Originally Posted by The Joker
That's my point, none of that revolutionary stuff was necessary either since it was all false BS. That whole 5 month siege wasn't necessary.
Oh I know they said they wanted to kill Gotham but first they had to feed them false hope to poison their souls blah blah blah. Unnecessary waffle. They'd still be dead whether they died with hope or not. It was empty fluff filler material to give Bruce the time he needed to recover, train, and come back to Gotham.
Yup. It's the same as when a villain has the hero at gunpoint and decides to monologue instead of shooting him, just stretched out over months