The first person to take the mantle Batgirl is Barbara Gordon, a confident young woman as committed to justice as her father, Commissioner James Gordon. But when her overprotective father forbids her from joining the force, her admiration of Batman leads her to create her own Bat-themed persona and fight crime on her own. An exceptional fighter and detective, Batgirl is also unparalleled in her computer skills and is armed with a variety of gadgets and tools. Following the events of The Killing Joke, in which she was shot by The Joker, Barbara became confined to a wheelchair and took up the mantle Oracle, a computer hacker who would aid Batman and the Birds of Prey with up-to-date information during missions. She has since returned to her role as Batgirl after being cured of her paralysis.