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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Bane with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Batman

Created by Cypo on Jan 29 2011
Special thanks to Jackson_H, NCZ, Foxwolf, CatsTuxedo, UltimateCharm, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
Batman Of Shanghai
BaneKirk Thornton
Kirk Thornton
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
BaneHenry Silva
Henry Silva
The New Batman Adventures (1997)
BaneHenry Silva
Henry Silva
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003)
BaneHector Elizondo
Hector Elizondo
The Batman (2004)
BaneJoaquim de Almeida
Joaquim de Almeida
The Batman (2004)
BaneRon Perlman
Ron Perlman
Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009)
BaneFred Tatasciore
Fred Tatasciore
Young Justice (2010)
BaneDanny Trejo
Danny Trejo
DC Universe Online (2011)
BaneJason Liebrecht
Jason Liebrecht
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)
BaneSteve Blum
Steve Blum
Justice League: Doom (2012)
BaneCarlos Alazraqui
Carlos Alazraqui
Young Justice: Legacy (2013)
BaneEric Lopez
Eric Lopez
Batman: Arkham Origins (2013)
BaneJB Blanc
JB Blanc
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Gotham City Breakout (2016)
BaneEric Bauza
Eric Bauza


Alrighty, we now welcome the colossal Bane into our next Batman Voice Compare section.  Considered to be one of Batman's deadliest and strongest opponents, Bane's strength is only measured by his own intellect.  Making him a deadly force to reckon with.

First off, we have Henry Silva who voiced Bane in Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Gotham Knights and a guest spot in Superman: The Animated Series.  It's worth noting in his first appearance, Henry provided the character with a thick South American accent, which was later dropped for his later appearances.  Personally, I think he sounds a bit more threatening WITHOUT the accent in this particular series.

For the DTV film, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman and the video game, Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu, Bane was voiced by Hector Elizondo.  While in all accounts, Hector is a fantastic actor, I just can't help but feel his Bane is a bit too "soft voiced".

Next we have Joaquim de Almeida from The Batman, and I honestly think it's my favourite out of the choices.  It just physically sounds more threatening.  Afterwords, Ron Perlman filled in for the role in a later episode, which... really I don't have much say about it seeing as it was one line.  It's worth noting as well, Clancy Brown did Bane's grunts and roaring in the character's final appearance, but provided no actual dialogue to include on this compare.

In the acclaimed video game, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Fred Tatasciore would get his chance at the character.  While in no way is Fred bad in the role, I just can't help but hear his Hulk voice in this incarnation once he powers up, which sadly is kinda distracting at times.

And finally we have the newest addition in Young Justice, we have Danny Trejo.  This incarnation captures the more calculating nature of the character than some of the others on this list.  It just overall feels more relaxed and intelligent compared to the rest.

My personal favourites have to be (in order) Joaquim de Almeida, Henry Silvia and Danny Trejo.

(note: I'm aware Michael Dorn voiced Bane in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.  However, like Clancy Brown in The Batman, he just grunts and roars, no actual dialogue)



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EPA Deane
said at 12:30 AM on Fri Dec 16 2016
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My Top 5 Favourite Bane voices:

5. Henry Silva ( The New Batman/Superman Adventures> Batman: The Animated Series)
4. Hector Elizondo/ Danny Trejo
3. Carlos Alazraqui (Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants> Justice League: Doom)
2. JB Blanc
1. Joaquim de Almeida

Possible Future VA Castings: David Wald and Travis Willingham are my suggestions.
said at 7:46 AM on Mon Oct 31 2016
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I really like JB Blanc. You can hear the Spanish accent just roll off his tongue, and I can't quite explain it, but he manages to make Bane sound both cunning and intelligent as well as brutally strong at the same time.

I really don't see what others see in Henry Silva...the accent sounds fake and the voice is whiny.
said at 8:25 PM on Fri Sep 2 2016
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IMO, Carlos got A LOT better in Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants. The acting's the same, but the voice itself sounds deeper and more vicious.
said at 10:38 AM on Thu Sep 1 2016
Now with Eric Bauza in the mix, here's my ranking:

1. JB Blanc
2. Joaquim de Almeida
3. Danny Trejo
4. Eric Bauza
5. Carlos Alazraqui
6. Eric Lopez
7. Henry Zilva
8. Fred Tatascore
9. Hector Elizondo
10. Ron Perlman
11. Steve Blum
12. Jason Liebrecht
13. Kirk Thornton
said at 3:26 PM on Wed Aug 31 2016
VC thoughts update

Henry Silva is exactly how I imagine Bane to sound like, especially his first voice. He has a nice Central American accent and he does sound quite sophisticated as well as ruthless.

Hector Elizondo is next. He sounds a little bit gruffer than Silva, but he manages to keep the suaveness and ruthlessness that Silva had.

J.B. Blanc is quite awesome, too. He has a very nice accent and I like the fact that he doesn't use an exceedingly deep voice.

Fred Tatasciore... now we're getting into mixed territory. The accent is quite nice, but the voice is just too deep.

Steve Blum does have a more fitting voice than Tatasciore, but he lacks the accent, unfortunately. He does have potential, though.

Although I enjoyed Kirk Thornton, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Jason Liebrecht, Carlos Alazraqui, Eric Lopez and Eric Bauza in the role, I thought they were kinda mixed. Some had fitting voices but with odd sounding accents, while others had fitting accents with too deep voices. They do have potential, however.

Joaquim de Almeida sounds kinda off to me. It just doesn't click with me.

Honorable mentions: Peter Marinker (BBC DC radio dramas)
said at 1:54 PM on Wed Aug 31 2016
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1. Henry Silva
2. JB Blanc
3. Joaquim de Almeida
4. Fred Tatasciore
5. Carlos Alazraqui
said at 8:44 PM on Tue Aug 30 2016
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Evil Puss. Me likey.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:27 PM on Tue Aug 30 2016
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Eric as Bane was a fan cast of mine so its cool he got a chance to play Bane.

He's pretty good, I just wish he got more "oompf" to him. I think he could have been better but good overall.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:20 PM on Tue Aug 30 2016
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Eric Bauza's Bane is like a combination of Danny Trejo & Antonio Banderas. I like it. Definitely the better Lego Bane for sure.
said at 6:57 PM on Mon Mar 7 2016
1. JB
2. Fred (Injustice)
3. Joaquim
4. Eric
5. Carlos
6. Ron
said at 2:53 PM on Tue Feb 23 2016
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This might be a surprise for some.

If you ignore JB Blanc, three of Bane's VAs are credited in Arkham Origins. And by amusing coincidence, two of them voice Bane's mercenaries.
said at 9:42 AM on Sat Jan 2 2016
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Bane has always been a character for the longest time who never had the exact right pitch voice IMO. They would either focus solely on the Spanish accent making the voice sound too light or frail, or make him sound so deep but too unintelligible and the accent is always weak.

That is until JB Blanc voice him in Arkham Origins. Holy Crap this is one of the few casting ideas I toyed around having that actually came to life and blew my socks off. He's exactly how I always imagined Bane, a really cool classy Spanish accent but also strong and powerful, so he captures the both the intelligence and the brutal that is the character. Quite possibly the best casting choice in Arkham Origins.

As for the rest they're okay...just OK.

Henry Silva sounds really cool and classy but I don't sense a strong brutal fighter and mercenary from him.

Hector Elizondo sounds a bit more fitting, he has a rougher and gravelier voice but sounds too old.

Joaquim de Almeida was probably my favourite before Blanc and it does sound cool and evil sounds deep but you can tell that it was pitch shifted which I feels hurts the performance just a bit. Ron Perlman was a suitable replacement for Joaquim.

Steve Blum and Kirk Thornton (Hey Mugen and Jin) only have one line each and even then they don't really fit to me.

Fred Tatasciore you would think would be a perfect casting choice but honestly I never cared for it. It's basically a Spanish Hulk, I just don't agree with that voice he used, plus the depiction in the Arkham games outside of Origins is something I never cared for. Sorry Fred.

Carlos Alazraqui is a actor who I never would have imagined as Bane and I get what Andrea Romano was trying here but it sounds still too light IMO but I give it credit for trying to get Carlos to do a totally different kind of role.

Jason Liebrecht....I cannot believe that the guy who voices my homeboy Yato is capable of doing a voice like that. I'm amazed he can do a deep voice Spanish brute like Bane, though I feel he overacted this part. If he toned it down a bit, I'd love it more.

Danny Trejo...*sigh* This is an example of a perfect actor for the part just not doing it for me. I get how meta the casting is since Trejo was a criminal before he was an actor but he sounds much like Elizondo too old for the role IMO. I mean it sounds cool but Bane needs a mightier voice IMO. I hate to say it but Eric Lopez played the Young Justice Bane better, his accent is great and he sounds surprisingly strong too. Lopez might be my second favourite here.

BONUS: I believe Paul Dobson could make for an amazing Bane. Just take his Juggernaut voice, add the Spanish accent he used for Vega and Wham Instant Bane! I also would love to see Christopher Sabat, John DiMaggio and Travis Willingham all have a shot as Bane too.
said at 4:23 PM on Wed Sep 30 2015
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JB Blanc is easily my favourite. He strike a great balance between the intimidating brute and the unnerving intellect within the game. Blanc was definitely a highlight of Origins' voice cast And personally, that says a lot as I think the cast was terrific.

My second favourite would be Joaquim. Easily one of (if not THE) most intimidating voices for Bane. It's understandable why he is a favourite.
said at 10:08 AM on Sat Aug 8 2015
1) Henry Silva
2) Peter Marinker (BBC DC radio dramas)
3) J.B. Blanc
4) Fred Tatasciore
5) Steve Blum
6) Danny Trejo
7) Carlos Alazraqui
8) Ron Perlman
9) Jason Liebrecht
10) Kirk Thornton
11) Eric Lopez
12) Hector Elizondo
13) Joaquim de Almeida
said at 1:20 AM on Thu Jun 25 2015
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Joaquim de Almeida. For once, they don't make a Bane with stereotypical laughable hispanic accent and they actually got someone who is somewhat related to the spanish language (he's portuguese, but still, portuguese is pretty similar to spanish).

The rest just sound silly. Can't take them seriously with those accents. Only Henry Silva (TNBA) and Hector Elizondo, but their voices are way too soft to fit this character.
said at 10:52 AM on Tue Jun 2 2015
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I actually think Lopez was a bit better than Trejo. Lopez's performance got rid of that "elderly" sound from Trejo's performance that I wasn't too fond of. (Yes I know Trejo himself is elderly in a sense, but I felt it took away from Bane's powerful presence)
said at 2:33 PM on Mon Apr 20 2015
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I'm Going With Almeida But Ron Is My Close Second, I Would Also Like Dorn And Brown To Get The Roles Again.
said at 10:14 AM on Sat Apr 25 2015
@ArticleTheWasbi Never Mind, Trejo Has My Vote
said at 6:48 PM on Thu Mar 19 2015
I never really gave my thoughts on JB and Eric back when I wrote my original thoughts so I might as well add on to the list.

Blanc is good....but I don't think he's nearly as good as what other people think. I think Blanc has the accent down, and his gravelly voice sounds good....but I think he puts too much into the gravel. The voice is just so....forced to me. It's not bad, it is still a good performance to me, but at times it sounds too forced, like I hear a voice more than I hear a character. I can't really explain it, I just feel that it isn't as convincing of a performance as Alazraqui, Almeida, Elizondo, or Trejo. It may be because they are all hispanic and have the natural accent, but Blanc sounds like he's trying to do something with he voice, I just can't really pinpoint what it is. Don't get me wrong, he still does a good job, I just feel something is off with this performance. 7/10

Lopez is on the same level as Silva to me honestly. I think it's a decent impression of Trejo, but the acting just He sounds kind of awkward at points with his performance and his acting is honestly on the same level as Silva as well. At points he sounds decent, but other times he sounds incredibly off with his delivery. Not bad, but nothing special. 6/10

1. Trejo
2. Elizondo
3. Almeida
4. Alazraqui
5. Blanc
6. Silva/Lopez
7. Liebrecht
8. Blum
9. Thornton
said at 8:45 PM on Thu Mar 12 2015
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Danny Trejo. He has it all. Intimidation, strength, the accent, and most importantly, the too often neglected cunning of Bane. He speaks with an easy confidence, like he has everything all laid out. His Bane is the one I can imagine creating the plan in Knightfall that so perfectly broke the Bat.
said at 1:15 AM on Thu Jun 25 2015
@Bookman230 I'm not against your opinion but... I can't believe you imagine Bane with such a stereotypical accent.
said at 11:00 PM on Mon Jun 29 2015
@Darker Whoops, double post. Anyway, stereotypical? How so?
said at 6:44 PM on Wed Aug 5 2015
@Bookman230 I believe what Darker is referring to the fact that Danny portrays Bane as sounding like a stereotypical gruff-voiced Mexican cholo whilst Bane in The Comics is described as having a much softer and more sophisticated-sounding Central American accent.I love "Young Justice" and I usually love Danny Trejo as an actor so I hate to say this but his Bane voice is overrated.It simply isn`t right for the character at all.Hell,he doesn`t even speak the right type of Spanish in the series.
said at 11:17 AM on Sat Nov 7 2015
@Azrael99 Yeah, pretty much.
Doesn't help much when I'm a spaniard myself. No spaniard in all of Spain or South America talks like that.
said at 10:25 PM on Tue May 17 2016
@Darker I`ve got some Spanish blood myself,Iberian to be precise.
Stare at the Sun
said at 6:44 AM on Sun Mar 1 2015
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Danny Trejo. Perfect casting.
said at 6:39 PM on Sun Feb 1 2015
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JB Blanc is my favorite, but Joaquim's in second place. I think Ron would be quite good as Bane if given more material.
said at 2:43 PM on Mon Jan 26 2015
Sticking with Blanc, though Eric Lopez does a decent Danny Trejo impression.
said at 5:04 AM on Fri Nov 21 2014
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My Top 5:

1) Silva
2) Tatasciore
3) Blanc
4) Elizondo
5) Perlman

I also liked Liebrecht, Alazraqui, Blum and Thornton.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:37 PM on Thu Oct 23 2014
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How about Eric Bauza for the next Bane?
said at 3:42 PM on Thu Oct 23 2014
Not quite sure what that would sound like. Do you have an example?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:43 PM on Thu Oct 23 2014
Tiger Claw but a little lighter plus the Spanish accent he used for White Pantara.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:13 PM on Wed Oct 22 2014
JB Blanc for this voice compare. To Fred Tatasciore's credit, he does sound better in Arkham City.
said at 1:28 PM on Thu Oct 2 2014
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Still sticking with JB. Although I wouldn't oppose to Clancy Brown getting a real shot at voicing him.
said at 9:26 AM on Thu Aug 14 2014
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1. JB Blanc - A perfect fit. Just how I would imagine Bane to sound.
2. Joaquim de Almeida - Another great, menacing take on Bane. I also loved it when he went deeper.
3. Danny Trejo - A natural choice for the character, and he doesn't disappoint.
4. Eric Lopez - He actually sounds closer to Joaquim than Danny. Still very good nonetheless.
5. Carlos Alazraqui - Another voice with a good grasp on the character.
6. Fred Tatasciore - I think he sounded better in Arkham City. A solid take overall.
7. Henry Silva - Started off a bit too campy, but improved later on.
8. Ron Perlman - Good for only one line.
9. Hector Elizondo - Nothing special, but not bad either.
10. Jason Liebrecht - Not terrible, but the voice does sound rather forced imo.
11. Steve Blum - He has potential in this role, but unfortunately doesn't show it here
12 Kirk Thornton - Maybe I could give a more fair placement if he had more to work with, but there really isn't that much to go off from. It sounds like it could work, but he ended up sound too restrained
said at 12:05 PM on Wed Aug 13 2014
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He's a big guy.
facundo guerra 4
said at 9:45 AM on Mon Aug 18 2014
@Ghosty404 For You!
said at 3:17 AM on Fri Jul 25 2014
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I had another think about my opinion on the best voice for Bane. I'm still going with Joaquim as my favourite but JB is a close 2nd while Danny is 3rd.

Henry gets my respect for being the 1st voice which isn't easy. Also is performance was enjoyable.

Most if the others are average. I'm putting Fred down as average now.

I don't know what I was thinking when I made my first comment on this compare but my opinion sure changed a bit.
facundo guerra 4
said at 12:15 PM on Fri Jul 4 2014
I wonder if Jb Blanc could play Bane in live-action movies?
said at 8:15 PM on Sat Jun 14 2014
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I hope Clancy and Micheal play Bane again and actuality have lines because they would both make great Banes
Polyester Funk
said at 10:29 PM on Sat Jun 14 2014
@Archerboy58 That would be cool. Odd that they had Michael Dorn hired, but just had him make noises. I'd kinda like to hear Joaquim de Almeida have another shot. I think his voice was altered a bit, but it worked nicely and it wasn't altered too heavily. Also like to hear JB Blanc play him again in a movie or series. I'm not a gamer, but that voice was great so I'd like to hear more of it.
said at 9:06 PM on Sat Jun 28 2014
@Polyester Funk I want Ron to play him again
Polyester Funk
said at 10:15 PM on Sat Jun 28 2014
@Archerboy58 Ron sounds good in that brief clip and I'm a fan of his anyway, so yeah, he should get another shot at Bane.
said at 1:19 PM on Sun Jul 27 2014
@Polyester Funk

Regarding Michael Dorn only doing grunts for Bane, that was only for the teaser of the episode "Menace of the Conqueror Caveman!", where he was voiced the main villain, Krull, so if anything, it was a cost-saving move.
Polyester Funk
said at 1:05 AM on Mon Jul 28 2014
@Anicomicgeek Alright, so he was hired to voice Krull and so he just so happened to be used for Bane's vocals. Still, it's too bad that he didn't get to actually voice him, even a few lines in just a teaser.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:03 AM on Fri Oct 3 2014
@Slick Ron's doing a Latin accent for Xibalba in The Book of Life film that's coming out.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:34 PM on Mon Dec 1 2014
@Slick Ah, well I haven't seen that movie so maybe he didn't. It kinda sounded like he had a slight accent in the trailers, but maybe it wasn't noticeable in the actual film. Like I said I haven't seen it yet, so I don't know.
facundo guerra 4
said at 4:51 PM on Fri Jun 6 2014
Im going with Kirk....... !!joking¡¡,Im going with Jb Blanc
said at 7:53 PM on Mon May 19 2014
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1. JB Blanc-Gets the accent down perfectly while successfully portraying the characters menace and intelligence.

2. Danny Trejo- An inspired choice to voice Bane and a close second to Blanc.

3. Joaquim De Almeida-Very menacing in his role, Wish we could have seen more of him.

4. Henry Silva-A little light and unintentionally silly at times at first, but definitely improved in TNBA, A solid take.

5. Carlos Alazraqui-Plays against type and does a pretty damn good job of it.

6. Hector Elizondo-He has a great voice and a good grasp on the accent, but he's a little light here.

7. Eric Lopez-Good impression of Danny but can't compare to the real thing.

8. Ron Perlman-Passable imitation of Joaquim.

9. Fred Tatasciore-Sounds too much like his Hulk.

10. Kirk Thornton-Sounds like a thug.

11. Jason Liebrecht-Pretty unconvincing overall.

12. Steve Blum-A typical Blum voice.
said at 11:59 AM on Sat May 3 2014
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1. JB Blanc
2. Danny Trejo
3. Eric Lopez
4. Joaquim de Almeida
5. Carlos Alazraqui
6. Fred Tatasciore
7. Henry Silva
8. Hector Elizondo
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:11 AM on Fri Mar 21 2014
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Did not expect Eric to do a voice like that
Polyester Funk
said at 11:36 PM on Thu Mar 20 2014
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So, Eric Lopez played him in Young Justice: Legacy apparently.
said at 6:38 PM on Wed Mar 12 2014
Nick did a good Danny Trejo impression of Bane minus the raspyness, but my vote stays with JB Blanc....though i'd put Nick at 2nd and Danny at 3rd now
said at 8:46 PM on Tue Apr 8 2014
@llawliet159 whoops, it's not Nick, but Eric Lopez O.o
Polyester Funk
said at 11:46 PM on Tue Mar 11 2014
Nick sounds good.
said at 5:18 PM on Tue Mar 11 2014
Nick is pretty decent but my vote stays with Joaquim.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:12 PM on Tue Mar 11 2014
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Wow, Nick does a better Bane than a Sportsmaster
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:42 AM on Fri Mar 21 2014
So it wasn't Nick but I still beleive he'd make a better Bane than Sportsmaster
said at 3:01 PM on Tue Mar 11 2014
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Nick does a spot on Trejo impression, but I still have to go with Trejo
said at 10:04 PM on Sat Nov 29 2014
@Slick we didn't know that at the time.
said at 6:56 AM on Wed Feb 12 2014
Trejo is still my favorite voice for Bane
said at 9:51 AM on Sun Jan 19 2014
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Carlos is still my favorite
said at 10:55 PM on Fri Dec 13 2013
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Woah, JB Blance just got more votes than Danny Trejo? Jeez!
said at 2:48 AM on Sun Dec 15 2013
@Troodon2 First, he broke his spirit. Then, he broke his back.
said at 11:30 AM on Sat Dec 21 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 ...Ha?! *raises brow*
said at 10:34 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
@Troodon2 "When you play Arkham Origins. Then you have my permission to raise a brow."
said at 2:13 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013
@Spider-Fox ... I would say "What?!" but I think it was already done.
said at 2:40 PM on Mon Jan 26 2015

They referencing things Bane said.
Lion's Edge
said at 2:13 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
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You da man... who broke the Bat!!
said at 2:13 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
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JB Blanc's in first palce now
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:31 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
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And JB is now the leader. Who's happy? I am!
said at 2:13 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I am too
said at 3:36 PM on Sun Dec 8 2013
Blanc needs two more votes to beat Trejo lulul
said at 2:36 PM on Sat Dec 7 2013
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Trejo and Blanc are neck in neck now
said at 2:11 PM on Sat Dec 7 2013
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My only complaint with JB is that in parts of his clip he sounds too much like an animal rather than a human being, but otherwise he is friggin great! I'll change my vote to him just because I think he deserves to be ahead of Trejo, plus it's my new favourite of course ;-)
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:53 PM on Sun Dec 8 2013
@Torak Bane's basically the smart Hulk as a masked wrestler, so it'd make sense for him to sound animalistic at certain points.
said at 3:57 PM on Sun Dec 8 2013
@CatsTuxedo I wouldn't go that far; Bane's not as monstrous (physically) as Hulk.
said at 1:23 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013

Normally, though in The Batman, Batman: TBatB, and the first two Batman: Arkham games, while using Venom, he was pretty-Hulk sized.
said at 2:20 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@Torak He's a huge, bulky guy who's pumping chemicals into his body in order to stay a monstrous freak. I think him sounding animistic at times is quite fitting. And besides, I'm pretty sure the second half in particular where he's losing his mind is from one instance whereas the rest of the time he's speaking as he does in the first half.
said at 2:27 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy *animalistic
said at 2:32 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@Anicomicgeek Eh, it's not my preferred depiction of the character.
said at 3:08 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
He's more like a smarter version of Juggernaut
said at 5:27 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Again, it's not my preferred depiction of the character.
said at 7:17 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Okay, but my reply was to Torak, and I was only making the point that Blanc doesn't make it a habit to make crazy over-the-top Hulk-esque/animal sounds like in the second half of the clip.
said at 8:05 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@Anicomicgeek That isn't normal though, that just what some adaptation decided to go with. He's really just has the physique of an body builder but the venom expands his muscles a bit. When he was first made he was drawn really bulky, but that was also during the times of 90s proportions in comics so it was always with a grain of salt. Some people just like ridiculous gorilla Bane I guess.
said at 8:11 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013

I didn't say it was, though some comic artist do indeed draw him like that.
said at 8:36 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@Anicomicgeek Misread sorry, and yeah some people have done that, but it's not common and they usually return him to normal.
said at 11:59 AM on Thu Dec 5 2013
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JB Blanc's creeping up on Trejo
Lion's Edge
said at 8:38 AM on Thu Dec 5 2013
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Yeah, have to admit... All my complaints on Danny Trejo being a bad voice for Bane, too raspy, not intimidating enough and sounding like a chain smoker? J.B. Blanc did completely the opposite. He IS Bane, no doubt about it.
said at 2:29 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
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YES, JB Blanc's in second place
said at 2:11 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
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I remember I said I was looking forward to J.B Blanc as Bane and Man He rocked the part way beyond what I expected.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:41 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
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Three days later and JB already climbed up to second place. I didn't think it would happen that quickly.
said at 12:38 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
Danny Trejo is the voice, but JB Blanc is the performance.
said at 8:43 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
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I have to say JB Blanc makes a better Bane than he does an Alfred(hes pretty good at that too, Though)
said at 12:07 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
JB Blanc is how Danny Treejo SHOULD have sounded. He's basically doing a younger version of Danny's voice but I prefer it and I like his screams.
said at 11:29 AM on Mon Dec 2 2013
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going with JB Blanc...he captured everything Bane is when it came to ability and character...
said at 10:30 AM on Mon Dec 2 2013
Forget Danny Trejo ,my vote now goes to JB Blanc
said at 9:25 AM on Mon Dec 2 2013
JB is pretty similar to Danny's take, but without the problems Danny had (which I pointed out in a previous post)

That being said, I really liked JB's Bane very much
said at 9:03 AM on Mon Dec 2 2013
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JB is awesome as Bane but my vote stays with Joaquim.
said at 6:33 AM on Mon Dec 2 2013
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I'm changing to JB Blanc.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:24 AM on Mon Dec 2 2013
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I'm also changing to JB Blanc. He sounds both intelligent and monstrous, which is how he should sound.
said at 11:22 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
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Like a lot of other people, changing my vote to JB Blanc.
said at 10:21 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
Like a lot of other people, I'm gonna change my vote to JB Blanc, as he did a real good job capturing the intelligence he's supposed to have.
said at 8:34 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
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I'm really impressed by JB, but I still prefer Fred, m ore for his Injustice voice, not for this clip.
said at 7:50 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
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JB Blanc above Fred Tatasciore? All is right in the world
said at 7:48 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
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That's a lovely, lovely voice.
said at 7:40 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
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JB Blanc sounds awesome, I definitely Changing my vote to him.
said at 7:33 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
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Okay, JB Blanc is now here, everyone else can go home!
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 6:53 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
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Changing my vote to Blanc for nailing the right sound, the right intelligence and the right ferocity and hulkishness (especially in the second half) for the character.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:46 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
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JB Blanc is here and I'm proud to be the first vote for him.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:59 AM on Sat Nov 23 2013
IMDb says that Nick Chinlund played Bane in the Young Justice episode "Usual Suspects" it's been a while since I've seen that show, so I don't know if it is true. Just figured I'd mention it.

Anyways, I like Joaquim de Almeida the best. Perhaps a bit deep, but good.

Carlos actually sounds pretty good. A bit light, but better than I expected. He seemed an odd choice based on stuff I know he's done, but he was alright.

I kinda like Danny Trejo, but he is a bit too raspy. I know he does have a raspy voice, but I think he made it sound even more so than usual.
said at 11:29 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
With people complaining how Danny Trejo didn't sound threatening enough with his raspy voice, I'd rather choose JB Blanc when he gets added, because he sounded more calculating and intelligent....and also threatening, especially in the last part of the game.
said at 8:17 AM on Sun Nov 17 2013
Hmmm... Bane is supposed to be tough but not many of the actors using an accent is not what i'd picture him sounding like. Suppose i'll go with Joaquim with Fred a close 2nd.
said at 4:01 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@Ross123 Imo the first to caputure it best. Remember bane is supposed to be tough, but he's not just some brute he's a strategic genius and they got the south american accent down. I think Fred's was the worst of all of them, that type of acting would be more suitable for the hulk than it would Bane. Though that may be right for that specific version of Bane I never played that far into Arkum Asylum. Hector and Henry are the best for me.
said at 7:52 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
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I'll be changing my vote to JB Blanc as soon as he's added. He was awesome.
said at 1:51 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
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I think Miguel Ferrer would be a great choice to voice Bane, don't you think?
said at 6:13 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@spencermalley935 I'm sure he can do the proper accent. Yeah, he'd be awesome!
said at 11:00 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
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Danny Trejo: I enjoyed Danny's how he did Bane. It was maybe a bit TOO raspy, but not too bad. He's one of the best.

Carlso Alazaqui: He does a fine job as Bane. Just a tad high-pitched but it's good. He also happens to sound very very intelligent. Bane is just as smart a Batman, so he should sound intelligent.

Henry Silva: Another fine choice for Bane. He does a nice job, but I don't think he sounds threatening enough. Bane needs intelligence, and hint of evil in his voice.

Steve Blum: Such wasted potential. Blum could be an awesome Bane. Alas, he instead is rather generic.

Fred Tatasciore:I can't help but hear HULK SMASH whenever he's powered up. Also, I wasn't fond on how he was depicted in either of the games.

I have nothing much to say about the others, but if I had to pick a favorite voice for Bane, it'd have to be...
Tom Hardy:He didn't have the accent, but the delivery was WELL done. He had the right mix of threatening and intelligence to his voice. That "Do you feel in charge?" line gave me the chills.
Sadly, he doesn't count, so I'm gonna have to cut my losses and end up voting for Henry Silva.
said at 5:12 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
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Such a shame the late great Ricardo Montalban never got to voice Bane :(
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:56 PM on Mon Oct 28 2013
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I think I'll be changing to JB Blanc.
said at 9:19 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
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Henry Silva- Like Cypo has stated, he sounds much more threatening without the accent. I'm voting for him solely for his performance in TNBA episode "Over the Edge."
Hector Elizondo- Good alternative to Silva, he puts more emphasis on the accent.

Joaquim de Almeida- It sounds a little too fake and raspy, I don't really like it.

Ron Perlman- He has potential, shame he only got to speak one line.

Fred Tatasciore- He sounds far too idiotic and the accent seems forced in Arkham City.

Danny Trejo- Vastly over rated, he doesn't sound too intelligent, and as Lion's Edge stated, he sounds like a generic chain smoker.

Jason L- He sounds forced.

Carlos Alazraqui- My 2nd favorite Bane VA, it's a little high pitched but he sounds sufficiently cold and calculating. The accent is top-notch as well.

Steve Blum- Yawn, very boring and generic.

Kirk Thornton- He's much better as Batman, that line sounds nothing like Bane.
said at 11:33 PM on Sat Oct 26 2013
@chaosincarnate After playing Batman: Arkham Origins, I think I'm changing my vote to JB Blanc.
said at 4:50 PM on Mon Oct 28 2013
@chaosincarnate That's a lovely, lovely voice.
said at 4:05 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@chaosincarnate Actually I think that's hector's natrual voice I dont really hear much of an accent there.
said at 2:57 PM on Sat Dec 28 2013
@chaosincarnate Me too
Lion's Edge
said at 4:23 PM on Fri Oct 18 2013
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I... REALLY don't like Danny Trejo's Bane. It sounds too deep and raspy, more like a chain smoker than what I'd imagine Bane to sound like. Aside from that, Henry Silva (New Batman Adventures) and Joaquim de Almeida are my favorite Banes thus far.

Steve Blum, however, could do MUCH MUCH better as Bane. If he did something more like Emperor Velo, as commented below, he would be phenomenal as Bane. Just make that voice calmer, do less of the cackling and replace it with a dark chuckle.
said at 10:50 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
I don't think I gave my opinion on the other Banes yet. I really enjoyed Henry Silva and Carlos Alazraqui's takes. And I think Fred could work well for a smarter Bane, but he didn't have the best material to work with IMO
said at 4:37 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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1. Danny Trejo - Exactly how Bane should sound.
2. Henry Silva - Started a bit campy, but improved by The New Batman Adventures.
3. Joaquim de Almeida - A very menacing take on Bane, and the voice is appropriate.
4. Carlos Alazraqui - A good fit, though a little light voiced.
5. Ron Perlman - A good imitation of Joaquim.
6. Kirk Thorton - Good for that one line.
7. Fred Tatasciore - Worked for his version of the character.
8. Hector Elizondo - Really bland, IMO.
9. Jason Leibrecht - Unconvincing.
10. Steve Blum - A generic Blum voice. He doesn't put any real effort into it either.
said at 7:29 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus To be fair, that was Steve's only line in the whole game. So , you know, why come up with some cool, unique voice if you're only gonna say 6 words
said at 9:36 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@Lpfan120 Yeah, can't blame him for the lack of effort. But that still doesn't change that it makes it one of the weakest Bane voices.
said at 8:08 AM on Thu Dec 5 2013
@Comicfan117 He's probably somewhere between Henry Silva and Joaquim d Almeida.
said at 12:05 PM on Wed Apr 30 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus Eric Lopez does a good Trejo impression, but he's still no Trejo. He's actually closer to Carlos' take.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 12:07 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
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I put my vote on Liebrect, with Almeida a close second. Trejo has a good sound, but his delivery isn't entirely convincing. Blum would do better if he did something more along the lines of his Emperor Velo voice.
said at 6:10 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
Giving it to Henry
said at 9:59 AM on Tue Sep 24 2013
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Am I the only one who thinks Danny's Bane voice sounds a bit too raspy?
said at 5:32 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
@HyperVoiceActing No, I completely agree with you. He makes him sound like a raspy, feeble old man. It just doesn't fit at all for me, I'm dumbfounded by all the praise he's gotten. Nothing personal against him of course, but I just think he was a poor choice for Bane.
said at 6:39 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy - I don't think it was a terrible choice, I just think in addition to the raspiness, his voice didn't sound very strong or intimidating.
said at 7:31 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
@HyperVoiceActing Well put. :)
said at 6:22 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
@HyperVoiceActing I thought it worked, personally.
said at 10:45 AM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight - Oh don't get me wrong, Danny is a great actor and I'm sure he'd make an awesome Bane. I just wish he didn't sound so raspy.

But I respect your opinion
said at 7:26 PM on Fri Jul 25 2014
@HyperVoiceActing I like the voice myself, but he'd probably make for a better live action Bane.
said at 7:06 AM on Thu Aug 29 2013
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When the time comes, I might have to change my vote to JB Blanc
said at 10:33 AM on Tue Oct 15 2013
@Lpfan120 I might have to do the same.
said at 8:26 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
I think Carlos is the best. Danny is second. Henry is third, Hector 4th, Joaquim 5th and Fred 6th. Honestly this is the order I picture Bane sounding.
said at 12:18 PM on Wed Sep 18 2013
@pete Switching Danny and Carlos.
said at 12:24 PM on Wed Sep 18 2013
@pete Steve could do better with better material.
said at 9:13 AM on Sun Jul 28 2013
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Henry Silva: 7.5/10 (Batman: TAS performance), 8/10 (TNBA performance)
Hector Elizondo: 7/10
Joaquim de Almeida: 9/10
Ron Perlman: 6.5/10
Fred Tatasciore: 7/10 (Arkham Asylum Performance), 9/10 (Arkham City Performance)
Danny Trejo: 10/10
Jason Liebrecht: 8/10
Carloz Alazarqui: 9/10
Steve Blum: 6.5/10
Kirk Thornton: 5.5/10
said at 12:17 AM on Wed Jul 3 2013
I was pleasantly surprised by carlos alazraqui although trejo is still king
said at 6:40 PM on Sat Jun 1 2013
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Henry Silva- To be honest there was never anything that really stood out to me about Silvas performance. It doesn't sound evil, it doesn't have the kind of voice I'd come to expect from Bane, it doesn't have the accent, it just never really stood out as a great Bane performance. It's not horrible, It's just not a good impression on the first known Bane performance IMO. 6/10

Hector Elizondo- This is a much more menacing sounding bane than how Silva performed the character and I would've much preferred it if Elizondo had performed it originally. It sounds deeper, he has a slightly noticeable accent, and he has some very good lines in the film for not being in it very long. 7/10

Joaquim de Almeida- I had never really watched a lot of "The Batman" growing up so when I first heard the voice I thought, "great it's gonna be another high pitched Bane." But when the voice deepened I thought that that was how Bane should sound, deep, menacing, and brutish, I just wish he had a little more of the accent Bane is known for but it is a great Bane performance and one of the best. 7.5/10

Ron Perlman- I can't really say much about Ron because he really didn't get a whole lot of lines but from what he sounds like he sounds pretty good and he does have the accent from what I hear. 6/10

Fred Tatasciore- I honestly don't know how I should feel about this, I mean he has the accent, but I never was a huge fan of Freds deep voice to be honest, his deep voice just never sounded right to me for some characters he did and Bane is no exception. So I don't really know what to rate Fred to be honest. ?/10

Danny Trejo- Trejo was a PERFECT pick to play Bane, not only is he hispanic and has the accent, he has a great deep, raspy, and threatening voice and I think he nailed the part absolutley perfectly. 9/10

Jason Liebrecht- He has the accent and a somewhat deep and raspy voice and it does work slightly well, I just wish his voice was a tad bit deeper and it would've worked much better. 6/10

Carlos Alazraqui- Carlos has a somewhat high pitched voice but he does the accent well and he does work very well with the performance in the film and is a very memorable Bane for someone known for doing more high pitched voices and crazy voices. 7.5/10

Steve Blum- He has a decent voice but he doesn't have an accent, it isn't deep or powerful, and it is basically Blums normal kind of Thug voice he uses in other games, and it doesn't really stand out that well as a bane performance. 5/10

Kirk Thornton- There is almost nothing to go off and not just that, but Thorntons voice doesn't stand out for the little dialgoue he has. He doesn't sound deep, he doesn't sound powerful or demanding, and doesn't have any bit of an accent I can hear and it's easily the weakest Bane performance. 1/10

Overall I definitely have to go with Danny Trejo as Bane with Hector, Joaquim, and Carlos right behind him
said at 12:21 PM on Wed Sep 18 2013
@skeletonking1234 Steve was doing a kiddy version though. A serious version would probably be more like his Red Skull voice or something like it.
said at 1:48 AM on Sun May 19 2013
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I have no idea why, but I'd like to hear Jim Cummings take a shot at voicing Bane one day.
said at 10:36 PM on Thu May 23 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 After hearing his Kraven the Hunter, I know he can pull off a serious villainous role. I think it could work.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:24 AM on Sun Jun 16 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 No idea why, he's Jim Cummings he can do almost anything
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 12:14 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 His voice as El Capitan in the five-part DuckTales pilot would definitely be very fitting for the character, even if I'm not usually a fan of recycling voices.
said at 10:43 AM on Wed Apr 17 2013
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Henry Silva - Had a good accent but some of his delivery felt off.
Hector Elizondo - Same strengths and problems as Hector.
Joaquim de Almeida - Really good. Cool accent and a lot of power.
Ron Perlman - Not much, but OK.
Fred Tatasciore - The power's there, but he sounds too brutish.
Danny Trejo - Really good too, I'm surprised he didn't take a crack on the character sooner.
Jason Liebrecht - I like him, he has power in his voice and does a good accent. A little corny though.
Carlos Alazaraqui - Good, but a tad bit light. I can instantly tell it's Carlos, and I have a hard time taking it seriously.
Steven Blum - Just his normal voice.
Kirk Thorton - Meh.

BTW, if Bane made an animated appearence based on Tom Hardy's performance, who do you think would voice him?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:29 PM on Mon Apr 29 2013
@VctrBnsn Hector had the same strengths and problems as Hector? I'd imagine that you would have the same strengths and problems as yourself... I'm going to assume you meant Henry.
said at 7:45 PM on Mon Apr 29 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Ah crap. Yeah, I meant Henry :-P.
said at 6:57 PM on Sun Jul 28 2013
@VctrBnsn Steve Blum only had one line as Bane in the whole game. So i understand why he used "just his normal voice"
said at 8:14 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
@VctrBnsn Personally I think JB is the closest to Hardy's version that I can picture but I only watched the movie once so I'll have to check to see if that holds up.
said at 10:00 AM on Thu Mar 21 2013
Yeah, most are pretty good, the top spot? Probably Joaquim de Almeida for me.
said at 5:49 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
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Joaquim de Almeida gets the closest to what I imagine Bane sounding like. I for one, would love to hear Christopher Sabat take a shot Bane. If someone would check out his current voice clips and tell me what you think that would be awesome. I think he would have an awesome Bane within his voice range.
said at 10:19 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Christopher Sabat would be an awesome Bane!
said at 11:21 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Totally agree. I think it would be awesome if he did some work in L.A. like original animation that's not just anime dubbing. I know he acts in some video games in Texas, but it would be awesome to hear him in cartoons! Hopefully he will expand beyond just FUNimation and Okratron5000 someday.
said at 4:48 PM on Sat May 25 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Or David Kaye?
said at 8:16 PM on Sun May 26 2013
@Torak David Kaye would be good and I bet if he did an accent and sounded intelligent he would make a good Bane. He could probably do a decent big, hulking Bane as well. But, Chris has a deeper voice than David Kaye and I think (especially considering his experience from the constant screaming on Dragon Ball Z) Chris has a vocal range more fitting of Bane.

David Kaye could do well, but I don't think his voice is quite deep enough for the ideal-sounding Bane, IMO.
said at 9:19 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@Torak After watching quite a few episodes of Beast Wars, I think David Kaye would make a much better Bane than I originally gave him credit for.
said at 7:08 PM on Wed Feb 27 2013
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just me thinking here, but Rick Wasserman as Bane? Am I the only one who thinks that would be a great match?
said at 3:42 PM on Sun Mar 3 2013
@Lpfan120 I thought that the first time I heard Wasserman, back in 2010. I sure he could do the accent, I've heard him do others.
said at 4:43 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
Kirk is okay with his one line. I'm sticking with Danny.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:59 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
Hmmmm, I dont know what to say about Kirk. With such a small line it's hard to know how well to judge him. I guess I'd put him under Hector, it's a little generic tough guy voice but I think if Kirk played him more I would put him higher
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:06 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
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Can't believe that I haven't given my full thoughts on this one yet.

1.) Hector Elizondo - There's just something about his portrayal that just slightly edges out Henry Silva for me. Both Hector and Henry have a great presence to their performance, while also giving a very "intelligent and sophisticated" suave-ness to their voice.

2.) Henry Silva. (see above)

3.) Carlos Alazraqui - Great accent, along with a powerful presence.

4.) Danny Trejo - It's friggin' Danny Trejo, man.

5.) Joaquim de Almeida - I sort of like the whole 'fluctuating voice'-thing.

And unfortunately, an overall 'meh' to Ron, Fred, Jason and Steve. Nothing really memorable about their performances, personally.
said at 5:03 PM on Sun Dec 9 2012
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Joaquim de Almeida- An underrated performance, though understandable since there is an apparent dislike of The Batman portrayals of characters.

Henry Silva- moreso for his New Batman Adventures voice.

Carlos Alazraqui- I espeically like how he delivered one line in the movie.
said at 9:15 AM on Mon Dec 10 2012
@BlackWolf219 I think I know what line you're talking about. ;-D
said at 1:18 PM on Tue Oct 23 2012
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for Fred Tatasciore, you should of chosen a clip from Arkham City. that demonstrates his performance better
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:42 PM on Tue Oct 23 2012
@Lpfan120 This is similar to your comment on the Juggernaut VC. You might want to check the dates on these voice compares, because this one was made about three quarters of a year before Arkham City came out.
said at 7:27 PM on Fri Oct 5 2012
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My pick for Bane is Danny Trejo. Carlos Alazraqui's voice isn't deep enough.
Sarge Ray
said at 9:56 AM on Mon Oct 1 2012
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I, really, don't care about this one. If I could cast someone as Bane, I'd probably cast Chris Sabat.

C'mon, you can't deny it'd be cool.
said at 9:11 PM on Fri Oct 5 2012
@Sarge Ray If you don't care about it then why comment on it?
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 3:21 PM on Fri Dec 7 2012
@Metabad He has a habit of doing that.
said at 6:48 AM on Fri Sep 28 2012
Okay all of them sound like a deep strong ex luchadore should sound like... I don't mind hearing any of them voice Bane again... HOWEVER LIVE ACTION Rant going on here... Was it just me or did Nolan's Bane sounded more like how Hugo Strange than well BANE!
said at 4:54 PM on Mon Sep 17 2012
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If Tom Hardy was added to this page (because he dubbed his "more clear" voice in the muffled dialogues), I would definitely vote for him.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:18 PM on Mon Sep 17 2012
@TC81691 The thing is that live-action dubbing isn't the same as voice acting, so he can't be added at the moment.
Madness Abe
said at 6:51 PM on Tue Oct 9 2012
@TC81691 Same here! :)
said at 11:40 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
@NCZ I'd rather disagree with you. Though I currently don't know any policy involving live-action dubbing, it's not just myself but others would want Tom Hardy added to the list. It's nothing personal, it's just what some of us (excluding you, perhaps.) would want
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:46 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
@TC81691 A live-action actor redubbing their own lines isn't voice acting; it's a standard part of post-production in live-action works. It's not a matter of wanting or not wanting him added. It's a matter of the fact that what he did is not voice acting.
Grim Griefer
said at 12:36 AM on Tue Sep 11 2012
As someone who grew up with Batman: The Animated Series I voted Joaquim de Almeida's protrayal in "The Batman," a show which I absolutely hated. That was not an easy decision for me, and an impressive feat by the actor.

After "The Dark Knight" I can't help but imagine Tom Hardy when reading the comics now.
said at 11:22 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012
Not sure if there's a certain guideline for this, but would Tom Hardy's portrayal of Bane be considered a voice role too? After all, he DID dub over his lines with some additional filtering.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:05 AM on Wed Sep 5 2012
@Solink Live actors dub over their own lines all the time for various reasons. It's not really voice acting.
said at 11:46 PM on Wed Sep 5 2012
@NCZ With how much was needed for alteration, I would imagine it'd be held accountable.
Still, I felt it would have made good discussion material here.
said at 6:24 AM on Thu Aug 9 2012
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My vote goes to Joaquim de Almeida: for really giving Bane that Tough yet sinister voice, it works very well!

Second would have to be Carlos Alazraqui, he sounds very natural and even pretty sinister as Bane: the only problem with him is he doesn't posses the toughness in his voice like Almeida had.

Fred Tatasciore, Henry Silva and Ron Perlman were pretty good too.

I honestly don't like Danny Trejo, it's too gruff and he sounds like a smoker (And like Music Meister said, he also sounds like a thug.)
said at 7:02 PM on Sat Aug 18 2012
@Torak Joaquim is very underrated. So far he's been my favorite bane! When he transforms it's some pretty epic stuff.
said at 7:31 AM on Sun Aug 19 2012
@AWIG I would have to agree man. :)
said at 7:37 AM on Tue Aug 7 2012
I've got a voice clip of Bane from the Dark Knight Rises game, can you put it in the site? (No idea who is the VA though)
said at 1:56 AM on Sat Aug 4 2012
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Changing my vote to Carlos Alazraqui. Upon thinking about it, Danny Trejo's Bane does sound a little too much like a thug. Alazraqui managed to be imposing as Bane and would work for the comics version, I think.
said at 2:10 AM on Tue Oct 23 2012

Sorry if I sound fickle, but on second thought, I'm gonna change my vote back to Danny Trejo.
said at 4:53 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013

Though he lacks the accent, Steve Blum was pretty good as Bane. Likewise, despite only being one line, so was Kirk Thornton.
said at 8:25 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
OK, if there's a way to edit one of my comments to make it more readable, I'd love to know it.
said at 8:25 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
Feel free to delete the first run-on comment and leave this one. My thoughts on who I consider the "best":

Henry Silva, specifically in "Over the Edge"-While his work in the episode "Bane" is perfectly fine, I feel that Silva gained a lot more natural menace and authority in his voice by *dropping* the accent for TNBA, particularly in "Over the Edge". He has some really great, sleazy villain lines there, and Silva sells them all beautifully. "But what can I expect... from a killer of children?" always gives me chills.

Hector Elizondo-Since the accent here is Hector's own, it doesn't feel "put-on", and Hector gives a very good performance on top of that.

Danny Trejo-In the "why hadn't anyone thought of this before?" category, Trejo proves a fantastic choice for Bane thanks to his memorable "voice with character" and the pride he takes in his actions. He also sounds even more awesome with the Spanish dialogue in the beginning of the epiosde. It's a shame Bane hasn't showed up again on YJ; I'd love to hear Trejo do more with the character.

Carlos Alazraqui-Ironic that Carlos makes Bane sound a lot younger since he's actually 50 in real life. His performance in Doom is excellent, melding the accent perfectly with Bane's sarcasm, villainous sneers and taunting.
said at 6:30 PM on Tue Jul 24 2012
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Definitely Henry Silvia, though Danny and Hector were decent too. Steve Blum also had some potential.
said at 1:14 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
Joaquim de Almeida hands down! His normal voice sounds fantastic (even though his character design seemed like an awesome mix of Bane and Hush) but when he hulks up he sounds badass. I wish they would have gone that route voice-wise on the Arkham games.
said at 4:25 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
Joaquim de Almeida is my favorite, overall because his voice almost perfectly matches the voice I'd always imagined for Bane in my head. A big guy should have a big voice. They're all good, but he gets my vote.
said at 6:33 PM on Fri Jun 1 2012
Steven Blum is going to voice him Lego Batman 2.
said at 10:49 PM on Thu Jul 5 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 Really? Do you have a source?
said at 10:37 AM on Wed May 16 2012
Opinion change: I'm going with Danny Trejo overall as my favorite, though Joaquim de Almeida, Fred Tatasciore and Carlos Alazraqui were good too.
said at 10:24 PM on Wed May 2 2012
Carlos is the best HANDS DOWN
said at 11:10 AM on Sat Apr 28 2012
Kevin Michael Richardson and Crispin Freeman will be up there some day. Plus, I got to thinking and I thought Andre Sogliuzzo would do a good job.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:01 PM on Fri May 4 2012
@CLG I can somewhat see Kevin but Crispin? I can't see that.
said at 8:23 PM on Tue May 22 2012
@Music Meister
Same voice. But what are voice actors for. I just need him to do a mexican accent.
said at 2:10 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
Maybe a russian one after dark knight Rises.
said at 11:38 PM on Thu Jan 17 2013
@CLG People , Bane is not Mexican nor Spanish . He`s half South American Carib , half English and has traveled all over The World as an International Mercenary/Druglord/Terrorist . Nobody got the accent exactly right but Tom Hardy ironically came the closest .
said at 1:37 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
Loved Henry Silva but also really enjoyed Joaquim de Almeida. At a push I'll go with Silva though the lead is marginal.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:54 PM on Fri Mar 2 2012
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Reposted Opinion
1. Joaquim de Almeida- Like I said before, this is my favorite version of Bane and his voice is one of the reasons. He does the spanish accent very well but when he transforms man does it sound awsome and threatening. Wonder what happened to him.

2. Carlos Alazraqui- A very good casting call as he is spanish so the accent he does is natural. At first I thought he would sound too young but I like how his voice is deep and threatening.

3. Ron Perlman- It sounds like it has potenial as it does sounds tough and the accent is alright. I would need to hear more though.

4. Fred Tatasciore- Yeah it's a slight version of his hulk but who cares, the accent is done nicely and does show off his more powerful side.

5. Danny Trejo- Too gruff and sounds too much like a thug though he does the accent well since he's spanish and does give more to his calculating side.

6. Hector Elizondo- Not that bad though not so great, it's deep enough and the accent is done well while still sounding threatening. Not the best voice but not the worst.

7. Henry Silva- He doesn't sound menacing at all and when the dramatic music plays during his performace it's a little funny. He did sound better without the accent but not by much.

8. Jason Liebrecht- It's just funny, it's more of a parody of Bane then anything else.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:43 PM on Fri Mar 2 2012
@Music Meister For Carlos I meant the voice felt natural.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:47 PM on Fri Mar 2 2012
@Music Meister GRRR, I meant the accent felt natural.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:40 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
While Steven doesn't do the accent it's pretty badass. I'd put him fourth.
said at 10:40 AM on Thu Mar 1 2012
I strongly prefer Henry Silva's take on the character from The New Batman Adventures show.It simply sounds the most appealing.
said at 1:04 AM on Sun Oct 23 2011
Joaquim de Almeida managed to sound both smart and more threatening, so I'm going with him, though Henry Silva was good, too. Jason Liebrecht sounds ridiculous, I agree with MG1988 that Danny Trejo sounded too much like a thug, and I agree with the "Editor's Opinion" that Fred Tatasciore's Bane sounded like a Spanish accented version of his Hulk voice.
said at 9:34 AM on Wed Feb 22 2012
@Anicomicgeek On second thought, Danny Trejo wasn't that bad and in fact was pretty good in the role--perhaps the best, so I'm changing my vote.
said at 1:20 AM on Fri May 25 2012
@Anicomicgeek sticking with Danny Trejo, but Carlos Alazraqui was also good in the role.
said at 5:06 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
@Anicomicgeek While he didn't do an accent, Steven Blum was good as Bane.
said at 8:21 PM on Wed Oct 19 2011
I'm gonna give it to Danny Trejo. He's probably the most natural choice. It's surprising it took this long to have him as Bane. He sounds like a brute, but also can be intelligent. Though, I do like Henry Silva, he sounds intelligent, but he doesn't really sound brutish.
said at 7:26 PM on Thu Sep 15 2011
Henry Silva - The only thing he has going for him is having a Spanish accent and later on doesn't even have that. He doesn't even sound particularly menacing.

Hector Elizondo - Once again, it's just a Spanish guy, nothing special. At least his voice is deeper.

Joaquim de Almeida - WHOA, MAN, WHOA. That is pretty awesome, particularly when his voice gets deeper.

Ron Perlman - I love Ron Perlman, but there's not really much to say, though I still think he's better than the first two guys. Too bad he didn't have more than one line.

Fred Tatasciore - He's pretty good too, even though he's just using a slight variation of his Hulk voice.

Danny Trejo - This is really good. He's able to have a thick Spanish accent (and even speak Spanish) and still sound menacing, without having to electronically alter his voice.

Jason Librecht - Um... no comment.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:07 AM on Fri Aug 12 2011
Liebrecht sounds more like a Brute which is kinda a waste of potintial
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 2:18 PM on Sun Aug 7 2011
Jason Liebrecht now added
said at 10:30 AM on Sat Aug 6 2011
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Yeah...I'm gonna go for Joaquim de Almeida.
facundo guerra 4
said at 6:21 PM on Sat Jun 7 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Don t you mean Henry Silva?.Sorry for the late response
said at 6:42 PM on Sat Jun 7 2014
@facundo guerra 4

I quoted that as an example of how cringe-worthy Henry Silva was. Though to be fair he was a bit better in TNBA.
facundo guerra 4
said at 6:18 AM on Sun Jun 8 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Yeah he was better In tnba he sounded like Steve Blum.But now you changed your mind and you are with Jb right?
said at 12:24 PM on Sat Jul 23 2011
Henry Silva all the way. Trejo is just too thuggish.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:48 PM on Sun May 1 2011
I always hated Bane when he's portayed as a "Spanish Wrestler". It's a just a waste of potential. ANyway my favorite version of Bane is from The Batman and Joaquim I felt had the powerful yet smart feeling of Bane even though he had a slight accent as Bane (though after he transformed it was harder to hear) and I guess Ron was a sublte replacement. I like Fred's version just because it felt powerful and strong even though he justed used his Hulk voice for it I still like it.
I guess Danny did an okay job defently sounded smarter than some on the others but I thought his voice sounded a little too gruff.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:50 PM on Sat Feb 5 2011
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If we get a section for "radio" and "miscellaneous" stuff, then yes, he can certainly be added! Unfortunately, for now, the VC will have to go without him.

Rest assured, though. Peter Marinker WILL be added someday.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:38 PM on Mon Jan 31 2011
Awesome voice compare, Cypo! I'll have to go with Danny Trejo because I feel he has a great balance between Bane's intelligence and brutishness (plus, a cool accent), but Henry Silva is close.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:40 AM on Sun Jan 30 2011
ron perlman portrays the size of bane with his voice really well. I also like danny trejo's portrayal since it delivers more of his brain than his brawn.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:39 PM on Sat Jan 29 2011
As the editor's opinion says, he was not added because he does not have actual dialogue.
said at 2:45 PM on Sat Jan 29 2011
Im going with Joaquim de Almeida. While the others are more authentic to Bane's true origins with the heavy spanish accent, I think the character works better without the accent and with Joaquim, he really makes Bane sound threatening.
said at 11:39 AM on Sat Jan 29 2011
I'm going with Danny Trejo
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