Part of the 'KnightsEnd' event

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Appearing in "KnightsEnd, Part 1: Spirit of the Bat"Edit

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Synopsis for "KnightsEnd, Part 1: Spirit of the Bat"Edit

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  • This story is continued from the conclusion to the Knightquest storyline in Robin #7 where Bruce Wayne and Tim Drake confronted Jean-Paul Valley about his murders, and attempted to take the cowl back from him. Jean-Paul physically overpowered him and condemned him for his refusal to kill, forcing him to begin his training again with a new teacher.
  • Armless Master will reappear in a later issue set during the Year One period where it is revealed that he was once Catwoman's martial arts mentor, and also the instructor for Hellhound.[2] Song Li was shown as his assistant back then as well.
  • Jean-Paul Valley mentioned the criminal Jigsaw, whom he dealt with in Batman/Punisher: Lake of Fire. Due to his delirious state, the writers were able to get away with mentioning the the non-canonical crossover.

See Also

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. Catwoman Annual #2


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This comic issue is a part of the massive Knightfall crossover event. Knightfall consisted of three parts, Knightfall, Knightquest, and KnightsEnd. The trilogy involved Batman's back being broken by Bane, the debut and subsequent descent into madness of Bruce Wayne's successor Batman Jean-Paul Valley, and Bruce Wayne's recovery and reclamation of his former title, combatting Valley himself. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Knightfall Crossover" category.

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