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Bane was a chemically-boosted assassin from South America. He was an enemy to Batman in The New Batman Adventures.


When Batgirl fell under the influence of the Scarecrow's Fear Gas, she experienced a nightmare where her father went mad with grief upon learning of his daughter's alter ego and cut a deal to release Bane from Stonegate Penitentiary in exchange for Batman's capture. In the final moments of the hallucination, Bane double-crossed Gordon, but was killed by Batman, who delivered him a fatal electric shock through his severed venom tube. In his final moments, Bane flung the Bat-signal at Batman, and knocked both him and Gordon off the roof of GPD headquarters before he died.

Bane later returned to Gotham City with a new, and enhanced form of Venom. During Batman's unexplained absence from Gotham, Bane proposed an alliance with the Riddler and the Mad Hatter to rule the city, but this scheme was foiled by Superman (temporarily impersonating Batman) and Robin. Even though Bane was stronger than ever, he was only barely a match for Superman, until he pushed the Man of Steel too far and took a vicious beating.



  • Bane became more physically imposing, and gained an entirely new mask: This version lacked the original's nose hole and most of its white markings (save for those around the eyes), and had small metal studs around the mouth hole. He also had a spiked collar of some kind, and the tubes of the Venom pump were changed from white to red.