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Old 02-17-2013, 06:44 PM   #687
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Default Re: The TDKR General Discussion Thread - - - - - - - - - - - Part 143

Originally Posted by georgec View Post
You're forgetting that Bruce was distraught over all the chaos Joker unleashed, leading to Rachel's death and Harvey's accident.
I forget none of that. That didn't make him quit.

Its not so much just Rachel's death alone as it is what Rachel's death represents - Bruce's failure to protect Gotham's innocents, and the inadvertent rise of criminals due to Batman's presence.
What are you talking about? Did Bruce give up because he failed to save the Narrows in Begins? No. The casualties of the Joker's chaos was not why he quit being Batman.

"The Batman wasn't needed any more. We won". There was no more organized crime for Batman to fight. He was done. No more Rachel to spend his life with as Bruce, and his failed energy project is why he gave up on life as Bruce Wayne.

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