History Comicbook / BirdsOfPrey

30th Jul '16 6:20:04 PM nombretomado
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Under Dixon the team centered around Oracle [[BrainsAndBrawn and the]] ComicBook/BlackCanary as they began working together and building a personal relationship in addition to their professional relationship. When Creator/GailSimone took over writing duties she introduced the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, and several storyarcs later ComicBook/LadyBlackhawk to round out the core group, with heavy emphasis within the story that their [[TrueCompanions family]] was just as important as their crime fighting adventures. This teaming persisted until Canary's departure, around the time of her marriage to ComicBook/GreenArrow, after which the Birds took on a more [[HeroesUnlimited fluid line up]] with Huntress and Lady Blackhawk as senior field team leaders, and Misfit as regular Bird-in-training. However, the rest of the team was filled in such a way that it seemed like any female {{DCU}} character might show up next. Comicbook/{{Manhunter}} also became a regular during this period, supplemented by other heroes as needed.

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Under Dixon the team centered around Oracle [[BrainsAndBrawn and the]] ComicBook/BlackCanary as they began working together and building a personal relationship in addition to their professional relationship. When Creator/GailSimone took over writing duties she introduced the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, and several storyarcs later ComicBook/LadyBlackhawk to round out the core group, with heavy emphasis within the story that their [[TrueCompanions family]] was just as important as their crime fighting adventures. This teaming persisted until Canary's departure, around the time of her marriage to ComicBook/GreenArrow, after which the Birds took on a more [[HeroesUnlimited fluid line up]] with Huntress and Lady Blackhawk as senior field team leaders, and Misfit as regular Bird-in-training. However, the rest of the team was filled in such a way that it seemed like any female {{DCU}} character from Franchise/TheDCU might show up next. Comicbook/{{Manhunter}} also became a regular during this period, supplemented by other heroes as needed.



** Id: Huntress/Helena Bertinelli brilliant but impulsive and emotional, fundamentally amoral.

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** Id: Huntress/Helena Bertinelli brilliant but impulsive and emotional, fundamentally amoral.
22nd Jul '16 2:21:27 AM eroock
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'''''Birds of Prey''''' is a Creator/DCComics series running from 1999 to 2009, relaunched in 2010, and relaunched again as part of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} in 2011, created and originally written by Creator/ChuckDixon. It features ex-ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon after she was paralysed at the hands of ComicBook/TheJoker in Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' and reintroduced in the ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' series of the early-90's. Now the tech-savvy [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Oracle]], she is a wheelchair bound computer genius who leads a [[AmazonBrigade team of superheroines]] from a [[HackerCave high-tech HQ]]. Originally located in the Clocktower in Gotham City, her headquarters was later moved to [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Metropolis]] and then to Platinum Flats.

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'''''Birds ''Birds of Prey''''' Prey'' is a Creator/DCComics series running from 1999 to 2009, relaunched in 2010, and relaunched again as part of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} in 2011, created and originally written by Creator/ChuckDixon. It features ex-ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon after she was paralysed at the hands of ComicBook/TheJoker in Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' and reintroduced in the ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' series of the early-90's. Now the tech-savvy [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Oracle]], she is a wheelchair bound computer genius who leads a [[AmazonBrigade team of superheroines]] from a [[HackerCave high-tech HQ]]. Originally located in the Clocktower in Gotham City, her headquarters was later moved to [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Metropolis]] and then to Platinum Flats.
4th Jul '16 11:35:00 PM MikeW
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* BigBadWannabe: The seemingly innocent teenage daughter of a mob boss arranges for her dad to be taken out right under the Birds' nose. She then goes to his various captains in a meeting to declare herself the new boss. Instead of being accepted, they literally laugh at the idea of letting a teenage girl run a mafia family.
24th Jun '16 10:05:42 AM Doug86
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** Following a controversial scene in ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' in which ComicBook/GreenArrow mentions [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] having a drunken threesome with Lady Blackhawk and Huntress, Gail Simone wrote a scene in ''Birds of Prey'' #7 which had Huntress say that Hal was passed out drunk. Helena declines to elaborate and, while not an explicit {{Retcon}}, this does raise some doubt about Hal's story.

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** Following a controversial scene in ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' in which ComicBook/GreenArrow mentions [[ComicBook/GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] having a drunken threesome with Lady Blackhawk and Huntress, Gail Simone wrote a scene in ''Birds of Prey'' #7 which had Huntress say that Hal was passed out drunk. Helena declines to elaborate and, while not an explicit {{Retcon}}, this does raise some doubt about Hal's story.
23rd May '16 8:20:18 PM Anddrix
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Huntress explicitly states to Catman that there is a scale, with [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] & {{Superman}} [[IncorruptiblePurePureness at one end]] and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker at the other. The middle of that scale, where she herself lives, is filled with [[GrayAndGreyMorality gray]], but she is at least trying to change her position. Catman, she explains, needs to pick a side, since you can not just hover in the middle forever.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Huntress explicitly states to Catman that there is a scale, with [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] & {{Superman}} [[IncorruptiblePurePureness at one end]] and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker at the other. The middle of that scale, where she herself lives, is filled with [[GrayAndGreyMorality gray]], but she is at least trying to change her position. Catman, she explains, needs to pick a side, since you can not just hover in the middle forever.
23rd May '16 8:11:07 PM Anddrix
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'''''Birds of Prey''''' is a Creator/DCComics series running from 1999 to 2009, relaunched in 2010, and relaunched again as part of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} in 2011, created and originally written by Creator/ChuckDixon. It features ex-ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon after she was paralysed at the hands of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' and reintroduced in the ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' series of the early-90's. Now the tech-savvy [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Oracle]], she is a wheelchair bound computer genius who leads a [[AmazonBrigade team of superheroines]] from a [[HackerCave high-tech HQ]]. Originally located in the Clocktower in Gotham City, her headquarters was later moved to [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Metropolis]] and then to Platinum Flats.

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'''''Birds of Prey''''' is a Creator/DCComics series running from 1999 to 2009, relaunched in 2010, and relaunched again as part of the ComicBook/{{New 52}} in 2011, created and originally written by Creator/ChuckDixon. It features ex-ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon after she was paralysed at the hands of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker in Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' and reintroduced in the ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' series of the early-90's. Now the tech-savvy [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Oracle]], she is a wheelchair bound computer genius who leads a [[AmazonBrigade team of superheroines]] from a [[HackerCave high-tech HQ]]. Originally located in the Clocktower in Gotham City, her headquarters was later moved to [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Metropolis]] and then to Platinum Flats.



* PhotographicMemory: It is not mentioned that often, but Oracle has one. Her eidetic memory actually backfires on her: she constantly relives getting shot and paralyzed by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.

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* PhotographicMemory: It is not mentioned that often, but Oracle has one. Her eidetic memory actually backfires on her: she constantly relives getting shot and paralyzed by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker.
9th May '16 1:32:34 PM caivu
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* SuperWeight: Black Canary is Super Weight. Her Martial Arts put her at the top of Iron Weight alone. Her Canary Cry alone could secure her a spot in either Abnoraml or Super, depending on how strong it's depicted, but as she's one of the best fighters on the planet without her Cry, she averages out to Super Weight.

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* SuperWeight: Black Canary is Super Weight. Her Martial Arts put her at the top of Iron Weight alone. Her Canary Cry alone could secure her a spot in either Abnoraml Abnormal or Super, depending on how strong it's depicted, but as she's one of the best fighters on the planet without her Cry, she averages out to Super Weight.
27th Apr '16 11:59:20 AM caivu
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: Rates a 5. Fistfights tend to be at least a bit bloody, Huntress puts crossbow bolts in a few people, and explosions are fairly common.



* MsFanservice: Lady Spellbinder

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* MsFanservice: Lady SpellbinderSpellbinder, due to her revealing costume.
21st Apr '16 4:39:47 PM caivu
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* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Averted when Lady Blackhawk gets mind controlled by Killer Shark. Huntress fights her to try and snap her out of it, but gets knocked out. In fairness to Huntress, she was holding back since she didn't want to hurt Zinda; Zinda was just far too skilled while under the spell.

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* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Averted when Lady Blackhawk gets mind controlled by Killer Shark. Huntress fights her to try and snap her out of it, but gets knocked out. In fairness to Huntress, out since she was holding back since she didn't want back, not wanting to hurt Zinda; her friend; Zinda was just far too skilled while under the spell.
20th Apr '16 11:51:05 AM caivu
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** Black Canary loses a molar in a brawl with the 12 Brothers in Silk.
*** Huntress knocks out one of the Brothers' teeth earlier in that same fight.

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** Black Canary loses a molar in a brawl with the 12 Brothers in Silk.
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Silk. Huntress knocks out one of the Brothers' teeth earlier in that same fight.



** Oracle follows this rule and enforces it on her operatives. When Black Canary and Huntress meet for the first time, [[WorkingTheSameCase tracking down the same criminal]], Oracle is emphatic that Canary not get involved because of Huntress's tendencies to to cross the line. Black Canary ignores Oracle's warning; Huntress does [[spoiler:kill him]]. This leads to obvious friction when Huntress and, later, Manhunter eventually join the team.
*** Oracle's line on this issue had softened somewhat by the end of Simone's first run on the title: she tells Huntress to do whatever is necessary to bring the team home safely, even if it means she has "to spill some juice on the carpet." See UnusualEuphemism, ''infra''.

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** Oracle follows this rule and enforces it on her operatives. When Black Canary and Huntress meet for the first time, [[WorkingTheSameCase tracking down the same criminal]], Oracle is emphatic that Canary not get involved because of Huntress's tendencies to to cross the line. Black Canary ignores Oracle's warning; Huntress does [[spoiler:kill him]]. This leads to obvious friction when Huntress and, later, Manhunter eventually join the team.
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team. Oracle's line on this issue had softened softens somewhat by the end of Simone's first run on the title: she tells Huntress to do whatever is necessary to bring the team home safely, even if it means she has "to spill some juice on the carpet." See UnusualEuphemism, ''infra''.
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