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BTAS Secrets – Ra’s Al Ghul’s Daddy


Ra\'s Al Ghul

Ra’s Al Ghul is one of Batman’s fiercest and most unique villains.  He does not conform to Gotham’s standard rogue lot, with colorful flare or traditional gimmicks.  In fact, Ra’s does not always confront Batman alone, but rather leading an entire league — the league of Shadows — whose members bow to their leader, “the Demon’s Head.”  No secret there.

Created in the early 70s during a period where comic books were updating with the times, establishing new, more believable stories, more evil characters.  Denny O’Neil, head Bat-writer at the time, created Ra’s as the perfect foil for Batman — and Ra’s beautiful daughter Talia to love Batman, and the stories were instant classics.  Years before Liam Neeson starred as Ra’s in Batman Begins, O’Neil made him a fixture in the Batuniverse.

When it came time for Ra’s Al Ghul’s first appearance in Batman the Animated Series, the two-parter “The Demon’s Quest,” the BTAS staff wanted to be sure the character and story lived up to the amazing comic book version.  To guarantee success, the staff brought in a special producer for the episode, Ra’s Al Ghul’s creator in comics, and now co-scripter of the his creation in the animated form, Denny O’Neil.  Nearly 25 years later, O’Neil introduced Ra’s to an entire new legion of fans, and proved every bit as successful in animated form.

Check out some images of Ra’s Al Ghul after the break.

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