Is it just me, or are there others who think Bane's accent sounded like an Indian accent?

This seemed to be more pronounced in the plane scene at the beginning of the movie, when he says, "No one cared who I was, till I put on the mask".

Seriously, if I had closed my eyes during that scene, the first time I had seen the movie, I would have thought that Bane was actually from India. Also, the pit that is seen in the movie where Bane was during his younger days is actually located in Rajasthan, India.

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    Just a random tidbit: in the Comics, Bane was born and raised in the prison Pena Duro located in some post-revolutionary Latin American country. He's often depicted in DC video games with a strong Spanish Accent, as a result. Mar 10, 2018 at 18:49
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    I can't say I picked up any Indian accent from Bane. Mar 10, 2018 at 20:46

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In-movie explanation: 1

Bane was reportedly born and raised in the Pit, a hellish prison located within a Middle Eastern country. He came to regard the prison as a home, a place where he learned "the truth about despair."

From Bane himself:

"It's based on a guy named Bartley Gorman," he told us. (So, not Mr. Belevedere?) "He's the king of the gypsies, and he's a boxer, a bare-knuckle boxer, an Irish traveler, a gypsy." 2

According to Tom Hardy, he based his voice for Bane on Bartley Gorman (1944 - 2002), an Irish Traveller who was the undefeated Bare-knuckle boxing champion of the United Kingdom: "The choice of the accent is actually a man called Bartley Gorman, who was a bare knuckle fighter, a Romani gypsy. So I wanted to underpin the Latin, but a Romani Latin opposed to Latino." 3

Out-of-movie-universe thoughts:

The Mehrangarh fort is just a location they used for shooting the movie. If we still consider this to be the Pit, then we can assume Bane picked up the Indian dialect since he was born and raised in the Pit which results in his accent...

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    Since Roma people (a.k.a. gypsies) are basically a group of Indians who left the subcontinent in medieval times, it would make sense for the accent to be similar.
    – void_ptr
    Mar 10, 2018 at 19:38
  • Related question; how did Bruce Wayne get to/from "a Middle Eastern country" so quickly? The whole chronology of that segment seems completely out of whack. Wouldn't he need months (or at least weeks) to recover from his injuries prior to his successful climb out of the pit? Wouldn't Bane's plan in Gotham take far less time than that?
    – aroth
    Mar 11, 2018 at 0:37
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    @aroth Bane's plan actually took around 5 months. See movies.stackexchange.com/questions/3475/…
    – Greg
    Mar 11, 2018 at 5:05

No, I don't think that he is of Indian descent. The actual location for a scene does not conclusively reveal the actual location of the pit in the movie.

Ra's mentions that it (pit) was a hellish prison in a Middle Eastern country, but not the specific name. It could have been India, but it could very well have been Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq .. you get the point.

Also, his mask alters his speech so it is difficult to analyze where he might be from just by listening him.

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