Gonna have to go buy that now. Leviathan demands my cash.
Name’s “Ra’s and the League”, so presumably that includes Talia. Typical =”=
Eh, I can live with it. I just reserve the right to complain. I know their stories are essentially intertwined, but given how they have both developed independently of each other for decades, I would like to see them get an independent treatment.
At least DC is gracing us with the traditional al Ghul V-neck and crotch shot.
Ra’s is getting his own issue for Villains Month after all!
Now where’s Talia’s? Does she have to share with dad?
Ra’s has the most elaborate bathtub ever.
That time Bruce used Talia as a human shield.
No matter what happens,he will always love her,even though they both will get screwed in the end!
Despite what Ra’s did to Bruce earlier in this story, it’s this scene that seems like the cruelest thing the al Ghuls do to him. He genuinely panics when Talia is dying, and let’s remember that he’s throws Nyssa across the room when she pretends not to recognize Talia’s name.
[ Why Death and the Maidens WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO MY HEART
How many times did Talia die in this arc? TOO MANY TIMES TO COUNT, FRIENDS. IT WAS HORRIBLE.
I still get irritated that the only time it ever gets acknowledged in official character bios, but actually IN comics, it’s ignored. It could explain so much. Talia you tragic figure you ]
Given that Rucka has said (to me! Ohmydearlord he actually spoke to me! well, wrote to me, but same thing) that Nyssa was killed by editorial mandate rather than to actually serve a narrative purpose, I’m thinking that maybe the events of DatM no longer happened, according to DC.
And seriously, Bruce’s panicked anguish there is terrible. I like to believe he took her and her love (and his feelings for her) for granted until he saw her so grievously hurt — and there wasn’t a thing he could to do save her. Just like with his parents, Ra’s and Nyssa forced him to watch the woman he loves die, and then Nyssa gloated over it to him later.
And how horrible is it (and I say this as someone who loves Nyssa), that Nyssa puts Talia through all that suffering then comforts her and manipulates her into having a childlike trust in her, only to place her at the end of Ra’s’ blade like this?
The al Ghuls are some cold people.
Father, and when she’s younger, Daddy. His other daughter calls him by his name.
Whoa, imagining Talia calling him Daddy is weird for me. She’s such a BAMF now, and it’s such a childish word. When you look at Damian and how he was raised as a child, he would never cally Bruce ‘daddy.’ I wonder if that means Ra’s raised Talia to be more human (maybe that’s a bad word, but I mean with more empathy and sympathy than when we first meet Damian) than Talia raised Damian to be.
I also have mixed feelings on her calling him “Daddy.” Prior to seeing her do it in Death and the Maidens, I’d always figured she grew up calling him “Father”, or at her most affectionate and informal, “Papa.”
We’ve never really gotten to see how Ra’s raised her until Batman Inc #2 a couple of months ago. I’d always assumed he raised her a bit more sympathetically, but Morrison doesn’t think so. Who the hell knows? More needs to be written about Talia’s early life, that’s for sure.
Thanksgiving with the al Ghuls.
Damnit, Bruce, take your cowl off at the table!
Now that I’ve reblogged a lot of Talia, does anyone have any Talia requests? Or requests for things involving the other al Ghuls, including her family and the honorary Nolanverse one? Pictures*, questions, things you want me to do commentary on, anything else? Comicsverse, Nolanverse, whatever. I need to redeem myself to Tumblr by doing more than just reblogging this week.
[*Quick note on pictures: I can’t promise I’ll have it, but I do have a massive Talia collection so it’s likely that I will. However, I don’t know how to make gifs, and I’m also being an old fogey and waiting on the DVD of The Dark Knight Rises rather than watching the leaked HQ version that’s going around, so I can’t lovely HQ images from that of my own. Anything else, however, goes.]
Obligatory Talia blog commentary:
I loved this movie, but wasn’t entirely pleased with Talia, who played a major role in the comics, being relegated to a silent role at her father’s side. However, I do think they managed to show a great deal of her character in just those brief moments.
Firstly, that top still shows her as she and Ra’s watched Jason’s body being lowered into the Lazarus pit. She doesn’t speak, but note that, as shown above, her eyes momentarily glance to Ra’s, as if she’s watching his reaction to determine what her own should be. That was one of my favorite moments of the entire film because I thought it was a very clever but subtle way of describing her without exposition or dialogue.
In the second still, Jason is escaping. Talia, seeing that her father’s plan is potentially about to get messed up, immediately draws her gun and aims at Jason without waiting for her father’s order. She’s taking charge of the situation in a way that none of the League can. On one hand, she may be acting on what she believes is her father’s will. On the other, she may be acting on the personal slight of a plan’s failure. We’re not told which one, but once again, the animators are brilliant here. Look at that anger in her face. Just lovely.