POSITION: Muscle COMIC-BOOK CREDENTIALS: Bane incapacitated Batman during DC Comics' epic Knightfall storyline, by breaking his back. Nothing more needs to be said. COMIC-BOOK WEAKNESSES: Erm... he had his ass kicked by crap stand-in Batman Jean-Paul Valley... which was not one of his greatest moments. Oh and he became Ras Al Ghul's bitch. And outside of the comics he befriended movie director Joel Schumacher. Once again, nothing more needs to be said. SKILLS/ABILITIES: Bane is clever, resourceful and possesses superhuman strength and stamina, the likes of which makes him a serious force to be reckoned with. If that wasn't enough, Bane has also been known to use the mysterious strength enhancing drug Venom, which makes him an even bigger and meaner Muscle Mary.
REASON FOR RECRUITMENT:
Bane is a killer. A stone-cold, back-breaking, ball-busting power house. He's also very clever. When Bane broke Batman's back he did so with a carefully thought out plan, that involved organising the escape of Batman's greatest foes, so that they would hound the Dark Knight for months and wear him down past breaking point. With Batman busier than a rent boy doing overtime, Bane took the perfect opportunity to strike!
Having muscle on the team is one thing, but having clever muscle is something entirely different.
POTENTIAL RISK: Previously became dependent on Venom, is a bit of a fitness freak and looks like he's into S&M. There's also the potential risk that he might invite his pal Joel Schumacher over for the team's Christmas party.
CHANCES OF SURVIVAL:
50/50. Bane is indeed a powerful fella, but he's hired muscle and so he's not invulnerable. He's been defeated before and by Jean-Paul Valley no less, so don't expect him to be the last man standing.
IN EVENT OF DEATH BEFORE MISSION... LIKELIHOOD OF REPLACEMENT WITH DEADPOOL: Not very likely. Bane's built like a brick shit house and is a solid mass of muscle, which is something every good (or bad) team needs! Deadpool might be quick with the one-liners, but he's not built like a tank.