People have fun with Ra’s al Ghul1 in Batman Begins (with a short cameo in The Dark Knight Rises). I’m not sure they realize that another adaptation of Ra’s al Ghul2 from “Arrow,” season 3, is absolutely batguano insane.
1a. Assassinates Oliver Queen.
1b. Is pleased that Oliver magically survives and appoints him as his heir.
2a. Sends his own daughter out to kill Oliver and company.
2b. Sends Oliver and company out to kill his own daughter.
3a. Commands Oliver to prove his loyalty by killing the same daughter.
3b. Stops Oliver at the last second and commands that they be married.
4a. Has secret mystic assassin herbs he can use to brainwash people.
4b. Never thought to use these to persuade Oliver to become his heir.
5a. As leader of a mystic assassins order, has sworn off romance forever.
5b. Totes ships “Ollicity.”
6a. Runs the world’s most secret ancient mystic assassin base, Nanda Parbat.
6b. Clearly also runs a multimillion dollar private airstrip operation out of the secret ancient mystic assassin base, Nanda Parbat, so he can send dozens of professional assassins presumably first-class across the planet on professional-assassination-related excursions back and forth to Starling City, over and over and over and over.
6c. Alternative: Either that or Ra’s sets a record for frequent-flier airline miles.
(Bonus) 7: Other “Arrow” heroes do not consistently pronounce Ra’s’s first(?) name.
And folks keep suggesting it’s “Arrow” that is more grounded and realistic.
“Arrow” fans: What have you thought of season 3 so far? The season 3 finale, “My Name is Oliver Queen,” airs this Wednesday, May 13. Meanwhile, the season 1 finale of super-series spinoff “The Flash,” titled, “Fast Enough,” airs next Tuesday, May 19.