ByNicholas Berry, writer at
Try to connect the subtle things.
Nicholas Berry

With the Batman vs Superman movie coming out I thought it would be a good idea to re watch the Batman trilogy again. I started with Batman the Dark knight rises and went down to Batman begins. While watching Batman the Dark knight rises, I wondered if John Robin Blake was introduced in previous movies. I took this thought with me when I re watched Batman begins, and I was not let down, in fact I have a theory that may have already been thought.

During Batman Begins there is a little boy who is seen twice. The first time we see this boy is when he is standing outside in the rain while his parents argue and he sees Batman. When he does see Batman, he mentions that no one would believe him that Batman exists. In return Batman gives him a gadget.

First time we see the little boy
First time we see the little boy

The second time we see this boy is when he and Rachel are both in the middle of what appears to be a riot of panic after scarecrow releases the toxins into the air. As we think the two characters will be killed by the people, batman swoops in to save them both.

So what does this have to do with my theory? It has a lot to do with it and in fact it is my theory. This little boy is John Blake.


During the movie, The Dark Knight rises we see John Blake explain to Bruce how he knows he's Batman and how he saw him as a kid. We were also told that he (John Blake) was an orphan.


This is where my thoughts came into play; during batman begins we see the boys parents arguing suggesting that a divorce or separation of some sort would take place? Well my theory suggests that his parents were separated and throughout the first Batman's riots they completely lost contact to each other and their child. Putting the child into an orphanage which was later introduced in Batman the dark knight rises.

For more proof i crunch the numbers.

  • Batman Begins took place when the kid was lets say 10.
  • Batman Begins (after Bruce's training) events took about 1 year.
  • The transition between Batman Begins and Batman The Dark knight is about 1 year.
  • The events of Batman The Dark Knight takes about 1 year.
  • The transition between Batman the Dark Knight and Batman the dark Knight rises is 8 years.
  • This would make the boy about 21 by the time the dark knight rises comes around.


Do you think the little boy is John Blake?


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