Originally Posted by Just_Human
Well, in BB, he clearly says that he just wanted to inspire Gothamites
Then he is forced to keep "batmaning" because someone has to stop the Joker
Then he reaches his goal in TDKR
So at the end of the day, he wasnt supposed to be Batman forever, even though Harvey (mantle blabla) and Alfred advised otherwise
If Bruce had never met Harvey Dent, or another good willed politician, he would not have had a legit way out of being Batman in TDK.
The same thing can be said about Blake in TDKR. But with Blake, he was cut from the same mold as Bruce. Blake truly was incorruptible, and unlike Dent; could actually take up the mantle of "Batman", or Robin/Nightwing.