Originally Posted by Fudgie
Ehhh he never said that. That would be a lame excuse for him to believe in everything they do just cos they saved his life. At least with Bruce and Ra's we know why they were justice crusaders.
What's so lame about believing in someone's ideals because they saved your life and took you in for training? Can you imagine how rotten life must've been for Bane growing up in that hellhole of a prison, especially after he gets mutilated? The LoS were the ones who offered him something beyond that and whose ideals are not that hard to reconcile with the perspectives on life Bane must've gained while growing up in prison. Considering the hardships he must've endured living down there all of his life and the ideals of the LoS established in BB, is it really that hard to believe he bought in to their objectives of bringing justice through balance (namely through setting examples by destroying decadent societies)?
As for his hate for Bruce, consider this. In Bane's eyes, Bruce Wayne is probably this rich dude who had everything and was accepted into the League, offered the chance to lead them against Gotham, but refused that chance on a whim. To Bane, who had to save the daughter of the LoS leader by getting mutilated and who lived all his life down a hellhole before even being offered the chance to join the League, Bruce's refusal must've looked like the biggest insult ever. Considering the fact that Bane seems to be this cocky and proud man, it's not that far of a stretch to assume his ego had something to do with the latter line of thinking.