History: Born to serve the life sentence of his father, Bane's childhood and early adult life was spent behind
the walls of Pena Duro, the infamous prison/fortress of Santa Prisca. At the age of approximately eight he killed the
first of many men confined with him. He spent extended periods of his imprisonment in the Cavidad Oscuro, a solitary
hellhole reserved for the worst of the worst. After more than three decades Bane was made the subject of experiments
with Venom, a gene altering drug capable of giving its user tremendous strength in exchange for his sanity. His
enormous physical strength and capacity for rage amplified by the poison in his veins, Bane effected an escape from
Pena Duro for himself and three comrades.
Free for the first time in his life, Bane made for Gotham City where he soon disabled the Batman and ruled Gotham's
underworld until brought down by Jean Paul Valley, pretender to the mantle of the Bat.
Since that time he has threatened Gotham and the world alone and at the side of Ra's al Ghul. He is currently at large
and expected at any time to renew his campaign to destroy Batman and rule Gotham.
Last Update: March 13, 2008