While there was much love between them, they were poor so Bob, unbeknown to Tim, became a criminal to provide for him. This caused some tension because Tim idolized the very people hunting his father.
On Christmas Eve, Tim answered the door thinking it was Santa Claus, only to horrified to find The Joker on the other side. Once inside, Joker began to threaten Tim, prompting Bob to rush him. Joker was able to dodge his attack and striked back and hield Bob at gunpoint. Suddenly, Batman smashed through the window and knocked Joker to the floor. Before the clown could retrieve his gun, Bob Cratchit grabbed it and turned the tables. He cried out that if the Joker wants to play games with his son's life, he will show him how to play, cocking the revolver. Joker dared him to fire, but Batman urged Bob to show his son that he is not a criminal; to show him what a hero is. Reluctantly, Bob let the weapon drop, and Batman delivered the Joker to the Gotham City Police Department.
- This character is an adaptation of Tiny Tim, a character from the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens published in 1843. More information can be found in the Wikipedia.org article A Christmas Carol.
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