Spoiler (Stephanie Brown)

Stephanie Brown

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Spoiler

Alter Ego: Stephanie Brown

Other Names: Robin; Robin IV; Batgirl

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Detective Comics (vol. 1) #647 (Early Aug. 1992): "Inquiring Minds"

Creators: Chuck Dixon, Tom Lyle, Scott Hanna

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 164

Teams/Affiliations: Batman family

Race: white

Gender: female


From: "Religion in comic books" forum discussion, started 24 April 2006 on the official DC Comics website (; viewed 1 May 2006):

Posted: Apr 24, 2006 10:31 PM

Does anyone know if there are any DC Comics characters who are portrayed as being Christian or Catholic in religion?

Posted: Apr 25, 2006 1:34 AM

I remember seeing female character praying or something once in a pretty Catholic/gothic looking chapel. I was flipping through the comic but can't remember which one I was reading... I think it was stephanie brown? don't quote me on this please because I can't remember who it was, I just remember the picture very vividly.

From: "Gail's idea for Cass -- What could have been" forum discussion, started 29 May 2006 on the official DC Comics website (; viewed 2 June 2006):

Posted: May 31, 2006 11:14 AM

re: "...circumstance exists with Cass [i.e., Cassandra Cain, a.k.a. Batgirl] where she never had a notion of God, and then all of a sudden she finds a preacher to introduce it to her. I find it hard to believe she could accept such a far-out idea like God (in her point in life)."

Which would all make complete sense if not for the fact that she talked to the spirit of Stephanie on several occasions.

Even if she was an atheist and believed she was usually hallucinating, the fact that Steph actually told her about events elsewhere would give her reason to believe in the afterlife at least.

And if you believe in souls that inhabit another dimension or plane of existence, god is not that absurd a concept.

I think you are right, Cass is an atheist in as much as she's thought about it, but the right words causing her to question what Stephanie is, where she's from, and if people live on so to speak, what the fear of the man who's eyes she looked into was, then I think she could very easily buy religion as real.

This character is in the following 12 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Batman and the Outsiders
Batman: Battle for the Cowl #2 (June 2009): "Army of One" (only on cover)
Batman: Battle for the Cowl: The Network #1 (July 2009): "The Network" (1-panel cameo)
Catwoman (vol. 3) #35 (Nov. 2004): "Betrayal"
Detective Comics (vol. 1) #647 (Early Aug. 1992): "Inquiring Minds"
Gotham Underground #3 (Feb. 2008): "Book Three: Fancy Meeting You Here..."
Joker: Last Laugh
Robin / Spoiler Special
Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #175 (Dec. 2001): "The Witch and the Warrior, Part Two: Girl Frenzy"

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