A possessed Pinocchio-like puppet seeks out Batman for revenge.
Pinocchio is one of the fictional characters linked to the best-known stories in history. This is a wooden character who stood out because with each lie he told, his nose grew a little. Although he has always attributed him to children’s stories, over time he has received numerous updates that have been adapted to the new times and audiences to offer a new fresh air to the character full of mysteries and surprises.
A possessed Pinocchio-like puppet seeks out Batman for revenge
In this case, DC has been the one that has proposed a new version of the character that resembles the Pinocchio original under a much more sinister approach. Batman has some of the creepiest enemies in the DC Universe. Nevertheless, Tiny Hands in the Dark of Batman: Urban Legends #19 may have introduced what is one of his most twisted villains known to date.
A series of grisly murders allegedly perpetrated by a disturbed boy led Batman to discover that the Ventriloquist was the culprit. The end of the issue left the door open for readers to think about the unsettling possibility that the ventriloquist’s newest stooge, Bobby, is actually alive and on the hunt. BruceWayne.
There were numerous hints moving forward that Bobby was more than just a normal stooge and could actually be quite dangerous. In the past, Batman he was able to dismiss all of this as he assumed it was all due to the follies of a poor lunatic who was unable to distinguish fantasy from reality. However, the ventriloquist was unconscious and Batman he clearly heard Bobby’s voice calling out to him from the darkness. This implies that the history of Bobby is not finished yet and that it will return to haunt BruceWayne at some point to become one of his worst nightmares.
The ventriloquist made Bobby with the wood of a pine that seemed to be cursed and that probably originates from the Monarch Theater. While Batman was enraged by the ventriloquist’s actions, he tried to explain himself, saying that Bobby was inhabited by the spirit that was in that same theater, which wanted to attract BruceWayne to finish what Gotham started years ago.
This is a disturbing statement that could affect Batman in various ways. For starters, it implies that the character is in some way haunted by an entity that wants to see Bruce Wayne dead. In addition to this, by stating that he was finishing what he started Gothamsuggests that the city itself somehow wants the family Wayne die and that Bruce is not meant to be alive.
This along with Bobby calling out to Bruce at the end, asking him not to leave him there, leads to the terrifying possibility that Bobby is alive, possessed by some kind of entity that not only knows that Batman is Bruce Wayne, but also wants him dead to complete some heist that was meant to end the lives of his family.
It’s a disturbing thought because it implies there was more to the family’s death Wayne that simply bad luck or even a political assassination that had been previously calculated. The mere existence of Bobby and the possibility that he is actually possessed suggests that something supernatural wants the family Wayne dies, which perhaps explains all the strange events that seem to surround them, even before the birth of the BruceWayne.
The question now is why all this. Despite his connection to Batman and its origins, the Monarch Theater doesn’t really have much of an origin story. However, the ventriloquist says that he has a spirit that wants the Wayne family to die. Maybe they had something to do with the construction of it or with the people who built it. It would not be the first time that an old blood feud has moved to the present in the city of Gotham. Either way, there are enough lingering questions to make it clear that Bobby isn’t done with him yet. BruceWayne.