Bio: Barbara Gordon is the daughter of police commissioner James
Gordon. She is a few years older than when we last saw her (about
twenty-one) and has just graduated college with honors in the field of
computer science. By day she works for the police department updating
their crime files, by night she battles the underworld as Batgirl.
Early on Batman deduced the masked red-head who fought so hard to clear
Commissioner Gordon could only be Gordon's daughter, Barbara. When Dick
Grayson left Gotham, Batman found himself calling on Batgirl to work
with him on special cases. Eventually Batman told Batgirl the secret of
his dual identity and granted her free access to the Batcave and all its
technology. The Batcomputer quickly became her domain and now she even
surpasses Batman, Robin and Nightwing in cyber-expertise.
Barbara lives in a private townhouse near Gotham's trendy Park Ridge. A
service lift in Barbara's bedroom closet runs down to the secret
basement where Barbara stores her Batgirl crimefighting gear. In
addition to costumes and weapons, the basement also serves as garage for
Batgirl's highly-advanced Batcycle, a gift from Batman.
Her double life as Batgirl sometimes puts Barbara at an emotional
crossroads. As the daughter of the Police Commissioner, Barbara was
raised with respect for law and order, but her actions as Batgirl
technically label her a vigilante. If Batgirl was ever caught and
unmasked, the scandal would certainly destroy commissioner Gordon's
career. Still, Gotham is a city that breeds an extreme kind of criminal
and extreme crimefighters are needed to handle situations regular cops
can't. Barbara believes the good she does as Batgirl is worth the
potential risk to herself and her father.
For more, refer to the Batman