Your idle gossip distracts me from my master plan. Break the Batman. Punish Gotham for its transgressions, and stand atop the mountain of skulls left in my wake.— BaneBane is a major antagonist of the T.V. series, Harley Quinn. He is a major antagonist of season 1, and season 2. He is an enemy of Batman and a member of the Legion of Doom and Injustice League.
Bane is a tall and muscular male wearing a full face mask. The tubes that connect to him can deliver Venom, which strengthens his power and physique.
"A High Bar"
Bane is introduced gossiping about the Joker being dumped by Harley Quinn with Scarecrow at the Legion of Doom. He later went to The Penguin's nephew Joshua Cobblepot's bar mitzvah with Scarecrow and Two-Face, and bantered with Harley when she arrived at their table. However, the Joker soon arrived and drove her off, yelling at the table to laugh with him, which they reluctantly did. At dinner, Bane was hurt when Joker stole his dinner, not liking his own.
He later watched as Joshua Cobblepot prepared to kill Harley, only for Harley to end up escaping. The Joker then ordered the Legion of Doom members present to attack Harley. They set Kite Man to handle Bane, only for Bane to easily knock him aside. As Harley managed to dispatch Scarecrow with Poison Ivy's assistance, the Joker had the Legion of Doom surround Ivy and Harley. However, berated Bane for fighting Kite Man rather than focusing on Harley and Ivy, telling him to just do what he tells him and calling him a dumb freakish monster. This prompted Harley to ask a hurt Bane why he let Joker talk to him like that. Bane exclaimed how she was making a good point and lectured Joker about stealing his dinner and not even wanting to come to the bar mitzvah in the first place.
"A Seat At The Table"
Bane was away for the destruction of Gotham City, dog sitting for his "Aunt Linda's girlfriend". However, after Harley Quinn's efforts to incite goons to rebel against their masters, Bane was forced to find common cause with the Injustice League to defend themselves, regain their goons, and carve of the remains of Gotham for themselves. After struggling to figure out how to work the coffee machine, Bane lamented that they needed goons, to which everyone else immediately agreed. They came up with a plan to get Harley into their group so that they could regain their goons, at which point Bane wondered why she wasn't invited in the first place, resulting in derision from everyone else in the league.
At the Injustice League meeting, Bane continually complained about being sat on a folding chair rather than an executive chair like everyone else, which the rest of the league had done deliberately to make fun of him. Not quite getting it, Bane said that "your jest will be avenged". Afterward, Harley smashed through the table and rejected all of the Injustice League's proposals, so Mr. Freeze froze her in a block of ice and Bane suggested that they kill her. The rest of the league agreed with him, but Mr. Freeze convinced them all to keep her alive as a trophy instead, so Bane mocked Harley incoherently and then left for his agreed-upon territory of new New Gotham.
"Batman's Back, Man"
"There's No Place to Go But Down"
Bane is revealed to have survived the fall into The Pit and watching Doctor Psycho's broadcasting of Harley and Ivy having sex onto the sky. He expresses that he saw it coming as "the tension was palpable".
"The Runaway Bridesmaid"
This version of Bane, in stark contrast to his cunning and resourceful comic book counterpart, appears to be quite foolish and simple-minded. He can be easily fooled by most people and irritated by seemingly random things. His feelings can be hurt quite easily as well, although it is just as easy for his feelings to recover. He is also somewhat fascinated with blowing up things and constantly uses it as a threat.
- When Bane mentioned blowing up the stadium, this alluded to when Bane blew up the football stadium with the Gotham Rogues before his speech in The Dark Knight Rises.
- According to Lex, there was a lot of politics involved in his being hired in the Legion of Doom.
- Bane’s declaration of “Breaking the Batman…” is from the classic storyline Batman: Knightfall. His stature and look is very Batman: The Animated Series but his camp and hammy antics are ripped from Tom Hardy’s Bane from The Dark Knight Trilogy.
- The words on his coffee mug are "CAFFEINE IS MY RECKONING".
- His origin also based on the Dark Knight Rises.