If he was able to prevent it? I rewatched Batman Begins last Thursday night, and the scene where he let Ra's die got me curious. Can anybody provide canon evidence/panels/instances in the comics where Batman pretty much let somebody die when it was in his control to stop it? This is an interesting question considering that he goes completely out of his way to save the Joker if he is in danger. On a sidenote, I also wonder how many criminals have died as a result of the severe beatings he dishes out? Broken arms, limbs, ribs. I could see someone bleeding to death (externally or internally) in an alley somewhere because Batman beat them to a pulp.