Major Story Arcs
Barbara Gordon's Origin
In in the Post-Crisis on Infinite Earths DC Universe, Barbara Gordon was no longer James Gordon's biological daughter, but instead his niece and eventually his adoptive daughter. Roger and Thelma Gordon were Barbara's parents. When Barbara was young, Roger's wife Thelma died in a car accident. After the passing of his wife, Roger began to drink heavily, and would eventually die during an operation caused by complications of alcoholism. After her father's death, Barbara moved in with James, and was eventually adopted by him and his wife.