Originally Posted by RustyCage
Something that stands out to me but may be overanalysis:
When Bruce is confronting his fear (climbing out of the pit, going through Ra's hallucination training) in both movies, a bunch of bats fly in his face and he has to keep cool to endure the test.
That's a good call, I hadn't thought of that one. I was more focused on how the bats originally appeared at the bottom of the well which is where he originally "found fear", and now at the top of the pit "fear finds him again". I love that because it kind of makes the bats like his guardian angels in a sense,; they help him on his journey to master fear. But I like your way of looking at it too, because in both cases he is definitely facing a trial.