History ComicBook / Batgirl

23rd Apr '16 2:39:44 PM caivu
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4) A character introduced in ''No Man's Land'' in 1999, Cassandra Cain became Batgirl with the assistance of Oracle and Batman. Cassandra first appeared in ''Batman'' #567 (July, 1999).

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4) A character introduced in ''No Man's Land'' in 1999, Cassandra Cain became Batgirl with the assistance of Oracle and Batman.Batman, adopting the exact same Batsuit worn by Helena Bertinelli. Cassandra first appeared in ''Batman'' #567 (July, 1999).
23rd Apr '16 2:34:04 PM caivu
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Bette Kane is appeared alongside her cousin, Kate Kane, in ''Comicbook/{{Batwoman}}''. For the record, her name doesn't seem to have a set pronunciation: the writers on ''Batwoman'' pronounce it "Betty," but her cameo in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' pronounced it "Bet."

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Bette Kane is appeared alongside her cousin, Kate Kane, in ''Comicbook/{{Batwoman}}''. For the record, her name doesn't seem to have a set pronunciation: the writers on ''Batwoman'' pronounce it "Betty," but her cameo in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' pronounced it "Bet."
23rd Apr '16 2:33:32 PM caivu
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Bette Kane is currently appearing alongside her cousin, Kate Kane, in ''Comicbook/{{Batwoman}}''. For the record, her name doesn't seem to have a set pronunciation: the writers on ''Batwoman'' pronounce it "Betty," but her cameo in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' pronounced it "Bet."

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Bette Kane is currently appearing appeared alongside her cousin, Kate Kane, in ''Comicbook/{{Batwoman}}''. For the record, her name doesn't seem to have a set pronunciation: the writers on ''Batwoman'' pronounce it "Betty," but her cameo in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' pronounced it "Bet."



3) Helena Bertinelli, better known as the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, briefly took up the Batgirl mantle during the ''Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand'' event (1999). She first appeared in this role in ''Shadow of the Bat'' #83 (March, 1999). Batman eventually forced her to stop using the costume as he felt Helena's attitude and behavior were inconsistent with his standards. She went back to being the Huntress, and later joined the Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey.

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3) Helena Bertinelli, better known as the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, briefly took up the Batgirl mantle during the ''Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand'' event (1999).event. She first appeared in this role in ''Shadow of the Bat'' #83 (March, 1999). Batman eventually forced her to stop using the costume as he felt Helena's attitude and behavior were inconsistent with his standards. She went back to being the Huntress, and later joined the Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey.



Early reports stated that Stephanie would be Spoiler post-reboot, but she has yet to appear in actual continuity. This originated from an attempt to fit Grant Morrison's "Batman: Leviathan Strikes!" into the New 52 continuity, but this got to be too complicated. They finally said "screw it," set the story in pre-Flashpoint continuity, and kept Stephanie as Batgirl for the duration.

Stephanie as Spoiler reappears in ''ComicBook/BatmanEternal'', a year-long 2014-2014 weekly event, with her first appearance in ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' continuity being in "Batman #28".

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Early reports stated that Stephanie would be Spoiler post-reboot, but she has yet to appear in actual continuity.post-reboot. This originated from an attempt to fit Grant Morrison's "Batman: Leviathan Strikes!" into the New 52 continuity, but this got to be too complicated. They finally said "screw it," set the story in pre-Flashpoint continuity, and kept Stephanie as Batgirl for the duration.

Stephanie as Spoiler reappears in ''ComicBook/BatmanEternal'', a year-long 2014-2014 2014-2015 weekly event, with her first appearance in ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' continuity being in "Batman #28".
15th Apr '16 6:19:11 PM Doug86
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A mysterious hacker and information broker named "Oracle" began appearing in ''SuicideSquad'', eventually revealed to be the now wheelchair-bound Barbara Gordon, who refused to let her crippling injuries keep her down. Oracle quickly became a formidable force in TheDCU, although her most memorable accomplishment was creating the ''Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey'' hero agency.

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A mysterious hacker and information broker named "Oracle" began appearing in ''SuicideSquad'', ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'', eventually revealed to be the now wheelchair-bound Barbara Gordon, who refused to let her crippling injuries keep her down. Oracle quickly became a formidable force in TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, although her most memorable accomplishment was creating the ''Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey'' hero agency.
26th Jan '16 11:09:06 AM rafi
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!!Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Her early equivalent to Robin's "Boy Wonder" was "Dominoed Dare-Doll" (despite the fact that she obviously did not wear a domino mask).
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing
* BadassBookworm
* CombatStilettos (though in Batgirl: Y1 she switched to flats after her heel broke on her first mission)
* DefectiveDetective: Jason Bard, Barbara's {{Love Interest|s}} in her ''Detective Comics'' days, was a private eye and Vietnam vet with a trick knee that often took him out of the action when Batgirl appeared.
* DistaffCounterpart
* 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.
* HotLibrarian
* MayDecemberRomance: Not as big a deal in more recent stories (where both characters are well into their twenties) as in older ones (where they're in their teens), but Barbara is significantly older (by 7 years in fact) than Dick Grayson.
** She has now been retconned to the same age as him thanks to Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}. They were already about the same age in earlier works such as Batman: TAS.
* RedheadedHero
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Barbara Gordon becomes crippled by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', and remains crippled from then on until the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' reboot. This is despite the fact that people with superpowers that can heal any injury, PoweredArmor, Magic, and others exist all over the DC Universe that can fix or replace her legs with but a phone call. HandWaved and/or [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by Barbara not wanting to cheat or take advantage of things normal people don't have access to. How she finally regained use of legs was through a neural implant, and even with this, she shows some guilt.
* RetCon / RetCanon: Barbara's age. She was originally a college graduate with a Ph.D while Dick Grayson was still in high school (later a Congresswoman while he was in college, meaning she was, at some point, at least 25), but has been gradually de-aged over the years until the post-Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}} reboot has them at the same age, and barely out of college. Rumor has it that one of the reasons for the reboot was that word around the office was that Barbara was probably pushing 30 by this point, and that wasn't workable. This arguably began with ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', which showed her as roughly the same age as Dick and paired them up romantically.
* SensualSpandex: varies on the artist, but particularly noted during the 1970s as the writers aged Barbara into her mid-20s.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Her injury in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' is this, no question. It's been noted that she's not so much a ''character'' in that story as she is a plot device to cause Commissioner Gordon and Batman pain. Alan Moore is on the record saying that this was a case where [=DC=] probably should have reined him in.
** Rectified, however, by re-establishing her as the disabled superhero Oracle, which garnered praise for DC in its handling of disabilities, at least until they decided to retcon Oracle (and the events of ''The Killing Joke'') out of existence in the New 52 continuity.

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!!Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Her early equivalent to Robin's "Boy Wonder" was "Dominoed Dare-Doll" (despite the fact that she obviously did not wear a domino mask).
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing
* BadassBookworm
* CombatStilettos (though
Tropes in Batgirl: Y1 she switched to flats after her heel broke on her first mission)
* DefectiveDetective: Jason Bard, Barbara's {{Love Interest|s}} in her ''Detective Comics'' days, was a private eye and Vietnam vet with a trick knee that often took him out of the action when Batgirl appeared.
* DistaffCounterpart
* 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.
* HotLibrarian
* MayDecemberRomance: Not as big a deal in more recent stories (where both
characters are well into their twenties) as in older ones (where they're in their teens), but Barbara is significantly older (by 7 years in fact) than Dick Grayson.
** She has now been retconned to the same age as him thanks to Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}}. They were already about the same age in earlier works such as Batman: TAS.
* RedheadedHero
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Barbara Gordon becomes crippled by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', and remains crippled from then on until the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' reboot. This is despite the fact that people with superpowers that can heal any injury, PoweredArmor, Magic, and others exist all over the DC Universe that can fix or replace her legs with but a phone call. HandWaved and/or [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by Barbara not wanting to cheat or take advantage of things normal people don't have access to. How she finally regained use of legs was through a neural implant, and even with this, she shows some guilt.
* RetCon / RetCanon: Barbara's age. She was originally a college graduate with a Ph.D while Dick Grayson was still in high school (later a Congresswoman while he was in college, meaning she was, at some point, at least 25), but has been gradually de-aged over the years until the post-Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}} reboot has them at the same age, and barely out of college. Rumor has it that one of the reasons for the reboot was that word around the office was that Barbara was probably pushing 30 by this point, and that wasn't workable. This arguably began with ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', which showed her as roughly the same age as Dick and paired them up romantically.
* SensualSpandex: varies on the artist, but particularly noted during the 1970s as the writers aged Barbara into her mid-20s.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Her injury in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' is this, no question. It's been noted that she's not so much a ''character'' in that story as she is a plot device to cause Commissioner Gordon and Batman pain. Alan Moore is on the record saying that this was a case where [=DC=] probably should have reined him in.
** Rectified, however, by re-establishing her as the disabled superhero Oracle, which garnered praise for DC in its handling of disabilities, at least until they decided to retcon Oracle (and the events of ''The Killing Joke'') out of existence in the New 52 continuity.
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!!Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing
* AntiHeroSubstitute
* IdentityImpersonator

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!!Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing
* AntiHeroSubstitute
* IdentityImpersonator
See ComicBook/{{Huntress}} page.




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5) About the same time as Cassandra Cain's FaceHeelTurn, a new "Batgirl" was seen in Gotham City in the ''Birds of Prey'' arc "Headhunt". First appearing in ''Birds of Prey'' #96 (September, 2006). Upon closer examination, this turned out to be a teenager named Charlotte Gage-Radcliffe, who had inherent superpowers, including teleportation. Barbara Gordon tries to straighten the young lady out by stressing the dangers of a poorly-trained hero fighting crime (including showing what turn out to be faked autopsy photos of Stephanie "Spoiler" Brown). Charlotte gave up the Batgirl identity, but then adopted the codename "Misfit" and Oracle was forced to start training the girl for her own and everyone else's safety.



* AbusiveParents
* ActionGirl



* AntiHeroSubstitute: Subverted in the original series. Cassandra's outfit and backstory scream this when contrasted with Barbara Gordon's, but she is very much TheCape.
* BigEater: At least after really tough fights.
* ButNotTooForeign: Half Asian, half white
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Super body language reading. Moreover, her TrainingFromHell allows her to perform such feats as throwing a Batarang, then racing ahead of the missile and catching it before it hits the target.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Following ''The Comicbook/{{New 52}}''.
* CombatStilettos: {{Deconstructed|Trope}}. Cass tries on Babs outfit and immediately stumbles when trying to fight in the heels.
* CorruptionOfAMinor
* CuteBruiser: She was TheBigGuy of the Batman Family.
* CuteMute: During her initial appearances.
* DragonLady: During her FaceHeelTurn.
* DyingToBeReplaced: She does not ''die'', but the writers had her abandon being Batgirl solely because they wanted to transfer the mantle to Stephanie Brown. It is eventually revealed that this is part of [[GambitRoulette a plan]] by Bruce Wayne [[BatmanGambit to force Stephanie to mature both personally and as a crime-fighter]].
* FaceHeelTurn
* GambitRoulette: It is revealed in a one-shot issue of the Stephanie Brown ''Batgirl'' series that Cassandra Cain abandoned the Batgirl identity on the orders of Bruce Wayne, who planned for the title to pass to Stephanie [[BatmanGambit to force her to personally and professionally mature]].
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Sample exercise from her childhood training program? Getting shot, then being punished if she flinched. The lessons stuck.
* MissingMom: Lady Shiva, who she knew for a while before finding out their relation.
* MythologyGag: Her family name is almost certainly a reference to the original Bat-Girl's family name with a different spelling (Cain, as opposed to Kane).
* NameOfCain
* NoSocialSkills: What with her upbringing, it would be odder if she did ''not'' have trouble interacting.
* TheQuietOne: After gaining the ability to speak, but before her FaceHeelTurn. Somewhat restored after her HeelFaceTurn.
* PutOnABus: As of the new Batgirl series, and for a while her last appearance was on one of Oracle's monitors boarding a plane, destination unknown. Ultimately ended up CommutingOnABus to ''Batman: Incorporated''.
* TapOnTheHead: Often applied by Cassandra to Stephanie.
* TheRealRemingtonSteele: This is likely the reason Cassandra was created, especially since she takes the costume of the previous Batgirl shortly after her introduction.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Because of her ability to read body language, when she made her first kill she was able to understand the fear of death on an intimate level, and vowed to never take another life.
* TrainingFromHell: First nine or so years of her life were spent doing this.
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5) About the same time as Cassandra Cain's FaceHeelTurn, a new "Batgirl" was seen in Gotham City in the ''Birds of Prey'' arc "Headhunt". First appearing in ''Birds of Prey'' #96 (September, 2006). Upon closer examination, this turned out to be a teenager named Charlotte Gage-Radcliffe, who had inherent superpowers, including teleportation. Barbara Gordon tries to straighten the young lady out by stressing the dangers of a poorly-trained hero fighting crime (including showing what turn out to be faked autopsy photos of Stephanie "Spoiler" Brown). Charlotte gave up the Batgirl identity, but then adopted the codename "Misfit" and Oracle was forced to start training the girl for her own and everyone else's safety.

!!Tropes:
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing



!!Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* AlwaysSecondBest: [[CharacterDevelopment She began to shine once she assumed the Batgirl title]], but Stephanie has a long history of failing to measure up against her compatriots. In particular, she and Cassandra Cain (The Batgirl to precede her, and with whom Stephanie had one of the friendliest relationships amongst the superhero community) would frequently spar and train together, each occurrence only demonstrating how far ahead of her Cassie actually was.
--> '''Stephanie:''' When my dad was mad at me he'd lock me in the closet—what did yours do?\\
'''Cassandra:''' Shot me.\\
''(Both laugh hysterically) ''\\
'''Stephanie:''' Oh, man. [[AlwaysSecondBest I can't beat you at anything.]]
* AmazonChaser: Once she finishes beating to a pulp a train hijacker in issue #9, he can only comment how beautiful she is.
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing
* CasualDangerDialogue: Stephanie has mastered the art of the SeinfeldianConversation while facing her own impending doom.
* CharacterDevelopment: The theme of the series seems to be growing up in both the literal and figurative sense, with Stephanie Brown going to college and also approaching superhero work with a more mature and developed attitude.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Following ''The Comicbook/{{New 52}}''.
* {{Determinator}}: Despite everyone telling her to quit, despite everything bad happening to her, she keeps going. Especially evident in the fear gas scene.
* GenreSavvy: Stephanie really is a product of her generation, with all the TV and movie knowledge that implies. She is ever-aware of the clichés that occur, and are expected to occur, in wacky situations. This leads to frequent {{Lampshade Hanging}}s, such as quoting the ChekhovsGun maxim verbatim, and even commenting on tropes that she herself has not yet experienced.
* GogglesDoNothing: Her thigh belt was revealed to be empty. Apparently just there for aesthetics.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Stephanie has never once lost [[PluckyGirl her positive, upbeat attitude]], never [[DarkerAndEdgier descended to the same levels as the people she fought]], and also never so much as cheated on a test. She is the only Bat-character to never {{angst}} or approach psychosis because of her affiliation with the icon.
* InsistentTerminology: Barabara originally refused to call Stephanie "Batgirl" for a variety of reasons, both personal and professional, and it was when she finally did that helped Stephanie accept that she had earned the name.
* LegacyCharacter: She picks up the immediate mantle from Cassandra Cain, becoming the third "real" Batgirl in current continuity, but she also struggles with the even larger burden of living up to Barbara's original legacy. This is exacerbated by the fact that Barbara [[TheObiWan serves as her mentor.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Stephanie is probably a more skilled martial artist than any person in the entirety of the Real World, but considering she lives in ''Gotham'' she keeps being humbled and humiliated by Batman and people with superpowers.
* PluckyGirl: One of Stephanie's crowning characteristics is no matter what crap is loaded on top of her, she remains cheerful and pops back up.
* PrecociousCrush: Stephanie has become somewhat infatuated with the detective that is shaping up to be [[TheCommissionerGordon her contact with the local police]], but the age difference (And the implication that he has some serious relationship baggage) will probably preclude any sort of actual relationship.
* SecretIdentity: Batgirl is really Stephanie Brown, freshman at Gotham University and formerly the Spoiler and Robin.
* SmokeOut: She ''is'' a Bat...
* {{Squee}}: Stephanie herself squee's relatively often, as she is a teenager who has managed to remain [[PluckyGirl light-hearted and chipper]] despite the traumas in her own life. When the possibility of a team-up with the Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey comes up she is ''ecstatic''.
* TookALevelInBadass: Referenced, but did not occur within her series. She is more self-assured, confident and competent than she ever was as either Spoiler or Robin, and is complimented on such by Bruce Wayne himself, but this dramatic change took place before the start of her tenure as Batgirl, and her improvements within the series are only incremental increases due to regular training and experience.
** OlderThanTheyThink: She actually first appeared at this level of competence shortly after her death, and even before hand she was always at least decent enough to fight by herself. ''WarGames'' and her time as Robin made her look far less competent, but after she returned from her death she straightened out and was closer on level with Tim, fighting wise. Of course, in between her coming back and this series, the stories with her were a little weird, so most seem to ignore them.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Steph and her mom eat waffles at pretty much every meal. It is apparently her mom's way of bonding. Heck, even Damian was seen eating them with Steph more than once!
* YouFightLikeACow: WittyBanter is a necessity in any life-or-death situation, and Stephanie always remembers to prompt somebody when it is their turn for a quip.
--> '''Batgirl:''' "Little late but nice effort."
* StuffedInTheFridge: Before she was Batgirl, her death in ''WarGames'' was pretty much just to give Batman and Robin some grieve.

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!!Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* AlwaysSecondBest: [[CharacterDevelopment She began to shine once she assumed the Batgirl title]], but Stephanie has a long history of failing to measure up against her compatriots. In particular, she and Cassandra Cain (The Batgirl to precede her, and with whom Stephanie had one of the friendliest relationships amongst the superhero community) would frequently spar and train together, each occurrence only demonstrating how far ahead of her Cassie actually was.
--> '''Stephanie:''' When my dad was mad at me he'd lock me

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in the closet—what did yours do?\\
'''Cassandra:''' Shot me.\\
''(Both laugh hysterically) ''\\
'''Stephanie:''' Oh, man. [[AlwaysSecondBest I can't beat you at anything.]]
* AmazonChaser: Once she finishes beating to a pulp a train hijacker in issue #9, he can only comment how beautiful she is.
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing
* CasualDangerDialogue: Stephanie has mastered the art of the SeinfeldianConversation while facing her own impending doom.
* CharacterDevelopment: The theme of the series seems to be growing up in both the literal and figurative sense, with Stephanie Brown going to college and also approaching superhero work with a more mature and developed attitude.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Following ''The Comicbook/{{New 52}}''.
* {{Determinator}}: Despite everyone telling her to quit, despite everything bad happening to her, she keeps going. Especially evident in the fear gas scene.
* GenreSavvy: Stephanie really is a product of her generation, with all the TV and movie knowledge that implies. She is ever-aware of the clichés that occur, and are expected to occur, in wacky situations. This leads to frequent {{Lampshade Hanging}}s, such as quoting the ChekhovsGun maxim verbatim, and even commenting on tropes that she herself has not yet experienced.
* GogglesDoNothing: Her thigh belt was revealed to be empty. Apparently just there for aesthetics.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Stephanie has never once lost [[PluckyGirl her positive, upbeat attitude]], never [[DarkerAndEdgier descended to the same levels as the people she fought]], and also never so much as cheated on a test. She is the only Bat-character to never {{angst}} or approach psychosis because of her affiliation with the icon.
* InsistentTerminology: Barabara originally refused to call Stephanie "Batgirl" for a variety of reasons, both personal and professional, and it was when she finally did that helped Stephanie accept that she had earned the name.
* LegacyCharacter: She picks up the immediate mantle from Cassandra Cain, becoming the third "real" Batgirl in current continuity, but she also struggles with the even larger burden of living up to Barbara's original legacy. This is exacerbated by the fact that Barbara [[TheObiWan serves as her mentor.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Stephanie is probably a more skilled martial artist than any person in the entirety of the Real World, but considering she lives in ''Gotham'' she keeps being humbled and humiliated by Batman and people with superpowers.
* PluckyGirl: One of Stephanie's crowning characteristics is no matter what crap is loaded on top of her, she remains cheerful and pops back up.
* PrecociousCrush: Stephanie has become somewhat infatuated with the detective that is shaping up to be [[TheCommissionerGordon her contact with the local police]], but the age difference (And the implication that he has some serious relationship baggage) will probably preclude any sort of actual relationship.
* SecretIdentity: Batgirl is really Stephanie Brown, freshman at Gotham University and formerly the Spoiler and Robin.
* SmokeOut: She ''is'' a Bat...
* {{Squee}}: Stephanie herself squee's relatively often, as she is a teenager who has managed to remain [[PluckyGirl light-hearted and chipper]] despite the traumas in her own life. When the possibility of a team-up with the Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey comes up she is ''ecstatic''.
* TookALevelInBadass: Referenced, but did not occur within her series. She is more self-assured, confident and competent than she ever was as either Spoiler or Robin, and is complimented on such by Bruce Wayne himself, but this dramatic change took place before the start of her tenure as Batgirl, and her improvements within the series are only incremental increases due to regular training and experience.
** OlderThanTheyThink: She actually first appeared at this level of competence shortly after her death, and even before hand she was always at least decent enough to fight by herself. ''WarGames'' and her time as Robin made her look far less competent, but after she returned from her death she straightened out and was closer on level with Tim, fighting wise. Of course, in between her coming back and this series, the stories with her were a little weird, so most seem to ignore them.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Steph and her mom eat waffles at pretty much every meal. It is apparently her mom's way of bonding. Heck, even Damian was seen eating them with Steph more than once!
* YouFightLikeACow: WittyBanter is a necessity in any life-or-death situation, and Stephanie always remembers to prompt somebody when it is their turn for a quip.
--> '''Batgirl:''' "Little late but nice effort."
* StuffedInTheFridge: Before she was Batgirl, her death in ''WarGames'' was pretty much just to give Batman and Robin some grieve.
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30th Dec '15 11:48:16 AM WanderingBrowser
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* OneSuperOnePowerset: Barbara Gordon becomes crippled by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', and remains crippled from then on until the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' reboot. This is despite the fact that people with superpowers that can heal any injury, PoweredArmor, Magic, and others exist all over the DC Universe that can fix or replace her legs with but a phone call. HandWaved and/or [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by Barbara not wanting to cheat or take advantage of things normal people don't have access to. How she finally regained use of legs was through a neural implant, and even with this, she shows some guilt.


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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Barbara Gordon becomes crippled by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', and remains crippled from then on until the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' reboot. This is despite the fact that people with superpowers that can heal any injury, PoweredArmor, Magic, and others exist all over the DC Universe that can fix or replace her legs with but a phone call. HandWaved and/or [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by Barbara not wanting to cheat or take advantage of things normal people don't have access to. How she finally regained use of legs was through a neural implant, and even with this, she shows some guilt.
10th Oct '15 12:34:22 PM nombretomado
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Batwoman and Bat-Girl were [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome summarily dumped]] from the Bat-titles in 1964 as part of the new editor's cutting away some of the high silliness that had accumulated during UsefulNotes/TheInterregnum. Although the series ''Batman Family'' attempted to bring them back in the late '70s, Batwoman was soon killed off and Bat-Girl faded back into obscurity. Years later, when Dick Grayson had become {{Nightwing}}, "Bette" Kane showed up in the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' series as [[ContinuityNod Flamebird]], a part-time costumed heroine with a crush on him. She's popped up every so often for brief appearances with the Titans, but avoiding a deep look at her continuity. Recently, the Interregnum-era stories have been brought back into continuity, albeit with the more outlandish ones being retconned into hallucinations that Bruce had during an exceptionally troubling phase in his life. The original Batwoman and Bat-Girl in particular have been confirmed as having been real.

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Batwoman and Bat-Girl were [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome summarily dumped]] from the Bat-titles in 1964 as part of the new editor's cutting away some of the high silliness that had accumulated during UsefulNotes/TheInterregnum. Although the series ''Batman Family'' attempted to bring them back in the late '70s, Batwoman was soon killed off and Bat-Girl faded back into obscurity. Years later, when Dick Grayson had become {{Nightwing}}, ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, "Bette" Kane showed up in the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' series as [[ContinuityNod Flamebird]], a part-time costumed heroine with a crush on him. She's popped up every so often for brief appearances with the Titans, but avoiding a deep look at her continuity. Recently, the Interregnum-era stories have been brought back into continuity, albeit with the more outlandish ones being retconned into hallucinations that Bruce had during an exceptionally troubling phase in his life. The original Batwoman and Bat-Girl in particular have been confirmed as having been real.
9th Sep '15 6:29:44 AM StFan
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'''Batgirl''' is one of a number of characters acting as a DistaffCounterpart to Franchise/{{Batman}} and/or ComicBook/{{Robin}}. The character has served as an ensemble and background character in numerous Bat-titles and has also independently starred in three self-titled series:

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'''Batgirl''' Batgirl is one of a number of characters acting as a DistaffCounterpart to Franchise/{{Batman}} and/or ComicBook/{{Robin}}. The character has served as an ensemble and background character in numerous Bat-titles and has also independently starred in three self-titled series:



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2) By 1966 the ''Series/{{Batman}}'' live action television show was on the air, and the producer asked Creator/DCComics to create a new female hero character for the comics that would then also appear on the show to boost viewership by women. The new character debuted in ''Detective Comics'' #359 (January, 1967). The new Batgirl was Barbara Gordon, the adult daughter of Batman's ally Commissioner James Gordon. She had a doctorate in library science and was the head librarian of Gotham Library, in addition to being a skilled acrobat with judo training. Barbara was blessed with an eidetic memory and a gift for invention (or adapting available technology) as she designed and built all of her gadgets independently of Batman. Why would a woman with all that going for her name herself "-girl"? It was still TheSixties.

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2) By 1966 the ''Series/{{Batman}}'' live action live-action television show was on the air, and the producer asked Creator/DCComics to create a new female hero character for the comics that would then also appear on the show to boost viewership by women. The new character debuted in ''Detective Comics'' #359 (January, 1967). The new Batgirl was Barbara Gordon, the adult daughter of Batman's ally Commissioner James Gordon. She had a doctorate in library science and was the head librarian of Gotham Library, in addition to being a skilled acrobat with judo training. Barbara was blessed with an eidetic memory and a gift for invention (or adapting available technology) as she designed and built all of her gadgets independently of Batman. Why would a woman with all that going for her name herself "-girl"? It was still TheSixties.




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!!!Tropes exhibited by the Cassandra Cain Batgirl include:

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!!!Tropes exhibited by the Charlotte Gage-Radcliffe Batgirl include:

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!!!Tropes exhibited by the Charlotte Gage-Radcliffe Batgirl include:
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!!!Tropes exhibited by Stephanie Brown Batgirl include:

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