Education: High School graduate, College incomplete (in progress)
Occupation: Adventurer, College Student, Vigilante
Known Relatives: Arthur Brown a.k.a. Cluemaster (father), Crystal Brown (mother), Dave Bellinger (maternal uncle), name Unknown (daughter), Dean (ex-boyfriend, father of her daughter)
Affiliates: Batman, Robin, Batgirl
Alter Ego: Spoiler, Batgirl, Robin.
Exceptional athlete, acrobat, and martial artist. Has access to bat-themed weapons and equipment.
Like most of the Batman family, Spoiler has no superhuman powers. She has been trained extensively by Batgirl, Batman, and the Birds of Prey in martial arts, acrobatics, strength training, interrogation, and detective skills. She carries a belt similar to that used by other Gotham vigilantes containing a grappling hook, tracking devices, and various other crime fighting paraphernalia. During Gotham Underground, the Penguin gave her an unknown device that allowed her to become completely invisible. According to Tim Drake, this "ability" was achieved through stolen technology. The ability to become invisible has not been incorporated into Stephanie's new identity as Batgirl.
After Stephanie took on the Batgirl identity, Barbara Gordon designed a new costume for Stephanie more in line with the rest of the Bat-family's. It is equipped with kevlar and carbon fiber-reinforced polymer to protect against ballistic, flame, and electrical attacks. Stephanie's Batsuit also carries a wireless relay within the cowl, permitting her to remain in contact with Barbara. The suit also allows Barbara to monitor Stephanie's vital signs. Stephanie now also uses a collapsible bo staff, similar to the one that Tim Drake uses; it is implied that she had been trained by Cassandra Cain in using it before assuming the Batgirl mantle
Stephanie Brown is the daughter of the Cluemaster, one of Gotham City's third-rate criminals. Her father spent most of her childhood in jail or away from the family. He claims to be rehabilitated upon his return to Gotham, but Stephanie becomes furious when she discovers that he is actually returning to crime, this time not leaving his trademark clues behind. She decides something needs to be done.
Eventually Stephanie realized she enjoyed being a superhero so much she continued on a regular basis. Despite her help, both Robin and Batman try to dissuade her from future pursuits, though that doesn't stop her from patrolling the streets at night, mostly with Robin. She began to regularly patrol the city with Robin, and began to develop a crush on him. The two of them would continue working together and they would eventually fall in love. The two form a relationship and eventually become romantically involved despite Stephanie being pregnant with her old boyfriend's child who had ran away from Gotham after the earthquake. However, Robin was always there for Stephanie, even taking her to Lamaze classes under a false identity. She still did not know his true identity because Batman forbid Tim from revealing his identity to Stephanie.
Later Robin would leave for boarding school but he would eventually return when Stephanie gave birth. Stephanie decided, against her initial thoughts, to give the baby up for adoption without ever seeing her. Tim’s father returned him to boarding school, but Tim and Stephanie continued their relationship. However, it put more strain on their relationship because it was long distance and Stephanie still did not know his true identity. Batman later worried about Robin came to her told him his identity and said she should join them. Tim was angry at Batman and ran off. Stephanie and Tim later got together again and were happy.
Making a deal with her mother, Stephanie Brown decided to have one last outing as Spoiler. Yet after the events of Batman R.I.P. Stephanie took the mantle as Batgirl. Cassandra gave Stephanie her costume after they took down a group of thugs at the docks. She has become disillusioned after Bruce Wayne's apparent death, and decided to leave while Stephanie was talking to her only to find her cowl. While juggling college and super-hero work. Stephanie catches the eyes of Batman and Robin as well as Oracle. Soon d**k figures out Batgirl is not Cassandra and soon Barbara Gordon/Oracle figures it out as well. Stephanie is then confronted by Gordon, who reveals she is aware of her activities. Note - Stephanie gave up being Spoiler not Batgirl.
Taking the mantle of Batgirl did not feel like it was a big deal for Stephanie, but then the original Batgirl felt she had to give her an ultimatum. Demanding Stephanie Brown give up the Batgirl mantle or Barbara would have no choice but to tell Mother Brown of her daughters true adventures at bed-time. Upset by the words coming out her possible mentors mouth, Stephanie could not help but ignore Barbara and returned to her adventures as Batgirl. Turns out the weird events involving a drug called Thrill, which makes the heart rate of the victim soar to high levels, came from the ring-leader - Scarecrow! The first rogue Stephanie Brown also known as the Batgirl must soon confront.
With Oracle monitoring her from the Batcave, Steph is able to overcome the Scarecrow's fear toxins and defeat him. Afterward, Oracle gives an all new suit to Stephanie, becoming her own Batgirl. The suit is wired so Oracle can monitor her vital stats and has a few surprises, including being shock absorbent (which she discovered battling Livewire).
But just because the former Batgirl approves of Steph being Batgirl doesn't mean that the other Bat in town approves. After a battle with Diesel, Steph accidentally freezes Damian (the current Robin). d**k Grayson, who is currently acting as Batman, tells Barbara to shut down their operation. Damian also does not approve of Stephanie (although he approves of very little) and seems to have a certain fascination with what motivates Stephanie.
After being nearly killed by the kidnappers of her friend and fellow Gotham University student Francisco Gracia, son of Gotham developer Stefano Gracia, Stephanie decides she must find what happened to him. After another scuffle with Damian, they are both kicked off the case by Batman. Naturally, this does not stop them and they soon learn that it is up to them to save Batman from one of Roulette's games.
Heart Throb of the Boy Wonder:.
Stephanie next bumped into Robin when he was teamed up with the Green Arrow (Connor Hawke) to take down a street gang selling guns. She told him that she didn't think it was fair that he got to have all the fun, so she was going to become the Spoiler more often. She insisted on coming with the two of them as they took down the gang, flirting with Robin as usual. There was no time for that, however, when they went after the real leaders of the gang the following night, as Robin was enraged over the death of a fellow student, Karl Ranck. Steph went to the funeral, unaware that Robin was there (with his girlfriend) in his civilian identity. That night, Spoiler met up with Robin, telling him that she was going to be Spoiler more often, and would help him go against the boy who shot Ranck. They were in over their heads however, but thankfully Batman turned up, saved their necks and ordered Stephanie to go home.
During a point in which and his then-girlfriend Ariana were unable to see each other, he and Stephanie grew even closer. He soon came to realize that his feelings for Stephanie had grown into something more, and after breaking up with Ariana, began dating Stephanie. Unfortunately, because he needed to maintain the Batman Family secrecy, Robin was unable to reveal his true identity to Spoiler. At first, she seemed more than happy with this arrangement.
Unfortunately for Stephanie, she found out she was pregnant by an ex-boyfriend who had left Gotham City during the Cataclysm. Tim, in his cover identity Alvin Draper, took Stephanie to Lamaze classes, and the two became even closer. Unfortunately Robin was moved temporarily to Keystone City during the last few months of her pregnancy. He however returned to her when she was giving birth. With Tim's help, she was able to deal with giving her child up for adoption. Although a painful experience, she felt it best to give her daughter a chance at a better life.
Soon afterwards, Tim was sent away to boarding school by his father, and the two were forced into a long distance relationship, made even more complicated by the fact she still didn't know his real name. During his time away, Robin became friends with a girl named Star. One night, after seeing her go into an alley with some suspicious-looking people, Robin decided to follow her in costume. He ran into Stephanie, also on patrol, and she followed him as he tracked down Star to a gang meeting that erupted in a violent shootout. He managed to save Star, but Stephanie became convinced that he was cheating on her, and refused to see him for a time.
Shortly after this, Robin disappeared from Gotham for several days (he was off in Tibet on a secret mission), and in his absence Spoiler realized that she still wanted to be with him. Batman approached Spoiler and offered to train her. He also told her Tim's real name, and this betrayal drove a wedge in between him and Robin for awhile, as well as causing trouble for Stephanie and Tim. Spoiler began to train with Batman, and also the Birds of Prey (although they were a bit more reluctant). Stephanie also began a friendship with Batgirl Cassandra Cain who helped train her in-exchange for reading lessons.
Stephanie and Tim, as she now knew him, reconciled. Even after Batman - having decided that she wasn't really hero material - told her to hang up her costume and the Birds stopped mentoring her, she still patrolled with Robin, as well as went on regular dates. When the US Government came to Stephanie and her mother, and told her that the Cluemaster had died in service of his country in the Suicide Squad, Stephanie was shocked. She cut off ties with Tim and went on a crime-fighting rampage, hunting down the Riddler, her father's former associate, to try to get a better idea of who he had been in life. Eventually, she made peace with his memory, and she and Tim rekindled their relationship (It was later revealed after Stephanie's "death" that Arthur Brown had indeed survived, though it remains unknown if she knows that he is alive, or he her).
Stephanie has also revealed that when she was a child, her babysitter had attempted to rape her. This man died of an apparent drug overdose eight days after she told her father what had happened. Whether or not he had killed him was one of the questions she had to resign herself to never being able to answer.
"I don't need your approval. The world needs Batman. If I have to sacrifice my entire life. I will gladly. It's not for the fame or the glory. It's so that no one will ever lose the ones they care about ever again."
"No. I am not my Father. I am not Bruce. I am not my Grandfather. I'm not Ra's.The world doesn't need either of them. I will fight for the rest of my life I will grow up. I will become Batman. I will inherit that title. The world will always need Batman. It doesn't matter who's wearing the uniform. My Father is Batman. Grayson was Batman. It's my future. I will be Batman. I will lead someone else to be Batman. I will continue until I die. I will fight when I am in my golden years. I don't care if I have to build a mechanical suit that helps me walk. Until the very last breath i my body escapes. I will be Batman. That's my life. That's my future. That's my death."
I guess one girl really can make a difference, huh?