Barbara Gordon was born the daughter of Roger&Thelma in the suburbs of Ohio. Even when she was young, Barb wanted nothing more than to be a hero; at a precocious age, the seeds of her future crime fighting career began t’foment. When she was thirteen, her parents were killed in a car accident; her uncle, James, Gotham’s police commissioner, adopted her. Babs was obsessed with the city’s phantom of the night, Batman, and learned everything she could ‘bout him. Shen soon became the [first] 5’7”, 126 lb Batgirl. Gotham Gauntlets enables her to switch between punch-blades that inflict additional damage [with her fists], as well as electrified knuckles, which do more damage on foes who block. Her attacks are Chest Breaker, Red Handed, Ballad of Babs, The Killing Joke, Smoke Bomb, Batarang, and Flying Bat. High-Wire Act attaches her Batclaw to her foe, Batgirl jumps on his back, fires the Batclaw into the sky, lets go, and then sends the enemy falling to the ground before she slams down onto his back with her heel blades, breaking her fall.
Batgirl Rises, by Adam Tazi.