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Dr Who

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Oracle
Type: Computer
Created by: Minyans
Appearances: DW: Underworld

The Oracle was the computer of the P7E that ruled over the Minyans living in the cavernous nameless planet that it ruled.

Profile

The Oracle had a female persona and possessed had higher level reasoning functions. The Oracle had created and oversaw a society created from the race banks, which had been carried on-board the P7E and which it now guarded jealously.

It created a society enforced by the Seers, robed robots or cyborgs, served the surviving Minyans. The Oracle was destroyed by the two 2000 megaton bombs it had intended for the R1C. (DW: Underworld)

Behind the Scenes

The plot and names used in Underworld make reference to the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts.

Aliens and Enemies of Season 15
Horror of Fang Rock:Rutan Host The Invisible Enemy: The Swarm Image of the Fendahl: The Fendahl  • Maximillian Stael  • Thea Ransome The Sun Makers: Gatherer Hade  • The Collector  • Usurians Underworld: Minyans  • Oracle  • Seers  • Guards  • Trogs The Invasion of Time: Sontarans  • Stor  • Vardans  • Time Lords

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Memory-beta

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The Oracle of the People was the name for the central computer of the Yonada worldship built by the Fabrini. It was revered by the Fabrini as a god.

Initally, the Oracle was intended to be a guide for the people of Yonada, which would advise the leadership on Yonada on how best to run the world-ship as it made its way towards Lorina. Over the centuries, the people began to ignore the advise of the Oracle, which resulted in severe environmental problems on Yonada. This resulted in a number of violent upheavals, the last of which brough a fundamentalist regime to power.

Afterwards, the Oracle was reprogrammed with these new fundamentalist idealogy. The Oracle then enforced its will through the use of the "instrument of obedience" which could control the thoughts and actions of the inhabitants. (TOS novel: Ex Machina). During the course of Yonada's voyage, the computer had malfunctioned and diverted the worldship's course from entering into orbit over Daran IV to a collision course with Daran V.

In 2268, Captain James T. Kirk, Commander Spock and Dr. Leonard McCoy successfully disabled the Oracle and corrected the worldship's course to Daran IV. (TOS episode: "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky")

Following the establishment of the Lorina colony in 2270, many citizens wanted to restore the Oracle's control over their lives as the early days of establishing the colony had been hard. In 2273, a group of extremists led by Dovakru succeeding in boarding Yonada and attempted to reactive the Oracle. Fortunately, they were stopped by Admiral Kirk and a team from the Enterprise. (TOS novel: Ex Machina)


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DC Comics

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Character Template Character Template
Real Name
Current Alias

Aliases
Barb, Batgirl, Babs; Barbie Doll; O; The Masked Maiden; the Dark Knight Damsel

Identity

Alignment


Relatives
Roger C. Gordon (father, deceased); Thelma (mother, deceased); James Gordon (uncle/adoptive father); Barbara Eileen Gordon (aunt/adoptive mother); James Gordon Jr. (cousin)

Universe

Base Of Operations

Characteristics
Gender

Height
5' 7"

Weight
126 lbs (57 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Unusual Features
Barbara Gordon is paralyzed from the waist down due to a bullet wound caused by the Joker

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Computer hacker and Coordinator of the Birds of Prey; Former student; former librarian; former vigilante

Education
College Graduate

Origin
Origin
On her way to a costume ball dressed as a female version of Batman, Barbara intervenes in a kidnapping attempt on Bruce Wayne by the villainous Killer Moth, attracting the Dark Knight's attention and leading to a crime-fighting career.

Place of Birth


Contents

History

Early Life

Barbara Gordon was born the daughter of Roger C. Gordon and his wife Thelma in the suburbs of Ohio. Even as a young girl, Barbara wanted nothing more than to be a super-hero. Her best friend Marcy and she would spend endless hours designing super-hero costumes and heroic identities for themselves. At this precocious age, the seeds of Barbara's future crime-fighting career began to foment.

When Barbara was 13, her mother and father were tragically killed in an automobile accident (due largely to her father's drinking problem). Barbara adjusted as well as she could. After the accident, her uncle, James Gordon, adopted the orphaned Barbara. James Gordon and his wife (also named Barbara) lived hundreds of miles east in Gotham City, where James worked as the police Captain. Barbara immediately became infatuated with the gothic city's most legendary phantom of the night – the Batman.

Barbara had become completely obsessed with the Batman and learned everything that she could about him. One evening, she snuck into her father's private home office to discover him engaged in a secret conversation with the Batman. Barbara had no idea that her adoptive father was actually worked with this mysterious dark knight. Her obsession with Batman only intensified.

The following morning, Barbara insisted that James enroll her in martial arts classes. While reluctant at first, he recognized that the daughter of Gotham City's police captain could definitely benefit from some knowledge of self-defense. Barbara excelled in her training and earned her black belt within a short span of time.

As dedicated as she was towards her physical development, Barbara equally committed herself towards her academic achievements. Gifted with a photographic memory, she easily rose through the ranks of Gotham Heights High School, and graduated early at the age of sixteen.

That same period, Barbara earned herself a scholarship to Gotham State University. She became one of the University's youngest students, graduating with honors before she was even a legal adult. She became friends with Katarina Armstrong (Now know as Spy Smasher), but that friendship ended when Katarina tripped Barbara on the run track and that she won the race. They did not speak again for several years.

Suiting up as Batgirl

Just starting out at the tender age of 16, Barbara continued with her self-defense training, this time learning the art of Jujitsu under a sensei named Dragoncat. To supplement her income, she accepted a position as a research assistant at the Gotham Public Library. Her true dream however, was to one day work in the field of law enforcement. She asked her father about joining the police academy, but James laughed at her, claiming that she didn't even meet the height requirements. She also attempted to enroll at the local FBI office as a field agent, but they dismissed her, citing many of the same reasons.

A few nights later, Barbara found an opportunity that would ultimately change her life forever. The Gotham City Police Department decided to host the Million Dollar Masquerade Ball at the Bristol Country Club. Dozens of Gotham City's most affluent leading citizens, including the likes of Bruce Wayne and J. Devlin Davenport, were expected to attend. Barbara sewed a stylish, feminine version of Batman's costume based upon designs that she first conceived as a child. For the most part, she intended on crashing the party as this "Batgirl" merely to spite her father.

When she arrived however, she found that somebody else had decided to crash the party before her. A costumed criminal named Killer Moth and his cronies raided the country club, grabbing Bruce Wayne as a hostage. It was their intent to rob the charity proceeds as well as extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from Gotham's wealthiest patrons.

Barbara now found herself acting as Batgirl in deed as well as in name. She tackled Killer Moth in the hopes of rescuing Bruce Wayne from his clutches. What she didn't realize though, was that Bruce Wayne was actually Batman. He allowed Batgirl to rescue him so that he could sneak off to change into his work clothes. Returning to the scene with his sidekick, Robin, Batman discovered that Killer Moth had gotten the better of Batgirl. In order to free her from the morass of Killer Moth's silk-spinner gun, they were forced to let the criminals get away. Batman chided Batgirl harshly for her foolish antics, and warned her against pursuing such a reckless lifestyle. Hearing such criticism from a man she idolized for so long was a shock for Barbara, but it did not deter her from her chosen path. Despite his disapproval, he sent her Batarangs via Dick Grayson, who subtly revealed to her that he was Robin. Barbara was able to solve the case, and by story's end, Batman swore her in an oath and also revealed his identity.

As the years went on, however, Barbara found her role as Batgirl less and less fulfilling, and she eventually more or less retired. That's when the Joker showed up at her house, shooting and paralyzing her and when he kidnapped her Uncle Jim. Batman rescued Jim Gordon, but 19 year-old Barbara Gordon's career as a crime fighter was over. She spent a month in a deep depression.

Recognizing she could no longer be the kind of superhero she had been, she instead devoted all her time to developing one of the world's most complex and powerful computer systems and set to work accumulating information, renaming herself "Oracle."

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).

Oracle has proven an absolutely invaluable resource to the Batman and his allies, as well as countless other superheroes, few of whom know anything about the person behind the name. Oracle has formed an alliance with fellow heroes Black Canary and The Huntress to aid those in need. Together, they are the Birds of Prey, combining their unique abilities and skills in the war against crime and terror.

Birds of Prey

Barbara founds the Birds of Prey, a team of female heroes, whom she employs as agents. Her first agent is Power Girl. However, when an early case goes awry and several deaths result from it, Power Girl blames Barbara and stops working with Oracle on a regular basis. (Although she helps Oracle occasionally, when Oracle invites Power Girl to rejoin the team after the events of Infinite Crisis, she replies that she'll do so "when Hell freezes over.")

Barbara joins forces with superhero Black Canary. The two – similar in both having lost their original abilities while fighting crime, yet managing to overcome their handicaps – would later meet in person and become best friends (Birds of Prey #29). The two form the nucleus of the Birds of Prey.

The Huntress joins the team as a full-time agent, as do Lady Blackhawk and Vixen. Although the personnel on Barbara's team grows and changes, Huntress and Lady Blackhawk remain core agents.

During No Man's Land, Barbara employs various teenagers to be her eyes and ears on the street. One of these young agents is Cassandra Cain; she later saves Jim Gordon's life. Barbara realizes that Cassandra is actually one of the world's top martial artists; it is revealed that her father, David Cain, had trained her to be a weapon from infancy. Barbara accedes to Cassandra taking up the Batgirl mantle, and becomes Cassandra's mentor.

Metropolis

During War Games, Batman, who is battling the Black Mask, usurps Oracle's computers and satellites. This results in the destruction of Barbara's home and headquarters in the clock tower. Subsequently, Barbara decides to move on, and leaves Gotham City altogether. She cuts her ties with Batman, and after a temporary world trip with her team, relocates to Metropolis.

After becoming herself infected with an advanced virus delivered by Brainiac, Barbara develops cyberpathic powers that allow her to psychically interact with computer information systems. Although she loses these abilities after the virus is renderd dormant, following an operation by Doctor Mid-Nite she discovers she can move her toes. However, this proves to be a short-lived effect, and Barbara remains paralyzed.

Although Barbara and Dick Grayson (the superhero now code-named Nightwing) re-ignite their romance, Barbara ends the relationship when she feels Dick is being over-protective of her. In truth, the villain Blockbuster is attacking all areas of Dick's life. Barbara and Dick still love each other and remain in each other's lives; after the destruction of Blüdhaven by The Society, Dick proposes and Barbara accepts.

However, their romance is cut short by the Infinite Crisis storyline. Alexander Luthor's master plan to recreate the multiverse relies upon diverting the attention of the world's heroes. Dick is severely injured in the battle for Metropolis, and Barbara stays by his side as he recovers. When Batman asks Dick to join him on his quest to recreate Batman, Dick is torn because of his engagement to Barbara. Barbara returns the engagement ring because she feels that Dick needs a soul-searching quest as much as his mentor, and understands that she and Dick aren't ready for marriage. Dick goes with Batman, but leaves Barbara a note, the ring, and a photograph of them as Robin and Batgirl, promising to come back to her.

One Year Later

A year after the events of Infinite Crisis, Oracle and her team continue to work in Metropolis. Barbara works with Batman, although not on a regular basis as before — she prefers to work primarily with her own agents. Oracle is not immediately aware of Cassandra's retirement as Batgirl, nor her subsequent take-over of the League of Assassins. (Cassandra becomes a sore point with Oracle: she slaps Misfit, a metahuman girl pretending to be Batgirl, for merely mentioning Cassandra's name.)

Barbara continues to lead the Birds of Prey, and expanded the ranks of the operation. Black Canary leaves the team, having decided to devote herself to raising her adopted daughter, Sin. Huntress remains as the team's de facto field leader, and Big Barda has been brought in as the group's heavy-hitter alongside a larger, rotating roster.

Oracle and her team struggle for power with Spy Smasher, a government agent who has taken over the Birds of Prey organization. After the completion of a mission in Russia in which the team rescues the resurrected Ice, Barbara challenges Spy Smasher to a hand-to-hand fight: the winner takes the Birds of Prey. Although Barbara wins the fight, Spy Smasher reneges on the deal. Every agent Oracle has ever employed, male and female, appears to provide support. Black Canary leads the group and, deploying reason and threats, convinces Spy Smasher that the Birds of Prey cannot exist without Oracle in charge. Spy Smasher is forced to admit her defeat. At the end of the issue, Barbara finds Misfit, discovers she's an orphan, and adopts her into the Birds of Prey.

In Countdown, Barbara dispatches the Question and Batwoman to capture Trickster and Piper following their role in the murder of the Flash. She struggles to keep the identities of the world's heroes from being stolen and coordinates the response to a global crisis engineered by the Calculator, a villainous hacker and information broker. At the same time, the Legion of Super-Heroes members Karate Kid and Triplicate Girl storm her headquarters, demanding her assistance. Unfortunately, Oracle was busy trying to keep Calculator from hacking her system, and so she attempted ot send them away. After defeating the lesser computer hacker, Oracle runs a series of test on Karate Kid and discovers that he is dying of some unknown illness, and she then sends him out to locate someone who might be able to help him.

Later, after discovering that Green Arrow has proposed to Black Canary, Oracle tries to talk Dinah out of the marriage, reminding her of all the times that Oliver cheated and hurt her. In the end however Dinah states that her love for Oliver is too deep to just give up. Dinah then asks Oracle to be her maid of honor at the wedding, which Oracle agrees to do.

Final Crisis and Battle for the Cowl

In the Final Crisis storyline, Darkseid who has finally gained control of the Anti-Life Equation attempts to put the mind-control equation on the Internet. Both Oracle and Mister Terrific make desperate attempts to stop Darkseid, even attempting to shut down the entire Internet. Unfortunately, they both fail and those affected ended up mindless slaves of Darkseid.

Freed from Darkseid control after the restoration of the Multiverse, she attempts to shut down the criminal Unternet set up by her opposite number, the Calculator, as a Darkseid-free replacement for the regular Internet and still used by tech-savvy criminals. However, the Calculator, preventing her moves, takes control of the Kilg%re, gaining the ability to thrive in cyberspace by controlling digital and cybernetic avatars, and tracks Oracle down with his newfound powers. Even though Oracle foils him, she starts doubting her abilities and fears she's losing her edge and brilliance, which results in her disbanding the Birds of Prey team to do some soul-searching.[1]

Following the events of Batman R.I.P. and the Final Crisis, Oracle has returned back to Gotham, and although the Birds of Prey are disbanded, she continues to summon them to help Nightwing and Robin deal with the growing crime in Gotham.

The Calculator's plans finally come to their fruition, and Kuttler, hoping to save her dying daughter Wendy takes on the Babbage alias and begins prowling the digital world of Alta Viva, a virtual world game, for fragments of the Anti-Life Equation unleashed by Darkseid.

Oracle, now living in a dilapidated condo in Gotham, becomes aware of Kuttler's activities when Cheesefiend, one of her informants, is brutally killed, with the Anti-Lfe Equation itself, after coming in contact with Babbage.[2]

Hoping to stop the Calculator and prevent him from piecing together the fragments of the Anti-Life Equation in his possession, Oracle travels to Hong Kong, hoping to steal them back by the means of an advanced supercomputer programmed to track the chunk of data left behind by Babbage. However the Calculator discovers her attempts, swearing vengeance upon her.[3]

She manages to defeat Calculator, curing the Anti-Life Equation's fragments.[4]

Working with Leslie Thompkins, Barbara has begun to mentor the Calculator's daughter, Wendy, who was crippled following an attack at the Titans Tower, which took the life of her brother Marvin. Recently it came to Barbara's attention (thanks to Dick Grayson) that Cassandra Cain has once again stepped down from the role of Batgirl, and has been replaced by Stephanie Brown.[5] Still seeing Stephanie as an impulsive young girl, Barbara tries to talk her out of being Batgirl. When a new recreational drug known as "Thrill" is hitting the streets of Gotham, Barbara and Stephanie work together to stop the drug trade which they discovers to be run by Scarecrow and Black Mask. After Stephanie defeated Scarecrow and proved her worth and maturity, Barbara gives Stephanie an unused Batgirl costume that was supposedly designed for Barbara. Barbara also takes a job as an assistant professor at Gotham University.[6]

Blackest Night

During Blackest Night, Green Lantern crashes into the Batsignal after a fight with the Black Lantern Martian Manhunter. Barbara and Commissioner Gordon are both present.[7] Origins & Omens hints towards an involvement in the storyline. After sending Green Lantern's intel to every superhero community across the planet of the Black Lanterns, the Gordons find themselves being attacked by the original Dark Knight's deceased rogue gallery members, whom are all reanimated by the Black Lantern Corps, Barbara and her father are forced to fight for their lives as they witnessing the Black Lanterns are massacring everyone on sight at Gotham Central. During the crisis, Barbara is being possessed by Deadman, channeling Barbara's athletic capability to save Comissioner Gordon from the reanimated King Snake and the Trigger Twins. After being rescued by Batman, Robin, and Red Robin, the Gordons are later being attacked by Batman and Red Robin's parents with their saviors, the reanimated Graysons and the Drakes. While Grayson and Drake battling the Black Lanterns, Robin takes the Gordons to their underground base where Alfred tending her and her father's wounds.[8]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Cyperpathy (formerly): While she was infected with the Braniac virus she had cyberpathic powers and can psychically interact with computer systems.

Abilities

  • Photographic Memory
  • Expert Computer Hacker
Above Average: Barbara Gordon possesses the strength level of a woman her age, size and weight who engages in intensive regular exercise. In part because of her use of her manual wheelchair, Barbara maintains prodigious upper body strength.

Weaknesses

  • Restricted Mobility: Barbara Gordon is paralyzed from the waist down, and stricken to a wheelchair, after being shot by the Joker.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

As Batgirl, her equipment where Batarangs, Smoke bombs, a grappling hook, and some other gadgets.

  • Cowl Lenses: As Batgirl, Barbara could press a button on her cowl which put various lenses over her eyes. She had a clear lens, a telescopic-vision lens, a microsopic-vision lens, a thermal lens, and a multi-light tracer lens. The multi-light tracer device had eventually replaced her Batcycle's function.

Transportation

As Batgirl, Barbara Gordon used to ride a specially modified motorcycle, with a built-in crime-detection lab.

Notes

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • The character of Barbara Gordon was created by Gardner Fox and Julius Schwartz.
  • While communicating over secure lines, Oracle often refers to herself as "O". [9]

Trivia

  • Barbara Gordon has a photographic memory.
  • In Pre-Crisis continuity, Barbara Gordon was a brown belt in Judo. In her Post-Crisis origin, she has a black belt in Karate.
  • In Pre-Crisis continuity, Barbara Gordon held a doctorate in history.
  • Batgirl was once featured in a one-page advertisement for Hostess Twinkies Cakes. In the story, she must stop jewel thief extraordinare, Jet-Set Jesse, from robbing a supply of jewels. Batgirl distracts her by throwing her a handful of Hostess snacks before taking her to prison.
  • In Batgirl #45 Souls: Barbara says that she was 18 years old when she was Batgirl.
  • Barbara Gordon is scheduled to receive the "All-Star" treatment in 2007 when DC Comics launches All-Star Batgirl. The series will be written by Geoff Johns with illustrations by J.G. Jones. According to Johns, "It's a mystery in the vein of Batman: Long Halloween that revolves around the 'new' Batgirl, Barbara Gordon." [10]

Appearances in Other Media

Batman

Yvonne Craig as Batgirl

The Silver Age Batgirl was actually based upon a character first featured in the 1966 live-action Batman television series. Actress Yvonne Craig played the role of Barbara Gordon – daughter of Gotham City police commissioner, James Gordon. ABC submitted an eight-minute movie-short to studio executives featuring an encounter between Batgirl and Killer Moth. The promotional footage proved satisfying enough, that they included the character in the third season premiere episode, "Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin". Although this proved to be the final season of series production, Batgirl managed to make 26 appearances before cancellation. Craig's portrayal of Batgirl led DC Comics executive editor Julius Schwartz to re-envision the character for their comic line, and Barbara Gordon debuted that same year in Detective Comics #359 (cover dated January, 1967). In her first live-action adventure, Batgirl found herself the victim of the villainous Penguin who kidnapped Barbara with the intent of marrying her. It was the Penguin's hope that as the son-in-law to Gotham City's police commissioner, he would be exonerated from his past crimes. Batman and Robin attempted to rescue her, but Barbara managed to extricate herself, swinging into action as Batgirl. She even managed to save the Dynamic Duo from being dipped into a vat of boiling water.

New Adventures of Batman

The Silver Age Batgirl was a recurring supporting character on the 1977 animated series The New Adventures of Batman. She first appeared in the fifth episode "The Bermuda Rectangle", voiced by Melendy Britt. She also appeared in the following episode "Curses: Oiled Again!" Britt also provided the voice for Catwoman for the series. The animated version of Batgirl was very similar to her comic book counterpart, boasting a costume similar to the one seen in the comics, as well as a motorcycle. An eight-inch Mego action figure of Batgirl was re-released that same year bearing a slightly different costume design than the 1974 Batgirl toy.

Birds of Prey

Barbara Gordon from Birds of Prey

Barbara Gordon was a feature character in the short lived Birds of Prey television series which aired on the WB network from October of 2002 until February of 2003. Played by actress Dina Meyer, Barbara Gordon functioned as the handicapped coordinator of a group of young female vigilantes operating in a Gotham City of the near-future. Her origin in the series closely mimicked that shown in the comic books, including an encounter with the Joker, which led to her paraplegia and wheelchair use. The series was peppered with flashbacks showing Meyer wearing a version of the traditional Batgirl costume, and in the series finale, she briefly regained the ability to walk and adventured as Batgirl one final time.

See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. Birds of Prey #127
  2. Oracle: The Cure #1
  3. Oracle: The Cure #2
  4. Oracle: The Cure #3
  5. Batgirl #1 2009
  6. Batgirl #3 2009
  7. Blackest Night #2
  8. Blackest Night: Batman #2
  9. Batman #608
  10. Comic Shop News #1005
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Final Fantasy

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From Final Fantasy Wiki

Banon from Final Fantasy VI is an Oracle.

The Oracle (予言士 Yogenshi, lit. Oracle), or Mystic (陰陽士 Onyoushi, lit. Diviner), is a Job class that has appeared in only a few Final Fantasy games. In their appearances, their abilities have changed drastically, and as such, it is hard to say what the standard Oracle does.

The only notable Oracle in the series has been Banon from Final Fantasy VI, but he acts more like a White Mage.

Gallery


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GTA

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From Grand Theft Wiki

An Oracle in GTA IV (Rear quarter view).

The Übermacht Oracle XS (dubbed simply Oracle when entered) is a four-door luxury sedan in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Contents

Description

Design

The Oracle is a four-door sedan which inherits the general design and role previously filled by the Sentinel in the GTA III era (the GTA IV Sentinel is redesigned as a two-door sports coupe). The Oracle resembles the BMW E65/E66/E67/E68 7 Series (2002-2008), particularly the pre-facelift models (2002-2005). The only noticeable differences are inverted front indicators, a slightly different taillight design, and the lack of BMW's traditional kidney-shaped grilles.

There is a slightly modified variant of the Oracle driven by members of the McReary Mob. It is painted dark green with front and rear bumper kits and a sport mesh grill, and its badge markings are removed. This variant is often seen in Steinway, Dukes.

Performance

The Oracle is probably powered by a V8 or V10, and is thus able to achieve a decent high speed with satisfactory acceleration. Its handling is superb for a car of its size, and it is durable, owing to its luxury construction. The soft suspension means that the car is comfortable on all surfaces.

Trivia

Advertisement for the Oracle commonly seen on billboards in the city.
  • The default radio station in the Oracle is The Journey.
  • An Oracle ad parodying BMW's ad style is seen on billboards around the city, including one at Star Junction. It shows a picture of the car with the caption, "Automatic Arrogance".

Prominent appearances and locations

Notable owners


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Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010

From Halopedia, the Halo Wiki

Oracle may refer to the following:


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Marvel Database

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From Marvel Database

This is the Oracle disambiguation page.

A = Appearances · I = Images · G = Gallery · F = Fan Art · Q = Quotes

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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

Oracle
File:Oracle.png
Release date Unknown edit
Race Mahjarrat
Members NPC? No
Quest NPC? Yes - Dragon Slayer and Perils of Ice Mountain
Location Ice Mountain
Sells items? No
Skill requirement? No
Quest requirement? Yes
Gender Female
Examine A mystical fount of knowledge.
Notable features Facial tattoos

The Oracle is a strange woman who lives atop Ice Mountain. She is an important figure in the Dragon Slayer quest, as she provides a clue as to how to access one of the map pieces. She is also involved in Perils of Ice Mountain, where she foretells of a day when the Kharidian desert will reach Varrock and Falador if the player does not repair the environmental damage caused by the Dwarven Power Station. During that quest, the tent in which she lives is damaged in an avalanche, though it is repaired by the player. Occasionally, she will be visited by Postie Pete and, after completion of The Chosen Commander, Zanik as well. One of the Wise Old Man's tasks involves taking a message to her.

According to a Postbag from the Hedge, "Other possible Mahjarrat is the Oracle. She looks like Hazeel, and she’s definitely been in this world for a long time, but I can’t seem to figure out where her allegiance is and how she’s connected to the others."

The location of the Oracle.

Dialogue

When spoken to, she says a wide variety of one-liners. These range from bizarre advice to warnings and hints. She spoke of the Stone of Jas long before While Guthix Sleeps or even Making History, where the stone is first seen.

For a complete transcript of dialogue with the Oracle, see this page.

Original Purpose

According to a posting by Andrew in June 1999 (one of the first reference to his RPG)

"I'm (very slowly) writing my own java rpg, and eventually I want to have this oracle type thing up a mountain where you can go, and it will give you a hint on your current quest. Obviously you should make it fairly hard to get to. (i.e put it out of the way, and protect it with some monsters) but it does stop people getting completely and utterly stuck!"[1]

Trivia

  • Originally, the Oracle was a man, however in June of 2007, he was given a tent, a graphical makeover, and turned into a female. Therefore, the Oracle was the first NPC to switch gender (excluding the Makeover mage, who switches gender periodically)
  • One of the Oracles one-liners, "Who guards the guardsmen?", is a reference to Quis custodiet ipsos custodes," a Latin phrase meaning "Who will guard the guards?".

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Oracle could refer to:


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Tibia

Up to date as of February 05, 2010
(Redirected to The Oracle article)

From TibiaWiki

File:The Oracle.gif NPC The Oracle
Location: Rookgaard Academy, second floor (here)
Occupation: Oracle
Notes: Looks like an angel statue.
The Oracle will only speak with characters that are level 8 or higher. When you are ready, The Oracle will teleport you to the Island of Destiny. The living oracle was killed by Hellgorak all that remains is her spirit in this statue.
Items traded: None.
See the entire NPC list.

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Transformers

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The term Oracle can refer to many different things in Transformers fandom.

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City of Heroes

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

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Overview

The Oracle is a raid item that grants your super group the ability to access to certain super group missions: the Silver Mantis Strike Force (City of Villains only) and formerly the Cathedral of Pain Trial.

Description

The Oracle has the power to grant group missions and trials, including those of the Items of Power.

Additional Information

Price 75,000 prestige
Energy Consumed 20
Control Consumed 10
Crafted at Basic Forge
Salvage Required 6 Mystic Element
Attaches to Orbits of Control

Mystic Orrery

See Also


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