Barbara Gordon is a friend of Dick Grayson, though she's interested in dating him.[3]

Physical appearance

Barbara is a girl at 13 years of age. She has blue eyes and shoulder-length red hair, draped around the back of her head.[4]


Early life

Barbara is the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon.[2]


Gotham City
September 22, post 06:00, EDT Time Zone

On the first day of the new year at Gotham Academy, she noticed Dick take a picture of a new girl and asked him about it, with a hint of jealousy in her voice.[4]

Gotham City
November 5, 22:07, EDT Time Zone

When all adults went missing, Barbara and Bette helped shelter many younger children in Gotham Academy. She read stories to a group of toddlers.[5]


    Background in other media

    • In the DC Comics, Barbara Gordon was the second, and best known, Batgirl (the first "Bat-girl" was Bette Kane).
    • Greg Weisman has indicated she is not active as Batgirl in Young Justice.[3]
    • Barbara became Oracle, a powerful computer hacker and information broker, after the Joker shot her and paralyzed her waist-down in Alan Moore's graphic novel The Killing Joke. Four women have taken the name Batgirl since then, before Barbara reclaimed the title in the 2011 reboot: Helena Bertinelli (Huntress), Cassandra Cain (currently Black Bat), Stephanie Brown (former Spoiler and Robin), and Charlotte Gage-Radcliffe (Misfit; albeit clandestinely). In this identity, she lead the Birds of Prey, which also included Black Canary. She developed a romantic relationship with Dick Grayson, then going by Nightwing, which led to a short-lived engagement.
      • Following the recent reboot of the DCU, the new 52 version of Barbara has regained the use of her legs three years after being crippled by the Joker and has retaken the Batgirl identity.
    • Young Justice marks Barbara's fifth animated appearance. She has previously appeared in The Adventures of Batman, the DC Animated Universe, The Batman and Batman: Brave and the Bold. Barbara has also appeared in two live-action TV-shows: the Adam West Batman series that originally introduced her, and the short-lived Birds of Prey series (where she appeared as both Batgirl and Oracle).


    1. Weisman, Greg (2011-12-29). "Question #13882". Ask Greg. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
    2. 2.0 2.1 Weisman, Greg (2011-12-19). "Question #13818". Ask Greg. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
    3. 3.0 3.1 Weisman, Greg (2011-12-13). "Question #13789". Ask Greg. Retrieved 2011-12-14.
    4. 4.0 4.1 Weisman, Jon (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (September 30, 2011). "Homefront". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 12. Cartoon Network.
    5. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (March 3, 2012). "Misplaced". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 19. Cartoon Network.
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