2011-09-20 10:58 (UTC)
IMHO better to have the retcon have Steph have always kept the name she made for herself, rather than have to explain why she's no longer Batgirl, a name she's only just taken on and which they had to jump through hoops for to have her take on in the first place.
To be honest, I'm likewise ambivalent on her career as Robin being excised. Before anyone jumps down my throat on that, it's got nothing to do with her being "the girl Robin" or any sense that she was not worthy of the role. She was. But I'll note that if her assumption of the role of Robin had ever struck me as anything less than a crass (and given it's preordained ending, unspeakably horrible) marketing gimmick I'd be more upset about it's excision from history.
Let her have stayed Spoiler, the name SHE chose and made for herself. She now is (and may well always have been) the first Spoiler, not the first Spoiler, followed by being the fourth Robin and the third Batgirl (Or fourth if you count Helena... or fifth if you count Betty Kane back in the day).
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