Soon afterwards, a break-out of inmates at Arkham Asylum leads Batman to discovering that the culprit is a crazed clown criminal calling himself Joker, who has a gas that cause victims to be left paralysed and with a fixed, yellow-teeth smile on their faces.Batman quickly discovers that Joker plans to use the gas on Gotham City and attempts to stop him, with Yin and Bennett eager to do the same. Batman: Let’s just say, cats aren’t the only creatures who are curious. I’ll be able to go in your brain, even if you’re wide awake. See, the closer I am to someone, the stronger I get. Lord Batman: Think about it: a world where there’s no crime.
The fact that Batman normally keeps people at arms length never seemed to really hurt their friendship—it simply created an obstacle to get around.
Diana is understandably taken aback when she finds out.
Now one of the few female figures in fiction, who existed without the input of the patriarchy, was suddenly set up to have tremendous daddy issues.
Batman: Green Arrow: C’mon, I don’t belong up here, fighting monsters and aliens and super-villians. And a big club like this, you tend to forget all about him.
Lord Batman: And with that power, we’ve made a world where no eight-year-old boy will ever lose his parents because of some punk with a gun!