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During the whole imprisonment of Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises, did the prisoners know who he was, specifically that he was the Batman? I think they only knew him to be a friend of Bane.

Did they have any idea that Batman and Bruce Wayne were the same person?

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I can't see what difference that would make, since the prison was now being run by Bane and he had given express order to keep Bruce alive till the bomb goes off. –  KeyBrd Basher Jan 2 '13 at 11:18

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I don't remember any of the prisoner making any comment about Bruce Wayne while he is kept captive in the pit.
Therefore, I would think that nobody knows who he is.
After all, they are prisoners with few information coming from the outside world. Furthermore, their prison is in a country far away from where Bruce Wayne's activities are famous.
When he escapes, the prisoners cheer up not for who he is, but for what he has done : beaten the pit and showed all the prisoners that it was possible to escape, thus giving them great hope.

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In the end he didn't just give them hope, but freed them, by lowering a rope down there once he escaped. Otherwise correct answer. –  Napoleon Wilson Jan 1 '13 at 13:49

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