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Discussion in 'Warner Bros.' started by samajkapoor, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. samajkapoor

    samajkapoor Newbie New Member

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    When I go on a list of Batman's greatest villains, I'm surprised that Ra's Al Ghul is frequently placed as number 2. Usually, he's only second to the Joker as Batman's greatest villain and a contender for archenemy. In terms of scope, it seems he's considered even more dangerous than Joker since his plans affect the entire world.

    Yet when I think of Batman, I tend to think of the more colorful villains and odd villains like Joker, Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, and Two Face. Ra's Al Ghul does have prominence in TAS and the Dark Knight Trilogy but I'm wondering when he started establishing his reputation as one of, if not the greatest villain of the Batman's rogues gallery.
  2. Bill Lewis

    Bill Lewis Animator Forum Member New Member

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    While I'd leave the ranking to others (probably based on personal taste anyway),Ra's does have a lot going for him as a formidable Bat-villain.His immense wealth,his League of Assassins (tougher than your everyday henchmen),along with the fact he is one of,if not the only foe to figure out Batman's dual identity.Another interesting wrinkle is his daughter Talia,who loves Batman.Ra's probably wouldn't mind having Batman as a son-in-law,provided Bruce would let go of his pesky sense of morality.

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