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Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane?

The first fight is an ambush set up by Bane. He set the time, and the place. He knows things about Batman that Batman did not think he knew - that he is Bruce Wayne for example, off the bat (I would ...
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Why does Bruce Wayne keep speaking in that low raspy voice to Catwoman?

TL;DR: Throughout the trilogy, Bruce always uses his gravelly voice while in costume, regardless of who he is interacting with. The circumstances don't seem to make any difference. He might be in ...
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Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane?

In his first fight with Bane, 1) Batman subconsciously wants to die, and 2) Bane is more motivated. Others have noted some of the tactical reasons why Batman lost the first fight and won the second. ...
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Do the events of The Dark Knight Rises prove Joker was right?

No. The situation in Gotham was the result of a conspiracy by Batman and Commissioner Gordon to conceal the truth. One of the central ideas in The Dark Knight Rises is that the peace and prosperity ...
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Why is fear "good" in The Dark Knight Rises?

It's not a duality From the script for The Dark Knight Rises: Blind Prisoner: (cracked English) You do not fear death. You think this makes you strong. This makes you weak. Wayne: Why? ...
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Why does Bruce Wayne keep speaking in that low raspy voice to Catwoman?

In or out of universe? The other answer covered the point that the voice does not actually change. Here is the out of universe explanation straight from the actor's mouth in Christian Bale Reveals ...
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What is Bane's ethnicity in The Dark Knight Rises?

According to statements by Tom Hardy, reported by MTV, his version of Bane was intended to be of Romani heritage: "There's the history of [Bane] being Latino and speaking Spanish and all the stuff ...
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Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane?

A big influence on the Nolan trilogy is The Dark Knight Returns and this battle looks highly influenced by Batman's fights with the mutant leader. The mutant leader has similar physical attributes to ...
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Do the events of The Dark Knight Rises prove Joker was right?

The second the police and Batman are unable to defend Gotham, the people literally stage a cheap French revolution and overthrow what little order the city has... Within a month they've developed a ...
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Did Selina Kyle know the secret identity of Bruce Wayne before she gave him to Bane?

No, she didn't The novelization confirms that she had no idea until it was too late (emphasis mine): "Bane." The infamous mercenary approached him. "Let's not stand on ceremony here, ...
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Why was Bane excommunicated from the League of Shadows?

Bane was a constant reminder to Ra's of the hellish torment and death that his wife suffered in the prison. Ra's was also uncomfortable about Bane's love for, and protective nature around, Talia. For ...
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What was the point of the smoke in The Dark Knight Rises?

They were supposed to distract Bane, buying Batman some time to think of a new plan. Suffice to say, they didn't work. This wasn’t going well… Bane clambered after him, swinging down on a chain, ...
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How did they manage to bring weapons into the Stock Exchange?

The novelisation indicates that they smuggled the weapons inside innocuous work items, while posing as menial employees "In the men’s room, a janitor mopped the floor. Toilets flushed in the ...
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What happens to Talia's truck driver in Batman - The Dark Knight Rises?

The film's screenplay indicates that he died, a victim of Batman's gunfire. INT. CAB, BLACK TRUCK – CONTINUOUS 290 Bullets fly through the cab. The driver takes one, falls forward, dead. ...
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Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane?

Your question: Is the disparity between these two performances from Batman entirely the result of the fact that he broke Bane's mask in the second fight, or is there something else going on here? ...
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How does Bane's mask work?

If we can't see any external source, we have to assume it's internal. It's reasonable to assume the mask contains an incredibly strong anesthetic of some sort, and it's slowly released into his system ...
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What did Bruce intend for Blake after The Dark Knight Rises?

Blake actually had most of the things you mention Blake did not have years of martial arts training, but he was a trained law enforcement officer. He may not have known Lucius Fox for years, but ...
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What did Batman do to the first tumbler, and why didn't he do it to the other one?

He disables the turret on the left tumbler, which was tracking the approaching mob. The other two tumblers don't seem to be engaged in 'turret mode'. While stored, the heavily armored turret has a ...
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What did Batman do to the first tumbler, and why didn't he do it to the other one?

Oddly, the screenplay indicates that he "blasted" both tumblers, not just the one. The Tumblers fire into the line of Cops, throwing men into the air, screaming. The line of Cops is about to ...
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What happened to Bane that requires him to breathe using an apparatus?

He doesn't need it in order to breathe and stay alive per se (in the film) but to administer inhaled anesthetics in order to ease the pain left from old injuries suffered at The Pit. The fact that he ...
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What happens to Talia's truck driver in Batman - The Dark Knight Rises?

He perishes after a missile launched from the Bat explodes in front of the truck (yes Batman kills him, indirectly if you will) He is then tossed aside by Thalia so that she may regain control of the ...
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Does Batman's escape from The Pit indicate an excess of fear or a complete lack of fear?

I think that your two interpretations are not as contradictory as you think. They are each part of the whole truth. Your fundamental mistake is you have confused the conquering of fear with the ...
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Why did Bruce help prisoners escape from The Pit?

All the prisoners who wanted to kill/rape Miranda/Talia and killed Talia's mother were murdered in revenge by the League of Shadows on Ra's al Ghul's orders, recompense for the murder of his beloved ...
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What was injected into the doctor at the beginning of The Dark Knight Rises?

The film's official novelisation confirms that Bane was drawing out the Doctor's blood with the intention of transfusing it into the dead body before the explosion and crash. Since the body was ...
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What was the point of the smoke in The Dark Knight Rises?

It was an attempt at disconcerting Bane. After throwing those pellets Bane remarked that "theatricality and deception [were] powerful agents to the uninitiated". Throwing smoke pellets at an enemy ...
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How does Bane's mask work?

The small cylindrical vials attached to his mouth each contain a small amount of a powerful anaesthetic. One assumes that these are replaceable. When Batman fights him after returning to Gotham, a ...
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Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane?

So, for your question, there are many answers, but I will provide you the main reasoning for why Batman gets exterminated by bane in the first fight, and wins the second. Why Batman lost his first ...
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Why is fear "good" in The Dark Knight Rises?

You have to fear in order to survive. You can see it in nature A typical example of the stress response is a grazing zebra. If the zebra sees a lion closing in for the kill, the stress response is ...
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Why is fear "good" in The Dark Knight Rises?

I've recently read about the differences between "weakness" and "vulnerability." I've always believed them to be the same. I have felt to be vulnerable is something to avoid at all costs. The book, "...
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Shouldn't the rope fall kill those attempting to escape The Pit?

Vsauce 3 experimented on a 30ft fall tied with a firehose in the waist on a ballistics dummy. It cut it in half. And it had no legs or arms. Source:
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