All right, so this is SUPER SPOILERS. If you don’t want to know ANYTHING about The Dark Knight Rises DO NOT read this. Seriously, stop now. Right now. Like, two words ago right now.
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Some merchandising called The Dark Knight Rises: The Secret Files Scrapbook has a collection of biographies and backgrounds for all the characters in the new Batman film. Although the book doesn’t give away the fates of all the characters it does explain their motivations. And really, that spoils the first third of the film. So you’re warned again, spoilers are below.
Here’s what it says about the beginnings of Bane:
Little is known about Bane. He was born in prison and trained in the darkest forms of deception by the League of Shadows, but rumor has it he was cast out due to his extreme behavior. Bane is a ferocious hand-to-hand fighter who is willing to do anything in order to take down his opponents. Bane is in peak physical shape, but he must wear a breathing apparatus that feeds him with pain relieving gas due to an old injury. He’s never been photographed without his mask and only a handful of people have seen his face. While his true motives remain a mystery, he appears to be building an army of followers in the dark tunnels underneath Gotham in order to create his own League of Shadows.
And as a bonus, here’s Catwoman:
Selina Kyle is a world-class cat burglar and mistress of disguise. She’s cunning and devious, but has a deep sense of honor. As Catwoman, she targets Gotham’s wealthiest. Her weapons usually include infrared goggles, bladed high-heel boots, and a belt filled with lock picks.
I’m never going to get over the phrase “bladed high-heel boots.” Anyway, you can connect the dots and figure out the differences between the comics and the film. Catwoman is pretty much the same while Bane is doing very different things from his comic version. But hey, who’s complaining? [Blastr via IGN]