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The Darkness
General Information
Nationality Somewhere near a city in the Middle East
Occupation Prison
Affiliation League of Shadows, Master Plan
Size Deep

Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but BLINDING!
-Bane to a man wearing a silly bat costume

The Darkness (officially known as The Pit) is a prison were Talia Al Ghul was born and Bane was imprisoned. It is where Bane, while protecting the young Talia, suffered the grievous injuries that would require him to put on the mask. After people started caring who Bane was, he took over the prison. At the time of the events of the Plane Scene, it is run by the League of Shadows.

Also Known As[]

  • The Pit
  • The Worst Hell on Earth
  • Prison


  • Bane may have been born in the Pit as well; this is the background of his character as adapted by DC Comics. The comic version of the character is a super-humanly strong polymath genius from the Latin American country of Santa Prisca, an even bigger guy than Tom Hardy. Bravo Nolan's Bane, however, speaks with a distinctly British accent, which he would be unlikely to have had he grown up at the Pit.
  • The exact location of The Darkness is unknown, although it is posited to be located in either Morocco, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, or India.