Re: The TDKR General Discussion Thread - - - - - - - - - - - Part 143
While Bane and Talia did not engage Bruce on the level that the Joker did, I feel they had far more in common with Bruce. Bane was rescued from the same place as Bruce. Ra's didn't favor Bane like he did Bruce. We're first told he was too extreme for Ra's. Then Talia says Bane's only crime was the he loved her, but reminded Ra's of where his wife died. It sounds as if Bane was too extreme for Ra's in that he brought his pit fighter methods to the League's training. As I have said before, Bane wanted revenge against Bruce for throwing away the chance to become heir to the League.
Talia, like Bruce, never moved on from her father's death. Much like Bruce, Talia had her deathwish. In the end, Bruce rose above that while Talia didn't.
"I am for no master nor moral persuasion. I am for myself. What your yearning soul, madam, might mistake for loyalty to person or Purpose is merely a firm and, aye, principled determination to accept responsibility only for myself and my own actions." - Elric of Melnibone, The Revenge of the Rose (Elric: Swords and Roses).