Why did they wait 5months to blow up the city

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  1. TheHighlander The Only One

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    If they league of shadows wanted to blow up new york... why wait?

    Why not blow it up and give time to the people to save it?
    Just doesn't make sense.
     
  2. edmetalhands Registered

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    because when a city like new york is attacked savagely and at random,the people become strong and resilient...giving them 5 months of utter polaizing anarchy/luxury and showing it too the world would send the message that if your city goes bad,the los will be round with the lads to sort you out.
     
  3. CJ Registered

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    ..New York?
     
  4. VenomShock Registered

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    A) Gotham City, not New York City.

    B) Listen to the movie. It explains it for you, in depth: "Home, where I learned the truth about despair, as will you. There's a reason why this prison is the worst hell on earth... Hope. Every man who has ventured here over the centuries has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom. So easy... So simple... And like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have died trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So, as I terrorize Gotham, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe they can survive so that you can watch them clamoring over each other to "stay in the sun." You can watch me torture an entire city and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfill Ra's al Ghul's destiny... We will destroy Gotham and then, when it is done and Gotham is ashes, then you have my permission to die"

    It's to show Bruce his way of saving Gotham ultimately failed, that Ras Al Ghul's original plan was the way to go and he died needlessly.
     
  5. Baneis8feettall Half face half amazing

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    It took 5 months to figure out they are not in NYC but Gotham.
     
  6. Ravage Registered

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    Bane took his share from the curse of villainism and had to wait for Bruce to heal completely. Only if he broke Bruce's pinky finger instead of back, the bomb would activate without 5 month delay.
     
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    Bane is an egomaniac dictator type. and those types of people love to play "god" by being at the top of the totem pole with power over them, while they are below. if he didnt care about not having that kind of "power" he would be what the Joker was. but he cared too much about that power and "respect", unlike the Joker who would've blown up the city instantly haha.
     
  8. MagnarTheGreat Web Ninja

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    Sometimes the logical thing to do gets in the way of having a long, drawn-out story. This is why villain's plans fail. They get too convoluted which opens up more routes for failure.
     
  9. The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    To give Bruce the chance to recover, train, and escape the pit to foil Bane's plan.
     
  10. webhead731 I'm a photographer

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    Yeah Bane wasn't a monster. Just ahead of the...wait.
     
  11. Anno_Domini Registered

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    Well, it took a while for them to realize they were in New York first, then they had to find where Gotham was at :funny:

    But, in all seriousness, it took five months for the fusion reactor to react as a nuclear bomb and while that was happening, Bane wanted to give the Gothamites false hope and let them take over the city.

    If Bane was smart, he should've pressed the bomb's trigger for that whole 24 hours when Bruce Wayne arrived in Gotham....
     
  12. Doc Samson Superhero Psychiatrist

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    [​IMG] All that needs to be said about this, for the trillionth time...
     
  13. TheWhitCat Registered

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    It might have been alright if the whole trigger man thing was just a bluff in the end and the real idea was to allow the core to decay to go off?
     
  14. Human Torch Registered

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    The stupid thing was Bane and his crew not trying to escape.He's trying to follow Ra's legacy,I get it,but what is accomplished by sitting on the bomb for 5 months and then getting yourself blown up? :confused:
     
  15. JackWhite Third Man

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    First time I saw TDKR, I thought Bane said "And like shipwrecked men returning to seaworld from uncontrollable thirst."

    But I replayed it back in my mind and figured out it was turning to sea water.:oldrazz:
     
  16. JackWhite Third Man

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    Bane was Kamikaze like a boss.:word:
     
  17. Anno_Domini Registered

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    Yah....it's as stupid as terrorists sacrificing their lives for something they view as a bigger picture.

    Oh, wait, Bane and the rest of the League ARE terrorists :up:

    They only wanted to fulfill Ra's al Ghul's destiny. After that, I doubt the League's remnants had any plans to live, and that includes Talia.
     
  18. hellblazer103 Nasty Piece of Work

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    i wouldn't say the joker didn't want any " power " over the city either.

    " this town deserves a better class of criminal. and i'm gonna give it to em. tell your men they work for me now. this is MY city . "

    but their motivations and ways of doing things are obviously very different. bane wanted to give gotham false hope, while joker wanted to tear down hope completely.
     
  19. Human Torch Registered

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    I knew you were going there.:woot:

    But honestly,that wasn't Ra's way in BB.I never got the sense that TLOS was a quasi-religious cult.Just determind to do "whatever's necessary".I don't think waiting on a bomb for 5 months was very necessary.
     
  20. Anno_Domini Registered

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    But Bane was Gotham's necessary evil at the moment and wanted to only fulfill Ra's al Ghul's destiny in fulfilling the League of Shadow's last act before Ra's' death. Plus, viewing the scene of Bane and his men kidnapping that doctor, it very well showed how quasi-religious Bane and the League became.

    And again, I don't get how the five months wait doesn't make sense. We know, through dialogue, that it had to take about five months for the fusion reactor to be used as a nuclear bomb and in only about the last couple of hours on that bomb was it okay to use as a bomb.
     
  21. Just_Human Registered

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    Well if they didnt wait 5 months the movie would have lasted 5 minutes
     
  22. Golgo-13 The Return of the O.G

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    Not to mention that Gotham was now no more corrupt than any other city due to the Dent Act, so there was no need for LOS to want to destroy it anymore.

    Bane was just ***** whipped. Talia was obviously the one running the show
     
  23. Brother Jack The Third Revelation

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    Bane has a line just before killing Dagget about ending the "borrowed time" Gotham had been living on. In his mind as well as Talia's, Gotham should have been destroyed the first time around but Batman prevented it. The improvements that were made since then were largely irrelevant to them, especially since they were largely based on a lie. There's also evidence in the film that shows corruption still existing with the poorly behaving politicians and whatnot. The point is that Batman only delayed the inevitable.
     
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    joker had a huge stack of cash, and he burnt it. if he had a city all to his own, he would burn it as well.
     
  25. hellblazer103 Nasty Piece of Work

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    ....touche. lol

    either way, there's no real way of telling what the joker would do if he were in bane's position. but that's the point of his character : he's unpredictable, you're not supposed to know what his intentions are or what's going on in his head.
     

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