Nerdy Girl Confession

Oracle

Posted on: April 18, 2016

A to Z Challenge – SUPER cross stitch

O is for Oracle

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Oracle is from weelittlestitches’ superhero alphabet sampler.

Oracle – you may know her as Barbara Gordon or Batgirl! She is super intelligent, calculating and witty. She utilizes her weapons training even as an information broker, storing a pair of eskrima sticks in her wheelchair armrests.

She’s a hacker with mad skills. Barbara is Batman’s intellectual equal and source of information – retrieving and dispersing information from private satellites, military installations, and government files.

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Lovin’ the BAT necklace, Barb!

Barbara has always been a favorite of mine, whether she’s patrolling the streets as Batgirl or overseeing missions as Oracle. She’s powerful and strong, facing adversity and fighting back.

She’s an independent woman, a team leader, and a source of great intelligence. She’s bold and she’s daring, and she’s escaped the Bat’s shadow, much like other members of the Bat family.

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Oracle is from fangirl stitches’ girl power superhero comic book alphabet.

Barbara Gordon appears in Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, and Justice League. In Batman Beyond, Barbara Gordon’s history is a little revised and she’s the grim Police Commissioner.

She appears in The Batman as both a young Batgirl and an adult incarnation using her Oracle identity. Barbara also appears in Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice.

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4 Responses to "Oracle"

Love this one! I just read one of Batgirl’s comic books. Seems like a great character.

Thanks! I’ve mostly seen Barbara as Batgirl rather than Oracle, but I did watch the short-lived TV series Birds of Prey, which aired on The WB back in 2002.

I definitely need to head to my local comic book store and ask for some recommendations for Oracle and so many other characters I’ve stitched since this challenge started.

I’m a DC fan, but I have to admit, I don’t know a lot about Oracle. I think maybe the Joker shot her as Batgirl, which is what crippled her. But I could be wrong.

No – that is correct. She was shot and paralyzed in the graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke in an attempt to break Commissioner Gordon.

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