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Sideshow freaks made a home and found normality in Gibsonton, Florida. A freak among freaks feels normal. Laws to do away with the exploitation of sideshows also broke up the town. Good intent does not always make good result. The Penguin and Killer Croc fit the Circus freak category. Audubon and others saw Florida as a special place for birds and the Penguin has a passion for birds. South Florida is the only place in the United States crocodiles live in the wild. Placing the origin of these two Batman foes in Florida makes good sense. Plus, it would fit the symbolic logic of my book, better.

The Penguin has Hephaestus and Ptah type qualities; they fit the smart and borderline dwarf  profile. Killer Croc also has links to Egyptian mythology.

 

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