• Bane possesses superhuman or near-superhuman strength (strength level varies somewhat depending on the source), enhanced by his use of the drug "Venom." He is also quite intelligent (having deduced Batman's secret identity) and devious (he crafted the escape from Arkham Asylum of all of Batman's enemies). Born to serve the life sentence of his father, Bane's childhood and early adult life were spent behind the walls of Peña Duro, an infamous prison located in Santa Prisca (claimed to be Cuba in Batman: The Animated Series). The writers created Bane as dark mirror of Batman's both in origin and in his gifts. Though imprisoned, his natural abilities allowed him to gain extraordinary skills within the walls of Santa Prisca. He read as many books as he could get his hands on, built up his body in the prison's gymnasium, and learned to fight in the merciless school of prison life. Despite his circumstances, he appears to have found teachers of various sorts during his incarceration, ranging from the hardened convicts who were his company from birth to an elderly Jesuit priest under whose tutelage he apparently received a classical education. Bane would murder this priest upon his return to Santa Prisca years later. However, he committed the first of his murders at the age of eight. As an adult, he became a test subject for a mysterious drug known as Venom, which had killed its other subjects. It nearly killed him at first, but he survived and found its effects enhanced his physical strength, although he needed to take it every twelve hours via a system of cables pumped directly into his body or he suffered debilitating side-effects.
  • It`s a Scottish name.

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