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Father Michael
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Information
Real name: Michael Stromwell
Species: Human
Hair: Gray
Eyes: Black
Relatives: Arnold Stromwell (brother)
Connie Stromwell (sister-in-law)
Joey Stromwell (nephew)
Tony Zucco (possible nephew)
Base: Gotham City
Voiced by: Josh Weiner (young)
Paul Dooley

Father Michael Stromwell was the brother of Arnold Stromwell.

History

Michael candy

Young Michael offered stolen candy from Arnie.

Michael had stronger moral fiber than his brother, who one night at the railroad switchyard offered him some candy he had shoplifted. Michael said what Arnold did was wrong, but Arnold scoffed that Michael ought not be so self-righteous and look to the future, as one day Arnold vowed to "own this city". Tragedy struck immediately afterwards when Michael got caught on the tracks and an accident with an oncoming train resulted in the loss of a leg. Arnold would be haunted by nightmares of the incident well into his adult years.

Unlike his brother, who grew up a mob boss, Michael ended up on the right side of the law, becoming a clergyman. When his brother's empire was under threat of being taken over by Rupert Thorne, Batman recruited Michael to help him in his mission to get Arnie to surrender to the law. Michael privately admitted to Batman he wished if there were one man he would never see again, it was Arnold. Batman felt that no man of the cloth truly gives up on anyone. Michael agreed, and admitted sometimes it is tough to lead others to the right path.

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Michael encourages his brother to do the right thing.

After Arnie's wife Connie and Batman failed, Michael approached his brother and counseled him. This finally succeeded and Arnold proceeded to give a statement to Commissioner Gordon and presumably turn over evidence to the state.

Appearance

Batman: The Animated Series

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