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Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl) is one of the few people who know Batman's real identity. She was shot through the spine by The Joker and is paralyzed from the waist down. She has since changed her role as a crime fighter and is now known as Oracle. Barbara Gordon, daughter of James Gordon,(in the animated & TV Series). She is the niece of James Gordon in the Comic Books. In the movie she is the niece of Alfred (Barbara Wilson. Barbara Gordon attended Gotham State University. Barbara Wilson attended a College in England. When Two Face sets up her father for taking bribes from Rupert Thorne, Barbara G. enlists the help of Batman to appear at a public rally for the Commissioner. When Batman dismisses the idea of making a "public appearance" Barbara takes matters into her own hands; dresses in a Bat costume and attends the rally herself! When Robin spots the impostor, he chases after her. Grabbing the back of her cowl, he reveals her fiery red hair and thus "Batgirl" was born. With her gymnastic ability and innovative detective work she gains the respect of Batman and Robin. Barbara is similar in age to Robin, and the two share a flirtatious relationship. 1st Comic Book Appearance--Det #359, Jan 1967.
Barbara Gordon, daughter of Police Commissioner James Gordon, was at one time, infatuated with Batman. This led her to make her own costume, in imitation of his, to take on the role of Batgirl, and to follow his lead in the fight against crime. However, this dual life ended when the Joker mercilessly shot and paralysed her in "The Killing Joke". Unable now to continue an active crime-fighting role, Barbara decided to put her computer skills to use in tracking down information on criminals to aid Batman in his crusade. Calling herself Oracle, she is on call whenever Batman is in need of information.
Alfred Pennyworth is Bruce Wayne's butler. He takes care of Bruce Wayne and his alter ego Batman. He keeps things in order around the house and the cave; fixing up Batman and Robin whenever they may be hurt. He keeps the lines of communication open between the cave and other places and keeps up the general maintenance.Alfred is like Bruce's best friend/ father. He gives helpful advice and encouragement whenever it may be needed. Alfred is also the designer, mechanic, and builder of the Batmobile.
Batman eventually becomes friends with Gotham's Police Commissioner, James Gordon. James Gordon informs Batman of deals and crimes that are going on. They have developed a very close but respectful relationship. They are very good friends and Gordon is a very honest man. Gordon protects Batman from the media and would do a lot to protect him and vice versa. He basically only seeks Batman with the "Bat-signal" in major emergencies that the Police force wouldn't even know where to start with villains such as the Joker, Catwoman, Two-Face and other master criminals that prowl Gotham streets.
Azrael is an angelic assasin, trained from birth through physical workouts, and hypnosis to become a lethal weapon of the Order of St. Dumas---to punish the unobediant, destroy the unfaithful, and terrify the unrighteous. The zealous faith in Saint Dumas and the Order was instilled in Azrael in addition to the variety of martial arts, weaponry, fighting tactics, etc. He has been genetically engineered, as have all Azrael's, to achieve maximum, inhuman strength, stamina, speed, agility, etc. through his "half-animal" breeding. As a fetus, the Grey Abbott tortured him with volts of powerful electricity (a form of"skyfire") to generate an innate, pure, angelic rage.Growing up was lonely for him, as he was isolated from the "un-holy masses" by his father and the Order, for Azrael must be an angel among men. He was enrolled as a very good computer science student at Gotham University. It was when his father died, while he was in college, that Jean Paul took over the role of Azrael. Trained by the Order's Nomoz, he became a fearsome angel of vengeance. But, hating the bloodthirst that he had, he rejected the Order and the killing. He became employed by Bruce Wayne who he had rescued after Carlton LeHah (a member of the Order who had gone insane, the killer of Az's father) had abducted Batman. Life was fine for a while until Bane began his bid for the domination of Gotham. After Batman was incapcitated, he took over the role; however, his conditioning by the System (the Azrael persona/ Azrael training he received) began to reassert itself and he became violent and unresponsible to the innocents in his drive to punish the guilty. Finally, healed, Batman returned and reclaimed the Mantle of the Bat. Wandering in Gotham, the broken Jean Paul began to desire to control his System. Thus, began his journeys in the series "AZRAEL".
Helena Bertinelli, daughter of a famous mobster and heir to a fortune of ill-gotten gains, was a young witness to the violent murder of her entire family by the mob. Originally from New York, she moved to Gotham; and inspired by Batman's crusade for justice, she created the Huntress. In spite of her good intentions, Batman has never approved of the Huntress, and turns a blind eye to her activities. He considers her a loose cannon, as her violent tendencies go beyond what Batman deems reasonable. She is a master like Batman in various forms of martial arts, is an expert archer and uses a mini crossbow. She also relies on her keen mind and senses and is an excellent crime fighter in her own right.
Nightwing is Bruce Wayne's old ward Dick Grayson and the first Robin. His career as Robin was ended by Joker with a near death experience. Batman dissallowed him to be Robin from then on. Dick took his costume and joined the Teen Titans. Later he shed his Robin attire and became Nightwing trying to leave his old life behind him. He became the new leader of the New Titans and now has his own comic book and helps Batman out every once and a while. He took the part as Batman after Bruce had his spine broken and AzBats went crazy. He now plays the part of Nightwing. When Dick Grayson was 8 years old he overheard Tony "Boss" Zucco (head of a protection racket) threatening "Pop" Haly. Later, Zucco had acid poured on the ropes causing them to snap, sending John and Mary Grayson plunging to their deaths. Young Dick was then sent to a youth center (that also housed children who had been charged with so called "adult crimes") where he was nearly beaten to death by a group of juvenile delinquents. Orphaned, battered, and dismayed Dick attemped to run away but was stopped by the mysterious Batman, who promised him that he wouldn't have to stay long. One month later, Dick was whisked away to Wayne Manor where he met his new foster parent, Bruce Wayne, who later revealed himself to be Batman. After six intense and painful months of grueling training, it was time to choose a name. Thinking of his late mother's words, 9 year old Dick Grayson became ROBIN. Batman and Robin fought side by side, taking down countless criminals; including "Boss" Zucco, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, Two-Face, and the Joker. At one point, he received a traumatizing beating by Two-Face which haunted him even as an adult. After six long years of fighting side by side, through thick and through thin, the dynamic duo's bond was shattered by a single bullet fired from the Joker's gun. Robin lay wounded and Batman, fearing for his surrogate son's safety, forbade Dick to don the Robin costume; thus dissolving the legendary partnership. Crushed by Bruce's rejection, Dick traveled around and eventually attended college in New York for one semester before quitting. After joining up with a group of superpowered teens, Dick founded and became leader of the New Teen Titans (which later became just the New Titans) Dick shed the red and green of his Robin costume adopted the blues and yellow of his new persona as NIGHTWING. Together with his lover, Princess Koriand'r of Tamaran aka Starfire, and the other young heroes, Dick brought down even more dangerous and evil criminals. Dick's rocky relationship with Kory was further disrupted when he was tortured and brainwashed by the Confessor numerous times before defeating Confessor's master, the sadistic Brother Blood. Dick experienced mild bouts of schizophrenia as a result of the brainwashing and sought the profess- ional help of therapist, Dr. Parker. After years of living with Kory, their less than perfect relationship was turned upside down by deaths of several Titans and the antics of Miriam Delgado aka Mirage.The deceitful shapeshifter assumed the identity of Starfire and slid into Dick's bed. Completely fooled, Dick allowed Miri to alter his costume and hairstyle, adding the yellow "wings". This resulted in even more turmoil and finally, in a desperate effort to salvage their relation- ship, Dick proposed to Kory. Unfortunately their union was not to be, as their wedding was violently disrupted near the end of the ceremony. Kory was severely injured and Dick was left shattered. Arsenal ousted Nightwing from the Titans due to his mental instability. Shortly thereafter, Kory departed for Tamaran (which was destroyed in a devastating battle) and married a Tamaran man, leaving Dick to pick up the pieces. After much soul searching, Dick finally returned to Gotham City. His plans for retirement were halted when he discovered a clue that led him to believe there was more to the murder of his parents than he had previously known.So he donned his current costume of black and blue and discovered that it was a fluke. After staying in Gotham throughout the outbreaks of "the clench", fighting crime, and acting as a "big brother" to young Robin, he left to solve a new mystery. He currently resides in the city of Bludhaven (nearby Gotham) and has a day job as a bartender.
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