Day 15 - A to Z Challenge - "O"
Abilities/Powers: Computer Hacking, Intelligence Gathering, Great Intellect, Skilled Martial Artist (Eskrima)
Real Name/Secret Identity: Barbara Gordon
Barbara Gordon is the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon and becomes Batman's sidekick (other sidekick) Batgirl.
In her non-superhero life, Barbara has a doctorate in library science and is the head of the Gotham City Public Library.
Barbara becomes the Oracle after she is shot and paralyzed by the Joker.
(The Joker does this in an attempt to drive her father crazy.)
-The Oracle has been called Batman's intellectual equal.
-The Oracle often works with Black Canary and ends up leading the team, Birds of Prey.
-In 2011, Barbara Gordon regains her mobility.
I have very limited knowledge when it comes to the Oracle character, as I have only seen her in one episode of The Batman animated series. (I honestly didn't know who she was at first, but by the end of the episode knew she was Barbara Gordon. Of course, I had to research and find out how/why she had a new persona and was in a wheelchair.)
I found the Oracle character to be very interesting and it added another dimension to the Barbara/Batgirl character.
I really wish they would come out with a Birds of Prey TV show, as I find the combination of the Oracle, Black Canary and the Huntress to be an interesting one.