I like to think that the concept of Matches Malone got so out of control in the Batcave that the Malones become a historical mob family name in Gotham. The habit Bruce has of using Matches Malone as a shield for him to do emotional things spreads like wildfire and suddenly the Malone family is huge and pops up around most major holidays and birthdays, destroys other crime families, and disappears. Repeat every year. They are the worst and longest living crime family in Gotham.
Here’s the cast so far:
Matches “Legs”* Malone-Bruce Wayne
Patches “Legs”* Malone-Dick Grayson
Eldest son of the Malone family. Patches takes his day job as a circus clown very seriously, to Matches’ great disappointment. Matches can be frequently seen telling Patches to stop “clowning around (pointed look to the non-audience) and take the family business seriously”. Their relationship is bittersweet, as Patches only became a circus clown because he thought it was what his father wanted. Having given him Patches as a real legal name that shows up on all of his State I.D.s. Rumored to be Swifty’s (ex)husband.
“Sonny” “The Chef” “Legs”* Malone-Jason Todd
Second eldest son of the Malone family. Exists to bring food in to the team. Became feared by many in Gotham when it was rumored that he sometimes hid guns and ammunition in the food he served. This Malone originally didn’t have a first name, but was always introduced by Matches with the line “ah, my son, The Chef, is here”. This was poor scripting and became awkward when other Malone sons were in the room, so it was gradually changed to “Ah, it’s…Sonny.” Sonny is feared and loved by all mob families in Gotham because he serves up “the best of the best” in Gotham cuisine and “you can’t prove he poisons anything”. While his restaurant does not exist, it’s earned 5 stars on every Yelp! review.