47 Facts About Barbara Gordon


Barbara Gordon is a superheroine appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Batman.

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Barbara Gordon is the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon, the sister of James Gordon Jr.

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In 2011, as part of DC Comics The New 52 relaunch, Barbara Gordon recovered from her paralysis following a surgical procedure and returned as Batgirl.

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Barbara Gordon has since featured in the eponymous Batgirl monthly title as well as Birds of Prey and other Batman books.

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Barbara Gordon's has achieved similar popularity in the Modern Age of Comic Books under the Birds of Prey publication and as a disabled icon.

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Barbara Gordon appears in the third season of the HBO Max series Titans as the new commissioner of Gotham City portrayed by Savannah Welch.

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Barbara Gordon's Batgirl exceeded the earlier Bat-Girl and Batwoman characters in popularity, and readers requested for her to appear in other titles.

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Post-Crisis, Supergirl does not arrive on Earth until after Barbara Gordon has established herself as Oracle; many adventures she shared with Batgirl are retroactively described as having been experienced by Power Girl.

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Barbara Gordon's is subsequently featured in the 12-issue miniseries The Hacker Files .

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Barbara Gordon's serves as an information broker, gathering and disseminating intelligence to law enforcement organizations and members of the superhero community.

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Barbara Gordon's develops her upper-body strength and targeting skills with both firearms and batarangs.

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Barbara Gordon is a highly gifted child having graduated from high school early, but initially desires to join law enforcement as opposed to vigilantism in the previous origin myths.

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Barbara Gordon's manages to defeat Calculator, rendering the Anti-Life Equation's fragments useless.

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Montoya is flabbergasted upon discovering that "Commissioner Barbara Gordon's daughter" is a superhero.

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Barbara Gordon commented that while she "is an essential part of this team", she is not the focus of the series, as she is hesitant to be associated with the other characters because of their status as outlaws.

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In volume five of Batgirl, Barbara Gordon is a student attending Burnside College in the trendy Burnside neighborhood of Gotham City.

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Barbara Gordon's takes on the role during the Joker War storyline when the team needs a greater tactical advantage than ever to overcome the Joker's latest plot, and after her spinal support implant begins to show signs of overuse.

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Various alterations of the Barbara Gordon character have appeared in storylines published in and out of mainstream continuity titles.

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An alternate Barbara Gordon was adapted into Frank Miller's All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder as a teenage Batgirl.

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Barbara Gordon's has a strained relationship with her father and works with Dent to bring Batman down as both see him as a threat.

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Barbara Gordon's turns on Dent after a freak accident disfigured his face and drove him to become a criminal and attempted to arrest him, but her efforts were thwarted by Catwoman.

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One could argue that curing Barbara Gordon and allowing her to be Batgirl again would simply allow her to do more good fighting crime than she ever could in a wheelchair, but then you look insensitive to the ability and usefulness she has in other capacities as Oracle.

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In June 2011, DC announced that Barbara Gordon would be returning to the role of Batgirl in September 2011, in her own eponymous monthly comic, as part of a company-wide relaunch of all of their titles.

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At the time of her conception, Barbara Gordon's character was intended to reflect the women's liberation movement as an educated, career-oriented young woman, as well as a capable crimefighter.

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Barbara Gordon's sees that sometimes you have to kill to save lives.

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Barbara Gordon's would do anything to avoid using deadly force but, when push comes to shove, she'll drop the hammer.

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Barbara Gordon's has extensive skills with eskrima fighting sticks, small firearms, and batarangs; she customarily keeps a pair of eskrima sticks stored in the armrests of her wheelchair as a contingency.

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Barbara Gordon is written as having a genius-level intellect and naturally possessing a photographic memory.

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Barbara Gordon's is described by Gail Simone as the most intelligent member of the Batman family and among all characters having operated out of Gotham City.

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Barbara Gordon's is a skilled hacker, capable of retrieving and dispersing information from private satellites, military installations, government files, and the properties of Lex Luthor.

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Since her debut in the DC Comics publication, and fueled by her adaptation into the Batman television series in 1967, Barbara Gordon has been listed among fictional characters that are regarded as cultural icons.

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Barbara Gordon's appears in DC Super Hero Girls voiced by Mae Whitman in season 1 as Barbara Gordon and season 2 as Batgirl.

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Barbara Gordon's was extremely active physically for years, fighting alongside Batman.

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Barbara Gordon made her debut in the third season with Savannah Welch.

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Barbara Gordon's is in Batman: Dark Tomorrow for the first time as Oracle.

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Barbara Gordon's appears in LEGO Batman for the PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, and PlayStation Portable.

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Barbara Gordon's plays a supporting role as Oracle in Batman: Arkham Asylum for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, serving as Batman's guide through Arkham, and is voiced by Kimberly Brooks.

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Barbara Gordon's appears as the radio guide alongside Alfred Pennyworth, as they both serve as Batman's guides in the sequel, Batman: Arkham City.

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Barbara Gordon's is credited as "Gordon's Daughter", while the name "Barbara Gordon" is reserved for Commissioner Gordon's wife.

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Barbara Gordon's is a playable character in Injustice: Gods Among Us, with Kimberly Brooks reprising her role.

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Barbara Gordon has returned in Batman: Arkham Knight where she is voiced by Ashley Greene.

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Barbara Gordon appears in the 2017 animated film The Lego Batman Movie voiced by Rosario Dawson.

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Barbara Gordon's is introduced taking over from her father Jim Gordon to become the new Police Commissioner of Gotham.

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Barbara Gordon's later dons her cowl and teams up with Batman as Batgirl in addition to her role as Commissioner.

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Barbara Gordon's appears in the final episode portrayed by Jete Laurence, where she is taken hostage as the debut action of the new Joker, Gordon's attempt to save her being assisted by the new Batman.

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Barbara Gordon appears in Harley Quinn as a college student in the second-season episode "Riddle U" where she helps Harley and Poison Ivy take down the Riddler and is seen making her own Batgirl costume.

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Barbara Gordon's's portrayed by Savannah Welch in the third season of the HBO Max series Titans, where she's depicted as the commissioner of the Gotham City Police.

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