Oracle should stay in her wheelchair

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Posted by Stamps (217 posts) - - Show Bio

I should start off with saying that I love Barbara Gordon. She's one of my favorite characters, DC or otherwise. She was a great Bat-girl(definitely better than Stephanie) and Birds of Prey was one of the titles that first got me hooked on comic books. In most comics today, a tragedy, no mattter how bad will be redone and forgotten or miraculously changed in a couple of years. With Barbara it hasn't.  I know that many fans want her to walk again, but I don't think she should. The depth her accident has given her character makes her a fascinating read in pretty much any book she's in. Oracle is everything a superhero should be, strong, resilient and determined. No matter what life has thrown at Babs she's managed to come out of it stronger and uses her talents to help others in whatever way she can. 
The only way I can think of making her character better is having  her and Dick getting back together, but that's mostly because i'm such a hopeless romantic when it comes to the two of them :)

#1 Posted by Erik (31395 posts) - - Show Bio

Really though. With all the super friends that she has, there is really no reasonable way to explain why she would stay in the wheelchair forever. She has magic friends, tech friends, science friends and all kinds of other things that could fix her. I am surprised it has not been fixed so far actually. 

#2 Posted by Nerd Of A Hero (808 posts) - - Show Bio
@Stamps:
I can understand why you said she shouldn't walk again. It's part of the tragedies of the character and if she were to walk again, what will she do next. Of course she'll still be a crime fighter, but will she be a new superhero or something, IDK. Still, I think she should move on with a new guy that's above yet similar to her, Oracle  and Dick had on and off relationships for a while now so it's about time to call it quits.
#3 Posted by Stamps (217 posts) - - Show Bio
@erik:  yeah I've wondered that myself. They definitely have the ability to give her the ability to walk again in the DCU. I've always thought that at the very least she could get a green lantern ring and walk via the power of the ring. I mean if any DC character has "willpower" it's her.
#4 Posted by Erik (31395 posts) - - Show Bio
@Stamps:  
Maybe I am wrong though and everyone actually hates her. They avoid fixing her because they want to see her suffer. 
#5 Posted by Stamps (217 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nerd Of A Hero:  I think they are trying to give her someone new in the Stephanie Brown Bat-girl series, after all those years of torturing Oracle fans with the ups and downs her and Dick's relationship, I think we deserve a happy ending for the two of them. :)
#6 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio
@erik said:
" @Stamps:  Maybe I am wrong though and everyone actually hates her. They avoid fixing her because they want to see her suffer.  "
LOL
#7 Posted by Stamps (217 posts) - - Show Bio
@erik:  ha ha maybe that's it.
#8 Posted by Nerd Of A Hero (808 posts) - - Show Bio
@Stamps:
Your right, she deserves a happy ending after the suffering she went through. But still, I'd say she should walk again, it's like DC universe don't have a place for her except taking the back seat.
#9 Posted by Stamps (217 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nerd Of A Hero:  I can totally see why people want to see her walk again.  Walk or not she most definitely deserves her happy ending, that we can agree on.
#10 Posted by xerox_kitty (15761 posts) - - Show Bio
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