- Batman: “The masked look must really be catching on.”
- Bane: “Defeat me, and I will allow you to remove it.”
- ―Batman and Bane[src]
Bane was a massive red mercenary with incredible strength.
When he used Venom, Bane was monstrous in size and strength, and injured Batman in their first encounter. To defeat him, Batman used the Bat-Bot, a prototype robot and even then, only barely managed to win with the Bat-Bot severely damaged.
Bane's Power Infusion Module (The equipment that delivered his Venom), was a system of tubes which stretched around his body and was activated by a dial on his hand. Due to his fantastic strength when he used the device and his high intelligence, Bane was one of Batman's most dangerous foes. However, Venom and Bane's tubing system was perhaps a weakness, since, on several occasions, he was defeated when they were electrocuted. In the episode "Traction", Batman rammed an exposed electrical wire into Bane's Venom applier.
His Venom was later stolen by the Joker who used it to become a Monster and spread chaos around Gotham.
After the resulting electrocution, Bane collapsed under the strain. In "Team Penguin", Batman's electrocution of his tubes causes a chain reaction which shocked Bane senseless. Bane later got an invitation to join Team Penguin, but was taken down by Batman and Robin before he considered the offer.
Bane had a cameo in "Rumors" as one of the villains who was captured by Rumor and once freed was later free to kill the batman although he was defeated easily by Robin. and "The Joining, Part 2" as one of the villains who helped to fight the Joining alongside Joker, Penguin, Mr. Freeze and the GPCD.
In "The Batman/Superman Story Pt. 1", Bane was one of the supervillains alongside Mr. Freeze, Black Mask, and Basil Karlo who was hired by Lex Luthor to attack Superman although Batman and Robin stopped them.
Powers and Abilities
- Nigh-Superhuman Conditioning: Without his Venom, Bane's natural strength, speed, stamina, reflexes, agility, metabolism, intelligence & vitality were at peak-human limits.
- Martial Arts: Bane's combat skills were almost near Batman's level.
- Tactical / Strategic Genius: Bane was able to "Bait" & "Trap" Batman, when he was needed for his missions.
- Venom Serum: The Power Infusion Module which delivered Venom, a super-soldier serum, to his system, Bane gained a certain set of extraordinary physical powers.
- Superhuman Muscle Mass: As a result of the Venom infusion, Bane gained a rapid increase in muscle mass and became nearly the actual size of a bank vault.
- Superhuman Strength: Bane was shown the strength to be able to rip open a bank's vault's door as well as other feats of incredible superhuman strength.
- Superhuman Stamina: Bane was shown to not tire after hours of exertion during fighting.
- Superhuman Durability: Bane had bullet-proof skin and was highly resilient to physical trauma.
- "Brawn" (Mentioned)
The Batman Strikes!
- Issue #4
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- Issue #20
- Issue #29
- Issue #32
- Issue #39 (Cameo)
- Issue #42
- Clancy Brown / Ron Perlman / Joaquim de Almeida (English)
- Hiroki Yasumoto (Japanese)
- Hector Cantolla / Jose Mendez (Spanish)
- Thierry Murzeau (French)
- Erich Rauker (German)
- Stephan Karlsén (Swedish)