The Truth About What Really Happened to Batgirl and Red Hood in Gotham Knights

La vérité sur ce qui est vraiment arrivé à Batgirl et Red Hood dans Gotham Knights

Although Gotham Knights has amazing storytelling, it leaves a lot to the imagination when it comes to the story of the characters we can play as. We have the choice to play as Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl or Red Hood. Although we can enjoy a playable storyline for each individual, the game seems more focused on the future and storytelling than the past. Fans who were hoping to learn a little more about their pasts may be disappointed, but this leaves room for exploring their stories in future updates or DLC for the game. Although few details are given about the four characters, the Stories of Nightwing (Dick Grayson) and Robin (Tim Drake) aren't as tragic and juicy as those of Red Hood (Jason Todd) and Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) in the comics, but some clues are graciously made available to us in Gotham Knights.

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Barbara Gordon's Batgirl in Gotham Knights

Not many people know this about Barbara Gordon (Batgirl), but Gotham Knights alludes to the fact that she took the name Oracle while confined to a wheelchair after a debilitating spinal injury. It was an important time in the young woman's life and is part of the personal trauma she continues to overcome in the game.

The game doesn't explain how she ended up in a wheelchair, but according to sources, it was our favorite clown king, the Joker, who paralyzed her with a gunshot after removing her father, Jim Gordon, Batman's favorite police commissioner.

Although this hypothesis is not expressed in-game, and the developers leave it up to players to draw their own conclusions, an alternative suggestion for the source of his injury is never implied, and so it is best that we can do. Gotham Knights fans noticed that Batgirl's miraculous physical rehabilitation was a little less easy to explain, perhaps that's why the developers left it open to interpretation.

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The Red Hood of Jason Todd in Gotham Knights

Much like Barbara in Gotham Knights, few fans know that Jason Todd was once Robin, long before he was Red Hood. Jason only became Red Hood after being resurrected from death by the League of Shadows, thanks to the Lazarus Pit. Although it is not an important plot point and is easy to ignore, it is mentioned in-game when Talia Al Ghul, who resurrected him, states that the Bat Family should be less ungrateful towards her for her resurrection.

As for who killed Jason, Tim doesn't hesitate to mention the Joker's name around Jason during the game, and Jason confirms that it's because the Joker was the one who killed him. With a nod to the very solemn source material surrounding his origin, the Joker captures Jason and tortures him, driving him insane and turning him against Batman. When he returns to Batman's wing and reunites with the Bat Family, there's no doubt he has a tragic backstory.

While nothing is confirmed, we have plenty of reliable sources to help us fill in the gaps. Will it ever be properly explored? Only time will tell, but we can't wait.

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