I have seen a lot of you Big Guys talk about the qualities of the Plane Scene, yet I have not seen too much of you talk about it's actual meaning. I personally believe that the Plane Scene holds a deep meaning and revelations that our great propeth Noal has left for us about the place of humanity, God, chaos and order, as well as many societal issues. The full message wasn't conveyed, perhaps because the current powers do not wish for the people to awaken from their slumber and go past their established beliefs about the world. Let me explain what I think.
First and foremost, the Plane Scene talks about rebirth. Death of a God and the eventual coming of the Nietzschesian Ubermensch. But how is it represented in the masterpiece of the plane scene? That's simple, it's through CIA.
CIA stands for
Central as in center of all things that exist, intelligence meaning as the only one that is, a higher reason in control of the world, and Agency as "The one with the agency to chose". CIA has been through the entire scene in control of the entire situation, until Bane reveals himself. He has created almost religious dogmas such as shooting a man before throwing him out of the plane, without any particular reason, merely with the promise of reason, perhaps after death.
>First one to talk... gets to stay on the aircraft!
Is an obvious allusion to afterlife, one who shall follow my teachings will be granted the stay on the aircraft. CIA is obviously supposed to represent authority, not only God, but state and meaning in general. He is in control of the situation, rules over the plane representing society and its responsibilities. He is the final arbiter of justice and has absolute control over the life and death, being seemingly cruel, but also merciful. He is the archetype of a just God, just judge, a just state. Therefore he represents objective order and meaning.
Therefore, Bane must be the satanic archetype, the devil which rebels against God. Is then the Plane scene a Christian story of good vs evil? Of a devil archetype against the godly CIA? I don't think it is so easy... after all, Bane isn't shown as an agent of evil. His motives seem almost mysterious, and kind of insane. He refuses to talk about himself, saying "It doesn't matter who we are, what matters is our plan". Bane himself seems almost like a Godly figure, one with a grand plan and design for the world. CIA even gives him respect by calling him a "Big Guy". He is not a villain representing evil, he is something more complex.
To understand what Bane is, we have to go into the accursed territory of the extended universe. A horrible story that has been manipulated by Nolan's superiors so that his message wouldn't come completely to light... and yet, I think he still left us clues about Bane, as well as CIA under the guise of some Bat guy and some random girl at the end of the extended universe.
First Bane, one of the most common theme of Bane's character is his suffering. He talks about how taking off the mask would be extremelly painful, he speaks about being raised in the darkness which in my opinion represents the internal absurd chaos of man, he talks about breaking the bat guy and the suffering of climbing out of the prison. I believe this is the core of his character, Bane isn't so much a devil archetype but an archetype of a human who has found the meaning in his life through suffering. Something like the Nietzschesian overman... but not quite, which we will talk about later. Bat guy himself is a bad replacement for another character, of whom, you will see later. But first we have to look at Bane himself. One of the most interesting parts of the Plane Scene is that when Bane speaks, he immediately questions CIA.
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