Originally Posted by TheBat812
Actually Nolan's batman gave that a true purpose - it was meant to be a symbol criminals feared and gave citizens hope. As evidenced by the bat signal and the kid drawing symbols in tdkr. That's why he wears it. It does have a function even if it doesn't physically help him be batman.
Sort of agree- see above- but that idea certainly wasn't invented by Nolan or Goyer.