Bane is a villain from the Batman franchise. He is an escaped convict from an island prison and a super villain. Bane has great physical strength due to a drug called Venom that increases his strength, and even without it he is strong. Bane is best known for breaking Batman's back, earning him the title The Man Who Broke the Bat. Bane was originally created by Chuck Dixon and Doug Moench and artist Graham Nolan, and he made his debut in the comic Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1.