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Owlman can implant a post-hypnotic suggestion of Remarkable intensity by holding a target's gaze and gesturing for 3-5 seconds.
RESISTANCE TO DOMINATION:
Psychiatry * Law Enforcement * Martial Arts B & E
Marksmanship (Guns) * Acrobatics * Criminology
Business/Finance * Logic & Probability * Poker
The Crime Syndicate of America * Per Degaton * The Weaponers of Qward
Dr. Thomas Wayne took his family into Gotham City for a movie, and was afterwards approached by the police. Dr. Wayne was wanted for questioning about suspicious activities -- he had been practicing as a doctor for members of the Gotham City underworld, who could not legally obtain medical care. He refused to accompany the police, and the officer drew his revolver and called for backup. Moments before the other officers arrived, a young hoodlum named Joe Chill exited a nearby alleyway. He recognized Dr. Wayne as a past ally, and attempted to help him. There was a shootout between Joe Chill and five policemen -- three of the policemen were killed at the scene and the other two mortally wounded, before they shot Joe Chill. Three non-combatants were caught in the crossfire -- Dr. Thomas Wayne, his wife Martha, and their eldest son Bruce. The only survivor was seven-year-old Robert Wayne.
Young Wayne blamed the police for the death of his parents, and considered Joe Chill the hero of the tragedy. Late one night, he knelt by the graves of his family and vowed that he would not rest until he had become the kind of man who would have won the shootout, thus saving innocent lives. Robert Wayne dedicated his life and inheritance to following in Joe Chill's footsteps, and beyond -- he would become the ultimate wise-guy street criminal.
Robert Wayne tirelessly trained: athletics, marksmanship, and study were the order of the day, every day. He learned the law, detective techniques, and police procedures so that he could better outwit the authorities. His wealth allowed him travel to the dirty underbelly of several world regions, the better to learn the down-and-dirty secrets of his calling. At one point, Wayne underwent training in east-Indian hypnosis rituals, and developed the power to control the actions of others.