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. 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 a car crash.[3][4] This is presumably a change in history caused by Zero Hour.



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