It's the Season 2 finale, and per our President level Patron Ariel's request, we're covering TALIA AL GHUL! Anthony & Doc go in depth on Ra's daughter, her on/off-again relationship with Batman, and how good of a mother she is to Damian. All this, plus a first ever treatment session and the weirdest accent Anthony's done yet - LISTEN NOW!
Shoutout to Blood & Black Rum (NSFW) – – Ryne & Chris drink beer and talk about (mostly) cult films – (3:34)
Created by Dennis O’Neil and Bob Brown in Detective Comics #411 (May 1971)
Daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, introduced as simply Talia – Batman rescues her from the League of Assassins, and she shoots her captor (Dr. Darrk) to save Batman
Later revealed that a kidnapping was a test by Ra’s to see if Batman would make a good husband for Talia – Bruce rejects the offer, but still loves Talia
She marries Bruce in 1978 with Ra’s approval
She becomes pregnant with Bruce’s child, but she realizes she can’t stay with him, so she fakes a miscarriage and annuls the marriage – the boy is dropped off at an orphanage – later grows to become Damian Wayne
Takes over LexCorp when Lex Luthor becomes President of the US – she sells all the assets to Wayne Foundation, leaving Lex broke
Gets kidnapped by her half-sister Nyssa and brainwashed to turn against their father – Nyssa kills Ra’s, and both women take over his organization
After Bruce is apparently killed, she tells Dick Grayson to take Damian under his wing as the new Robin – after Damian is injured, she implants a device in his spine that allows her to control him, and she starts to clone him to create a more obedient son
Batman Inc – she takes control of an organization called Leviathan to kill Batman – her Damian clone kills the original, and she poisons Batman in a battle, but gets killed by Kathy Kane – Ra’s brings her body to a Lazarus Pit to resurrect her – she awakens with no memory of her former life
Rebirth – fights Catwoman after finding out she’s engaged to Bruce
Lies to Deathstroke and tells him that Damian is his son so he attacks Bruce
Loyalty torn between her father and Bruce
After kidnapping by Nyssa, becomes more detached from humanity like her father
Maternal instincts over Damian vary – usually fiercely loyal to him, but also willing to abandon him when he defies her (28:21)
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