Originally Posted by Mr. Wooden Alligator
Tom Conti's character tells Bruce about the function of Bane's mask. I couldn't remember if that was in the theatrical cut or not (I only saw it once; since then I read a few reviews where the reviewers didn't know why Bane had the mask or what it did). Conti's character also mentioned there being a plague going around the Pit at the time Bane was mangled. Ouch.
There's a shot of a specific prisoner when Conti talks about the plague that I thought may be a young Bane, but the body type is too slender.