Being the daughter of Commissioner Gordon, Barbara Gordon grew up in a household filled with police officers and their stories. After graduating from college at an early age, Barbara decided that she wanted to join the Gotham City Police Department and follow in her father's footsteps, but he wouldn't allow it. One night, at a Masquerade Ball, Barbara wore a homemade "female Batman" costume as a jive against her father and ended up stopping a planned kidnapping on billionaire Bruce Wayne by Killer Moth. Realizing that this was how she could fight crime, Barbara decided to keep the Batgirl moniker.
Though Batman didn't approve of her at first, he eventually came to accept her due to urges from Alfred and revealed his identity as Bruce Wayne to her. She worked with the Dynamic Duo, until Robin left when she became Batman's primary partner, until a new Robin was recruited.
Batgirl is romantically interested in Nightwing and is friends with Supergirl, despite Batman-family members not normally getting along with their Superman-family counterparts. Batgirl has rivalries with Batman's female enemies, particularly Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. She has also mentored Stephanie Brown.
Batgirl is a member of the Bat-family which primarily consists of Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood, Red Robin, Alfred Pennyworth, and Commissioner Gordon. Batgirl has also led the Birds of Prey, a team of female super heroes. Her main agents being Huntress and Black Canary, though Power Girl, Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Katana, Lady Shiva, and even Poison Ivy have been members. Like, Nightwing, Supergirl, Huntress, Black Canary, Shazam!, Zatanna, Hawkman, and Hawkgirl, Batgirl occasionally works with the Justice League, which mainly includes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Martian Manhunter.
- Character Change (Oracle)
- Photo Mode
- Projectile Rebound
- Security Access
- Transform (Batgirl)