Originally Posted by CConn
When I said entire movie, I meant the entire time Ra's was present.
No, Bruce didnt go to him. Ra's slaughter him out. Vaguely offered services and answers that Bruce sought, bonded with him, utilized his knowledge of Bruce's anger and emotional makeup to steer him along the path that he wanted.
And yes, Bruce did rebel. But that was still Ra's goal the entire time with Bruce; manipulate him to achieve his own ends.
I would say that Ras' goal was to manipulate Bruce from the beginning, from the first time he visited Bruce in jail.
Why would he go to visit him in the first place ? Unless he wanted to see if Bruce had some potential that could be exploited for his ulterior motives.
We know that Ras did not like Thomas Wayne so then why should he seek out Bruce Wayne ? Unless he wanted to accomplish something that he failed to do in the past, only this time around using the son of the Thomas Wayne.
A family who stood against him in the past. That is pure manipulation. (IMO.)