* Making [[spoiler: Dick Grayson]] a sociopathic killer actually makes sense when you see how he was treated in ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder''.
** Loops back into FridgeLogic when compared with TheDarkKnightReturns, though, where Bruce's internal monologues referencing Dick are vastly softer than Bruce's comments in this book, despite the events Bruce spitefully references predating the previous book.
*** Easily explained. In TheDarkKnightReturns, Bruce is regretting his prior treatment with a slightly nostalgic / OldShame view. In this, after he murdered several friends and brutalized Catgirl, Bruce just let his anger and old hatred out.