""Prodigal: Ten"": Batman has fallen in a trap set up by the Tally Man. The Tally Man is seeking revenge for his last encounter with Batman, without knowing that the Batman he encountered the last time was [[Jean-Pa
- Because I want to see you sweat, Batman. I want to see the fear in your eyes--hear the terror in your voice--torture you the way you tortured me--before I execute you like the dog you are!
Synopsis for "Prodigal: Ten"
Batman has fallen in a trap set up by the Tally Man. The Tally Man is seeking revenge for his last encounter with Batman, without knowing that the Batman he encountered the last time was Jean-Paul Valley. In a case of bitter irony, the beating at the hands of Jean-Paul was due to the Tally Man believing him to be Bruce Wayne. Dick tries to speak to the Tally Man but he won't listen as his thirst for vengeance is stronger and he needs to make the Batman pay for what he did to him. The Tally Man plays Russian roulette with Batman and as Dick starts to remember his entire life, something encourages him to keep fighting. Batman breaks free and beats the Tally Man. When he is attempting an escape, Batman catches him and leaves him hanging from a nearby drawbridge until the police arrive. The experience leaves Dick with a pleasant feeling of renewed hope.
Appearing in "Prodigal: Ten"
- Batman (Dick Grayson) (Flashback and main story)
- Tally Man (Flashback and main story)
- Alfred Pennyworth (Flashback only)
- Bruce Wayne (Flashback only)
- Flying Graysons (Flashback only)
- Jean-Paul Valley (Flashback only)
- Joker (Flashback only)
- Teen Titans (Flashback only)
- This issue is reprinted in the Batman: Prodigal, Batman: Prodigal New Edition and Batman: Knightfall Volume Three - KnightsEnd trade paperbacks.
- The events on this issue takes place between Batman #514 and Detective Comics #681.
- A continuity inconsistency is present at the flashback when Dick remembers his parents' death. Originally he was part of the acrobatic number when his parents died; but in this issue he witnessed their deaths from the ground and dressed as a civilian.
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