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|
350 pounds (on Venom)
|First Appearance:||Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (Jan, 1993)|
| Fred Tatasciore
J.B. Blanc (Arkham Origins)
- "I've long waited for this moment. With your death, I will find peace."
Bane was hired by Black Mask to kill the Batman, but ended up failing and was defeated by him. Determined to seek vengence against him, he sought out Batman, this time with a larger amount of the Venom steroid and broke the Dark Knight's spine after causing a breakout that took Batman weeks to round up the escaped villains.
But the Batman recovered and managed to best Bane, cutting off the precious Venom supply that transforms Bane into a metahuman. Bane continues to seek revenge against the Dark Knight and now and again manages to beat him, but always ends up being defeated by him. Though not at as close and disturbing as his relationship with Joker, Batman and Bane seem to have a relationship that goes beyond the hero and villain. They both seem to have a very intense rivalry, and Bane didn't even care about the 50 million bounty, just fixated on proving his power over Batman.
Before Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
Bane grew up in the horrendous and violent confines of a Santa Prisca prison, having been imprisoned since childhood 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, leaving his next of kin to be imprisoned; Bane. At the age of eight, Bane had committed his first murder with the use of a knife he kept in 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 is able to have complete control over the prison population and becomes its self proclaimed ruler. However, Bane would be plagued by intense nightmares that were centralized on a dark and shadowy creature that resembles a bat. Seeking to achieve his own sense of peace and conquer other territories and their population, Bane lusts 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 is then strapped to a storage unit that pumps the drug throughout his system and, much to the success of the experiment, the Venom is perfectly assimilated into his body. However, Bane uses this to his advantage, and violently slaughters his captors, building up an army of mercenaries from within the prison and escapes with his army in tow, which included Angel Vallelunga, Sergio Ortiz, and Diego Ortiz, who would adopt the names of Bird, Trogg, and Zombie, respectively.
While having achieved his freedom at last, Bane is 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 begins to despise his addiction, seeing it as weakness and begins tracking down and slaughtering its manufacturers; despite this, Bane would never break completely free of his addiction. Seeking more challenges to prove his own strength and skill, Bane begins 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 perfects the formula to eliminate the side effect.
Hearing from his right-hand man, Bird, who previously worked with the Gotham criminal underworld, that there were rumors of a Bat-like creature protecting the city of Gotham, Bane believes this to be the same creature plaguing his nightmares and that it was fate that he and this 'Bat' creature meet. Gotham City itself intrigues Bane because, like his previous environment in the prison, Gotham is ruled by fear; fear of the Batman. Bane then makes it his mission to not only conquer Batman, but Gotham itself, and build up his own criminal empire to achieve the peace he has longed for at last.
Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
At some point before or during the events of Arkham Origins, Bane meets one of his rivals, Shiva, whom he is immediately suspicious of. Intent on finding out what her real motives are, Bane manages to have a conversation with her. Asking her why she is really there, Shiva remains elusive which prompts Bane to try and threaten her. Shiva responds by stunning Bane with inside knowledge of his plans regarding the TN-1 formula. When Bane demands to know how she came by this information, Shiva simply tells him that her master has a great deal of knowledge. Bane realizing who Shiva's true master is, immediately questions her on what he's planning, only for Shiva to both threaten and warn him against trying to interfere.
This implies that Bane has encountered Ra's al Ghul and the League of Assassins before. Or at the very least has heard of them.Bane was one of the eight assassins that was hired by the Joker disguised as Black Mask to kill Batman on Christmas Eve night. He ended up fighting with Black Mask's enforcers at the docks and killing them before he was delivered a envelope by one of Black Mask's gang. Remaining hidden for the first part of Batman's brutal night, he first appears at the Royal Hotel, meeting with Firefly, Electrocutioner and the Joker. 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 an elevator and brought him to the Joker, giving them one minute to talk. When their minute was up, Bane grabbed and throws Batman in another room, the two then begin a gruesome battle before progressing to the balcony. Moments before he could defeat Batman, two police helicopters arrived. Bane and his men left, promising to return for Batman. Batman placed a tracer on him, going unnoticed by Bane. While in hiding, Bane tries manages to succesfully improve his TN-1 drug he is still unable to perfect one side effect of the TN-1: memory loss he also starts to focus his time on figuring out Batman's secret identity. After hearing reports that Bane had been shot, Batman went to the morgue, where he discovered it was just a Venom user, he also managed to defeat his associate, Bird after the latter tried to take over the club My Alibi. Following the tracer, Batman arrived at Bane's head-quarters, where he found the abandoned tracer beside some computers containing evidence that Batman was Bruce Wayne. In a rage, Batman destroys the computers and all other evidence. Batman then quickley contacted Alfred and told him to seal himself inside the Cave. Despite this, Bane still managed to invaded the Batcave and nearly beats Alfred to death while Batman fought Firefly. After defeating Firefly, Bane told Batman to go Alfred telling him he left enough life in him for some final words. Batman later resuscitated Alfred when he arrived to find the Cave in ruins thanks to the Electrocutioner's gloves.
Bane next appears during the Joker's siege on Blackgate Prison. Wearing a heart monitor that charges an electric chair, the Joker was sitting in with every beat. Bane tells Batman that either he, Joker, or Batman will die putting Batman in a position where the Dark Knight will be forced to break his moral code of ethics with the stakes raised even higher when Gordon arrives only for Joker to hold him hostage to. Batman with no other choice stopped Bane's heart with the Shock Gloves, but resuscitated him moments later. Enraged, Bane injected himself with TN-1, an enhanced form of Venom. He grew to monstrous size, too big for Batman to fight directly. After defeating him using stealth, Batman left Bane unconscious and hanging upside-down with his memory and knowledge of Batman's secret identity damaged permanently from the TN-1 making Batman and his secret safe once again. He was later apprehended following the Joker's defeat.
Arkham Origins Blackgate IncidentEdit
3 months after the Christmas Eve event, Bane's body was severely weakened by the lack of Venom, almost rendering him lifeless. On one night, Blackgate Prison suffered from yet another breakout. After Batman intervened and defeated Joker, Black Mask and Penguin, he discovered that the breakout was staged in order for Catwoman to break Bane out under orders from an unknown client (later revealed to be Amanda Waller). However, Catwoman failed to defeat Batman, and Bane was put back in prison.
Between Arkham Origins and Arkham AsylumEdit
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.
Road to Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit
Years later, Bane was quietly brought from Blackgate 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.
Arkham Asylum IncidentEditThe 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, 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, hurling both of them 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 Arkham Asylum IncidentEditAfter being hit by the Batmobile and knocked into the dark waters surrounding Arkham Island, Bane swam to shore but was quickly recaptured and taken back to the Asylum. Weakened by his injuries and the experiments preformed by Dr. Young, he patiently waited, plotting his revenge. Bane was forced to keep a low profile as he recovered and he was taken into Arkham City. Fortunately for Bane, the Krank Co. Toys building, one of his old safe houses, was within Arkham City's walls and he found a stash of Venom that he'd left there. He then waited there until the time was right to make a move on his own plans.
Arkham City IncidentEdit
While in Arkham City, Bane set up an underground fighting contest where inmates fought in vain for the privilege of trying to take him down. Word of this event spread throughout Arkham and Joker come up with a plan to destroy Bane with a surprise. During one of the fights against Joker's henchman, they triggered a TITAN injection that ripped through his body, transforming him into a monstrous TITAN. Barely surviving the fight, Bane discovers that some TITAN containers had found its way into Arkham City and it was up to him to stop the TITAN falling into the wrong hands. Bane reappeared at the Krank toys factory in Amusement Mile. Bane reveals to Batman that he's been working to eliminate all the Titan that made its way to Arkham City. He gives Batman the locations of half the remaining Titan and ventures out to destroy the other half. Batman agrees to help, but warns Bane not to double-cross him. Once Batman destroys the Titan, he returns to the toy factory. Together he and Bane defeat several inmates or TYGER guards (depending on whether you've finished the game or not). After fighting everyone, Bane shows Batman his TITAN, telling him that only he should hold that power. He then attempts to kill Batman, but Batman easily traps him in a cell and destroys the remaining TITAN, having known from the beginning that Bane wasn't to be trusted. Bane orders Batman to set him free, but Batman denies, saying he'd warned Bane not to double-cross him and leaves Bane behind in the factory.
Arkham Knight IncidentEdit
One year after the events of Arkham City, Bane along with Batman's most dangerous villains work together to destroy the Bat.
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 finshed the story at the time you have done this mission).
In Arkham Origins Multiplayer, players can play as Bane if they knock on a door in which Bane or the Joker comes out of.(Depending which team the thug is on.) Bane is equiped with a rocket launcher than can take out thugs instantly, but Batman can still do takedowns on him. Bane doesn't regenerate health in multiplayer.
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 withdrawal, 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.
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.
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 travelling with a large group of mercenaries who refer to themselves only as “Followers”.
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.
Individual is deemed extremely dangerous – and 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 is 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 allege Bane was born and raised within the prison walls - a seemingly impossible feat in the all-male penitentiary.
Bane is believed to be travelling with a large group of his fellow escapees. Most notable is his chief subordinate, "Bird". Bane is rumored to have super-human size and strength. Most believe this to be a result of his abuse of performance enhancing drugs, including the popular narcotic, Venom. Combined with a keen mind, this makes Bane an extreme threat.
Dr. Hugo StrangeEdit
- 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
- Has eidetic memory (From Bane of the Demon)
- Hand to Hand Combat (Advanced)
- Weapon Master
- 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 then to question his motives.
- "He's mine, payaso!"
- "No. He's coming for you now. And when he gets here, I'm going to kill him. So you wait."
- "I am in your house, Bruce."
- "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."
- "You have one minute."
- "I've long waited for this moment. With your death, I will find peace."
- "You leave me no choice, Mr. Wayne"
- "The Bat Man. I will... I must find the Bat Man."
- When I'm done with him, I'll be coming for you, payaso loco."
- "I will make this city kneel before me. Then leave it in ashes."
- "Rise to the challenge!"
- "A compassionate man would be home mourning the loss of his servant and life-long companion right now. Yet here you are."
- "You will break. You are weak."
- "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!"
- "You in the vent again?"
- "Is Batman in the grate again?"
- "No more hiding here!"
- "I will be free!"
- "I will break you, Batman. Then the "bruja"!"
- Doctor Young.The "bruja"! She drained the Venom from my blood. Must...stop..her.
- "Surprised to see me, Batman?"
- "Titan is too powerful to be used against me I needed it all for my self, now do me a favor and die!"
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!" (breaking Batman's back)
- "Once again I have defeated you, Batman."
- Bruja, the name he gave to Dr. Young, is Spanish for "witch". Similarly, he refers to the Joker as "payaso", which is Spanish for "clown."
- Despite having a major role in the Arkham Asylum, 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.
- In Arkham Asylum, Bane constantly shouts to Batman "I will break you!". This is a reference to his famous line in Knightfall where he broke Batman's back. If the player is beaten by Bane, a game over animation will play of Bane breaking Batman's back in the same fashion.
- In Arkham City, if you are Catwoman, you can speak to Bane when he is locked up after the Fragile Alliance side mission. He pleads with Catwoman to let him out and says he will kill her if she doesn't open the cage. Catwoman then replies "Will you really? See you later, Bane. Hopefully next time you'll know how to talk to a lady."
- 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 heard shouting "THE TITAN IS MINE!" This hints at his later 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 Industrial District does not appear until after you talk with him.
- Bane is one of the only villains in Arkham City (the others being Killer Croc and Hush) who does not 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. How it got there, is still unknown.
- In the Arkham Origins reveal trailer, Bane's list of associates includes Sergio "Trogg" Ortiz, Angle "Bird" Vallelungua and Diego "Zombie" Ortiz. These are his associates from the Knightfall story arc. Bird, however, is the only one of the bunch who actually makes an appearance in-game.
- Bane is playable in an online multiplayer mode in Batman: Arkham Origins, making him the fifth playable villain in the Arkham franchise after Joker, Catwoman, Scarecrow and Deathstroke.
- In Arkham Origins multiplayer, if Bane is in the map, Bird will be the one who talks with the elites by radio.
- Despite commonly being depicted as having advanced hand-to-hand combat skill in most of his incarnations, in both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, he doesn't display any noticeable skill in fighting, instead relying on his superhuman strength. It should be noted, however, that his size in the Arkham series is much more proportional and large than in most of his depictions, which would make fighting more difficult.
- Bane's pre-battle appearance in Origins bears similarity to the clothes he wore in his portrayal by actor Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises.
- Bane appears smaller and significantly smarter in the majority of Arkham Origins than that of the previous games, because he hasn't been injected with a stronger version of Venom known as TN-1. A known side effect of TN-1 is severe memory loss and gradually declining mental capacity, thus explaining why Bane is noticeably less intelligent in previous games as well as being unaware of who Batman really is, even though he is aware in Origins. But considering that in Arkham Asylum, Dr. Young's notes refer to him as a highly intelligent and strategic man, and in Arkham City, Bane speaks articulately and acts much more calmly, it's very likely that Bane recovered at least part of his mental capacity (if not his complete memory about Batman's secret identity).
- In one of the Extortion Audio files, it is revealed that Bane has some knowledge of Ra's al Ghul and the League of Assassins, as heard when talking to Shiva.
- Bane's bio in Arkham City lists him as being 9ft 2 and gives him a weight of 350lbs, however his Arkham Origins bio lists him as being 7ft 5 but gives him a weight in excess of 500lbs which is unusual given that Origins features a pre-TN-1 Bane. However, it should be noted that Bane's height and weight in the Arkham Origins bio is an estimate. It is most likely an in-universe mistake on the part of the GCPD. Bane's height and weight in Arkham Origins trailer bio lists him as 6ft 6 and 285lbs, which is more realistic.
- It is safe to assume that Bane lost his following of mercenaries after the events of Arkham Origins, since he has no henchmen of his own in later games.
- In Arkham Origins, Bane regularly comments that defeating Batman would allow him to be free and grant him peace. This may be a reference to his comic counterpart's childhood dreams of a Giant Bat that has haunted him since. This only adds more to his motivation to kill the Batman.
- In Bane's character profile from Arkham Asylum, it is clearly stated that the events of the Knightfall Saga, including Batman's breaking and recovery, have already occured in the Arkham universe. However, in Arkham Origins, Bane only destroys the Batcave and beats Alfred, being eventually defeated by Batman. This does not exclude though another encounter, before the events of Arkham Asylum, where Bane actually breaks Batman's back.
- Despite the argument in the Extortion Audio files, it is implied that Bane and Shiva are, or at least were, friends, as Shiva attempted to warn Bane away from becoming Ra's al Ghul's enemy. Possibly similar to Batman and Catwoman.
- Bane has not yet been confirmed for Arkham Knight, but since he has been in all Arkham games to date, it is likely he will make an appearance in the final installment.
- Due to him also having a horrific life, Bane was the only person not frightened or even disturbed by Jokers evil nature.