Is Bane as skilled as he is made out to be?

#1 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio

In many Battle threads, I see people using Bane in teams and voting for him in particular battles, but I have always wondered - where is the actual evidence proving Bane's skill? I'm not denying his intelligence, I've seen enough of that. What I am questioning is his actual fighting ability. Using the Knightfall incident as a reference isn't a reflection of his skill. Batman was utterly exhausted in that bout and Bane himself admitted that he could not take Batman head on. 
 
So, for the Bane fans out there, can you provide scans or proof of his actual physical skill? This isn't an attack on Bane, but it's a little annoying seeing people talk him up so much and yet I've seen zero scans reflecting his fighting ability.

#2 Posted by Saren (25674 posts) - - Show Bio

@RainEffect: Bane fought Batman after that and almost drowned him, though Batman won by overcoming his fear or something similarly last-minute. He's trounced Nightwing, the League of Assassins, Ubu, KGBeast, Killer Croc, Man-Bat, and killed 15 Skartaris warriors unarmed. He has ridiculous endurance to the point where he barely feels pain when street-levellers and even a few metahumans hit him. AND he once saved Talia's life by killing a giant water dragon thing that attacked her.

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#3 Edited by super_psycho (2792 posts) - - Show Bio

#4 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio
@CitizenBane: @super_psycho: Now that's what I'm talking about! I've never seen those scans before. I've always known Bane was incredibly intelligent, but I've never seen scans of his physical feats without Venom.
#5 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@RainEffect said:

@CitizenBane: @super_psycho: Now that's what I'm talking about! I've never seen those scans before. I've always known Bane was incredibly intelligent, but I've never seen scans of his physical feats without Venom.

Yeah he's good. I'm not sure whether he's overrated or not, but that's irrelivant.

#6 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
Physical feats 
 
* Note that in some scans (Gotham Underground and JSA Classified in particular) Bane appears in to be on venom, but he was actually faking. I also included the scans in which he reveals the ploy.
 

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Fights
 
vs Ubu


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vs Nightwing
 

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vs KGBeast

 
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vs Batman
 
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#7 Posted by entropy_aegis (15319 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_:

Should've posted Catman just for the lol's,though i'm surprised you did'nt post his fights with Azrael,Tim and King Snake particularly Az.

#8 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@entropy_aegis: I have the Azrael fights in JPV's folder and I'm too lazy to go through that, haha.
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#9 Posted by entropy_aegis (15319 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_ said:

@entropy_aegis: I have the Azrael fights in JPV's folder and I'm too lazy to go through that, haha.

LOL,i am glad that Nolan chose to incoporate the LOA in to his Bane,the audience needs to know he's strong,smart AND skilled.This is why i'm perfectly fine with Hardy being small(apprantely).Btw i have some MEGA SPOILERS of TDKR posted on the bat board.

#10 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@entropy_aegis said:

@Morpheus_ said:

@entropy_aegis: I have the Azrael fights in JPV's folder and I'm too lazy to go through that, haha.

LOL,i am glad that Nolan chose to incoporate the LOA in to his Bane,the audience needs to know he's strong,smart AND skilled.This is why i'm perfectly fine with Hardy being small(apprantely).Btw i have some MEGA SPOILERS of TDKR posted on the bat board.

I'll read it.
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#11 Edited by k4tzm4n (44234 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm trying to find the scans I made of Bane vs JPV but can't locate the thread. Any help?

(From Azrael, not Knightfall)

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#12 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6482 posts) - - Show Bio

There are several times that he abandoned Venom due to it's addictive qualities and was still a great fighter (Most notably Secret Six) So yes, he is absolutely as skilled as made out to be.

#13 Posted by Bogey (946 posts) - - Show Bio

Bane takes down a dinosaur with lasers.

#14 Edited by TeamUnitedNerds (402 posts) - - Show Bio

He broke the Batman. That takes a lot of skill

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