Batman: Joe Chill. You are the slinking coward that murdered Thomas and Martha Wayne.
Joe Chill: That was a lifetime ago!
Batman: Yes... My lifetime! You took them without mercy or regret, and in cold blood, Chill!
Joe Chill: H-how would you know this? How could you possibly?
Batman: I know because I watched it happen! I know because I am the son of the man you murdered!
[lifts off mask]
Batman: I am Bruce Wayne!
Joe Chill: ...No... Oh, no!
Joe Chill: Guys! You've got to help me! Way back I whacked a guy for a job, and now... that guy's son is back for revenge! That guy's son... is Batman!
Joker: [Joker laughs]
Joe Chill: What's funny?
Joker: You're saying we owe Batman's existence to you? That's killer!
Poison Ivy: So it's your fault Batman's always on our backs!
[the other villains start to surround Joe Chill]
Joe Chill: No, guys! Wait!
Phantom Stranger: [Concerning Joe Chill] He is beaten. Let your devotion of justice temper your rage.
Spectre: He took your parents, ruined your life. Fulfill your destiny. Become what you have trained to be, an agent of vengeance. He knows who you are, if this man lives, Batman dies.
Bruce Wayne: Batman may die... but Bruce Wayne? Never.
Poison Ivy: [bidding on the sonic disruptor] Ten thousand!
Two Face: Fifteen thousand!
Joker: Two bits!
[everyone looks at him]
Joker: Ha Ha! Thought I'd lighten the mood.
Phantom Stranger: [Regarding Batman] And so, an ordinary mortal conquered tragedy, and became the greatest champion for the cause of justice.
Spectre: Justice. What is justice without vengeance, Phantom Stranger? Simply a slap on the wrist and an invitation for evil to continue. Unabated.
Phantom Stranger: What would you have, Spectre? Batman to become like you? Dispensing punishment without mercy? Growing just as dark as the villains he fights?
Spectre: You know the reason for this meeting. Batman's darkest hour is at hand. Soon he will confront the man who took his parents from him. then the final stroke will be delivered. For vengeance.
Phantom Stranger: For the sake of his soul, I hope you're wrong. Batman must uphold justice.
Thomas Wayne: [Notices Batman] And here I thought I was going to be one of a kind. I guess great minds think alike, Mr?
Batman: Uh... Malone. M-Matt. Matthew Malone.
Thomas Wayne: Thomas Wayne. This is my wife, Martha.
[Batman hugs Martha]
Martha Wayne: Oh, my... You're friendly, aren't you?
Phantom Stranger: Batman made the right choice. Ultimately is was karma that delivered the final blow to Joe Chill. Funny how Chill just happened to be under that crumbling ceiling when it came down.
Spectre: [grins] I wouldn't know anything about that.
Young Bruce Wayne: You know, Dad, that movie was pretty good after all! Can I be Zorro when I grow up?
Thomas Wayne: Absolutely, son. We'll need to get you a bigger sword...
Young Bruce Wayne: [runs down the alley] Take that, you wicked tyrant!
Martha Wayne: Dear...
Thomas Wayne: Oh, Martha. Let him play.
Martha Wayne: Thomas Wayne, when he has nightmares tonight, you can be the one to calm hm down.
Thomas Wayne: Okay, that's enough for now, Bruce. We'll start you on fencing lessons when you're older. Say... 30?
Young Bruce Wayne: I swear, by the spirits of my parents, to avenge their deaths by spending the rest of my life warring on all criminals.
Batman: Phantom Stranger, this had better be important.
Phantom Stranger: Very. I'm alarmed at the way you're conducting this investigation.
Batman: Go haunt a house. I'm busy.
Phantom Stranger: Batman, I'm here to offer you an insight into your parents' demise.
Batman: What do you know?
Phantom Stranger: Most things.
Batman: Spectre, what's your stake in all of this?
Spectre: That depends on you.
Batman: I don't have time for cosmic guessing-games with you and the Stranger. I've finally uncovered the motive behind my parents' murder.
Spectre: Yet, you are restless.
Batman: I still need to know who pulled the trigger.
Spectre: And to what end, Dark Knight? What will you do once you find out?
Batman: I... I don't know.
Spectre: Surely the world's greatest detective has thought that far ahead.
Batman: You're the spirit of vengeance, Spectre. A criminal has walked free for over three decades. You have to know who he is.
[Spectre grins and starts walking way]
Batman: Don't walk away from me!
Lew Moxon: You've got some nerve showing up here, after running out on the charity job.
Joe Chill: I'm sorry, boss.
Lew Moxon: Yeah... when I get out of here, you'll be even sorrier.
Joe Chill: Wait, listen! I'll make this right! I can even the score with you with Thomas Wayne. He's the reason you're in here, not me! I'll make sure he suffers! Him, and his whole family.
Lew Moxon: ...Whatever. Just make it look like an accident.
Batman: So just like that, he signed away their lives. Soo casually, without remorse. Without blinking a filthy eye. Where was justice?
Spectre: Where indeed.