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Batgirl Reboot "animated" by MatthewRHumphreys Batgirl Reboot "animated" by MatthewRHumphreys
This reboot is specifically for an animated show I dreamed up that will never happen haha.

New background.

Barbara Gordon is a 17 year old High School student who is entering her Senior Year. Her father, Commission Jim Gordon is her idol and inspiration to become a police officer herself one day. Unfortunately Jim refuses to accept his daughter's goal and insists because of her genius intellect and gymnastics scholarships (which would allow her entry into high prestige schools) she should go to college and become a doctor or a lawyer or something outside of being a police officer.

Despite his protests, Barb insists on proving to her father and herself that she can do it.

The particulars, Batgirl ISN'T infatuated with Batman. Her choice of identity is because Jim trusts Batman despite not even knowing who he is, and she feels if she can prove herself behind the mask, then when she reveals herself to him he'll have to accept that she's a capable crime fighter.

Her costume is actually a couple of her gymnastics leotards refitted together in costume fashion. She raided her father's old locker in the basement finding one of his kevlar vests. She uses the internet to learn how work Kevlar into a fabric and lines the purple center mass of her costume with it.

The belt is mostly a stylistic choice for it's look, but it does contain various items like a utility belt, but as proven by the multitude of batman cartoons, reaching behind her back would serve as a 'tell' that she's gotten something out of her belt so no need for animated pouches.

Batman would rarely appear on my show. He's more a symbol than a character for Batgirl. Jim as well would likely only be seen from behind or through doors talking to her. I don't want him to be some overbearing figure, more he's a path and a Macguffin for episodes to overhear talking about cases she could solve.

Her nemesis in this would be Harley Quinn. A girl from her school who has similar aspirations, but is more localized on trying to get the notice of the Joker.

As the show goes on, each girl would be less inclined to try and prove themselves to some man and instead start realizing they have their own paths to follow independent of other's wishes or demands.

I think possibly Barb would find a semi-mentor in Catwoman rather than Batman. Catwoman would still be a cat burglar but her knowledge of how both Batman and the police work would give Batgirl insight and guidance. She'd of course continue to try and catch Catwoman but wouldn't succeed. Similar to Cassandra Cain's relationship with Lady Shiva. She's a bad guy, but has knowledge Barb can use.
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JosephMichaelDavis Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This needs to happen! These designs are great! :)
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60sshowkid1960 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually that looks better than all star and The Batman verison of batgirl. Maybe you should be an artist for new batman show
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EggHeadCheesyBird Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Aw man, I love the idea with the Harley Quinn rivalry
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MrNukedDuck Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student General Artist
On second thought, forget about Grayson. If there absolutely has to be a romantic interest in this series - which it doesn't - why not just go against the age-old cliché of high school hottie and make her fall for a normal, sweet, nice guy. Or the other way around. That works too, I suppose.

Sorry, I'm just a hopeless shipper. CURSE YOU! Sweating a little...  This series would work great, even without romance! :happybounce: 
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MrNukedDuck Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Quite an interesting approach to the whole Batgirl-concept. I really wish this could become a real thing. (I almost wanna write fanfiction about it.)Clap 

Out of curiosity, do you see any other characters joining the cast, other than the ones you've already drawn? Personally, I'm thinking Robin might end up hoggin' too much stage-light if he joined, so maybe a more casual approach would need to be taken, should one want to involve another male character. Still, I can see why an over-population of males would kind of take the chime of this series, so maybe that's a no-no.

(Just a speculation, but maybe Dick Grayson could just be a normal high school teenager attending the same school as Barb. Maybe she could have a crush on him or something, adding another element of interest to the series. :D (Big Grin) )
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Omnipotrent Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I liiiiiiike
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creeperman999 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Do Firefly! :D
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Megamanxfans1911 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artist
She look like batgirl from the 2004 batman
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geek179 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
The idea behind this is just so interesting! I would totally watch that I it was a show! Too bad you can't make it happen :(
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Djnerdyboy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Well, it might not be able to become a tv show, a flash web-series could work if there were any animators who were interested in the idea. I know I'd watch it, so I would want it to happen either way.
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