Re: What do you dislike about The Dark Knight?
He didn't lie about wanting Batman dead, he simply changed his mind. Not saying he didn't lie about other things of course, just that point. As far as his conflicting stories about his past are concerned, I recall in the Timm/Dini book 'Mad Love' he did exactly that as a way to get inside Harleen's head.
I don't think he changed his mind about Batman, I don't think he really wanted him dead in the first place, that was just his way of getting into the criminal underworld.
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