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Lexa Doig in Andromeda

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.

Source: CBR


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Christina E. Janke

Christina is the co-host of “Intro to Geek” on Shauncastic and Editor-in-Chief at Agents of Geek. Her love of all things Mass Effect knows no bounds. She also carries an obsession with comic books, video games, and quirky television shows. Her heroes are Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Gail Simone. She hopes to be just like them when she grows up.

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  • Hi. Talia al Ghul is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with Batman. The character was created by writer Dennis O’Neil and artist Bob Brown, and first appeared in Detective Comics #411 (May 1971). Talia is the daughter of the supervillain Ra’s al Ghul, the half-sister of Nyssa Raatko, on-and-off romantic interest of the superhero Batman, and the mother of Damian Wayne (the fifth Robin). She has alternately been depicted as an anti-hero and supervillain.

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