- Oct 28, 2017
My read, and it's in part based on peeking at the future, is that Bane's plan is kinda over. He's won. Batman is on the outs, he's been broken, we're at the end of Knightfall again. What Thomas is trying to do is getting Bruce to admit it's all over by giving him something nice so he doesn't ever want to be Batman ever again. It's one plan following from another plan.But of course "stop Bruce from being Batman for his own good" and Bane's whole plot being "make Bruce give up being Batman by making him suffer as brutally as possible" sort of contradict each other... maybe Thomas sees it as an ends justifying the means sort of thing?
Obviously this is gonna go to shit and something is gonna get Batman to go back and fight for his own happiness on his own terms, one-on-one against Bane, but that's not for another six months.