Issue: Batgirl #48
Subtitle: Human Resources
Date: March 2004
Feature Characters: Batgirl (Cassandra Cain)
Supporting Characters: Batman (Bruce Wayne), Oracle, Alfred Pennyworth
Guest Appearances: Robin (Timothy Drake)
Other Characters: Chilton, Ms. Driver
Still upset with what happened to Tai Darshan, Cassandra starts ignoring and remaining unresponsive to calls from Oracle or Batman as she tracks down an underground human trafficking ring. Tracking them to their boat she becomes injured and unwittingly interrupts a servailence mission being performed by Batman and Robin who had been following the ring to their base.
Back in her cave, Cassandra is berrated by Batman who designates her as a danger to herself and others due to her recent behaviour and orders her to stand down as Batgirl, taking away her suit and relocating her away from her cave.
"I thought Cassandra was just like me. I thought she needed a mission.. something to give her life meaning, purpose, to make up for the pain...and at first, it seemed to work. She was loyal, dedicated...and I think. happy."
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- It is stated that Cassandra is 18 at this time. - This is the second time Batman has taken the Batgirl mantle away from Cassandra.
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