The Dark Knight Rises Quotes

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[we see Bruce is taken to an underground stone cell prison with iron bars, he opens his eyes to find Bane staring at him]
Bruce Wayne: Why didn’t you just…kill me?
Bane: You don’t fear death, you welcome it. Your punishment must be more severe.
Bruce Wayne: You’re a torturer.
Bane: Yes. But not of your body. Of your soul.
Bruce Wayne: Where am I?
Bane: Home. Where I learned the truth about despair. As will you. There’s a reason why this prison is the worst hell on earth. Hope. Every man who has rotted here over the centuries has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom. So easy. So simple. And, like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have died trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So as I terrorize Gotham, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe that they can survive, so that you can watch them clamber over each other to stay in the sun.
[Bane looks at a TV screen just outside the prison bars]
Bane: You could watch me torture an entire city. And then, when you have truly understood the depths of your failure, we will fulfill Ra’s Al Ghul’s destiny. We will destroy Gotham. And then, when it is done, when Gotham is ashes, then you have my permission to die.
[as Bane rises he pushes his hand against Bruce’s chest, causing Bruce to cry out in pain]


[at Blackgate Prison, as the guards lead Selina down to her cell the other prisoners start whistling at her]
Guard at Blackgate: We’re locking her up in here?
Warden at Blackgate: The Dent Act allows non-segregation based on extraordinary need. First time she broke out of women’s correctional she was sixteen.
[one of the inmates calls out to Selina as she walks past his cell]
Huge Inmate: Little closer, baby.
Selina: Why, honey, you wanna hold my hand?
[Selina quickly grabs the inmates outstretched hands from the bars and does a cartwheel, the inmate screams in pain as his arms snap, Selina carries on walking]
Warden at Blackgate: She’s gonna be fine.


[at Wayne Enterprises Fox meets Miranda]
Fox: I still don’t see the need for a board meeting for the energy project.
Miranda: Bruce got a lot of things right. Keeping the board in the dark wasn’t one of them.
[as they enter the boardroom they see Bane and his men are standing at the head of the table]
Bane: How good of you to join us, Chair, President. All I need now is one more one ordinary member. Mr. Fox, would you like to nominate?
[as Fox is about to speak, Fredericks interrupts and stands]
Fredericks: No. I will volunteer.
Fox: Where are you taking us?
[Bane doesn’t reply and he starts walking off]


[Foley visits Gordon at the hospital]
Foley: You were right, Commissioner.
[to the nurse]
Foley: Will you excuse us, please.
Commissioner Gordon: What happened?
Foley: Your masked man kidnapped the Wayne Enterprises board. He let most of them go, but took three of them into the sewers.
Commissioner Gordon: No more patrols, no more hide and seek. Get every available cop down there and smoke him out!
Foley: The Mayor won’t want panic.
Blake: So it’s a training exercise.
[to Gordon]
Foley: I’m sorry I didn’t take you seriously.
[as Foley turns to leave, Blake starts to follow him]
Commissioner Gordon: Not you! You’re telling me the Batman’s gone. So you chase up the Daggett leads, any way you can.
Blake: Yes, sir.


[as Bruce lies weak and ill in his prison cell, another prisoner drips water into his mouth, the prisoner in the next cell, speaking in an unknown language, says something to Bruce]
Prisoner: He asks how much you would pay us to let you die. I told him…I told him you have nothing.
Bruce Wayne: Do it for the pleasure.
Prisoner: They pay me more than that to keep you alive.
[he puts bread into Bruce’s mouth, they hear chanting from a group of prisoners and watch as another prisoner ties a rope round a strong looking man]
Prisoner: He will try the climb.
[they watch as the man starts climbing the long well like wall of the prison]
Bruce Wayne: Has anyone ever made it?
Prisoner: Of course not.
[the prisoner climbing the wall stops and perches on a ledge, where he then leaps to continue the climb from the opposite side, but he misses, falls and swings into the rock wall]


[the blind prisoner speaks again after the prisoner that tried to climb the prison wall dies, the prisoner taking care of Bruce translates]
Prisoner: He says there is one who did. A child. A child born in this hell.
Bruce Wayne: Bane.
Prisoner: An old legend. Nothing more.
[the prisoner leaves Bruce’s side and switches on the TV]
Bruce Wayne: Don’t.
Prisoner: Whatever it is they want you to see, it’s happening soon.


[Bane and his men lead Fox, Miranda and Fredericks through some tunnels, he gets his men to blow a hole through the tunnel wall, Bane leads them through the rubble towards the reactor plant, at this point Dr. Pavel has joined them, Bane turns to Fox]
Bane: Turn it on.
[Fox shakes his head, Bane gestures at one his men who takes Fredericks and points a gun at his head]
Bane: I only need one other board member. There are eight more waiting.
Fox: I won’t do it.
[Bane puts down his hand and the man holding the gun at Fredericks’ head cocks the weapon]
Miranda: Alright! Stop! Lucius, you’ll kill this man and yourself, and you’ll barely slow them down.
[Miranda walks up to the scanner for the reactor and places her hand on it to activate it, Fox then follows her and does the same, then Fredericks, the reactor comes to life; Bane turns to Pavel]
Bane: Go on then, do your work.
[to his men]
Bane: Take them up to the surface. People of their status deserve to experience the next era of western civilization.
[Bane’s men lead Fox, Miranda and Fredericks are led back into the rubble]


[as we see hundreds of SWAT team head into the sewers, Blake is in his car on the phone to Gordon]
Blake: I’ve been to half Daggett’s cement plants, logged locations they’ve poured for underground construction.
Commissioner Gordon: Anything strange about the pourings?
Blake: Honestly, Commissioner, I don’t know anything about civil engineering.
Commissioner Gordon: But you know about patterns. Keep looking.
[Blake drives up to a cement plant]


[in the reactor plant]
Dr. Pavel: It’s done. This is now a four-megaton nuclear bomb.
[to his men]
Bane: Pull the core out of the reactor.
Dr. Pavel: No! You cannot! This is the only power source capable of sustaining it. If you move it, the core will decay in a matter of months.
Bane: Five, by my calculations.
Dr. Pavel: And then it will go off!
Bane: And for the sake of your children, Dr. Pavel, indeed I hope it does.


[at the cement plant Blake recognizes the driver of the construction vehicle that was outside the Stock Exchange building when Bane and his men infiltrated it]
Blake: Hey! Hey!
[the driver turns]
Blake: That was you in front of the stock exchange, wasn’t it?
Cement Truck Driver: When?
Blake: When? When half the city’s cops were trying to pull onto Castle Street and your truck shuttin’ them out.
Cement Truck Driver: Oh yeah. You’re that cop.
Blake: Detective, now. And uh…as a detective, we’re not allowed to believe in coincidence.
[Blake turns and suddenly the worker behind him takes a swing at him, Blake punches him out, then the construction driver grabs hold of Blake and Blake takes his gun, as they wrestle Blake shoots hitting the cement mixer and the bullet ricochets and hits the driver in the back]
Blake: What are you doing here?! What are you working on?!
[the drivers dies and Blake tosses his gun away]


[Blake calls Gordon after killing the construction driver]
Blake: Commissioner, it’s Blake. I got two dead witnesses and a lot of questions. Call me when…
[Blake freezes as he notices some barrels]
Blake: Wait a minute. There are four barrels of Polyisobutylene. That looks like motor oil right next to it. Jesus! They’re not making cement, they’re making explosives!


[Blake is driving fast and calls into the radio]
Blake: Patch me into Foley!
Police Officer’s Voice: Foley’s overseeing the operation.
Blake: They’re heading into a trap!
[we see as the hundreds of police are heading into the sewers]


[outside the sewer tunnels Foley, takes the radio]
Foley: Foley.
Blake: It’s a trap! Pull everyone out! Bane has been pouring concrete laced with explosives!
Foley: Where?
[we then see Gotham Stadium as the National Anthem is being sung and then as Bane and his men are making their way up from underground, Blake continues to explain to Foley]
Blake: There’s a ring around the tunnels, they’re gonna blow it and trap the cops underground!
[to the cop next to him]
Foley: Pull ’em out! Pull ’em out! Now!


[as Bane listens to the National Anthem from the locker room tunnel]
Bane: What a lovely, lovely voice.
[as the song ends and the football game is about to begin]
Bane: Let the games begin!
[he hits detonator and the bombs go off across Gotham making tunnel roofs collapse trapping thousands of police throughout the different tunnels]


[after setting off the bombs across Gotham and destroying the Gotham Stadium field, Bane and his men walk onto what’s left of the field and Bane takes up the mike]
Bane: Gotham, take control! Take control of your city.


[after Bane has trapped all the police in the tunnels, Blake contacts Foley from his car radio]
Blake: Foley?
Foley: Jesus, Blake! Every cop in the city is down in those tunnels!
Blake: Not every cop.
[Blake then goes to Gordon’s hospital and finds that Gordon has killed the mercenaries that Bane had sent to kill Gordon]


[back at Gotham Stadium Bane addresses the crowd]
Bane: This…this is the instrument of your liberation.
[at Pentagon we see military personnel assessing the situation on their monitors]
Analyst #1: Satellite shows a radiation spike.
Analyst #2: Whatever it is, it’s nuclear.
[back at Gotham Stadium Bane’s mercenaries bring Dr. Pavel to the field an make him kneel in front of Bane]
Bane: Identify yourself to the world.
[Bane puts the mike at Pavel’s mouth]
Dr. Pavel: Dr. Leonid Pavel, nuclear physicist.


[back at Pentagon we see the military and CIA monitoring the situation at Gotham Stadium]
CIA Analyst: Pavel was confirmed dead, plane crash on an Agency pull out of Uzbekistan.
Dr. Pavel: But that looks like it’s him.
[back the stadium Bane continues his interrogation of Pavel]
Bane: And what…what is this?
Dr. Pavel: It’s a…fully primed neutron bomb, with a blast radius of six miles.
Bane: And who is capable of disarming such a device?
Dr. Pavel: Only me.
Bane: Only you. Thank you, Doctor.
[suddenly Bane snaps Pavel’s neck and the crowd screams in shock and terror]
Bane: Now, this bomb is armed! This bomb is mobile! And the identity of the triggerman is a mystery. For one of you holds the detonator! And we came here not as conquerors, but as liberators to return control of this city to the people. And at the first sign of interference from the outside world, or for those people attempting to flee, this anonymous Gothamite, this unsung hero, will trigger the bomb. For now, martial law is in effect. Return to your homes, hold your families close, and wait. Tomorrow you claim what is rightfully yours.
[Bane drops the mike, turns, leaves the field with his men following him]


[at Pentagon as they watch Bane and his men leave the stadium]
2 Star Air Force General: Pull back the fighters, start high-level reconnaissance flights. Get the President on the line.


[Barsad and the rest of Bane’s men hold Gotham Bridge, Barsad uses a loud speaker to make their terms known to the military]
Barsad: Tanks and planes cannot stop us from detonating our device. Send an emissary to discuss terms of access for supplies and communication.
[we then see an army Captain approach Barsad]
Army Captain at Bridge: How many of you are there, son?
[Barsad does not reply]
Army Captain at Bridge: You don’t have enough men to stop twelve million people from leaving this island.
Barsad: No. No, we don’t. But you do.
Army Captain at Bridge: And why the hell would I try to help you keep your hostages?
Barsad: If one person crosses this bridge, Gotham gets blown to hell.


[from his prison cell, Bruce watches the TV screen as the president addresses the people]
President: The people of our greatest city are resilient. They have proven this before and they will prove it again. We do not negotiate with terrorists, but we do recognize realities.
[Bruce begins to cry]


[as Blake is driving, him and Gordon listen to the president’s speech over the radio]
President: As the situation develops, one thing must be understood above all others. People of Gotham, we have not abandoned you.
Blake: What does that mean?
Commissioner Gordon: It means we’re on our own. I have to get in front of a camera.
Blake: Well, sir, they will kill you the second you show your face.
Commissioner Gordon: Bane says he’s giving Gotham back to the people. They need to know that I could lead.
Blake: Bane’s not gonna let that happen.
Commissioner Gordon: Then he’ll show his true colors.
Blake: And you’ll be dead!


[Bane and his men show up in Tumblers outside the front gates of Blackgate Prison, Bane then stands on one of the Tumblers and addresses the crowd of reporters]
Bane: Behind you stands a symbol of oppression, Blackgate Prison. Where a thousand men have languished under the name of this man. Harvey Dent!
[he holds up a photo of Dent]
Bane: Who has been held up to you as the shining example of justice. You have been supplied with a false idol. To stop you tearing down this corrupt city!
[he tears Dent’s photo; inside Blackgate Prison the prisoners starts shouting and cheering]
Bane: Let me tell you the truth about Harvey Dent. From the words of Gotham’s Police Commissioner, James Gordon.
[he takes Gordon’s speech that he had taken from him in the sewers, and starts reading it out loud]
Bane: ‘The Batman didn’t murder Harvey Dent, he saved my boy. Then took the blame for Harvey’s appalling crimes, so that I could, to my shame, build a lie around this fallen idol. I praised the madman who tried to murder my own child. But I can no longer live with my lie. It is time to trust the people of Gotham with the truth, and it is time for me to resign.’
[to the crowd]
Bane: And can you accept this man’s resignation?
[inside Blackgate prison the prisoner start shouting and cheering again]
Bane: And do you accept the resignation of all these liars?! Of all the corrupt?!


[in Blake’s apartment, Gordon and Blake have been watching Bane on TV as he gives his speech outside Blackgate Prison]
Blake: Those men, locked up for eight years in Blackgate, and denied parole under the Dent Act. It’s based on a lie.
Commissioner Gordon: Gotham needed a hero
Blake: Well, it needs it now, more than ever. You betrayed everything you stood for.
[Gordon turns and looks at Blake]
Commissioner Gordon: There’s a point, far there, when the structures fail you. And when the rules aren’t weapons anymore, they’re shackles, letting the bad get ahead. One day you may face such a moment of crisis, and in that moment, I hope you have a friend like I did. To plunge their hands into the filth, so that you can keep yours clean!
Blake: Your hands look pretty filthy to me, Commissioner.
[Blake turns away from Gordon]


[back outside Blackgate Prison, Bane continues his speech and signals a Tumbler which turns it’s machine gun towards the prison gate]
Bane: We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity. And we give it to you, the people. Gotham is yours! None shall interfere, do as you please.
[suddenly the Tumbler fires and blows the prison gate]
Bane: But start by storming Blackgate and freeing the oppressed!
[Bane’s mercenaries enter the prison cells, freeing the prisoners and handing out weapons as they all come out through the shattered prison gate]
Bane: Step forward, those who would serve. For an army will be raised. The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests.
[we see as Bane’s men ransack rich looking apartments]
Bane: And cast out into the cold world that we know and endure. Courts will be convened. Spoils will be enjoyed!
[chaos breaks out, as the wealthy are removed from their homes and tried in a makeshift court headed by Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow]
Bane: Blood will be shed. The police will survive, as they learn to serve true justice. This great city, it will endure. Gotham will survive.
[we then see as Bane’s mercenaries load the nuclear bomb into the back of a truck]


[in his prison cell, Bruce rolls himself out of his cot and grunts in pain as he tries to do push-ups, the old prisoner in the next cell says something and the other prisoner translates]
Prisoner: He says you must first fix your back.
Bruce Wayne: How does he know?
[the prisoner helps Bruce get back into his cot]
Prisoner: Well, he was the prison doctor. He was morphine addict who incurred the displeasure of powerful people, including your masked friend.
Bruce Wayne: How?
Prisoner: Many years ago, it was a time of plague. Some of the other prisoners attacked Bane and the doctor’s fumbling attempts to repair the damage left him in perpetual agony. The mask holds the pain at bay.
Bruce Wayne: Bane was the child you spoke of. He was born here?
Prisoner: The legend is that there was a mercenary who worked for a local warlord. He fell in love with the warlord’s daughter. They were married in secret. When the warlord found out, the mercenary was condemned to this pit. But then he exiled him instead. The mercenary understood that the daughter had secured his release, but what he could not know was the true price of his freedom. She took his place in the pit.
[we see flashback of the Mercenary being freed at the side of a road and a woman being lowered into the pit of the prison and then later Bane as a child]
Prisoner: And she was with the child, with the…the mercenary’s child. Innocence cannot flower underground. It has to be stamped out. One day the doctor forgot the lock the cell. But the child had a friend. A protector, who showed the others that this innocence was their redemption, it was to be prized. The mother was not so lucky.
[the old prison doctor says something, and the other prisoner gives him a knowing look]
Prisoner: This is Bane’s prison now. He wouldn’t want this story told.


[after tying a rope under Bruce’s arms, the prisoner pulls Bruce upright, Bruce shouts out in pain]
Prisoner: This vertebra, protruding from your back, it has to be put back.
[suddenly he punches Bruce hard in the back making Bruce scream in agony]
Prisoner: You stay like this, until you stand.
[the prisoner walks off leaving Bruce dangling in pain]


[as Bruce hangs in cell, delirious from the pain in his back, he starts hallucinating]
Ra’s Al Ghul: Did you not think I would return, Bruce? Hmm?
[Bruce looks up and sees Ra’s Al Ghul step out from the shadows in front of Bruce]
Ra’s Al Ghul: I told you I was immortal.
Bruce Wayne: I watched…I watched you die.
Ra’s Al Ghul: Oh, there are many forms of immortality. Once I had a wife. My great love.
[we then see Ra’s Al Ghul, sat at the campfire, as seen in Batman Begins]
Ra’s Al Ghul: She was taken from me.
Bruce Wayne: You were the mercenary.
[back in the prison cell, Ra’s Al Ghul nods his head]
Bruce Wayne: Bane is your child. Your heir.
Ra’s Al Ghul: An heir to ensure the League of Shadows fulfills its duty to restore balance as a civilization.
Bruce Wayne: No.
Ra’s Al Ghul: You yourself fought the decadence of Gotham for years. With all your strength, all your resources, all your moral authority. And the only victory you could achieve was a lie. Now you understand, Gotham is beyond saving.
Bruce Wayne: No!
Ra’s Al Ghul: And must be allowed to die.
Bruce Wayne: No!
[Bruce passes out]


[after escaping from Blackgate Prison, along with all the other prisoners, we see Selina walking through a nice looking apartment, she picks up a family photograph]
Jen: What’s that?
Selina: This was someone’s home.
Jen: Now, everyone’s home. There’s a storm coming, remember? This is what you wanted.
[Selina looks out the window and shakes her head]


[Blake goes to St. Swithin’s Home for Boys and hands Father Reilly a can of fuel]
Blake: It’s for the bus, in case there’s a chance to evacuate.
Fr. Reilly: Is there any news? From the Commissioner…?
Blake: The less you know, Father. How are the boys doing?
Fr. Reilly: Well, we’ve had more power on, so they got some TV.
Blake: It’s good to see you.
[Blake turns to leave]
Fr. Reilly: Blake, you be careful out there. They’re hunting down cops like dogs.


[later, Bruce who has been untied from the rope, does push-ups as the other prisoner watches]
Prisoner: Why build yourself?
[as he does push-up Bruce watches the news on the TV outside his cell]
Bruce Wayne: I’m not meant to die in here.
Prisoner: Here? There? What’s the difference?
[Bruce carries on strengthening his body]


[as Bruce decides to climb the prison wall, the other prisoners gather round to watch and start chanting, as Bruce reaches the ledge he leaps but doesn’t make it to the other side and drops down slamming into the rock wall, he starts lowering himself down]
Prisoner: I told you it could not be done.
Bruce Wayne: You told me a child did it.
Prisoner: But no ordinary child. A child born in hell, forged by suffering, hardened by pain.
[we see flashback as the child goes to climb the wall, the protector fighting off the other prisoners as the child begins to climb the wall]
Bruce Wayne: Not a man from privilege.


[as some Special Forces men carry delivery packages into the back of a store, where Foley and his men are waiting]
Foley: You have ID?
Captain Jones: Of course not.
Foley: Well, how can we trust you?
[Gordon steps out of the shadows from back of the room]
Commissioner Gordon: They don’t have any choice.
Captain Jones: Commissioner Gordon? Captain Jones, Special Forces.
Commissioner Gordon: Captain, glad to have you here.
[Jones shakes hands with Gordon]
Captain Jones: It’s our job, sir. Now, uh…how many of you are there?
Commissioner Gordon: Well, there’s dozens. I…I’d rather not say exactly. But the men trapped underground number almost three thousand.
Captain Jones: What kind of condition are they in?
Commissioner Gordon: They’ve been getting food and water.
Captain Jones: Can we break them out?
Blake: Yes, sir. Take out the mercenaries guarding the outflow south of Ackerman Park, blow the rubble. We can make a hole big enough for ten at a time. Now, I’m in contact with my partner, who’s down there. There just waiting for the day.
Special Forces #2: Men who haven’t seen daylight in three months.
Blake: Police Officers, who haven’t seen daylight in three months.
Captain Jones: What about the bomb? Satellites can’t pick up any radiation hot spots.
Commissioner Gordon: Well, they keep it on a truck, it must have a lead-lined roof. They move it constantly.
Captain Jones: Good. So, you know the truck?
Commissioner Gordon: Well, it’s one of three. We’ve been tracking it.


[as Jones and Blake are out in the streets tracking one of Bane’s trucks]
Captain Jones: Decoy.
[he makes a chalk mark on the wall of the street the truck passed]
Captain Jones: You don’t really think it’s coming back, do you?
Blake: Doesn’t matter what I think.
Captain Jones: Well, actually, it does. You should put your faith in something a little more real.


Captain Jones: What about the triggerman?
Commissioner Gordon: No leads. It’s a bluff. Bane wouldn’t give control of that bomb to someone else.
Captain Jones: We can’t take that chance. Until we have the triggerman, we just track the device.
Blake: And meanwhile, Gotham lives under a warlord? Like some failed state?
Captain Jones: Dial it back, officer. The situation is unprecedented. We can’t do anything to risk millions of lives.
[to Gordon]
Blake: Are you gonna tell him? Are you gonna tell what’s really goin’ on?
Commissioner Gordon: Captain, the uh…situation is more complicated than you think. There’s somebody you need to meet.


[Blake leads Jones and his men to the Wayne Enterprise offices]
Blake: I came upstairs looking for a vantage point. Found the people who run the corporation living up here.
Captain Jones: What corporation?
Blake: Wayne Enterprises.
[Blake takes them to Fox and Miranda]
Blake: Mr. Fox, would you like to brief the Captain.
Fox: Miss Tate’s fully aware of the situation.
Miranda: And as CEO of Wayne Enterprises, I’ll have to take responsibility for it.
Captain Jones: Why?
Miranda: We built it.
Captain Jones: You built the bomb?
Fox: It was built as a fusion reactor, first of its kind. Bane turned the core into a bomb and removed it from the reactor.
Blake: Now here’s the important part.
Fox: As the device’s fuel cells deteriorate, it becomes increasingly unstable, to the point of
Blake: The bomb’s a time bomb.
Fox: And it will go off, in twenty three days. Regardless of Bane’s revolution, or what we, or the outside world choose to do.
Blake: So your appeasement plan might not be as practical as you thought.
[to Fox]
Captain Jones: Could you disarm it?
Fox: I could reconnect it to the reactor. Stabilize it.
Captain Jones: Let’s move away from this location and call it in.
Blake: Right. Let’s go.
Captain Jones: No, we’ll take it from here. You stay and look after these folks.
[as Jones and his men turn to leave suddenly machine guns go off killing some of Jones’ men, Blake turns to Fox and Miranda]
Blake: Someone sold us out!


[after the Wayne Enterprise attack, Jones gets hit and goes down, he sees Bane standing above him]
Captain Jones: I’ll die before I talk.
Bane: I’m on your schedule, Captain.
[Bane leans down and places his hand over Jones’ mouth, killing him]
Barsad: There were people living upstairs.
Bane: Round them up for judgment.
[indicating to the dead bodies of the special forces men]
Bane: And hang them where the world can see.


[after seeing the dead bodies of the special forces men hanging from the cables of Gotham Bridge shown on TV, we see Bruce doing sit-ups in his cell, the blind prisoner says something in his own language the other prisoner translates]
Prisoner: He says the leap to freedom is not about strength.
Bruce Wayne: My body makes the jump.
Blind Prisoner: Survival is the spirit. The soul.
Bruce Wayne: My soul is as ready to escape as is my body.
Blind Prisoner: Fear is why you fail.
Bruce Wayne: No, I’m not afraid. I’m angry.
[Bruce carries on doing sit-ups]


[later Bruce attempts to climb the prison wall again, but a rock slips under his hand and he drops smashing into the wall, as he dangles on the rope unconscious he dreams of when he was a young boy and had dropped down the well and his father coming to rescue him]
Thomas Wayne: Bruce, why do we fall?
[we then see Bruce waking up with start in his prison cell]
Blind Prisoner: You do not fear death. You think this makes you strong. It makes you weak.
Bruce Wayne: Why?
Blind Prisoner: How can you move faster than possible? Fight longer than possible? Without the most powerful impulse of the spirit. The fear of death.
Bruce Wayne: I do fear death. I fear dying in here while my city burns with no one there to save it.
Blind Prisoner: Then make the climb.
[Bruce laughs dryly]
Bruce Wayne: How?
Blind Prisoner: As the child did. Without the rope. Then fear will find you again.


[as Bruce packs supplies folds into a makeshift pack]
Prisoner: Ah, supplies for your journey? Oh, that’s…that’s wonderful, that’s…
[as Bruce walks out of his cell he hears the other prisoners chanting the word “deshi basara”]
Bruce Wayne: What does that mean?
Prisoner: Rise.
[as Bruce moves to climb the wall, the tattooed prisoner offers him the rope, but Bruce puts up his hand]
Bruce Wayne: No.
[Bruce starts climbing the wall, the other prisoners gather beneath and continue chanting as they watch, as Bruce gets to the precipice suddenly a bunch of bats circle above him, Bruce then makes the jump to the other ledge and manages to grab hold of the edge, the other prisoners cheer as Bruce climbs to freedom]


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