Bane Quotes – Everything You Need To Know

Bane is the fictional character featured in the comics Batman: Vengeance of Bane(Volume 1), published in December 1992 with a cover date of January 1993. In Christopher Nolan’s film adaptation of the Batman trilogy, Bane is a less-credited supervillain character known for his exceptional wit and beastly build. As the son of King Snake, Bane is a dangerous threat to Batman. King Snake is Batman’s foe who was imprisoned and later escaped the Peña Duro prison. As a result, the corrupt government imposes Bane to serve his father’s life sentence. Thus, Bane spent his childhood and early adult life in the Santa Prisca prison. 

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Although Bane grew up within the prison walls, he developed extraordinary skills. He used the prison library to enhance his knowledge by reading as many books as possible and working out at the prison gym, which enabled him to grow his physical strength and agility. Bane got enticed into the crime world after committing his first murder at eight. Later, he evolved to be a criminal in Gotham City and became a ferocious enemy of Batman. 

The character Bane bags the credit for bringing the Dark Knight Trilogy to an end. However, this character has earned popularity through his famous dialogues. Here is a list of popular Bane quotes you will crave to revisit. 

List of Bane Quotes

Although Bane is pretty evil, his dialogues illuminate the impact of his terrible fate. Furthermore, it tells us how he and his mind have been accustomed to the harsh reality. Here we have a few classic quotes that best define Bane. Let’s roll on to fix the content! 

“Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, molded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already a man. And by then, it was nothing to me but blinding.

Although Bruce was adopted into darkness after the death of his parents, he wasn’t born with it. In contrast, Bane tells him that he was born in the dark and raised entirely in prison. 

Bane and Bruce may be sailing in the same boat of darkness. However, they differed in their goal. While one fought to reinstate peace, the other fought to cause and retain chaos. Therefore, they were doomed to work against each other despite their similarity. 

The Dark Knight Rises ” You think darkness is your ally…” 

“When Gotham is ashes, then you have my permission to die.”

From this quote, we can understand how Bane wants to treat his enemy. He refrains from murdering immediately and wants to see his victims tumble from the height of joy. Hence, Bane prefers to torture and impart slow death to his rivals. This nature of Bane is very well evident in The Dark Knight Rises, where he lets Batman witness the destruction of his favorite city, Gotham.  

The Dark Knight Rises – When gotham is ashes.. then you have my permission to die

“Peace has cost you your strength. Victory has defeated you.”

This is a profound quote said with just a few words. We must love this quote from Bane because he tells how someone is bound to be complacent when victory is a constant companion. He pinpoints Batman as to how his success has paved the way for defeat. It also paints a clear picture of Bane’s ignorance about peace and how he never stops as a man. 

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – Victory Has Defeated You

“Do you feel in charge?”

This quote marks one of the intimidating moments of The Dark Knight when Bane is seen interrogating an imperious guy. His words powerfully threatened this guy and wrapped him up in complete silence.

“Do You Feel In Charge? ” Scene – The Dark Knight Rises

“No one cared who I was ‘til I put on the mask.”

This statement strikes straight on Batman. Bane says this to Batman to make him understand that they both are alike as they are behind the masks, which earned them a reputation, and he is no different from Batman. 

Bane – no one cared who i was until i put on the mask

“It would be extremely painful… for you.”

This is yet another baleful quote delivered at a time of adversity. Bane demonstrates unyielding confidence and bravery even while the CIA agent captures and interrogates him. During interrogation, the CIA agent threatens to inflict pain upon him through the removal of his mask. However, Bane terrifies him, assuring him of possible repercussions. 

It would be extremely painful…for you

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

Bane’s despair and fate made him revengeful for his enemies. He turned out to be sadistic because he earned his gratification through the pain in his enemy’s eyes. He calls the prison “the worst hell on Earth” and is personally gratified when his enemies experience the same.

The Dark Knight Rises – Bruce and Bane in the Pit 

“Now Is Not The Time For Fear… That Comes Later.”

This is a nerve-wracking quote where Bane warns his captor, Doctor Pavel, from the CIA. Bane methodically soothes the timid doctor as they escape a convoluted airplane. However, he swiftly reveals an impending danger that awaits him and Gotham city. 

Now Is Not The Time To Fear…That Comes Later!

“The fire rises.”

This conversation takes place when Bane tries to flee the convoluted airplane. Bane is asking if the fire that Ra started is coming to engulf Gotham City. Bane acknowledges and replies that they are continuing Ra’s work of destruction, and it is rising. 

The Dark Knight Rises: The fire rises.

“Speak of the devil, and he shall appear.”

Bane attacks the stock exchange and tries to steal Bruce’s fingerprints in collaboration with Bruce’s corporate rival John Daggett. When Kyle leaks their plan, Bane plans to expand his operation. When John Dagget learns this, he picks up an argument with his subordinate accusing Bane. Bane suddenly appears and says he is the devil and shall appear once he is called.

The Dark Knight Rises Bane Intimidates Daggett

“Time to go mobile.”

As Bane’s men try to hijack the Stock exchange, the cops on the outside try to interfere, cutting off the fiber cable. Hence, Bane plans to switch over to the mobile to avoid delay. However, Bane seems to act fast and remains focused on his mission. 

The Dark Knight Rises – Bane Hits the Stock Exchange

“ Theatricality and Deception. Powerful agents to the uninitiated, but we are initiated, aren’t we, Bruce? Members of the League of Shadows.”

Here is an excellent quote that portrays the indomitable spirit of Bane. He tells Batman that all his tactics may be new to people with no experience. However, he and Batman were trained by the League of Shadows. Hence, Batman’s tactics will not work with him, and he will continue to fight despite his measures to suppress it. 

The Dark Knight Rises -“we are initiated”

“So you came back to die with your city?”

When Bane successfully creates and escalates chaos within Gotham City, Batman returns. Looking at Batman, Bane asks if he returned to die along with the city. This line portrays Bane’s vision of destroying the town and his resolve to kill anybody who hinders his venture.  

So you came back to die with your city

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

Bane grips the city with fear and chaos. He threatens people with a bomb and plays an imposter claiming that they came to liberate the people and not conquer them. 

The Dark Knight Rises – Bane’s Stadium Speech

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

Bane delivers these lines to the people of Gotham, assuring them that they will get their freedom from the rich. He uses this epic line to convince the people and enlighten them with fake hope. These lines reveal Bane’s undying obsession to impart the torture he experienced in prison to people he thinks to live in comfort. Hence, Bane portrays them as oppressors, inciting a revolution against them.

Bane. Gotham is yours 

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

Bane blatantly threatens people with the bomb through these lines. Moreover, he infuses fear when he insists that the bomb is armed and mobile. Further, he exemplifies the fear when he tries to hide the identity of the triggerman. 

The Dark Knight Rises – Bane Stadium Speech 

“I am necessary evil.”

Bane’s mission is to strip Gotham city of corruption. He is resolved to fulfill the mandate of the League of shadows, come what may. So he gives his most honest attempt to reduce the city to pieces apart from physical turmoil. This statement aptly clarifies his goal. 

The Dark Knight Rises: I’m necessary evil

“Let’s not stand on ceremony here… Mr. Wayne.”

Bane calls Batman by his actual name and extends his threat. However, Batman seemed to have expected it and maintained his composure. Bane wants to confront his enemy himself and not let anyone else take over. Hence, he cleverly refrains from revealing Batman’s true identity to prevent people from robbing him of the opportunity to defeat him. 

The Dark Knight Rises

“The world is my prison. I will rule it or die.”

The harsh prison environment is where Bane was molded into a man. His sufferings at the prison pushed him to outgrow his situation. He wanted to take control of everything, which made him unstoppable. Eventually, Bane became the master of the prison. Likewise, Bane thinks that he can become the master of the world. He wants to take on everything or die. This statement reveals his alarming nature. 

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

Bane issues a cold warning to Batman, who arrives at Gotham. Bane warns Batman of the day when he will get to know Bane and plead for mercy. Still, Batman shrugs it off, unaware of the impending danger that will befall his life and his favorite city. 

“There is no such thing as a childhood. It’s a myth.” 

Bane’s miserable childhood was spent compensating for his father’s absence. He had to stand up for himself and emerge to be a man through the hard way. On the other hand, Bruce also lost his childhood as his parents were killed early. Although both of them lost their childhood, Bane’s struggle is incomparable to Bruce’s, given his billion-dollar support system. 

“I am not a joke. I am not a riddle!… I am Bane!” 

Bane defines himself with threatening patience. He wants to take the lead and see people gripped by fear. But, on the other hand, he doesn’t want others to take him lightly and puts it straight for them to see.

“I am Bane — and I could kill you… but death would only end your agony — and silence your shame. Instead, I will simply… BREAK YOU!”

Bane is the dominating supervillain who is credited for temporarily breaking batman. Batman shortly retires to heal and returns to take on Bane again. However, Bane is not an easy criminal; he is unstoppable and is known for inflicting disastrous agony. 

Final Thoughts

The character Bane is as incredible as Batman. Although Bane is villainous, he is not entirely evil. As a child, his loss compelled him to outgrow his challenging circumstances. This gives him strength and confidence, through which he intends to destroy the corrupt government of Gotham. 


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