Originally Posted by DaRkVeNgeanCe
Interesting read, thanks for posting.
no dude i really wanna extend this madness throw in your own zany theories
I'll give another:
#3 Rachel Dawse is essentially the Barbara Gordon of this series
(too crazy you ask? Sorry but Dr. Crane isn't here...)
We essentially have....
A strong-willed, red-headed female character who's part of the group of characters making up the "ordinary people of Gotham," is street-smart, part of the middle-class but still a confidant and independent woman who socializes with the elite citizens of Gotham...
sometimes sports really short hair...
is in an on-again off-again relationship with our "hero" leading to unrequited love and really embracing her namesake from Friends.
Batgirl's been the ultimate "cute girl to have a crush on" for Grayson (and a lot of the fans) for all these years, just as Rachel's the same for Bale-Bats.
and most importantly... is linked with the Joker by a tragic moment that effects her--and by extension Bruce--forever:
[(The Killing Joke --
in the comics it doesn't effect Jim Gordon and drive him over the edge, but in the film, it drives Harvey over his edge]
Did I mention they both have red-hair? Okay so I know what you'll say -- but Barbara already exists in Nolanverse, and Rachel's not exactly
Oracle OR Batgirl. Or Bruce's apprentice.
Well my answer to that is .... well... I ... shut up!