Originally Posted by Marvolo
Bruce created a clean energy project that could be turned into a bomb in minutes then rather than disposing of it leaves it in the middle of a city of millions knowing full well it would always be able to be turned into a bomb and that it was unusable. After this he becomes Howard Hughes for 3 years.
So basically Bruce pouted for 3 years and neglected his companies assets and its dependents because his science project was a failure.
It doesn't really matter whether Bruce was a recluse for 3, 5, or 8 years. Either way it looks incredibly stupid and childish on his part.
After something he put so much stock into, way too much stock, ended up not being needed, it left him empty inside. On top of this, the one tie he had to a life outside of Batman was dead, the man he thought could save the city without him was dead and he tried to fill this void in his life by devoting years to this big project to help everyone.....but then a paper was published about how it could be used as a bomb. If that isn't enough reason to just give up on life, I'm not too sure what is. Everything just went wrong.