He doesn't even beat them to within an inch of their lives either. At least not often. Batman is a Superhero. He fights crime. All this psychological mumbojumbo where he's some broken little rich boy beating the s**t outta criminals cuz he hates them is for the most part, boos**t. Batman has never been a sadist. He'll knock a guy or girl around to subdue them, but rarely more than that. And unlike the movies, he saves his bad guys if they need it. How many times has Joker fallen off a building only for Bats to catch him? Even though the world would be a much better place if he just let that crazy bastard fall? Hate? Maybe for some. Usually tempered by compassion. Cuz Batman's too awesome to let such an emotion be a driving force. At least that's the Batman I know, I don't know what you mofo's been reading.