Tom Hardy’s Bane was a true blue terrorist. Hardy’s Bane was a legitimate believer in the cause of the League of Shadows. Hardy made Bane a believable character for a world rife with terrorists devoted to causes. Bane was one of the most anticipated movie villains ever after Hardy famously bulked up and put on the mask. The opening six minutes of The Dark Knight Rises lets you that Bane is not here for his own amusement — his amusement from dealing pain is merely incidental.