Originally Posted by ThePhantasm
That doesn't make any sense. Batman said to himself "I'll use the flashbangs and the electromagnetic device, because I know those won't give me an advantage?" He was down. He was looking for anything to give him an advantage. If he had thought those things would be useless he wouldn't have tried them at all.
Where did I say Batman thought those things were useless? You've misinterpreted what I said completely.
I said unfair advantage. There is a difference between a flashbang (something that causes disorientation but may not injure) and, say, an actual small explosive or weapon that can cause injury.
He was down and looking for ways to even the mismatch, but it's not like he was about to resort to all sorts of weapons and tools in his arsenal. Of course, you can think Batman shooting Bane in the neck with his grappling hook wouldn't piss off the 30 guys who were watching.
Bane knew Batman wouldn't resort to extreme measures - his rules, remember? Bane knew Batman would use flashbangs and EMP. Therefore he was ready for it, and so were the League members. They knew how Batman would approach the fight and they were prepared.
"Theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the uninitiated, and we are initiated aren't we, Bruce? Members of the League of Shadows."
translation - "I know the tactics you employ and I expected them. They have no effect on me."