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Disambiguation

This page is for the 5th Batgirl, Charlie Gage-Radcliffe.

Origin

During their first meeting Misfit tells Oracle that her mother is a movie star, that she lives in a mansion, has lots of friends and is the most popular girl in school. Several issues later it is revealed that Misfit is actually homeless. She used to live with her mother and baby sister, but they were killed along with fifteen others when a fire broke out in their apartment building.

Misfit's writer Gail Simone later revealed that she had wanted to explore Misfit's real origin, but was unable to do so before DC Comics rebooted their comics and started the New 52 series. Simone explained a in a short interview that Misfit was actually born on Gemworld and had been a princess of the Ruby House. She was sent to Earth to hide after her real family was murdered. Although her memory was erased, she retained her power to 'bounce' (teleport) as well as fighting skills.

Creation

Misfit was created by writer Gail Simone, and artists Nicola Scott and Paulo Siqueira. She first appeared in the 96th issue of Birds of Prey, in 2006.

Major Story Arcs

New Batgirl?!

Misfit made her début wearing a Batgirl costume which looked like the same one that Barbara Gordon used to wear. She used a Batarang and the couple whom she rescued called her Batgirl. Though it is still unclear exactly when Misfit first learned she could "Bounce" as she calls it, we do know her motivations to be a hero. The Birds of Prey caught wind of this and set out to find this new "Batgirl". They have Gypsy pretend she is being attacked to lure her out. They saw that she has metahuman powers, such as teleportation and healing. She also seemed to know the identity of Huntress. She fought Oracle in the headquarters and was persuaded not the use the moniker Batgirl any more. She now goes by Misfit and is a full-time member of the Birds of Prey.Misfit has a characteristic battle cry :"Dark Vengeance!".

Misfit has a habit of teleporting into battles that she where way out of her league, including the knock down drag out rumble between the Birds Of Prey and the Secret Six. However, the worst occasion was when Misfit bounced to the aid of Huntress against a Transformer-esque robot. Misfit bounced right into the cockpit of the vehicle and knocked out its operator. But Misfit then tried to deactivate the machine without awaiting Oracle's instruction, The result being the vaporization of a large portion of Metropolis. Misfit was unable to bounce the operator out with her, and she along with countless others died. Superman placed the blame entirely on the Birds, but Misfit took all the blame for herself.

In a recent Birds of Prey storyline, Misfit also finds out she and Black Alice are blood relations during a run-in with the Dark Side Club.

In the recent Birds Of Prey story arc, Death of Oracle, Misfit is shown as one of the few people that still know that Barbara Gordon is still alive.

Alternate Realities

As Huntress

In the Teen Titans storyline Titans of Tomorrow...today!, Charlotte's adult self has become the Huntress and has dyed her hair blonde.Her battle cry seems to be the same in this alternate future.

Powers and Abilities

Eliminating four people almost instantly.

Misfit has the ability to teleport or "Bounce" as she calls it. Oracle claims that Misfit is "the most powerful teleporter I've ever encountered." It is also proven that she is invisible to sensors designed to detect even Martian Manhunter. That is seen when Misfit entered Oracle 's home without triggering any alarms. Misfit also possesses a powerful healing factor. Teleporting after being wounded heals her instantly as seen after she takes a bullet to the abdomen. She has also learned to blend martial arts with her ability and is extremely useful in a fight able to engage multiple opponents across a room.

Misfit discovered her powers were magic-based during a run in with Black Alice.

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