Re: The Dark Knight Rises Wallpaper & Gifs/Avvy Thread II - Part 2
I kinda figure the overall order was not to kill Batman because ultimately, Talia wanted him to "feel the fire". The preferred way for Batman to die was along with the rest of Gotham.
I mean, Bane and Talia both had several opportunities to kill Bruce in the movie but they intentionally didn't. It'd actually be kind of backwards if they didn't inform all their men that he wasn't to be killed, seeing as that would interfere with their "torment Bruce Wayne's soul for as long as possible" agenda lol.