Batgirl Barbara Gordon

Posted by andrea_mendoza1997 (342 posts) - - Show Bio

We all know that due to the Insane Joker  Barbara Gordon had to give up being Batgirl since she was paralyzed from waist down and Oracle was born in Birds Of Prey  she revealed a intelligent side  on computers  even that she could speak to them due to Brainiac's attack but what if Barbara wasn't attacked  by the Joker or if she was cured by a miracle do you think  she would claim back her place as Batgirl  or remain as Oracle  where would she go ?


#1 Edited by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

I presume that if the Joker never shot her, she'd...still be Batgirl, I guess?
 
Barbara seems to have accepted Stephanie as the new Batgirl. If she ends up being 'cured'...I don't see her reclaiming that title. Personally, I like her as Oracle ._.

#2 Posted by biggkeem89 (1421 posts) - - Show Bio

She had already retired as Batgirl, when she was paralyzed, so I figure she would have still been Oracle or taken a job at the GCPD, following in her father's footsteps(no pun intended)

#3 Posted by Cherry Bomb (3189 posts) - - Show Bio

 
Barbara has grown up now, she's become her own self 'Oracle' and has evolved from Batgirl 
so I wouldn't be happy if she went back to Batgirl, she deserves to be her own person. (:  
 
I like how she has progressed over the years. Oracle seems natural to me.

#4 Posted by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cherry Bomb said:
"  Barbara has grown up now, she's become her own self 'Oracle' and has evolved from Batgirl so I wouldn't be happy if she went back to Batgirl, she deserves to be her own person. (:   I like how she has progressed over the years. Oracle seems natural to me. "
Agreed. The Oracle should be seen as an evolution from her identity as the Batgirl, imo. Besides, wouldn't someone like the Oracle be a massive help to this 'Batman Inc.' that's being formed?
#5 Posted by andrea_mendoza1997 (342 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cherry Bomb: :D Yeah I have no problem with her being Oracle just wish she could be more out in the open physically more often in other words I wish she would be able to walk.
#6 Posted by Cherry Bomb (3189 posts) - - Show Bio
@Adnan said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
"  Barbara has grown up now, she's become her own self 'Oracle' and has evolved from Batgirl so I wouldn't be happy if she went back to Batgirl, she deserves to be her own person. (:   I like how she has progressed over the years. Oracle seems natural to me. "
Agreed. The Oracle should be seen as an evolution from her identity as the Batgirl, imo. Besides, wouldn't someone like the Oracle be a massive help to this 'Batman Inc.' that's being formed? "
Yeah definately (:  plus, I think it'd be weird if a grown woman is going around saying Batgirl  XD 
But yeah, it's a necessary evolution.  Cassie evolved to Batgirl and is now her own character.  Steph was Spoiler and then Batgirl and will evolve again in the future.  (: 
#7 Posted by Cherry Bomb (3189 posts) - - Show Bio
@andrea_mendoza1997:  Yeah I understand you, I personally prefer her being unable to work. It means even though she is disabled, she can still be a great use to Batman and other heroes. (: She maybe should get involved in the action more. I remember her kicking some ass in the Birds of Prey tv show and sometimes she does in the comics.
#8 Posted by andrea_mendoza1997 (342 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cherry Bomb: i know right she's my favorite character :D  if she would have never been shot she would have stayed as Batgirl but would probably evolve like Dick Grayson  and yeah I know  it would be funny at that age being Batgirl she would have changed eventually . Oracle is awesome though
#9 Posted by Cherry Bomb (3189 posts) - - Show Bio
@andrea_mendoza1997:  Haha, she is a really good character (:  she is doing justice to disabled people everywhere! 
#10 Edited by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio
@andrea_mendoza1997 said:

" @Cherry Bomb: i know right she's my favorite character :D  if she would have never been shot she would have stayed as Batgirl but would probably evolve like Dick Grayson  and yeah I know  it would be funny at that age being Batgirl she would have changed eventually . Oracle is awesome though "

Granted, I'm not gonna lie...I wanna see her beat up a bunch of generic bad guys or something on her wheelchair...just once :P She still trains to keep in shape and all...
#11 Posted by Jotham (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

She's way more useful as Oracle. If she was healed or something, she'd probably do more physical stuff, but stay in a similar role.

#12 Posted by PowerHerc (82755 posts) - - Show Bio

If she were somehow cured I think she'd remain Oracle but with a cool and stylish costume.
#13 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

If she was cured,  I still think she'd be Oracle or some persona like that. It's what I love about the Batman characters, they all evolve, they're not static.
 Dick Grayson into Robin, into Nightwing, into Batman
Jason Todd into Robin, into dead, into the Red Hood
Tim Wayne into Robin, into Red Robin,
Damian Wayne into little d-bag into Robin the boy d-bag
Batman into Batman into Time Traveling Batman into Batman the Franchise? Yeah....

#14 Posted by Tahiru (7 posts) - - Show Bio

I think for Barbara to become Batgirl again would be a step backward. She is so efficient and valuable as Oracle. If anything, I would rather see her expand her "services" to--say--the police department, public, or on a global scale. How this could be done, I don't have the brains to concoct, but . . . you get what I'm saying. If she were to be "cured," she would need to be moving forward, using both her skills as a computer genius AND crime-fighter to do good.

And, just FYI, I don't see her as the kind of person to quit for any reason, so retirement is out of the question. :3

#15 Posted by Kairan1979 (16722 posts) - - Show Bio
#16 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2313 posts) - - Show Bio

She is batgirl again O_O its official thanks to the relaunch 

#17 Edited by Sexy Merc (42071 posts) - - Show Bio
#18 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope they don't entirely ditch her Oracle persona. I hope she's still a computer whiz. I wouldn't even mind if she was still Oracle but out of the wheel chair. The wheel chair didn't define her identity as Oracle, even if it was what set her on that path.

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