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Trump has been compared to a lot of unflattering movie characters: oompa loompas, Scrooge, the Grinch. But this time, he and a movie character have some real plans in common: to give a government “back to the people.” Unfortunately, the character in question is the villain Bane from “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Some people online noticed on Friday that one of the more dramatic lines from Trump’s inauguration speech was almost identical to a powerful line by Bane at a pivotal moment in the movie.

The larger quote from Trump is:

“Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.”

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The larger quote from Bane — after overthrowing the government by force — is:

“Do you accept the resignation of all these liars? The corrupt, the wretched, the oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity and we give it back to you, the people. Gotham’s yours.”


Heather Ciras can be reached at heather.ciras@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @heatherciras.