Bane vs. Pink Guy
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Bane vs. Pink Guy, also known as Bane vs. Filthy Frank, is an image macro series based on a screenshot from the film The Dark Knight Rises altered to include the Filthy Frank character Pink Guy. In the image, the Batman villain Bane is preparing to fight to Pink Guy.
On July 20th, 2012, the film The Dark Knight Rises was released in the United States. In the film, the characters Batman and Bane (portrayed Christian Bale and Tom Hardy, respectively) fight in a sewer (video below). The image is an alternate angle from this fight.
On September 4th, 2016, Twitter  user @artcocopuff posted the earliest known version of the image (shown below). However, the post includes a 9GAG watermark, indicating that the image did not originate on Twitter.
On September 9th, 2016, Redditor  FragranceOfPickles shared the image on the /r/FilthyFrank subreddit. The post received more than 1,400 points (94% upvoted) in less than four years. The following day, an unknown Redditor on /r/me_irl shared and received more than 10,000 points (93% upvoted) and 85 comments (shown below, left).
A little over three years later, on December 4th, 2019, Redditor Pizza_Crusade shared an object labeling  variation in which Bane is labeled "My teacher wondering who brought the class average down by 15%" and Pink Guy is labeled "Me wondering how I got a -3%." The post received more than 31,000 points (97% upvoted) and 115 comments in less 24 hours (shown below, center).
Throughout the day, others shared variations on the meme. For example, Redditor JustJoey177 shared a version in which Bane is labeled "Dad about to beat me for talking his pain fillers" and Pink Guy is labeled, who won't be able to feel the belt." The post received more than 19,000 points (96% upvoted) and 80 comments in less than 24 hours (shown below, right).
That day, Instagram  user @sonny5ideup shared a variation that uses the Cats Can Have a Little Salami meme. The post received more than 33,000 likes in less than 24 hours (shown below).
 Twitter – @artcocopuff's Tweet
 Reddit – /r/filthyfrank
 Reddit – /r/dankmemes
 Instagram – @sonny5ideup's Post
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