!!The comic books provide examples of:

%% * BaseBreakingCharacter: Misfit. According to Gail she was intentionally created to be Oracle's Bat-Mite.
* BrokenBase: The Huntress VS Shiva duel. One side will say that Huntress had absolutely no business lasting as long as she did, to say nothing of the fact that she decked such a massively superior martial artist. The other side will counter that Huntress's insults and dirty tactics, combined with a tiny bit of luck and the fact that neither fighter really wanted to be there, broke down Shiva ''just'' enough for her to get in a couple hits. The second group would also point out that Shiva still dominated the fight and that Huntress herself repeatedly said she stood no chance.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Birds of Prey #3 2010-2011 has a random page of Penguin having a erotic dream of the team “pleasing” him. It’s out of nowhere and odd as a start of an issue. It seems like it’s placed there for FanService.
* FoeYay:
** Huntress and Catman (he was doing well until he licked her).
** Oracle and Calculator once met without knowing each other and immediately began flirting.
* IAmNotShazam: "Birds of Prey" is not the team's official name, and was not even mentioned until issue #86. In later issues the characters also ''specifically said'' that it was not their team name when Zinda Blake continues to use it. However, the writers themselves often seem to forget this point, as numerous characters (Both on and off the team) refer to them as 'the birds' on a semi-regular basis, and the full "Birds of Prey" title makes an occasional appearance.
* InternetBackdraft
** Before it was revealed to be a fakeout, the supposed deaths of [[spoiler: Savant and Creote]]. In the same arc, Black Canary's initial theory that White Canary was secretly [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]] did not go over well with many fans as she had already famously been turned evil in the past with disastrous results.
** Another was when Ryan Sohmer of ''The Gutters'' [[http://www.the-gutters.com/comic/127-tyler-walpole made a comment]] about the series "constantly re-launching" and "hoping it would find an audience"... only it has been relaunched as an ongoing ''once'' (not counting a couple of mini series and one-shots before the first ongoing) and the initial run lasted over 10 years and 100 issues and gained a devoted fanbase who made the new series a bestseller when it relaunched. [[FlameWar You can guess how said fans reacted to being told they don't exist by Sohmer]], especially once Sohmer's YesMan started fighting back. Sohmer did eventually admit that he was wrong.
* LesYay: Canary/Oracle leans perilously close to canon sometimes, and (According to WordOfGod) was originally supposed to lean even ''closer'' than the finished product appeared. Black Canary was once supposed to refer to herself as "75% heterosexual," leaving the other 25% up in the air. Sadly, due to placeholder dialog and script confusion it wound up "heterosexual to the bone", to Creator/GailSimone's chagrin (it was not, as many speculated, due to ExecutiveMeddling). [[http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss175/galateus/comics/babsdinah-25uo2a0.jpg Observe]]. This image even predates Gail Simone's run, being from the earlier Creator/ChuckDixon years.
** In the hands of some artists, [[http://gailsimone.tumblr.com/post/28133569000/ealperin-gailsimone so very very much.]]
** Renee Montoya, the second Question, who was canonically a lesbian, pretty clearly had a thing for the Huntress (who [[IncompatibleOrientation canonically was not]]), although the New 52 reboot happened before that storyline could really go anywhere.
** One arc during the Simone era introduced the Katerina Armstrong version of Spy Smasher as an old university "friend" of Barbara's turned rival. The use of quotation marks around "friend" was in Barbara's narration, and there was a definite homoerotic tone to the flashbacks.
* [[MyRealDaddy My Real Mommy]]: Despite being created by Jordan B. Gorfinkel, BOP is most associated with Gail Simone.
* NightmareFuel
** Oracle has an eidetic memory. Normally this is pretty handy, but it also means she remembers being shot by ComicBook/TheJoker as if it was five minutes ago. See also the entry on DrivenToSuicide.
** Also, the reveal of the BigBad's identity at the end of issue 12 of the relaunch: [[spoiler:Junior]]. Anyone who's read ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' will understand why that name is so pants-wettingly terrifying, made worse by the fact that enough hints are dropped before TheReveal that those who have read it will probably at least have an idea, even if not consciously.
* SoOkayItsAverage: The series after the departure of Creator/GailSimone. Unlike most series [[MyRealDaddy affiliated with one author]] the quality never descended into true inadequacy and there was never an ''en masse'' abandonment by its readers, but it never did regain that extra ''something'' that it had under Simone's pen.
** The same has been said of Simone's return to the title with a relaunch during DC's 'Brightest Day' promotion. Despite the fact that Simone was saddled with some characters she's since stated she didn't particularly want (i.e. Hawk and Dove), the title was never quite the same.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
** Say hello to Starling. Considered one of the few positives about the ComicBook/New52 relaunch of the book and having a great dynamic with Black Canary - who had lost a key relationship with Barbara - Evelyn 'Ev' Crawford was fun and well-received despite apprehension about the reboot. So of course, the perfect thing to do with this brand new character was [[spoiler: throw her under the bus by making her a traitor to the Birds for Mr Freeze, of all people, despite this making very little sense in light of what we knew about Ev before the betrayal. And she hasn't been seen since]].
** Tabby Brennan was the perfect foil for Huntress, since she was Huntress' [[EvilCounterpart Eviller Counterpart]], and she had a great set-up to come back. Then Sean [=McKeever=] brought her back just to kill her off in a very stupid way.
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!!The live-action show provides examples of:

* CommonKnowledge: In the lead-up to the show's debut, it was reported that Bruce Thomas would reprise his role from the ''Advertising/BatmanOnStarCommercials'' as Batman for the pilot. [[http://www.batpodcast.com/bruce_thomas.php Thomas himself however rebuked this, saying that it wasn't him.]]
* CompleteMonster:
** [[KillerCop Detective Claude Morton]], from ''Prey for the Hunter'', is a transfer cop from Bludhaven's PD who in actuality is a SerialKiller of Metas. Morton copies his victim's mutative powers before turning them against his victims and horribly killing them, racking up a sizable victim count of criminals and innocents alike. When he's ousted by Huntress, Morton derides his partner as a "disappointment" for refusing to shoot Huntress and reveals that not only is he a Meta as well, but he's seeking to [[BoomerangBigot commit genocide on his own kind]] simply so he can live in a world free of "freaks".
** [[HeManWomanHater Malcolm]], from ''Gladiatrix'', is the misogynistic owner of the titular [[GladiatorGames illegal fighting club]]. To keep his club running, Malcolm has Metahuman woman kidnapped and uses a drug to give them uncontrollable rage to make them fight to the death for the amusement of both him and his customers. Any fighters who don't strike the killing blow on their opponent are tortured to death for disobeying him. A ControlFreak of the highest order, Malcolm also uses electric {{shock collar}}s which inflict horrific pain to keep his fighters docile and under his control.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Creator/DinaMeyer got the most love of the three leads due to her character being TruerToTheText the most.
* FoeYay: Huntress/Harley in the finale
* HilariousInHindsight:
** In one episode, Mitch Pileggi plays a crime boss. Come [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman the next Batman series he's in]], he's the voice of [[TheCommissionerGordon Jim Gordon]].
** Joe Flanigan (who played Sheppard in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'') guest starred as Detective Claude Morton. He and Reese are walking along discussing meta-humans and Morton says "I've seen perps who can shoot lightning from their fingertips, drop from ten stories, or turn into bugs." Reese replies "One big bug, or lots of small ones?" Morton just says "Both." Amusing in context, but if you're a ''{{Franchise/Stargate|Verse}}'' fan, hilarious. In the ''Atlantis'' episode "Conversion", Sheppard gets infected by a virus and starts to turn into a big Iratus bug. In the ''SG-1'' episode "Bane", Teal'c gets infected by a parasite and his body slowly turns into a cocoon for hundreds of similar parasites. So, now, he really has seen both.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Creator/MarkHamill dubs over the actor playing the Joker in a flashback. Some people will have only heard of this series because of this.
* LesYay: This time leaning FAR more towards Huntress/Oracle.
* MoralEventHorizon: Harley Quinn crosses this in this continuity with the whole Guy plot.
* {{Narm}}:
** The OpeningNarration to some.
** The FinalBattle is supposed to be intense, but the constant flipping and jumping makes it hard to take seriously.
* OneSceneWonder: "Knock, knock. Who's there? Batgirl... Past tense!" *EvilLaugh*
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Jesse Reese, the cop we see throughout the show, is also [[Series/CriminalMinds Derek Morgan]].
** Creator/AaronPaul, aka [[Series/BreakingBad Jesse Pinkman]], attempted to rape Dinah in the pilot.
* TheScrappy: Dinah.
** RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Dinah as the show went on.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Some believed that the show got Dinah and Helena's roles mixed-up.
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