Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson

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Pairing: Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson
Alternative name(s): Robin/Batgirl, Nightwing/Batgirl, Nightwing/Oracle, DickBabs
Gender category: Het
Fandom: Batman, DC Comics, Batman: The Animated Series (DCAU), Young Justice,
Canonical?: Canon
Prevalence: Common
Batgirl x Nightwing Wedding colors by Ray-Snyder (line art) and Shuichi991 (color) (2018)
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Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson is the het pairing of Barbara Gordon (Batgirl/Oracle) and Dick Grayson (Robin/Nightwing) in the Batman fandom. In most universes they have a canonical relationship.


Though comics canon tends to retcon characters and relationships regularly, Dick and Barbara are a common canon ship that appears in multiple incarnations. In the 90's Nightwing comics, in which Dick is fighting crime as Nightwing in Bludhaven and Barbara is working as Oracle in Gotham, Dick and Barbara have an on again, off again relationship which gradually becomes serious. They get engaged, but Barbara breaks off the engagement before the wedding because Dick has issues he needs to work out on his own. There is at least one canon alternate universe in which they go through with getting married.

In Young Justice, Dick and Barbara are a canon couple in season 3, again with Dick as Nightwing and Barbara as Oracle.

An ongoing theme is their easy banter, as well as their immense respect for each other and refusal to put up with each other's bad behavior.


Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Domestic Fic: concentrating on their day to day lives as a couple in an established relationship
  • Kidfic or BabyFic: either they have a child of their own, or they raise one of the younger Robins
  • Hurt/Comfort: usually with Dick comforting Barbara, sometimes connected to the time when she became confined to a wheelchair and first became Oracle



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