Barbara Gordon wanted to be a police officer like her father, but he forbade her from joining the police academy. In an act of rebellion, Barbara decided to become a costumed vigilante and patterned herself after Batman and Batwoman, becoming the Batgirl. Batgirl became a valiant hero, and not only earned Batman's respect but took over as Gotham's hero when he disappeared and Batwoman left to find him. Barbara's career was cut short when the Joker shot her in the back, crippling her.
Barbara didn't let her injury stop her. Using her computer skills she became the hacker Oracle and helped her younger cousin protect Gotham as Redwing and guided new heroes like Huntress and Black Bat.
When Barbara was infected by a sentient techno-organic computer virus, the nanotech in virus repaired her spinal injury. Able to walk again, Barbara returned to costumed crimefighting as the new Batwoman.
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