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Old April 27 2012, 02:32 AM   #601
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Yeah, TKJ doesn't serve Barbara well, although her later emergence as Oracle did a lot to redeem that. (Unfortunately that's now been retconned away and she's Batgirl again.)

I guess one way of looking at it is that it shows how brutal and nihilistic the Joker is, that he could take this strong, dynamic character and treat her like a mere object. That's pretty much how he treats everyone, just as fodder for his "jokes."
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