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Why does Bane's stock exchange robbery actually work to bankrupt Bruce Wayne?

You are actually completely right. This is plot hole, probably because of rushed writing. In real life such a 'coup' would never have succeeded. Any and all transactions done in such a fraudulent way,...
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Why does Batman talk to himself in the batvoice?

Despite frequently being ridiculed, according to the (now made unavailable) production notes for Batman Begins; Wayne is incapable of speaking without the Bat-voice when he is wearing his Cowl. ...
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Was Ra's al Ghul nearly immortal in the Dark Knight trilogy?

Well, yes and no. There is no clear evidence that he is or is not nearly immortal. We don't actually see him die at the end of Batman Begins, neither is any kind of Lazarus pit nor its absence ever ...
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What happened to the Joker after The Dark Knight?

According to official novelization of The Dark Knight Rises, Joker appears to be the sole inmate at Arkham Asylum. “Blackgate Prison was a maximum-security penitentiary located on one of the smaller ...
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Why does Batman talk to himself in the batvoice?

Most superheroes are, psychologically speaking, more-or-less regular people who adopt a superhero guise to fight crime. Hal Jordan turns into Green Lantern, Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man, and so on. ...
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So Bane was actually helping Batman all along?

TL;DR: Bane is VERY much a villain and does not help Batman in the film. Christopher Nolan envisaged and wrote him as villain. His actions throughout are cold blooded and cruel. Despite showing care ...
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Who are the people in the Pit and why don't Bane, Talia and even Batman help them escape?

Who are these people? They're prisoners. The Pit is a prison: The Pit is a prison located in the ancient part of the world, which had established such a fearsome reputation that it became referred to ...
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How did Bane get Gordon's speech?

He found it in the Pocket of Gordon's coat when Gordon was his captive down in the sewers. He orders one of his men to search his pockets and he finds the papers containing the speech before Gordon ...
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Why is Bane not a Mexican wrestler?

There are indeed comments from various of the filmmakers why they went in this direction. The overall tenor of those comments has been nailed by you in the question already, though. It was for the ...
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Is this a continuity error in The Dark Knight Rises?

It was a deliberate directorial choice, so it wasn't an accidental continuity error The script states the Stock Exchange scene is in the evening INT. STOCK EXCHANGE - EVENING A frenzy of trading on ...
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Why did the story stop after The Dark Knight Rises?

Cast & Production Most of the key actors and the director are big names with well established and varied careers, it is likely that they would be reluctant to keep turning out episodes of the same ...
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Why put Batman in the pit?

Talia was no ordinary child. A child born in hell, forged by suffering, hardened by pain. Not a man from privilege. After his defeat, Bane asks Batman: I broke you. How have you come back? I ...
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Why is Bane not a Mexican wrestler?

The movie is based largely on the Knightfall series of comics where Bane is highly intelligent. On his wiki one of his abilities is "Genius Level Intellect". As to his meticulous controlling ...
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How much did Legendary Pictures' connections to the Pittsburgh Steelers really influence the production of The Dark Knight Rises?

There are actually incentives for filming in the city of Pittsburgh that have nothing to do with being a sports fan. Dawn Keezer, Pittsburgh Film Office Director states that Hollywood is enticed into ...
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Is Bane from The Dark Knight Rises an Indian?

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 ...
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Why does Bane rob the stock exchange, with Bruce Wayne's fingerprints?

Now first of all, as you correctly say in your answer and question, at that point Bane was supposedly working for John Daggett, who likely brought him into the country and funded his endeavours. So ...
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How long did it take Bruce to recover?

About 5 months. So, there have been quite a few confusions about the actual length of Bane's occupation of Gotham and Bruce's time in the pit. So let's go through the movie step by step and summarize ...
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Couldn't people see Wayne was alive and link his disappearance to Batman's "death"?

I don't think so. a lot of people got killed/executed/executed by exile and died in so many fights and rich people were specifically targeted, so people would just assume he was one of the many ...
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At what point does Batman eject out of the Bat?

The short answer was given by Napoleon Wilson in the comments: we don't know. The movie never addresses that, so we can only speculate (which we here call "primarily opinion-based". The franchise is ...
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Why put Batman in the pit?

To add to the other answers, Talia herself might have taken the decision to put Batman in the pit. She was the only one to ever rise from that pit of hell and that too as a child (with much less ...
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What is the moral about 'The pit' in Batman?

Basically, it was a metaphor for the fear of failure. Bane places Bruce in the same pit that he lived throughout his own childhood. Although he does this as a “punishment,” this will of course ...
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Why doesn't Bane kidnap Dr. Pavel before take-off in The Dark Knight Rises?

Dr. Pavel, a Russian nuclear scientist who could turn a nuclear energy source into a destructive time bomb that could wipe out an entire city, was taken into captivity by the American Military(???) to ...
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Was this character killed in the Dark Knight Rises?

According to the plot synopsis on Wikipedia: As Bane is about to execute Batman with a shotgun, Selina crashes into the lobby on the Batpod and mortally wounds Bane by blasting him with the Pod's ...
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At what point does Batman eject out of the Bat?

The whole point of the epilogue scene in which Lucius Fox is informed that the auto-pilot is functioning perfectly, was intended to address this.... 'The Bat' had an auto-pilot which Fox "Couldn't ...
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Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?

As the other excellent answers have shown the movies are rich of various overarching themes, be they political or philosophical, about a hero or his city. But on a very personal level they are about a ...
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Why does Christian Bale change his voice when playing Batman

MTV was able to ask Bale about that process of his bat-voice while he is out doing press for his new movie Out of the Furnace. "I got there. They put me in Val Kilmer's suit. It didn't even fit ...
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Batman vs the truck driver, please explain

Even in The Dark Knight Batman tries to save Gordon's son and pushes Dent from the edge. But accidentally Dent dies. So Batman has his own rules saying not to kill anyone intentionally. In the same ...
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Were the Gotham Rogue football team real football players?

Uhm, YES they are actual NFL players from the Pittsburgh Steelers! They ARE NOT actors. They are the only reason I went to that movie..huge Steelers fan, hence my username. As can also be read on ...
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Did Bane really crush Batman's skull?

Nolan's Batman has a thick graphite cowl that acts as a helmet. It's not skin tight and actually protects his head. What you saw in that scene is Bane breaking that helmet. Bruce does sustain some ...
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What was Batman hoping to accomplish by fighting Bane in the sewer?

...the only reason I can think of [...] to have him fight Bane in this instance is because he doesn't yet know just how formidable Bane is... And that's exactly the point. A primary motif of the ...
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