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#1 Edited by tparks (11807 posts) - - Show Bio
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All throughout I am Suicide, Bane is butt-naked. I don't get it. Is there a reason for this? Does the artist just enjoy using lighting effects for conveniently placed shadows? What's the deal?

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#2 Posted by MasterDetective (1500 posts) - - Show Bio

to assume dominance

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#3 Posted by Lvenger (36335 posts) - - Show Bio

He's gonna show Batman a good time.

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#4 Edited by Inquisitor_Lavellan (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

He's gonna show Batman a good time.

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#5 Posted by Life_Without_Progress (24030 posts) - - Show Bio

To show Batman that he doesn't need anything else but his own self to deal with him?

:/

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#6 Posted by Hypnos0929 (6459 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully he's not gonna break Batman's back again or jump from the top of a building.

This also gives Batman the chance to nut shot him with a punch, kick, or batarang.

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#7 Posted by TDK_1997 (18629 posts) - - Show Bio

In a way King is showing us that Bane is clean, pure since he has stopped using the venom that was giving him more power. At least that is how I understand it.

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#8 Posted by Squalleon (9994 posts) - - Show Bio

@tdk_1997 said:

In a way King is showing us that Bane is clean, pure since he has stopped using the venom that was giving him more power. At least that is how I understand it.

You mean, he, in a strange way has been...REBIRTHed?

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#9 Posted by HighAccuser (9696 posts) - - Show Bio

He's gonna do things to him

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#10 Posted by The_Kidd (11761 posts) - - Show Bio

Along with the dramatic pause before Bane finished his line. This looks so suspect.

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#11 Posted by Black_Arrow (10238 posts) - - Show Bio

Because it's comfortable and he has no use of akwardness

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#12 Edited by DrArcania (393 posts) - - Show Bio

.. or he comes just from bath ???

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#13 Posted by batcat91 (331 posts) - - Show Bio

@tdk_1997 said:

In a way King is showing us that Bane is clean, pure since he has stopped using the venom that was giving him more power. At least that is how I understand it.

You mean, he, in a strange way has been...REBIRTHed?

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#14 Posted by Eto (5222 posts) - - Show Bio

Tom King you failed this city

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#15 Edited by Huir (2443 posts) - - Show Bio

Nothing wrong with being Naked.

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#16 Posted by commissar (92 posts) - - Show Bio

He's too sexy for his shirt (or any other part of his costume).

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#17 Posted by Darth_Nimrod (2715 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no idea if these sexual undertones were actually intended by King, but honestly, there's no other explanation. I mean, if I wanted to fight someone and kick his ass, I wouldn't remove all of my clothes. Sure, having little clothes on is comfortable, but why would he remove his underpants in a fight?

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#18 Posted by Eto (5222 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no idea if these sexual undertones were actually intended by King, but honestly, there's no other explanation. I mean, if I wanted to fight someone and kick his ass, I wouldn't remove all of my clothes. Sure, having little clothes on is comfortable, but why would he remove his underpants in a fight?

Why everything bold?

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#19 Posted by Darth_Nimrod (2715 posts) - - Show Bio

@eto: Because I like how it looks.

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#20 Posted by UltimatePower6 (609 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't read these issues so I'll be missing certain character beats that would clue the reader in, but just guessing from this image I'd say he's naked for a few reasons. One is dominance/power. He is showing everyone his form, muscles, and essentially his weapon...no pun intended, as himself. Bane is basically the epitome of human physicality, so that would most likely change the way he sees himself in the world compared to other people. Possibly, he would have the mind of a God, in that he is the better and must show it, differentiate himself from everyone around him. If he rose to be this powerful (i.e. worked years to sculpt that body) he'll want to show it off and be proud of what he's done. Another reason could quite simply be him threatening all that sees him. Like saying "I can beat you without any weapons or hidden play" but on a visual scale. Another reason, again, quite simply could be a distraction. I don't know if he fights naked too, but society tends to shy away from naked people and it may pose as a slight advantage in unnerving his enemies other than the fact that no clothes will literally allow him to have nothing holding him back, he can fight and move any way his body needs to instead of being restricted in a suit. Again, I haven't read his issues, but those are just a few ideas you could be working with based on that image.