Re: Batman Begins v.s The Dark Knight Rises
Technically, Batman did defeat Bane before Catwoman blasted him. If it helps, just think: Joker got hit in the face with Batman's gauntlets, Crane got tasered, and Two-Face got tackled to his death. Bane took a canon.
"I never asked for this crown. Gold is cold and heavy on the head, but so long as I am the king, I have a duty … If I must sacrifice one child to the flames to save a million from the dark … Sacrifice … is never easy, Davos. Or it is no true sacrifice." - Stannis Baratheon