Originally Posted by Senator Pleasury
How come? It would have died a heroic death, having given everything for his city and the people in it. Hardly a horrible thing or non-adult.
I thin conflating heroism with either dying or "never ending his eternal war on crime," is the expected ending for the character that could be arguable is reductive of his personality and a cynical look at Bruce Wayne. Nolan tried to find a unique way that was more than a happy ending. It was one one of him growing from his journey as Batman and becoming something different after a career of crime fighting, even if that career was too short for some viewers.