As the finale of The Dark Knight Trilogy, I think “The Dark Knight Rises” is the most classic because Bane is more attractive than the Joker. Bane is not only strong, but with many strategies. He struck fear even in Batman. Bane is a villain who really defeated Batman with pure combat, really powerful. I collected 77 top Bane quotes that resonated with me.
There were differences in plot development between comics and the movie.
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Bane first appeared in the comics of Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (1993). His father was an escaped mercenary. Bane was born in Peña Dura Prison and was imprisoned to replace his father, who was an escaped mercenary. Bane mastered English, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin through reading and studying, and possessed excellent intelligence in prison.
Bane first killed people in order to obtain information about the prison at the age of 8, and eventually became the king of Peña Dura prison.
Later, Bane became a volunteer in the military’s physical enhancement drug experiment. Although the experiment strengthened his body, he needed to inject the drug (Venom) every 12 hours to survive. So Bane wears a mask that can receive drugs directly into his head through an air pump in the mask.
Bane already knew Batman when he was in prison. And he collected information about Batman, studied him from everywhere.
After escaping from the prison, Bane did not directly challenge Batman, but broke the Arkham Asylum prison and released all the prisoners (including the joker, two-face, scarecrow, etc.) caught by Batman and returned to Gotham to produce chaos.
After Batman re-caught the criminals again, Bane came to Wayne Manor to find Wayne. At this time, he already knew the true identity of Batman and broke Batman’s backbone with his knee.
So far, Bane strengthened his own position in the battle and established his own new society in Gotham City without Batman. With great physical power and IQ comparable to Batman, he became “The Man Who Broke the Batman”.
The following story is that Robin saved Batman, and then Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) became the apprentice of Batman. Finally, Batman defeated Bane by improving the Batsuit and cutting off Bane’s supply pipe in the mask.
In “The Dark Knight Rises”, the original characters in the comics have been changed, and I personally feel that they are more in line with the needs of The Dark Knight Trilogy.
The basis of Christopher Nolan‘s adaptation of the entire Batman trilogy series is to move the comic story to reality.
Comparing the film with the original comics, we can find that the same scenarios: prisons, masks, breaking Batman’s back, making revolution, and occupy Gotham.
Bane’s experience was overlapped with the comics – born in prison and with a soldier father, but in the final reversal, the character who really overlapped with Bane’s identity in the comics became Miranda, and the character Bane became a tragic character who turned into a villain leader because of his love.
I think the character Bane in the movie “The Dark Knight Rises” is similar to other characters. The name, image, and background come from the original, but Nolan has created a new background and image for them. This is the best part of the adaptation of the film.
In the film, Miranda inherited part of the character background from the comics, and Bane inherited part of the character settings from the comics. Through the good combination, Nolan made the adaptation of the film on the basis of the original, which is more in line with the needs of film narration, and the storyline is more in line with the continuity of the trilogy.
Let’s see the most memorable bane quotes.
Best Bane Quotes
1#. “No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.”
2#. “Only when I’m dead do I intend to rest.”
3#. “I didn’t see the light until I was already a man by then it was nothing to me but blinding.”
4#. “Keep her close. He’ll come for her.”
5#. “They say time heals all wounds but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.”
6#. “There is nowhere I can’t go, there’s nowhere I won’t find you.”
7#. “There cannot be true despair without hope.”
8#. “We come here not as conquerors but as liberators, to return control of this city to the people.”
9#. “The world is my prison, I will rule it or die.”
10#. “We come here not as conquerors but as liberators, to return control of this city to the people.”
11#. “Identify yourself to the world.”
12#. “Speak of the devil and he shall appear.”
13#. “I am necessary evil.”
Bane Quotes to Batman
14#. “Let’s not stand on ceremony here, Mr. Wayne.”
15#. “You will know my name one day. And on that day you will beg for mercy.”
16#. “Home! Where I learned the meaning of despair as will you.”
17#. “Torture? Yes. But not of your body, of your soul.”
18#. “Peace has cost you your strength! Victory has defeated you!”
19#. “So you came back to die with your city?”
20#. “Then you have my permission to die.”
21#. “I was wondering what would break first…Your spirit, or your body?“
22#. “I will show you where I have made my home while preparing to bring justice. Then I will break you.”
23#. “You fight like a younger man, with nothing held back. Admirable but mistaken.”
24#. “The shadows betray you because they belong to me!”
25#. “You don’t fear death… You welcome it. Your punishment must be more severe.”
26#. “I am the League of Shadows, and I’m here to fulfill Ra’s al Ghul’s destiny!”
27#. “Theatricality and deception, powerful agents to the uninitiated, but we are initiated aren’t we, Bruce?” “And you betrayed us!”
28#. “Your precious armory, gratefully accepted! We will need it.”
29#. “I broke you. How have you come back? But I never escaped.”
30#. “Not as serious as yours, I fear…”
Bane Quotes about the Darkness
31#. “You think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark.”
32#. “Star can’t shine without darkness.”
33#. “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.”
Bane Funny Quotes
34#. “When you finish your vegetables. You have my permission to play.”
35#. “What a lovely, lovely voice.”
36#. “Let the games begin!”
“I Am Bane” Quotes
37#. “I am bane – and I could kill you… Instead, I will simply break you!”
38#. “I am not a joke. I am not a riddle! … I am bane!”
39#. “I am not some rich boy playing dress-up! I am bane!”
Bane Quotes about Children
40#. “There is no such thing as childhood. It’s a myth.”
41#. “And for the sake of your children, Doctor Pavel, indeed I hope it does.”
42#. “I praised the mad man who tried to murder my own child but I can no longer live with my lie. It is time to trust the people of Gotham with the truth and it is time for me to resign.”
Bane Quotes about Plan
43#. “It doesn’t matter who we are, what matters is our plan.”
44#. “Our plan is proceeding as expected.”
45#. “I’m on your schedule, captain.”
Bane Quotes about Plane
46#. “Or perhaps he’s wondering why someone would shoot a man, before throwing him out of a plane?”
47#. “Crashing this plane… with no survivors!”
48#. “No! They expect one of us in the wreckage brother.”
Bane Quotes about Gotham
49#. “I’m Gotham’s reckoning. Here to end the borrowed time you’ve all been living on!”
50#. “As I terrorize Gotham I will feed its people hope to poison their souls.”
51#. “Gotham! Take control of your city! This is the instrument of your liberation!”
52#. “The Batman is Gotham city. I will watch him. Study him. And when I know him and why he does not kill, I will know this city. And then Gotham will be mine!”
53#. “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.”
54#. “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.”
55#. “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.”
Other Motivational & Inspirational Bane Quotes
56#. “The fire rises.”
57#. “Time to go mobile.”
58#. “Do you feel in charge?”
59#. “I’d kill for anything.”
60#. “It would be extremely painful for you.”
61#. “The Bomb is armed. The bomb is mobile. The identity of the triggerman is a mystery.”
62#. ”Calm down, Doctor! Now’s not the time for fear. That comes later.”
63#. “The wealthy shall be ripped from their decadent nests and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure!”
64#. “The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests, and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure.”
65#. “Of course… Dr. Pavel refused our offer in favor of yours, we had to find out what he told you.”
66#. “Really? Then why are you people here?”
67#. “And this gives you power over me?”
68#. “Harvey Dent, who has been held up to you as the shining example of justice!”
69#. “And who is capable of disarming such a device?”
70#. ”Your money and infrastructure have been important until now!“
71#. “And do you accept this man’s resignation? Do you accept the resignation of all these liars? Of all the corrupt?”
72#. “You panicked, and your weakness has cost the lives of three others.“
73#. “Round them up for judgment. And hang them where the world can see.”
74#. “We both know that I now have to kill you. You’ll just have to imagine the fire!”
75#. “Every man who has ventured here over the centuries has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom. So easy…so simple…”
76#. “Courts will be convened! Spoils will be shared! Blood will be shed! And this glorious city will return to you: the people.”
77#. “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?”
In “The Dark Knight Rises”, Batman combat with Bane twice, he lost the first time but win the second time.
The months in the prison calmed Wayne down, and also trained his body constantly, like he said – “my body makes the jump”. When Bruce Wayne rose from the dungeon, Batman also got a new life in the dark. Batman understood that death not only brings fear, but also strengthened his faith to success as death made him no retreat.
The first win over Batman made Bane weak as he previously said to Batman “victory has defeated you, makes you weak”. He believed that Batman would suffer his torment in the dungeon, but he did not expect the Dark Knight Rises.
When Batman reappeared in front of him, Bane’s faith was shaken. During the fight, Batman’s faith became firmer, and Bane continued to waver in the battle, and became irritated under the aura of Batman’s firm faith, and finally failed.
Hope you enjoy these famous bane quotes.