Base of Operations:
|Gotham City (formerly South America)|
Green (on Venom)
|Height:|| 6 ft 8 in (Normal) |
7 ft 3 in (On Regular Venom)
5 ft 6 in (Stunted by TN-1)
9 ft 2 in (On Titan)
10 ft 1 in (TN-1)
|Weight:|| 140 pounds (stunted by TN-1)|
350 pounds (Normal)
485 pounds (on Venom)
|First Appearance:||Batman Arkham Asylum: The Road to Arkham (comic), Batman: Arkham Asylum (game)|
| Fred Tatasciore (Arkham Asylum, Arkham City)
J.B. Blanc (Arkham Origins)
League of Assassins
- "I've long waited for this moment. With your death, I will find peace."
But Batman recovered and managed to best Bane, cutting off Bane's precious Venom supply.
Bane grew up in the horrendous and violent confines of the Santa Prisca prison: Peno Dura, having been imprisoned since he was a child for his father's crimes. His father was a revolutionary mercenary who opposed the Santa Prisca government, but was eventually caught and sentenced to life in prison. The man died before his sentence was complete, however, and left his next of kin to be imprisoned instead; Bane. At the age of eight, Bane had committed his first murder with the use of a knife he kept inside of his teddy bear, Osito, whom he viewed as his one true friend, when a fellow inmate tried to use him to find out information on the prison.
Despite his violent surroundings, Bane would train his body and mind to perfection, reading any book he could get his hands on, toning his body in the prison's gym, and even receiving a classical education from some of the prison inmates, including a Jesuit priest. Due to the cultural and geographical location of the prison, Bane learned a variety of languages, including English, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish. Before long, Bane was able to have complete control over the prison population and became its self proclaimed ruler. However, Bane would be plagued by intense nightmares that were centralized by a dark and shadowy creature that resembled a bat. Seeking to achieve his own sense of peace and conquer other territories and their population, Bane lusted to escape from the confines of the prison.
His ambitions would be set in motion when the prison owners and doctors sought to use Bane, having recognized his position as the prison's leader among the inmate population, to test out military experiments, primarily dealing with the chemical compound known as 'Venom', which could increase an individual's muscle mass, stamina, invulnerability, and adrenaline a great deal. Bane was then strapped to a storage unit that pumped the drug throughout his system and, much to the success of the experiment, the Venom was perfectly assimilated into his body. However, Bane used this to his advantage, and violently slaughtered his captors, built up an army of mercenaries from within the prison and escaped with his army in tow, which included Angel Vallelunga, Sergio Ortiz, and Diego Ortiz, who adopted the names of Bird, Trogg, and Zombie, respectively.
While having achieved his freedom at last, Bane was soon addicted to the chemical of Venom and would constantly create more batches of the drug to feed his appetite and addiction for it. Before long, Bane began to despise his addiction, saw it as a weakness and began to track down and slaughter its manufacturers; despite this, Bane would never break completely free of his addiction. Seeking more challenges to prove his own strength and skill, Bane began to look for worthy adversaries and territories to conquer. After his escape, his actions led to his being listed as a suspected terrorist, as well as a suspected subversive, suspected mass murderer, and suspected drug dealer, as well as being placed on the person of interest watchlist alongside presumably other high-ranking warrants, and was also speculated to have suffered from medical psychosis. Bane also decided to try to kick his addiction to Venom by creating TN-1, although his tests all indicated that it would cause gradual memory loss, and planned to get willing volunteers as he perfected the formula to eliminate the side effect.
Having heard from his right-hand man, Bird, who had previously worked with the Gotham criminal underworld, that there were rumors of a Bat-like creature that protected the city of Gotham, Bane believed this to be the same creature that plagued his nightmares and that it was fate that he and this 'Bat' creature would meet. Gotham City itself intrigued Bane because, like his previous environment in the prison, Gotham was ruled by fear; fear of the Batman. Bane then made it his mission to not only conquer Batman, but Gotham itself, and build up his own criminal empire to achieve the peace he had longed for at last.
Before Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
At some point before or during the events of Arkham Origins, Bane met one of his rivals, Shiva, whom he was immediately suspicious of. Intent on finding out what her real motives were, Bane managed to have a conversation with her. Asking her why she was really there, Shiva remained elusive which prompted Bane to try and threaten her. Shiva responded by stunning Bane with inside knowledge of his plans which regarded the TN-1 formula. When Bane demanded to know how she came by this information, Shiva simply told him that her master had a great deal of knowledge. Bane then realized who Shiva's true master was, and immediately questioned her on what he was planning, only for Shiva to both threaten and warn him against trying to interfere.
This implied that Bane had encountered Ra's al Ghul and the League of Assassins before or at the very least heard of them.
Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
Bane was one of the eight assassins that was hired by Joker, under the guise of the city's biggest mob boss, Black Mask, to kill Batman on Christmas Eve night for Fifty million dollars. Having been smuggled into Gotham along with several of his fellow mercenaries courtesy of the crime lord, including his right hand man Bird, Bane was greeted by several of Black Mask's henchmen at the Dixon Docks, with two of them being Enforcers that were charged with ensuring that Bane was as tough as he claimed to be by engaging him in a brutal fight. Bane soundly defeated both men and broke their necks in the process, and was presented with a contract for $50 million for the Dark Knight's head, though the mercenary was more concerned with killing the hero for his own grand plans and designs, with the bounty simply being a nice consolation.
Bane's true objective was to kill Batman to achieve his own sense of peace, and he believed that the Dark Knight was a dark figment of his imagination as he rotted away in his Santa Prisca prison cell, and then to conquer Gotham City and forge his own criminal empire. To that end, Bane and his forces seized complete control over sections of old Gotham easily with a decreased amount of police activity in light of the destructive events occurring all throughout Gotham, and set up their headquarters within an old sewer network.
While he set up multiple monitors and even a makeshift gym, Bane next struck a deal with The Penguin to obtain immense weaponry and military grade equipment and firearms as his forces stole several choppers to expand their forces. Bane also took full advantage of Bird's connections to the Gotham criminal underworld to smuggle in massive amounts of Venom, the chemical that allowed Bane to increase his strength and adrenaline.
Bane then began to not only sell Venom as a drug on the streets to find suitable followers and increase his numbers, but also experimented with the compound to create an even more potent variation of Venom known as TN-1, which would have eliminated the need of a storage tank. Having tested it out on numerous followers, many of which horrifically mutated and perished, Bane learned that one of the side effects was severe memory loss. Despite having made great progress with his research, and allowed his followers to assimilate the drug into their body without harmful physical effects, Bane had yet to find a solution to overcome this severe memory loss. Bane also poured much of his resources into uncovering Batman's true identity and studied the hero extensively within his research facility of his hideout, and eventually came extremely close to deducing who Batman really was.
While Bane remained in hiding for the first part of the brutal night, and made his plans while Bird and his men seized control of various areas within the criminal underworld, Bane was called to a meeting with Firefly, Electrocutioner and Joker, the true mastermind behind the hiring of the assassins, who had been impersonating Black Mask for several days for his own agenda of chaos. Following the meeting, he waited at the hotel, knowing Batman would come for the Joker. When Batman was about to enter the penthouse, Bane tore him from the elevator roof, beat him, and brought him to the Joker, and reluctantly gave them one minute to talk (due to the Joker's threat of detonating the Royal Hotel first while Batman, Bane, and himself were still inside when Bane attempted to kill Batman first).
When their minute was up, Bane knocked Batman about the room and flung him through the window and down into the library section of the penthouse, before progressing to the balcony. Moments before a conclusion could be reached, Batman told Bane that the latter had "just ran out of time," referring to two police helicopters that had arrived under the anonymous contact of Alfred, which were eventually blown apart by Bane's army, using their own stolen helicopters. Bane and his men then left, and believed that the tides had changed too much after a stray bullet had grazed him and promised to return for Batman's blood. However, Batman placed a tracer of him, that went seemingly unnoticed by Bane initially. Joker then fired on his chopper with his assault rifle after he boarded out of irritation that Bane had called a retreat, with Bane retaliating by shooting at the Joker with a rocket launcher, and that nearly caused Joker to be killed from being knocked off the balcony by the explosion. Bane eventually ordered for Bird to keep an eye out for Batman and fought him while he was delivering Venom supplies, having anticipated that Batman would attempt to interfere with the Venom shipments.
After he heard reports that an individual with a description similar to Bane had been shot, Batman broke into the GCPD morgue, where he discovered that it was just one of Bane's henchmen who had been using the TN-1 compound. Attempting to block any angle Bane might have, Batman apprehended many of his mercenaries throughout the city, including Bird, who had previously attempted to seize control of "My Alibi", a well known nightclub rifled with corruption and the Gotham criminal underworld. After he followed the tracer, Batman arrived at Bane's headquarters, where he found the abandoned tracer beside some computers that contained evidence that Batman and Bruce Wayne were one and the same. Batman angrily destroyed the computers and all other evidence, and warned Alfred that Bane knew who he was and to remain hidden in the Batcave.
While Batman was busy stopping the assassin and pyromaniac, Firefly, from destroying the Gotham Pioneers Bridge, Bane broke into Wayne Manor, located and destroyed the Batcave, and then violently attacked Alfred and left enough life in him to say his final goodbyes to Batman. Bane planned to mold Batman into the perfect warrior in battle through the anger and hatred he would felt towards his fallen ally. As further insurance that Batman had only a few moments left with Alfred prior to the latter's death, Bane also, after communicating with Batman, wrecked the Batcomputer and with it his Detective Vision, forced Batman to do enough hasty repairs on the Batcomputer to restore his Detective vision to locate Alfred. However, Batman was able to save Alfred by jump-starting his heart with Electrocutioner's Shock Gloves, which were taken from him earlier that night after Joker killed him.
Bane aided the Joker's siege on Blackgate Prison, and brought with him several of his own Venom and TN-1 powered henchmen. Batman made his way to the center of the prison, and found Joker holding the warden hostage with Bane at his side. Joker revealed that he understood Batman and his code of ethics and had made it his new mission in life to make the hero give up his one rule by forcing him to take a life. Revealing that Bane held a heart monitor that would charge up an electric chair, Joker sat in the chair and told Batman that either he killed Bane to stop his heart from charging up the monitor and the chair or Joker would be electrified to death/Batman would end up killed; either way, Batman would be responsible for someone's death.
- "But you will. You will fight me with all your resolve. Or you will die. Someone is going to die: You, me or the clown. The question of which one of us it is - is in your hands."
Bane put on the monitor, told Batman to use all his hatred and anger from the loss of his ally in battle, as Joker's men strapped him to the chair. To ensure that Batman and Bane would indeed battle, Joker had placed a bomb within the facility that would detonate and slaughter everyone if the heart monitor was removed from Bane. As Batman and Bane battle, Gordon arrived and shot both of Joker's men who were holding Warden Joseph hostage. As Joseph and Gordon attempted to get Joker out of the chair, Joker elbowed both men, knocked out Joseph, held Gordon at gunpoint with his own gun, put the headpiece of the electric chair on Gordon, and raised the stakes even higher for Batman.
Batman came up with a plan to send Bane's heart in cardiac arrest, and used his electric gloves to defeat Bane and stopped his heart, which made the Joker laugh gleefully. Joker then attempted to shoot Joseph dead when he awoke and stood up to the mass murderer, but Gordon jumped in front of him and took the bullet instead. Joker continued to laugh and left the room to escape from the prison and continue his reign of terror and to detonate the bombs that had he placed all across Gotham with his forces and the escaped convicts.
Batman revealed to Gordon, who was not severely injured due to his bulletproof vest, that Bane could still be revived and told him and the Warden to arrest the Joker before he could escape. As they did so, Batman revived Bane, who was more infuriated than ever and resorted to drastic measures; he used a sample of TN-1 on himself to become even more powerful. As Bane did so, he became a hulking mass of muscle with an uncontrollable urge to kill Batman. Batman sprayed a string of Explosive Gel in a circle around Bane and detonated it, destroyed the floor beneath them and dropped them into one of the prison corridors. Batman learned from Alfred that he needed to defeat Bane before the TN-1 reached its full potency (which was estimated to be within ten minutes). Batman then proceeded to ambush Bane and rammed him into several electric prison cells, as well as beat him into submission. However, despite doing it enough to temporarily stun him, Bane managed to recover quickly, and managed to punch him through a wall.
After one final, grueling battle, Batman was able to finally subdue Bane after he strapping him to a pair of electrified pacification devices with his Remote Claw. Bane then barely declared that he must find the Bat Man, which caused Batman to sarcastically tell him good luck with his goal. Batman also realized that Bane's memory had been left damaged by the extensive use of TN-1, which secured his identity once again. After defeating Bane, Batman left the assassin unconscious and hung upside-down and was later apprehended following the Joker's own defeat and recapture.
One of Bane's soldiers, alongside 20 other escapees, also escaped the prison shortly thereafter (thanks to the Joker's earlier riot), and made plans with Bane's other henchmen to rescue him (as he failed to bust him out in his earlier escape largely because he was unable to save both himself and Bane). However, the plans ended before they could begin due to Batman tracking the prisoner down and beating him and his allies into submission before leaving them to be picked up by the GCPD as part of a favor to Captain Gordon.
Arkham Origins Blackgate IncidentEdit
Bane was placed in the Arkham Ward of Blackgate, which was a secure facility for the most dangerous criminals. He was also kept in a coma while most of his body had withered away due to being deprived of his Venom. A few months afterward, a prison riot was instigated at Blackgate by Catwoman, with Bane being smuggled out by the female cat burglar. Catwoman cooperated with the three ringleaders of Blackgate's riot: Black Mask, The Penguin, and The Joker, and was under the employment of an anonymous employer (it was heavily implied that the employer was the Suicide Squad led by Amanda Waller). However, Batman interfered, and Bane was sent back into custody by the Suicide Squad to save face.
Between Arkham Origins and Assault on Arkham IncidentEdit
At some point after Arkham Origins, Bane somehow breaks out of prison and succeeds in breaking the Batman's back, becoming known as the man who broke the Bat. This act makes Bane one of the most infamous Super-Villains in all of Gotham and possibly, the world, as the only man who has ever caused any real damage to Batman.
Assault on Arkham IncidentEdit
Bane along with several other villains were released by Joker at the end of the film. Bane was seen rampaging through the chaos and possibly killed Killer Frost by throwing the GCPD cruiser she was trying to get away in into a wall, and caused it to explode. Bane was easily beaten by Batman, who showed up and removed his Venom tubes and then threw him off the bridge and into the water below.
Road to Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit
Years later, 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 only as "Patient X". Officially, Bane was listed as an escapee from Blackgate Penitentiary.
Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit
- "I will break you Batman. Then the "bruja"!"
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 the hopes of getting revenge on Dr. Young, but before he could do so, the Joker activated Bane's chemical storage tank, infusing him with Titan in order to defeat Batman, and returned 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 off Bane's Titan 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 Batman and claimed that after he "broke" Batman, the "bruja" (Dr. Young) would be next. Batman then summoned the Batmobile by remote control to their position and kicked Bane in its path. The Batmobile crashed into Bane, and hurled him into the sea. In one of the three post-credit scenes, Bane emerged from the water by the docks and grabbed onto a floating case of the Titan.
After Arkham Asylum IncidentEditAfter 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 takeover. As he recovered from his injuries, Bane sat in solitude and plotted his move in Arkham City, as it was publicly announced that Blackgate prison would be closed and all criminals would be relocated to the new prison.
Upon his arrival in the prison city, and having had no love for his fellow inmates, Bane started an undercover fight club and challenged anyone brave enough to take him on in hand-to-hand combat. They all failed to beat his incredible strength.
However, Joker heard of the club and sent a member of his crew with a surprise 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 posed as a street crook, Bane invaded the Museum and confronted Penguin about his supply of Titan and demanded that it be handed over to him. However, he was met with Solomon Grundy, who had brute strength and was nearly immortal forced him to retreat to the Krank Co. Toy Factory to plan his capture of all the Titan within Arkham City.
His single minded quest would only be interrupted briefly when he later attended Two-Face's court as a juror in the trial to convict Joker's death. Bane voted against the clown prince of crime for his possession of Titan and vowed to collect it for his own.
Arkham City IncidentEdit
- "Surpised to see me, Batman?"
The first hint that Bane would likely return in the sequel was the end scene of Batman: Arkham Asylum where he rose out of the water and held onto a Titan Container. The second hint was in the Catwoman Trailer where we saw Osito, Bane's toy bear, in the TYGER Confiscated Goods Vault. He was just featured in the digital comics of Arkham City and was revealed to be back for another chance at breaking Batman's back.
However, the comics also hinted that he also wanted to eliminate the Titan formula after an encounter with one of Joker's Henchmen who was infected with Titan and then died of a heart attack during their fight. While investigating Arkham City, Batman saw a distress flare and discovered Bane was hiding in the abandoned Krank Co. Toy Factory. Bane had come to Arkham City in search of the twelve remaining containers of the Joker's Titan. Rather than fight, Bane suggested that the two team up in order to collect all of the Titan containers so that they could all 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 returned to the toy factory to check on Bane's progress. The two were quickly attacked by either the TYGER Guards or Joker's Henchmen and easily defeated them. After the battle Batman confronted Bane about the Titan and Bane revealed he never intended to destroy it, rather keep it all for himself. 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 revealed that he actually played Bane, knew full well that Bane would double cross him, and he used this to his advantage so he could destroy the last six containers in one place rather then look for them all over Arkham City.
Bane was then left helpless as Batman destroyed 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 double crossing him, there were still several things that Batman still had to take care of in Arkham City.
After Arkham City IncidentEdit
After he somehow escaped his predicament, Bane later appeared at the Church having been convinced by some of the inmates that there was Titan in the building. After breaking through the blast door, Bane was confronted by the guards who tried to stop him but were unable to get past his bullet proof skin. Bane was then about to kill the officers but Azrael quickly came to their rescue.
After a brief fight, Azrael was able to stop Bane thanks to some assistance from Aaron Cash by cutting off his Venom supply, Bane was then once again imprisoned, this time alongside Riddler who was rather upset with his new cell mate. It can be assumed that after the evacuation and shut down of Arkham City, Bane was taken into custody when the GCPD stormed the mega facility.
Arkham Knight IncidentEdit
It is still unknown if Bane will have a major role or even appear on Batman: Arkham Knight.
Bane is a character in the side mission "Fragile Alliance" in which he teams up with Batman to destroy all of the TITAN containers that Joker smuggled with him. They each go after 6 containers and when they meet up they are attacked by Joker Henchmen or TYGER Guards (If you have or not finished the story at the time you have done this mission).
Arkham Origins MultiplayerEdit
In Arkham Origins Multiplayer. Bane was a playable character through activating the Marked door by Bane's Elites, allowing to take control of him. Bane was intimidating, brutal and powerful, and he used his brute strength and cunning in order to win battles, he had many powerful melee takedowns, had speed that terrified his adversaries and possessed an enormous endurance, which made him the most powerful character in Arkham Origins. In combat, Bane had no special abilities, he was marked, his health bar did not regenerate & he did not respawn after being defeated. But he compensated this by possessing unlimited sprinting, had opposing Elite's marked, melee from Elites & Heroes was suicidal, he could perform a smash attack that knocked Joker's Elites to the ground (it did, however, stun friendly Elites temporally), could perform a quick execution to the Heroes with ease, and had a larger amount of health than the Elites, Heroes and Joker. His only weapon was his rocket launcher, it dealt a large amount of damage, had unlimited ammo but had only one rocket at a time, did a big splash damage, had a long range and it was very effective against a group of Elites and also against the Heroes taking cover in vantage points or from long distance.
Bane was very confident in his strength, he was not above using trickery and power to achieve his goals, and had shown to be able to think of somewhat intricate plans that would end up taking out all his enemies. Bane was ruthless, intimidating and cold, he killed Joker's goons even when he was still in an alliance and killed people with his bare hands without a care in the world. Bane was shown to have a deep hatred for Batman, he had viciously thrown him on the ground and tried to kill him even though he saved him from cardiac arrest. He also betrayed Batman in Arkham City in destroying the Titan containers, after fending off the Tyger Guards/Joker's Goons in Bane's hideout. Bane’s time in prison had affected him so greatly, to the point that he sought to make Gotham experience the same situation that the inmates did. He commanded absolute loyalty from his men and he was perfectly willing to sacrifice them in pursuit of his goals.
Real Name: Unknown
The fugitive known as “Bane” is currently on the run and wanted by the sovereign government of Santa Prisca following a prison break from Pena Duro Penitentiary. While no records have been found to substantiate this, rumors allege Bane was born and raised within the prison walls. Bane is believed to be traveling with a large group of mercenaries who refer to themselves only as “Followers”, Most notable is his chief subordinate Code-named Angel “Bird” Vallelunga, also a Pena Duro escapee.
Bane is rumored to have larger-than-normal size and extraordinary strength – though this is believed to be as a result of his abuse of performance enhancing drugs. Witnesses report observing temporary changes in musculature and bone structure in certain circumstances, but without physical proof this is regarded as unreliable testimony/exaggeration and highly unlikely.
Individual is deemed extremely dangerous – and is as cunning as he is physically strong. While he is often armed, his extreme physical strength is considered a deadly weapon even when he is unarmed.
Batman's Database ProfileEdit
Bane was a fugitive wanted by the government of Santa Prisca following a prison break from Pena Duro. While no records have been found to substantiate this, rumors alleged that Bane was born and raised within the prison walls - a seemingly impossible feat in the all-male penitentiary. Bane was the son of a crime lord based in Mexico and he's believed to be the heir so the police put him in prison at the age of 8.
Bane was believed to be traveling with a large group of his fellow escapees. Most notable was his chief subordinate, "Bird". Bane was rumored to have super-human size and strength. Most believe this was a result of his abuse of performance enhancing drugs, including the popular narcotic, Venom. Combined with a keen mind, this made Bane an extreme threat.
Amanda Waller ProfileEdit
CENTRAL SUBJECT FOR TITAN RESEARCH
Psychological Profile: The worst substance abuse case I have ever personally encountered, Bane was all but defined both physically and mentally by his use of the Venom compound. His body was ravaged and withered when he was in withdrawal, but upon being administered a dose of Venom, he became a physical monstrosity. A highly intelligent and strategic man, his sense of self had become totally dependent on his Venom addiction. When partaking, he displayed intense narcissism, manifesting as megalomania and a competitive preoccupation with the Batman. Deprived of the compound, he was almost totally unresponsive in every way, approaching catatonia.
A childhood of intense deprivation resulted in a histrionic streak that had fixated him on destroying Batman in order to seek worldwide approval.
His antisocial upbringing has given him an intensely focused mind.
Dr. Hugo StrangeEdit
- Intense Focus and Determination
- Genius Level Intellect
- Master Strategist
- Venom-Enhanced Physical Attributes:
- Super-human strength, resilience & adrenaline
- Bullet-proof skin & advanced stamina & endurance
- Regenerative healing factor
- Eidetic/Photographic Memory
- Hand to Hand Combatant (Advanced)
- Tactical Analysis
- Peak Human Condition:
- Extreme Physical Strength & endurance (Without Venom)
- Bane: It is said 'that which does not kill you makes you stronger.' But that which makes you stronger, can often kill you. Addiction is a weakness. One that must be overcome. Venom has become my addiction - my weakness. To free myself, I have tried many things. For a time, I sought to eradicate Venom and wipe those who manufacture it from the face of the Earth, but lately I've gravitated towards project TN-1... a replacement drug which would eliminate Venom's addictive properties, and holds the promise of a permanent effect. If it works, I would no longer have need of the delivery system - another weakness. While early tests had to be terminated immediately, the latest subjects seem at least physically stable - but side effects are severe: immediate and permanent long-term memory loss followed by a general degradation of brain function that leaves the subject... primitive. Testing continues - the latest formula shows promise. Once I have eliminated the Bat, I will dedicate myself to finding a suitable 'volunteer' for my tests. End of recording.
- Bane: Answer my question. Why are you here?
- Shiva: The same as you, of course. Money, glory.
- Bane: Don't play games with me.
- Shiva: But you can play the cunning brute? I know of your reliance on Venom. And your desire to eliminate it.
- Bane: How do you - ?
- Shiva: When you've lived as long as the Master has, you can gather a great deal of knowledge.
- Bane: You're working for him? What is he planning?
- Shiva: You know better than to question his motives.
- "No. He's coming for you now. And when he gets here, I'm going to kill him. So you wait."
- "He's mine, payaso." (Joker)
- "You have-one minute."
- "I've long waited for this moment. With your death, I will find peace."
- "I have longed for this confrontation. Now. Begin!"
- "This is not how I envisioned our battle. I thought you would challenge me."
- "Let us see what you can do."
- "These tricks will not help you."
- "I can feel you breaking, Batman."
- "You will not last, Batman."
- "Is this the best you have to offer?"
- "I have barely exerted myself and yet you already falter."
- "You will break."
- "You are weak!"
- "Are your reflexes FAST enough?"
- "Your life is mine!"
- "Hardly a challenge."
- "You disappoint me."
- "Men do not fight with toys."
- "Will you offer me ANY true resistance?"
- "You will fall under my boot."
- "Run for your life!"
- "None will stand in my way."
- "Will you confront or avoid?"
- "You must come through me, Batman!"
- "I expected you to be a more worthy opponent."
- "Your technique is predictable."
- "This is the great Batman?"
- "YES! Hasten your end!"
- "Already you fail."
- "I will hear you SCREAM!"
- "The city below will bear witness as I tear down its god, and leave him in pieces."
- "I revel in this. We are as two titans, gods who battle for the soul of this city."
- "I will make this city kneel before me and then I will leave it in ashes."
- "Know well how Gotham will suffer once I have cast you down."
- "Very good. I see there is still some fight left in you."
- "When I'm done with him, I'll be coming for you, payaso loco." (Joker)
- "You cannot counter my tactics."
- "You cannot run."
- "Stand your ground!"
- "Face me!"
- "Over here, Batman!"
- "Accept you end!"
- "Fight me!"
- "You cannot win!"
- "This rooftop's getting too hot."
- "You got off easy."
- "I am in your house, Bruce."
- "Come home. Say your goodbyes. Once you've had time to turn grief into anger, then you'll be ready to face me."
- "I have left enough life in him for some final words...if you hurry."
- "Answer my question. Why are you here?"
- "Don't play games with me."
- "How do you-?"
- "You're working for him? What is he planning?"
- "Let's do this." (to Joker)
- "But you will. You will fight me with all your resolve. Or you will die. Someone is going to die: You, me or the clown. The question of which one of us it is-is in your hands." (to Batman)
- "A compassionate man would be home mourning the loss of his servant and life-long companion right now. Yet here you are." (to Batman)
- "You attention, Batman!"
- "Now we are getting somewhere!"
- "May you find the peace in death that you did not find in life."
- "There is nowhere safe."
- "Prepare yourself!"
- "Not long now, Batman."
- "You must face me!"
- "Rise to the challenge!"
- "Witness my strength."
- "You leave me no choice, Mr. Wayne."
- "Now, die!"
- "No smoke!"
- "I want more!"
- "Found you!"
- "Oh! So you hide in the vents!"
- "Are you in there?"
- "Not in here!"
- "You must fight!"
- "I kill you!"
- "Get off!"
- "You in the vent again?"
- "Is Batman in the grate again?"
- "Come out of the grate now!"
- "I crush you!"
- "No more hiding here!"
- "I will be free!"
- "Now I kill the Bat!"
- "Fight me!"
- "I destroy vents!"
- "No more vents!"
- "Ha! I see you behind grate!"
- "Face me!"
- "Now I kill the Bat!"
- "The Bat Man. I will... I must find the Bat Man."
Predator (KO'd henchmen)Edit
- "Another falls. The Batman insults your honor and you insult mine."
Progress of HenchmenEdit
- "Three down. I am ashamed."
- "Vigilance, brothers! Need I say it again?"
- "Vigilance! Vigilance!"
- "Rise. Embrace your fear. Channel it into strength or die like a coward."
- "Strategize! Brothers! You must strategize!"
- "Do not accept defeat. Defeat is weakness."
- "Brothers! Deal with Deathstroke, OR deal with me! Your choice!"
Batman: Arkham Origins MultiplayerEdit
Bane's Encrypted TransmissionEdit
- 1st transmission: "You have chosen wisely. I am creating an elite force; highly trained, ruthlessly efficient, the best of the best. Together, we will end Joker and break the Bat. I can tell you have it in you to excel. Perform to your potential, and you will reap the rewards. I've made new equipment available to you."
- 2nd transmission: "Your bravery and skill have been noted. Stay focused. Our rise is unstoppable. Soon, we'll have defeated the clown AND the Bat. Already, all of Gotham fears you. Feels good, doesn't it? I've arranged for you to receive something. Use it well."
- "This Wonder City Factory provides an army of mechanical guardians, kill anyone who stands in your way."
- "We have stage a distraction in Blackgate Prison. Kill anyone who stands in our way."
Advantage to BaneEdit
- "We have majority control, keep it that way."
Disadvantage from JokerEdit
Disadvantage from HeroesEdit
Captain KO'd by the HeroesEdit
No more reinforcementsEdit
Killed a HeroEdit
Super Villain DoorEdit
Playing as BaneEdit
Beaten by HeroesEdit
Beaten by JokerEdit
- "Beaten by mere clowns? Not nearly good enough."
Beaten the Heroes and JokerEdit
- "Cut me down..."
- "Doctor Young. The "bruja." She drained the Venom from my blood. Must...stop...her..."
- "I will break you this time, Batman!"
- "I shall fold you like paper!"
- "I will crush you!"
- "You will not defeat me this time, old enemy!"
- "I will break you, Batman. Then the "bruja"!"
- "Surprised to see me, Batman?"
- "You knew it would not kill me."
- "Dr. Young's TITAN Formula. The payaso managed to send some off of Arkham Island before you stopped him."
- "Too much. That is why I am here. I will not allow the basura of this city to abuse the TITAN. Dr. Young used me to create it. It is my duty to destroy what remains."
- "Of course. Each container has a radio beacon built in. There were twelve containers left in this city. We take six each then we meet back here."
- "TITAN must not leave Arkham City."
- "Shouldn't you be looking for the containers?" [to Batman]
- "What is it? Are you afraid you will fail?"
- "Where next?"
- "I must have it all."
- "Where should I go next?"
- "Good, now we...
- "Help me Batman. We must not allow these puppets to take the TITAN."
- "That was meant for these fools."
- "Sorry, Batman."
- "I'll send you back to your master in pieces!"
- "You dare to enter my home!"
- "You cannot beat Bane!"
- "Stay out of my way, Batman!"
- "I will snap you fools in two!"
- "The TITAN is mine!"
- "In a manner of speaking, yes."
- "TITAN is too powerful to be used against me. I needed it all for myself. Now do me a favor, and die!"
- "Do not do this, Batman!"
- "Let me out of here!"
- "Free me!"
- "You can't do this to me!" (Batman)
- "I will kill you for that!" (Batman)
- "Get me out of here!" (Catwoman)
- "If you don't open this door, I'll kill you too!" (Catwoman)
Game Over LinesEdit
- "I hoped for more of a fight."
- "That was......unsatisfying."
- "And I had such big plans for you...."
- "You've been...broken. (second boss only)"
- "I'm disappointed. I expected better from you." (second boss only)
- "So, this is how the bat finally falls...." (second boss only)
- "First I broke your spirit, now I break your back." (final boss only)
- "He is gone, Batman. Because of you." (final boss only)
- "After all these years claiming to be the best, you are beaten by my worst!" (to Deathstroke)
- "Defeated by my underlings *sighs*...not impressed." (to Deathstroke)
- "The bat is broken!" (breaks Batman's back)
- "Once again I have defeated you, Batman."
- So far (As of Arkham Origins), Bane was one of five villains to appear in all the Arkham games. The others were Joker, Riddler, Killer Croc, and Harley Quinn (who wasn't Harley Quinn in Arkham Origins but started to be after).
- He was one of the few villains who learned Batman's identity in the Arkham Series, but, after the TN-1 overdose, he couldn't remember it. The others were Hugo Strange, Ra's al Ghul, Talia al Ghul and the Arkham Knight.
- Since the TN-1 Bane was defeated and grew larger like he was in the future games, it's possible that the TN-1 kept him in the overly large shape that he was in and was unable to shrink down to his normal size. However, since his large size in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City was due to the usage of Titan, it was just a speculation and wasn't confirmed.
- In Origins, Bane had two tubes in his throat; however, they were missing in the future games.
- In Asylum and City, Bane had a metal structure surgically attached to his spine; this was likely to help support his muscles when using Venom and Titan.
- As shown in Arkham Origins: Blackgate and Assault on Arkham Bane needed a regular injection of Venom to sustain his body or else he would shrivel away into a small human being. This would explain why Bane was so addicted to Venom in the Arkhamverse and also why he was looking at an alternative to Venom in Arkham Origins. Although him shriveling away may have also been a side-effect of the TN-1 overdose.
- His Arkham Origins appearance was very similar to the comics (the Knightfall story arc), as he knew who the Dark Knight's identity was and was able to find his way to the Batcave with his powerful intelligence.
Batman: Arkham OriginsEdit
Batman: Assault on ArkhamEdit
Batman: Arkham AsylumEdit
Batman: Arkham CityEdit