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Real Identity: Unknown
Appearances (BTAS): Bane, Over the Edge and Mystery of the Batwoman
Appearances (STAS): Knight Time
Appearances (BB): The Winning Edge
Appearances (BTAC Comics): Hardware
Powers: Super Strength
Voiced By: Henry Silva/Hector Elizondo
A nameless man was volunteered in a Cuban prison experiment code named Project Gilgamesh. It was a government sponsored program designed to use a special chemical called Venom to engineer an army of super soldiers. However, this man had other ideas. Physically enhanced by the Venom, he broke free of his restraints and escaped. Three years later, he began to call himself Bane and hired himself out as a South American hit man.
Bane was hired by the Gotham mob boss, Rupert Thorne to kill Batman. Bane agreed and secretly planned to also kill Thorne and take over his rackets in Gotham. Bane kidnapped Robin (then Dick Grayson) and lured Batman to a showdown which ended when Batman overloaded his Venom intake. Candice, Thorne's personal assistant, was implicated. Bane remained in Gotham and attempted to establish himself in the criminal underworld. Bane has since then teamed with the likes of the Riddler, Mad Hatter and the Penguin.
Batman and Bane came into conflict yet again. Half an hour after hitting Bane with a dart, Batman caught up to him, swung down, and decked him. Bane didn't flinch, grabbed an arm, then raised Batman over his head and promised to break him. The dart's contents finally took effect and Bane was rendered unconscious. Batman concluded he needed to quadruple the dose and retrieved the dart from Bane's back then noted it was only 10 pm after a giant robot made its presence known in the streets below.
Eventually, Bane's physical health deterioted and he couldn't survive a day without a daily dose of Venom. Literally a vegetable, Bane relocated to a private care estate where he was watched by a caretaker with a hidden agenda of his own.