Bane is a centaur living in the Forbidden Forest at Hogwarts. The only known physical characteristic about him is that he has black hair. He first appears in book one along with Firenze. Bane does not trust wizards and therefore does not want Firenze to read the stars and foretell Harry’s future. Bane also appeared in book five as one of the centaurs who forced Harry, Hermione, and Hagrid out of the forest when they were visiting Hagrid’s half brother, Grawp. Later in the book, he was with the centaurs that attacked Umbridge as she fled through the Forest.