Re: Question Regarding Batman's First Fight With Bane
A flash bang is capable of blinding an enemy momentarily, so I wouldn't say that wasn't worth the try. As we learn later, Bane is impervious to this. Batman deactivated the all the lights with the EMP, better than the smokescreen, and yet Bane managed to beat him.
A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended.