No One Cared Who I Was Until I Put On The Mask
No one cared who I was, until I put on the mask is a line uttered by the character Bane in the movie The Dark Knight Rises, which is part of the DC superhero movie franchise.
The meme is usually an image of a funny picture with someone wearing a goofy mask, or a picture of a well-recognized person having Bane’s iconic mask photo-edited on them.
The Dark Knight Rises premiered in 2012 and was a big success at the time. One iconic scene of the movie was the dialogue between a federal agent and the mask-wearing antagonist Bane.
The quote “You merely adopted the darkness, I was born in it, molded by it” was first exploited as a part of the trend called Baneposting, a series of memes that were dedicated to The Dark Knight Rises’ various scenes.
This segment of the trend was purposefully mimicking and making fun of the dialogue’s awkwardness.
Spread and Usage
The meme started out as an image macro of Bane, and was shared in many Reddit communities such as /r/memes.
Later people started to apply the quote on various people and fictional characters. The meme-sharing site Me.me compiled more than 25 of these on their webpage.
The trend eventually died down until the arrival of coronavirus, after which no one cared who I was, until I put on the mask gained back its actuality on the internet.
- Reddit – r/195