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Nothing was ever revealed about the family history of Oswald Cobblepot (The Penguin).
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Cobblepot Family

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Cobblepot Family
First appearance


History

Earth-Two

Nothing was ever revealed about the family history of Oswald Cobblepot (The Penguin).

NOTE: In 1946, the Batman comic strip introduced the Penguin's aunt Miranda Cobblepot, but the comic strip was not canon for Earth-Two.

Earth-One

Oswald Cobblepot's parents owned a pet shop that focused on birds, and creditors seizing the shop after his mother's death is what drove Oswald into a life of crime as the Penguin. Nothing else is known about the Cobblepot family, except that his paternal aunt Miranda Cobblepot had some money saved.

Members

???? Cobblepot
Father of Oswald. Bird shop owner, who died of pneumonia when Oswald was very young.[1]
???? Cobblepot
Mother of Oswald. After her husband died, she insisted Oswald carry an umbrella everywhere he goes. Was sickly her entire life, and she died shortly after Oswald graduated from college.[1]
Miranda Cobblepot
Oswald's paternal aunt. She had some money, and after her brother died she helped her sister-in-law run the bird shop. She provided the funds for Oswald to attend college.[1]
Oswald Cobblepot (The Penguin)
Thief

New Earth

The Cobblepots were a wealthy Gotham City family. Though once major steel barons, their assets waned due to unsuccessful attempts in the hotel business.[2]

Members

Nigel Cobblepot
Commander for the British during the American War of Independence; settled in the city after the war.[2]
Nathan Cobblepot
Colonel Cobblepot defended Gotham City during the American Civil War.[2]
Theodore Cobblepot
Mayor of Gotham City in the 1880s, and grandfather of Tucker.
Tucker Cobblepot
Father of Oswald
Miranda Cobblepot
Mother of Oswald.[2]
Oswald Cobblepot (The Penguin)
Thief turned crime lord.

Prime Earth

The Cobblepots were a wealthy and influential Gotham City family that has recently fallen on hard times.

Members

Edmunde Cobblepot
A settler in colonial Gotham. He partook in the burning of Amity Arkham for witchcraft.[3]
Nathan Cobblepot
Colonel Cobblepot defended Gotham City during the American Civil War.[4]
Millie Jane Cobblepot
A 19th Century Cobblepot who rebelled against her family's corruption. Her ghost is said to haunt Gotham Academy.
Theodore Cobblepot
Mayor of Gotham City in the 1880s.
Old Lady Wedgwood
A Cobblepot by birth and Wedgwood by marriage who donated her home to become a museum of Gotham history.[5]
Tucker Cobblepot
Father of Oswald, Jason, William & Robert.[6]
Miranda Cobblepot
Mother of Oswald, Jason, William & Robert.[6]
Oswald Cobblepot (The Penguin)
The 21st Century crime lord.
Jason Cobblepot
Brother of Oswald, William & Robert.[6]
William Cobblepot
Brother of Oswald, Jason & Robert.[6]
Robert Cobblepot
Brother of Oswald, Jason & William.[6]
Ethan Cobblepot (Blacksun)
Illegitimate son of Oswald.


Paraphernalia

Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


Notes

  • The name "Tucker" for Oswald's father was first used in the movie Batman Returns.
  • Oswald's mother was named "Esther" in the movie Batman Returns.
  • In the TV series Gotham, Oswald is the first member of the Cobblepot family, as he anglicized his Russian last name from "Kapelput" to "Cobblepot".
  • Adaptations in other media have added Cobblepot family members not seen in the comics, including:


Trivia

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Links and References

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See Also

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