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Bane is the only villain who is stronger than Batman in the comics, breaking his bones in a fight that Bane wins but opts to let Batman live so that he suffers through humiliation.

As a part of the League of Shadows, he always strikes fear in the hearts of people. He is known for using lines that can shake Batman to his core and leaves viewers in awe.

Doug Moench created the character Bane who first appeared in 'Batman: Vengeance Of Bane 1' (1993). Bane's father was a fugitive mercenary. In Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy (comics and video), Bane, whom Tom Hardy admirably portrayed, was one of the first villains to physically and mentally break the Caped Crusader. In the comic, his early life shows he was born to a mercenary father in Peña Dura prison and was imprisoned to replace his father, who later escaped. Bane learned English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin through reading and studying and demonstrated exceptional intelligence in prison. He used the prison library to expand his knowledge by reading as many books as he could and working out at the prison gym, where he improved his physical strength and agility. Bane was drawn into the criminal underworld from the young age of eight. Bane became an international terrorist after he escaped jail with fellow felons' help, to destroy Gotham City, the city that abandoned him when he needed it the most.

Bane is one of Batman's most formidable adversaries; he is a fascinating character with an iconic voice that sounds like thunder when he speaks. Back in the days when Gotham's criminal network united under the might of the Joker, Batman learned to be constantly vigilant. He kept his blades sharp and his skills fine-tuned. With no one to fight, Batman grew complacent and weak. He could never compete with Bane's ferocity. Bane, a lesser-known supervillain compared to other powerful agents, is known for his sharp wit and beastly physique. The personality of Bane is as incredible as Batman's and has no ally. Although Bane is villainous, he is not covered with darkness. His life as a child and his loss compelled him to outgrow his challenging circumstances and grow the darkness in him. This boosts his power and self-esteem, which he intends to employ in destroying the corrupt government of Gotham. Aside from that, the masked mercenary had a lot of really good dialogue that could be used in a variety of situations. It's not always easy to understand what this masked villain is saying behind the mask, which is a shame because his dialogue was brilliant. His method and approach to all he does have won him great victories in both comics and various media, as was evident in 'The Dark Knight Rises'. The character Bane was credited with bringing the Dark Knight Trilogy to a close, and he also gained popularity through his famous dialogues. Here is a compilation of popular Bane quotes you will want to read again and again.

Best Bane Quotes

Here are the best quotes from Batman's arch-enemy, Bane:

"No one cared who I was until I put on the mask." - 'The Dark Knight Rises'

"The world is my prison; I will rule it or die." - 'The Dark Knight Rises'

"I am not your enemy."

"Theatricality and deception; powerful agents to the uninitiated... but we are initiated, aren't we Bruce? Members of the League of Shadows! And you betrayed us!" - The Dark Knight Rises'

"The fire rises."

"I'm on your schedule, captain."

"Do you feel in charge?"

"Bane is your savior."

"Time to go mobile."

"Why do you wear the mask?"

"Members of the League of Shadows!"

"It would be extremely painful… for you."

"Peace has cost you your strength! Victory has defeated you!"

"You fight like a younger man, with nothing held back. Admirable but mistaken." 

"I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope."

Famous Bane Quotes

Here are some quotes from Bane that you have to know:

"Oh, you think darkness is your ally, but you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, molded by it." - 'The Dark Knight Rises'

"So you came back to die with your city?" 

"I broke you. How have you come back?"

"I will show you where I have made my home while preparing to bring justice. Then I will break you." 

"Really? Then why are you people here?"

"And for the sake of your children, Doctor Pavel, indeed, I hope it does." - 'The Dark Knight Rises'

"Ah, yes, I was wondering what would break first. Your spirit or your body?" - 'The Dark Knight Rises'

"I am not a joke. I am not a riddle! … I am Bane!" - 'The Dark Knight Rises'

"I am necessary evil." - 'The Dark Knight Rises'

"Detective Gordon, your son was an innocent man who died in vain… because of me!"

"And who is capable of disarming such a device?"

"I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man. By then, it was nothing to me but only blinding." - 'The Dark Knight Rises'

"Born in the Darkness"

"Harvey Dent, who has been held up to you as the shining example of justice!"    

“Victory has defeated you, makes you weak.”

"Speak of the devil, and he shall appear."

"Star can't shine without darkness."

"And this gives you power over me?"

"There is no such thing as childhood. It's a myth."

"What a lovely, lovely voice." There is nowhere I can't go; there's nowhere I won't find you."

"Torture? Yes. But not of your body, of your soul."

"Round them up for judgment. And hang them where the world can see."   

"You panicked, and your weakness has cost the lives of three others." 

"The shadows betray you because they belong to me."

"The Bomb is armed. The bomb is mobile. The identity of the triggerman is a mystery."

"Only when I'm dead do I intend to rest." 

" Your money and infrastructure have been important until now! "

"Keep her close. He'll come for her."

“I didn't see the light until I was already a man; by then, it was nothing to me but blinding.”

"I will let them believe they can survive so that you can watch them clamoring over each other to stay in the sun."

"None shall interfere. Do as you please. Start by storming Blackgate and freeing the oppressed! Step forward those who would serve, for an army will be raised."

“Oh yes, I was wondering what would break first—your spirit or your body?”

Inspiring Bane Quotes

Here are some inspirational quotes from the DC villain, Bane:

"Identify yourself to the world."

"It doesn't matter who we are; what matters is our plan."

"To build our city up from ashes, we're going to have to tear down all that stands in our way."

“You don't fear death; you welcome it.”

"If you make me live in fear, then I will merely find another way to do what I must,"

"Our plan is proceeding as expected."

"You will know my name one day. And on that day, you will beg for mercy."

"Let's not stand on ceremony here... Mr. Wayne."

"Courts will be convened! Spoils will be shared! Blood will be shed! And this glorious city will return to you: the people." 

"They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite."

"Calm down, doctor; now is not the time for fear. That comes later."

"The wealthy shall be ripped from their decadent nests and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure!" 

"There cannot be true despair without hope." 

"Of course… Dr. Pavel refused our offer in favor of yours; we had to find out what he told you."

“And do you accept this man's resignation? Do you accept the resignation of all these liars? Of all the corrupt?”

"Home! Where I learned the meaning of despair as will you."

"Every man who has ventured here over the centuries has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom. So easy…so simple…” 

“Calm down, Doctor! Now's not the time for fear. That comes later.”

"The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure."

"How good of you to join us, chair, president. All I need now is one more ordinary member. Mr. Fox, would you like to nominate?"

"It is time to trust the people of Gotham with the truth and it is time for me to resign."

Funny Bane Quotes

Here are some quotes from Bane that will crack you up:

"Your precious armory, gratefully accepted! We will need it." 

"Or perhaps he's wondering why someone would shoot a man before throwing him out of a plane?"

"When you finish your vegetables. You have my permission to play."

"What a lovely, lovely voice."

"Crashing this plane… with no survivors!"

"Then you have my permission to die."

"Let's not stand on ceremony here, Mr. Wayne."

"I am not some rich boy playing dress-up! I am Bane!" 

"Let the games begin!"

"No! They expect one of us in the wreckage, brother."

Bane Quotes About Gotham

Here are some quotes from Bane, on Gotham, the city he terrorizes:

"You can watch me torture an entire city, and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfill Ra's al Ghul's destiny…we will destroy Gotham and then." 

"We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you…the people…Gotham is yours. None shall interfere, do as you please!"

"We will destroy Gotham; then, when it is done, and Gotham is ashes, then you have my permission to die."

"I will liberate Gotham City from the pits of evil and crime and fulfill his final wish."

"I'm Gotham's reckoning. Here to end the borrowed time you've all been living on!"

"Gotham! Take control of your city! This is the instrument of your liberation!"

"We come here not as conquerors but as liberators to return control of this city to the people."

"As I terrorize Gotham, I will feed its people, hope to poison their souls." 

"You have been supplied with a false idol to stop you from tearing down this corrupt city! Let me tell you the truth about Harvey Dent from the words of Gotham's police commissioner, James Gordon." 

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