I'm cool with Batman not being in the show, but I just feel like they replaced their dynamic (even when he's not around) with something that's less interesting. The cousin angle's always been kinda dumb, so I'm not super fond of leaning so hard on it. Mind you, I'll give the show a bit of credit, it's less coincidental and tacked on than in the comics. I just feel like the way they went about making that less convenient detract from potentially more interesting angles. It just doesn't feel as strong of a connection, despite leaning on overt family ties. The intangibility of Batman in her origin I think made for an interesting spin on it. I expected them to lean on all he cousin stuff, but I was taken by surprise with the decision to make her have anger towards him tied to her backstory, and moreso when that was just dropped with little fanfare. Why even add that wrinkle?