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"Well, I can respect your opinion. Sadly, I'm not good at rejection. I'm afraid you'll have to die."
―Jason Woodrue to Pamela Isley.[src]

Dr. Jason Woodrue was the scientist who created Bane and inadvertently Poison Ivy.


Creating Bane[]

Dr. Jason Woodrue was a corrupt scientist who once worked for and was funded by Wayne Enterprises who set up a Boreal Preservation Project in South America. After Wayne Enterprises fired him for his insane ideologies and cut his funding, he continued his experiments regardless. He worked with botanist Dr. Pamela Isley and kept stealing her Venom samples that she was using in her experiments to preserve plant life. He combined it with Steroids and Toxins to create a super-serum that enhanced the proportions of a human subject. He kept his experiments behind closed doors, never told Isley what was going on or let her into his lab. His first subject was Antonio Diego, a scrawny criminal who was turned into a hulking monster he dubbed Bane. Woodrue planned on selling similar "Super Soldiers" to members of the "Un-United Nations".


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Woodrue killed by Ivy's poison

By this time Isley had had enough of Woodrue's secrecy and sneaked into his lab to find out once and for all what he was doing. She discovered his illegal experiments and Woodrue offered her to join him. But she was appalled by his experiments and threatened to report him: "When I get through, you won't be able to get a job teaching high school chemistry", as well as called him a "psycho". Woodrue, who was, in his own words, "not good at rejection", attacked Isley and threw her into a shelf that was full of plant chemicals. He believed her dead, but Isley arose hours later, transformed into Poison Ivy by the chemicals and Venom. Ivy killed Woodrue with a poisonous kiss and burned down his lab.

Behind the Scenes[]

In the comics, Jason Woodrue became Floronic Man, although he never did so in Batman & Robin since he died.