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Some men just want to watch the world burn, and some cats … well, they only want to ruin Christmas.
BaneCat, equipped with a respirator mask, fleece-trimmed coat and Tom Hardy’s inexplicable Dark Knight Rises voice, debuted in May to menace his unsuspecting owner. (“And this gives you power over me?’) Now he’s back, with a creepy rendition of “Silent Night” and enough booby traps, pee and poop to ensure this was one Christmas his arch-nemesis would unlikely
“Sleep in heavenly peace” never sounded so threatening.
It’s been nearly two years since the release of The Dark Knight Rises, and we’re no closer to figuring out the reason for Tom Hardy’s bizarre and grating Bane voice (the actor has said it was based on bare-knuckle boxing champ Bartley Gorman, but that doesn’t explain why). Still, it gave Bane the most recognizable voice of any Batman villain since Burgess Meredith’s Penguin, and paved the way for … BaneCat.
Somehow, that voice is less annoying when it comes from a plump, plotting feline wearing a respirator mask and fleece-trimmed coat — one who’s apparently getting his own series.