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Why does Bane wear that funky mask in Chritopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’? It’s not to juice up… at least I don’t think it’s used to juice up. No, instead Christopher Nolan has confirmed an earlier rumor as to why he wears his peculiar facial attire and it’s for something just as fitting to the history of the character. In a recent issue of Rolling Stone Chritopher Nolan has divulged the origin of the mask and the issue also gives some insight into the rest of his wardrobe.
Bane is someone ravaged by pain from a trauma suffered long ago, and the mask dispenses a type of anesthetic that keeps his pain just below the threshold so he can function.
Nolan’s bane is similar but also drastically different from the comic book incarnation of the character. He’s still from South America and, seemingly, comes to America with the sole purpose of ‘Breaking the Bat’ and running Gotham but the changes to the character are so drastic that he’s not really the same man that some of us had expected in the books. This is more like ‘Bane-light’ and is the incarnation of the character when he wasn’t on the dope. The problem with ‘Bane-light’ is that he’s just as menacing and dangerous just without the artificially inflated muscular enhancementing drug juice stuff. I really like the change in the look in the character and welcome the discarding of the gimp mask in favor of this new intravenous pain anesthetic injecting mask. It looks menacing and gives that mug of his the intimidating demeanor without the extra muscular additive.
In Nolan We Trust.
Via: What Cultrure