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Old 02-17-2013, 04:08 AM   #679
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Default Re: The TDKR General Discussion Thread - - - - - - - - - - - Part 143

Actually it was Rachel's death and the failure of his energy project that made him give up on life and become a recluse. He felt he had nothing left to do as Bruce Wayne ("There's nothing out there for me"). As Alfred reminded him, he used to talk about finishing being Batman and having a life beyond the cave, to which Bruce responded Rachel was his life beyond the cave.

Giving up Batman had nothing to do with it.

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