Good afternoon my Batman and DC fans, I welcome you to another wonderful Women of DC Wednesday. It's hump day, hope your week is going by smoothly. :) Today's pick of the bunch will be a woman VERY close to Batman, Talia al Ghul.
Name: Talia al Ghul
Alias: Talia Head, Daughter of the Demon
Occupation: Professional Criminal
Powers: Longevity (Thanks to her father's Lazarus pits)
Abilities: Business woman, advanced combatant, skilled assassin and high intellect.
Talia al Ghul, daughter of Ra's al Ghul, began her journey as an assassin at an early age. As a young girl, Talia traveled the world with her father getting a first hands-on opportunity to learn and adapt his intellect and skills. Over time she proved to be more competant than any of Ra's other children. Having this opportunity she excelled to the point in managing his criminal and legitimate operations. She was appointed as Ra's primary secondary, despite his feelings for women and feeling they were inheritantly inferior to men, he is still very supportive of his daughter.
As far as how Batman and Talia came to meet aquintances, was on the account of him rescuing her from Dr. Darkk, leader of the League of assassins. Dr. Darkk turned against Ra's and resulted in her being captured by him and Batman coming to the rescue. This battle ends with Talia shooting Dr. Darkk and saving Batman.
After being rescued, Talia develops feelings for Batman. Dick Grayson (Robin at the time) is kidnapped and Batman is caught off guard with Ra's showing up in the Batcave reavealing that he knows Batman's secret identity. He reveals that Talia also has been kidnapped with Dick and sends Batman on a chase along with Ra's to find Talia and Grayson. After this wild chase, Batman is told that Talia is in love with him and the kidnapping was setup by Ra's as a final test of whether Batman's suitable as an Heir. Batman rejects the offer but shows that he has the same feelings for Talia, as she does for him. Years go on after her meeting Batman and she is constantly torn between the loyalty to her father and her love for Batman.
Talia plays a major role in the return of Jason Todd. Jason Todd is killed by the Joker and is resurrected with a reality-altering punch brought by Superboy Prime. Returning to life, Jason's mind and body are still damanged tremendously. He's is discovered by the League of Assassins and Talia takes him in spending months caring for him. His body is recovering well, but his mind is still in shambles. Talia sneaks Jason down to the Lazarus Pit and throws his body in while her father is regenerating himself, reviving Jason mentally and physically. Knowing this would upset her father she immediately spare's his life by helping him escape informing him that Batman had let his killer live, thus my good people we get The Red Hood.
As you can see, Talia has a thing for Batman evolving into love thing, lol. Seems hard to have to decide between your father and your lover. She plays roles in the comics she appears in that defintely involve Batman, and in my book is a pretty cool woman in the DC world.
Until next time, catch you guys next week :D