- I can see Gotham's future. And without people like you and Pixie Boots and me, this place doesn't have much to look forward to.
- -- Batgirl
Appearing in "Cave Dwellers"
- Clayface (On a television or computer screen)
- Blockbuster (On a television or computer screen)
- Joker (On a television or computer screen)
- Mad Monk (On a television or computer screen)
- Red Hood (On a television or computer screen)
Synopsis for "Cave Dwellers"
Batgirl dives off the top of a tall skyscraper. Batman and Robin look onward and realize that her foolhardy stunt can only result in a fatality. Batman cuts her line with a Batarang, and Robin swoops down to catch her. They dose her with knockout spray and take her back to the Batcave.
Batman begins interrogating her, but Barbara's brashness yields little results. Batman pretends to attend to other matters allowing Robin the chance to play "good cop". Robin takes her to the Clear Crossing section of the Batcave and runs her through a gauntlet designed to test her resilience and reflexes. She navigates through the obstacles with remarkable results, but not remarkable enough to impress Batman. Batman returns to the cave and tells her that their business is too dangerous for her, and is not to be treated as a game. He sprays her again with the knockout gas and returns her home.
When she awakens, Barbara is angered at the fact that Batman and Robin know who she really is. The next day, Robin secretly sends her a package. The box is filled with Batarangs, smoke grenades and a grappling hook. A note is enclosed which reads, "You look like a fast study. This'll help you cram. Trust me. He'll come around."
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Links and References
- Barbara Gordon article at Wikipedia
- Batgirl biography page at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe
- Batgirl: Year One series index at the Grand Comics Database Project