Re: What OTHER elements from The Dark Knight Returns could we see?
The traumatic events of his parents murder led him to becoming, Batman. He's never gotten over it and it preys on him almost, if not, every day. That to me, is trauma.
He may not display it very much in the comics nowadays. But his actions aren't those of a healthy minded individual. They are the actions of a man traumatized by crime.
And why wouldn't Superman want to bring down Batman if his Government demanded it and is convinced Batman is now an enemy, like in TDKReturns? Why would he say "no", straight away?
"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles "
I believe in Batfleck