"A little over a year has passed since my old life ended, since I died and was reborn. The shadows remain, but only to give contrast to the light. I am no longer a distaff impersonation of someone else — I’m me, more me than I have ever been. I embrace it, and the light, with a deep, continuing joy."
"The Dark Madness" series - The Joker shoots and paralyzes Barbara in an attempt to drive her father (the commissioner) insane. Then she becomes computer expert and information broker known as Oracle, Providing intelligence and computer hacking - Barbara Gordon (Batgirl first appearance).