Re: Why did the League of Shadows want to destroy a peaceful city?
Jealousy can be seen as a "pathetic" motive for a character to have, in that is indicative of some kind of inner weakness but that doesn't make it a bad motivation for a writer to give a villain. Just off the top of my head, Amadeus and The Prestige are two examples where jealousy is a huge factor in making characters do bad things.
Now, I don't think jealousy was a major motive for Bane, but I do think there is a subtle undercurrent of him wanting to prove himself to be the better than both Bruce and Ra's. A sense of indignation that Ra's chose the rich brat over him to be his successor. An overblown sense of pride is one of the signature traits of Bane in the comic and it was definitely there in the film. He did have a selfless sense of dedication to Talia and their plan, but he wasn't without that pride and ego. It's written all over his body language alone.
Last edited by BatLobsterRises; 12-30-2012 at 12:42 PM.