Originally Posted by DoomsdayApex
Let's not go down this road. If you question The LoS plans, then one can question the purpose of Thanos half-assing an invasion by handing his army to Loki (which was remote controlled by the mothership).
It's a CBM. The villain's plans are typically questionable.
The LoS plan wasn't to just "nuke gotham" but psychologically mess with the citizens before nuking the city.
It was all part of a sick game to get the people to "rise" up before squashing them. I mean come on Bane explained it out pretty well. It was partly revenge on Bruce for ruining their earlier plans. So it was a slow psychological torture of making him watch his city tear itself apart.