Re: Bane or the Joker?
Bane is literally a false populist "revolutionary." It in many ways is a parody/warning of the fearmongerers who peddle in patriotism and revolutionary rhetoric (Glenn Beck types). He is based on Robespierre who promised a "free" France, but instilled a reign of terror where THOUSANDS were executed because of class, social or simply prejudicial standing.
Bane did not believe his populist BS. That is kind of the point.
"Let us disappoint the Men who are raising themselves upon the ruin of this Country."