My uncle, Charles Gordone, was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama award for his play “No Place To Be Somebody.” He made many contributions to the Texas A&M campus, and now Maya Angelou wants A&M to honor Gordone by building the new liberal arts building in his name. Wow.
Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: Batman (Comics), Batgirl (Comics), Birds of Prey (Comic), We Are Robin (Comics), DCU (Comics) Rating: Teen And Up Audiences Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Relationships: Barbara Gordon/Dinah Lance (implied) Characters: Barbara Gordon, Oracle, The Batgirl of Burnside, Frankie Charles, The Joker (flashbacks), Dinah Lance, Black Canary, Duke Thomas, Isabella Ortiz, Riko Sheridan, Robin (DCU), Cassandra Cain, Batgirl, Black Bat, Dr. Manhattan Additional Tags: New 52, Pre-New 52, DC Rebirth, Isolation, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Canon-Typical Violence, Barbara Gordon is Oracle, Barbara Gordon is Not Batgirl, Past Sexual Assault, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, Dubious Morality, Canon Disabled Character, Fake Hostage Situation, Mild Language, Ableist Language, Blood Summary:
This isn’t something Bruce would approve of. This isn’t something her dad would approve of. But neither of them are stuck in a tower with poor ventilation and heating, sweating next to a generator running their only means of communication, while someone runs around wearing their face. Sending two characters that had disturbed her as a child was showboat-y, and a little crass, but it confirmed one terrifying fact:
The imposter was using her brain scan.
The Batgirl of Burnside isn’t really Barbara Gordon- she remains Oracle, and is trapped while watching someone else run around and pose as her.
She’s willing to do whatever it takes to get her life back.