Biographical information

Santa Prisca
Gotham City


Anglo-Caribbean and Hispanic




Superhuman strength and durability
Master fighting tactician
Genius level intellect




Suicide Squad
Foot Clan

Physical description

Human, Mutant Elephant



Out of universe information



DC Comics
IDW Publishing

First appearance

Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1

Created by

Chuck Dixon
Doug Moench
Graham Nolan

Teachers and Students

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The man known only as Bane was born in a prison on the Caribbean island of Santa Prisca, where he honed himself to become a master of many forms of combat and developed an unparalleled intelligence. Using a super steroid known as "Venom", Bane fought Batman and broke his back.

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Bane is one of the Arkham inmates mutated by Shredder and Ra's al Ghul. Bane becomes a mutant elephant and quickly apprehended Batman and Damian Wayne, but Batman broke free by throwing electrified batarangs in Bane's face.

During the final battle, he was among the combatants whom Splinter fought, and was defeated. It was later confirmed that he would revert back to normal in a week's time.

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II

A short time after the defeat of Shredder and Ra's al Ghul, Bane took the latter's place as the new head of the League of Shadows. He was just emerging from a Lazarus Pit under Gotham when Donatello opened a portal between dimensions, accidentally swapping himself with Bane.

Bane immediately began taking over the fragmented Foot Clan, and within a week chaos had spread over New York. However, being in an alien dimension meant that he did not have access to Venom, so he enlisted Baxter Stockman to find a way to synthesize more, in order to use it on Bebop, Rocksteady and the Foot Clan.

He also laid a trap for Batman - who had followed him to this dimension - and the Turtles, ordering them to serve him or die. During the ensuing battle, he almost killed Raphael and left Splinter mortally wounded, before making his escape with Stockman and his Foot forces.

He then set up a new headquarters in the Statue of Liberty, whose face he covered with a mask similar to his own. After this, he transmitted a message to the entire city demanding their surrender and subjugation to him. However, the Turtles, Batman and their allies managed to infiltrate Liberty Island, and Bane was confronted by the combined might of Batman, Shredder and Splinter, who managed to drive him back.

When the Turtles successfully detoxed the Foot of Venom, Bane was left without a superpowered army. He still fought the collected enemies who were trying to bring him down, successfully driving them back, but was taken down by Donatello pumping him full of elephant tranquilizer.

Still unconscious, Bane was transported back to his home dimension, and presumably prison.


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