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- So no matter what I say about my killer supervillain dad and his tights-wearing buddies, it just looks like more tabloid schlock. I've cried "Wolf"! or "Leaked nude selfies"! or "Scandal"! too many times. So now I'm on my own. And the bad guys expect me to just disappear down the memory hole? Spoiler Alert: no damn way.
- — Spoiler src
Stephanie Brown is the vigilante Batgirl, forming one half of the Batgirls with Cassandra Cain. Daughter of the villain Cluemaster, she fought criminals like her father as Spoiler, before a brief stint as Batman's crime-fighting partner Robin. She is a member of the Batman Family and Young Justice.
Stephanie Brown was born to Crystal Brown and Cluemaster (Arthur Brown). She grew up ignorant of her father's other life. One night she woke up when she heard a loud noise, only to see Batman with his hands on her father's throat. Batman saw her and decided not to take Arthur in. Stephanie convinced herself it was all just a dream. At some point later on in her life, her parents would divorce.
While returning home, Stephanie accidentally walked in on her father and several other men talking about their criminal plans. After she fled for her life, Stephanie decided to make it her mission to "spoil" her father's plans. This lead to her becoming a vigilante and taking the mantle of "Spoiler". She started off by spreading her father's actions via the internet. Eventually she would make her presence known to the criminals by cladding herself in purple garb. She found herself receiving aid from both Barbara Gordon and Selina Kyle  .
Catwoman and Batgirl
Batman & Robin Eternal
Batman and Batwoman invited Stephanie, who was then dating Tim Drake, to join their new team of superheroes. As part of this group, Stephanie, along with her fellow vigilantes, fought Jake Cane and the Colony, a secret military group that struck down criminal elements using lethal force. In this conflict, Tim Drake "died".
Shaken by Tim's apparent death, Spoiler rejected Batman's philosophy and struck out on her own. However, she discovered more and more that she used Batman's methods, even when teaming up with Anarky. When Tim returned from Mr. Oz's captivity, she briefly rejoined the Gotham Knights, but left again in the face of Tim's deception and increasing instability, and Clayface's death at Batwoman's hands. When Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong tried to take over Gotham with Brother Eye, Batman and Cassandra Cain asked Steph for help, and she reluctantly returned. Her assistance proved invaluable, as Brother Eye attempted to discourage her by showing her the alternate future from Titans Tomorrow, in which Steph and Cass were both Batgirls, and Steph herself was also Robin. Using this timeline, Steph convinced the OMAC-controlled Tim to help defeat Armstrong and Brother Eye. Afterwards, she joined Tim on a quest to explore the consequences of that alternate timeline.
Powers and Abilities
- Genius Level Intellect
- Martial Arts
- Stealth: Spoiler was able to do a disappearing act on Batman.
- Tactical Analysis
- Three Section Staff
- Spoiler was created by Chuck Dixon and Tom Lyle, first appearing in Detective Comics #647. However, in the rebooted Prime Earth continuity her first appearance as part of the New 52 DC Universe is in Batman (Volume 2) #28 by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV.
- Stephanie was dating Red Robin (Tim Drake).
- Unlike her New Earth Counterpart, Stephanie does not seek Batman's approval.
- Stephanie finds Nightwing (Dick Grayson) and Zatanna attractive.
- 132 Appearances of Stephanie Brown (Prime Earth)
- 41 Images featuring Stephanie Brown (Prime Earth)
- 9 Quotations by or about Stephanie Brown (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Stephanie Brown (Prime Earth)
- Young Justice (Volume 3) #5
- Batman Eternal #11
- Batman Eternal #3
- Batman #28
- Detective Comics #934
- Detective Comics #940
- Detective Comics #957
- Detective Comics #980
- Detective Comics #981
- Batman Eternal #24
- Batman Eternal #32
- Young Justice (Volume 3) #20
- Batman: Urban Legends #4
- Batman & Robin Eternal #2
- Young Justice (Volume 3) #5
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