Originally Posted by BlueLightning
But also on Begins:
-"Your anger gives you great power. But if you let it, it will destroy you...as it almost did me."
- "What stopped it?"
- "That's no help to me."
- "Why, Bruce? Why could you not avenge your parents?"
And I think that is precisely part of Ra's' arrogance (which Talia and Bane also have). He thinks he can be the moral authority on everything. Bit of a God complex there. Something Batman himself skates dangerously close to a lot of the time. Difference is Ra's wants to be judge, jury and executioner. Bruce tries his best to abstain from the executioner part.