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espanolbot ([personal profile] espanolbot) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-12-12 10:40 pm

USA Today Leaks How Barbara Gordon got her Spine Back

Massive Spoilers
Apparently she went to a clinic in South Africa that specialised in spinal injuries, and that's how her paralysis was cured after three years as Oracle.
http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/story/2011-12-12/Batgirl-comics-story/51830078/1?AID=4992781&PID=4003003&SID=1w5y8vwb3c6rd

IF that is the case and not just some misinformation on the part of Gail, that explanation...

Kind of leaves me underwhelmed. On the one hand, it's definately not the cop-out, cheap explanation of "her injuries weren't as bad as she thought" or "Zatanna cured you with a potion made from ground up pixies and the dreams of orphaned stampcollectors!", and is actually something of a credible explanation in reality as well...

But I don't know, something about it just doesn't seem to gel. Doesn't really have an umph impact or something.

Also, heh, so both Steph and Barbara spent some time in Africa to recover from plots involving their injuries/deaths? Okay then.

For legality, a Christmasy moment with Harley and Babs,


Ah, Kara/Babs one of the less pronounced friendships in the DCAU. Apparently they're close enough to spend Christmas together (as opposed to Kara spending it with Clark and the Kents) as stated in the Justice League Christmas episode.
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[personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq 2011-12-14 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
I feel really bad for not liking Babs-back-as-Batgirl. I'm giving it a fair chance, but I just can't get over it! I just feel like Oracle as we knew her was so much stronger a character.
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[personal profile] airawyn 2011-12-14 02:41 pm (UTC)(link)
You're not obligated to like her! Wally West fans don't feel guilty about not deciding that Barry Allen is the best Flash, do they? Barbara as Batgirl is not the same character as Oracle-Barbara, IMO. The reversion was really insulting to her character and her fans and took away a lot of what made her character so great, including her name (Oracle, not derivative of any male character), her role in founding the Birds of Prey and running her own team, her friendships in the DC universe and her influence in other characters's lives.

If someone enjoys Babsgirl, that's fine. I'm sure Gail's writing is excellent. But there is absolutely no reason to feel guilty about preferring Oracle!

If you look for Barbara's Not Broken on Facebook, you'll see a number of other fans who prefer her incarnation as Oracle.