There will be time to worry of the future soon enough. But for now you must relax... you need comforting. I can give you all you need... and more.
I'll be direct. There have been many women in Bruce Wayne's life, but only two he has truly loved -- you and I. It is inevitable that his enemies will strike at him through us. They will do everything within theiir power to make us betray him. Therefore, I offer you a gift, Selina. The method of burying the knowledge of his dual identity so deeply that no coercion will force out the truth. For even with his eventual death, there are secrets of the Batman that must remain forever untold.
I have had enough of being a pawn in my father's endless schemes.
My father was right. I've unleashed a curse upon this world.
A pattern has formed. I assist you in procuring "teachers," men and women who possess very dangerous skills that you hope to cultivate. You study under them for a period of time, expand your repertoire...and then half of them wind up dead.
Then punish him. Take what is the most important. Take Gotham from him. Be the Batman that Gotham needs. No boundaries, or allegiances... or self-important moral codes. Cross the line. Cross the line.
It is true, you know! There is no man your equal-- therefore, you are the only man I can love!
He's not the man our intelligence suggests. He's remade himself. Admirable. His presence...for a moment, he reminded me of a very great man.
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