Talia al Ghul (DC Comics), daughter of Ra's al Ghul, is the head of the calculated terrorist group Leviathan, which challenges the authority of Batman in guiding Gothamites towards democratic conceptualization of social ambition. Leviathan functions as a sort of 'free-form' attack-and-unravel force geared towards making capitalism rhetoric seem very unstable, which is why Batman fears the group! We know Talia eventually ends up courting Bruce Wayne (Batman) and begets their son Damian (who ends up becoming a new Robin!), so Batman is not seen as too 'hateful' towards Talia. Nevertheless, Talia's Leviathan represents a serious Gotham problem --- the inability to negotiate governance-idealism with crime-control religiosity. Gotham City is, after all, a sort of 'pit of hastiness.' That's really what makes Talia's Leviathan a representation of Batman's struggles with basic social sanity in Gotham, and it's why we fans of 'Gotham bravado' yearn for a more thorough exploration and perhaps novelization(!) of Leviathan. We'd love to see a novelized storyline about Batman wrestling with Leviathan (perhaps in relation to a new Wayne Enterprises venture involving the democratization of Gotham investments in genetic engineering for medicine) while negotiating his ongoing romance with Talia al Ghul herself(!). Since Talia's Leviathan is such 'terrorism-canon' in Batman's world, a single (or two!) but thorough novelization of the criminal/subversive group may deepen our fascination with Talia's complex relationship with Bruce/Batman and therefore add some more 'rivalry' between Talia and Batman's other complex love-interest --- Catwoman! ==== BATMAN: Leviathan is too seedy. TALIA: You must admit it's politically fascinating! BATMAN: You should tone down your politics. TALIA: Gotham could use more fire, you see. BATMAN: Leviathan will destroy Gotham's innocence! TALIA: Consider the wisdom of full revolution. ==== What do you all think?