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This limited series reflects on how Barbara Gordon became the first Batgirl. It begins with Barbara having internal dialogue while fighting Killer Moth at a party. The story soon flips to Barbara's personal life, focusing on her inability to convince [[James Gordon
This limited series reflects on how Barbara Gordon became the first Batgirl. It begins with Barbara having internal dialogue while fighting Killer Moth at a party. The story soon flips to Barbara's personal life, focusing on her inability to convince James Gordon to allow her to become a cop. Instead she is forced to work in the Gotham City Police Department library. Barbara, being good with computers, hacks her way into the Justice Society of America's headquarters and later breaks in, just to ask to train under Black Canary. She is caught up to by Wildcat. He dismisses her which fuels her to become upset about people putting her down. When Barbara realizes that Gordon was invited to a costume party, the Million Dollar Masquerade Ball, she decides to create a girl-version of Batman's costume, just to upset Gordon. At the party, before she reveals herself to Gordon, Killer Moth and his henchmen crash the party, gunning for Bruce Wayne, who is secretly Batman. James Gordon is taken out quickly so Barbara decides to step in. Bruce Wayne was previously shoved out of the way by Barbara so that she can protect him and her unconscious adoptive father, thinking that Bruce is but a helpless bystander. She defeats Killer Moth, breaking a heel in the process. She was later named Batgirl by Killer Moth, which stuck, even though she states that she would have preferred Batwoman. Directly after the confrontation by Killer Moth, Batgirl meets Batman and Robin. Batgirl's first encounter with Batman and Robin proves to be unpleasant. While she is angry with Batman's automatic dismissal of her capabilities, she is repulsed by Robin having a romantic interest in her. Soon after that, Batgirl attempts to swing from rooftops, being saved by Robin, who tells her that regular rope is not good for diving from forty feet in the air. Later, Robin sends Batgirl equipment, pretending that he believes in her and Batman doesn't. In reality, Robin is sending them on the orders of Batman. She is later captured by Batman and Robin to be tested, an examination she failed in Batman's eyes, not being able to save the innocents in a holographic containment chamber. Batgirl later teams up with Black Canary, her idol, and she finally gains some respect from Batman, while Robin still harbors a small crush on her. She is introduced to James Gordon as Batgirl, one of Batman's proteges.
Issues in storyline are unknown.
Items: None known.
Vehicles: Both the Batmobile and Black Canary's motorcycle are featured, along with Robin's Motorcycle and several bikes that belong to Batgirl.
Weapons: Batarangs, grappling hooks, and several other weapons are shown, along with Killer Moth's gun.
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