Personal guard: You should have listened to my warning. There are no friends to save you down here.
Batman: Hello, Talia.
Talia: How did you find us?
Batman: I recognized your personal guard. It was just a matter of following her.
Personal guard: Please, mistress, he tricked me.
Talia: Leave. I will deal with you later.
You didn't need to get yourself arrested to see me, Bruce. After that night we spent in Metropolis, you could've just called.
Batman: I'm not here for you. Where's Ra's? If he's dead again, I need you to wake him up.
Talia: Only a true successor may stand before the great Ra's al Ghul. My father always intended us to be together, to command his army. Just imagine it. You, me, a better world.
Your face! What happened?
Batman: I'm here to take my place at your side.
Talia: You wish to become an assassin? Why should I trust this change of heart?
Batman: You saw my face. Does it look like I have a choice?
Talia: Are you prepared to take the Demon Trials? You must show you are willing to take a life to save the world.
Batman: I'm ready.
Talia: Then let the trials commence.
Thousands of warriors have fallen in pursuit of the Demon. Would-be successors have proven to be nothing more than children battling the enormity of creation.
Batman: I've seen worse.
Talia: Nothing can prepare you for what comes next. Destiny will decide your fate.
Batman: I won't fail.
Talia: I have heard these words a hundred times. Let us hope you are correct.
Your journey begins through this door.
Batman: Lets get started.
Talia: Are you sure, Bruce? Only one man has passed this ordeal.
Batman: Are you trying to talk me out of this?
Talia: Of course not, I just . . . I just want you to be certain. When the blood of the Demon takes hold, you will be on your own.
Batman: Like always.
Talia: Then may the spirits be kind.
Ra's: Welcome, Detective. I am the great Ra's al Ghul. Before you lies your first Demon Trial. Simply drink from the chalice. It is that simple.
Good. Feel the blood of the Demon course through your veins, restoring your health and twisting your will.
Your next task is simple. Follow me through this world, and the trial is complete. Touch anything along the way, and you will die.
These tests prove if you are strong enough to lead my forces to save this world from the evil that is destroying it.
Are you the one I have searched for, Detective? The one to succeed me?
The blood of the Demon has allowed me to live for 600 years. Imagine the good that you could do with such a gift.
I can see your body is becoming weaker. The small quantity that I have allowed you to drink will only keep you alive for a few more precious hours. It is time for you to make the ultimate decision.
It is time to face me in person. Complete this final challenge, and the blood of the Demon will give you the gift of eternal life.