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An unknown boy was part of the family who adopted Al Swearengen from an orphanage belonging to Mrs. Anderson. The boy suffered from seizures which deeply affected his father, leading him to brutally beat Al and help shape him into the cold-blooded murderer he would become years later. Eventually, the boy passed away, and his father gave Al a particularly harsh beating which he'd never forget.[1]

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Al Swearengen's adoptive brother was mentioned in Al's monologue during the lead-up to his murder of Reverend Smith in the Season 1 finale "Sold Under Sin".



  1. Season 1 Episode 12 "Sold Under Sin"