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In the underground tunnel scene where Bane and Batman fight, Bane has some odd texture covering the skin of his arms, mostly around the shoulders and upper arms. It almost looks like dry and cracked clay, or perhaps like fake skin that's peeling.

My best guess is that it's dirt or filth caked-on from the sewers. But it seems like such an odd and distracting prosthetic to add (IMHO), I wonder if there's more plot-like reason to it than meets the eye. I can't imagine Nolan would let a misapplied prosthetic slip by so noticeably, and at such a pivotal scene.

On the other hand, maybe it's intentionally supposed to add to the unsettling "grittiness" of the scene, like the harsh lighting of the scene (as explained in the extras).

bane's arm

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A screenshot would help this question so much >.> – TylerShads Mar 13 '13 at 18:15
Great idea -- done! :) – Coldblackice Mar 15 '13 at 6:55

I know what it is. Tom Hardy has full arm sleeves (tattoos). It is a revealing goof, he had to wear a thick application of flesh tone makeup on each arm to cover the artwork in scenes where Bane wears no coat.

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That makes sense, I suppose. But even still, with the effect being so blatant, and densely concentrated around the shoulders, I can't help but feel that it's more than just a prosthetic goof. Other scenes with Bane's bare arms don't suffer from this. On the other hand, however, I suppose it could be because of the water involved in this scene, and maybe it was too difficult to prevent from happening (and maybe Nolan even thought it added to the grittiness of Bane). – Coldblackice Mar 17 '13 at 18:04

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