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Post by Emperordmb on Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:27 am

Darth Bane Respect Thread


The feats and powers in each subsection are listed in chronological order, going from Path of Destruction (POD) and Fact File (SWFF), to Rule of Two (ROT) and Bane of the Sith (BotS), to Book of Sith: The Rule of Two (BOS: TROT), to Dynasty of Evil (DOE), and to Darth Plagueis (DP) and the Clone Wars (TCW: S6). Any other source not listed here will be cited by its full name rather than an abbreviation.

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Force Abilities:
Force Strength
The power of Bane’s hatred, even before any training was immense.
“The hate burning in him was his own private store, a power raging inside him so fierce he felt it could crack the world if he let it escape.”-POD

Bane’s hatred was so powerful, that it could manipulate others, and even be felt by non-force sensitives.
"You were angry, Des. More angry than I've ever seen you before. I could feel it from all the way across the room, like something in the air. We could all feel it. The crowd turned ugly in a hurry, Des. It was like they were feeding off your rage and your hate. You were projecting waves of emotion, a storm of anger and fury. Everyone else just kind of got swept up in it: the crowd, that soldier . . . everybody. Even me. It was all I could do to aim that first shot from my blaster at the ceiling. Every instinct in my body was telling me to fire it into the crowd. I wanted to take them all down and leave them writhing in pain.”-POD

Bane could use his fear to empower himself, even before he had any training.
“Des knew how to turn that fear to his own advantage. Take what makes you weak and turn it into something that makes you strong. Transform the fear into anger and hate: hatred of the enemy; hatred of the Republic and the Jedi. The hate gave him strength, and the strength brought him victory.”-POD

Bane’s potential, even with no training, impressed Lord Kopecz considerably, and based on his frustration with Kaan, he’s one of the more sensible and less easy to impress Sith Lords.
"Bane is too strong to simply pass over, even for the Jedi. We are lucky we found him before they did." "Yes, lucky," Qordis echoed, his voice dripping with sarcasm. "His arrival here seems to be an incredible turn of many fortuitous events. Quite lucky indeed." "Some might see it that way," Kopecz admitted. "Others might see it as something more. Destiny, perhaps." There was silence while Qordis considered his longtime rival's words. "The other acolytes have been training for many years. He will be far behind," he said at last. "He will catch up, if given the chance," Kopecz insisted. "And I wonder ... will the others give him that chance? Not if they are smart. I'm afraid we may simply be throwing away one of Lord Kaan's best troopers." "We both know the Jedi won't be defeated by soldiers," Kopecz snapped. "I'd gladly trade a thousand of our best troopers for even one Sith Master." Qordis seemed taken aback by his passionate reaction. "He is that strong, is he? This Bane?" Kopecz nodded. "I think he might be the one we've been searching for. He could be the Sith'ari.”-POD

Bane was immediately placed in the academy on Korriban based on his strength in the force, despite others having to earn their way there.
“To his surprise, he discovered that his inexperience with the Force was the exception rather than the rule. Many of the students had trained for months or years before they had been accepted at the Academy on Korriban. At first Bane found this troubling. He had just started his training and he was already behind. In such a competitive, ruthless environment he would be an easy target for every other student. But as he mulled it over, he began to realize he might not be as vulnerable as he'd thought. He alone, of all the apprentices at the Academy, had been able to manifest the power of the dark side without any training at all. He'd used it so often he'd come to take it for granted. It had given him advantages over his opponents in cards and brawling. In war it had warned him of danger and brought him victory in otherwise impossible circumstances. And he'd done it all on instinct, with no training, without even any conscious idea of what he was doing. Now, for the first time, he was being taught to truly use his abilities. He didn't have to worry about any of the other students ... if anything, they should be worrying about him. When he completed his training, none of the others would be his equal.”-POD

Bane’s potential with the force was undeniable.
“The Blademaster was momentarily taken aback. He was surprised that Qordis would be so quick to give up on a student with such undeniable potential.”-POD

Githany was amazed by Bane’s strength in the force even at his weakest state.
“He was incredibly strong in the Force. Even stronger than she'd first realized. She'd been amazed at the power she'd felt inside him.”-POD

Bane had a command of the Dark Side.
“It seemed his body no longer needed sleep; it fed on his growing command of the dark side.”-POD

Bane was far stronger in the force than Githany had initialy realized.
“He was far stronger in the Force than she had realized.”-POD

The dark side was extremely fierce in him even as an apprentice.
“He could feel the dark side churning inside him, a storm far fiercer than the one pelting down on him from the sky. It was time for his hate to set him free.”-POD

Bane’s desire for victory fueled his power by immense amounts.
“The hunger grew with each passing second until it became a physical pain tearing away at his insides: the dark side filled him and he felt it on the verge of ripping him apart, splitting his skin and gushing out like a fountain of black blood.”-POD

Bane had an enormous command of the force by the time he fought Kas’im.
“even his enormous command of the Force”-POD

Bane had fearsome power and was a true champion of the dark side of the force.
“This, even more than his forbidding black armor or the sinister hook-handled lightsaber dangling from his belt, marked him as a man of fearsome power, a true champion of the dark side of the force.”-ROT

Few could match Bane in combat.
“One of Kaan’s most powerful and capable, yet mistrusted and terrifying allies was Darth Bane. A towering, frightening man, his eyes glowed with dark-side energy. As a warrior, few could match him.”-SWFF

Bane was Kaan’s superior by a lot.
“Lord Kaan knew he was no match for Bane, either physically or through the power of the Force.”-POD

Bane was the most powerful and important person on Ruusan, and was powerful enough to survive the Thought Bomb
“Stronger in purpose than all of the others on Ruusan, Darth Bane survived the Thought Bomb. But the trials of the Sith Lord were far from over.”-SWFF

Darth Bane was the most powerful Dark Lord of the Sith in centuries as of 1000 BBY.
"1000 BBY The Most Powerful Dark Lord for centuries, Darth Bane."-SW Fact File 83

Darth Bane had an absolute command of the force according to Zannah.
“But she never considered betraying or abandoning Darth Bane. She had seen his absolute command of the Force; she had tasted the power of the dark side in him.”-ROT

Darth Bane is one of Sidious's most powerful predecessors.
"In his quest for domination, Darth Sidious tracked down what remained of five pivotal Sith texts written by his most powerful predecessors."-Book of Sith Synopsis

Darth Bane is the Sith’ari, the being in a prophecy who’s title is coveted by various other powerful Sith Lords, such as Plagueis and Sidious. The prophecy claims the Sith’ari is free from limits and is thus extremely powerful.
“The Sith'ari will be free of limits.
The Sith'ari will lead the Sith and destroy them.
The Sith'ari will raise the Sith from death and make them stronger than before.”-BOS: TROT

Darth Bane was considered one of Sidious’s most powerful predecessors.
"In his quest for domination, Darth Sidious tracked down what remained of five pivotal Sith texts written by his most powerful predecessors.”-BOS: TROT

Was one of the few Sith to be considered the most powerful.
“If the dark side’s most powerful master can capture the ultimate secret, the Sith will never die.”-DOE

He had access to a lot of power near the end of his life,
“through the dark side he had access to near-infinite power”-DOE

Darth Bane’s strength in the force is such that force imbued artifacts feared by the Jedi are considered negligible next to his power.
“Zannah knew he looked on the rings, amulets, and other paraphernalia with disdain. The spark of the dark side that burned within them was like a single drop of rain falling into the ocean of power he already commanded; he saw no need to augment his abilities with gaudy jewelry fashioned centuries ago by ancient Sith sorcerers.”-DOE
"Sometimes these artifacts are discovered by accident, and they fall into the hands of unsuspecting victims. They become agents of the dark side, wreaking havoc across the galaxy, unless we get to them in time. We are trained in the handling of dark side artifacts. Some can be destroyed, but others are too powerful and must be safeguarded.”-DOE

Darth Bane’s power is unlike anything Cognus has ever felt before, even though he was severely weakened, two decades before his prime, and she was sensing this from two decades in the future.
“Even though they were decades removed from the encounter, the Iktotchi sensed the raw power of the dark side emanating from him. It was like nothing she had seen or felt before, both terrifying and exhilarating.”-DOE

Darth Bane had an incredible command of the force.
“There was also his incredible command of the Force to contend with.”-DOE

Darth Bane’s powers were held in very high regard by those who followed him, including Plagueis.
“In the thousand years since his death, Bane had become deified; the powers attributed to him, legendary. And indeed what more appropriate place for his disciples to complete the circle, Plagueis told himself, than in profound obscurity, deep within an escarpment that walled an azure expanse of Bal’demnic’s Northern Sea.”-DP

Yoda may have feared Darth Bane if he were alive, that encounter also proving that Bane as a ghost was considered by the five priestesses to be a worthy challenge for Yoda's fear and greed.
“Darth Bane: “You do not fear me?” Yoda: “No. Exist you do not anymore.”-TCW: S6

Darth Bane is an all-powerful Sith Lord
"As much as I loved writing about all-powerful Sith [Darth Bane & Vitiate] and Jedi [Revan]”-Drew Karpyshyn

Darth Bane is one of the most powerful Sith Lords ever.
"The Bane trilogy focused on Darth Bane, one of the most powerful Sith Lords who ever lived.”-Drew Karpyshyn

Darth Bane is one of the most powerful force users in the mythos
"unlike Revan or Bane, he isn’t one of the most powerful individuals in the universe."-Drew Karpyshyn

Darth Bane is one of the most powerful and terrifying Sith Lords throughout history.
"Many of the most powerful, terrifying, and notorious Sith Lords through history have been Human or near-Human, including Exar Kun, Darth Malak, Darth Bane, Darth Sidious, Darth Vader, and Darth Krayt."-Behind the Threat: The Sith

Darth Bane had legendary Dark Side power.
"Dark Side Legend."-StarWars.com

Bane is considered the Sith counterpart of perhaps the most powerful Jedi ever to live
"I wanted it to be special, and to have him come in and be Darth Bane — the anti-Luke in so many ways”-Dave Filoni

Sith Knowledge
Darth Bane discovered Darth Revan’s holocron, which possessed all of the knowledge and understanding Revan had as the Dark Lord.
“To Bane it seemed the teachings contained within the single Holocron surpassed those of the Academy's entire archives. Revan had discovered many of the rituals of the ancient Sith, and as the Holocron's avatar explained their nature and purpose, Bane could barely wrap his mind around their awesome potential. Some of the rituals were so terrible-so dangerous to attempt, even for a true Sith Master-that he doubted he would ever dare to use them. Yet he dutifully copied them down on sheaves of flimsi, preserving them so he could study them in greater depth later. And there was far more than just the ancient practices of dark side sorcerers stored inside the Holocron. In only a few short weeks he'd learned more about the true nature of the dark side than he had in all his time on Korriban. Revan had been a true Sith Lord, unlike the simpering Masters who bowed to Kaan and his Brotherhood. And soon all his knowledge-his understanding of the dark side-would belong to Bane.”-POD

Darth Bane discovered Freedon Nadd’s holocron and worked to unlock all of the knowledge within.
“For the next four days and nights he lost himself in the secrets of the ancient artifact. As he suspected, it had been created by Freedon Nadd. Bane delved into the Holocron's secrets with the aid of the gatekeeper: a miniature hologrammic projection of the long-dead Sith Master responsible for its creation. The gatekeeper guided and directed his studies, serving as a virtual mentor to those who sought out Nadd's lost secrets inside the sinister pyramid. Though Nadd had been human, his avatar was the image of a man who had succumbed to the physical corruption that sometimes affected those who delved too deeply into the power of the dark side. His skin was pallid, the flesh withered and sunken, and his eyes were glowing yellow orbs devoid of iris or pupil. Despite this, he still appeared as a formidable warrior: broad-shouldered, clad in heavy battle armor and the helm that had doubled as his crown when he had proclaimed himself king over the nearby world of Onderon.

But the orbalisk research was only the beginning. Freedon Nadd had been a Jedi who turned to the dark side as the apprentice of Naga Sadow, the former ruler of the ancient Sith Empire. Sadow's power had been so great, it had allowed him to survive for six centuries, fueled by the energies of the dark side. As his apprentice, Nadd had absorbed all his knowledge and teachings, transferring them into the Holocron before murdering Sadow and taking his place. Not surprisingly, most of the information inside the Holocron was hidden, locked away in the depths of its crystalline structure where it could be accessed only through time, meditation, and careful study. It would take many months, maybe even years, before Bane could lay claim to its greatest secrets.”
-ROT

Darth Bane found the holocron of Belia Darzu and claimed all of her knowledge.
“His body and will were exhausted; the smart thing would be to rest before attempting to use the Holocron. But he had come too far, and endured too much, to be put off any longer. Still clutching the pedestal for support with both hands, the Sith Master stared at the talisman, focusing his will on bringing it to life. Slowly it began to pulse with a faint inner light of deep, dark violet, and Bane smiled. Soon, all the secrets of Belia Darzu would be his.”-DOE

Darth Bane possessed the Holocron of Sorzus Syn.
“The Sith have possessed the Syn Holocron since the time of Bane- the one in the Temple Archives was a spying device concealed with a shrouding spell.”-BOS: SSC

Darth Bane possessed a library with shelves overflowing with the teachings of the ancient Sith.
“Punching in the digits, he gently pushed the door open and stepped into the building that served as his private library. The interior consisted of a single square room, five meters on each side, lit only by a single soft light hanging from the ceiling. The walls were lined by shelves overflowing with the scrolls, tomes, and manuscripts he had assembled over the years: the teachings of the ancient Sith.”-DOE

Darth Bane found the Holocron of Darth Andeddu and stole his knowledge straight from the holocron.
“He had what he'd come for. It would take many days to traverse the hyperspace routes leading out of the Deep Core, but Bane welcomed the journey. It would give him time to explore the Holocron in greater detail. And if all went as planned, by the time he arrived back home all of Andeddu's secrets would be his.

Andeddu's knowledge was his now; over the past few days his brain had processed the raw information he had stolen to the point of full comprehension. He fully understood the ritual of essence transfer; he had learned the techniques that would allow him to move his consciousness from his own failing body into another.”
-DOE

Telekinesis
Darth Bane telekinetically crushed his father’s heart with the force as a teenager with no force training.
“He'd never hated his father as much as he did at that moment. He envisioned a giant hand squeezing his father's cruel heart. I hope you die. I hope you die. I hope you die. The words rolled over and over, an endless mantra, as if he could make them come true through sheer force of will. I hope you die. I hope you die. I hope you die. The tears he'd held back during the brutal thrashing finally came, hot drops streaming down his purple, swollen face. Hurst had died that night.”-POD

Throttled another student to death after less than a year of formal force training
"Dark side energy erupted from his open palm to catch his opponent in midair, hurling him back to the edge of the crowd where he landed at Kas'im's feet. The Master watched with an intrigued but wary expression. Bane slowly clenched his fist and rose to his feet. On the ground before him, Fohargh was writhing in agony, clutching at his throat and gasping for breath. Unlike the Makurth, Bane had nothing to say to his helpless opponent. He squeezed his fist harder, feeling the Force rushing through him like a divine wind as he crushed the life out of his foe. Fohargh's heels pounded out a staccato rhythm on the temple's stone roof as his body convulsed. He began to gurgle, and pink froth welled up from between his lips. A final surge of power roared up in the core of Bane's being and exploded out into the world. In response, Fohargh's body went stiff and his eyes rolled back in his head. Bane released his hold on the Force and his fallen enemy, and the Makurth's body went limp as the last vestiges of life ebbed away."-POD

Darth Bane drove off a pack of six Tuk'ata by severely injuring most of them by hurling the Alpha-male into the rest of them with the force.
"Twice he'd been set on by packs of tuk'ata, the guardian hounds that prowled the crypts of their former Masters. The first time he'd driven them away with the Force, seizing the body of the alpha male and hurling it into the rest of the pack, injuring several of the beasts. They'd scurried away with high-pitched howls that had sent shivers down his spine."-POD

He unleashes a force wave that brings down the temple of ancients on Lehon
"There was nothing subtle about Bane's attack: the massive shock wave shook the very foundations of the great Rakatan Temple. The concussive blast had enough power to shatter every bone in Kas'im's body and pulverize his flesh into a mass of pulpy liquid. But at the last possible instant he threw up a shield to protect himself from the attack. Unfortunately, he couldn't shield the Temple around him. The walls exploded into great chunks of rubble. The archway collapsed in a shower of stone, burying Kas'im beneath tons of rock and mortar. A second later the rest of the roof caved in, drowning out the Twi'lek's dying screams with a deafening rumble. Bane watched the spectacle of the Temple's implosion from the safety of the ground at the foot of the stairs."-POD

Bane was confident in the power of his Force barrier to absorb blasts from a flier, which are unable to be deflected even by a lightsaber.

-Jedi vs Sith
"He killed the engine and was surprised to hear the distant whine of another flier approaching. He looked up, curious. When it swooped in low, he recognized the rider. The vehicle was bearing down on him in a direct line. Bane let his hand drop to his lightsaber, ready to unclip it at a moment's notice. The Force welled up within him, prepared to throw up a protective shield if the flier's front-mounted blasters should open fire."-POD

Bane chokes out Qordis, a Sith master powerful enough to become a ghost after death, with casual ease
"Bane lashed out with the dark side, seizing Qordis in an immobilizing, crushing grip. His opponent tried to protect himself, throwing up a field to deflect the incoming assault, but Bane's attack tore through his pitiful defense, wiping it away as if it hadn't even been there. There was a strangled cry of pain from Qordis as the Force tightened around him and lifted him up from the ground. "Your wisdom has destroyed our order," Bane explained casually, watching as Qordis struggled helplessly above him. "You have polluted the minds of your followers; you and Kaan have led them down the path of ruin." "I-I don't understand," Qordis gasped, barely able to speak as the breath was squeezed inexorably from his lungs. "That has always been the problem," Bane replied. "The Brotherhood must be purged. The Sith must be destroyed and rebuilt. You, Kaan, and all the others must be wiped from the face of the galaxy. That is why I have returned." Dawning horror spread across Qordis's long, drawn features. "Please he groaned, "not ... like this. Release me. Let me ... draw my lightsaber. Let us fight ... like Sith." Bane tilted his head to the side. "Surely you know I could kill you just as easily with my lightsaber as I could with the Force." "I . . . know." Qordis's skin was turning red, and his body was trembling as the pressure mounted. Each word he spoke took tremendous effort, yet somehow the dying man found the strength to make his final plea. "More ... honor ... in ... death ... by ... combat?' Bane gave an indifferent shrug. "Honor is for the living. Dead is dead." A final push with his mind tightened the invisible vise. Qordis let out a final scream, but with no air in his lungs it came out only as a rattling gasp that was lost beneath the snapping and crackling of his bones."-POD

Uprooting a campsite with the force
“Bane thrust his empty hand out before him, palm extended as he unleashed the Force in a wave of concussive power at the woman fleeing to his left. The wave cut a swath of devastation through the camp. Tents were uprooted from the ground, their material torn and shredded. Wooden supply crates exploded into kindling, the shattered contents spraying out in a shower of splintered shrapnel. The Force wave slammed into the woman's back, pulverizing her spine and snapping her neck as it drove her facedown into the dirt and pinned her against the ground. Her corpse twitched once, then went forever still.”-ROT

Bane casually utilized a lightsaber throw with great velocity.
“On a whim, Bane sent his lightsaber hurtling toward him with a casual toss. The spinning blade sliced through the air in a tight loop, crossing the expanse of the camp in a fraction of a second before swooping back to be caught in the waiting hand of its Master.”-ROT

Hurling a slab with some kind of powerful sith spell on it to keep it in place
“Summoning his strength, Bane reached out with the Force and tried to pull the stone toward him. It barely moved. The stone was heavy, but it was more than sheer mass that held it in place. There was something fighting his power, resisting him. Bane took a deep breath and tilted his head from side to side, loudly cracking his neck as he gathered himself for another attempt. This time he went deep, plunging into the well of power that dwelled within his core. He reached back into his past, dredging up memories buried deep in his subconscious: memories of his father, Hurst; memories of the beatings; memories of the hatred he bore for the man who had raised him. As he did so, he felt his power building. It started, as it always did, with a single spark of heat. The spark quickly became a flame, and the flame an inferno. Bane's body trembled with the strain as he fought to contain the power, letting the dark side energy build to a critical mass. He forced himself to endure the unbearable heat as long as he could, then thrust his fist forward, channeling everything inside him toward the stone blocking him from his destiny. The heavy slab flew across the room and struck the far wall with a heavy thud.”-ROT

Holding a mini-atmosphere of air around him while shielding himself and a large drexl from the vacuum of space.
“Then, gathering the dark side around him and his mount like a protective cloak, he spurred the drexl forward, and a second later they broke free of Dxun's atmosphere and plunged into the frozen vacuum of space that separated him from Onderon and freedom.”-ROT

While encrusted with Orbalisks, Bane takes down multiple Shadow Assassins with a single force push.
“Two of the assassins were stopped in their tracks, knocked to the ground as if they had run into an invisible wall. Two more, weaker and less able to defend themselves against Bane's power, were sent flying backward. Only the fifth was strong enough to resist the Sith Lord's throw and continue his charge.”-ROT

While encrusted with Orbalisks, Bane disintegrates a dozen technobeasts with a telekinetic blast.
“As his fingers closed over the Holocron he heard a noise that caused him to pull his hand back with a start. It sounded like the moan of a long-dead god rising from the grave; a hundred mechanized limbs sprang to action with an angry hum as the monsters swarmed over him. Bane thrust out with the Force, and a dozen of the oncoming creatures exploded into dust and tiny flecks of small, twisted metal.”-ROT

While encrusted with Orbalisks, Bane’s force wave is capable of plastering a battle meditation amped Jedi into the wall.
“Bane spun and threw a wave of invisible dark side power at her. A Weapons Master was not skilled at defending against enemy Force attacks. The impact of the wave would have plastered her against the wall and crushed her had Farfalla not thrown up a shield to protect the Echani.”-ROT

While encrusted with Orbalisks, Bane rips through a stasis field generated by a powerful Jedi who had prep and battle meditation.
“Farfalla released the power he'd been gathering in a single concentrated burst. Bane was suddenly encased in a shimmering stasis field of light-side energy, freezing him where he stood. But his command of the dark side was too powerful for it to hold him for more than a split second. The shimmering field exploded into fragments as the Dark Lord broke free.”-ROT

While encrusted with Orbalisks, Bane blasts three battle meditation amped Jedi ten meters away with a force repulse.
“Bane bellowed in rage as his weapon slipped from his grasp, the wound leaving his fingers limp and powerless. But before Johun or any of the others had a chance to finish off their unarmed opponent, they were blown backward by an explosion of dark side energy”-ROT

Darth Bane, when injured to the point of barely being able to stand, could snap Zannah’s neck in two with the force.
“She could feel the heat of his anger, and she knew one wrong word and he'd snap her neck in two with the Force.”-ROT

He achieves great precision with his TK when he spends hours flawlessly micro adjusting the complicated inner workings of Andeddu’s holocron.
“Using the Force, Bane began to make subtle adjustments to the Holocron's crystal matrix. He began to manipulate the arrangement of the filaments, twisting, turning, and shifting them with subtle, immeasurable adjustments as he worked his way deeper and deeper into the data in pursuit of what he sought. In many ways it was like slicing a secure computer network, only a million times more complex.”-DOE

Darth Bane easily absorbs half a dozen grenades with his force barrier, while exhausted and under the effects of the Huntress’s force suppression.
“Half a dozen concussion grenades tossed in from every side clattered on the floor at his feet. As they exploded, Bane simply enveloped himself in the Force, creating a protective cocoon that absorbed the impact and left him standing completely unharmed.”-DOE

Telekinetically rips through a durasteel door, hurling it across the room with the force to kill while still suffering from the lingering effects of the senflax.
“He reached out and placed his left palm flat against the surface, then used the Force to blow it outward. It flew across the room, striking and killing one of the guards sitting at a table playing cards.”-DOE

Bane hurls a table into the wall with enough force to crack it in half while still suffering from the lingering effects of the senflax
“Bane lashed out with the Force. The fury of his attack was muted by the last lingering effects of the drugs in his system, but it was still strong enough to knock them all to the floor and send the table flying into the wall, where it cracked in half.”-DOE

Bane unleashes a force wave capable of hurling several guards into the wall with enough force to crack it, shatter their bones, and reduce their internal organs to pulp (something I’ve noticed quite a few powerhouses of the PT era are incapable of) all while still suffering from the lingering effects of the senflax.
“Crouched on one knee, he clenched both fists then threw his arms out to either side, fingers splayed wide. The resulting Force wave pummeled the guards, sending them hurtling backward so they bounced off the walls hard enough to leave cracks in the stone. Bane rose to his feet in the center of the carnage. Half a dozen bodies lay strewn about him, bones shattered, internal organs crushed into pulp.”-DOE

Lightning
Bane is capable of producing a force storm/maelstrom only an hour after learning force lightning from a student while the academy's top students who learned from the masters could only produce a few jolts
"The smell of burning ozone wafted through the archives, filling Githany's nostrils as she watched Bane practicing his latest exercise. The room crackled and hissed as he channeled the energy of the Force and flung it about the room in great arcing bolts of blue-violet lightning. Githany stood with Bane at the center of a maelstrom. A fierce wind swirled around them, tearing at her hair and the folds of her robe. It rocked and shook the bookshelves, knocking manuscripts to the floor and rifling their pages. The air itself was charged with electricity, causing her skin to itch. In the midst of it all, Bane laughed, then raised his arms in triumph and launched another blast to ricochet off the far wall. Each time the lightning flared, the intensity of the flash burned Githany's retinas, causing her to shield her eyes. She noticed that Bane didn't look away: his eyes were wide and wild with the rush of power. The thunder was almost deafening, and the storm was still building. If Bane wasn't careful, the echoes would reach the levels above the archives, revealing their secret training ground to the rest of the Academy."-POD

While encrusted with Orbalisks, Bane could char a drexl and reduce it’s riders to ash with a force storm.
“Before they even hit the ground he'd turned his attention to the third opponent, unleashing a storm of Sith lightning that reduced the riders to ash and the drexl into a hunk of charred and smoking flesh that dropped from the sky.”-ROT

While encrusted with Orbalisks, Bane’s lightning is capable of damaging Orbalisk shells, which could shrug off lightsaber blows.
“Several of the parasites on his chest and stomach hadn't survived, and their brown shells turned black and brittle by the lightning's electrical charge.”-ROT

A single burst of his lightning from one of his hands is normally capable of incinerating people, even when Bane is exhausted.
“He sprang back to his feet, simultaneously drawing his lightsaber with his right hand as he sent a blast of lightning out from the fingertips of his left. The violet bolts should have incinerated all four of his targets on the balcony, yet again the strange power interfering with his ability to draw upon the Force hindered his efforts.”-DOE

Darth Bane easily incinerated the webbing of tangle guns when they were shot at him.
“Fresh streams of webbing arced across the room toward him, but this time he incinerated them while they were still in the air.”-DOE

Bane created a cocoon of force lightning faster than Zannah could react to which was capable of blocking lightsaber strikes, while he was still under the lingering effects of the senflax
“She was less than a meter away, her blade already slashing in for the killing blow, when she felt all the hair on the back of her neck rise. A shimmering purple cocoon of dark side energy enveloped Bane, a fragile shell holding back a storm of pure power. She tried to pull back but it was too late. As her blade bit into the cocoon the energy was released in a sudden burst that sent both of them flying backward. Bane slammed hard into the wall against his back and crumpled to the ground. Zannah was tossed ten meters farther, landing hard on the stone floor.”-DOE

Senses/Precog/Force Sight
Bane could sense the next few moves of his fight with Gerd with absolute certainty, without any training.
“Suddenly his mind was clear, and his body felt strong and rejuvenated. He knew what he was going to do next. More importantly, he knew with absolute certainty what Gerd would do next, too.”-POD

Bane occasionally experienced precognition without any training.
“He couldn't explain how he knew; sometimes he could just anticipate an opponent's next move. Instinct, some might have said. Des felt it was something more. It was too detailed-too specific-to be simple instinct. It was more like a vision, a brief glimpse into the future. And whenever it happened, Des always knew what to do, as if something was guiding and directing his actions.”-POD

Bane could sense his imminent victory at the Sabacc table, without any training.
“But Des had a good feeling; sometimes he just knew he couldn't lose. He was going to win tonight . . . and win big.”-POD

Bane could sense a coming shift in the Sabacc cards, without any training.
“But Des knew there was going to be a shift. He knew it as surely as he had known where and when Gerd's thumb was going to be when he bit down on it. These brief glimpses into the future didn't happen often, but when they did he knew enough to listen to them.”-POD

Bane’s senses had never been wrong, even before training.
“He couldn't remember a moment in the past when his gift had betrayed him, but that didn't mean it couldn't happen.”-POD

Bane could sense the soldiers about to attack him, without any training.
“Yet somehow, despite the near-absolute darkness, he saw them coming. It was a split second before it happened, a sense that danger was coming ... and where it was coming from.”-POD

Bane could see the vibroblade very clearly in pitch black darkness, without any training.
“And then suddenly he saw something. Someone had drawn a vibroblade. It was still black as the heart of the mines during a cave-in, yet Des could see the blade clearly, as if it glowed with an inner fire.”-POD

Bane could sense where his enemies were, without any training.
“For starters, he could sense the enemy even when he couldn't see them. Somehow he just knew where they were. He couldn't explain it, but he'd stopped trying to explain his unique talents long ago.”-POD

Bane could sense the imminent defeat of Sith Forces on Hsskhor without any training.
“Des had been uneasy throughout the battle, though at the time he hadn't been able to say why. His unease had grown as night fell and both sides retreated to opposite ends of the battlefield to regroup. The Trandoshans had struck a few hours later.”-POD

Bane could sense the importance of events about to unfold on Pheseera without any training.
“It was true he had an uneasy feeling once again. But this time it was different. Something big was going to happen, but Des couldn't say for sure whether it would be good or bad.”-POD

Bane used force sight to attain the precision of an accurate sniper when blinded despite wielding an unfamiliar weapon and being untrained in the force at the time.
"But with his vision gone, he could suddenly see everything clearly. He knew the position of every soldier even as they all scrambled for cover; he could track exactly where they were and where they were going. The soldier in the third turret was training the cannons on the incoming wave of troopers. In the excitement she'd popped her head up just slightly above the walls of the flatbed, leaving the smallest of targets exposed. Des took her with a single shot, the bolt going in cleanly through one ear hole on her helmet and out the other. It was as if time had slowed down. Moving with a calm and deadly precision, he trained his rifle on the next target, taking her through the heart; barely a moment later he got the soldier beside her right between his cold blue eyes. Des took one man in the back as he ran for the nearest gunship. Another was halfway up one of the flatbed's ladders when a bolt sliced through his thigh, knocking him off balance. He fell from the ladder, and Des put another shot through his chest before he hit the ground. It had taken less than three seconds to wipe out eight of the nine soldiers."-POD

Darth Bane had visions of the future without any training.
"I had had premonitions in my youth, visions that came true, so I knew there were powers that transcended the physical world."-The Essential Guide to the Force

After a little bit of training, Bane’s senses became greater than he could’ve possibly imagined, despite the incredible feats of his predating this.
“His reflexes were quicker, his mind and senses were sharper than he possibly could have imagined.”-POD

Bane could use the force to anticipate his enemies moves, while at the same time obscuring their own senses with the force.
“This allowed him to keep his mind focused so he could use the Force to anticipate his opponent's moves, while at the same time obscuring and confusing his enemy's own precognitive senses.”-POD

Bane could sense others gathering force energy.
“For a brief second he felt the spurned Master gathering the Force, and Bane braced himself for a confrontation. But a second later he felt the power fading away.”-POD

Bane could sense the size, strength, and speed of a random life form in a forest.
“He sensed something else, as well: a presence; a life-force of immense size and strength. It was moving toward him. Quickly.”-POD

Bane could sense booby traps with the force.
“As he had done in the tombs on Korriban, he began to probe the area around him with the Force. He felt the echoes of the safeguards that had once protected the Temple, but they were so weak as to be almost nonexistent.”-POD

Bane’s heightened power in the force after his mission to Lehon boosted his senses to the extent to which he could sense something instantly that would’ve taken him hours before.
“Bane could feel the poison working its way through his system. The effects were subtle. Had his growing strength in the dark side not made his senses hyperaware, he probably wouldn't even have noticed its presence for several hours.”-POD

Bane could feel the presence of mercenaries from kilometers away, even with an intense pain in his skull distracting him.
“Even distracted by the agonizing flashes of the blades slicing apart the inside of his skull, Bane was sensitive to these ripples. They gave him an awareness that transcended space and even time, granting him brief glimpses into the always shifting possibilities of the future. That was how, still two kilometers and several minutes away from where Kaan and his army had made their camp, he knew others were already there.”-ROT

Bane could sense Zannah approaching Onderon, even though he was on Dxun.
“Staring up at the world that was almost near enough to touch, Bane could sense Zannah's imminent arrival there.”-ROT

Bane could sense each individual raindrop as it fell from the sky in a cloudburst.
"Feeling a blast of cold wind blow in, he crouched low and opened himself up to the Force, letting it flow through him. Drawing on it to extend his awareness out to encompass each individual bead of rain as it fell from the sky."-DOE

With his power suppressed and while he was exhausted and distracted, Darth Bane sensed the locations of various soldiers scattered and hidden around his mansion in a tenth of a second.
“He froze. Someone else was in the mansion. He could feel the intruders everywhere: hiding around corners in the hallways, crouched on the stairs, ducking behind the furniture, perched on the balcony above. All this flashed through Bane's mind in less than a tenth of a second-just enough time for it to register before the sonic detonators on either side of him went off.”-DOE

Darth Bane used the force to see the entire moment around him in the middle of a fight.
“For a moment it was as if the world around him was frozen in place. Though his eyes were still suffering the effects of the flash grenade, the Force rushing through his body gave him an otherworldly awareness of his surroundings-the scene was burned into his brain in exquisite detail. The soldiers were scattered about the foyer, scrambling to take up new positions in preparation for the next stage of the battle. They were well trained, but he could still sense their fear: they knew the fight was far from over. The Iktotchi had leapt over the railing in pursuit of him. She hung poised in the air above him, her twin blades held out to the either side as she braced for landing. Bane could even see himself lying on the floor, buried beneath a thick, wet blanket of rapidly drying chemical adhesive.”-DOE

Other

Bane could draw from the hate of others to fuel himself, before any training.
“He could feel the ensign's hate, and he responded to it. It was like a living being . an entity he could draw strength from, fueling his own raging inferno.”-POD

Bane could use hibernation trance.
"He could have eased his suffering by slipping into a meditative trance, slowing his heartbeat and vital functions to preserve his energy. Yet in the end that would accomplish nothing. Nobody would come to find him, and eventually even a state of hibernation would end in a slow, if relatively painless, death."-POD

Bane dominated a pissed off Rancor’s will.
“The rancor burst forth from the trees and began loping across the sand, bellowing its terrible cry. Bane held his ground, watching it come, marveling at the speed with which the massive beast moved. When it had closed the distance between them to less than fifty meters, he calmly held up a hand and reached out with the Force to touch the mind of the charging monster. At his unspoken command it stumbled to a halt and stood in place, panting. Careful to keep the creature's predatory instincts firmly in check, Bane approached the rancor. It remained still, as docile as a tauntaun being inspected by its rider.”-POD

Bane was capable of probing a Rancor’s memories to find a spot that rancor had only seen once.
“A collage of images and sensations assailed him. Countless hunts through the forest, most ending in successful slaughter. The rending of sinew and bone. Feasting on the quarry's still-warm flesh. The search for a mate. Battling with another rancor for dominance. And then, finally, he found what he was searching for. Buried deep in the creature's memories was the image of a great four-sided stone pyramid hidden deep within the jungle's heart. The rancor had seen it only once, back when it was still a youngling in the care of the herd mothers.”-POD

Bane had all of Darth Revan’s knowledge and understanding of the Dark Side.
“And soon all his knowledge-his understanding of the dark side-would belong to Bane.”-POD

Bane had a gorge ability similar to Scourge's
"Bane feasted on his anguish, gorging himself, feeling the dark side growing stronger in him. The symptoms of the poison receded enough so that he could raise his arm without the muscles trembling. The lightsaber sprang to his hand."-POD

Bane used tutaminus to absorb and redirect Zannah’s telekinetic attack with greater power on Ruusan soon after finding her.
“Bane drew upon his own abilities in the Force to absorb the impact of her attack, catching it and amplifying its strength before firing it back at his apprentice. The redirected blow struck Zannah in the chest, hard enough to knock her to the ground.”-ROT

Bane could create fire with the force.
“He used a glimmer of his Sith power to summon fire”-BotS

Bane possessed the ability to easily dispel illusions of concealment.
“He leapt to his feet and drew his lightsaber, the blade blazing to life with a crackling hiss. A burst of red light exploded around him, illuminating the darkness and burning away the illusions cloaking his unseen enemies. Eight red-robed figures surrounded the camp, their identities hidden by the visors of their helmets. Each carried a long metal rod that Bane recognized as a force pike, the traditional weapon of the Umbaran Shadow Assassins. Specially trained in the art of killing Force-sensitive adversaries, Shadow Assassins preferred to rely on stealth and surprise. Exposed by Bane's energy burst, they suddenly found their greatest advantage taken away.”-ROT

He possesses an ability called inertia
“Inertia: An amplification of your body’s momentum that uses the Force to redirect what looks like a lumbering charge into a hooking lunge. This can surprise an enemy by making your moves unpredictable.”-BOS: TROT

He can blind his enemies with the force
“Blind: A burst of Force energy that can overwhelm an enemy’s optic nerves and render them momentarily blind.”-BOS: TROT

He can superheat parts of his body with convection
“Convection: A concentration of Force energy that can make your fists hot to the touch, even raise their temperature to a burning intensity, but will cause no lasting injury to you. Striking an enemy with these fists can raise blisters and set robes aflame.”-BOS: TROT

He can freeze his enemies to death
“Cryokinesis: A siphoning of essence that leaches the life intensity from another, leaving behind a frost shrouded corpse. Though this tactic usually causes the heat vitality of another being to hemorrhage, it is not possible to channel that vitality for your own use.”-BOS: TROT

He can attack his opponents’ minds, but not as easily, effectively, or profoundly as Zannah.
“Mind Shard: A sliver of psychic pain that is hurled from your mind into your enemy’s brain. If your attack succeeds, the intense agony will leave your opponent vulnerable to a lightsaber lunge. It can be difficult to establish a mental lock, but your success will improve if the ability is used in conjunction with the verbal taunts of dun möch.
Memory Walk: A link that can open your enemy’s mind and make it possible for you to compel them to relive tragic or humiliating recollections and bring forth layers of shame. Used for sustained periods, memory walk can be a sophisticated form of interrogation. The technique was stolen from the Guild of Vindicators, whose denizens are zealous about uncovering the sins of others.
Horror: A simple mental manipulation that can raise fear in the mind of another. By amplifying this primal emotion you can trigger horror and eventually insanity. An afflicted target will be too haunted to raise any defense."
-BOS: TROT

Darth Bane knew a power called hatred
"Hatred: A method of focusing your inner fire so that it can be stoked with outrage, disgust, and fear until it burns with white-hot intensity.  When smashed, this furnace will radiate hatred from you in palpable waves that can send another’s mind into catatonia”-BOS: TROT

Bane possessed the force drain ability and created a devastating death field that the text implies he could have created of his own power, but it would’ve exhausted him.
“He called upon the power of the temple itself, feeding on it to bolster his own abilities as he created a deadly field around his body. It began as a tight circle, but quickly spread outward until it extended to a radius of ten meters, with the Sith Lord at the center. The air within the circumference of the field suddenly became darker, as if the light from the red sun above had been suddenly dimmed. Cloaked in the shadowy gloom, Bane simply held his ground against the enemy assault. The front ranks of onrushing cultists shrieked in agony as they entered the field, their life essence violently sucked out of their bodies, aging them a thousand years in only a few seconds. Muscles and tendons atrophied instantaneously; their skin withered and shrank, pulling tight across their bones. Eyes and tongues shriveled, turning them into mummified husks before their desiccated flesh crumbled away, leaving only skeletal remains and a few strands of hair. The effort of creating an aura of pure dark side energy would have quickly exhausted even Bane. However, as his enemies fell he was able to draw their essence into himself, feeding on their energies to revitalize his fading strength and reinforcing the field in preparation for the next wave of victims.”-DOE

Darth Bane was capable of tearing through the Huntress’s efforts to suppress his power as if they weren’t even there.
“Once again he felt the Iktotchi's barrier opposing his efforts, but this time he tore through it like it wasn't even there.”-DOE

He possibly knows shatterpoint
“Then he began to gather the power of the Force. An instant later the cuffs on his wrists and ankles shattered, exploding into a million pieces at a mere thought from Bane.”-DOE

Bane was capable of unleashing a wave of energy powerful enough to easily absorb blaster bolts and melt blasters, while suffering from the lingering effects of the senflax.
“He met their assault with an explosion of crackling energy that rippled out in a violet wave from his body at the center. The incoming bolts were absorbed harmlessly into the ionic storm, the blasters themselves melted in the hands of their owners.”-DOE

Bane is capable of imprinting his presence on other locations to lead his enemies on a false bread crumb trail. Such a tactic even works on Zannah, who is intimately familiar with his presence.
“She was searching for him; he could feel her reaching out, drawing ever closer. Still, there were ways to counter her efforts: subtle manipulations of the Force could confuse and misdirect her.”-DOE

Bane has some proficiency in illusions, even fooling Zannah, a master of illusions, for a little while.
“With his mind he tried to project an image of his hook-handled weapon resting just beneath his empty fingers. His apprentice didn't move. She stayed in her defensive stance, her brow furrowing as she weighed her chances.”-DOE[/i]


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Re: Darth Bane Respect Thread

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Lightsaber Skill:
Offense
As an apprentice, Bane surprised the blademaster Kas’im in a duel with an offensive maneuver.
"You've moved far beyond sequences and forms," the Master told him. "In that last pass you broke off your attack in the middle of one sequence and came at me from a completely different and unexpected angle.”-POD

Bane was skilled enough that he could’ve defeated Sirak in the first few seconds of their fight.
“Bane leapt forward, opening the melee with a series of complex, aggressive attacks. He moved quickly . . . but not too quickly. There were gasps of astonishment from the crowd at his obvious and unexpected skill, though Sirak turned aside his assault easily enough. In response to the inevitable counterattack, Bane let himself stagger back into a stumbling retreat. For a brief instant he saw his opponent overextend, leaving his right arm vulnerable to a strike that would have ended the contest right then and there. Fighting his own finely honed instincts, Bane held back. He'd worked too long and too hard to claim victory with a simple blow to the arm.”-POD

Bane had several opportunities to defeat Sirak in their duel.
“Bane's real struggle was with himself. Time and again he had to pull back to keep from lunging through an opening presented by his enemy's increasingly desperate assault.”-POD

Bane defeated a pack of twelve Tuk'ata with his lightsaber skills, killing eight of them before the remaining Tuk'ata retreated.
"The second attack had been far bloodier. While exploring one of the most recent tombs he'd found himself surrounded by a dozen tuk'ata: a pack twice the size of the first. He'd unleashed his lightsaber on them, slicing through flesh and bone. When the pack finally broke and fled, only four of the twelve tuk'ata still lived."-POD

He held the advantage in his fight with Kas'im, a master of all seven forms before he switched to Jar'kai which Bane didn't know how to defend against, however Bane's tendencies indicate that after said fight he'd study how to defend against dual blades.
"He drove Kas'im back with furious slashes, forcing his old mentor into a backpedaling retreat across the floor of the chamber. Kas'im flipped back and out through the door into the hall beyond, but Bane was relentless in his pursuit, leaping forward and coming within a centimeter of landing a crippling blow to the Twilek's leg. His strike was turned aside at the last second, but he quickly followed it up with another series of powerful thrusts and stabs. The Blademaster continued to give ground, pushed inexorably back by the raging storm of Bane's onslaught. Each time he tried to change tactics or switch forms, Bane anticipated, reacted, and seized the advantage.The outcome was inevitable."-POD

Managed to outmaneuver Ratska Lsu, a Jedi weapons master who was widely considered to be the best duelist in her order. (I know he had orbalisks but they don’t increase his skill and if anything he was actually a less skilled duelist with the orbalisks)
“Bane brought his lightsaber down at the Echani, who crossed her blades into an X, attempting to block and trap her opponent's weapon at the point of intersection. But the Sith's move was only a feint meant to distract her, and at the last instant he pulled his weapon back and swung an elbow around to catch her in the ribs. The contact lifted her off her feet and sent her sprawling.”-ROT

Bane’s Djem So technique was well thought out and highly effective.
“If you deflect a blade at a vulnerable angle, it will draw your opponent in close enough for a gutting slash or an elbow to the face. Deflecting a blow may also draw your enemy into a blade lock, which is easily won with the strength of your arms and the power of your hate.”-BOS: TROT

Bane’s Juyo technique was well thought out and highly effective.
“Juyo is based on quick strikes and unpredictable attacks, but you are not fully embracing the style unless your emotions ignite your senses and elevate your abilities. But do not succumb completely to you emotions. You are a Sith Lord, not an animal. As you take aim and fight through the tunnel of rage, you will experience transcendence. In that moment, you are a perfect being and you cannot be beaten- you are at last embraced within Juyo. Juyo is the mastery of control, not the loss of it.”-BOS: TROT

Darth Bane almost overcame Zannah’s defenses in their initial bout.
“Zannah expected Bane to come at her aggressively, but even so she was caught off guard by the ferociousness of his attack. He opened with a series of two-handed overhead chops, using his great height to bring his blade hacking down at her from above. She easily blocked each blow, but the momentum of the crushing impact caused her to stagger back, throwing her off balance. She recovered quickly, however, spinning out of the way when he followed up with a low, looping swipe meant to hew her off at the knees. She retaliated with a quick jab with the tip of one of her blades toward Bane's face, but he ducked his head to the side and came back with a wide-arcing, single-handed slash at chest level. Zannah intercepted his blade with one of her own, angling her weapon so that the momentum of Bane's attack was redirected downward, sending the tip of his lightsaber into the dirt. This should have exposed him to a counterthrust, but he was already reacting to her move, driving his entire body forward into Zannah's before she could bring her weapon up. His weight slammed into her, knocking her back as Bane snapped his neck forward. Zannah threw her head back just in time, and the head-butt that would have smashed her face glanced off her chin instead. Scrambling to stay on her feet, Zannah raised her weapon back up, spinning the handle so that the twirling blades formed a defensive wall that repelled Bane's next half a dozen blows. During her years under Bane, they had sparred hundreds of times. During these sessions she had always known he was keeping something in reserve for the day they would inevitably fight for real. Only now did she realize just how much he had been holding back. He was faster than she could ever have imagined, and he was using new sequences and unfamiliar moves he had never revealed during their practice sessions. But somehow she had survived the initial flurry, and now she knew what to expect.”-DOE

He held the clear advantage against Zannah, a Soresu master, in their final lightsaber duel
“His style back then had been brutish and simple, though undeniably effective. Now, however, his technique was more advanced. Unable to simply bully his way heedlessly forward, he had developed an unpredictable, seemingly random style. Each time she thought she could anticipate where the next attack was coming from, he changed tactics, disrupting the rhythm of the battle and causing her to give ground. She was being driven back in a slow retreat.”-DOE

Darth Bane defeated Zannah in lightsaber combat.
“Bane circled wide trying to come in on her left flank. Zannah simply altered the angle of her retreat, taking several more steps backward to keep him at a safe distance as she swatted away a few token slashes and strikes. With her attention split between the enemy in front of her and the Sith spell she was preparing to cast Zannah didn't notice how close she was to the freshly dug graves. Her heel caught on the uneven ground as she backed up, throwing her off balance as she fell awkwardly to the ground and landed on her back. Bane was on her in an instant, his lightsaber slashing viciously, his heavy boots kicking and stomping at her prone body. Zannah thrashed and twisted on the ground, her lightsaber flailing desperately to parry Bane's blade. She felt a sharp crack as the toe of his boot caught her in the ribs, but she rolled with the impact and managed to end up back on her feet. Her vision was blurred with stars, pain shooting through her left side with each gasp as she tried to catch her breath. Bane didn't let up, coming at her with a frenetic assault. The next few seconds were a blur as Zannah relied purely on instincts honed over twenty years to parry the wave of blows, miraculously keeping him from landing a lethal strike. Zannah threw herself into a back handspring, flipping head over heels three times in quick succession just to put some space between her and Bane. Before the fourth one she suddenly stopped and went into a crouch, thrusting forward with her lightsaber like a spear to impale her opponent as he charged after her in pursuit:only Bane wasn't there. Anticipating her move, he had stopped several meters away. Gritting her teeth against the pain from her broken rib, Zannah rose to her feet. Bane hadn't killed her, but her survival had come with significant cost. She was tired now, the desperate scramble to escape after tripping on the grave had pushed her one step closer to physical exhaustion. She felt the broken rib with each ragged breath, and she sensed that the injury would make it harder for her to pivot and turn, limiting the effectiveness of her defensive maneuvers. She couldn't wait any longer. She'd wanted to surprise Bane, slowly gather her strength before unleashing it so he wouldn't be able to properly defend against it. But she knew she wouldn't survive another clash of lightsabers.”-DOE

Darth Bane was a master of Djem So and Juyo
“Talents: …, Juyo, …, Djem So, …”-Threats of the Galaxy

Defense
Bane capably defended against Kas'im’s unstoppable attack with an impenetrable defense.
"And he leapt in, his weapon moving with far more speed than he had ever shown during their practice sessions. Parrying the first sequence Bane realized his former Master had always been holding something in reserve . . . just as Bane himself had done in the early stages of his battle against Sirak. Only now was he seeing Kas'im's true ability, and he was barely able to defend himself. Barely, but still able. His opponent grunted in surprise when Bane warded him off, then stepped back to regroup. He'd come in hard and fast, expecting to end their battle quickly. Now he had to reevaluate his strategy. "You're better than you were when we last fought," he said, clearly impressed and making no attempt to hide it. "So are you," Bane responded. Kas'im lunged in again, and the room was filled with the hiss and hum of lightsabers striking each other half a dozen times in the space of two heartbeats. Bane would have been carved to ribbons had he tried to react to each move individually. Instead he simply called upon the Force, letting it flow through him and guide his hand. He gave himself over to the dark side completely, without reservation. His weapon became an extension of the Force, and he responded to the Twilek's unstoppable attack with an impenetrable defense."-POD

Casually deflected blasterfire from half a dozen shooters
"Smoothly transitioning from the attacking style of Form V to the more defensive style of Form III, Bane deflected the incoming bolts with two-handed parries of his lightsaber, flicking them aside with almost casual disdain."-ROT

Deflected the rain in a fierce storm
“Abandoning the overpowering style of Djem So, he shifted to the quicker sequences of Soresu, his lightsaber tracing tight circles above his head in a series of movements designed to intercept enemy blaster bolts. The wind rose to a howling gale, and the scattered drops quickly became a downpour. His body and mind united as one, he channeled the infinite power of the Force against the driving rain. Tiny clouds of hissing steam formed as his blade picked off the descending drops while Bane twisted, twirled, and contorted his body to evade those few that managed to slip through his defenses. For the next ten minutes he battled the pelting storm, reveling in the power of the dark side. And then, as suddenly as it had begun, the tempest was gone, the dark cloud scurrying away on the breeze. His skin was sheened in sweat, but not a single drop of rain had touched his bare flesh.”-DOE

Tactical Ingenuity/Manipulation
Bane manipulated an entire table of Sabacc players to assure his victory.
“Des put just a hint of condescension in his voice and casually tossed in some more chips, knowing it would rile up the table even more. He was glad to see that nobody folded; he was playing them like a Bith musician trilling out a tune on a sabriquet.”-POD

Bane manipulated everyone he played cards with to great extent.
“Maybe, maybe not. I saw you tonight. You were goading that soldier, playing him like you play everyone who sits down against you. You push them, twist them, make them dance like puppets on a string. But this time you never let up. Even when you had the advantage, you kept pushing. You wanted him to go off like that.”-POD

Darth Bane was smart enough to realize when he was out of his depth and not to continue the course of action that would lead to his defeat.
"You were smart to recognize that the battle was over, but I expected you to fight on until the end. There is little honor in surrender." "Honor is a fool's prize," Bane replied, reciting a passage from one of the volumes he had recently read in the archives. "Glory is of no use to the dead.”-POD

Darth Bane recognized Githany’s attempts to manipulate him and manipulated her in response while she thought she was in control.
"Neither do I," he said. "I'm not stupid, Githany. I know what you wanted from me. I know what you expected me to say. I will get my revenge on Sirak. But I'm taking my own path.”-POD

Bane could recognize how seriously his opponent was taking him just from the opening flourishes.
“There was, however, a ruthless efficiency in Sirak's preparation-an economy and precision of movement-that told Bane he was taking this duel very seriously.”-POD

Bane was capable of tricking his opponents into underestimating his abilities.
“Bane made sure his attacks were effective yet crude, trying to convince his enemy that he was a dangerous but ultimately inferior opponent.”-POD

Bane was excellent in prodding for weaknesses and analyzing his opponents in combat even as an apprentice.
“With the surge and swell of each exchange Bane gently prodded with the Force, testing and searching for a weakness he could exploit. It took only a few minutes until he recognized it.”-POD

Bane’s tactical ingenuity impressed Kas’im to the extent that Kas’im lectured the other students about it enthusiastically.
"You have witnessed an amazing victory today," he told the assembled throng, shouting to be heard above the pounding rain. "Bane's triumph was as much a result of his brilliant strategy as his superior skill.”-POD

Darth Bane could adapt to unpredictable tactics, even when applied by Kas’im, a noted master of all seven forms of lightsaber combat.
“Each time he tried to change tactics or switch forms, Bane anticipated, reacted, and seized the advantage.”-POD

Bane manipulated the entire Galaxy to set up the Grand Plan.
“He had put into motion a hundred long-range plans to slowly build their strength while weakening the Republic. Yet she was only just now beginning to understand the scope and complexity of his political machinations. Bane was a visionary, able to see far into the future. He understood how to exploit the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the Republic. He knew how to draw the eyes of the Jedi away from the dark side, while at the same time leading them down the first steps of the long road that would end in their complete annihilation. He could manipulate people, organizations, and governments, planting seeds that would lay dormant for years-even decades-before they burst forth.”-ROT

Bane was a master manipulator.
“Bane was a master manipulator.”-DOE

Bane applied his lightning in a tactical way to disrupt his opponent’s footwork
“Bane fought back with short, concentrated bursts of lightning, aiming at her boots to disrupt her footwork and keep her off balance.”-DOE

Bane employed psychological warfare against Zannah to get her to fight on his terms.
“She had fallen into his trap. He had pretended to have a weapon, knowing she would see through his bluff. Bane had wanted her to focus on his missing lightsaber above all else. He was goading her into battle. Using her lightsaber to defeat an unarmed opponent was the simplest, most obvious path to victory one Bane had expertly led her down. But the most obvious path was rarely the best one. Bane didn't fear her blades.”-DOE

Bane changed tactics to disturb the rhythm of fights and gain ground.
“Each time she thought she could anticipate where the next attack was coming from, he changed tactics, disrupting the rhythm of the battle and causing her to give ground.”-DOE

Bane could anticipate moves meant to catch him off guard.
“Anticipating her move, he had stopped several meters away.”-DOE

Bane’s talent in deception was perhaps second to only Sidious’s
“Sidious had a gift for subterfuge that surpassed the talents of any of the Sith Lords who had preceded him, including Bane”-DP

Transitioning
Bane is capable of smoothly transitioning between sequences, seamlessly combining and transitioning between his offense and defense, as well as making himself more unpredictable.
“He had only learned a handful of sequences. Now he knew almost a hundred, and he was able to transition smoothly from the end of one sequence into the beginning of another, opening up a wider range of attack-and-defense combinations. And more options made it more difficult for a foe to use the Force to anticipate his actions.”-POD

Bane is capable of transitioning seamlessly from offense to defense as an apprentice
“Suddenly the Twi'lek leapt high in the air, spinning and twisting so he could lash down at Bane as he flipped over the top of him. Bane was ready, switching from offense to defense so smoothly it all seemed to be a single action. He parried both blades of Kas'im's weapon even as he ducked out of the way and rolled clear to safety.”-POD

Bane is capable of transitioning between forms smoothly
"Smoothly transitioning from the attacking style of Form V to the more defensive style of Form III”-ROT

Unarmed Combat
Bane was capable of pushing his armed opponent away with his less dominant hand, while injured and unarmed.
“The crowd gasped, Fohargh howled in victory, and Bane screamed in pain as the saber slipped to the ground from his suddenly nerveless fingers. Mindlessly, Bane used his other hand to shove his opponent in the chest. Fohargh reeled backward, and Bane rolled away to safety.”-POD

Darth Bane used physical strikes in conjunction with his lightsaber skills.
“If you deflect a blade at a vulnerable angle, it will draw your opponent in close enough for a gutting slash or an elbow to the face.”-BOS: TROT

Darth Bane killed two guards with his bare hands, while suffering from the lingering effects from the senflax that had him barely able to support his own weight a few seconds ago and left his muscles weary.
“Bane fell on the guards like an enraged animal, moving so quickly he was nothing but a blur. He brought his boot down on the throat of his nearest opponent, crushing his windpipe. He wrapped his muscular forearm around the next man's neck from behind in a choke hold, braced his other palm against his chin, and wrenched his head to the side, breaking his neck.”-DOE

Bane was highly skilled in unarmed combat, to the point at which Zannah had to be wary of him, even though she was armed and he wasn’t.
“Yet even though Bane had no lightsaber, that didn't mean he was helpless. Zannah knew she couldn't simply rush in: despite his bulk, Bane was incredibly quick and agile. He had also learned close-quarters pit-fighting tactics during his days as a miner and soldier. She had to be wary of letting him get close enough to grapple her”-DOE

Darth Bane was capable of grappling an armed Zannah while he was unarmed.
“Bane feinted as if he was going to fall back to the right, then lunged forward, flipping over her head and reaching down with a huge hand to seize her wrist. She ducked out of the way, lashing out with a kick as he landed behind her. Bane spun, grabbed her ankle, and wrenched the boot to the side, trying to snap the bone. Zannah rolled with the violent motion, her entire body spinning along a horizontal plane. At the same time she brought her lightsaber back up over her shoulder to slice Bane's arm off at the elbow, but caught only air as he released his hold and fell back once more.”-DOE

Darth Bane utilized physical strikes in conjunction with his offensive lightsaber sequences in his final duel with Zannah.
“This should have exposed him to a counterthrust, but he was already reacting to her move, driving his entire body forward into Zannah's before she could bring her weapon up. His weight slammed into her, knocking her back as Bane snapped his neck forward. Zannah threw her head back just in time, and the head-butt that would have smashed her face glanced off her chin instead.”-DOE

Darth Bane broke Zannah’s rib with a kick.
“Bane was on her in an instant, his lightsaber slashing viciously, his heavy boots kicking and stomping at her prone body. Zannah thrashed and twisted on the ground, her lightsaber flailing desperately to parry Bane's blade. She felt a sharp crack as the toe of his boot caught her in the ribs, but she rolled with the impact and managed to end up back on her feet. Her vision was blurred with stars, pain shooting through her left side with each gasp as she tried to catch her breath.”-DOE

Weapon
Bane's lightsaber gives him more power in his strikes and grants him angles of attack unfamiliar to his opponents
"Bane did as instructed, letting his body grow accustomed to the odd heft and balance. Already his mind was beginning to run through the implications of the new grip. It would give the wielder more power on his overhand strikes, and it would change the angle of the attacks by the merest fraction of a degree. Just enough to confuse and disorient an unsuspecting opponent."-POD

By virtue of his lightsaber handle Bane almost took out Farfalla, who was one of the most powerful Jedi of his time, and Farfalla only survived because he had a weapons master with him.
“The warning caused Farfalla to notice the hook-handled light-saber of his enemy, and the unusual grip it required. This would alter the nature of his attacks, causing them to come in from odd and unfamiliar angles. In the regimented and hyperprecise world of Jedi-Sith lightsaber duels, it transformed his style into something unique and unexpected. Valenthyne recognized, processed, and reacted to this information in a fraction of a second, allowing him to adjust his own weapon's course just enough to block a strike that otherwise would have slipped along the edge of his blade and taken his arm off at the elbow.”-ROT


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Physical Capabilities:
Strength
Darth Bane started his life as a cortosis miner on Apatros which built up his base unaugmented strength which is very impressive.
"Cortosis was one of the hardest materials in the galaxy. The force of the pounding quickly wore down the head of a jack, blunting it until it became almost useless. The dust clogged the hydraulic pistons, making them jam. Mining cortosis was hard on the equipment . . . and even harder on the miners. Des had been hammering away for nearly six standard hours. The jack weighed more than thirty kilos, and the strain of keeping it raised and pressed against the rock face was taking its toll."-POD

Darth Bane was a mountain of muscle.
"By the time Hurst died, the tall, skinny teenager they loved to bully had become a mountain of muscle with heavy hands and a fierce temper."-POD

His base strength was impressive even amongst the other miners on Apatros
"Whoever worked the mines on Apatros got big-and Des just happened to become the biggest of them all."-POD

A republic soldier marveled at Bane’s buffness.
“The ensign continued to size Des up, taking another long drink from his mug. Then he brayed out a laugh. "Wow, they grow you fellas big out here on the Rim. You sure you ain't really a Wookiee somebody shaved for a joke?”-POD

Darth Bane was a muscled giant.
"When Bane had first begun his training, many of the students had eagerly called him out. They knew he was a neophyte in the Force and they were eager to take down the heavily muscled giant in front of their classmates."-POD

Darth Bane was physically imposing.
"Githany didn't say a word as the tall, broad-shouldered man wandered through the archives. He was physically imposing; even under his loose-fitting robes his muscles were obvious."-POD

The Force of Bane's blows was enough to shatter Sirak's bones.
"In the blink of an eye he knocked the saber from Sirak's hand, sliced down to shatter his forearm, then spun through and brought his saber crashing into his opponent's lower leg. It splintered under the impact and Sirak screamed as a shard of gleaming white bone sliced through muscle, sinew, and finally skin."-POD

Darth Bane was strong enough to crush another Sith's head under his boot.
"Lifting his boot free of the clutching hand, Bane answered, "My name is Darth Bane." There was a sickening crunch as his boot slammed down, grinding the man's skull into the rocks propping him up. His body convulsed once then lay still."-POD

-Jedi vs. Sith

Darth Bane was an enormous mountain of a man.
"An enormous mountain of a man stood in the doorway, blocking the light streaming in from outside. He was tall and completely bald, with a heavy brow and hard, unforgiving features. He wore the black armor and robes of the Sith, and a hook-handled lightsaber hung at his side. Though he had never met the man before, Lord Kaan had heard enough about him to know exactly who he was."-POD

Darth Bane was incredibly physically strong.
It was inevitable she would one day challenge him for the title of Sith Master, but Bane was incredibly strong-both physically and in the Force."-ROT

While too injured to stand, Darth Bane grabs Zannah’s arm with the strength of an iron claw.
“He was still unconscious, lying on his back on the gurney as she had left him. She stepped forward to check his vitals and his eyes flew open, burning with rage. His hand snapped out and seized her wrist, clenching it with the strength of an iron claw.”-ROT

As a soldier, Bane was 120 kilograms of pure muscle.
“A miner from Apatros, he had been a giant of a man: two meters tall and 120 kilograms of pure muscle, with an instinct for battle and a knack for keeping his fellow soldiers alive in impossible situations.”-DOE

Darth Bane is capable of ripping a durasteel hatch meant to keep out intruders off of its hinges and tossing it aside.
“Moving quickly, Bane strode over to the hatch. Sometime during the battle it had been closed, and he discovered it had been locked from the inside. Letting the Force flow through him, he clipped his lightsaber and crouched down to grip the handle with both hands. Bracing his massive shoulders, he wrenched the metal hatch open, yanking it off its hinges and tossing it aside.”-DOE

Darth Bane is capable of ripping Durasteel prison doors off their hinges with his bare hands while suffering from the lingering effects from the senflax that had him barely able to support his own weight a few seconds ago and left his muscles weary.
“Another locked durasteel door blocked the only exit. Bane tossed the blaster aside and tore the door off its hinges.”-DOE

Darth Bane was capable of breaking a durasteel door down with a charge while suffering from the lingering effects from the senflax that had him barely able to support his own weight a few seconds ago and left his muscles weary.
“Beyond the door was a narrow staircase, similarly barricaded at the top. The Dark Lord charged up the steps and threw himself shoulder-first into the door at the top. It burst open from the impact, sending him tumbling into the room beyond.”-DOE

His height also gives him a great deal of leverage against his foes.
“He opened with a series of two-handed overhead chops, using his great height to bring his blade hacking down at her from above.”-DOE

Darth Bane’s blows were powerful enough to knock Zannah of balance.
“She easily blocked each blow, but the momentum of the crushing impact caused her to stagger back, throwing her off balance.”-DOE

Speed
Before receiving any training in the ways of the force, he was capable of sniping eight people in less than three seconds, with his perception of time also slowing down.
“In the excitement she'd popped her head up just slightly above the walls of the flatbed, leaving the smallest of targets exposed. Des took her with a single shot, the bolt going in cleanly through one ear hole on her helmet and out the other. It was as if time had slowed down. Moving with a calm and deadly precision, he trained his rifle on the next target, taking her through the heart; barely a moment later he got the soldier beside her right between his cold blue eyes. Des took one man in the back as he ran for the nearest gunship. Another was halfway up one of the flatbed's ladders when a bolt sliced through his thigh, knocking him off balance. He fell from the ladder, and Des put another shot through his chest before he hit the ground. It had taken less than three seconds to wipe out eight of the nine soldiers."-POD

When fighting Sirak, he fights so fast, it seems as if time has stopped everywhere else, moving far faster than the other sith present can even see, implicitly fighting at a speed of ten strikes per second.
“He channeled it through his muscles and limbs, moving so fast it seemed as if time had stopped for the rest of the world. In the blink of an eye he knocked the saber from Sirak's hand, sliced down to shatter his forearm, then spun through and brought his saber crashing into his opponent's lower leg. For an instant none of the spectators was even aware of what had happened; it took their minds a moment to catch up and register the blur of action that had occurred so much quicker than their eyes could see.”-POD
Bane strikes three times in the blink of an eye, which is around .3 seconds. Multiply this to one second, and you get ten strikes per second.

In his fight with Kas’im, they were clashing blades roughly 10 times per second.
“Kas'im lunged in again, and the room was filled with the hiss and hum of lightsabers striking each other half a dozen times in the space of two heartbeats.”-POD
It’s simple math here. The maximum heart rate for somebody of Bane’s age is around 200 per minute, which when divided by sixty to get you the heart rate per second leaves you with 3.333, then you multiply it by six (half a dozen) to get twenty, then divide this by two because it takes place in two heartbeats and you get ten strikes per second.

Bane covers ten meters instantly.
"as his first victim toppled over, Bane leapt high in the air towards his next foe, instantly covering the ten meters between them.”-ROT

In DOE he is fast enough to block and dodge torrents of rain in a fierce storm, proving that his speed has significantly improved since POD and ROT, when he considered such a thing to be an impossible task. Such a thing may also be indicative of an increase in force power.
“As his hand closed around it, the colony of crustaceans broke free en masse and cascaded down on him in a chitinous swarm. With one hand clutching the Holocron, he swiped at them with his lightsaber and deflected others with the power of the Force. But there were too many to keep them all at bay; it was like trying to ward off raindrops in a storm.”-ROT
“Abandoning the overpowering style of Djem So, he shifted to the quicker sequences of Soresu, his lightsaber tracing tight circles above his head in a series of movements designed to intercept enemy blaster bolts. The wind rose to a howling gale, and the scattered drops quickly became a downpour. His body and mind united as one, he channeled the infinite power of the Force against the driving rain. Tiny clouds of hissing steam formed as his blade picked off the descending drops while Bane twisted, twirled, and contorted his body to evade those few that managed to slip through his defenses. For the next ten minutes he battled the pelting storm, reveling in the power of the dark side. And then, as suddenly as it had begun, the tempest was gone, the dark cloud scurrying away on the breeze. His skin was sheened in sweat, but not a single drop of rain had touched his bare flesh.”-DOE


He is also fast enough to avoid Zannah's blade in the stone prison on Doan despite the lingering effects of the senflax
“The pair were entwined in an intricate dance. She swept in low, spinning and twirling her lightsaber. He leapt up high, planting his feet on the wall at his side and pushing off hard, sending himself into a tumbling roll just beyond the reach of her blade's arc. Back on his feet, he sprang backward as Zannah stabbed her blade straight forward, keeping just out of range. She pursued him down the length of the hall, jabbing and thrusting her weapon and sending the Dark Lord into a full retreat. Bane fought back with short, concentrated bursts of lightning, aiming at her boots to disrupt her footwork and keep her off balance. Zannah took quick stuttering steps to avoid the attack and keep him from gaining a reprieve. Bane feinted as if he was going to fall back to the right, then lunged forward, flipping over her head and reaching down with a huge hand to seize her wrist. She ducked out of the way, lashing out with a kick as he landed behind her. Bane spun, grabbed her ankle, and wrenched the boot to the side, trying to snap the bone. Zannah rolled with the violent motion, her entire body spinning along a horizontal plane. At the same time she brought her lightsaber back up over her shoulder to slice Bane's arm off at the elbow, but caught only air as he released his hold and fell back once more. She had him cornered against the wall with nowhere to go. As she moved in for the kill another burst of lightning came toward her. She caught it with her lightsaber, but the impact drove her backward a step, giving Bane just enough room to duck down beneath her coup de grace and scramble clear of the wall.”-DOE

In his final fight, he fights far faster than Zannah has ever seen him fight before, and she has seen him fight while he was raging with the orbalisks.
“The assassins fell on Bane again, but instead of repelling them with the Force, he allowed his body to become a conduit, turning himself into a physical manifestation of the dark side's tumultuous power. As he spun like a whirlwind, his blade seemed to be everywhere at once: hacking, slashing, and slicing his enemies to ribbons.”-ROT
"Giving in to his orbalisk-fueled bloodrage, he was like a wild animal, raining savage blows down on her from all angles, the strikes coming so fast it seemed as if he wielded a dozen blades at the same time."-ROT

And with all of the speed feats for Orbalisk Bane that Zannah has seen, you have the standard she holds him at in their final duel.
“He was faster than she could ever have imagined”-DOE

Agility
Bane was capable of vertically leaping ten meters or more after only a few months of training.
“leap vertically ten meters or more.”-POD

He was agile enough to avoid getting hit by a single drop of rain during a downpour for 10 minutes.
“Abandoning the overpowering style of Djem So, he shifted to the quicker sequences of Soresu, his lightsaber tracing tight circles above his head in a series of movements designed to intercept enemy blaster bolts. The wind rose to a howling gale, and the scattered drops quickly became a downpour. His body and mind united as one, he channeled the infinite power of the Force against the driving rain. Tiny clouds of hissing steam formed as his blade picked off the descending drops while Bane twisted, twirled, and contorted his body to evade those few that managed to slip through his defenses. For the next ten minutes he battled the pelting storm, reveling in the power of the dark side. And then, as suddenly as it had begun, the tempest was gone, the dark cloud scurrying away on the breeze. His skin was sheened in sweat, but not a single drop of rain had touched his bare flesh.”-DOE

He was also agile enough to avoid Zannah's blade in a confined space despite Zannah's saberstaff being harder to evade on account of striking from both ends and the lingering effects of the drugs in his system
“The pair were entwined in an intricate dance. She swept in low, spinning and twirling her lightsaber. He leapt up high, planting his feet on the wall at his side and pushing off hard, sending himself into a tumbling roll just beyond the reach of her blade's arc. Back on his feet, he sprang backward as Zannah stabbed her blade straight forward, keeping just out of range. She pursued him down the length of the hall, jabbing and thrusting her weapon and sending the Dark Lord into a full retreat. Bane fought back with short, concentrated bursts of lightning, aiming at her boots to disrupt her footwork and keep her off balance. Zannah took quick stuttering steps to avoid the attack and keep him from gaining a reprieve. Bane feinted as if he was going to fall back to the right, then lunged forward, flipping over her head and reaching down with a huge hand to seize her wrist. She ducked out of the way, lashing out with a kick as he landed behind her. Bane spun, grabbed her ankle, and wrenched the boot to the side, trying to snap the bone. Zannah rolled with the violent motion, her entire body spinning along a horizontal plane. At the same time she brought her lightsaber back up over her shoulder to slice Bane's arm off at the elbow, but caught only air as he released his hold and fell back once more. She had him cornered against the wall with nowhere to go. As she moved in for the kill another burst of lightning came toward her. She caught it with her lightsaber, but the impact drove her backward a step, giving Bane just enough room to duck down beneath her coup de grace and scramble clear of the wall.”-DOE

He was agile enough to dodge most of Zannah's dark side tendrils in their final confrontation.
“Lightsaber in hand, Bane charged toward her. The tendrils flew to intercept him, but Bane ducked, jumped, and dodged, weaving his way under, over, and around them as he bore down on Zannah.”-DOE

Endurance

As a new apprentice, Bane could sprint for a few kilometers before breathing heavily.
“In morning training runs he could sprint at nearly full speed for five kilometers before he even began breathing heavily.”-POD

His strength with the force as an apprentice was such that he could keep himself energized without much rest
“He hardly slept at all anymore. It seemed his body no longer needed sleep; it fed on his growing command of the dark side. An hour or two of meditation each day was enough to keep his body energized and his mind invigorated.”-POD

After Training for a few hours, Bane felt like he could train for hours longer
“Bane basked in his Master's praise, but he was sorry to know the session was over. He was breathing hard, his muscles glistening with sweat and twitching with adrenaline, yet he felt as if he could have continued fighting for hours. Sparring and drills had become much more than mere physical exertion for him now. Each movement, every strike and thrust, had become an extension of the Force acting through the corporeal shell of his flesh-and-bone body.”-POD

Bane sustains himself for several days with no food or rest.
“For thirteen days he had searched the tombs in the Valley of the Dark Lords, sustaining himself only with the Force and the hydration tablets he'd brought along for the desert journey. He never slept, but rested his mind from time to time through meditation.”-POD

Bane keeps up the speed to deflect torrents of rain for ten minutes.
“For the next ten minutes he battled the pelting storm, reveling in the power of the dark side. And then, as suddenly as it had begun, the tempest was gone, the dark cloud scurrying away on the breeze. Breathing hard, Bane extinguished his lightsaber. His skin was sheened in sweat, but not a single drop of rain had touched his bare flesh.”-DOE

Ability to take injury
Bane survived a ship crash.
“A split second before the Valcyn slammed into the forest below, Bane wrapped himself in the Force, creating a protective cocoon he could only hope would be strong enough to survive the unavoidable collision. The Valcyn hit the treetops at a forty-five-degree angle. The landing gear sheared off on impact, tearing loose with a thunderous crack. Wide gashes appeared in the sides of the ship, the hull hurtling into thick branches and boughs with enough force to tear through the reinforced sheets of metal and peel them away from their frame. Inside the cockpit Bane was flung against walls and ceiling. He was spun, tossed, and slammed against the sides of the cockpit as the vessel careened through the trees. Even the Force couldn't fully shield him from the devastating crash as the ship carved a kilometer-long swath of burned and broken foliage before slamming into the soft, muddy ground of a swamp and finally coming to rest. For several seconds Bane didn't move. His ship had been reduced to a smoking pile of scrap, but miraculously he had survived, saved by the dark side energies enveloping his form.”-ROT

Bane survived an intensified storm of his own orbalisk increased lightning that was potent enough to kill even the orbalisks, and heavily damage their lightsaber resistant shells.
“The bolts ricocheted around wildly inside the globe, creating a storm of energy so intense that Zannah had to shield her eyes and look away. She heard Bane's scream rising above the sharp crackle of electricity, and when she looked back she saw the globe vanish and her Master fall to the ground in a charred and smoking heap. When Zannah first reached Bane's side, she was sure her Master was dead. The lightning had reduced his clothes to ash, and his gloves and boots had melted away. The flesh of his face and hands was charred and burned, covered with blisters that oozed a runny yellow pus. Several of the parasites on his chest and stomach hadn't survived, their brown shells turned black and brittle by the lightning's electrical charge. Wisps of still-smoldering smoke crept out from beneath their shells, bringing with it a sickly stench that made Zannah's stomach churn. Then she saw Bane's chest rise and fall, his breaths so shallow and faint she had almost missed them.
...
The electricity had enveloped him, millions of volts arcing through his body, cooking his flesh from the inside and throwing his muscles into an endless series of violent seizures that threatened to rip his body apart. The energy had coursed through the orbalisks embedded in his skin, too. The creatures absorbed the power, hungrily devouring it until they became so engorged that the soft, pliant flesh of their underbellies had began to swell. Squeezed ever tighter against the unyielding chitin of their own exterior shells, they'd begun to burrow deeper into Bane. He remembered screaming as thousands of tiny teeth started sawing away at subcutaneous tissue, chewing through muscles, tendons, and even bone. But burrowing deeper hadn't stopped the creatures from feasting on the electricity coursing through Bane's frying innards. They'd continued to expand until they had begun to pop, rupturing like overfilled balloons pinched beneath the hard shells.”
-ROT


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Willpower:
Pain Tolerance
He was willing to cut through his own body to remove the orbalisks.
“Failing that, he had tried to dig it out by carving away the surrounding flesh. He'd drawn the knife across his chest in a long, straight line, feeling the agony of the blade slicing deep enough to cut through skin and muscle.”-ROT

He lived with orbalisks covering his body for 10 fucking years which is very painful.
“The relationship, he had finally realized, was symbiotic-as long as he could endure the constant searing pain of the alien fluids being absorbed and metabolized in his bloodstream.”-ROT

He stayed conscious while being fried with his orbalisk increased lightning and while the orbalisks burrowed deeper into his body with their teeth.
“Bane had stayed conscious through the torture of the electricity cooking him alive and the agony of the teeth burrowing into his flesh. But the indescribable pain from the chemicals released by the exploding orbalisks dissolving his body on a cellular level finally caused him to black out... only to wake up here.”-ROT

He was capable of coping with Serra's torture despite the drugs (some of them force suppressing).
“Her plan to avenge her father's death and free herself from the traumatic memories of her childhood had so far failed miserably. She had wanted the Sith Lord to admit he was wrong. She had wanted him to apologize and ask forgiveness for Caleb's death. She had wanted him to beg her for mercy. She had convinced herself that if this happened it would help her deal with the senseless death of not just her father, but also her husband. She had thought it would help restore some type of meaning to a cruel and random universe. She had hoped it would bring her peace. But nothing had gone the way she had planned. The prisoner was completely unrepentant. He had twisted everything she had done and said into some perverse justification for what he believed in. He almost made it seem that Caleb's death was right.”-DOE

He pushed on despite the pain of being nicked by a tendril, which is apparently much more painful than anything he’s ever felt before. And he’s felt some really painful things.
“Suddenly the tendrils flew at him. He slashed out with his lightsaber to chop the closest one in half, but the blade simply passed through the black mist with no effect. Bane threw himself to the side, but the tip of the tentacle still brushed against his left shoulder. The material of his clothes melted away as if it had been splashed with acid. A chunk of flesh beneath simply dissolved, and Bane screamed in agony. Once, orbalisks had fused themselves to his body with a burning chemical compound so intense it had nearly driven him mad. Ten years ago they had been removed when Bane's flesh had been literally cooked by a concentrated blast of his own violet lightning. During her interrogation, Serra had pumped him full of a drug that had felt like it was eating him alive from the inside. But the excruciating pain he felt from the mere touch of the dark side tendril was unlike anything Bane had ever experienced before. The damage was far from life threatening, but it nearly sent Bane into shock. He fell hard to the ground, his jaw slack and his eyes rolling back into his head. His mind was reeling from the brief contact. The pain radiated through every nerve in his body, but what he felt went far beyond any mere physical sensation. It was not the raw heat of the dark side but rather the empty chill of the void itself spreading through him. It touched every synapse in his mind, it clawed at the core of his spirit. In that instant he tasted utter annihilation, and felt the true horror of absolute nothingness. Somehow he managed to stay conscious, and when the next tentacle coiled in he was able to scramble to his feet and roll out of the way.”-DOE

He was still able to focus enough after a tendril severed his arm to successfully attempt the essence transfer ritual.
“With his foe unarmed and helpless at his feet Bane brought his arm down for the coup de grace, only to have it intercepted mid-swing by one of the dark side tendrils. It wrapped itself around the elbow. Skin, muscle, sinew and bone dissolved instantaneously, severing the limb. His disembodied forearm and fist tumbled harmlessly to the ground, his lightsaber flicking off as the hilt slid from his suddenly nerveless fingers. The Dark Lord didn't scream this time; the pain was so intense it left him mute as he collapsed to the ground. Everything went black. Blind and alone, he felt the void closing in. In desperation he reached out with his left hand, clutching Zannah's wrist as she lay on the ground beside him. With his last act, he summoned all his remaining power and invoked the ritual of essence transfer.”-DOE

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Easily resisted Kaan's mind tricks which easily controlled thousands of highly mentally trained Sith Lords.
”Bane stayed in the position of supplication until the Dark Lord was well out of sight, then stood up and brushed the dirt from his knees with a grim scowl. He had felt Kaan's efforts to dominate his mind, but they had had no more effect than a rusted knife scraping against the hide plates of a Halurian ice-boar. Yet he had seized on the opportunity and delivered a performance worthy of the greatest dramatist on Alderaan."-POD

He easily resisted over a thousand spirits in the Thought Bomb trying to drag him into their prison.
"They swarmed over Bane's consciousness, cleaving to his still-whole identity like parasites attaching themselves to a fresh host. The keening spirits enveloped him, clutching and clawing at his sanity as they tried to drag him down with them into their dark abyss. Bane tore free with contemptuous ease, shredding the already frail and tattered spirits as he cast them aside, and let his mind drift back to the surface. An instant later he was free, leaving behind the prison from which the others would never escape."-ROT

He forcibly removed the greatest secret in Andeddu’s holocron keeping up an intense focus backed by a lot of willpower for hours. Andeddu’s holocron as revealed in Legacy, also contains his spirit, so Bane was essentially dominating Andeddu’s spirit for hours while keeping up an intense mental focus and performing a delicate complex procedure.
“However, it was possible to circumvent the gatekeeper:but only by one strong enough to survive the attempt. If Bane's will faltered, or if the power of Andeddu's Holocron was more than he could handle, then his mind would be destroyed. His identity would be devoured by the talisman, leaving his body a mindless husk. It was a desperate gamble, but there was no other way to get what he needed. Not in time to help him against Zannah. "If you will not give me what I want," he shouted at the gatekeeper, "then I will take it!" Reaching out with the Force, he plunged his awareness into the depths of the pyramid's inner workings as the gatekeeper let loose a howl of impotent rage. Thrusting his consciousness directly into the capstone, Bane let his will invade the small four-sided talisman just as he himself had invaded the stronghold of Andeddu's cult back on Prakith. For a brief instant he could feel the burning inferno of power trapped within threatening to consume his identity. Bane welcomed the pain, feeding on it and transforming it along with all the frustration and anger he had built up over the past four days into a raging, swirling storm of dark side energy. Then, bit by bit, he began to impose order on the chaos, bending it to his will. Using the Force, Bane began to make subtle adjustments to the Holocron's crystal matrix. He began to manipulate the arrangement of the filaments, twisting, turning, and shifting them with subtle, immeasurable adjustments as he worked his way deeper and deeper into the data in pursuit of what he sought. In many ways it was like slicing a secure computer network, only a million times more complex. With each adjustment, the gatekeeper's image flickered and cried out, but Bane was oblivious to the simulation's artificial suffering. For several hours he continued his work, his body perspiring heavily, until he finally found what he sought: the ritual of essence transference; Andeddu's secret of eternal life. With one final push of the Force, he reached out with his mind and seized what he had been searching for. With the aid of the gatekeeper the information would have taken weeks to absorb and learn. Bane, however, had gone right to the source. The knowledge streamed directly from the Holocron into his mind, raw and unfiltered. Thousands of images flooded his consciousness, an explosion of sights, sounds, and thoughts that caused him to drop the Holocron to the floor, breaking the connection.”-DOE

Bane had the mental discipline to multitask between two mentally intensive tasks while drugged. His mind was also as strong as his body.
“Fooling Zannah while tracking Caleb's daughter at the same time was possible in theory, though few individuals had the discipline to maintain the balance between two such mentally intensive tasks. But Bane's will was as strong as his body.”-DOE

Bane was able to overcome the continued focus of Zannah’s mental assault (which is capable of sending most force wielders into a comatose state with the initial casting of the illusions, without a need for Zannah’s continued support. She’s giving it everything she has here)
“Zannah's assault began as a sharp pain in his skull, like a hot knife stabbing directly into his brain before carving down to slice the two hemispheres in half. Then the knife exploded, sending a million burning shards in every direction. Each one burrowed into his subconscious, seeking out buried fears and nightmares only to rip them free and haul them to the surface. Bane let out a scream and dropped to his knees. When he stood up the sky was thick with a swarm of flying horrors. Their wings were torn and ragged, leather flaps of skin hanging from exposed bone. Their bodies were small and malformed, their twisted legs ending in long, sharp talons. Their flesh was a sickly yellow: the same color as the faces of the miners who had died on Apatros after being trapped in a gas-filled chamber. Their features were inhuman, but their burning eyes were unmistakable: each creature was staring at him with the hate-filled gaze of his abusive father. As one, they swooped down on him, their mouths screeching out a cry that sounded like his father's name: hurst, hurst, hurst! Swinging his lightsaber wildly at the demon flock, Bane crouched low to the ground, his free hand coming up to cover his face and ward off the talons clawing at his eyes. As the swarm enveloped him, he caught a glimpse of Zannah standing a few meters away, her face frozen in a mask of intense concentration. Bane knew it was a trick; the beasts weren't real. They were just figments of his imagination born from the repressed memories of his childhood, his greatest fears manifested in physical form. But he had conquered these fears long ago. He had turned his fear of his abusive father into anger and hate-the tools that had given him the strength to endure and eventually escape his life on Apatros. He knew how to defeat these demons, and he struck back. Unleashing a primal scream, he channeled his terror into pure rage and lashed out with the dark side. It tore through the swarm in a burst of searing violet light, utterly obliterating them. Zannah watched as Bane huddled against the ground, his lightsaber flailing wildly at invisible ghosts, but she didn't let her concentration falter. Bane's mind was strong; if she let up even for an instant he might break free of the spell. For a second she thought she had won as Bane let out a shriek, but the burst of energy that followed sent her reeling backward. Regaining her balance she saw that Bane was on his feet again, and she knew he had resisted the spell.”-DOE

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