There is a question/answer paragraph with misty meaning:

Q:Are mom and dad still alive?

A:Actually, you turned out to be Batman, so we had to have them put down for story-line purposes.

What does the last phrase mean?


The meaning used is the third meaning of put down:-

To subject (an animal) to euthanasia.

The sentence means "we had to dispose of your parents in this way to make your biography fit the Batman story".

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