Watch This Supercut of Every Time Batman’s Parents Have Been Murdered on Screen

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Did you happen to catch the series premiere of Gotham the other night on Fox? Because I did. And while I have my doubts about how long a general audience is going to stay interested in a Batman show with no Batman, the first episode was pretty solid. It not only introduced us to a number of iconic characters from the Batman canon; it gave us yet another take on Bruce Wayne's parents being murdered. And if you're keeping score at home (on some kind of weird scoresheet for obscure comic book trivia, I guess) this was the ninth time poor Thomas and Martha have been rubbed out on screen.

Or maybe I should say it was at least the ninth time. I feel like there are probably four or five more animated versions out there that only experts know about. But for now I'm going to believe the folks over at Vulture who put together this amazing supercut of Batman's parents getting murdered. It includes:

  • Superfriends (1973)
  • Batman (1989)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)
  • Batman: the Brave and the Bold (2008)
  • Batman: Year One (2011)
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (2012)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins (2013) (Videogame)
  • Gotham (2014)

Take a look:

Awesome, yet depressing. And did you notice how most of them, including the latest from Gotham, have a shot of Mrs. Wayne's pearls falling to the ground? I guess some people just don't want to mess with the classic iconography.

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