"let’s make a character. Let’s have her grow up with an abusive father who beats her and her mother. Lets have her mother turn to drugs because their life sucks so much. Let’s have her have been sexually assaulted when she was younger by one of her father’s friends. Let’s show that she slept with total assholes- heavily implied it was because she was depressed- and got pregnant"
Lets have Batman repeatedly intimidate, emotionally manipulate and tell her she’s not good enough. Lets have Robin tell her he’ll date her on the condition she’s okay with the fact he’ll never tell her his civilian identity, never tell her where he lives, what his family is, his real name- all while having invaded her privacy to find out everything there is to know about her. Let’s have her accept without hesitation because he’s “the nicest guy she ever dated” and “probably too good for her”. Naturally when she sees him interacting with girls he’s close to in his “other life”, she wonders if he’s actually using and cheating on her like every other boy she’s been with. When Batman tells her her boyfriend’s dentity, she goes to see him and he gets so mad. Everyone blames her for this even though she literally had no choice in the matter.
Let’s have Batman fire her later on without explanation LITERALLY SAYING it’s “because your father (who abused you) (repeatedly) is a criminal. Oh by the way sorry he died (he seriously said that) (Batman who won’t shut up about his dead parents literally does not give a shit when other people’s parents die).
Let’s have Batman decides to rehire her SOLELY TO USE HER AS A PAWN TO GET BACK AT HIS TEENAGE CHARGE. Let’s have him make her Robin, supposedly the most trusted aide and position, and still refuse to tell her he’s really Bruce Wayne because he just wants to use her. Like he straight up says it’s to make Tim jealous. He emotionally manipulates her, makes her believe she has a chance to have a father figure, the chance to make him proud and then fires her on her first mistake and never contacts her again. Basically, like every other older man, he emotionally abuses and uses her as nothing but a tool.
Let’s have her desperately try to prove to Batman she’s good enough, end up accidentally triggering a gang war because she didn’t know Batman’s actual identity even though she was his sidekick! Then let’s have her be tortured to death in a sexualized position with a power drill ( a penetrating weapon) by a male villian, who repeatedly jokes about her sexuality and how he wants to molest her and how she should have stayed in the kitchen. like there’s not even subtext there. And then let’s have literally everyone- her boyfriend, her best friend (THEY HAD CASS DO THIS AND I’M STILL SO ANGRY), Batman, THE NEWS- blame her for her death. Say it was because she screwed up.
And she doesn’t get a memorial. Fans have to campaign for years to get one. And get her to come back. And the guy who wrote her death says of these fans “those girls were so annoying I wanted to shoot them in the face”
DC comics everyone.