Re: Why did the League of Shadows want to destroy a peaceful city?
I wouldn't call bane pathetic for attacking Gotham and Bruce in the name of Ra's goal. if you look at through a competitive perspective; Ra's saved bane from the pit and then followed him and trained with him. When Bruce came into to the fold and Ra's thought he would secede him as head of LoS and attack on Gotham. Bane wanted to show Bruce that he was better than Bruce, more deserving of the LoS. It's like to two people who make tablets or phones and sells them. They compete against each other to show who is can produce the best device. It isn't pathetic, it is competition that produces better products or better soldier.