Yvonne Craig, best known as Batgirl, dies at 78
Burt Ward, Yvonne Craig, and Adam West in 'Batman.' goes to Betty Kane, introduced as a love interest for Robin in the comics in even assume that the story was meant to be complimentary to Batgirl at the time, She also uses a computer dating service to find a criminal (Robbins and. "Were not dating" Batgirl said in defensive tone. I had fun last night" Catwoman said then backflip away; Robin and Batgirl chased after her.
The two only interacted as friends as well as partners, due to this Dick devolped a crush on Barbara. Batgirl also appeared in The Adventures of Batman as she works in the District Attorney's office instead of being a libarian in the comics.
She also appeared in The New Adventures of Batman who served a major role in the cartoon. Batgirl appears in Batman The Animated Series where Barbara decides to investigate dressed in a Batman-style costume and Robin tries to stop her but rips the back of the mask and revealing Barbara's flowing red hair.
Barbara then decides to redesign her costume to make it look different than Batman's. SubZero in which she appeared and was kidnapped by Mr. Freeze and Batman and Robin try to locate her and rescue her. Batgirl also appeared in The New Batman Adventures where she is now voiced by Tara Strong and becomes a main character in the series and serves as Batman's main partner. Her outfit was redesigned to look more like her classic comic book colors.
It's the anniversary of his parents' deaths and Dick visits Gotham Cemetery. When he arrives, someone is already waiting for him there T - English - Friendship - Chapters: DickxBabs shippers, please review and criticise!
Robin wants to know what it is. Hilarity and awesomeness ensues. Best friends who sleep with each other. That's all there is to it. T - English - Romance - Chapters: There they meet Megan, Conner, and Rocky who join in on their group. As they work their way to their goal they start to realize they are closer to superheroes themselves. Spitfire, Cheshroy, Supermartian, Dibs. This fanfic mentions sex scenes and has light descriptions of sex itself and some make out sessions.
Of course it was bound to happen. Requested by crunchydill on Tumblr. Part 2 of Satellites on Parade's 'Routines'. T - English - Humor - Chapters: Dick wanted Zatanna to go, but instead gets stuck with Barbara. Babs thinks he still has feelings for Zatanna but little does she know, Dick has always had a special place in his heart for Barbara.
And the design went into the drawer. Some argue that the Barbara Gordon character provides a greater service to DC Comics and its readers in her current status, regardless of the events which preceded Oracle's creation. I feel very proud for my part in creating Oracle. What makes the runaway success of the Oracle character more remarkable is that it began during an era where bleak heroes with big guns were ruling the day. Without much fanfare, Barbara Gordon has become the most popular handicapped character since Charles Xavier.
In fact, Oracle's nature as a handicapped superhero and a role model is almost never mentioned by the company or fans There WAS some idea of her being a role model, I think We wanted her to cope with what had happened to her and becoming, in many ways, more effective as Oracle than she ever was as Batgirl.
And we knew that others with disabilities might look at her and feel good reading about her I don't think people 'dance around' her disabilities as they don't want to focus on them but on her character.
These shouldn't be stories about a disabled person; they are stories about a compelling fascinating character who HAPPENS to be in a wheelchair and I think that's correct. Barbara isn't her handicap; there's more to her than that. In her original adventures during the Silver Age of Comics, Batgirl is depicted as a librarian by day, and a spirited crime-fighter by night. In her debut story, while driving to a costume ball dressed as a female version of Batman, Barbara Gordon intervenes in a kidnapping attempt on Bruce Wayne by the villainous Killer Moth, attracting the Dark Knight's attention and leading to a crime-fighting career.
After a handful of guest appearances in Batman stories, she was given her own back-up strip in Detective Comics. The character was fleshed out considerably, with the shy, mousy, bookworm version of Barbara Gordon giving way to a more modern, confident character. Devoid of her plain-Jane glasses and hair bun, Barbara dates a succession of boyfriends, including Vietnam-veteran-turned-private-investigator Jason Bard.
Supergirl and Batgirl encounter again in Adventure Comics when both heroines separately investigate a female criminal gang. Her back-up stories appear sporadically in Detective Comics until the mids. Although she occasionally partners with Robin, she more frequently works with Jason Bard, a Vietnam War veteran with a chronic knee injury who becomes a private detective.
Bard is a romantic interest of Barbara's, as well. Batgirl reveals her secret identity to her father who had already discovered it on his ownand serves as a member of the U. She moves to Washington, D. Batgirl also guest-starred in other Superman related titles such as of Adventure Comics, and in Superman Familywhere she teams with Supergirl.
Batgirl was one of the main features in the book, frequently teaming with Robin. Batgirl meets Batwoman in Batman Family 10, when the retired superheroine returns to crime-fighting. The two fight Killer Moth and The Cavalierand learn about each other's secret identities. When Batman Family ended at issue 20, stories featuring these characters were merged with Detective Comics, beginning with issue inand Batgirl continued her adventures there.
Even after the "Batman Family" feature left Detective Comics, Batgirl continued to appear in the back-up stories through issue October Barbara Gordon as portrayed early in her Batgirl career. Crisis on Infinite Earths, a limited mini-series published inwas written in order to reduce the complex history of DC Comics to a single continuity.
Although Batgirl is a featured character, her role is relatively small- she delivers Supergirl's eulogy at the conclusion of the story. Post-Crisis, Supergirl does not arrive on Earth until Gordon has established herself as Oracle; many adventures she shared with Batgirl are now retroactively described as having been experienced by Power Girl.
In Secret Origins Batgirl and the Golden Age Dr. Within the storyline, Gordon recounts the series of events that lead to her career as Batgirl, including her first encounter with Batman as a child, studying martial arts under the tutelage of a sensei, memorizing maps and blue prints of the city, excelling in academics in order to skip grades and pushing herself to become a star athlete.
Exit Batgirl, Enter Oracle The Modern Age of Comic Books had significant changes to the comic book industry as characters became darker and psychologically complex, abandoning the light-hearted themes of earlier ages. After her back-up series of stories ended, Barbara Gordon continued to be Batgirl, but increasingly felt inconsequential in a world filled with super-powered heroes.
The bullet severs her spine, permanently paralyzing her from the waist down. Gordon is grief-stricken upon learning the extent of her injuries, as is her ally and off-on again lover Dick Grayson, the original Robin currently known as Nightwing. Initially, Gordon's paralysis plunges her into a state of reactive depression.
However, she soon realizes that her aptitude for and training in information sciences have provided her with tremendous skills that could be deployed to fight crime.
In a world increasingly centered on technology and information, she possesses a genius-level intellect; photographic memory; deep knowledge of computers and electronics; expert skills as a hacker; and graduate training in library sciences.
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One night, Gordon has a dream in which an all-knowing woman similar to Oracle at Delphi of Greek mythology has her own face, it's then that she adopts "Oracle" as her codename. She serves as an information broker, gathering and disseminating intelligence to law enforcement organizations and members of the superhero community.
Year One," Oracle also trains under the tutelage of Richard Dragon, one of DC's premier martial artists, to engage in combat using eskrima from her wheelchair. She develops her upper-body strength and targeting skills with both firearms and batarangs. Year One 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.
Former Batgirl Birds of Prey Following her paralysis and recovery from depression, Oracle founds the Birds of Prey, a team of female heroes, whom she employs as agents and extended members of the Batman team. After her unsuccessful partnership with Power Girl, Oracle later joins forces with the superheroine Black Canary.
They form the nucleus of the Birds of Prey organization. While Oracle serves as the basic head of operations, Black Canary becomes her full-time employee and field agent. During the cross-over event War Games, Black Mask commandeers Oracle's computers and satellites and engages in a fight to the death with Batman.
In order to prevent Batman from killing his adversary, Oracle initiates the Clock Tower's self-destruct sequence, provoking Batman to rescue her rather than continue the battle.
This results in the destruction of Gordon's home and headquarters in the clock tower. Subsequently, Oracle decides to move on, and leaves Gotham City altogether. She cuts her ties with Batman, and after a temporary world trip with her team, relocates to Metropolis.
In the events comprising Gail Simone's Birds of Prey: Between Dark and Dawnand Birds of Prey: