What does No One Cared Who I Was Until I Put On The Mask mean?
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.
What's the origin of No One Cared Who I Was Until I Put On The Mask?
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 & Usage
How did No One Cared Who I Was Until I Put On The Mask spread?
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