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Old 12-18-2012, 12:15 PM   #94
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Default Re: The "Nolan's views on Batman villains" thread

I think Bane still works as an anti-Batman, even though there are other characters like Hush that seem directly created for that purpose. There's no set way to create an evil doppleganger. You can play up areas where they are similar, or play up where they are opposite. So Bane doesn't have to come from wealth to be considered an anti-Batman. Him being born with nothing heightens the parallel in a different way.

To me, the biggest anti-Batman aspect of Bane in the comics is his extreme focus and will power. How he trained his body and mind in that prison and willed himself out of there, just like Bruce trained himself to the peak of his abilities.

I don't think Chuck Dixon, Graham Nolan and Doug Moench were aiming to create an anti-Batman when they created Bane, they were aiming to create someone who could credibily defeat him. But I think in the process they left a blueprint for a pretty cool, more subtle sort of anti-Batman.

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