Barbara "Barb" Gordon (バーバラ・“バルブ”・ゴードン, Bābara "Barubu" Gōdon), also known as "Oracle" (オラクル, Orakuru), is a fictional character and protagonists of the Marvelous DC series created by C. B. Cebulski and Jim Lee.
She is the daughter of James Gordon. Providing intelligence and computer hacking services to assist others, she was the original Batgirl (バットガール, Battogāru) until she unrelatedly fell victim to an assault by Joker that left her paralyzed from the waist down.
Unwilling to succumb to her disability, she took her photographic memory, her intellect and computer knowledge to reinvent herself as an information broker to aid others and created the Birds of Prey to continue the fight against those wishing to harm others.
"I hope nobody's underestimating me... That's always a bad idea!"
Appearance & BiographyEdit
- Voice Actor: Tara Strong (English), Not Known (Japanese), Not Known (Arabic), Not Known (Basque), Not Known (Brazilian), Not Known (Cantonese), Not Known (Catalan), Not Known (Chinese), Not Known (Croatian), Not Known (Danish), Not Known (Dutch), Not Known (Finnish), Not Known (Filipino), Not Known (French), Not Known (Galician), Not Known (German), Not Known (Greek), Not Known (Hebrew), Not Known (Hong Kong), Not Known (Hungarian), Not Known (Indonesian), Not Known (Italian), Not Known (Korean), Not Known (Mandarin), Not Known (Norwegian), Not Known (Polish), Not Known (Portuguese), Not Known (Romanian), Not Known (Russian), Not Known (Serbian), Not Known (Spanish), Not Known (Swedish), Not Known (Tagalog), Not Known (Thai), Not Known (Valencian), Not Known (Ukrainian), Not Known (Brazilian Portuguese), Not Known (Canadian French), Not Known (European Spanish), Not Known (European Portuguese), Not Known (Latin American Spanish), Not Known (Latin Spanish), Not Known (Spain-Spanish)
Barbara Gordon is the daughter of GCPD Commissioner, James Gordon. Barbara was forbidden by her overprotective father from joining the GCPD. Instead, she took on the identity of Batgirl and was a crime-fighting partner of Batman's for years. But that all ended when Joker shot her through the spine. Paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair, Barbara adopts the new identity of Oracle, and aids the Dark Knight with her computer expertise, and provided Batman with a constant stream of information in the field to aid in his battle against crime.
As Barbara GordonEdit
Barbara is slender and fairly muscular build. She has blue eyes and orange hair, she usually wears her hair in a ponytail.
As Batgirl, she wears a dark gray form fitting costume with a black bat symbol, and black padding at the abdomen and lower back. She also has black boots, gloves and a black cape and cowl.
As of recently, Barbara now wears round glasses, confined to a wheelchair, and is always in civilian attire.
- Hair Color: Auburn
- Skin Color: Not Known
- Eye Color: Blue
- Age: Not Known
- Birthday: Not Known
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 126 lbs.
- Eidetic memory - almost total recall of everything she sees and reads.
- Extensive headquarters in Gotham City's Clock Tower, filled with information archives.
- High level hacking and computer skills.
Like all of Batman's protégés, Barbara takes her duties very seriously and like Batman, Nightwing and Robin, is a natural at leadership, often taking control when the situation calls for it.
- Justice Avengers
- Teen Titans
- Birds of Prey
- Jim Gordon (father)
- Sarah Gordon (mother; deceased)
- James Gordon, Jr. (brother)
- Robin/Red Robin (husband)
- Johnny Drake (son)
- League of Assassins
- Deathstroke - Enemy.
- Scarecrow - Enemy.
- Joker's Thugs
- Poison Ivy - Friend turned enemy.
- Killer Frost
- Solomon Grundy
- Trigon - Enemy.
- General Zod
- Gorilla Grodd
- Captain Cold
- Black Manta
- Black Adam
- The Joining
Abilities and PowersEdit
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced):
- Martial Arts:
- Stick Fighting:
- Eskrima: While serving as Batgirl and even afterwards as Oracle, Barbara has done excellently with eskrima sticks.
- Stick Fighting:
- Martial Arts:
- Vehicle Combat:
- Aerial Combat:
- Peak Human Condition:
- Peak Human Speed
- Peak Human Agility
- Peak Human Endurance
- Peak Human Stamina: As Batgirl, she is capable of blocking shurikens second before it hit target.
- Peak Human Reflexes
- Genius-Level Intellect: Well above-average intelligence, now an experienced hacker and investigator, with extra resources and technology provided by Batman/Bruce Wayne.
- Computer Operation:
- Computer Hacking: Barbara is so good at hacking that, as a high school student, she was able to hack even Batman's communications with little effort.
- Tactical Analysis:
- Restricted Mobility: Paralyzed from the waist down.
- Eskrima Sticks:
- Compact Laser:
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Notes & TriviaEdit
- Barbara Gordon first appeared in Detective Comics #359 (January 1967).
- Oracle maintains control over the twelve technologically advanced satellites that were created by Lex Luthor during his tenure as President of the United States. She can also access any and all items perpetrated by the Pentagon, no matter how secret, much to their dismay.
- Despite being paralyzed from the waist down, Oracle went under the tutelage of Richard Dragon, thanks to a tip from a computer programmer dubbed "Matches", and has extensive skills with eskrima fighting sticks, small firearms, and Batarangs; she customarily keeps a pair of eskrima sticks stored in the armrests of her wheelchair as a contingency.
- Blessed with a photographic memory, Barbara reads dozens of the world's top newspapers and magazines daily. She's also constantly gathering information from other, less public sources, such as the CIA's mainframe, not to mention the data networks of the FBI, NSA and Interpol (all without their knowledge or consent).
- Barbara Gordon graduated summa cum laude ("with very great honor") with a Ph.D and doctorate in library science at Gotham State University.
- The first criminal Barbara "caught" as Oracle was a technopath called Ashley Mavis Powell (aka Interface) who was a child abuser and money launder.
- Harley Quinn has discovered the existence of Oracle and sometimes makes prank calls to her late at night, much to Oracle's annoyance.