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Issue: #45
Subtitle: Soul
Date: December 2003
Feature Characters: Batgirl (Cassandra Cain)
Supporting Characters: Barbara Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth, Robin (Timothy Drake)
Villains: N/A
Guest Appearances: Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Batman (Bruce Wayne)
Other Characters: Jeff

Cassandra encounters a couple affected by the new designer drug, Soul. While pacifying the boyfriend, Cassandra is accused by the girlfriend of having "No soul". After having a talk with Barbara, and then Alfred, she decided to wear Barbara Gordon's Batgirl Uniform in an attempt to feel what Barbara had felt as Batgirl.
Instead the criminals didn't take her seriously and Robin was knocked unconscious when he became to distracted by her suit.
Disappointed, she returns the suit to Barbara.

"You know at the end of the day, when you close the door and you're all alone...and you strip off your armor and lower your guard and peel away the mask...When there's nobody watching and nothing to hide...and you no longer need to be strong or clever or pretty or brave...There's just you. That's it. That's the soul."
— Barbara Gordon

Batgirl 45 1 - Batgirl 45 2 - Batgirl 45 3 - Batgirl 45 4

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- Celebrating for receiving Wizard Fan Award for Best Heroine
- Alludes to the previous events in Batgirl #42 - #44
- Alludes to Batgirl #1 where Barbara opted to name her file "Original Batgirl" instead of "Old Batgirl".

Batgirl 45

- Dylan Horrocks

- Rick Leonardi

Chronology:Full List
- Batgirl #44
- JLA Welcome to the Working Week
- Birds of Prey Secret Files and Origins 2003
- Batgirl #45
- Batgirl #46
- Batman The Widening Gyre #1
- Batgirl #47

- Gotham City
~ Clock Tower
- Batgirl Uniform

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