Originally Posted by Doc Samson
There's a tangible reason why Ras wasn't immortal though, it's because of the plausibility (yeah we know it's not realistic, but plausible is what we're talking about) Nolan was going for. There's a point to it, and it was used for dramatic purposes, not as a joke. And while ethnically Ras in BB may have been different (we know what Liam is obviously but I don't think it's ever explicitly known what Ras is supposed to be) and wore different things, he did still embody the character from the comics physically somewhat. He's still recognizable.
I agree, but I'm just saying the Ducard/Ra's twist is similar, unlike the Bane/Ra's example the was given.
As for your other points: I'll just have to watch again to see if anything sticks out. I've only seen the movie once.