Bane is a major villain from the Batman series. He first appeared in Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 and has been a recurring villain ever since. He made multiple appearances in various Batman related media.
Bane was born in the Caribbean Republic of Santa Prisca, in a prison called Peña Dura. His father Edmund Dorrance (better known as King Snake) had been a revolutionary mercenary who had escaped Santa Prisca's court system. The corrupt government, however, decreed that his young son would serve out the man's life sentence, and thus Bane's childhood and early adult life were spent in the amoral penitentiary environment. Though he was imprisoned, his natural abilities allowed him to develop extraordinary skills within the prison's walls. He read as many books as he could get his hands on, built up his body in the prison's gym, and learned to fight in the merciless school of prison life. He ultimately established himself as the "king" of Peña Dura prison. The prison's controllers took note and eventually forced him to become a test subject for a mysterious drug known as Venom, which had killed all other subjects. The Peña Dura prison Venom experiment nearly killed Bane at first, but he survived and found that the drug vastly increases his physical strength, although he needs to take it every 12 hours (via a system of tubes pumped directly into his brain) or he will suffer debilitating side-effects. Bane eventually escaped the prison and made his way to Gotham City where he decided to put his wits and strength up against The Batman. He released all the inmates at Arkham Asylum, forcing Batman to wear himself ragged catching them all. Bane discovered Batman's true identity and, at Batman's lowest point, confronted him in Wayne Manor where he "Broke the Bat." Since that day Bane has been one of Batman's most cunning and dangerous adversaries.
Connection with All-StarsEdit
- Bane appears in the background of the Arkham City as one of the villains participating in the super-villain gang war.