Bane Quotes from The Dark Knight Rises

Bane Plane Heist & Escape

CIA Agent: [to three prisoners] The flight plan I just filed with the agency lists me, my men, Dr. Pavel here but only one of you! First one to talk gets to stay on my aircraft!
[grabs a hood]
CIA Agent: Who paid you to grab Dr. Pavel?
[No answer, the agent fires his gun away from the prisoner's head]
CIA Agent: He didn’t fly so good!
[pulls the hood back into the plane]
CIA Agent: Who wants to try next?
[grabs another prisoner]
CIA Agent: Tell me about Bane! Why does he wear the mask? A lot of loyalty, for a hired gun!
Bane: Or perhaps he’s wondering why someone would shoot a man, before throwing him out of a plane?
CIA Agent: At least you can talk. Who are you?
Bane: It doesn’t matter who we are, what matters is our plan.
[the Agent removes the hood]
Bane: No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.
CIA Agent: If I pull that off, would you die?
Bane: It would be extremely painful.
CIA Agent: You’re a big guy!
Bane: For you.
CIA Agent: Was getting caught part of your plan?
Bane: Of course… Dr. Pavel refused our offer in favor of yours, we had to find out what he told you.
Dr. Pavel: Nothing! I said nothing!
CIA Agent: Well, congratulations! You got yourself caught! Sir? Now what’s the next step in your master plan?
Bane: Crashing this plane… with no survivors!

Bane: No! They expect one of us in the wreckage brother.
Hooded Man #2: Have we started the fire?
Bane: Yes. The fire rises.

Bane: Calm down, Doctor! Now’s not the time for fear. That comes later.

Bane Sewer Scene

Bane: Why are you here?
Sewer Thug #1: [to Gordon] Answer him!
Bane: [to thug] I was asking you.
Sewer Thug #1: It’s the police commissioner.
Bane: And you brought him down here?
Sewer Thug #1: We didn’t know what to do
Bane: You panicked, and your weakness has cost the lives of three others.
Sewer Thug #1: No. He’s a little– [Bane strangles him]
Bane: Search him, then I will kill you.
Sewer Thug #2: He’s dead.
Bane: So, show me his body.
Sewer Thug #2: The water runs to any one of the outflows. We’ll never find him.
Bane: Follow him.
Sewer Thug #2: Follow him?
[Bane shoots him]

Bane Hits the Stock Exchange

Trader #1: This is a stock exchange. There’s no money for you to steal!
Bane: Really? Then why are you people here?
Banker: You gotta get in there.
Foley: This is a hostage situation.
Banker: No, no, no, this is a robbery. they have direct access to the online trading desks.
Foley: I’m not risking my men for your money.
Blake: Sir, we’re going to have to ask you to move, we have a situation here.
Banker: It’s not our money, it’s everybody’s.
Cop #1: Really? Mine’s in my mattress.
Banker: If you don’t put these guys down, that stuffing in your mattress might be worth a whole hell of a lot less.
Foley: Cut the fiber cable and take out that cell tower.
Banker: Thank you.
Foley: That’ll slow ‘em down.
Henchman: They cut the fiber. Cell’s working.
Bane: For now…
Cop #2: Get all these barriers up. I want all of them up, no one gets in or out of any of these streets.
Cement Truck Driver: Where am I supposed to move it?
Blake: Back it up! Alright, just stay in your vehicle, ok?
Bane: How much longer does the program need?
Henchman: Eight minutes.
Bane: Time to go mobile.
[Bane takes helmet from man]
Bane: Thank you.

Bane Kills Daggett

John Daggett: How the hell did Miranda Tate get the inside track on the Wayne board? I mean, she been meeting with him, she been sleeping with him?
Stryver: Not that we know of.
John Daggett: Ah, clearly you don’t know much of anything, do you? Where’s Bane?
Stryver: We told him it was urgent.
John Daggett: Oh where is that masked–
Bane: Speak of the devil and he shall appear.
John Daggett: What. The hell. Is going on?
Bane: Our plan is proceeding as expected.
John Daggett: Oh really? Do *I* look like I’m running Wayne Enterprises right now? Your hit, on the stock exchange, it didn’t work, my friend! And now you have my construction crews going around the city at 24 hours a day! How exactly is that supposed to help my company absorb Wayne’s?
Bane: [to Stryver] Leave us!
John Daggett: No! You stay here, I’m in charge!
Bane: [puts his hand on Daggett's shoulder] Do you *feel* in charge?
[Stryver leaves]
John Daggett: I paid you a small fortune.
Bane: And this gives you *power* over me?
John Daggett: What is this?
Bane: Your money and infrastructure have been important… ’til now!
John Daggett: What are you?
Bane: I’m Gotham’s reckoning. Here to end the borrowed time you’ve all been living on!
John Daggett: You’re pure evil!
Bane: I’m necessary evil!
[Bane breaks Daggett's neck; Stryver flinches]

Bane and Batman Sewer Fight

Bane: Not as serious as yours, I fear…
Batman: Bane
Bane: Let us not stand on ceremony, Mr. Wayne.
[Catwoman appears shocked]

Bane: Peace has cost you your strength! Victory has defeated you!

Bane: Theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the uninitiated… but we are initiated, aren’t we Bruce? Members of the League of Shadows!
[Lifts Batman by the neck]
Bane: And you betrayed us!
Bruce Wayne: Yes. You were excommunicated… by a gang of psychopaths!
[Bane viciously beats Batman and throws him to the ground]
Bane: I AM the League of Shadows, and I’m here to fulfill Ra’s al Ghul’s destiny!
Bane: You fight like a younger man, with nothing held back. Admirable but mistaken.
Bane: [Batman uses an EMP device to cut the lights]
Bane: Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but BLINDING!
[grabs Batman from the shadows and continues to beat him]
Bane: The shadows betray you, because they belong to me!
[repeatedly punches Batman in the face, breaking his cowl]
Bane: I will show you where I have made my home while preparing to bring justice. Then I will break you.
[Hits detonator, blowing a hole into the bottom of Wayne Enterprise]
Bane: Your precious armory, gratefully accepted! We will need it.
[Batman desperately stands and swings at Bane]
Bane: Ah, yes… I was wondering what would break first…
[lifts Batman high]
Bane: Your spirit, or your body?
[slams him on his knee]

Bane Talks to Bruce Wayne in Prison

Bruce Wayne: Why didn’t you just… kill me?
Bane: You don’t fear death… You welcome it. Your punishment must be more severe.
Bruce Wayne: Torture?
Bane: Yes. But not of your body… Of your soul.
Bruce Wayne: Where am I?
Bane: 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.

Bomb Activation

[Fox and Miranda come off the elevator at Wayne Enterprises, heading for a board meeting]
Lucius Fox: I still don’t see the need for a board meeting for the energy project.
Miranda Tate: Bruce got a lot of things right. Keeping the board in the dark wasn’t one of them.
[They enter the boardroom, and find Bane and several of his henchmen standing at the head of the table, holding the board members hostage with assault rifles. Bane turns to the newcomers]
Bane: How good of you to join us, Chair, President. All I need now is one more one ordinary member. Mr. Fox, would you like to nominate?
[Fox starts to speak, but Fredericks interrupts and stands]
Fredericks: No. I will volunteer.
Lucius Fox: Where are you taking us?
[Bane doesn't reply and he starts walking off]

Thug: Fire in the hole!
[Doorway explodes; they enter the reactor chamber]
Bane: Turn it on. I only need one other board member. There are eight others waiting.
Lucius Fox: I won’t do it.
Miranda Tate: Alright, stop. [To Lucius Fox] Lucius, you are killing this man and yourself, and you’ll barely slow them down.
Bane: [To Dr. Pavel] Go on then. Do your work. [To Thug] Take them up to the surface. People of their status deserve to experience the next era of western civilization.
Dr. Pavel: This is now a four-megaton nuclear bomb.
Bane: Pull the core out of the reactor.
Dr. Pavel: No, you cannot! [To Bane] This is the only power source capable of sustaining it. If you move it, the core will deteriorate in a matter of months.
Bane: Five, by my calculations.
Dr. Pavel: Then it won’t go off!
Bane: And, for the sake of your children Dr. Pavel, indeed I hope it does.

National Anthem & Stadium Explosion

Bane: What a lovely, lovely voice.

Bane: Let the games begin!

Bane Football Stadium Speech

Bane: Gotham, take control… take control of your city. Behold, the instrument of your liberation!

Military Analyst 1: Whatever it is, it’s nuclear.

Bane: Identify yourself to the world.
Dr. Pavel: Dr Leonid Pavel, nuclear physicist.
Bane: And what… what is this?

Military Analyst 2: Looks like it’s him.

Dr. Pavel: It’s a fully primed, nuclear bomb with a blast radius of six miles.
Bane: And who is capable of disarming such a device?
Dr. Pavel: Only me.
Bane: Only you… Thank you, good doctor.
[breaks his neck]
Bane: Now, this bomb is ours. This bomb is mobile, and the identity of the triggerman is a mystery. For one of you holds the detonator. Now, we come here not as conquerors, but as liberators, to return control of this city to the people. And at the first sign of interference from the outside world, or from those people attempting to flee, this anonymous Gothamite, this unsung hero, will trigger the bomb. For now martial law is in effect. Return to your homes, hold your families close, and wait. Tomorrow you claim what is rightfully yours.

Blackgate Prison Monologue

Bane: Behind you stands a symbol of oppression, Blackgate Prison. Where a thousand men have languished under the name of this man, Harvey Dent, who has been held up to you as the shining example of justice. You have been supplied with a false idol to stop you from tearing down this corrupt city. Let me tell you the truth about Harvey Dent, from the words of Gotham’s police commissioner, James Gordon: “The Batman didn’t murder Harvey Dent. He saved my boy and took the blame for Harvey’s appalling crime, so that I could to my shame build a lie around this fallen idol. I praised the mad man who tried to murder my own child. While I can no longer live with my lie, it is time to trust the people of Gotham with the truth, and it is time for me to resign.” And do you accept this man’s resignation? And do you accept the resignation of all these liars? Of all the corrupt? We take Gotham from the corrupt, the rich, the oppressors of generations who kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you, the people. Gotham is yours. None shall interfere, do as you please. Start by storming Blackgate and free the oppressed. Step forward, those who would serve, for an army will be raised. The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure. Courts will be convened, spoils will be enjoyed. Blood will be shed. The police will survive as they learn to survive true justice. This great city… it will endure. Gotham will survive.

Bane and Batman Final Fight

Bane: So, you came back to die with your city.
Batman: No. I came to stop you.
[Bane and Batman fight]

Gordon: Now! [They open the truck] That’s impossible. [Gordon thinks up a new plan] Cutover to fifth!

[Lucius Fox types some stuff]

Blake: Alright, here ya go, get on the bus, go ahead. You, come with me. You two. Hey you, you. And you. Come here. Everyone else get on the bus, okay? [To boys] You guys, you to go knock on doors and spread the word, okay? The bomb is gonna go off, you can get out by the South Street tunnel or over the bridge. You go, you do two blocks then you get back to the bus, alright? Go, go, go.
Kid: Is he back?
Blake: Keep your eyes open.

[Bane and Batman fight]

Batman: [To Miranda Tate] Cover the doors! [To Bane] Where’s your trigger, where is it!? You’d never give it to an ordinary citizen! Where is it?! Where’s the trigger!? Where is it!? Where is it!?

[Bane laughs]

Batman: Tell me where the trigger is. Then, you have my permission to die.

Bane’s Death

Bane: We both know that I have to kill you now. You’ll just have to imagine the fire!
Selina Kyle: About the whole “no guns” thing, I’m not sure I feel as strongly about it as you do.