In the early days of the blog, I made this post.
It’s time for a proper upgrade as there is so little text in these old posts!
This is one of my favorite scenes that I have watched a hundred times, so it’s time to make a proper upgrade post.
Also, the video is on my pretty small Dailymotion channel, so many of you may have never seen the video or that old post.
In this TV show, Barbara Gordon is Oracle and is bound to a wheelchair.
As her old enemy, Lady Shiva re-appears in Gotham Barbara feels the need to put on her old (GREAT) Batgirl costume and can (shortly) walk again with the help of an experimental device.
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Here is the video:
Watch the video before you continue!
This Batgirl costume (alongside the nearly identical one from “Batman and Robin”) is SO AWESOME for me!
The mixture with the (mostly) black leather and rubber is sexy as hell and I love every second Dina Meyer is in it (and Alicia Silverstone).
If I would live in that Gotham City I would become a criminal in no time or …even better… a cop who wants to arrest the vigilante. #BlackScorpionvibes
Or I would need to be rescued from evil criminals suspectingly often 😉
The cowl is nice but basically my only issue about the whole outfit.
It is cut open very high at the back of the head and …more problematic… has no chin strap and no neck coverage.
So unmasking her is way too easy as this video demonstrates.
Also, the cowl could simply fall off in a hectic fight… and that shouldn’t be possible.
It’s a fantastic tread that here we also have a second masked woman in the scene… Lady Shiva.
And damn… her mask is AWESOME and the costume is quite good as well.
It’s a shame that Batgirl here goes down so easily as that device is failing quickly. 🙁
An epic unmasking battle with these two where Batgirl isn’t paralyzed and is wearing a properly secured/upgraded cowl… is basically my holy grail.
Also a whole TV show with such a Batgirl as the lead character…. would be even more insanely-awesome-fantastic 😉
In this show Batgirl is just in one episode and some black and white mini flashbacks.
I do love that Shiva here immediately goes for Batgirl’s mask as soon she realizes that Batgirl is helpless!
That’s how a villain(ess) should do it! She has the opportunity to find out who Batgirl is and takes it. Perfect!
Not like most of the other villains who just run off and aren’t interested at all to find out who is hiding behind that mask.
Now the helpless Barbara Gordon is lying in front of her and she is ready to finish her off to get her revenge (most likely).
Then Huntress, who is sadly never wearing a mask or even a costume, shows up right in time to save Barbara.
She was too late to save Batgirl from the unmasking though. #timing
Due to the fact that Huntress isn’t wearing a mask, Lady Shiva recognizes Helena and runs off as she doesn’t wanna fight against her.
Or maybe she was afraid to lose and then be unmasked as well? 😉
All in all just an awesome scene!
Here, as a little bonus… two (edited) pictures of the “exposed” Barbara:
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What do you think about these scenes?
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More from this TV show?
Check out the other Batgirl and Lady Shiva scenes in the Hall of Fame:
*Also updated the other Batgirl posts that are linked there*