Biography of Bane
(7 Of 8) Bane Triumphs Again
Bane established himself as new ruler of Gotham's underworld while Bruce Wayne allows Jean-Paul Valley, also known as Azrael, to take over his roll as Batman. Ignoring Bruce Wayne's strict orders to avoid Bane, he foolishly attempts to confront Bane in his home. Even with high-tech, metal gauntlets added to the Batsuit, Bane triumphs and nearly kills Jean-Paul Valley.
(8 Of 8) Defeated By Victory
Humiliated, Jean-Paul Valley returned to the Batcave where he built an advanced combat suit of metal that fired razor-sharp weapons. Bane had lost a lot of blood during their first fight, and unable to receive medical treatment he fights valiantly but is ultimately overmatched. Valley severs the tubes that pump Venom into Bane's bloodstream, and Bane asks to be killed as a gesture of mercy. The "Knightfall" story arc ends as Valley denies his innate urge to kill Bane.