Re: "You think you'e the only one who can learn the strength to escape?"
last son, I think Bane's conversation with Bruce after they arrived at the Pit is the biggest support for this theory. He gets a haunted look when he talks about people climbing over one another to stay in the sun. Like the stuff he saw in the Pit lingered with him.
'The dust dreams of the world it had once been.
But the dust, alas, does not command the wind.' - Toll the Hounds