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Even after Batman, having decided that she was not crime fighter material, tells her to hang up her costume and have the Birds of Prey stop mentoring her, she still patrols secretly, in addition to going on occasional dates with Robin in their civilian identities.
She temporarily cuts off ties with Tim and goes on a vigilante rampage, hunting down the Riddlerher father's former associate, to try to get a better idea of who he had been in life. Eventually, she makes peace with his memory, and she and Tim rekindle their relationship. In RobinStephanie reveals that when she was a child, her babysitter a friend of her father had attempted to rape her.
This man died of an apparent drug overdose eight days after she told her father what had happened. She resigns herself to never knowing whether or not Cluemaster had killed him. Stephanie is later injured during Tim's battle with the occult hitman Johnny Warlock breaking her leg. In a fit of rage, Tim apparently beats Warlock to death though he would later be magically resurrectedwhich sends him into a deep, angry depression.
He refuses to speak with Stephanie, whom he blames for him killing Warlock. Robin[ edit ] Stephanie Brown as Robin. Promotional art for Robin vol. Art by Damion Scott. After Warlock's death, Tim's father orders him to hang up his cape, and Tim is forced to live a normal life for a time. One day after school, Stephanie attempts to surprise Tim with a visit.
As she arrives, however, she catches a female classmate, Darla Aquista, attempting to seduce him. Assuming that Tim is being unfaithful, she breaks off ties with Tim and angrily decides to put her attention elsewhere.
Creating a homemade Robin costume, Stephanie sneaks into the Batcave and demands that Batman train her as the new Robin. Batman reluctantly accepts her as the new Robin, puts her through several months of intensive training, and makes her a better costume with roughly the same design as Tim's. As Robin, she patrols with Batman, but he thinks she is too unskilled to be an acceptable replacement for Tim.
Batman later fires her after she disobeys his orders in the field. Since this plan is predicated on the involvement of "Matches Malone" who, unbeknownst to her, is a persona that Batman uses to infiltrate the underworld, it quickly spins out of control.
The result is a citywide gang war in which Stephanie is captured by the Black Mask. She is tortured extensively by Black Mask to get information about Batman, as well as learning enough information to allow him to take control of Batman's plan and assume command of the gangs himself. Although she escapes and makes her way to a hospital, she is severely injured, and supposedly dies in a hospital bed as Batman sits beside her.
When Batman confronts the doctor, Thompkins claims she willfully withheld such treatment to send a warning to any of Gotham's youth intending to follow Stephanie's example. Posthumous appearances[ edit ] Promotional art for Batgirl Following her death, Stephanie Brown appears twice in the Batgirl series. The first time, in Batgirl 62, Cassandra Cain meets her during a near death experience.
During the Titans East storyline, a glass case with Stephanie's Spoiler costume alongside cases with clothing representing Tim Drake's parents and Conner Kent is in a room Deathstroke uses to torture Robin. Barbara Gordon uses photos of her autopsy to dissuade another young superheroine, Misfitfrom using the name Batgirl.
In Gotham Undergroundan unidentified female in a Spoiler costume later revealed to be Stephanie is shown working for the Penguin. Spoiler returns[ edit ] In the events following The Resurrection of Ra's al GhulRobin follows the trail of a female thief called Violet. This leads him to reunite with his friend Ives during social service classes at St. He also has random encounters with a blonde student in high school that trigger his memories of Stephanie.
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During his quest to find Violet, he is followed by a character dressed as Spoiler. This Spoiler reveals herself to Robin, trying to warn him that Violet led him to an ambush. Believing someone else is dressing up as Spoiler, Robin falls into Violet's trap after Spoiler addresses him by his real name. When confronted, she removes her mask and reveals that she is indeed Stephanie, with Leslie Thompkins having faked her death. Batman reveals his doubts about her death leading him to not erect a memorial for her in the Batcave.
Since her secret identity had been compromised, Leslie faked her death so villains could not use her against Batman as Black Mask had done.
Living with Leslie in Africa under an alias, Stephanie had been performing volunteer work until an attack from a local witch-hunting tribe prompted her to return to crimefighting, and subsequently to Gotham. She abruptly stops aiding him, after which he loses the advantage and leaves Gotham. She sends Penguin a note apologizing for leaving him when he needed her the most. During the Batman R. Following Batman's disappearance and descent into madness, Robin attempts to balance his search for Bruce with his attempts to maintain control over Gotham's criminals.
Tim asks that Stephanie help him locate Batman, but having anticipated his downfall, Batman has ordered Stephanie to hinder the investigation, believing that Tim needs to learn how to handle things on his own. Tim discovers the deception, and pulls away from his relationship with Stephanie. Unbeknownst to Tim, Batman has also ordered Stephanie to make Robin a stronger hero by challenging him, so Stephanie hires the Scarab, an assassin she encountered while she was Robin.
After ordering the Scarab to use non-lethal methods, she also begins working with Tim's enemy, the Generalwho eventually tries to kill her. Her martial arts skills were able to save her from getting shot in the head—she is instead shot in the shoulder, escaping just in time to save Tim's life when the Scarab goes rogue. The General, now using the identity of Anarky, decides to plunge Gotham into anarchy by starting a citywide gang war, and Stephanie aids Robin in keeping order and defeating the General.
Afterward, Robin reveals that he is aware that Stephanie had worked with the villains to help him become a better Robin under Batman's orders. He notes that her actions were successful, but her methods were questionable.
No longer in love with Stephanie, Robin orders her to abandon the Spoiler identity as he can no longer trust her. In Batman and the Outsiders vol.
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She is able to turn completely invisible while fighting the Vigilante, though Fabian Niciezacurrent writer of the Robin title, said he knew nothing about it. Batman Alive, Nicieza incorporates the new ability, with Robin stating she stole the technology to make herself invisible.
In Teen Titans 66, Stephanie appeared as one of the potential candidates to help fill Miss Martian 's vacant seat on the team's roster. She was drawn into a fight with Bombshellwho mocked her and accused her of being a coward.
In the end, Robin revealed that Stephanie had not come to join the Titans, but instead to help him with his preparations to leave the team. Furious, Tim comes to believe that Bruce is still alive, and goes in search of him under the guise of Red Robin. When he cuts off all communication with the Bat-Family and the Teen Titans, Stephanie approaches Tim in his private base. This action, however, only infuriates Tim more. Kicking her in the chest after she sneaks up on him, he reiterates that he cannot trust her and orders her not to follow him on his mission, leading her to return to Gotham.
Batgirl[ edit ] Stephanie Brown as Batgirl. Promotional art for Batgirl vol. Stephanie Brown graduates from high school off-panel, is a student at Gotham University, and is still living with her mother.
Cassandra Cain has apparently become disillusioned following Bruce Wayne's apparent death and gives Stephanie her Batgirl costume.
After operating as the new Batgirl in Cain's costume, Stephanie is confronted by Barbara Gordon who was notified of her activities by Dick Grayson. Barbara tried to reason with Stephanie to get her to stop being a vigilante, as she still saw Stephanie as an impetuous youth, remembering her role in causing a citywide gang war and her near-death experience at Black Mask's hands.
Barbara decides to allow Stephanie to continue on as Batgirl. Barbara later takes a job as an assistant professor at Stephanie's school in order to continue to keep in contact with her.
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Barbara also designs a costume for Stephanie to replace Cassandra's tattered costume, incorporating various elements of both the Spoiler and previous Batgirl costumes. After some warm-up against minor criminals, Stephanie finds herself against Livewire who causes a blackout in the city while draining its power.
Fortunately, Stephanie's costume is insulated, and she is able to overpower the villainess. Nick" Gage, who is also attracted to her as Batgirl. However, this budding romance is complicated by Commissioner Gordonwho is trying to set the young detective up on a blind date with Barbara.
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The Commissioner finds their mutual attraction unsettling, because despite the fact that Batgirl's identity is yet unknown to him, Gordon knows that the superheroine is still a teenager. However, even though Stephanie and Damian initially do not get along, he is intrigued by her motivations to be a vigilante.
While meeting a classmate, Francisco, Stephanie is left unconscious after being shot while trying to protect him from a group of kidnappers. Because of Garcia's abduction, Stephanie and Barbara join forces with Batman and Robin, as some of the Gotham rogues are involved in the crime, including Roulette. Stephanie also receives a new state-of-the-art transportation known as the Ricochet based from Batman's Batcycle designs from Barbara.
Stephanie was later asked by Barbara to shut down the vigilante operations of John Raymonda wealthy young superhero who had been giving powerful exo-suits to a number of people in hopes of creating a nationwide army of crime-fighters he dubbed "Web Hosts". After being convinced by John that he could keep his Web Hosts in line, Stephanie and Barbara agreed to not only allow him to continue his vigilante actions, but also upgrade the equipment he was using.
At the same time, immortal terrorist Ra's al Ghul begins his attack to destroy everything the Wayne family has built, in response to Tim crippling his League of Assassins organization during his quest.
Tim returns to the Batcave to seek the current Batman's aid, only to find Stephanie as Batgirl. When did you guys realize each of you was the one? I realized Stephanie was the one when she met my family and charmed the hell out of them. I had no choice, but to marry her.How to Find Your Partner and Keep Your Relationship Strong with Stephan Speaks and Lewis Howes
When I got really sick and Tricia took care of me. How was it like introducing each other to your respective families? How did your families take it? I introduced Stephanie to my cousins and siblings first, then aunts and uncles. They fell for her instantly. She has a really engaging personality and can laugh at herself. Even though she is from a different culture, she embraced our traditions, culture, and foods and I think that went a long way in getting people to instantly like her.
Mom asked that we go out to dinner to really get to know each other. At that dinner, she gave Stephanie a gift. I think mom was impressed with how much the rest of my family liked her. Unfortunately, when it comes to my mom, my being a lesbian and being with Tricia continues to be an issue and a source of conflict.
Fortunately, my father, brother, cousins, aunts, and uncles were really supportive of my coming out and of my relationship with Tricia. Her confidence Is hard to be an out couple in your respective ethnic communities? How is it like to be out in our society, in general?
We are very lucky to be surrounded by supportive family and friends within the West Indian and Latino community. Being out in society we are always vigilant. There are always people who will make comments. However, living in New York is a blessing. The current administration is a huge threat to all minorities.
There will always be officials, even our President, who do not support our community. That will never stop. However, there is still a lot of work to do. It is legal in these states to be denied services or get fired for being gay.
Living in New York is a blessing. Our local government is supportive about providing protections against this. The only thing we can do as a community is live openly, honestly, and never stop fighting for equality.
The positives are being accepted and championed by our co-workers, family, community and peers. For all intents and purposes we live a fairly normal life. We got married, bought a house, and get the same questions that all couples get… when are you having babies?!?!
We went to Curacao on our first trip away as a couple. At dinner it was clear we were together and we signed for dinner using our room number. When we got back to our room, someone called our room and asked if he can do anything for us and if we needed them to come help with anything. It was midnight and super creepy.