So if there was no Oracle then she was always Batgirl and nobody else took the mantle. Also they're saying that the Killing Joke did happen but Babs was like "meh" for 3 years in her wheelchair...not even to help stop crime??? Now that I look back if there was no Oracle then there was no Birds of Prey with Huntress and Black Canary. That really sucks because I loved how she helped Stephanie Brown become the new Batgirl and for Wendy getting her life back on track. I'm all for new ideas but this...this is just taking 2 steps back. I also hated the fact that they're going with she got her outfit instead of creating it, that's like buying a costume instead of feeling the pride of making your own outfit. Other than that it's a shame that there is no development to her character persona.
I agree wholeheartedly. Personally, I always liked Cassandra better than Stephanie, BUT, having Babs return to the Batgirl persona & erasing both of her successors from DC history is a serious step backwards. Babs hasn't been Batgirl for YEARS and she still continued to be popular BECAUSE of her skills as a superhero info broker as well as the Birds of Prey leader. Her becoming mentor to the next gen Batgirls also made perfect sense & increased her street cred. I realize finding an excuse to keep her chair bound in a world full of super science & sorcery was difficult, but they could have thought of something, PLUS, she was a role model for disabled people in real life, taking names and kicking ass WITHOUT her legs. Oracle was awesome, her place in the DC universe was important & unique, she did not need to be Batgirl again to be cool...Not to mention, she's a grown woman last I checked unless they de-aged her to teenager status, bit old to call herself Batgirl again, & there's already a Batwoman on the block.