Roger Gordon was the brother of Gotham City police commissioner Jim Gordon.

With his wife Thelma he had a daughter, Barbara (although there is evidence that suggests that Jim was actually Barbara's father).[1]

The three lived in Ohio until Roger and his wife tragically died in a car accident and Barbara went to live with her uncle in Gotham, who raised her as if she were his own daughter and soon adopted her. Barbara would eventually become the vigilante Batgirl.


  • Initially, Roger drank himself to death after his wife died in a car crash,[2] but later accounts show them dying together in the car crash.[3][1] This is presumably a change in history caused by Zero Hour.



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