Re: The Official Batman & Robin Thread
Probably because Commissioner Gordon was not being featured prominently, and having her as Alfred's niece could provide a stronger bond.
I actually enjoy Batman & Robin, in a guilty pleasure kind of way. It is so goofy, but also ridiculously fun. And the highlight for me, is the Alfred story arc. There is some genuinely good stuff there.
A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended.