>>88959905>rather than helping Gotham in a meaningful way.
A) his parents did nothing but generously use their wealth for the betterment of the city, they were massive bleeding hearts. they still just got killed by a random street crook looking for a quick buck
B) Bruce Wayne still does all that. the Wayne Foundation bankrolls a huge amount of Gotham's philanthropic services and organizations. That so much goes towards hospitals and medicinal research and homeless shelters is the main reason Wayne is only like the 9th richest company in DC, below the likes of Queen, Luthor, and Kord who aren't as charitable.
The whole conclusion that lead to Batman was just helping isn't enough. You need both green pastures so people have an alternative to a life of crime, and a big stick to chase them into going straight and entering those pastures.
and it gets results. If it weren't for both Bruce and Batman, Gotham would be just as bad as Hub City