Originally Posted by Green Goblin
Which is why the death he got didn't fit.
We had just seen a more human side to Bane, he was not the monster we initially thought yet his death was played for laughs.
He still WAS a monster though. It's not like suddenly he's some tragic character we should feel sorry for. He just had an extra dimension to him, but that was far in the past. The Bane we saw throughout TDKR was a fully formed monster who was doing horrible, horrible things in service of his own twisted "noble" intentions.