Originally Posted by Pfeiffer-Pfan
Bane deserved to take off in pop culture more than he did, IMO.
Agreed. He was such an awesome presence. Coming off the heels of Ledger's Joker I think Bane was a worthy villain. He was smart, calculated, strong, formidable, and charming. While Joker is Batman's eternal arch nemesis from a yin-yang standpoint, within the trilogy Bane is Batman's ultimate opponent.