Originally Posted by Anno_Domini
How is it ludicrous? The entire movie, we hear nothing of a wife or children and then Bane just brings up this man's kids that we didn't even need to know about. That doesn't sound like it meant something when we still could have gone through the film without knowing Pavel had kids?
But then what does the line mean if he is not threatening the children?
"And for the sake of your children, I hope it does". Why does Bane want the bomb to go off for the sake of Pavel's children if he doesn't intend to hurt Pavel's family? What do the children gain from Gotham being blown to hell? To be rid of the evil that is Gotham even though they don't even live there?
I honestly think that line, and the "lovely voice" line are meant to show us that Bane really is that necessary evil.