Bane | Unknown | Tom Hardy | Villain | Open | Terrorist Leader
You may have heard the rumours of Bane, of how he died the day of his “reckoning”. The day Batman sacrificed his life for his city. Except that’s what they want you to believe, that’s what parent’s keep telling their children at bed-time to stop any night-terrors thoughts of the horrific man could bring. Did you really think a small little blast could kill such an armed beast?
To everyone’s disapproval, he’s alive— but hardly anybody knows this fact. Bane is being held in Arkham Asylum, the staff are trying their hardest to break the man, to find out the truth behind him and why exactly he did what he did to Gotham City and their saviour. The proof of his existence is completely under wraps, only half the staff of the asylum actually know he’s there, locked away in the dungeon-like basement of the large building.
There is no doubt that Bane is a terrorist of anarchy, his reign on Gotham City was both horrific and life-changing. From that day forward, the citizens of Gotham knew their once proud city was fallen and things would never be the same again. Bane’s army killed many and destroyed almost every home in the city, it’s honestly amazing how many people have still decided to stay living there, believing their streets are now safe from harm, but that’ll never be the case. Not for Gotham City.
Bane is known as an excommunicated member of The League of Shadows, for his love and dedication to Ra’s al Ghul’s only child, Talia. He protected her against the inmates of the lazarus pit, but after being horrendously disfigured by fighting off the assassins attempting to murder the child of the all powerful Ra’s. Fortunately, after Talia’s escape, she came back and rescued Bane with the help of her father. This is when Bane began to train for the League of Shadows. The league of vigilante ninja asassins just could not accept Bane with his disfigurement and constant need of pain-killers.
Ra’s al Ghul attempted to give the man a chance, he was the best assassin the league had and not only that, Bane would do whatever he could to protect Talia, although not being able to constrain his feelings towards the now young woman too well. Talia however, never felt as strongly towards Bane, although she considered him a dear friend and her protector, Talia just couldn’t see past the sibling-like bond they held for eachother. Bane could not help himself and did attempt to make a move on his friend more than a few times. Fortunately for some, Ra’s found out of these actions and despite how much Talia cared for the man and how he had tried to change from his sleazy ways, Ra’s ex-communicated him and could only see a monster behind the bandages, not wanting him any where near his daughter anymore.
It wasn’t until after her father’s death that Talia went in search of him again. All she wanted to do was avenge her father and only knew of one man who could help— Bane. After eight years of planning and training for Gotham’s reckoning in African mines, Bane managed to build himself an army. One that consisted of fellow League of Shadows members, as well as a few other anarchists and believers in Bane’s duty.
Bane did what his duty involved, he brought down Bruce Wayne and took everything from him— at least, that’s what he thought. Of course, being a member of the League of Shadows, Bane already knew of Batman’s identity and knew how exactly to break the man behind the bat, quite literally. He broke Bruce’s back and locked him away in the lazarus pit to rot and watch his fallen city turn to ashes from all the destruction and even the nuclear energy source explosion via the television he left outside Bruce’s cell so he could see and watch in horror as everything he worked for turned to dust and Ra’s al Ghul would well and truly be avenged.
However, Bane and Talia’s plan backfired and Bruce managed to escape and managed to save the day. Batman was much more stronger and figured out Bane’s weakness— his morphine mask. Batman managed to break this device and Bane could well and truly feel the pain run through his system once more. Talia managed to fix his mask and dosage, but alas, he was shot and left for dead inside the city’s hall.
He was discovered by a member of GCPD and was sent to Blackgate Institute, before being immediately transferred to Arkham Asylum by Dr. Amadeus Arkham and Hugo Strange’s request. They brought him down to the basement and he has been held in a cell there ever since, receiving a new type of medication, one that does all the same as his morphine dosage but… It’s also what is keeping him alive since the blast to the chest. It’s a type of dilaudid-hydromorphine but is much stronger than your regular morphine. It’s quite rightfully nicknamed venom by some due to how toxic and life-threatening it can become if it gets in contact of some. In fact, this type of medication is still in it’s testing process and Bane has become a guinea pig of sorts as the “venom” is developed mostly in the laboratories provided by the X-Mansion.
Even though Bane is still on a higher dosage of pain relief now, he still seeks revenge on the Batman. He had overheard staff and heard on the news that he’s dead but despite his slight wishful thinking, Bane can tell that’s not true. He knew Bruce would be able to get the “clean slate” and has probably ran off, thinking his city is now well and truly protected by some hothead cop. Bane, like many other of the asylum’s inmates, is desperate to escape and one day believes this will become reality.
He’s lost faith in Talia ever coming to rescue him now, for all he knew she was well and truly dead. However, Bane is scheduled for an appointment at the school’s laboratories. With the help of just a few inmates or survivors of the riots, Bane could run free once more.