Originally Posted by Excelsior.
What's contrived is him being the only orphan to "connect" to Bruce in a place full of orphans, and with this being Gotham, I'm sure a sizable sample of them had their parents forcefully taken from them as well. So why was he the one to connect above everyone else? Because he is a character in the movie? That is lazy writing.
Of course it's lazy writing if you believe a lot of the orphans had parents that were gunned down as you seem to believe.