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Superhero Origin Stories Are Less Tragic When Their Parents are Jerks

Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

To be fair, Batman’s origin here doesn’t just have to do with the disposition of his father, but I think we’d also feel less bad for him if his parents were the sort of people you wouldn’t want to share a restaurant with.

(via Laughing Squid.)

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