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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Bane with sound clips and images.
Created by Cypo on Sat Jan 29 2011, 225 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H, NCZ, Foxwolf, CatsTuxedo, UltimateCharm for additional sound clips.
EDITOR'S OPINIONAlrighty, 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)