Well, that happened fast. With pre-production underway and a frontrunner actress already on the map, Batgirl is somehow well past the concept stages. Though many factors about the movie are unknown, the most pressing question remains: which Batgirl will we be meeting? As we look back at her many iterations from Bette Kane to Cassandra Cain, we encounter some of the strangest moments in the history of Detective Comics. She may not be as famous as Catwoman or Robin, but Batgirl has been involved in some truly scandalous events during her tenure in Gotham and beyond.
Batgirl has always been a favorite among fans of the extended family of a certain pointy-eared vigilante. In fact, the character has only grown in popularity since her original introduction in While the first woman to don the Batgirl costume was Betty Kane, it was Barbara Gordon, daughter of Commissioner Jim Gordon, who brought the character the love and admiration of fans. Since Barbara's introduction, we've enjoyed countless adventures with Batgirl all across Gotham. Some of her latest cases have even taken her to Gotham's hipster bastion of Burnside, and since Rebirth, she's been traveling the world as a sort of crimefighting "study abroad.
The Joker's origin is presented via flashback, while simultaneously depicting his attempt to drive Jim Gordon insane and Batman's desperate attempt to stop him. Created by Moore and Bolland as their own take on the Joker's source and psychology ,  the story became famous for its origin of the Joker as a tragic character; a family man and failed comedian who suffered "one bad day" that finally drove him insane. Moore stated that he attempted to show the similarities and contrasts between Batman and the Joker. The story's effects on the mainstream Batman continuity also included the shooting and paralysis of Barbara Gordon a. Batgirl , an event that laid the groundwork for her to develop the identity of Oracle.