From DC Database
School teacher; Crime-fighter
Once the caped crime-fighter known as Batgirl, Barbara Gordon's costumed career came to an end when a madman's bullet shattered her spine. Now she fights crime from behind a computer screen as the Oracle - leader of the Birds of Prey (TV Series)
Birds of Prey Episode: Pilot
In Birds of Prey (TV Series)
, Barbara Gordon (New Earth)
is seen as a schoolteacher suffering from paralysis. She works with Helena Bertinelli (New Earth)
, also known as Huntress
, who is the apparent daughter of Catwoman
. Being the previous Batgirl
, Barbara can teach Helena to be a crime-fighter, even through their methods differ on occasion. Later in the series, a Black Canary
like girl is added to the team and also taught by Oracle
, who allows her to live in the Gotham Clock Tower
, after running away to New Gotham
. Barbara has created technology that allows her limited periods of mobility, which she used to confront Shiva Nataraja (New Earth)
Powers and Abilities
- Computer Operation: Barbara Gordon was an expert in all areas relating to computer technology including operation, networking, cryptography, surveillance, counter-surveillance and hacking.
- Master Combatant: Prior to her paralysis, Barbara Gordon was a highly trained physical combatant. Even after the incident that cost her the use of her legs, she still maintained an intensive regiment of daily exercise and kept herself in top fighting form.
- Pedagogy: Barbara is a school teacher specializing in literature.
: Barbara Gordon possessed the strength level of a woman her age, size and weight who engaged in intensive regular exercise.
Barbara's paralysis prevented her from engaging in field work most of the time. Although she eventually found a way around such inconveniences, her solutions only allowed her limited periods of mobility.
Barbara invented an electronic device that enabled her full mobility for limited periods of time.
Wheelchair, Barbara also drives a Black Hummer.
As Batgirl, Barbara kept a supply of sharpened throwing darts commonly known as Batarangs. As Oracle, she employed a pair of truncheons as a means of self-defense.
- The role of Barbara Gordon was played by actress Dina Meyer.
Links and References
- Dina Meyer profile at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB)