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RA'S AL GHUL
You cannot lead these men unless you are prepared to do what is necessary to defeat evil.
BRUCE WAYNE
And where would I be leading these men?
RA'S AL GHUL
Gotham. As Gotham's favored son you will be ideally placed to strike at the heart of criminality.
BRUCE WAYNE
How?
RA'S AL GHUL
Gotham's time has come. Like Constantinople or Rome before it the city has become a breeding ground for suffering and injustice. It is beyond saving and must be allowed to die. This is the most important function of the League of Shadows. It is one we've performed for centuries. Gotham... must be destroyed.
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RA'S AL GHUL
You are just an ordinary man in a cape! That's why you couldn't fight injustice and that's why you can't stop this train!
BATMAN
Who said anything about stopping it?
JIM GORDON
[blows up the train supports] Yes!
BATMAN
[reverses his grip and pins Ra's al Ghul to the floor] You never learned to mind your surroundings!
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RA'S AL GHUL
Impressive.
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BATMAN
It ends here.
RA'S AL GHUL
For you and the police, maybe. My fight, however, lies with the rest of Gotham. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a city to destroy.
BATMAN
I can't beat two of your pawns?
RA'S AL GHUL
As you wish. [two more ninjas drop down from above]
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RA'S AL GHUL
You were my greatest student. It should be you standing by my side, saving the world.
BRUCE WAYNE
I'll be standing where I belong. Between you and the people of Gotham.
RA'S AL GHUL
No one can save Gotham.
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RA'S AL GHUL
Well, well. You took my advice about theatricality a bit... literally.
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RA'S AL GHUL
If someone stands in the way of true justice, you simply walk up behind them and stab them in the heart.
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RA'S AL GHUL
[fighting Batman on the monorail, dismissively] Familiar. Don't you have anything new?
BATMAN
How about *this*? [uncrosses his arms and pulls them outward, shattering the sword]
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RA'S AL GHUL
You must have the strength to do what is necessary or you cannot lead these men into Gotham.
BATMAN
Gotham?
RA'S AL GHUL
As Gotham's favourite son, you would be ideally placed to strike at the heart of criminality.
BATMAN
You can't believe this. [he grabs a red hot poker]
HENRI DUCARD
Wayne, what are you doing?
BATMAN
What's needs to be done. [he throws the poker at some explosives]
RA'S AL GHUL
You are a fool Wayne! You will be destroyed!
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RA'S AL GHUL
When a forest grows too wild, a purging fire is inevitable and natural.