- The death of Dick Grayson's family. Sure, you may know it was coming, but that doesn't make watching it happen onscreen hurt any less.
- Bruce looks up to see a devastated Dick, and sees himself - an orphan who lost his family to a monster.
- The fallout from this is heartbreakingly demonstrated in the alley where Dick, after nonchalantly masquerading as Batman, starts attacking him when he arrives. We see Dick's boiling hot pain and Bruce's icy calm empathy.Dick: Bastard! It should have been you! It's your fault! If you had told Two-Face you were at the circus, they'd still be alive!
Batman: If Bruce Wayne could have given his life for your family, he would have.
- And we know Bruce isn't bullshitting him: he did try to give himself up to Two-Face, but no one heard him in the racket the circus crowd made.
- Bruce talking down Dick from attempting to kill Two-Face by pointing out Vengeance Feels Empty.Bruce: So, you're willing to take a life.
Dick: Long as it's Two-Face.
Bruce: Then it will happen this way: You make the kill. But your pain doesn't die with Harvey, it grows. So you run out into the night to find another face, and another, and another. Until one terrible morning you wake up and realize that revenge has become your whole life. And you won't know why.Dick: You can't understand. Your family wasn't killed by a maniac.
Bruce: Yes, they were. We're the same.
- What makes this sting even more is that, taking the first film into account, he ended up killing the Joker, who in that continuity killed his parents. Not only that, but he has a tendency to kill mooks in the first two films. What he is saying could definitely reflect Batman himself, and also turns into a bit of heartwarming in that he does not want Dick to go down the same road that he himself did.
- Some fridge - what this means is that Dick will not just go on killing and killing, but he will forget his family. Batman warns him because he doesn't want Dick to become like him.
- Nygma's initial reaction to being rebuffed by his idol Bruce Wayne:
- The deleted scene where an adult Bruce returns to the Batcave and finds his father's diary. The final entry causes him to break down in tears. What does it say? "Martha and I have our hearts set on Zorro, so Bruce's cartoon will have to wait until next week." That's right. Bruce's parents had already been planning to go to the movies, meaning their deaths weren't because of him like he'd always thought.Bruce: Not my fault...not my fault.
Tear Jerker / Batman Forever