The Inception Hypotheses seeks to explain the differences between the Plane Scene and Expanded Universe by proposing that both are different dreams.

The Theory

The Plane Scene

In the first five minutes of TDKR, CIA is trying to find out Bane's secrets. He gets greedy, and questions Bane's hired guns before Pavel. The big guy takes this opportunity to humiliate the agent by waking him up with the kick.

The After-Plane Scene

In the rest of the movie, Bane is trying to find out business secrets by entering the minds of Patrick Bateman and Selina Kyle. Bane proves unprepared for the extraction, as Bateman's mind invents a bat-like creature to fight the big guy while the two try to wake up. At the end of the movie, they have escaped and can be seen discussing some common interest, probably music.

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