Mr. Adventure wrote:
I think part of the problem is people try to understand Bane's motivations but I don't think they really make much sense except as Talia's stooge but that isn't revealed to the end. He seems like this guy with some higher purpose but in the end he's just pissing in everyone's corn flakes for as long as he can.
I eventually settled on this as well. He did have a plan, or at least was going along with one (Ra's), but it got lost along the way as he became more of a sadist.