Recap: The Adventures of Batman & Robin E10 "Bane"
Rupert Thorne hires Bane to take out Batman.
Body Horror: Bane's defeat. After Batman breaks Bane's venom pump mechanism, his muscles begin to get enormously pumped while he screams in agony. It keeps going for quite a while until Batman severs the pump from Bane's head.
Genre Savvy: Bane decides to watch Batman in action before he goes after him, apparently knows when he's being watched and successfully captures Robin to use him as bait, and is well aware that Batman would chase Candace to her apartment, which is why he phoned her residence knowing Batman would pick it up. What prevents him from Dangerously Genre Savvy was dismissing Batman's batarangs and blades as "toys".
Kick the Son of a Bitch: Batman reveals to Rupert Thorne that his aide, Candice, was planning to kill him by playing a recording of her discussing it with Bane. Thorne isn't happy, and Candice never appears after that episode...
Not His Sled: Bane lifts the worn and tired Batman overhead and breaks his back over his knee! No, wait, that was Knightfall.
Phlebotinum Overdose: Batman only defeated Bane by breaking the Venom pump, giving Bane a massive dose of his own "medicine". Literally. Bane's eyes looked ready to pop out of his head before Bats managed to pull the line out.
Shirtless Captives: Robin is kidnapped by Bane and his accomplice. He is stripped of his shirt and dangled by chains over a tank in which they intend to drown him. Justified in that Bane uses the uniform shirt to show Batman that he'd kidnapped Robin.
The Worf Effect: Killer Croc is trashed by Bane offscreen just so we know how tough the new guy is.