Originally Posted by The Batman
All I know is, it'd be lame if in Batman Returns, instead of Catwoman getting to kill Max Shreck, Batman does it.
In the other two movies, it is Batman who deals out the final fate of the main villaibn. Leaving Ras on the train. Leaving Joker hanging for the police. Since Nolan sets up a specific relationship between hero and villain, any conclusion for the villain should have Batman playing an, if not the integral role.
TDKR did not do that, sadly.
It's a perfect parallel when Talia ended up saving Bane, so Catwoman saving Batman works for me.