Your Punishment Must Be More Severe

Your Punishment Must Be More Severe

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Your Punishment Must Be More Severe is a memorable quote uttered by the character Bane (played by Tom Hardy) from the 2012 superhero film The Dark Knight Rises. Online, the line has been used in various image macros and exploitables as the set up to various jokes about things the meme's author finds painful.

Origin

On April 30th, 2012, the official YouTube account of the studio that produced The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. Pictures, released the third trailer for the film. In the trailer, the character Batman (played by Christian Bale) asks Bane, "Why don't you just kill me?" Bane responds, "Your Punishment Must Be More Severe." The trailer (shown below) received more than 33 million views in six years.



On July 20th, 2012, the website Meme Generator [1] posted a screen capture of Bane from the scene. The phrase became a popular caption for the image (shown below).


YOUR PUNISHMENT MUST BE MORE SEVERE quickmeme.com

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Exploitable Comic

On July 26th, 2012, the webcomic Pleated Jeans[2] posted a comic of the moment. However, in the comic, Batman's punishment is being unable to connect to the internet. The post (shown below, left) received more than 28,000 views.

Five years later, on May 27th, 2017, the website me.me[3] posted an exploitable of the comic in which the the third panel of Batman reading Facebook posts about politics (shown below, center).

On April 8th, 2018, the Twitter [4] account for ShitpostBot 5000 posted a variation in which Batman is playing the video game Roblox. The post (shown below, right) received more than 200 retweets and 1,500 likes in four months.


why don't you just kill me? your punishment must be more severe. < ewww.redaitr.com ERROR: could not load page you are not connected to the internet pleated jeans why don't you just kill me? your punishment must be more severe. Peter Woods Stalinism is pretty Menshevik 3 minutes ago . Like . Reply Peter Woods Imperialism just needs money Peter Woods Building industry is bourgeois, not socialist Like Reply- Mone-Just now why don't you just kill me? your punishment must be more severe.

On July 31st, Redditor [5] thegreatestpretender post a variation in which Batman is watching a YouTube compilation of memes based on the video game Fortnite. The post (shown below) received more than 4,900 points (98% upvoted) and 80 comments.


why don't you just kill me? your punishment must be more severe. BATTLE ROVALE Victory MEMES BEST FORTNITE MEMES COMPILATION

Various Examples


why don't you just kill me? your punishment must be more severe. NED why don't you just kill me? your punishment must be ore severe. NETFLIX STAND UP COMEDY SPECIAL Amy Schumer: The Leather Special "YOUR PUNISHMENT MUST BE MORE SEVERE.." MAKES YOU WATCH "BATMAN AND ROBIN" quickmeme.com
SO WHAT YOUR SAYING IS.. MYPUNISHMENT MUST BE MORE SEVERE egenerator.net BANE! Y U NO MAKE PUNISHMENT MOST SEVEREP!! YOUR PUNISHMENT MUST BE MORE SEVERE! memegenerator nef

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