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Father Michael Stromwell was the brother of Arnold Stromwell.


Michael was always more righteous than his brother and expressed discomfort over Arnie's thievery even at a young age. At one fateful night at a rail yard, Michael lost a leg due to an accident, for which Arnold blamed himself to an old age.

Unlike his brother, who grew up to become a mob boss, Michael ended up on the right side of the law, becoming a priest. When his brother's empire was under threat of being taken over by Rupert Thorne, Michael joined Batman in his mission to get Arnie to take a different direction in life. 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.

This article uses material from the Michael Stromwell article at the DCAU Wiki and is licensed under the CC BY-SA License.