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Discussion in 'Community' started by DarkEagle, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Penguinator

    Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Well, Ollie's relationship with Slade is basically Nightwing vs. Deathstroke from the Teen Titans. Deathstroke's really had a bigger profile in the past few years, which is odd, because he's not really big bad material - he works well pitted against the Titans, and he's great as a hired gun (which is his entire shtick - he's a mercenary and a very good one), but as a master villain? It's odd. It works well in Arrow because again, they're cribbing from the Deathstroke/Nightwing archnemesis thing, and that's a rivalry that's become so intensely personal to those characters.
     
  2. Yodaminch

    Yodaminch Force Ghost star 6

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    Yeah, Deathstroke's stock has risen probably ever since the cartoon Teen Titans. He's a main character in the new DC Animated Batman movie as well.
     
  3. Jordan1Kenobi

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    I'll definitely have to watch that! I guess he's not specifically a Teen Titans villain any more, since he's been one of the main villains in Arrow and Arkham Origins. I'm really glad that they're starting to use him a lot more, and I hope they continue to do that.
     
  4. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Finale News:

    Those of us who were speculating that the League would be fighting Slade's army are indeed correct.

    Per io9, Nyssa returns with the League to aid Sarah, Oliver, and Roy against Slade and the Mirakuru army. Here's a shot of Nyssa from the finale:

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    Please, please, please let Ra's Al Ghul show up. How awesome would that be.
     
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  5. Jordan1Kenobi

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    I read the first sentence of that and am really excited. I seem to have gotten a spoiler for nearly every episode so far, so I'm gonna try and avoid Stephen Amell's Facebook page and anything else Arrow related as much as possible. Bring on the final episodes!
     
  6. Penguinator

    Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    If Ra's shows up, they really need to stop with the "Raysh" pronunciation. Other than that **** YEAH muh league of assassins
     
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  7. TheChosenSolo

    TheChosenSolo Jedi Master star 4

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    I thought they still had pronounced it "Rahz"? Moira definitely did when she spoke to Merlyn.
     
  8. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah since Denny O'Neil confirmed it was Raysh on the Fatman on Batman podcast, I'm going with that.
     
  9. Penguinator

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    Denny O'Neil intended it that way, but it doesn't mean it's the proper pronunciation :p
     
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  10. TheChosenSolo

    TheChosenSolo Jedi Master star 4

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    Christian Bale says "Rahz." Therefore I default to "Rahz."
     
  11. Ender Sai

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    I believe though that they had it confirmed to them.

    But if Denny more or less created Ra's (they didn't come up with the name) and intended it to sound that way, I'd go with hiim?
     
  12. Jordan1Kenobi

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    I say it differently all the time because it's said differently everywhere. I prefer Raas, but think that Raish is the correct way. Either way, it's still a fun name to say.
     
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  13. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Clip from tonight's episode:



    Laurel confirms that Blood and Slade are working together, essentially.
     
  14. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It seems to be a case of whether you believe that Denny O'Neil gets to determine the pronunciation. Most of the stuff I've seen around (and fits with most of what I've heard of Arabic) is that is is closer to "raas" rather than "raish". Supposedly the translation of '"raish" al Ghul' would be 'feather of the demon' rather than 'head of the demon' or "Demon's Head" which is what it is supposed to be.
     
  15. Yodaminch

    Yodaminch Force Ghost star 6

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    Which is funny because Liam Neeson pronounced it as "Raysh". And he literally did it right before Bale says "Rahz"

    "But is Raysh Al Ghul immortal, or are his methods supernatural?"

    "Or cheap parlor tricks to hide your true identity Rahz"

    The fact the actors couldn't even get it straight is hysterical.
     
  16. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Minch, Neeson says Ra's. Not Raysh.

     
  17. Yodaminch

    Yodaminch Force Ghost star 6

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    Ah. my mistake.
     
  18. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Yeah, at no point in the Nolan films is the name pronounced as "ray-sh". Didn't Lord Vivec settle this issue awhile back anyways?

    Regardless, what a sad bunch of nerds we are that we're arguing over the pronunciation of the name of a fictional character all over again.
     
  19. TheChosenSolo

    TheChosenSolo Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm going to be in denial of Ra's al Ghul shows up and the role isn't being reprised by Liam Neeson.
     
  20. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Then prepare to be dissapointed. Me, I'll be genuinely surprised if the guy actually makes an appearance in this show.
     
  21. Penguinator

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    I much prefer the Batman Begins pronunciation, myself, but at this point it's honestly just up in the air.
     
  22. Jordan1Kenobi

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    I've been really doubtful that Liam Neeson would reprise his role as Ra's in the show. I was certainly hoping he would, but I reckon if Ra's ever does show up, it'll be a different actor. If it's just a cameo, then I could see Liam making a short guest appearance, but not if Ra's gets a big role.
     
  23. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Why would Neeson stoop to the level of this show?
    Don't get me wrong; I love Arrow. But it's not a premium, Tier 1 show like an AMC or HBO drama.
     
  24. Penguinator

    Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    But he did do that thing with Key and Peele.
     
  25. TheChosenSolo

    TheChosenSolo Jedi Master star 4

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    Hoo boy, this episode. Building to the climax!

    I really hope it doesn't go this way, but I think now that Sara's not going to survive much longer, and that's going to thrust Laurel into the role of the Black Canary. And maybe we'll see Thea as Speedy next season?

    They opened a can of worms with the statement of running out of snake venom, I think next week it's gonna run out and Roy's going to fight...someone.