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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
Clockwork Quartet
The narrator from "The Watchmaker's Apprentice" is the son of the doctor from "The Doctor's Wife"
  • Seems to be jossed. Both (or individuals that look very similar, anyway) have made an appearance in the comic, and look roughly the same age. There's also no indication that the doctor has a wife at this stage of the story.
The Doctor is an alternate version of Mr. Freeze
He even wears the small, shaded spectacles.
The singer in "the watchmaker apprentice" was poor.

1.Look at how he’s dressed, I don’t think rich or even well off(?) of Victorians dressed like that, also from a guy that seems to really like clocks/pocket watches his pocket watch that he’s seen holding(I think that’s his) doesn't seem well polished(the one he sold to the “young man” would have logically been very well polished and well or else why would someone take such a shine to it and paid for it on the spot?)

2.The line “ the miser made me work for every penny of my wage.”

3.Also the line “he threw me right out on the street.”(Note: Not saying he doesn't have a house-I don’t think he’s that poor abet his house is probably small, anyway the line is a metaphor-firing a poor guy who for the most part wasn't doing a bad job or no outside force forcing Mc Arthur to fire him, is basically like throwing them right on the street.)

This also does explain why the apprentice was so mad at Mc Arthur.

EDIT:Same troper here-I just looked up what miser means "a person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible" and I think this points to my theory as he called his boss that in a really disliking manor.
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