Re: Tom Hardy as Bane XXX
Confined to realism? No.
Confined to plausibility? Yes, it should be, to an extent. TAS-M tried desperately to find a sensible sounding way of how Connors can turn into the Lizard and that needs to be the case with guys like Freeze, Clayface, Man-Bat. The quick little scene of no knowledge of how Fries became Freeze in Batman & Robin was only a stepping stone of how embarrassingly bad the film was.