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Stephanie Brown

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 1:07 PM
Stephanie Brown commission by phil-cho


Real Name
Stephanie Mae Brown

Known Aliases
Batgirl (former), Robin (former), the Girl Wonder (former), Nightwing (former), Spoiler

Arthur Brown (Father)
Agnes Brown (Mother - Deceased)
Crystal Brown (Stepmother)

Batman, Inc: 
Titans: Alumna
Outsiders:  Reserve Member
Birds of Prey: Member
"The Team": Member

Date of Birth
August 11th, 1994

College Student

Gotham State University

Marital Status
Dating: Timothy Drake (Boyfriend)

Dixon Apartments, Apt. #92
647 Remsen Street
Otisburg, Gotham City, NJ





Hair color

Eye color

5'8" / 1.73 m

134 lbs / 61 kg

1994 - 2010
Stephanie is the daughter of Arthur and Agnes Brown. When she was still very young, Stephanie's father was fired from his job as a resident trivia expert an a game show and became deranged. After attempting to blow up the remaining cast of the program during a live episode, Arthur Brown was taken down by a young Batman and sent to Blackgate Prison. During this time, Stephanie lived with her mother, who worked at Arkham Asylum as a nurse. By all accounts, Stephanie lived a simple, charmed life during this time.

When she was eleven years old, Stephanie's mother, Agnes, died during an assault on Arkham Asylum in which the League of Assassins broke Riddler out at custudy. Due to this sudden tragedy, and his promising history with rehabilitative programming Arthur Brown was granted an early release and had his parental rights restored.

On the outside, Arthur got a new job in a manufacturing plant and later remarried. giving Stephanie a stepmother named Crystal. Though, Stephanie was still deeply affected by the death of her mother, she remained cheerful and believed her father had actually been reformed while in prison; however, that all changed the night that the Riddler returned to Gotham, broadcasting an internet feed with the Joker. Stephanie did not realize it then, but her father snapped the instant he saw the man who he had blamed for the death at his first wife and began to plot his revenge.

For the next four years, Arthur Brown secretly studied the Riddler's movements, mannerisms, and methodology. At times, he wuuld even manage to beat Batman or the GCPD to the scene of Riddler's crimes, hoping to get close enough to finally get his revenge, but after years of chasing him, Arthur was met with the news that the Riddler had been reformed, causing Arthur's mental state to deteriorate more than ever, giving way to the birth of the Cluemaster, intent on beating Riddler at his own game; but what Arthur didn't see coming was that Stephanie had something to say about those plans of his.

Spoiler commission by phil-cho
2010 - 2013
With her father constantly away from home preparing himsell for the day he‘d get his revenge on Riddler, Stephanie was usually left at home in the care of a drunk ex-con named Murray that her father had befriended in prison. It was through Murray's habit of drunken rambling that Stephanie first learned of her father's intent to kill Riddler. 

Sneaky Stephanie got in the habit of slipping some of her stepmother‘s sleeping pills into Murray‘s booze. With Murray dozing off even earlier every night, Stephanie was able to sneak out at night and shadow her father, concealing her identity with a purple hoodie. Her original plan was always intended to just get enough evidence to get her father arrested and herself legally emancipated; but when her father's plan became too ridiculous that she feared that the GCPD wouldn't take her seriously and that may risk letting her father know what she was up to, so Stephanie decided to come up with a different plan altogether.

So, Stephanie got herself a costume. Donning a makeshift cloak and a ski mask, Stephanie set out to spoil her father's plans herself. After joining forces with Robin to take down her father, who had taken to calling himself 'Cluemaster', Stephanie decided that she actually liked fighting crime (not to mention the crush she had on Robin) so after she was legally emancipated, Stephanie officially dubbed herself 'Spoiler' (as name which Robin had given her as he got tired of calling her 'girl') and then decided to continue sneaking out at night to train with Robin (Tim), and eventually with Batgirl (Cassandra) as well. 

Slowly the threesome became an effective little crime-stopping unit and the three had built up enough trust between them that Tim and Cass revealed their identities to her and using their father's resources, attained a Brentwood Academy scholarship for Stephanie to allow them to more easily coordinate their training and help themselves cover for one another.

However, just as Stephanie was beginning to think that Tim and her were about to start an actual relationship, the three graduated and Tim up and left Gotham. Still, that did not deter Stephanie and she continued her partnership with Cass, becoming strong and more effective every day. Eventually, Batman took notice of this and decided to offer Stephanie a chance to become a real crime-fighter.

Robin 4.0 (Stephanie Brown) commission by phil-cho
2013 - 2014
Stephanie was asked by Batman to take over the now vacant position of Robin -- unknown to Stephanie at the time, Tim was undercover within the League of Assassins. Stephanie gladly accepted the offer, dive hugging Batman as she giggled like a loon in one of the strangest exchanges I've ever seen in the Batcave.

After making her debut as Robin, the Girl Wonder, Stephanie's relationship with Batman began to become dysfunctional (like so many of Bruce's relationships do) due to her lacking the gymnastic grace and cool-headedness of Dick, the savage passion and street savvy of Jason, or the sheer intellect and strategic mind of Tim. Though Stephanie did have pure, raw moxie in spades, Bruce didn't know how to work with that at first.

Not discouraged, Stephanie persevered and every night she improved, bit by bit. She took her lumps, as we all do, but no matter how badly she was bruised, battered, or bloodied, Stephanie never stopped. Eventually, she shaped herself into quite the capable crimefighter without the strict training regimen the rest of us had, but she forged herself step by step through sheer tenacity; and for it, she got Batman's blessing and even when Tim returned, she stayed on as the Girl Wonder.

Stephanie first started working with the Titans during this time as well, quickly making friendships at the Tower.

When Cassandra Cain discovered the identity of her mother and went to investigate and Tim became busy mending his burnt bridges, Stephanie began spending more time with the Birds of Prey. She made quick friends with Dinah, Helena, and myself; and was debating resurrecting her Spoiler identity to join our ranks full-time but that did not happen as one of Tim's souvenirs from his time in League decided it wanted to be a hero too. Stephanie offered her domino mask and black and yellow cape to the pesky twerp. When he accepted her gracious offer, Helena and I could think of no one better to replace Cassandra Cain than our sweet, stubborn Stephanie.

Batgirl 4.0 (Stephanie Brown) commission by phil-cho
2014 - 2016
After taking over the mantle of Batgirl, complete with a new costume that paid homage to her past work as Spoiler with her signature eggplant decals, Stephanie was truly accepted by the Bat-Family (with the possible exception of Damian... so everyone who matters).

Stephanie continued to attend Gotham State University with Tim and Cass (who returned from her time abroad to become 'Black Bat') and she also continued taking day trips to San Francisco to attend Titans Academy to improve her skills and develop crucial relationships with other heroes of the future. Speaking of relationships, Tim and Steph finally got around to being hot and heavy in this time.

As far as Batgirls go, Steph may lack my technical savvy and groovy genius, she definitely doesn't have Helena's gritty rage or killer instinct, and we all know she doesn't come anyway near the deadly grace and dynamic warrior spirit of Cassandra; but Stephanie has a zealous passion and stubborn resolve like no other. If Steph lacks the skill or ability to avoid or overcome an obstacle, she'll just plow through it and shake herself off. You can't teach what Steph has. That makes her powerful.

To prove my point, not only has Stephanie been a valued part of "Team Third String" (as Damian calls her, Tim, and Cass) but she has worked a handful of cases by herself in which she broke up an illegal fight club ran by Larissa Diaz (aka: Copperhead), stopped Firefly on a spree of arsons, and ended Roxy Rocket's two week long crime spree. Stephanie even once crashed a summit of high-profile criminals and held her own against Two-Face, Poison Ivy, and Mr Freeze until help could arrive.

After these impressive feats, I overhead my own dad telling Batman that he likes this "new Batgirl" and said she reminds him of his Barbara... If my dad only knew. 

Nightwing 2.0 (Earth-27) commission by phil-cho
2016 - Present
Stephanie continued to play musical chairs with her costumes and heroic identities. In the fall of 2016, Dick Grayson decided he was going to go undercover and he asked Stephanie to keep a watch on his city. Stephanie was unsure she was up for the task, but Dick gave her a touching speech about how impressed he was with her from his own stint as Batman and could imagine no one better to serve justice as Nightwing in his absence.

This costumed switch happened around the same time as Tim first suiting up as Batman, so it marked the first time in actual history that Batman and Nightwing would flirt with each other on the job.

Ultimately, Steph's stay as Nightwing has reached an end as Dick has returned and requested he be allowed to return to his mantle, though with the discovery of my cancer, he has allowed Steph to remain on as Nightwing until she figures out where she'll go next.

Rumor is, she's finally decided to return to her classic moniker of Spoiler, albeit with a new pair of threads.


While Stephanie strikes me as clumsy and awkward (in the most adorable way), she is actually quite acrobatic and is able to effectively traverse the rooftops and alleyways of Gotham using grapnel lines and parkour techniques like any good Bat-clan member should.

Computer Science
I trained Stephanie myself and she is also dating Tim so she's picked up a few tricks that allow her to hack computers and computerized security systems in the field.

She was trained by Batman and Tim, but also had some prior skill thanks to her father's odd interests.

Indomitable Will
On a hunch, I asked Kyle Rayner for a favor and had him use his ring to scan Stephanie covertly to determine if she had the will required to be a Lantern. Not only did she possess such a feature, but Kyle remarked that she might have been a better choice than Guy... I mean, yes it's a compliment, but not by much. You could say the same thing about the BLT I had for lunch.

While not well-versed in forensics, Stephanie is an exceptional judge of character and may be one of the best non-psychic people readers I've ever seen.

Martial Arts
Stephanie was trained by Batman, Tim, and yours truly in hand-to-hand combat. Using her skills she has not only taken on Batman's villains but has proved herself capable of besting her boyfriend in sparring matches.

She was trained by Batman and Robin in stealthy maneuvers, but was already quite the amteur ninja as Spoiler.

Okay this girl is strong. Freakishly strong. Not only have I seen her leg-press some serious weight to save a woman and her child, but I've personally seen her knock Jason Todd on his ass after he made a dumb comment about Tim and I know she's also strong enough to have once carried an unconscious Wally West and Tim Drake to safety after both were knocked out by Vandal Savage and left for dead in a burning building. These sorts of things can all be explained by adrenaline or just determination, but I believe that Steph might be the strongest Batgirl we've had yet.

Tactical Analysis
Since dating Tim, Steph's skills at strategic assessment have improved significantly.

Like any good Bat-Clanner, Steph can hurl batarangs with remarkable precision.


Stephanie has seen some things to be sure, but she still retains a certain innocence and lightheartedness that causes her to hesitate when confronted with the truly depraved things we encounter.

Stephanie doesn't know when to quit and often times she will stand her ground rather than employ a tactical retreat. When she gets likes this, I've only known Tim to be able to convince her that discretion is the better part of valor and failing that, you'll need to actually drag her out of danger.

Steph is a punslinger.

Steph's favorite food is chili cheese dogs with jalapenos... though she often lies and says it's ceasar salad with chicken.

Steph hates the sound of the word "moist".

Steph cringes at the sound of styrofoam rubbing against itself.

Steph is allergic to something in Fear Gas. It doesn't close her airways or anything, she just sneezes so much when exposed to it that it sometimes takes three times as long to affect her as others. Also, of note, Steph has the loudest sneezes in the world.

Steph is aware that Damian had a crush on her and would try to be nice to him, but since he's Damian he opened his mouth and pissed her off.

Steph hates it when she is driven to hate people and constantly shakes in frustrated rage when she thinks about how much she wants to punch them.

Steph wrinkles her nose whenever people talk about bathrooms. Not necessarily bodily functions that tend to happen in them, just the rooms themselves. When asked for why this is, Steph only says she doesn't want to talk about it and walks away.

Though seemingly a sweet girl-next-door on the outside with a lot of her own awkward quirks, Stephanie loves to make uncomfortable, especially if they annoy her. In the case of Damian, who has qualms about hearing details of the romantic aspects of Tim and Steph's lovelife, Stephanie will be sure to boldly flirt with Tim whenever Damian is around.

Stephanie eats marshmallows out of the bag when she is bored or lonely. Interestingly, she doesn't like marshmallows in her hot chocolate.

Steph gets uncomfortable when people watch her eat and often covers her mouth while she is chewing.

Steph secretly feeds Titus sweets in order to make sure the dog remains her friend despite Damian's training.

Alfred doesn't get after Stephanie when she puts her feet on the furniture, because "Miss Brown has the decency to take her shoes off at the door". Truth is, it's not decency, Stephanie just likes to walk around houses in stocking feet.

Steph prefers white chocolate over the others.

Stephanie used to have a crush on Conner Kent... Interestingly, Cassandra Cain did as well and the two girls wondered if he would be the end of their friendship.

Steph's best friend is Cassandra Cain. But, since she's Steph, she is quick to point out that she loves everyone just as much as Cass.

Stephanie doesn't like onions.

Stephanie's greeting of choice is the "glomp" and she can become predatory with its use, often liking to see if she can sneak up on friends she has not seen in a long time. She is at her happiest when she manage to catch Wally West in such an embrace.

Due to some past experience, Stephanie is outright terrified of the dummy known as Scarface, but she will not talk about it.

Earth-27 by Roysovitch & phil-cho , based on the titles and characters of DC Comics, in memory of Joshua Dean Westerman
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CamiloSama Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Student Artist
I thought Chris Kent will be the next Nightwing.
Coldsnap7 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Lor-Zod is the Earth-27 version of Ultraman.
thegreenyeun95 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017
Oh my God, I love Stephanie's heart hand pose!:)
galaxy543 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017
Like any good Bat-Clanner, Steph can hurl batarangs with remarkable precision.

Maybe you should replace "Bat-Clanner" with "Bat-Clansman" (or Bat-Clanswomen). I think sound better and rolls off the tounge easier.
But that's just a small detail.
craygus13 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
you kinda have a crush on your own character, don't you Roy?
Roysovitch Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Professional General Artist
Babs or Steph? Nevermind the answer is yes.

The archetypes I build their characters on are some of my favorites, in any series I write.
craygus13 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017
That makes a lot of sense.  That's probably my favorite part of your stuff; how human everyone is.  
Roysovitch Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Why thank you!
htrevor28 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
She's so adorkable!
TheBlakeBuz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
Nice. Interesting that pretty much every woman in the YJ Titans have a crush on Connor. Also father is spelled lather twice in the first Spoiler paragraph. 
drawntogetha4ever Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
I don't know why, but I really feel like Roy's hinting that Steph might be a metahuman. With mentioning of her freakish strength and that the effects of fear toxin take a moment to set in.
nightcrawlerfan19 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
So is the teenaged pregnancy plot out the window?
ChaosEmperor971 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
She's afraid of Scarface?

Is it because the doll has the spirit of several dead mobsters or is it just because the doll looks pretty freaky?
ndd1982 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
A particularly freaky Vox Box.....enjoy!
amethystangel228 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
After reading this, I love Steph even more than I already did! I also think Ellie and Angie would adore her. 

For this: "Steph gets uncomfortable when people watch her eat and often covers her mouth while she is chewing." I feel her pain; I do the same thing! XD
AzureVirgo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
Yes, awesome to see more information on Stephanie :). This should be the version of her DC is using, not that woman they're using currently
ndd1982 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2017
Allergic to Fear Toxin, eh?  I guess Steph gives a whole new meaning to the term... "hay fever"!  Get it?  Because scarecrows are made of hay and they're featured prominently on farms, and heh, heh, heh.....ok shutting up now....

Anyway, great file on Steph, lots of adorable quirks and examples of her strength and resilience.  Thank you Roy.

Oh, and cute nod to Steph's voice actress, Mae Whitman! 
Coldsnap7 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
My favorite Batgirl! Awesome to see more info on Stephanie. The trivia section is so long...I love it!
Roysovitch Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yeah. my take on Steph is very easy to come up with trivia for. :D
NakedSnake1862 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
So Roy, finding out that Stephanie's allergic to Scarecrow's fear gas sounds somewhat interesting (especially since Barbara considers her to have the loudest sneezes), I wonder as to who would have the quietest sneezes. Any thoughts Roy?

I'm also looking forward to see Catwoman's bio since there's something about her ordeal having her being healed in the Lazarus Pit that I need some answers that u haven't mentioned Roy.

Also that due to Hurricane Harvey (I sincerely hope they aren't using Two-Face's identity for reference) I'm getting antsy since I live in the Katy area that amazingly hasn't been flooded yet that I can't go anywhere.
Roysovitch Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Quietest sneezes? Hmm... Ambush Bug?

What haven't I answered about Miss Kyle's kitty bath in the Pit?

I am glad to hear that Katy isn't flooded. I lived in Katy once upon a time. How's Spring, Woodlands, Tomball, and Magnolia doing? I have people I know quite well from my younger days who still there in those parts.
NakedSnake1862 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
Roy, I'm still waiting for that explanation on the second topic about Selina's psychological state after using the Lazarus Pit and was wondering if the side effects would also affect Helena Wayne. Oh yeah, and who has the quietest sneezes in the Bat Family.
Roysovitch Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yeah, that would because you're going to have to wait, at the very least, for Selina Kyle's enhanced Oracle File.

As for who has the quietest sneezes in the Bat-Family? I'm gonna say Cass.
NakedSnake1862 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017
When it comes to mentioning Cassandra, u could be correct Roy. If her knowledge in martial arts makes her able to outperform Batman himself, she might even beat him at something that isn't related to crime fighting at all.
NakedSnake1862 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017
1. I was referring to anyone in the Bat-Family who has the quietest sneezes since Stephanie's the noisiest.
2. The Lazarus Pit has side effects that leaves the user temporarily insane and alters the mind (besides reviving the dead or heal injuries), so if Selina Kyle used the Lazarus Pit to heal her heart after Hush removed it her mind has to have been altered wouldn't it? And would it also affect their daughter Helena Wayne?
3. I didn't know you used to live in Katy, TX but as far as Spring, the Woodlands, Tomball, and Magnolia are concerned I really don't know other than those areas did get the worst of Harvey
Kissmethardy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I think the insanity side affect is mostly from being brought back to life..but I might be wrong 
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