Dark times require dark heroes and villains.
Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, played by Tom Hardy, is the embodiment of all the worst horrors of terrorism, a figure so cruel and inhuman that you can’t even love to hate him. He inspires only fear and loathing.
Other intelligent adversaries of Batman with master plans to rule the world and/or destroy Gotham City at least displayed a sense of humour.
Bane is just an ugly thug in an ugly mask.
He made me nostalgic for Joker, The Riddler or The Penguin who may have been demented and delusional but had some good one-liners.