Originally Posted by RAINMAKER
When you think about it, Talia was smart enough to the point where she didn't need Bane. The failed energy project already put Bruce in his own hell. In fact, she could've kept doing these things "behind the scenes" like Ra's's LOS. Kind of like what Edmond Dantes did to his enemies in The Count of Monte Cristo.
That's true. Knowing who he really is, too, and in his weak cane hobbling state she could simply send a bunch of LOS to Wayne Manor, capture him and toss him in the pit. Didn't need Bane for that.
But that wouldn't have been as interesting to watch as Bane breaking him. But logically they could have achieved the goal they wanted without Bane.