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Bane is a supervillain. He used to use a strength-enhancing steroid known as "Venom" to increase his strength and body mass.


Bane is very confident in his strength, and accepted Kobra's offer to reclaim his island if he defeated their champion. He is not above using trickery and lies to achieve his goals, and has shown to be able to think of somewhat intricate plans that would end up taking out all his enemies, as he betrayed the Team in hopes that they would eliminate the Cult of the Kobra. If they were not successful, the Justice League would avenge them and take out the cult instead.[3]

In 2018, Bane has abandoned the use of Venom, considering its use to have been a crutch. He allows the League of Shadows to operate out of his island, recieving training from the League to properly harness his body's full potential.

Physical appearance

Bane is a fairly large Hispanic man. He has dark brown eyes, is muscular in appearance, and seems taller than the average man. He wears brown cargo pants and a sleeveless black muscle shirt that is tucked in his pants. His belt has a fairly large buckle. He wears black gloves and black boots. He also wears a black and white Lucha Libre mask.

In 2018, Bane has slimmed down, likely from the lack of Venom in his system. However, in exchange his muscles have become refined, allowing for agility he previously lacked.


Early life

Bane was the ruler of the island nation Santa Prisca in the Caribbean Sea, where he headed a factory that manufactured and distributed the super steroid dubbed "Venom".[3]


Santa Prisca
June 19, 00:43 ECT

The island and its factory were invaded by the Cult of the Kobra. Bane was defeated in single combat by Mammoth, an affiliate of the Cult who had been transformed into a monster by using new Kobra-Venom.[3]

Santa Prisca
July 22, post-20:08 ECT

Bane escaped and declared war on the Kobra cultists in a desperate bid to retake his factory. When the Team arrived on the island on July 22, he was captured along with some of his men, but convinced the young heroes to free him by offering to reveal a secret way into the factory. When the Team failed to drive out Kobra, he instead attempted to have them killed in order to galvanize the Justice League into avenging them, and subsequently, taking care of Kobra. However, the Team defeated and apprehended him once again. He watched in anger as his factory was destroyed.[3]

Santa Prisca
December 30, 17:57 ECT

Bane eventually allied himself with the Light, and allowed them to use Santa Prisca as a base of operations. He had his guards stand by when Lex Luthor and Queen Bee planned to coerce Artemis, Miss Martian and Superboy into joining the Light. However, this did not go as planned: the Team had been suspicious of them beforehand, and arranged backup for contingency purposes. Robin and Zatanna confronted Bane, but with his Venom-enhanced strength, he was superior to them. Robin managed to cut his Venom supply thanks to a magical diversion, and electrocuted Bane until he collapsed.[4]


Santa Prisca
February 17, 14:36 ECT

Bane continued to work with the Light, allowing them to operate on his island nation. The Light was after a series of Babylonian artefacts, and one of them happened to be on the Caribbean island. Aquaman came in to investigate, but Bane captured him and allowed Lex Luthor to keep him prisoner. After the Team came to the island and managed to cut through Bane's men and an assortment of LexCorp robots, Bane decided to step in himself. However, Aqualad and his teammates proved to much for the powerhouse.[5]


Santa Prisca
October 12, 04:00 ECT


  • Hand-to-hand combat: Bane is an expert at hand-to-hand combat, and is clearly confident in his abilities.[3] Even without Venom he was a formidable fighter.[6]
  • Resistance to telepathy: Bane is experienced in keeping his mind from being read by telepaths, although it seems that he must know that they are attempting to read his mind for it to work. He does this by inundating his thoughts with trivial thoughts, such as football scores, in Spanish.[3]
  • Multilingualism: Bane can speak several languages, including English and Spanish.[3]


Venom (formerly): With the Venom, Bane's body size increases; through this he gains super-strength and an increased durability.[3] Eventually, he realized it held him back and stopped using it.[6]


Background information


  1. Weisman, Greg (2012-04-13). Question #14597. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
  2. Weisman, Greg (2013-03-20). Question #19579. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Robinson, Andrew (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (January 28, 2011). "Drop-Zone". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 4. Cartoon Network.
  4. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Oliva, Jay, Divar, Tim (directors) (April 14, 2012). "Usual Suspects". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 25. Cartoon Network.
  5. Scott, Sharon, Brandon Vietti, Greg Weisman (writers), Young Justice: Legacy (November 19, 2013): Santa Prisca. Santa Ana, CA: Little Orbit
  6. 6.0 6.1 Paredes, Francisco (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (January 25, 2019). "Exceptional Human Beings". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 10. DC Universe.
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