Shadowman wrote:If he's an empty shell with the body moving of it's own accord, then yeah, probably. Otherwise, psychology always applies. Pinpoint what made him do this and you get that much closer to figuring out how to prevent future tragedies.
I guess I should clarify. Yes, you could find the signs and hints towards certain things like this happening. BUT if the person was never actually labeled as having a mental illness, and wasnt observed, then it's hard to pick up on said hints and act on them. You would need to observe such a person, closely, if they dont outwardly show their psychotic side. Those who do show it are usually hospitalized and observed.
A person can be normal all their life, and one day snap, without even realising it. Without an in depth psychological study on that one person (Out of millions of people, might I add) then stuff like this will keep on happening, because its too outright un-predictable, unless you know what is going on with each and every person's brain, each and every hour of each and every day.
Seeing as how that would be impossible without, say, some sort of chip or card or daily scan or something of that nature, it would be impossible to moniter every one single human being on this planet. Their brains, at least.
Thats why crap like this happens. It was unpredictable, because he was a normal person like you and me. Then he went ape-shit and decided he was Batman's worst enemy.
Now, if he has some sort of pre-mentioned disorder or something, then all I just said can be thrown out the window. I was just trying to explain my point a bit better.