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Behind you stands a symbol of oppression: Blackgate Prison, where a thousand men have languished under the name of this man, Harvey Dent, who has been upheld to you as the shining of justice! You have been supplied with a false idol to stop you tearing down this corrupt city! Let me tell you the truth about Harvey Dent from the words of Gotham's police commissioner, James Gordon. “The Batman didn’t murder Harvey Dent, he saved my boy. Then took the blame for Harvey’s appalling crimes, so that I could, to my shame, build a lie around this fallen idol. I praised the madman who tried to murder my own child, but I can no longer live with my lie. It is time to trust the people of Gotham with the truth, and it is time for me to resign.” And do you accept this man’s resignation? And do you accept the resignations of all of these liars?! Of all the corrupt?! (...) We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you... the people. Gotham is yours. None shall interfere. Do as you please. And start by storming Blackgate, and freeing the oppressed! Step forward those who would serve, for an army will be raised. The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests... and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure. Courts will be convened. Spoils will be enjoyed. Blood will be shed. The police will survive, as they learn to serve true justice. This great city... it will endure. Gotham will survive!
~ Bane makes his speech to Gotham.

Muses are characters who inspire others. Normally seen as positive, Muses can easily become negative if twisted in a manner similar to Genies. Often appearing to individuals or Organizations, a muse inspires them via horrific events of circumstance.

A good example of a Muse is someone who performs misdeeds others take as inspiration for their work, whether they become copycats or something else entirely (such as horror writers gaining inspiration from Demons or Satanism that showed grotesqueries used in their work).

Muses will see their misdeeds as a type of art and share their "gifts" with those unfortunate enough to be around them. Usually they are feared by everyone around them due to idolizing things traditionally seen as taboo in society, though exceptionally twisted or desperate individuals may willingly call upon such Muses when in need of inspiration (as seen in the quote above).

While admired, muses differs from Dark Messiah, as they are not seen or worshipped as Gods or Messianic figures, but simply seen like a model or inspiration.

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