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Real Identity: Barbara Gordon Junior
Affiliations: Riddler University and Bat-Family
Appearances (Episodes): Riddle U, Batman's Back, Man, There's No Place to Go But Down, Inner (Para)Demons, Lover's Quarrel, There's No Ivy in Team, A Thief, A Mole, An Orgy, Joker: The Killing Vote, Another Sharkley Adventure, Batman Begins Forever, Climax at Jazzapajizza, The Horse and The Sparrow, Gotham's Hottest Hotties, B.I.T.C.H., The First Person to Come Back From a Business Conference Without Chlamydia, Getting Ice Dick, Don't Wait Up, Metamorphosis, The Most Culturally Impactful Film Franchise of All Time, Potato Based Cloning Incident, and Killer's Block
Appearances (Comics): Journey To Love Part 3, Journey To Love Part 6, The Real Sidekicks of New Gotham (Double Date, Identity Crisis, and Tawny Tawks!), Challenge Your Fighters, Knocked The Fuck Out, Boss Bitches, Stakeout, Batharl, and Where Do We Go From Here?
Powers/Skills: Above Average Agility, Above Average Physical Attributes, and Unarmed Combat
Voiced By: Briana Cuoco
(Comic Canon only) Batman dispatched Batgirl to meet up with Nightwing at the Bludhaven Rest Stop to talk down Commissioner Gordon from his obsession with killing and capturing Harley Quinn so that the President of the United States would add Gotham City back to the nation. Amid a stand-off between Nightwing and Gordon, Batgirl pulled up on her Batcycle. Gordon hesitated but stated he lost everything already and his path to redemption was bringing in Harley. He ordered them to move. Batgirl reminded him he didn't lose his daughter yet and he didn't want to embarrass or disappoint her. He backed down. It turned out Barbara Gordon also had a bet going with Stephanie that Harley and Ivy would stay together. Commissioner Gordon stewed in a Bludhaven hotel with his daughter. She had no idea how to get him to realize he needed help. Her thoughts were interrupted by a call from Steph. Steph just got back from a getaway with Chad and learned her dad lost it.
Barbara didn't want to get into it and changed the subject to "Harlivy." She reckoned Steph was going to lose their bet and she was going to have to pay for Burrito Bucket for a month. Steph countered she was going to lose, not her then asked what was new. Barbara Gordon concluded he gave up on chasing them since they were in Detroit but noted they looked so cute together. Steph was confused. She clarified she saw them on TV and lied her father was calling her then hung up. Barbara hated lying to her best friend but she couldn't let her know she was Batgirl. She later watched Tawny Young's Detroit report about her father bungling another attempt to arrest Harley and Ivy.
On the day before finals, Batgirl supervised a park clean-up sponsored by Jazzapajizza. Barbara Gordon went to Noah Kuttler's dorm room for a study session. He was prickly since she missed the last two. She apologized and presented a peace offering, the banned Venom drinks. Kuttler recalled it killed 10 people last year. Gordon explained that was because the drink was mixed with rock candy and revealed she had poison control on speed dial just in case. Kuttler pondered his reply. She made her innocent face. He caved and let her in. He reminded her of rule number one of coding: no open liquids near the work station. Gordon recited it would ruin the computer and corrupt the code. She noted her father kept sending her his ClipClops and she didn't have the heart to tell him how cringe they were. Kuttler stated he wasn't on and warned her to be careful because she could get her bank details stolen or get doxxed. He brought up Gotham didn't have anyone patrolling the digital domain. She moved her drink on his prompt. The next morning, she got more texts from Jim Gordon asking what "going viral" meant and if that was a STD.
Gordon got another text from Jim Gordon worrying about being hacked. She recalled ClipClop was owned by Waynebook and thought the server was down. By the time she got to her class, she realized it was a network error and she could not access the site at all. She asked Kuttler if Waynebook was working for him. He told her it was down all morning, drawing her suspicion. The professor told the class they had one hour to hack into Wayne Security and they would be graded on their methods of getting in. She mentioned Wayne Security was letting them test their security in exchange for their school getting a huge donation. Kuttler thought Wayne should redistribute his wealth instead. Gordon found Wayne Security's levels of security boring but discovered someone accessed WayneBook through it and investigated. She chased an interloper claiming to be Batgirl. She noticed Kuttler had way too much code on his laptop for a simple final and realized he was the one breaking into Waynebook. She pretended to knock her Venom drink onto his laptop and fried it.
Kuttler vowed the rich weren't safe and vanished. She realized he was stealing Bruce Wayne's bank information and trusts. She secured Waynebook then finished her final. As she thought, "Martha" was the last password. She got another text from her father asking what his ClipClop password was because he got kicked out. In the Batcave, Batgirl chided Robin for trying to imitate Batman. Robin believed nothing could hurt him since he was raised by the League of Shadows and Batman was his father. Batgirl was a guest on the first episode of Tawny Talks but Frank was unimpressed by her entrance by grapnel since he saw Batman do it over and over. Young inquired where she and the Macaroni came from but they were interrupted by the Calculator. Calculator claimed to know the secret identity of Batgirl but King Shark got the audience more excited about Macaroni. Calculator told them to shut up and sent texts to everyone's phones claiming Batgirl was Barbara Gordon.
King Shark found the segment boring but liked Clayface's idea to turn into whoever Calculator named. Jim Gordon happened to be in the audience and questioned Calculator's credibility. Batgirl pointed out Barbara Gordon was in the audience. Calculator vowed he would be back and would spill all of Gotham's secrets. Robin and Batgirl swooped down and joined Harley in a fight against Bane in the streets. Robin and Harley traded barbs amid Batgirl asking him to give her a chance. Nightwing finally arrived and drop kicked Bane. Batgirl called him on his tardiness and he joked he would ask the criminals to hurry up next time. He took a punch from Bane. Harley took out Bane with her bat. Batgirl attempted to livestream and introduce the newest member of the Bat-Family but Harley was already gone. Hours later, Harley met the Bat-Family on the roof of the Gotham City Police Department headquarters. Robin and Batgirl sparred.
Harley wondered why they weren't in the Batcave. Robin quickly answered they won't let a common thief on their estate. Harley suggested someone take the silver dictionary out his mouth and give him some candy. Robin got irritated by her touching the Batsignal and stated it imbued fear in the hearts of villains and instilled hope in Gothamites. Harley called it a nightlight that let villains know when Batman was on his way. Batgirl assured Harley he just gets cranky when he's hungry. He denied it. Batgirl added he was jealous she got to drive the Batmobile when he couldn't see over the dashboard. He denied it. Harley and Batgirl sparred. She insisted Harley was a hero and deserved to be with the Bat-Family. Harley questioned that and brought up her past incarcerations at Arkham Asylum then questioned how Ivy could love her after she ruined her Edin plans, teamed up with the Bat-Family, and lied to her about it. Batgirl tried to console her as she sobbed.
Batgirl took notice of a string of arson cases and looked into it. She soon traced them to Lady Firefly. She showed Nightwing a video of Tawny Young interviewing the only living eyewitness, Austin Pike. As Batgirl and Nightwing left the Batcave to search for Lady Firefly, Alfred Pennyworth hailed them on comms and informed them Austin Pike's primary guardian was his sister Bridgit who was the new Firefly. He was sure Lady Firefly would go to the Gotham City Police Department to get her brother. Batgirl and Nightwing took on Lady Firefly in an immolated interrogation room. Batgirl leaped off the table and slugged Lady Firefly then Nightwing kicked her helmet, exposing her face. Batgirl threw out a canister that put out the fire. Austin convinced his sister to reveal why she was burning down neighborhoods. Batgirl and Nightwing knew little of Black Mask, the mobster who hired Lady Firefly and a former underling of the late Penguin.
Batgirl tried to call Harley but got her voicemail and opted to reschedule the meeting for the next day. Nightwing was aghast and didn't think Batman would approve of Harley's involvement or moving a debrief for her. He drove off. Batgirl retorted Batman wouldn't approve of leaving teammates behind. Pennyworth told Batgirl over comms he contacted Amanda Waller and someone would meet her at A.R.G.U.S. while Austin went into protective custody. She sent a text to Harley. Austin asked Batgirl what he should do next. Pennyworth revealed he would have the Wayne Foundation make a donation in Austin's name, help him with a place to stay, and finding him proper employment. He also remotely sent the Batmobile to find Harley Quinn. During training at an off-site facility, Batgirl briefed the others about Black Mask and asked if anyone knew anything more. Harley brought up encountering him at the Boomboom Room the other day and his ultimatum. Batgirl was still unsure of what he had to gain from burning Penguin's territory. Nightwing speculated it was part of his plan to take over the city. Harley got a text from Joker about Black Mask holding him hostage then shared it with the others.
The Bat-Family made short work of Black Mask's False Face Society but he got away. Vixen contacted Batgirl to reaffirm she was delivering "the package" in person the next evening. Robin blamed Harley for failing to capture Mask but she then shared a tip that the Legion of Doom was restructuring and bringing in more villains. Nightwing suggested a stakeout. Batgirl took Harley aside and asked what was wrong. Harley lied she was just hormonal. The next day, Harley Quinn went to Goodielicious to meet with Batgirl about a mission. She found Batgirl taking a selfie with two fans. She thanked them for subscribing. Batgirl was excited she came and admitted she wasn't sure she would then hugged her. Harley advised not to do that in public or at all. Batgirl remembered boundaries were important to Harley. She presented a peace offering in the form of milkshakes. Harley was shocked Batgirl trusted her enough to tell her the details of the next mission. They were about to leave to pick up "the package" from Vixen but Lady Marabunta attacked a young girl named Tiffany Fox in a mech suit. She blamed Fox for Black Mask's mission failing and wondered what her father would pay for her safety.
Batgirl wondered if Harley was a chaos magnet. She declared it was a job for the Batgirls. Harley wasn't feeling it and suggested taking a Quips 101 class. While Batgirl distracted Marabunta, Harley extracted Fox and took her to safety. Harley recognized her from City Hall. Fox wondered who the hell kidnapped her. Batgirl was thrown at a car but Harley tackled her off to the side. Batgirl hailed Nightwing on comms and asked him to meet Vixen at the Bat-Warehouse but he refused. In the confusion, they lost Marabunta and fought a doppelganger they thought was the real deal. Batgirl and Harley returned to the Bat-Warehouse. Batgirl objected to Harley using torture but the latter promised to only harm Marabunta. Clayface revealed himself to Batgirl's befuddlement. They dropped Fox off then returned and found Vixen was already there. Vixen introduced Cassandra Cain and told them she was was the most important person in their lives for the next few days.
Batgirl was not happy with babysitting but Nightwing simplified it as making sue she was fed and entertained. He pointed out Robin had the latter covered. Nightwing left to meet with a Bludhaven source for a lead on Lady Marabunta. Batgirl realized Robin was right and he was a butthead. Batgirl asked Cain if she would like to learn some self-defense moves. Determined not to get kidnapped again, Tiffany Fox arrived at the Bat-Warehouse. Robin wanted to know how she found them. She reminded them her father was Lucius Fox. Robin was satisfied and allowed her continued presence. Batgirl asked her and Cassandra Cain if either of them knew any self-defense moves. Fox replied he knew only what her brother Luke taught her. Batgirl continued with her lesson but was caught off-guard when Cain headbutted her in the chest then hit her in the chin with a knee and left her on the floor of the ring. Robin was smitten with Cain and wondered if he was feeling love.
Batgirl later got a call from Nightwing about a secret lair under the Boomboom Room. They prepared to head out. The four met up with Nightwing across from the Boomboom Room. Nightwing was livid she brought children to fight crime at a strip club. Batgirl advised him to to underestimate Orphan and Flying Fox. They spotted Black Mask and Lady Marabunta and confronted them. In the fight, Batgirl took out Marabunta with a right punch. The Bat-Family escorted the police van to Blackgate Penitentiary but were attacked by Poison Ivy and her Ladies and Nonbinaries of Doom. Back at the Bat-Warehouse, Nightwing voiced his disdain for Harley. Batgirl pointed out he wasn't complaining when she was complimenting his ass. Vixen stuck up for her and pointed out that considering the circumstances, she did all right. Later that night, Batgirl texted Harley to show up bright and early tomorrow at the Batcave for her first day on the job.