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Tear Jerker / Batgirl

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Batgirl I - Barbara Gordon

  • In Crisis on Infinite Earths #4, Barbara and her best friend Linda Lee Danvers/Kara Zor-El/Supergirl have a talk in which Barbara confides that she's frightened of dying to Kara, and Supergirl tries to cheer her up and remind her that she's a true hero. That would be her final conversation:
    Supergirl: Batgirl — you called me?
    Batgirl: The city... it's so empty. Mostly everyone is staying inside... with their loved ones... awaiting the end. I — I think this time it's really coming.
    Supergirl: I know the feeling. And you're right — hardly anyone's outside. Not even the criminals. But there must be a way to stop whatever's out there. I'm not ready to give in so easily.
    Batgirl: Supergirl... Linda — I've faced death so often because I never truly believed I would die. But now — Now I feel so useless, so helpless, so worthless — and so very, very scared.
    Supergirl: Everyone is, Barbara. I've spoken to Superman and the Titans — They say Flash may have died. And other heroes... some villains, too — have disappeared. I'm scared, too — but I can't let that stop me from doing what I have to.
    Batgirl: Easy for you to say. Look at your powers, I-I'm nothing. I-I don't think I was ever cut out for playing hero.
    Supergirl: Barbara, there are thousands of people out there — without powers like mine... the police, firemen, soldiers — They're all ordinary people trying their best to keep this world from falling apart before its time.
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  • A story where Zatanna has a nightmare and then convinces Batgirl and Wonder Woman to go out clubbing and dancing. At first, the story seems like a cheery fluff story set in the past, but as the story goes on, it becomes more and more apparent that Zatanna's nightmare was actually a prophecy of Barbara Gordon being paralyzed. Zatanna and Wonder Woman, knowing they can't fight prophecy, just wanted to give her one last perfect night. The tears really come when the story cuts to the present and you see how important that night was to her.
    Barbara: I had the most wonderful dream. I was dancing...


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