The Dark Knight Rises – Best Bane Quotes, Ranked

The most under-appreciated comic book movie villain, Bane was what brought Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy to an end. In more ways than one, he was the one that carried The Dark Knight Rises on his shoulders, not Batman. Here are some of his greatest quotes we know you all will just love to see again.

Peace Has Cost You Your Strength. Victory Has Defeated You

How can winning make you a loser? Does being victorious make you weak? Back in the golden days of crime when Gotham’s criminal underworld rallied under the might of the Joker, Batman learnt to constantly stay on guard. He kept his blades sharpened and his skills honed. With no one to fight anymore, Batman became complacent and weak. He could never match up to the ferocity of Bane.

Do You Feel In Charge?

That was just one line he said and Daggett was literally shitting his pants. We almost felt the stench of human crap when the camera zoomed in on his face. You don’t get to be a hero if you are about to face Bane. You do as he says. Daggett learned a very valuable lesson that day. Do not play with fire with bare hands. You will get burnt.

No One Cared Who I Was Till I Put On The Mask

Bane is about to unleash hell. But he needs to make his presence felt. Bane, unlike Batman, is not wearing a mask to protect his identity. He becomes another person, a force of nature, when he puts on that mask. He is chaos incarnate. We get to see him do just what he has set out to do during the very early phases of the movie itself.

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

There is so much power in those words. The elite and the upper class that hoard all the money and power have been responsible for the plight of the downtrodden and the under privileged. Bane is here to bring back balance to society. The words he chooses are so carefully constructed it looks like they were taken straight out of a Shakespearean play.

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

This speech is given by Bane right before he begins his reign of chaos to take down Gotham City. While standing in the middle of the Gotham Stadium, Bane unleashes those words of terror. His goal is simple- he intends to finish the job that Ra’s Al Ghul originally set out to do. He will ‘liberate’ Gotham City from the pits of evil and crime and fulfil his final wish.

You think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark.

This is the most powerful quote by Bane. When Batman finally encounters Bane in the sewers, we all believe that it will be an even match. Bane proves us all wrong. Batman is forced to stick to the shadows, his greatest forte in combat. But not even stealth, Batman’s ultimate weapon, is enough to defeat Bane, who claims he was born and bred in it in ways Bruce Wayne could never be.

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