Barbara Gordon is the daughter of GCPD Commissioner James Gordon, and also the costumed vigilante Batgirl, acting as a protégé of Batman, much like Nightwing and Robin once were[1].


Early life

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Becoming Batgirl

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  • Peak Human Condition: Batgirl, as a tremendously skilled acrobat and vigilante, is in peak physical condition from frequent intense workouts and her numerous vigilante escapades, with her abilities being heightened to the peak of human potential.
    • Peak Human Agility: Batgirl is superbly nimble and agile, having trained in acrobatics prior to her career as a vigilante, and later learning under Batman's tutelage to effectively utilize her agility in combat.
  • Expert Combatant: Batgirl, as the daughter of Commissioner James Gordon, is well trained in hand-to-hand combat, and later armed combat under Batman's guidance, which made her extremely skilled in martial arts, enough to serve alongside Batman as his protegé vigilante.

  • Human Vulnerabilities: Batgirl's greatest weakness is that she is a human with no enhanced strength, speed, durability, or metahuman powers, therefore making her vulnerable to the physical attacks of stronger and more powerful opponents. Batgirl, however, usually compensates for this quite well with her highly durable vigilante suit, tremendous combat skills, exceptional agility, and sophisticated technological gadgets.

  • Batarangs: Barbara, under the tutelage of Batman, was instructed to uilize Batman's extremely sharp and non-lethal throwing gadgets, carrying out various different tasks, from incapacitating criminals to breaking through windows.
  • Utility belt: As Batgirl, Barbara utilized a specially designed belt, with its many pouches filled with an arsenal of numerous gadgets and tools at all times, to aid her in her mission.
  • Grapple Gun: As Batgirl, Barbara used a line launching, multi-purpose handgun-like device that fires a retractable, detachable line with a mechanized clawed end, which Batgirl utilized to traverse Gotham City.






  • In the DC Comics universe, Barbara Gordon becomes the genius hacker and polyglot Oracle after an injury paralyzes her from the waist down, with her effectively serving as the Bat Family's mediator while patrolling Gotham.
    • She's also served as mediator for members of the Justice League at times.

Behind the scenes

  • Nicolas Winding Refn, Priyanka Chopra, Lindsey Morgan and Alycia Debnam-Carey expressed interest in portraying Batgirl.
  • Kate Davies-Speak is campaigning for the role of Batgirl with the hastag #katedaviesforbatgirl.
  • Alicia Silverstone who played Batgirl in Batman & Robin stated that she would love to play the character again.


  1. ‘Batgirl’ Movie: Joss Whedon to Direct Standalone Film (EXCLUSIVE)

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