In The Dark Knight Rises, in the beginning of the movie Selina Kyle stole a necklace from Bruce's home as well as taking finger prints of Batman and helping Bane to steal from the share market. Then, she stole his costly car in that party scene. Eventually she betrayed Batman to Bane.

So, the movie clearly reveals Selina's betrayal of Batman. Again, when he return from the pit , Why does Batman trust Selina Kyle?

It's understandable, he maybe needed an ally with a skill-set like Selina had to rescue the city. But, my question is, why does he trust Selina, why does he think that she'll help him rescue the city?

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    To my mind, this is just some pointless romance. Nolan thought that maybe this way he would attracted more women(hence the apparition of the independent Catwoman). It is just a guess, that's why I'm writing it in a comment, but Catwoman and Miranda Tate ruined the whole movie for me(especially at the point where we find out that Bane's only motivation was love... that's really stupid, because they destroyed the character's credibility, he isn't any longer pure evil as we thought of him... very bad choice...).
    – Dragos
    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:12

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One of Bruce's greatest weapons in his experience is his ability to read people and figure out what they truly want.

With Selina, Bruce figured out all she wanted was a way to start over in the world, without her criminal record (the party scene, dancing with her and when he gives her the Clean Slate program).

While his level of forgiveness can be questioned, the reason he does is because he knows that all she really wants is to be able to get back on her feet because she has had no choice but to be a criminal. That, and liking her in general (as he does in the comic books) clouds his judgment of her a tad, I would imagine.

  • That makes sense. But, what helps him to trust her, after she trapped him in the cage? Jul 27, 2012 at 16:15
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    @VijinPaulraj becaus ehe understood that she had to. If she hadn't Bane would have tracked her down and killed her, or worse.
    – DForck42
    Jul 27, 2012 at 16:44
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    I would like to elaborate on this answer, if you look back at first movie batman identifies Gordon as someone he could trust despite his limited time he spend with him when he was a kid. The first 2 lines of answer pretty much sums it up.
    – Dredd
    Jul 28, 2012 at 2:29

It's drama, and Bruce likes it :)

Bruce represents high society and the rich, and Selina represents the street hustler and poor. The very people that Batman wants to protect. That's way at the end he gives his home to the children's group. She did steal the necklace, but when Bruce is at the dance with her, he tells her it looks better on her anyway, but that he still couldn't let her keep it because of sentimental value. So she took his car instead. It played out more like a lovers quarrel then a robbery. She also didn't help Bane steal from the stock market. When Batman asks her what Bane wanted with Bruce Wayne's finger prints she answered that she didn't know. When they are in the tunnels looking for Bane, so she didn't really betray him cause Batman was looking for a fight. When the gate closes, Batman turns to her and says "You don't have to do this" and she says "I had no choice, he would have killed me" (or something like that). She stays and watches the fight. It's clear she regrets what she did. When Batman returns from the bit, he doesn't really trust her, he bribes her using the software on a USB key. He needs her to take him somewhere, and after she helps him, then he trusts her with his Bat pod. She tells Batman that she's not staying, but after clearing the tunnel she returns to help Batman. The point isn't that Batman trusts her, but that he sets an example on what it means to be a hero. So she returns, kisses him and tells him she wishes things had been different. We then see them together at the end.

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    spoilers are allowed here.
    – Dredd
    Jul 27, 2012 at 21:42

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