"Batgirl Rising: Core Requirements, Part Three"
Batgirl 7 001
Batgirl #7
February 10, 2010
Written by Bryan Q. Miller
Cover by Phil Noto
Pencilled by Lee Garbett
Inked by Trevor Scott
Colored by Guy Major
Lettering by John J. Hill
Edited by Harvey Richards, Michael Siglain
Previous Issue Batgirl #6
Next Issue Red Robin #9
Oracle: "No, you're going to have to improvise. That's kinda your thing, isn't it?"
Steph: "Damn straight."

The situation is dire as Batgirl and Robin must venture into Devil’s Square in an attempt to save Batman before Roulette’s "most dangerous game" turns deadly. Guest-starring Dr. Phosphorus, Roxy Rocket and Riot, and more

Summary of Stephness: Damian tries to ditch Stephanie to rescue Batman alone, but she follows in her brand new Ricochet designed by Oracle. She cuts Damian off, saying, "Ladies first!" and they got to rescue Batman together, to Damian's annoyance. After confirming with Oracle there are no guns on her vehicle that can shoot Roxy Rocket down, Stephanie decides to do what she does best and improvise. Stephanie "goes high" causing the Ricochet to launch herself onto the rocket. She managed to steer Roxy toward Dr. Phosphorus, who is choking out Damian. She makes the rocket crash into Phosphorus and she and Damian jump clear of the explosion while the two villains are knocked unconscious.

As Damian fights Riot, Steph leads the injured Batman to safety. He tells her she did a good job with Phosphorus before she runs off to help Damian take Riot down. After that, the three heroes confront Roulette and take her in.

Back at the Batcave, Damien and Steph eat waffles. Damian criticizes Steph's cowl leaving her hair exposed, and Steph responds by listing all the heroes who wear their hair out, including Damian himself. Dick tells Barbara that Stephanie reminded him of her before she was shot, and Oracle tells Dick she knows, and that Stephanie needs this and so does she. Dick apologizes for his behavior earlier and accepts Stephanie and Barbara's decision.

Steph goes to check on Francisco, and is confused when she sees he hugs his guy-friend much like he hugs Jordanna. Steph shrugs it off and decides she's ready for whatever comes, launching her Ricochet into the air.

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