Originally Posted by jmc
Ask any child shrink and they'll tell you that Talia and Bane's relationship would be father-daughter like and not brother-sister like. There are no exceptions, the parental figure in her life would be Bane because he was there from the beginning and Ra's was not. One does not simply meet their biological father for the first time at age 11 or 12 and see that person as their parent, and they never will because it's infused in the child's head that their father figure is the one who raised them.
Not entirely true, technically her first parental bond was with her mother. She's the one who was truly there from the beginning. Obviously she had curiosity about her father (one can only infer that her mother told her about him), which is why she seeks him out once she escaped the pit. It's not like Ra's just showed up at her doorstep one day unexpected; she showed up at his.