I seek the means to fight injustice. To turn fear against those who prey on the fearful.
I give a damn because a good man
once made me responsible for what was most precious to him in the whole world.
But it's not who you are underneath... it's what you do that defines you.
Behind you, stands a symbol of oppression. Blackgate Prison, where a thousand men have languished under the name of this man: Harvey Dent.
I climbed out of the pit. I found my father and brought him back to exact terrible vengeance. But by that time, the prisoners and the doctor had their work to my friend, my protector. The League took us in and trained us but my father could not accept Bane. He saw only a monster, whose very existence was the reminder of the hell he'd left his wife to die in. He excommunicated Bane from the League of Shadows. His only crime was that he loved me. I could not forgive my father, until you murdered him.
How about a magic trick? I'm gonna make this pencil disappear. Ta-da!
Ooh, you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark, I was born in it. Molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man. By then there was nothing to be but blinded.
There you are! There is nothing to fear but fear itseIf!
We have purged your fear. You are ready to Iead these men. You are ready to become a member of the League of Shadows. But first, you must demonstrate your commitment to justice.
It's simple. We, uh, kill the Batman.
My anger outweights my guilt.
Well, you see... I'm buying this hotel and setting some new rules about the pool area.
Look around you. You'll see two councilmen, a union official,
couple off-duty cops and a judge. I wouldn't have a second's hesitation of blowing your head off in front of them. Now, that's power you can't buy. That's the power of fear.
I told you I was immortal. Oh there are many...