Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) Is Headed To Batman: Arkham Origins


We knew there was a character reveal coming for Batman: Arkham Origins. As it turns out, it’s Barbara Gordon (Batgirl). From the screenshot that revealed her character, she looks considerably younger than we’d have anticipated. If you recall, by the time the Batman: Arkham Asylum story line comes about, Barbara is already acting as Oracle. Could one of the most talked about events pulled from “The Killing Joke” happen during our time with Arkham Origins? The image simply shows her in street clothes, so were not sure what to expect as far as her contribution to the plot. It’d be seemingly irrelevant to announce the reveal of Barbara if she wasn’t going to impact the story in a very real way.

In light of that, it’s a safe assumption that we’ll see her as Batgirl before too long. If that “talking to” from daddy Gordon is any indication, he may have uncovered her alter ego by the time that screenshot actually takes place in the game. Curiously there wasn’t any capture of Barbara as Batgirl, so we’re a bit dumbfounded at this point.

Batman: Arkham Origins releases October 25th on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii U.

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Dylan Zellmer

Dylan splits time between games journalism, designing video games, and playing them. Outside of his deep involvement in the games industry, he enjoys It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Shameless, A Song of Ice and Fire, fitness, and family.
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