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The third and final film of the Dark Knight Trilogy created by Christopher Nolan.

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Was Bane's destiny pre-plotted?

It's of no doubt that Talia was the mastermind behind the plan and Bane her executor. Did she plan for Bane to be sacrificed(if needed) for the successful execution of the plan? I ask this question ...
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What is bad about the Dent Act?

From this answer about The Dark Knight Rises: John Blake to Gordon: Those men locked up for eight years in Blackgate, and denied parole under the Dent Act, based on a lie? As the answer explains, ...
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Did Talia and Bane plan to die in the destruction of Gotham?

The two of them were in downtown Gotham only minutes before the bomb was due to explode. Perhaps they stayed longer than expected because of Batman's return, but they don't seem to have given ...
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What language is shown on the TV in Bruce's cell?

When Bruce Wayne is in the prison-pit-thing in The Dark Knight Rises, what is probably the president of the US appears on TV. Underneath, there are some subtitles, in some language. Screenshot: What ...
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Why was Bane expelled from the League of Shadows?

In The Dark Knight Rises it is said that Bane was expelled from the League of Shadows. Is it known why?
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Blood transfer during airplane scene [duplicate]

In the beginning of The Dark Knight Rises, Bane and his minions take over the airplane in which Dr. Pavel is transported. After having the control over the airplane, and having it wired up with cables,...
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Why doesn't the bomb cause radiation poisoning to Gotham City?

The ending to me makes no sense. Batman put his plane on auto pilot that was carrying the bomb away from the city, but they should be affected for many years to come just like Hiroshima. How come ...
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How did Bane get Gordon's speech?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane reads commissioner Gordon's real speech in front of the cameras before releasing the prisoners. The speech contained the truth about Dent and was Gordon's resignation. ...
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Is there anything to be said about the fact that Bane's mask is the negative of Batman's?

I was looking at this image and thinking about how odd it is that Batman's suit has absolutely no protection for his chin and mouth. It struck me, then, that Bane's headgear is exactly the opposite, ...
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When was Blackgate prison built?

I don't remember Blackgate being mentioned in the first two of the Nolan Batman Trilogy. Was the prison built to house all the extra criminals imprisoned because of the Dent Act or was it there all ...
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Why didn't Bane raid Wayne Manor after taking charge of Gotham?

Why didn't Bane raid Wayne Manor after taking charge of Gotham in The Dark Knight Rises? We see him getting his hands on all of Batman's toys and gadgets. If he knew Bruce Wayne was Batman, why didn't ...
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Why didn't Bane look for “The Bat”?

We know there was more than one "Bat" (the flying craft), because towards the end of The Dark Knight Rises, the engineers tell Fox that the autopilot was fixed. We also know Fox kept all the gadgets ...
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Why does Bane wear the mask?

Throughout the movie, we're given different versions of the past. I am also not sure if it's ever made very clear why Bane wears his mask. So, why did Bane have to wear his mask?
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Why does Bane's stock exchange robbery actually work to bankrupt Bruce Wayne?

In the movie The Dark Knight Rises, Bane robs the Gotham City Stock Exchange, more specifically with the purpose of bankrupting Bruce Wayne. What I don't understand and feels like a plot hole to me: ...
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Do the Chris Nolan Batman movies have a unique Gotham accent?

I cannot place American accents particularly well, so this is not intuitive to me based on watching the Christopher Nolan Batman movies. Do the cast use a particular accent to place themselves in the ...
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Was this character killed in the Dark Knight Rises?

Bane is seen hit by a motorcycle of sorts or possibly shot by the motorcycle but Bane has shown to be very formidable. I feel that a villain of his caliber would have a more conclusive death but his "...
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Why doesn't Bane immediately blow up Gotham when he sees the Bat-symbol on fire on the Gotham bridge?

I've heard of people nitpicking at The Dark Knight Rises a lot (continuity errors mostly). But I think I found the clincher. Why doesn't Bane immediately blow up Gotham when he sees the Bat-Symbol on ...
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Why weren't many people present at Bruce Wayne's funeral?

Bruce Wayne is one of the most well known people in Gotham but when he died in The Dark Knight Rises only 4 people were present at his funeral. Only Alfred, ...
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Why is Bane not a Mexican wrestler?

Now before I say this I understand that The Dark Knight Rises was set in the real world and not in comics but the Bane in comics was hilarious. Are there any comments from Christopher Nolan or Tom ...
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How the “anonymous Gothamite” would “trigger the bomb”?

Here is the full quote from Bane in the stadium (emphasize mine): Now, this bomb is armed! This bomb is mobile! And the identity of the triggerman is a mystery. For one of you holds the detonator! ...
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How does Batman know to rescue Selina Kyle outside the home of John Daggett?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Selina Kyle enters the home of John Daggett to confront his henchman for a copy of software she had been promised that would erase her name and criminal record from every ...
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Why does Bane rob the stock exchange, with Bruce Wayne's fingerprints?

I recently saw The Dark Knight Rises and I don't remember the goal of the stock exchange robbery. I remember that: Selina Kyle steals Bruce Wayne's fingerprints and gives them indirectly to Bane. ...
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At what point does Batman eject out of the Bat?

We know Batman survived the nuclear blast at the end of The Dark Night Rises. I'm just curious as to how he achieved it. The bomb had a blast radius of 6km (correct me if I am wrong). Batman had ...
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How did Bane know the exact location of the Batmobile?

How did Bane know the exact location of the Batmobile in the Dark Knight Rises, since Lucious said it was off the books?
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Why was there no hint of the Joker?

In Dark Knight Rises, we see a bit of history of what has happened to Gotham in the past 8 years. Batman in seclusion, criminals being locked up for being part of organized crime, and Gordon's guilt ...
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Why does Christopher Nolan end the Dark Knight Trilogy this way?

Once Batman dives into the ocean with the bomb and "The Bat", and after Bruce Wayne's obituaries are read and Robin discovers what Mr. Wayne left back for him, what is the significance of the final ...
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Why was Selina Kyle's character included in the Dark knight Rises?

From Wikia, we can see the importance of Selina Kyle's role in the Dark Knight Rises. So what are the important tasks she achieved (with respect to the movie only)? The only two things I can see (...
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Why did the story stop after The Dark Knight Rises?

I can't believe that they stopped the storyline with The Dark Knight Rises. In my eyes, the movie ends with a cliffhanger... We have Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle / Catwoman at the end sitting with ...
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How did the police department survive, and why were they allowed to?

During the course of the film, the Gotham PD is trapped by Bane underground, and it is up to Blake to keep them informed via numerous cut scenes of him threading fishing lines down storm drains. How ...
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Is Bane from The Dark Knight Rises an Indian?

Is it just me or are there others who thinks 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 ...
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Why put Batman in the pit?

I may have missed something obvious in The Dark Knight Rises, but if Bane knew that a little girl (Talia) could escape the pit (albeit with his help) then surely he must have thought that Batman would ...
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Who are the people in the Pit and why don't Bane, Talia and even Batman help them escape?

During The Dark Knight Rises we find out that Ra's Al Ghul frees Bane after Talia escapes the pit. Later we find Bane puts Batman in the pit and then leaves to take over Gotham. Anyway, we see that ...
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Bruce Wayne's device

So in that movie, when Bruce Wayne makes his public appearance at the charity ball, when he gets out of his car, cameras start flashing and he has something in his hands. He presses a button that ...
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Why didn't Bane reveal to the public that Bruce Wayne is Batman?

In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane publicly reveals the cover-up of Dent's death and disclosed all the crimes were made by Harvey Dent. Further, he reveals the role of Commissioner Gordon to cover-up ...
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What happened to the Joker after The Dark Knight? [duplicate]

So avoiding the obvious reason the Joker wasn't in The Dark Knight Rises, what was the reason in the film for The Joker not appearing? Is he locked up in Arkham? Clearly it's not Blackgate due to the ...
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How did Bruce Wayne get back to Gotham and establish the gasoline sign? [closed]

Batman appeared out of nowhere in Gotham city after leaving the desert, how did he get back to the city? Also the fact that Bruce Wayne had to spend days hiding around one of Gotham’s destroyed ...
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Why didn't Blake and Gordon tell about the “timed” nature of the bomb to Captain Jones themselves?

My question is to seek an explanation about the scene with special forces. I couldn't think of any possible plot advancement or plot changes that the scene depicted. Let's take a quick recap. Fox ...
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Why is there not any bullet wound in this character in Dark Knight Rises?

In The Dark Knight Rises, we see Talia getting in a tumbler and ordering to kill everybody who comes in the way. Here we see Foley shooting before this and after she ordered, we see However, we don'...
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Was Ra's al Ghul nearly immortal in the Dark Knight trilogy?

The character of Ra's al Ghul is considered "nearly immortal" in the DC universe. He is nearly immortal because he can cheat death due to the powers of the Lazarus pit. This allows Ra's al Ghul to ...
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What's on Bane's arms in Dark Knight Rises?

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 ...
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What is the moral about 'The pit' in Batman?

In the movie The Dark Knight Rises there is a scene called 'the pit'. What is the moral of the story? Is it that one has to have courage to get out of the pit without using the rope?
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What nationality is Bane?

It has been clearly established that Ra's Al Ghul & Talia Al Ghul are Moroccan. And it is assumed that The Pit is in Morocco. Does this mean that we should assume Bane is also Moroccan? Or is it ...
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What is the geographic location of the pit Bruce Wayne is imprisoned in by Bane?

What is the geographic location of the pit Bruce Wayne is imprisoned in by Bane? Is this prison in Gotham or somewhere else? Bane and Bruce seems to travel between the two rather quickly. It seems ...
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How much did Legendary Pictures' connections to the Pittsburgh Steelers really influence the production of The Dark Knight Rises?

As explained in previous questions, the fact that the football players of the Gotham Rogues in The Dark Knight Rises were largely played by actual football players from the Pittsburgh Steelers was ...
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How did Talia find her father?

In the great revelation of The Dark Knight Rises, we are shown it was Talia who escaped The Pit, then brought her father back to rescue her savior, Bane. However, considering the fact that Talia was ...
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Does Bane's voice change in this scene because of plot?

There's a part in The Dark Knight Rises that's stumped me, where it sounds like Bane's voice is suddenly and significantly changed -- beyond his normal post-production mask-speak. It sticks out so ...
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Stock exchange robbery in The Dark Knight Rises [duplicate]

I have seen The Dark Knight Rises quite a few times and I am unable to understand the significance of Bane raiding the stock exchange. Miranda Tate is already known to be a billionaire so why does ...
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Why does Bane's henchman sacrifice himself?

In the very beginning of the movie (the airplane scene,) when Bane is about to leave the plane with the nuclear scientist, the following dialogue takes place between Bane and one of his men: Bane: No,...
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Why does Christian Bale change his voice when playing Batman

Like almost every Batman fan, I enjoy Christopher Nolan's interpretation of the role of Batman in The Dark Knight Trilogy. But why does Christian Bale change his voice to such a great extent when ...
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Why doesn't Bane kidnap Dr. Pavel before take-off in The Dark Knight Rises?

In The Dark Knight Rises, in the intro scene, Bane waits to be in the plane to finally kidnap Dr. Pavel by using a very costly plan. He could have kidnapped Dr. Pavel before, while he was on the car ...