Originally Posted by Doctor Who
They both strike me with the same savage nature.
I can see it.
About those climbing images being a coincidence or not, itís more about the image itself, IMO. This action can easily be transplanted onto Bruce and still be a visual reference. Thematically as well, given heís trying to escape from somewhere. And who knows, perhaps TDKR Bane has climbed the pit at some point and we see him do it?