Bane is a fictional character, a supervillain who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. The character's origin was in Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (January 1993), and was created by Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, and Graham Nolan. Bane has been one of Batman's more physically and intellectually powerful foes. He is often credited for being the only villain to have "Broken The Bat". IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time ranked Bane as #34.[1] Bane was portrayed as a minor villain by Robert Swenson in the 1997 film Batman & Robin, directed by Joel Schumacher, and he was portrayed by Tom Hardy as the main antagonist in the 2012 film, "The Dark Knight Rises".