A lot of writers hated it, but I loved writing Oracle so much I can’t even stand it.
Because she’s Barbara-Freaking-Gordon! The God Damn Batgirl and The Mistress Oracle
You see? THIS is what Orcale can do. Make somebody run just by telling them what she can know. No outright physical threats, just that she can *find* him. Anywhere. Sooner or later, she *will* find him.
Batgirl swings around in spandex beating up muggers that the ‘Real’ bat-family are too busy to deal with.
Yeah, I know she does more than that, but come on, anyone who thinks becoming Batgirl again is anything but a downgrade is, I think, deluding themselves. Or DC’s Editorial Department.
You know I did write this scene in this post, right? I know what Oracle can do.
And the ‘downgrade’ thing, well, that’s a way of looking at it. Batman: Year One could be a downgrade, as well, I guess.