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Bane
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Real name

Unknown

First Appearance

Batman: Arkham Asylum,
Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1, January, 1993

Affiliations

N/A

Abilities

Abnormally strong reaction to Venom, giving him incredibly enhanced physical abilities

Alignment

Evil

Voiced by

Fred Tatasciore

BiographyEdit

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Bane's teddy bear, "Osito".

Imprisoned from birth to serve his dead father's sentence, Bane was raised inside the horrific environs of a Santa Prisca prison. Finding solace in smuggled books and meditation, he developed incredible powers of concentration. When he was subjected to military experiments with the experimental steroid Venom, his iron-forged will helped him survive where other test subjects had died, and he managed to escape. Determined to prove his worth, he sought out Batman and broke the Dark Knight's spine. But Batman recovered and managed to best Bane, cutting off the precious Venom supply that transforms Bane into a superhuman.

  • Hair Color:Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown (Venom: Green)
  • Height: 5 ft 6in (When on Venom; 6 ft 8 in)
  • Weight: 140 pounds (When on Venom; 350 pounds)

Attributes:

  • Master strategist
  • Intense focus
  • Abnormally strong reaction to Venom, giving him incredibly enhanced physical abilities
  • Determined to best Batman, and all others who challenge him

Road to ArkhamEdit

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Bane in his prison.

At some point prior to the events of the game, Bane was captured and quietly brought to Arkham Asylum so that Dr. Penelope Young could study him and the effects of Venom on the human body, so that she could design a more powerful variant of the formula known as Titan. When discussing the Titan Project in public, Bane's involvement was kept secret, and he was referred to only as "Patient X". Officially, Bane was listed as an escapee from Blackgate Prison.

Just before the Joker's takeover of the asylum, Harley Quinn made her way to Bane's room and sedated him in order to keep him quiet when the "visitors" arrive.

Batman: Arkham AsylumEdit

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Batman and Bane face off.

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Batman exploits Bane's weakness and drains his Venom.

The Joker had Commissioner Gordon kidnapped and taken to the Medical Center where Bane was being held, drained of Venom and left withered and helpless. After rescuing Gordon, Batman entered Bane's holding room. Bane begged Batman to cut him down, in hopes of getting revenge on Dr. Young, but before he could do so, the Joker activated Bane's chemical storage tank, infusing him with the Titan strain of the Venom formula, returning his immense strength to him. Bane then attacked Batman and threw him through a wall into the Boiler Room. Bane and Batman battled it out with the interference of the Joker's goons. Eventually, Batman cut Bane's Venom supply as the room collapsed upon itself. Batman escaped through a manhole to the surface where he reunited with Gordon. Bane managed to reattach his main valve and smashed his way to the surface, grabbing a hold of Batman and claiming that after he "breaks" Batman, Dr. Young would be next. Batman remotely called the Batmobile to their position and kicked Bane in its path. The Batmobile crashed into Bane, hurling him into the sea. In one of the three post-credits scenes, Bane emerges from the water by the docks and grabs onto a floating case of Titan.

After ArkhamEdit

After being knocked off Arkham Island by the Batmobile, Bane washed ashore and was quickly recaptured and brought back to Arkham by the GCPD after the Joker's riots. As he recovered from his injuries, Bane sat in solitude and plotted his move in Arkham City, as it was publicly announced Blackgate Prison would be closed and all criminals relocated to the new prison. Having no love for his inmates, Bane started an undercover fight club and challenged anyone brave enough to take him on in hand-to-hand combat, all failing to beat his incredible strength. However, Joker soon heard of the club and sent a member of his crew a suprise in Bane's arena: the Titan formula, abundant in supply at the Joker's base of operations. Nearly defeated, Bane vowed to eradicate all traces of the deadly drug from the streets of Arkham to prevent himself from ever being bested. While Robin investigated the prison posing as a street crook, Bane invaded the Museum and confronted Penguin about his supply of Titan and demanded it to be handed over to him. However, he was met with Solomon Grundy, who's brute strength and near immortal power forced him to retreat to the Krank Co. Toy Company to plan his capture of all the Titan within Arkham City. Bane later attended Two-Face's court as a juror in the trial to commend Joker's death, voting against the clown prince for his possession of Titan and vowed to collect it for his own.

Batman: Arkham CityEdit

The first hint that Bane would likely return in the sequel was the end scene of Batman: Arkham Asylum were he rose out of the water and snatched a Titan Container (one of the three endings). The second hint was in the Catwoman Trailer where we see Osito, Bane's toy bear, in Hugo Strange's vault. He was just featured in the digital comics of Arkham City and is revealed to come back for another chance at the Batman's back. However, the comics also hint that he also wants to eliminate the Titan formula after an encounter with one of Joker's Henchmen who was injected with the formula and then died of a heart attack during their fight.

While investigating Arkham City, Batman discovers Bane hiding in an abandoned toy factory. Bane has come to Gotham in search of the twelve remaining containers of the Joker's Titan drug. Rather than fight, Bane suggests that the two team up in order to collect all of the drug samples so that they can be properly disposed of. Dividing the containers equally, Batman and Bane both set out to find the drug. Later, after disposing of all containers of the drug with his explosive gel, Batman returns to the toy factory to check on Bane's progress. The two are quickly attacked by gang members and easily defeat them. After the battle Batman confronts Bane about the Titan and Bane reveals he never intended to destroy it, rather keep it. Bane had already acquired his six containers and was outraged that Batman had destroyed the ones he was sent for. Bane attacked Batman, but he was quickly disarmed and trapped behind a metal security fence. Batman then reveals that he was actually playing Bane, knowing full well that Bane would double cross him, he used this to his advantage so he could destroy the last six containers in one place rather than look for them all over Arkham City. Bane is then left helpless as Batman destroys the last of the Titan. Bane then asked if he could be let out, but Batman refused, citing that aside from Bane's attempt at doublecrossing him, there's still several things for Batman to take care of in Arkham City.

Psychological Profile (by Dr. Young)Edit

Bane

Real Name: Unknown

CENTRAL SUBJECT FOR TITAN RESEARCH

Psychological Profile: The worst substance abuse case I have ever personally encountered, Bane is all but defined both physically and mentally by his use of the Venom compound. His body is ravaged and withered when he is in withdrawl, but upon being administered a dose of Venom, he becomes a physical monstrosity. A highly intelligent and strategic man, his sense of self has become totally dependent on his Venom addiction. When partaking, he displays intense narcissism, manifesting as megalomania and a competitive preoccupation with the Batman. Deprived of the compound, he is almost totally unresponsive in every way, approaching catatonia.

Additional Notes:

A childhood of intense deprivation resulted in a histrionic streak that has fixated him on destroying Batman in order to seek worldwide approval.

His antisocial upbringing has given him an intensely focused mind.

His addiction to Venom seems unbreakable, and the compound's effects on him are very impressive; I can't help but be intrigued by the possibilities locked within this incredible substance....

Game Over LinesEdit

  • "The Bat is Broken. Hahaha." (then breaks Batman's spine)
  • "Once again, I have defeated you, Batman."

TriviaEdit

  • He refers to Dr. Young as bruja, which is Spanish for "witch".
  • He refers to the Joker as payaso, which is Spanish for "clown".
  • Despite having a major role in the game, Bane is the only villain that doesn't have any interview tapes due to him not being a patient at the asylum and was only there due to the machinations of Joker while he was manipulating Dr. Young.
  • Bane's Game Over line in which he breaks Batman's back is reminiscent of his first appearance where he did the exact same thing. The line he says also matches that appearance, after which he became known as "the Man Who Broke the Bat".
  • When visiting Bane as Catwoman he tells her that if she doesn't release him he'll kill her too, making her the target of two assassins; the other being Deadshot .
  • If one talks to Bane after destroying the Titan before or during Protocol 10, he and Batman are attacked by TYGER guards. If after, they are attacked by inmates.
  • When defending the Titan, Bane can be heared shouting "THE TITAN IS MINE!!!" This hints at his betrayal.
  • If you find the TITAN before talking with Bane, Batman will correct Bane on how many he believes are out there with how many he already had taken out. However, to make sure that you do not destroy them all before talking to Bane the TITAN container in the Steel Mill does not appear until after you talk with him.
  • Bane is the only villain in Arkham City (other than Killer Croc) who doesn't have a game over scene, as you don't fight him directly.
  • Inside the Confiscated Goods Vault a teddy that is commonly mistaken as Osito can be seen. The Osito that appeared in Arkham Asylum can be seen in the collapsed Wonder City Streets.

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