History Characters / Batgirl

2nd Nov '16 6:55:34 AM rafi
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* EightiesHair: While wearing her Robin costume, her hair inexplicably becomes much longer, thicker, and spikier than it actually should be

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* EightiesHair: While wearing her Robin costume, her hair inexplicably becomes much longer, thicker, and spikier than it actually should bebe.
* AbusiveParents: Her father was the Batman villain, the Cluemaster, and he was ''very'' abusive toward her.



* ColdBloodedTorture: What killed her, after hours of being subjected to it.



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* GenderedOutfit: The only Robin to wear a skirt.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Not only does her hair color fit the Robin color motif quite nicely, but she's probably the one with the most human heart. Dick and Tim are genuinely {{Nice Guy}}s, but they're also the most naturally gifted. Stephanie is a sweetie, despite having no inherent talents and growing up in a depressingly abusive household.



* InformedFlaw: Officially, she wasn't as competent as the other Robins, and its why she was fired and, subsequently, killed. However, besides being taken hostage ([[SarcasmMode because that's never happened before]]), she wasn't any less competent than the others. She lacked Tim's genius and Dick's experience, but during her appearances outside the book at the time, and prior to the event, she was able to keep up and kick butt with the rest of them.



* {{Retcon}}: She did die, and then she didn't.

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* {{Retcon}}: She did die, and then she didn't.after retconned in [[HesJustHiding She's Just Hiding]].


Added DiffLines:

** Specifically, she was promoted to Robin, fired, used to start a gang war, captured, tortured, killed, and refused medical attention by an [[WhatTheHellHero otherwise heroic member of the Batman family.]] After her death, she was never given a monument, she was barely mentioned by other characters, and WordOfGod went on record to say that she was "never really Robin". Small wonder most of this was retconned away.
22nd Oct '16 8:15:25 AM rafi
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* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Originally, her Batgirl costume was home-made, and was apparently made out of sheer admiration for the Dynamic Duo. In ''Batgirl: Year One'', she made the costume to piss her dad off at a policeman's costume party and ended up saving the day. In this version, she's a fangirl of ComicBook/BlackCanary, instead of Batman and Robin.

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* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Originally, her Batgirl costume was home-made, and was apparently made out of sheer admiration for the Dynamic Duo.
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In ''Batgirl: Year One'', she made the costume to piss her dad off at a policeman's costume party and ended up saving the day. In this version, she's a fangirl of ComicBook/BlackCanary, instead of Batman and Robin.
22nd Oct '16 7:59:20 AM Ramona122003
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* SmokeOut: She ''is'' a Bat...
* SpannerInTheWorks: She did start out as The Spoiler.

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* SmokeOut: She ''is'' a Bat...
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SpannerInTheWorks: She did start out as The Spoiler.
22nd Oct '16 7:57:48 AM Ramona122003
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Cass,[[HoYay probably]].

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* %%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Cass,[[HoYay probably]].
22nd Oct '16 7:57:07 AM Ramona122003
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:In her "The Road Home" one shot, while meeting Bruce for the first time since his "death", she breaks down and slaps him for putting her through another one of his 'tests' to see whether she is competent enough.]]
** [[spoiler:Then she runs off, saying "I'm glad you're not dead!" thinking "[=OhGodOhGodOhGodOhGodOhGodOhGod=]!"]]

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:In her "The Road Home" one shot, while meeting Bruce for the first time since his "death", she breaks down and slaps him for putting her through another one of his 'tests' to see whether she is competent enough.]]
** [[spoiler:Then
Then she runs off, saying "I'm glad you're not dead!" thinking "[=OhGodOhGodOhGodOhGodOhGodOhGod=]!"]]



* InTheHood: As Spoiler.

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* %%* InTheHood: As Spoiler.
21st Oct '16 7:01:22 PM Ramona122003
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* MayDecemberRomance: DependingOnTheAuthor: 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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* MayDecemberRomance: DependingOnTheAuthor: DependingOnTheAuthor:
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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.
21st Oct '16 7:00:05 PM Ramona122003
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* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Originally, her Batgirl costume was home-made, and was apparently made out of sheer admiration for the Dynamic Duo.
** In ''Batgirl: Year One'', she made the costume to piss her dad off at a policeman's costume party and ended up saving the day. In this version, she's a fangirl of ComicBook/BlackCanary, instead of Batman and Robin.

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* [[AscendedFanboy Ascended Fangirl]]: Originally, her Batgirl costume was home-made, and was apparently made out of sheer admiration for the Dynamic Duo.
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Duo. In ''Batgirl: Year One'', she made the costume to piss her dad off at a policeman's costume party and ended up saving the day. In this version, she's a fangirl of ComicBook/BlackCanary, instead of Batman and Robin.
21st Oct '16 12:03:04 AM Ramona122003
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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 she started her crime-fighting career: she went dressed in a Batman outfit to a costume party. She's pretty much an ascended cosplayer.
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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.
21st Oct '16 12:02:03 AM Ramona122003
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* TheCowl: Barbara was inspired by Batman and takes after him: she wears dark clothes and a cowl, she has no powers, and she patrols Gotham at the night, hunting criminals.
** In ''Comicbook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Barbara serves as The Cowl to ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'''s The Cape: she is rude, cynical and bossy; but she wants to protect and help people. ''Comicbook/LexLuthor'' even accuses her from "[skulking] around in the dark alleys and back rooms".

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* TheCowl: Barbara was inspired by Batman and takes after him: she wears dark clothes and a cowl, she has no powers, and she patrols Gotham at the night, hunting criminals.
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criminals. In ''Comicbook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Barbara serves as The Cowl to ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'''s The Cape: she is rude, cynical and bossy; but she wants to protect and help people. ''Comicbook/LexLuthor'' even accuses her from "[skulking] around in the dark alleys and back rooms".
6th Oct '16 5:24:33 PM smokeycut
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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''). Now, she knows Navajo Code!

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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''). Now, Then, during her FaceHeelTurn, she knows Navajo Code!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.



* TwoferTokenMinority - Half-Chinese-American woman who was formerly illiterate and mute.

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* TwoferTokenMinority - Half-Chinese-American woman who was formerly is illiterate and mute.can barely speak.
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