He throws people off of high places, uses a sharp Batarang and plain beats people up to the point where they'd most likely be dead afterwards.

Is there an in-universe (or out-of-universe) explanation of how Batman manages to avoid killing his adversaries who seem to be extremely likely to be killed by his actions?

Is that that he's so intelligent he knows exactly how much someone can take? If that's the case, surely no one can take being thrown off a tall building.

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  • Sorry, that's very small resolution and I can't read it. Which comic is that from, anyway? – BenjaminJB Aug 30 '14 at 10:32
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    It was from "Batman and the Mad Monk". This article might also be of interest - cracked.com/… – Valorum Aug 30 '14 at 10:35
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    A problem raised by Tim Absath, of cad-comic.com (formerly 'ctrl-alt-delete'). – David Thomas Aug 30 '14 at 11:38
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    I think that Batman has pointed to other members of the batfamily who he himself has trained that it takes more control, discipline and skill to be able to fight the way they do without seriously hurting or killing someone. To a certain point, Batman refrains himself of using deadly force. Certainly he takes his risks, but as you pointed he tries not give someone more than what they can take. In the dark knight, I guess he calculated that that fall (and the way he pushed him) would seriously hurt Maroni, but not kill him. – Kreann Sep 2 '14 at 14:23

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