In terms of a group of heroes, Gotham City's generally fare pretty poorly when it comes to a feminine presence. While that is not to take away from the likes of any of the Batgirls or Batwoman, the fact is that most of the characters do not have a mother type of figure in their lives outside of the memory of one. Bruce, Dick, Tim, Jason all only know their mothers as a memory. In other cases as with Cassasndra the mother figure is elusive and not really in her life either. There are of course some mother-like influences. For instance, the services which Alfred performs are those which are generally considered more feminine even if he himself is also a strong male figure in all of their lives. Another example is also Leslie Thompkins, while not acting as a mother per se, still acts as a moral guide and provides advice that one might expect from a mother. Outside of these two though there is also another mother figure in for the Gotham heroes, albeit one less conventional, and that is Talia. While she is mostly absent from the lives of these characters she has indeed in the past proven to be extremely loyal to her son Damian. In another sense, she also acts as a sort of surrogate mother figure to Jason from time-to-time, even going so far as to be there and sort of responsible for his second birth (from the Lazarus Pit.) Of course, in many ways the tales of Gotham City are those of an extreme, however it is not usually considered that one of those extremes is a strong father figure (that being Bruce) but no corresponding female figure to aid him.