Biography of Bane
(3 Of 8) Surviving Venom
Because of his reputation, the prison forced him to become a test subject for a mysterious drug known as Venom, which had killed all other test subjects; It nearly killed Bane at first, but he survived and found that the drug tremendously increases his physical strength. However, Bane needs to take it every 12 hours through a system of tubes pumped directly into his brain or he will suffer debilitating side-effects.
(4 Of 8) Molded By Darkness
While growing up in prison, Bane read as many books as he could while building up his body in the prison's gym and learning to fight in the merciless school of prison life. Bane learned to speak English, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin. He committed his first murder at the age of eight, stabbing a criminal who wanted to use him to gain information about the prison. He ultimately established himself as the "king" of Peña Duro prison.