After dealing with her fair share of drama and villains during
Gail Simone's great run as writer, Batgirl eventually decided she needed a new start. This brings her to the district of
Burnside, where she enrolls in college as a PhD student by day, although she has quite a few extracurricular activities at night, keeping the city safe as a colorful crime fighter. In those initial Batgirl stories by Brenden Fletcher and Cameron
Stewart, our hero is portrayed as young but technologically savvy, someone who deliberately puts herself online as a kind of public figure. It was a bold departure from the Batgirl we'd seen before and a rather strident way of separating her
from the mysterious Batman.