|"The Gladius Offensive, Part 1"|
|April 27, 2016|
|Written by||Brenden Fletcher|
|Cover by||Babs Tarr|
|Interior Art by||Eleonora Carlini, Minkyu Jung, Roger Robinson|
|Colored by||Serge LaPointe|
|Lettering by||Steve Wands|
|Edited by||Dave Wielgosz, Chris Controy, Mark Doyle|
|Previous Issue||Batgirl #50|
|Next Issue||Batgirl #52|
Summary of Stephness: Steph is helping Batgirl patrol the streets, backed up by Frankie, with Qadir's tech (along with Bluebird). The Violet Vindicator, in moves reminiscent of her work as Batgirl in Future's End, takes them down and takes some selfies. She even gets some awesome quips like, "I don't leave a villain party until I 'SPOIL' it!" Steph also flirts with Qadir, and tries to get her own connection to his gadgets in case Frankie isn't available to arrange a meet. However, Babs is not super thrilled about this, wanting to train Steph and Harper with Dinah, but Frankie says they have been performing extremely well, and are partners, not just trainees.
Near the end of the story, as Babs prepares to head to Japan for her journey of discovery, she sees a news broadcast about Spoiler and Bluebird proclaiming them the new Batman and Robin of Burnside, and she smiles at a captured image of Steph giving the camera victory fingers as she runs off to deliver more justice.