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Barbara Gordon aka Oracle was Batman's former protégé who used the Batgirl mantle until she was left wheelchair bound by the Joker. She now fights crime a different way, using her technological and surveillance expertise to assist Huntress while she's out in the field.



Barbara as Batgirl before becoming Oracle.

Once Batman's protegé, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), was caught in the crossfire in the war between Batman and the Joker. She fought crime a different way as Oracle, master of the cyber realm and trainer to heroes. After she took in Helena Kyle as a child after her mother was murdered, Barbara trained Helena to become New Gotham City's protector.

Dr. Harleen Quinzel discovered Barbara's dual identity, after she manipulated Helena into revealing all of her secrets. Occupying Barbara's base of operations, the Clock Tower, Quinzel killed Barbara's boyfriend, Wade Brixton. In battle, Barbara managed to overpower Quinzel and attempted to exact revenge by killing her, but was brought back to her senses by Helena.

Behind the scenes[]

  • Barbara Gordon was played by American actress, Dina Meyer. Instead of the manual wheelchair that Oracle used in the comics, she used an electric-powered wheelchair in the series. The chair was once upgraded by Barbara to be controlled by her hands via special center, rather than using the joystick. Rather than being a librarian or a computer expert, Oracle in that series was a high-school English teacher.


  • The Batgirl costume that was used in that show is the same costume that was used by Alicia Silverstone in Batman & Robin, only it was repainted with gold accents from the comics. Her cowl was a repaint of the cowl Alicia briefly wore with her ice armor in the movie. The suit’s bat-symbol was also redesigned to be more comic accurate.
  • This is the only live-action appearance of Oracle to date.