Monday, April 18, 2016

O is for Oracle

Day 15 - A to Z Challenge - "O"

O is for Oracle
Character Facts:
Abilities/Powers: Computer Hacking, Intelligence Gathering, Great Intellect, Skilled Martial Artist (Eskrima)
Alignment: Hero
Real Name/Secret Identity: Barbara Gordon

Origin Story:
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.)

Interesting Tidbits:
-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.

My Observations:
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.


  1. Your alphabet has grown such a lot since I last visited here...that's what happens when i have a week away with no internet.

    1. Yep, it just keeps growing! Thankfully only a few more characters to go.

  2. Nope, didn't know her!
    Great stitching as always and thank you for the information.

  3. Another different background story for good over evil. So nice to see a broad range of males and females in this alphabet. :)

    1. Oh definitely, I think Roslyn did a great job creating this alphabet. Lots of very interesting characters and a good ratio of male/female characters.

  4. Very interesting! I had no idea all of this happened to Batgirl. Great stitching! :D

    1. Thanks Sarah!
      I had no idea either. It was very interesting to find out more about her.