When the character Bane was first introduced in January 1993 in the DC comic: Batman: Vengeance of Bane, issue #1, his creators writer Chuck Dixon and artist Graham Nolan envisioned him as as a dangerous adversary of the superhero Batman.
Superhumanly strong, Bane escaped the prison where he was raised and became a test subject for the super steroid called Venom, heading to Gotham City to amass power and territory. It appears Bane is destined for a life of corruption. The writers have Bane make his mark, defeating the Batman by breaking his back. DC comic: Batman #497 (July 1993). Since this epic Knightfall attack, Bane's reputation skyrocketed as whispers of his devastating attack spread like wildfire through the Gotham criminal underground.
You can read more about Bane and his story lines publication history in this exhaustive look at a Fandom page about Bane
The Bane character evolves through myriad DC story lines and depictions not only in comics, but also in films and TV shows. Mostly he is a villain, but there are story lines where he fights along side Batman and the good guys!
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