We’ve gotten to know the al Ghul family pretty well over the past few seasons of Arrow on the CW, but there’s one member of the clan we never got to meet, Talia. The show will rectify that problem soon with the casting of Lexa Doig (Continuum).
The description provided by the CW calls Talia “an elite warrior who doesn’t pick sides but rather creates her own.”
Talia al Ghul is best known as the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, as well as Batman’s on again, off again lover and baby momma. She’s mostly loyal to her father’s ideals, repeatedly complicating her relationships with Batman and their son Damien. Talia was trained by the League of Assassins; she’s positively deadly in hand-to-hand combat as well as with numerous weapons. Recently, Talia has become more of an adversary to Batman across the media. She helped maneuver the destruction of Gotham in The Dark Knight Rises, and she is the primary antagonist the animated film Batman: Bad Blood. Needless to say, Talia’s “whole deal” gets rather frustrating.
I wonder what the al Ghul family has in store for Team Arrow this time.