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Joe Chill (Batman of Arkham)

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This subject has not been given a canonical in-universe name, and its title is based on educated speculation. Although a reliable source has not yet been provided, and may never be provided, the article will be named for the most likely guess until then. Thank you, Green Lantern.

Joe Chill was a seaman who had gone mad and drew his sword in the middle of a crowded circus when he came to Gotham City. James Wayne tried to calm him down and was immediately slain alongside his wife in front of their young son Bruce. This traumatic encounter inspired Bruce to become a world-famous psychologist and establish himself at Arkham Asylum.[1]

  • This character is never actually named Joe Chill in the comic, but he is clearly intended as a stand-in for the man who killed Batman's parents Thomas and Martha Wayne in standard continuity. He is a mad sailor instead of a mugger, so his identity may be entirely different.


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