Batman: The Animated Series – Bios – Barbara Gordon – Batgirl

Bios – Barbara Gordon / Batgirl

Voiced By:
Melissa Gilbert (BTAS)
Mary Kay Bergman (Sub-Zero)
First Appearance:
“Heart of Steel, Part 1” (as Barbara)
“Shadow of the Bat, Pt. 1”  (as Batgirl)
Position: Crime Fighter
Bio: Barbara Gordon, daughter of police Commissioner James Gordon, is a college student attending Gotham State University. When Two Face sets up her father for taking bribes from Rupert Thorne, Barbara 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 — Barbara Gordon 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.

Bio (Cartoon Network): Barbara Gordon takes after her father, James Gordon. Like the Commissioner, Barbara is a skilled crime fighter dedicated to wiping out Gotham City’s lawbreakers. But Barbara’s no cop. When Commissioner Gordon is framed by the notorious villain Two Face, Barbara dons a bat costume and finds that the uniform fits her better than she had first imagined. Whether they like it or not, Batman and Robin soon realize that they have a new red-headed ally named Batgirl. In her daily life, Barbara is a student at Gotham State University. Her academic skills are matched only by her gymnastic ability, which she utilizes to her full advantage as Batgirl. Batman and Robin learn to trust and rely on Batgirl’s contribution to eradicating Gotham’s criminal element. And she looks darn good doing it, too.

For more, refer to the The New Batman Adventures bio.
For more, refer to the 
Batman Beyond bio.


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