Lukestarkiller90 wrote:eisentower30 wrote:Can somebody provide a transcript of Bane's full speech atop the Tumbler?
FROM THE NOVELIZATION
Behind you stands a symbol of oppression, Blackgate Prison. Where a thousand men have languished for years. Under the Dent Act, Under the name of this man. [Bane holds up a picture of a handsome young man.] Harvey Dent. Held up to you--and over you--as a shining example of justice and good. But they supplied you a false idol. A straw man to placate you. To stop you from tearing down this corrupt city, and rebuilding it the way it should have been rebuilt, generations ago. Let me tell you the truth about Harvey Dent. In the words of Gotham's police commissioner, James Gordon. "The truth about Harvey Dent is simple in only one regard--it has been hidden for too long. After his devastating injuries, Harvey's mind recovered no better than his mutilated face. He was a broken, dangerous man, not the crusader that I, James Gordon, have portrayed him to be for the last eight years. Harvey's rage was indiscriminate. Psychopathic. He held my family at gunpoint, then fell to his death in the struggle over my son's life. The Batman did not murder Harvey Dent--he saved my boy. Then Batman 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. The things we did in Harvey's name brought desperately needed security to our streets. 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." Do you accept this man's resignation? Do you accept the resignation of all the liars? All the corrupt? We take Gotham from the corrupt, the rich. The oppressors of generations who've kept you down with the myth of opportunity. And we give the city to you, the people. Gotham is yours--none shall interfere. Do as you please! But start by storming Blackgate and freeing the oppressed. Step forward, those who would serve. . . "