand behind the Paw of the Beast first? The Bat Family or Shiva?|
|Birds of Prey: Flock Together||November 17th, 2020||The Birds of Prey raid Consolidated Shipping and find evidence of private military contractors overseas, electronics fabrication and body armor research. They also find a surprisingly powerful computer the company was trying to reverse engineer, and take it with them.|
|Legacies||November 14th, 2020||Barbara and Bruce surprise Stephanie with a Batgirl costume, and trusting her with Barbara's legacy. Cass speaks!|
|She just dropped in||November 5th, 2020||Karen stops by to check on Barbara. There is pizza tribute.|
|Following In Her Footsteps||October 18th, 2020||No description|
|Court of Owls: Can't Stop The Signal...Or Can You||September 26th, 2020||Batman and Batgirl brainstorm on ways of mapping the Gotham Undercity, in search of the Court of Owls.|
|The day after isn't her birthday||September 24th, 2020||It's the day after Babs birthday. Always bet on Dinah to over sell.|
|Mortal Wombat||September 23rd, 2020||Charlie gets a serious Training session from Orphan and Batgirl. School of Hard Knocks.|
|Ulterior Motives: Metrpolis edition||September 22nd, 2020||Batgirl comes BACK to Metropolis to see Power Girl. There are probably ulterior motives.|
|In times of crisis you should always consult the Oracle.||September 22nd, 2020||With her tracking software disabled Vivian Vision decides to go hunting for Red Room spies in the State Department. Instead she runs into Oracle, one of the legendary figures of cyberspace.|
|Just airing out||September 17th, 2020||Babs is in Metropolis dealing with dayjob business and stays behind for a night out on the rooftops where she has an impromptu meet and therapy with Power Girl.. who has her own stuff going on. And now for live coverage of the wrap party... Bill.
Bill: It's an ugly planet... a BUG planet.
|MisAdventures in Gotham||September 17th, 2020||Spoiler and Batgirl have an EPIC teamup and totes think Misfit is awesome|
|What does the Shadow know||September 12th, 2020||Batgirl is out boosting the signal for her Oracle Array when she receives word of a deal in chinatown... and runs into the Shadow. Fate or folly, Babs is on the hunt.|
|Old Furniture Is Still New Furniture||September 8th, 2020||Cassandra parachutes into Stephanie's apartment (don't ask) and Barbara joins them to watch Dirty Dancing, compare wounds and talk about men|
|Court of Owls: Two By Two||September 2nd, 2020||Batgirl and Spoiler have their own encounter with the talons... and it goes as well has it has for the rest of the Bats so far...|
|Glimmer In House||August 20th, 2020||Batgirl shows Glimmer around the Bird's Nest and talks about the young heroine's she wants some help training and providing alternative approaches to.|
|A Searching We Will Go||August 2nd, 2020||Batgirl, Red Hood and Spoiler track some shipments from a business owned by underworld interests, and take down the small drug lab they find at the destination.|
|Bat Helpdesk||July 21st, 2020||Dick catches Babs upgrading the Bat Computer. They discuss Julia Pennyworth and family issues.|
|Flamebirb meet Firebirb||July 5th, 2020||Flamebird and Firebird met. One of them invited the other into the Birds of Prey. This isn't the least bit confusing no.|
|The One And Only Birds Of Prey||June 28th, 2020||No description|
|Batkids and Friends||June 21st, 2020||Dumplings and drama, Bat Family, clean up on aisle 14.|
|A Gotham Graduation Party||June 20th, 2020||Friends and family gather for Stephanie's graduation party. No one is stabbed nor drowned. This was deemed a great success.|
|The Sweet Smell of Success||June 19th, 2020||Batgirl and Spoiler apprehend Rat Catcher, then have an unexpected encounter with Harley Quinn|
|Gotham Calling||June 1st, 2020||Batgirl comes calling to find out if Harley is as legit as people say. Jury still out.|
|With a Side of Mustard||May 12th, 2020||The Batlings run afoul of Condiment King; Batman provides ominous commentary.|
|A Change in the Detente||April 26th, 2020||With Tim Drake and Jason Todd both metamorphed into gorillas, the Bat-Fam takes on the problem as a team to find a way to treat the two vigilantes and cure their affliction.|
|Flocking Together||April 14th, 2020||Batgirl and Sparrow interview two new Bird or Bird Adjacent Heroines and hook them up with Oracle-Tech|
|Limos are for Bat Birthdays||March 30th, 2020||Bruce Wayne's birthday party. It ends about as well as one would expect. Not well.|
|Rock Climbing In Manhattan's East Side||March 28th, 2020||Barbara shows up to join Roberto and Stephanie at a rock climbing gym|
|Original Boy Wonder Turns 26||March 22nd, 2020||Dick Grayson's birthday sees the Batfamily head out to Harlem's Paradise to celebrate.|
|Spider In the Belfry||March 17th, 2020||Zee brings Ghost Spider by to meet with Batgirl to talk about other dimensions and Birds of Prey|
|Spoiling for the Fight||March 14th, 2020||Babs invites Stephanie for a serious talk in the Clocktower. She does the batman routine. Then when Stephanie passes the test she offers to equip and teach her.|
|Maker's Debutante||March 13th, 2020||Zatanna hosts a party for some of the magically inclined, and a new magic user gets to show off and make contacts!|
|The First and the Scion||March 12th, 2020||The rest of the bay group get to meet Bruce's biological son, hijinxs ensue. Damian's head gets bumped, Dick shows his daddy issues. Batman does the shadow thing, it was overall a gas.|
|Birds of a Feather||March 12th, 2020||Carrie comes to visit Babs and talk about crime fighting. Barbara encourages her to go for it when she declares she is doing it with or without being Robin.|
|BOP - Bird in the Hand...||March 7th, 2020||Batgirl meets a Songbird. They have a talk about second chances and being a hero.|
|On the Hunt||March 6th, 2020||Batgirl and Orphan investigate the supposed headquarters of the new gang cutting down the mafiosos of Gotham. Turns out it's a short kid, oh and he may be Batman's son.|
|BoP - Catching Up||March 1st, 2020||Babs and Zee catchup. Zee nudges and Babs admits she has thought about gathering Birds again after Genosha. Now they have an assignment to explore.|
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