Originally Posted by chugaphot
When did Bruce actually got the limp? He got shot and fell off the building towards the end of TDK, but he seemed to be ok afterwards. That can only mean that he continued to be Batman after the events of TDK and somehow injured his leg which caused his limp. He just hasn't been seen since Dent's death, it doesn't mean that he isn't working behind the scenes.
If you pay attention to TDK's ending, Batman is clearly limping when running away from the cops. It's also scripted:
Batman hurries off. LIMPING into the shadows.
Originally Posted by Llama_Shepherd
What about the time between the end of The Dark Knight and the Dent Act. Plenty of time for Bruce to actually see how futile his mission is becoming. Also gives people the ability to infer that other things happened to Bruce. Much like jakinj's webcomics are doing, enriching the universe that was created, rather than limiting it.
It was already taken care of.
"It won't matter. The head guys make bail, sure... but the mid-level guys, they can't, and they can't afford to be off the streets long enough for trial and appeal. They'll cut deals that include some jail time. Think of all you could do with 18 months of clean streets."
With Dent's "heroic" death, and setting up the Dent Act, the police had enough power to round up the leftovers. Though it would have taken some time, at least those 18 months. It's naive to think all would have been done instantly.