History Characters / Batgirl

22nd Aug '17 6:34:10 PM Scabbard
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* FanGirl: how she started her crime-fighting career: she went dressed in a Batman outfit to a costume party. She's pretty much an ascended cosplayer. Compared to her predecessor Bette, though, Barbara has always been portrayed as open-eyed and level-headed about it, avoiding the StalkerWithACrush vibe that made Bette less popular.

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* FanGirl: how How she started her crime-fighting career: she went dressed in a Batman outfit to a costume party. She's pretty much an ascended cosplayer. Compared to her predecessor Bette, though, Barbara has always been portrayed as open-eyed and level-headed about it, avoiding the StalkerWithACrush vibe that made Bette less popular.
24th Jul '17 3:16:54 PM smokeycut
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* IntergenerationalFriendship: She developed one with Clayface, shortly after his HeelFaceTurn, even performing Shakespeare with him on occasion.


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* OddFriendship: She developed one with Clayface shortly after his HeelFaceTurn, largely due to the fact that she understands what it feels like to be an outsider.
24th May '17 5:18:50 PM troodos
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* ExtremeOmnivore: It doesn't get much more impressive than ''eating Lovecraftian horrors from the Shadowlands''.



* LivingShadow: In her disguise as The Nothing, she uses the Shadow Thief's belt to become this.



* TheMole: In the Justice League Elite for the JLA.



* PlatonicLifePartners: With Tim.

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* PlatonicLifePartners: With Tim. Sometimes goes into LikeBrotherAndSister.


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* SuperSpeed: In one issue she ''outruns a bullet''.
8th May '17 11:24:33 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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A character named Betty Kane was the Bat-Girl for seven appearances in the 1960s, but is usually not considered an official Batgirl.

For Helena Bertinelli (Batgirl II), see the ComicBook/{{Huntress}} page.

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A character named Betty Kane was the Bat-Girl for seven appearances in the 1960s, but is usually not considered an official Batgirl.

Batgirl. For Helena Bertinelli (Batgirl II), her tropes, see the ComicBook/{{Huntress}} page.Characters/BatmanAndBatFamily
8th May '17 11:22:51 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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[[folder:Batgirl III / Black Bat / '''Orphan II''' (Cassandra Cain)]]

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[[folder:Batgirl III II / Black Bat / '''Orphan II''' (Cassandra Cain)]]



[[folder: '''Spoiler''' / Robin IV / Batgirl IV (Stephanie Brown)]]

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[[folder: '''Spoiler''' / Robin IV / Batgirl IV III (Stephanie Brown)]]
23rd Apr '17 7:51:41 PM Golondrina
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* ARealManIsAKiller: subversion.


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* ARealManIsAKiller: Subversion.
31st Mar '17 7:59:52 PM Doug86
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** In the 60s, she was at least seven years older than [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Dick Grayson]]. However, it wasn't until the 90s (after ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'') when Creator/{{DC}} began to seriously push the Grayson-Gordon relationship, where her age is implied to be much closer to that of Dick's, due to them being ChildhoodFriends. In Batgirl: Year One, she seems to be 2-3 years older, at most.

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** In the 60s, she was at least seven years older than [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Dick Grayson]]. However, it wasn't until the 90s (after ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'') when Creator/{{DC}} Creator/DCComics began to seriously push the Grayson-Gordon relationship, where her age is implied to be much closer to that of Dick's, due to them being ChildhoodFriends. In Batgirl: Year One, she seems to be 2-3 years older, at most.
11th Mar '17 8:02:31 AM smokeycut
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* HappilyAdopted: Pre-''Flashpoint'', she was Bruce Wayne's adopted daughter.
15th Feb '17 11:31:01 PM rafi
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For Helena Bertinelli (Batgirl II), see the Characters/BatmanSupportingCast page.

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For Helena Bertinelli (Batgirl II), see the Characters/BatmanSupportingCast ComicBook/{{Huntress}} page.
11th Feb '17 12:31:51 AM narm00
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Of course, all good things must come to an end. When she resurfaces in the ''One Year Later'' continuity jump, she has, for some reason, joined Deathstroke's "Titans East" as a villain and re-donned her Batgirl costume. What's more, her personality was twisted into that of a stereotypical DragonLady, all due to ExecutiveMeddling. Attempts to explain this away with Deathstroke's brainwashing drugs generally proved fruitless.

Eventually, she regained the mantle of Batgirl. As of the latest "Batgirl" series, Cass has relinquished the mantle to the Spoiler following Bruce Wayne's "death". Upon his return, Wayne has founded Batman Incorporated, and he and Tim have approached her to become the Black Bat, a member of the team operating in Hong Kong.

She did not make any appearances for a long time after the ComicBook/New52 reboot, but as of October 2015, Cassandra is now officially back in the picture with issue #1 of ComicBook/BatmanAndRobinEternal. At the end of that series, she takes the codename "Orphan" after her father, although she's on the Bat's side.[[hardline]]

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Of course, all good things must come to an end. When she resurfaces resurfaced in the ''One Year Later'' continuity jump, time-skip, she has, had, for some reason, joined Deathstroke's "Titans East" as a villain and re-donned her Batgirl costume. What's more, her personality was twisted into that of a stereotypical DragonLady, all due to ExecutiveMeddling. Attempts to explain this away with Deathstroke's brainwashing drugs generally proved fruitless.

Eventually, she regained the mantle of Batgirl. As Batgirl, but as of the latest 2009 "Batgirl" series, Cass has she relinquished the mantle to the Spoiler following Bruce Wayne's "death". Upon his return, Wayne has founded Batman Incorporated, and he and Tim have approached her to become the Black Bat, a member of the team operating in Hong Kong.

She did not make any appearances for a long time after the ComicBook/New52 reboot, but as of October 2015, Cassandra is now officially came back in the picture with issue #1 of ComicBook/BatmanAndRobinEternal. At the end of that series, she takes the codename "Orphan" after her father, although she's on the Bat's side.[[hardline]]



* AmbiguousDisorder: According to WordOfGod, Cassandra is neurologically atypical, though James Tynion IV has decided to avoid labeling exactly what disorders Cassandra has, so as to avoid stereotyping people with specific neurological disorders. Pre-''Flashpoint'' she was confirmed to be dyslexic, but any other disorders were unnamed.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: According to WordOfGod, Cassandra is neurologically atypical, though James Tynion IV has decided to avoid labeling exactly what disorders Cassandra has, so as to avoid stereotyping people with specific neurological disorders.
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Pre-''Flashpoint'' she was confirmed to be dyslexic, but any other disorders were unnamed.



* BookDumb: Originally, she barely was able to speak and couldn't read at all (she had trouble reading the words ''it was''). Then, during her FaceHeelTurn, she miraculously gained the ability to speak and read perfectly. As of ''Rebirth'', she's back to being illiterate and unable to speak more than a few words at a time.
* ButNotTooForeign: Half Asian, half white. This is emphasized by the fact that, DependingOnTheArtist, she has blue or green eyes (very improbable for a half-Asian person).

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* BookDumb: Originally, she barely was able to speak and couldn't read at all (she had trouble reading the words ''it was''). Then, during her FaceHeelTurn, she miraculously gained the ability to speak and read perfectly. As of ''Rebirth'', ''DC Rebirth'', she's back to being illiterate and unable to speak more than a few words at a time.
* ButNotTooForeign: Half Asian, half white. This is emphasized by the fact that, DependingOnTheArtist, she has can have blue or green eyes (very improbable for a half-Asian person).



* DanceBattler: Post-''Flashpoint'', she works ballet moves into her fighting style.



* DanceBattler: Post-''Flashpoint'', she works ballet moves into her fighting style.



* DragonLady: During her FaceHeelTurn. Not only does she monologue in Navajo, she starts to flirts with Robin.

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* DragonLady: During her FaceHeelTurn. Not only does she monologue in Navajo, she starts to flirts flirt with Robin.



* TheFettered: Post-''Flashpoint''. She's able to see numerous ways to kill her opponents, and has to focus, has to restrain herself, to make non-lethal attacks. This was touched on a few times in Pre-''Flashpoint'' continuity, but not given as much focus.



* HeroicVow: What ThouShaltNotKill is to her post-''Flashpoint'': she's able to see numerous ways to kill her opponents, and has to focus, has to restrain herself, to make non-lethal attacks. This was touched on a few times in pre-''Flashpoint'' continuity, but not given as much focus.



* LukeIAmYourFather: Pre-''Flashpoint'', it took her some time to find out David Cain was her father by blood, not adoption.



** Her post-''Flashpoint'' origin changes up a number of things: Her father raised her as he did as a secret project, an example for Mother, his superior, of the effectiveness of the "old ways" of reshaping a child into a desired tool through trauma (however, Mother wasn't happy when she found out he'd been hiding Cass from her). Her first murder, which drove her never to kill again, was [[spoiler:Harper Row's mother]]. Her history with the Batfamily's been reset so she joins them as Orphan; she's not been Batgirl or Black Bat.

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** Her post-''Flashpoint'' origin changes up a number of things: Her father raised her as he did as a secret project, an example for Mother, his superior, of the effectiveness of the "old ways" of reshaping a child into a desired tool through trauma (however, Mother wasn't happy when she found out he'd been hiding Cass from her). Her He exposed her to his killings up close in order to numb her to death, but it didn't work out, as her first murder, which drove her never to kill again, was [[spoiler:Harper Row's mother]].mother]], drove her never to kill again. Her feelings about her father are complicated; she doesn't feel he managed to redeem himself, but she does honor him [[spoiler:and mourn him]]. Her history with the Batfamily's been reset so she joins them as Orphan; she's not been Batgirl or Black Bat.
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