Dex:   2   Str:   2   Body:    2
Int:   7   Will:  8   Mind:    8
Infl:  6   Aura:  5   Spirit:  5
Initiative: 17  Hero Points:  50

Recall: 12

Skills: *linked
Artist (Actor): 6*
Charisma: 6*
Detective: 7*

Martial Artist: 7
Thief: 7
Vehicles: 5

Limitations: Miscellaneous: Use of Amrtial Artist Skill is limited to her arms and upper torso; Miscellaneous: Thief Subskills needing full mobility are considered at 2 AP's.

Advantages: Connection: Batman (Low), Gotham City Police Department (High), Street (Low); Suicide Squad (Low); Intensive Training; Scholar (politics, computers); Sharp Eye

Drawbacks: Traumatic Flashbacks; Uncertainty; Catastrophic Physical Restriction: paralysis of both legs.

Alter Ego: Barbara Gordon (formerly Batgirl)

Motivation: Seeking Justice
Occupation: Librarian
Wealth: 6

COMPUTER [Body: 6, Int: 6, Detective: 6, R#: 2]

WHEELCHAIR [Str: 3, Body: 4, Running: 1]

Source: Who's Who, 3rd Edition; Batman Sourcebook, page 31

Ed's Notes: As a huge fan of Batgirl, I've never been very fond of the Oracle character, who can only exist when Batgirl does not. For a while the character did start to grow on me, as I realize the potential for some really strong representation for people with disabilities in Superhero comics... BUt all to often the ham-fisted writers at DC end up making the character more tragic than empowering. Granted, most of the source material I've read is older stuff, so younger readers may have an entirely differrent take. I just can helop but see BOTh characters, Oracle and Batgirl, as wasted or lost opportunities for better material.

Second Edition leaves off her Martial Artis Skill completely, as well as the Suicide Squad Connection.  Just as I did with Batgirl, I feel like she should have the Weaponry skill (linked at 7*) and even more so here: Richard Dragon himself trained her in Escrima! So she should have the sticks, and use that skill in place of Martial Artist. 

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