the dark knight returns spoilers

4

“A friend once told me that criminals are a cowardly and superstitious lot. That the only way to beat them was to give them something to be scared of. I understand now. As his world grew darker so did ours. When his war ended, our lives could begin again. He set us free. To live. To love. There was inquest of course. Hundreds of suspects. Who killed Bruce Wayne? I guess we’ll never know for sure. So what’s next? Criminals are a cowardly and superstitious lot. What happens when they have nothing to be scared of? Who will protect Gotham now that the Batman is dead?”