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Batman The Family

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The Family

Family Resemblance

Tuning into Batman for the first time, you might expect an origin story of the titular hero. If you do, you might expect the family blindly wandering the streets of Gotham—a husband and wife with their young son—to be the Wayne family. And you know what will happen next: Ma and Pa Wayne will be brutally murdered in front of their son, yada yada yada, Batman is born.

But that doesn't happen. Instead, Batman already exists, but for some reason he waits until after the crime takes place to target the bad guys. Is he hoping another kid will be orphaned so he can adopt him and make him his Robin?

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