Batgirl

History

Barbara Gordon is the beloved daughter of Jim Gordon — and therefore the entire Gotham City Police Department. Born in Gotham as the oldest of two children, her world is small — small and corrupt and dangerous. But that is the soil that can breed something good and full of heart. While always under the watchful eye of every Jim Gordon loyalist in Gotham City, Barbara lived a happy and simple childhood in a city that is anything but.

She proved to be quite the brainiac as a young child — gifted, some would say. With that came all levels of social awkwardness because no one is gifted at everything. Barbara's friend group was incredibly small — but her best friend was Zane Oldman and the two would become the founding members of the podcast VigiWatch in high school to feed their obsessions with vigilantes. Barbara was particularly obsessed with Batman, and often defended his purpose around her dad.

When Barbara was eleven, she pressed her dad into letting her take martial arts training. She sold it as a way to stay active and because it was something she hadn't tried yet; deep down inside, she wanted to be a fighter. It was a layer of adrenaline she had not experienced yet. Like most things that Barbara puts her mind to, she excelled in martial arts, gaining her first black belt within the first year, and ending up a regional competitor by the time she was in high school.

Earning a full ride to Barnard College in New York City, Barbara embraced her move from Gotham as a way to really focus on her goals. She was accepted into the Criminal Sciences department and began to work on her degree that would help pave the way for her to eventually apply for Gotham PD.

During her winter break, she managed to convince Jim to let her spend a few days with him at GCPD. A poor rookie cop named Jake Toredelo was assigned her tour guide, and the two spent much of the day in the bullpen where Jake tried to impress Barbara with his know-how and skills, and Barbara tried to learn more about what Batman had been up to in Gotham.

That's when the Precinct erupted into chaos. Three criminals had broken free before they could be fully detained and were wreaking havoc throughout the building. Jake and Barbara crossed one of their paths near the conference rooms. Jake put up a great show of force, but was taken out. Barbara ran for it, ducking into a room that was being used for the ongoing case against Batman.

In the room, she found a rough display of Batman's suit. In what can only be called a choice of spirit, Barbara donned the suit and cowl. It was laughable — in some ways — running tights and an Under Armor shirt with a rough cape and cowl. But putting it on seemed to imbue Barbara with something. She stormed back out into the halls of the almost-vacant floor, and took out the thug who had knocked out Jake and then went on a hunt to find the other two.

In one of the stairwells, she met another of the thugs. This one proved to be an actual challenge, and Barbara was almost dispatched before the actual Batman interceded. He defeated the criminal, and immediately turned on Barbara to chastise her for making such a foolish choice to go after a criminal element on her own. She fired back at him, making it clear that he needed allies. She left him standing in the stairwell, going to return the half-assed costume so that her dad wouldn't find her like this.

Something must have hit home, even if Batman is impossible to read. On the last night of her winter break, Batman visited the Gordon home, finding Barbara in the garage working on her motorcycle. He didn't come with compliments, but neither did he come with reprimand. He simply offered her a chance to do what she was meant to do: bring justice to an unjust Gotham. Only once she agreed did he reveal that he was actually Bruce Wayne. Dumbfounded, all she could do was accept the gift he brought: her very first utility belt, complete with her first set of batarangs.

Barbara returned to Gotham soon after, transferring to Gotham University to pursue a degree in library sciences. She worked on becoming one of Gotham's youngest head librarians, all while serving the streets as Batgirl alongside Batman and the first Robin. She had a close love for her other family — particularly as it grew in side and diversity — and looked after each one in turn.

In the spring of 2018, Barbara Gordon got drawn into the grief and mystery of the man named Frank Castle. Becoming one of his allies, Barbara crossed many lines that she swore she would never do — one of which being working with a known villain. Working with Owen Mercer was an unexpected change in Barbara's core code, but so was aligning herself with Frank Castle. She helped him find justice… and revenge… even if she never took a life herself.

Recent Events

November 2018:

  • With Dinah Lance, Barbara Gordon reinstates the Birds of Prey; Tony Stark assists her in repairing the Oracle Mainframe AI, and the newborn system is given the name ALTHENE — Articulate Leadership & Teamwork Heuristic Environment for Neighborhood Enforcement.
  • Her old roommate Alysia Yeoh became possessed by a demon, that was then exorcised by Barbara Gordon's old flame John Constantine. Their relationship rekindled after that, Barbara unknowing that John was freshly out of a long-term relationship with Zatanna Zatara.

Personality

Barbara is intelligent, mischievous, and confident. She enters almost every situation with the ease of a chameleon. She does not mind being the smartest person in the room, and is not terribly modest or humble about it either. She knows who she is, what she's capable of, and does not see the need to shy away from that.

RP Hooks

GOTHAM KNIGHTS

BIRDS OF PREY

NERD

STARK UNLIMITED

Relationships

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Character Sheet

Unpowered.

Miscellaneous

"I'm not Barbara Gordon. I have to keep remembering that. Tonight, I'm not Barbara. Tonight, I'm not the Police Commissioner's daughter. Tonight, I'm the one who pored over the details of the confidential police and reports when her dad wasn't looking… Tonight? Tonight, I'm Batgirl."
—Gail Simone

Gallery

Appearances

May 11, 2019. A Little Work in the Graveyard

Constantine and Batgirl finish some work in the graveyard and stirs up a Gentleman Ghost

Posted On: 12 May 2019 06:00 (Related Tags: batgirl constantine gentleman-ghost)


April 09, 2019. All You Can Do

Firestorm comes across Batgirl during a late night flyby and stops for a chat.

Posted On: 10 Apr 2019 06:25 (Related Tags: batgirl firestorm)


February 12, 2019. Curiosity Drew a Bat

Batgirl comes across someone unusual during her patrol on a quiet winter evening.

Posted On: 22 Feb 2019 01:31 (Related Tags: batgirl gentleman-ghost)


February 09, 2019. Not Quite Dead Yet

After the attack described in Tones of Home, John and Babs have a somewhat cantankerous discussion of costs and risk.

Posted On: 11 Mar 2019 17:21 (Related Tags: batgirl constantine)


February 09, 2019. Tones of Home

Sherwood Florists comes under threat by more of the demonic assassins Batgirl had faced beneath the city— though more questions than answers are had amidst the blame and tension that result. Awkward.

Posted On: 10 Feb 2019 18:41 (Related Tags: batgirl black-canary constantine)


January 19, 2019. Think It Like The Street

Dinah and Barbara unpack the recent intel on the Whispers and realize they need a new perspective

Posted On: 21 Jan 2019 04:39 (Related Tags: batgirl black-canary)


January 19, 2019. What They Do In The Shadows

A crack team of Batgirl, Jessica Jones, Zatanna Zatara and Red Robin explore the sewer network of Gotham City in search for more clues about the Whisper Gang and its sudden affinity for shadow magic.

Posted On: 19 Jan 2019 06:59 (Related Tags: batgirl jessica-jones red-robin zatanna-zatara)


January 10, 2019. It's Totally Safe

Tony has a surprise for Bart's cat. Pepper and Barbara are naturally concerned.

Posted On: 12 Jan 2019 07:03 (Related Tags: batgirl impulse iron-man pepper-potts)


January 08, 2019. Kill Your Darlings

After the Crossroads, Barbara comes home to find a John Constantine drinking away the painful consequences of the cost of magic.

Posted On: 12 Jan 2019 07:29 (Related Tags: batgirl constantine)


January 08, 2019. The Punished Punisher

Frank brings Max down to visit Dinah and Babs, even though he shouldn't be moving.

Posted On: 10 Jan 2019 04:04 (Related Tags: batgirl black-canary punisher)


January 07, 2019. High-Flying Vigilantes

Batgirl runs into Arsenal bogarting her gargoyle, and they break up a mob poker game.

Posted On: 08 Jan 2019 06:24 (Related Tags: arsenal batgirl)


January 04, 2019. Coffee Angel and the Punisher's Gordon

Barbara visits Dick at the precinct with a gift of coffee and some information about their ongoing investigation of the Hellraisers.

Posted On: 05 Jan 2019 08:44 (Related Tags: batgirl nightwing)


January 03, 2019. Double-Dipping

Barbara finally gets a meeting with Tony Stark about his job offer, and John Constantine sees an opportunity to tag along.

Posted On: 04 Jan 2019 07:46 (Related Tags: batgirl constantine iron-man)


January 02, 2019. Therapy Dog

Max (and Frank) help Babs with some of her anger issues, or at least with a temporarily-better mood.

Posted On: 04 Jan 2019 23:24 (Related Tags: batgirl punisher)


January 02, 2019. Breakfast Blues

2019 is proving to already be a great year — except not. Particularly in the Lance-Gordon household.

Posted On: 03 Jan 2019 06:59 (Related Tags: batgirl black-canary constantine)


Batgirl
Barbara Gordon is Batgirl
Barbara Gordon is Batgirl
Full Name: Barbara Gordon
Code Name: Batgirl
Occupation: Librarian
Aliases: Oracle (The Hacker)
Reg. Status: Human
Alignment: Neutral
Home Turf: Gotham
Affiliations: Bat Family, Gotham Knights, Birds of Prey, Stark Unlimited
Physical Information
Gender: Female
Species: Human
Species Detail: Not Applicable
Age: 26
Height: 5'6"
Build: Unassumingly Fit
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Blue
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Sophie Turner
Theme Song: "White Flag" - Bishop Briggs
Character Type: FC
Universe: DC
Wiki Tag: batgirl
Played Since: 18 Nov 2018

Last Posted Activity: 12 May 2019 06:00

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