Barbara was a college student at the time when she first met Batman. During a vacation visit to Gotham, Barbara's father was abducted and replaced by an andriod replicant built by the super-computer H.A.R.D.A.C.. Desperate for help, Barbara used the Bat-Signal to ask for Batman's help in finding her father. Although Batman agreed to investigate, he told her to stay safely away. Barbara didn't heed Batman's advice and investigated on her own, eventually locating H.A.R.D.A.C. and helping Batman beat the computer along with the evil android duplicants. After the successful mission, Barbara started enjoying the thrills of crime-fighting.
A while later, Commissioner Gordon was framed for taking bribes from crime lord Rupert Thorne and when she asked Batman's help, he agreed although not to the extent she had expected. With this in mind, Barbara came up with a Batsuit version of her own and went out as Batgirl. Thanks to her assistance, Commissioner Gordon's name was cleared and Two-Face was exposed as the mastermind behind the frame-up. Due to this circumstances, Batman and Robin decided to allow Batgirl to continue her crime-fighting activities, which were also sanctioned by her oblivious father, Commissioner Gordon.
- Peak Human Condition
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Advanced)
- Genius Level Intellect
- Multilingualism: Along with English, Barbara can also speak Spanish.
- Computer Operation Batgirl was able to stop nuclear power plant meltdown.
- Utility Belt: Bolas, Smoke pellets, lasers, rebreathers, gas-powered magnetized grappling gun, binoculars, mini-computer, radio-frequency cowl microphone, etc.
- This version of the character is exclusive to the continuity of the DC Animated Universe and is an adaptation of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl. The original character was created by Gardner Fox, Carmine Infantino, and Julius Schwartz and first appeared in Detective Comics #359.
- Barbara Gordon was voiced by:
- Melissa Gilbert for the animated series Batman.
- Mary Kay Bergman for the animated film Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero.
- Tara Strong for the animated series The New Batman Adventures, the animated webseries Gotham Girls and the animated films Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman and Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.
- Stockard Channing for the first and second seasons of the animated series Batman Beyond.
- Angie Harmon for the third season of the animated series Batman Beyond and the animated film Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.
- 161 Appearances of Barbara Gordon (DCAU)
- 26 Images featuring Barbara Gordon (DCAU)
- 15 Quotations by or about Barbara Gordon (DCAU)
- Character Gallery: Barbara Gordon (DCAU)
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