Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
I don't know about that. In addition to everything Bane brought to the table tactically and physically, he was something of a cult of personality. He authentically felt like a revolutionary leader, which was very important for the later stages of their plan. He was their symbol.
That's my point, none of that revolutionary stuff was necessary either since it was all false BS. That whole 5 month siege wasn't necessary.
Oh I know they said they wanted to kill Gotham but first they had to feed them false hope to poison their souls blah blah blah. Unnecessary waffle. They'd still be dead whether they died with hope or not. It was empty fluff filler material to give Bruce the time he needed to recover, train, and come back to Gotham.