This podcast will be your reckoning - Anthony & Doc discuss BANE! Where does Batman's nemesis go from here? And why is Doc singing Hamilton again? Listen in to find out!
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Bane, created by Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, and Graham Nolan, debuted in Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (Jan. 1993)
Son of King Snake, a villain who escaped prison in Santa Prisca – the government opted to imprison Bane for the rest of his father’s sentence, so he grew up in prison
Took the time to educate himself, learning several languages, as well as meditation
Has a fear of bats due to nightmares as a child
Subjected to experimentation with a drug called Venom – he survived, but he requires a regular injection every 12 hours or he will be debilitated
Heads to Gotham City to confront Batman, who he believes is personification of the demon bat in his dreams
Blows up Arkham Asylum, allowing the inmates to escape, forcing Batman to expend constant energy and time fighting and recapturing them
Once Batman is drained and exhausted, Bane confronts him in Wayne Manor and breaks his back
Bane ends up defeated by the new Batman, Jean-Paul Valley aka Azrael, who cuts Bane deeply enough to force him to overdose on Venom
Recovers from Venom addiction in prison, and once he’s out, fights alongside Bruce to stop gangs from peddling a Venom derivative to gangs – claims penance for his crimes, and goes on search for father
Taken in as protege of Ra’s al Ghul, who leads him into rematch with Bruce, who wins
After story where he is thought to be Bruce Wayne’s half brother, discovers his true father is King Snake, and confronts him – saves Batman, who bathes Bane in a Lazarus Pit to heal him of his wounds
New 52 – Bane is actually the distributor of Venom, and battles the Court of Owls
Rebirth – Bane returns to villainy, but is barely beaten by Batman
Never had a childhood
Fear driven (20:08)
Achieved goal of breaking the Bat – what comes next? (26:56)
Out of universe (40:04)
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