23 Facts About Batgirl


Batgirl is the name of several fictional superheroines appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, depicted as female counterparts to the superhero Batman.

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Batgirl's subsequently appeared in Alan Moore's graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke where, in her civilian identity, she is shot by the Joker and left paraplegic.

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The Barbara Gordon version of Batgirl has been adapted into various media relating to the Batman franchise, including television, film, animation, video games, and other merchandise.

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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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Batgirl has appeared in DC Comics publications throughout the late 1960s and 1970s as a supporting character in Detective Comics, in addition to guest appearances in various titles such as Justice League of America, World's Finest Comics, The Brave and the Bold, Adventure Comics, and Superman.

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

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Batgirl's is deployed as a plot device to cement the Joker's vendetta against Commissioner Gordon and Batman.

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Since the series relaunch in September 2011, Batgirl has remained within the top 30 of the 300 best-selling monthly comic book publications sold in North America.

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Batgirl 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 October 2014, the monthly Batgirl title underwent a soft reboot with the new creative team Brenden Fletcher Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr and Maris Wicks .

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

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Batgirl has officially been represented by four different characters – and two claimants – beginning with her introduction in 1961.

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Batgirl's was later restored as Batgirl during The New 52 relaunch of the entire DC publication line in 2011.

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Batgirl's called herself Orphan for a while and became part of the Batman family as well as the Outsiders.

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Batgirl's maintained this position until 2011, the relaunch of the DC imprint under The New 52.

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

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Barbara Gordon initially conformed to hackneyed stereotypes as a dowdy librarian, but her transformation into Batgirl could be seen in retrospect as a symbol of the emerging female empowerment movement of the 1960s.

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Batgirl—now named Oracle—was in a wheelchair and remained so for many years.

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Cassandra Cain version of Batgirl, depicted as a biracial character, is notable as one of the most prominent characters of Asian descent to appear in American comic books.

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In 2012, Batgirl starred alongside Supergirl and Wonder Girl in Super Best Friends Forever, a series of shorts developed by Lauren Faust for the DC Nation block on Cartoon Network.

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Batgirl's appears in The Lego Batman Movie voiced by Rosario Dawson.

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Batgirl's appears in Lego Batman for the PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, and PlayStation Portable.

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In Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, The Barbara Gordon incarnation of Batgirl appears when Maxwell heads to Arkham Asylum to battle the Scarecrow.

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