If Bane decided to use his evil genius without violence, I think it would look something more like this.

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[ Panel 1 ]

AUTUMN: …maybe calling a suicide hotline could help you?

:: Joseph has obviously let himself go ever since he’s been depressed, Autumn looks concerned and sad. ::

[ Panel 2 ]

JOSEPH: It’s SO hard to even get up in the morning.

VOICE: I see.

JOSEPH: I mean, life just feels so damn MEANINGLESS!

Voice: uh huh.

[ Panel 3 ]

JOSEPH: So, what do you think I should do then?

VOICE: Well, after this 30 minute phone assessment I think it’s safe to say...

[ Panel 4 ]

BANE: You have MY permission to die.

:: Bane latest plan to kill Batman is this: Set up a make shift suicide hotline and wait the Dark Knight himself to call. The casualties until then are just for funsies. ::