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BAK Oracle


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Real name: Barbara Gordon


Information Broker

Base of Operations:

Gotham City


Hair: Red
Height: 5 ft 2 in (Origins)

5 ft 11 in (Arkham City)

Weight: 126 lbs
First Appearance: As Batgirl: Detective Comics #359 (Jan 1967)

As Oracle: Suicide Squad #23 (Jan 1989)

Voice Actor:

Kimberly Brooks (Arkham Asylum & Arkahm City)

Kelsey Lansdowne (Arkham Origins) Ashley Greene (Arkham Knight)



The daughter of Gotham City's Police Commissioner James W. Gordon, Barbara Gordon was forbidden by her overprotective father from joining the GCPD. Instead, she took on the identity of Batgirl and was a crime-fighting partner of Batman for years. But that all ended when the Joker shot her through the spine.

Paralyzed from the waist down and using a wheelchair, Barbara adopted the new identity of Oracle, and now aids the Dark Knight with her computer expertise, providing Batman with a constant stream of information in the field to aid his battle against crime.

Incident Reports Edit

Arkham Origins IncidentEdit


Barbara in a heated argument with her father following the chaos on Christmas Eve.

Barbara is first seen in an argument about Batman with her father. Batman meets Barbara in the GCPD server room while trying to access the nation database. While talking with Barbara, the GCPD SWAT tosses a smoke grenade into the room. Barbara runs outside to stall them so Batman can get away.

After Batman exits the GCPD building, Barbara hacks into Batman's communication and asks him for help. Penguin has weapon crates all over Gotham City and the Disruptor that Batman took out of the evidence room can prevent them from being opened.

Batman agrees to help and after disabling all weapon crates Barbara tells Batman that she thinks they make a good team and if he ever needs help or a partner she is there for him, hinting that she would become Batgirl soon.

=Between Arkham Origins and Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit

2 years after Arkham Origins Barbara became Batman's partner Batgirl. But Barbara's career as Batgirl was short lived. At some point Barbara would have an almost fatal encounter with the Joker, he shot her though the spine that left her paralyzed from the waist down and using a wheelchair. Not wanting to give up on life and crime-fighting, Barbara adopted the new identity of Oracle, computer expert and information broker.

Road to Arkham IncidentEdit

After foiling the Joker's latest scheme and transferring him to Arkham Asylum via Batmobile, Oracle contacted Batman, having heard of the events prior, stating that the Joker was his third 'big gun' in the last month, following Victor Zsasz and the Scarecrow.

Batman discussed his suspicions with her about the similarities and convenience surrounding the three captures before he arrived at Arkham.

Arkham Asylum Incident Edit

Shortly after Batman had arrived with the Joker at Arkham Asylum, the Joker was escorted by a team of armed and armored security guards to the Holding Cells, where he broke free. The Clown Prince of Crime killed a guard and a doctor in the area before freeing all the prisoners housed in the Holding Cells. While Batman fought them off, the Joker ran amok through the Intensive Treatment Facility, killing asylum guards in his path.

Batman followed him, leaving James Gordon, Barbara's father, inside a reception area guarded by Frank Boles, a decorated Arkham security guard. As he arrived at the Patient Pacification Chamber, Batman contacted Oracle via his communications system. He assured her that her father was safe. This proved to be wrong, however, as Frank Boles was secretly in the Joker's employ and he clubbed Gordon with a nightstick, kidnapping him and regrouping with the Joker's partner-in-crime, Harley Quinn.

Batman informed Barbara of this calamity, but she remained calm despite her fears. Batman contacted her again, telling her he was going to the office unit where Gordon had been to see if he could pick up a trail. He isolated his cowl's vision to detect traces of Boles' favorite tipple in the air and follow him. Batman contacted Oracle again after saving Henry Smith, an Arkham guard from a falling elevator cut by Harley Quinn, he told her that "Harley Quinn tried to slow me down. Dropped an elevator on me." in reply Barbara asked if it worked, to which Batman responded to with a chuckle:"Of course not."

Batman also found that the Joker's thugs had gotten control of some firearms and had shot many of the asylum's guards. She helped him use his cowl's vision to detect armed henchmen, which would now appear in red. The Riddler later used the same "primitive communications system" Batman used to contact Oracle to assign him the challenge of solving 240 challenges across Arkham Island.

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Batman contacts Oracle using a communicator in his cowl.

Upon arriving in Arkham East, Batman contacted Oracle and asked her to shut down the Batmobile's countermeasure system when Harley Quinn and several escaped inmates thrashed the Batmobile with pieces of piping, since if she still was holding Gordon captive, he would get hurt as well. Oracle disabled the security system for Batman. She was then was called on by Batman again after he arrived in Arkham North, where he had found Commissioner Gordon's pipe at the scene and Barbara revealed that she had once given it to him as a birthday present and that he would never leave it. Batman used this piece of information to deduce that Gordon was leaving him a trail to follow.

He was correct, as Gordon had left clumps of tobacco in his wake for Batman to follow. Batman later tracked Gordon to the Medical Facility in Arkham West. Batman at one point was exposed to the Scarecrow's fear gas and began hallucinating. He found the commissioner's dead body slumped against the wall of an empty hallway outside the Morgue.

However, when the Dark Knight tried to contact Oracle to inform her of her father's death, Barbara's voice responded to Batman in his drugged state, disconnecting him. After recovering from the effects of the gas, Batman went back to where he'd seen Gordon's corpse, only to find it was really just another Arkham security guard Scarecrow had killed earlier. Oracle remained Batman's radio contact for the rest of the Joker's takeover. On one instance, he called her as he was going into Killer Croc's lair to retrieve an antidote to the Venom-based drug Titan.

She told him it sounded like a suicide mission. When asked about Croc, Batman responded that Croc was just an animal and needed the right bait. Batman eventually detonated explosives under the ground as Killer Croc lunged for him, dropping the villain into the Gotham River below. After the Joker's defeat, Barbara called her father up as the Gotham City Police Department retook control of Arkham Island.

He told her that doctors were treating the injured and that most inmates were back in custody. Gordon also informed his daughter that the Joker's men were recovering from the effects of the Titan drug the Joker had injected them with. Barbara asked how he was, and Gordon told her simply, "I'll survive." He promised to see her that night.

Arkham City IncidentEdit

Oracle's dialogue with Batman is slightly reduced in this game, the first half of the game up to Penguin's Boss Fight taken up by Alfred Pennyworth. Oracle becomes concerned upon noticing that Batman's lifesign readings were in distress. Alfred brought her up to speed, explaining that Joker had poisoned Batman, forcing him to go to Mister Freeze for a cure. When Batman reveals he has to find Ra's al Ghul, requiring a sample of his blood to complete the cure, and in doing so find Talia, his daughter; Barbara tells him to not trust her. As Batman made his way into Wonder City, he discovered that Hugo Strange was providing weapons to Joker's gang. Though he wanted to find out the reason, Barbara reminded him to stay focused on his task. When Batman reached the heart of Wonder City and began to hallucinate his parents, Barbara frantically called his name, bringing him back to the real world. She informed him that he had mere minutes to live. Thankfully, Batman made contact with Talia and drank the Blood of the Demon, prolonging his life for a few more hours.

Once Batman had gotten a sample of Ra's blood and returned to the surface, Oracle overheard on the radio that Strange had just sent Mayor Quincy Sharp to Arkham City. She questioned how Strange even got Sharp arrested and for what reason. Batman rescued Sharp from hostile inmates before interrogating him, learning that Strange had a partner. Though he wanted to investigate their identity, Barbara insisted that he go to Freeze immediately, requesting that he do it for her sake. Unfortunately, no sooner was the cure to Batman's ailment was created that Harley Quinn stole it for the Joker.

As Batman infiltrated the Sionis Steel Mill, Barbara gives him details of city council approving Hugo Strange's plan "Protocol 10", in part due to Strange's manipulation of the escalating gang war. Batman soon informed what Protocol 10 was; Strange's TYGER guards and attack helicopters were carrying out mass executions via missile strikes against the prison populace. Batman told her see that Arkham City was shut down, as he planned on going after Joker, who had taken Talia hostage. Barbara pleaded with him to stop Protocol 10 before more lives are lost, an opinion Alfred shared but he ignores them and orders for all Wayne-Tech satellites to boost the signal on Talia's tracker. Thankfully, Alfred is able to convince Batman to do the right thing and save Gotham. Accepting Alfred's advice, Batman tells Oracle not to lose the signal on Talia.

As soon as Batman made it to the top of Wonder Tower, he connected Oracle to the computers so that she could deactivate Protocol 10. Subsequently, she detected that the tower was going to self-destruct and shouted at Batman to get out of there. Batman managed to receive her warning in time and once he made it to the ground, he informed Oracle that Ra's was the power behind Arkham City.

Earlier. If Catwoman decides to leave Arkham City with her stolen goods and not save Batman during Protocol 10, Oracle makes a plea over the radio for help. She reveals everyone died, including her father and Bruce, and that Joker finally won. Then she makes one final plea for anyone who hears the call to send help.

Harley Quinn's Revenge IncidentEdit

Two weeks later since Arkham City was shut down, she is Robin's contact, helping him find Batman since he's been gone for two days before trying to save the GCPD officers from Harley Quinn. Barbara is worried about Batman since he doesn't want to talk about what happen that night after Talia's loss and Joker's death since the incident, Robin replies that they'll help him once they find him, which is all they can do.

Arkham Knight Incident Edit

One year after the events of Arkham City, Oracle returns to help her father and the Dark Knight to stop Scarecrow's plan to destroy Gotham in the middle of the Halloween night for their final battle together.

Psychological ProfileEdit


Real Name: Barbara Gordon


  • Eidetic memory - almost total recall of everything she sees and reads
  • Extensive headquarters in Gotham City's Clock Tower, filled with information archives
  • High level hacking and computer skills
  • Hand To Hand Combat (Advanced)
  • Genius Level Intellect
  • Investigation
  • Tactical Analysis


Arkham OriginsEdit

  • "He's out there catching the criminals that you let walk free!"
  • "The system is broken!"
  • "That's it! We did it! Well - you did most of it, but I helped, right? I think we made a pretty good team. So... If you're ever, like, I don't know... looking for some kind of partner... I'm here for ya! Anyway - I'll let you get back to kicking ass and keeping us safe! And you'll see - one day my father's gonna figure out just how cool I already know you are!"

Arkham AsylumEdit

  •  "A Batcave? On Arkham Island? How'd you managed to keep this a secret?"
  • "So, do you think Dr. Young's been experimenting with Venom, the same chemical that turns Bane into that animal?"
  • "There's nothing on record Bruce, are you sure about this? It sounds like a suicide mission."
  • "Dad! Thank God. I was so worried!"

Arkham CityEdit

Arkham KnightEdit

  • "Bruce, I found Penguin. He's got a weapons cache on the North end of Niagami Island. The area's heavily protected by the Arkham Knight's drone forces. Be careful."
  • "Thermal imaging shows that Arkham Knight's tanks are unmanned and controlled remotely. You're clear to engage."



  • Oracle was supposedly going to be kidnapped by Hugo Strange's TYGER guards (which was why Alfred would be Bruce's contact) but this may have just been speculation by the gamers prior to Arkham City's release.
  • It has been revealed that in Arkham Knight, you will be able to play Barbara as Batgirl in a prequel story as part of the game's season pass. This will make the first time you can play as her before she is in her wheelchair.
  • The purple and yellow of her clothing in Arkham Asylum may be a reference to the Batgirl costume of the 1960's TV show.

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