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I am the new, undisputed, absolute crime lord of Gotham City. I am everything this city deserves -- and more. I am the darkness that fills the heart of every living soul in this sordid little town... including the blackest, most twisted soul of all... I think you know who I'm talking about.
Don't tell me -- you thought I was dead, such a surprise, blah blah blah... Really, Batman. It takes more than a tall building to finish off a legend. I thought you, of all people, would understand that.
Know that the mask destroys one identity while creating another! Know that the mask recreates the wearer! Know that through the sublimation of personality, inhibitions die -- and deeper drives, more primitive instincts, are brought to the surface!
Know that the mask destroys one identity while creating anoter. Know that the mask recreates its wearer. Know that, through the sublimation of personality, inhibitions die and the nature of the wearer is altered--so that deeper drives and more primitive instincts rise to the surface.
Everything is different, now. Identity shatters. Gotham's mine. Yours. No masks. No disguises. Only shards. We are revealed as what we have always been. Nothing. A mosaic of pieces. We are Gotham's true face. We are Gotham stripped bare. All who see must know. And those who do not see, they must be purged.
All the martial arts ninja training in the world doesn't matter a tinker's damn. The only thing that counts is whether or not you have the will to do what needs to be done. That's why I win, even though you beat me.