Re: The TDKR General Discussion Thread - - - - - - - - - - - Part 143
I agree, I'm sure he did feel guilty. After all he was feeling so guilty about it in TDK that he came within an inch to turning himself into the authorities at Dent's press conference before Harvey stepped in and beat him to it by offering himself up as Batman.
But in the context of TDKR and why he stopped being Batman, he outright says it's because he wasn't needed any more. Alfred accused him of not living and just hoping for things to go bad again in Gotham so he may have a purpose as Batman again.
Whereas with Bruce Wayne it's clearly said that between losing Rachel and his energy project going belly under, he felt he had nothing left to do or live for as Bruce Wayne either.
"Sometimes I remember it one way. Sometimes another. If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!"
- The Joker