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This page is about the incarnation of Batgirl from the Joel Schumacher's movie. The mainstream version can be found here: Batgirl.

Men... always doing things the hard way.
~ Batgirl to Batman and Robin

Batgirl (real name Barbara Wilson) was Batman's second sidekick and tritagonist in Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin.

She is played by Alicia Silverstone.

History

Barbara Wilson is the daughter of Margaret Wilson, who is sister to Alfred Pennyworth. Barbara and Alfred have apparently been close throughout Barbara's entire life, particularly when Barbara's mother and father died in a car accident. While Alfred lived in the United States working as the Wayne Family butler, Barbara remained in England attending boarding school. However, she felt particularly disgusted at the idea of her uncle working as a servant, and upon discovering that Alfred was ill with a rare disease, McGreggor Syndrome, flies to America in order to 'free' him.

Upon arriving in the States, she meets Alfred's 'other family', Dick Grayson (who is immediately attracted to her, and vice-versa) and Bruce Wayne. Bruce invites Barbara to stay, during which Alfred's disease grows steadily worse. While Alfred grows closer to death, he shares with Barbara an encrypted disk, which contains all of Batman's secrets. Barbara immediately hacks the discs, and discovers that Bruce and Dick are Batman and Robin, and that Alfred planned for her future involvement.

Donning a suit designed for her by Alfred, Barbara, now calling herself Batgirl, defeats Poison Ivy and saves Batman and Robin. Together the three of them defeat Mr. Freeze, who was attempting to create a new ice-age, and retrieve the cure for McGreggor Syndrome. After Alfred recovers, Barbara officially becomes part of the Wayne family family and Batman and Robin's partner in crimefighting.

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  • This incarnation of Barbara was Alfred Pennyworth's niece and named Barbara Wilson, rather than being James Gordon's daughter, Barbara Gordon, like in the comics. This is due to alterations in Gordon's character where his relationship with Batman is severely downplayed and purely professional. She is also depicted as a blonde rather than a redhead.
  • Although Batgirl normally wears a cowl like Batman, in the film, she only wears the cowl while riding a motor-cycle. Otherwise she uses a mask similar to Robin's.
  • Her Batgirl costume lacks gold accents, which were from the comics.
  • She is the first Batgirl to wear high-heeled boots.
  • Before Alicia Silverstone was cast as Batgirl/Barbara Wilson, Kristy Swanson, Christina Ricci, Eliza Dushku and Sarah Michelle Gellar were all considered for the role of Batgirl/Barbara Wilson, but turned it down.
  • In an early concept art, her Batgirl costume was originally going to have a full-head cowl (similar to Batman's).
  • This incarnation of Barbara is depicted as a blonde while her mainstream counterpart is depicted as a redhead.

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