BIRDS OF PREY/WB/2002-03 (Wheelchair/Injured Spine)
Barbara Gordon (Dina Meyer), a.k.a. the crime fighter Batgirl who is now relegated to a wheelchair after being shot in the spine by the nefarious criminal known as the Joker. Barbara is the daughter of New Gotham City’s Police Commissioner, James Gordon.
After the battle with the Joker that subsequently killed the female criminal known as Catwoman, Barbara Gordon became the guardian of Helena Kyle, the secret daughter of Selina Kyle, aka “Catwoman” and Bruce Wayne, aka “the caped crusader Batman” who mysteriously disappeared after Catwoman’s death.
Helena inherited her cat-like abilities from her mother. She is also the heir to the Wayne Estate and served by Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne’s faithful butler.
Now, by day, Barbara Gordon works as a computer science teacher in New Gotham High, and, by night, she becomes Oracle, the leader of a high-tech crime fighting group that consists of Helena Kyle (Ashley Scott), aka The Huntress,” and Dinah Redmond (Rachel Skarsten), aka “Canary” who is a telepath and psychic. Dinah is the daughter Carolyn Lance, a legendary superhero known as the Black Canary (Lori Loughlin).
“Don’t let the wheelchair fool you. I can still kick your ass.” – Oracle
Together, this dynamic trio – based in a New Gotham Clocktower – fight crime as the “Birds of Prey”with the assistance of Detective Jesse Reese (Shemar Moore), a police officer who battles a criminal element with super abilities known as Metahumans. Detective Reese is the son of mob boss, Al Hawk (Mitch Pileggi) who killed the Black Canary, Dinah’s mother.