Re: Does Bane being a PURELY physical threat hamper him as a villain?
In retrospect, Two-Face's death and Batman taking the fall for him was the Joker card of TDK. It just played out much differently than many speculated it would.
"I defeated your uncle Victarion and his Iron Fleet off Fair Isle, the first time your father crowned himself. I held Storm's End against the power of the Reach for a year, and took Dragonstone from the Targaryens. I smashed Mance Rayder at the Wall, though he had twenty times my numbers. Tell me, turncloak, what battles has the Bastard of Bolton ever won that I should fear him?" - Stannis Baratheon