I was watching it again today and I got to the second Bane vs Batman fight, the one in the streets.
Have you ever noticed that once Bane’s mask is broken and he is assaulted by the pain, he goes into a berserk mode? He punches a pillar twice, as if he didn’t even notice or even CARE that Batman had moved, and swings his punches with more ferocity otherwise.
I think that the mask, through dulling the pain, keeps Bane in a more controlled and docile manner. The OPPOSITE of the comic book/cartoon Bane.
Just something interesting that crossed my mind.
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