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    Barbara Gordon

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    Barbara Gordon is the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon. She is the most prominently known woman to don the mantle of Batgirl, and following an incident involving The Joker, became paralyzed. Confined to a wheelchair, Barbara nevertheless still helped Batman and friends as the information broker Oracle.

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    Barbara Gordon last edited by robertcallaghan on 03/29/21 01:43PM View full history



    As Batgirl, Barbara Gordon was the top female athlete in the comic universe. She was an expert at gymnastics and was also courageous. Barbara is the daughter of James Gordon, a police officer that is close friends with Batman and Robin. She was going to join the Olympics, however Barbara was inspired by the Dynamic Duo to become a hero. She began training herself in martial arts, and computer skills needed to become Batgirl. While she was still Batgirl, Barbara dated Dick Grayson, Robin at the time, but currently known as Nightwing. It was even serious enough for them to decide to become husband and wife. However, due to their crime fighting life Dick decided to call off the wedding. As Batgirl, Barbara has come up against the toughest of foes. These include Mr. Freeze, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and many others - but the skill of such trained killers were no match for Batgirl's skill and agility. She will be the second DLC character in Injustice: Gods Among Us.


    During Alan Moore's "The Killing Joke," Barbara Gordon was shot severing her spine. As a result Gordon is paralyzed from the waist down and retires the Batgirl persona. The paralysis causes Gordon to go into a state of depression. Training in information sciences allows Gordon to realize that her tremendous skills that could be deployed to fight crime. In a world increasingly centered on technology and information, she possesses skills that border on the line of superhuman. Gordon develops a genius-level intellect, photographic memory, deep knowledge of computers and electronics, expert skills as a hacker, and graduate training in library sciences. One night, Gordon has a dream in which an all-knowing woman, the Oracle at Delphi from Greek mythology, has her own face. As a result, Gordon then adopts "Oracle" as her codename.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Oracle is featured in Batman: Arkham Asylum as the voice on the other end of Batman's radio. She aids Batman by giving him advice, but is unable to give him other forms of remote assistance as the Joker has completely isolated the asylum, cutting it off from any external networks. She is voiced by Kimberly Brooks. She reprised the role in Batman: Arkham City.

    Batman: Arkham Knight

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    Barbara Gordon makes her first on-screen appearance in the Arkham series in Batman: Arkham Knight. She continues her role as field support for Batman, using her base in the Watchtower to provide intel in the battle against Scarecrow for Gotham City. Her father Commissioner Gordon thinks she has evacuated the city, unaware of her part in Batman's vigilante crusade. The Arkham Knight kidnaps her while Batman is busy in his attempt to stop Scarecrow from unleashing a fear toxin bomb that would plunge the entire East Coast into chaos. Batman makes for Scarecrow's hideout, finding Barbara trapped in a chamber. Scarecrow fills the chamber with his fear toxin. Batman witnesses Barbara lose her sanity, resulting in her shooting herself in the head upon seeing Batman.

    It is revealed later on that Batman was just experiencing another fear toxin-induced hallucination, and that Barbara is still alive as Scarecrow's hostage. Scarecrow uses her as leverage to force Gordon into shooting Batman in their confrontation on top of a construction site. She is thrown off the building anyway, but Batman swoops in to rescue her and takes her to the Gotham City Police Department. From there, she provides support once again to Batman. Together, they repel the rest of Scarecrow's militia forces that lay siege to GCPD.

    In the epilogue after initiating the Knightfall Protocol, she marries Tim Drake.

    The player takes control of her as a younger Barbara Gordon and Batgirl before the events of The Killing Joke and Batman: Arkham Asylum in the DLC "Batgirl: A Matter of Family".


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