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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Ra's Al Ghul with sound clips and images.
Ra's Al Ghul is another one of the various antagonists of the Batman Franchise and has been in the Batman comics since June of 1971. Ra's Al Ghul goes by that name because it is Arabic for "The Demon's Head", Ra's Al Ghul is a Super-Genius whom is also a skilled fighter and is known for extending his lifespan with the Lazarus Pit. Ra's Al Ghul is often depicted as a "Anti-Villain" whom wants to save the world from humanity (but whether if he is actually sympathetic or not depends on the story). Ra's is the father of Talia Al Ghul whom is one of Batman's love interests and is generally cool with that, while Ra's does care for his Daughter he does prefer that a man would one day take over his work (much to her chagrin).

Created by Pokejedservo on Thu Jun 30 2011, 125 Comments, Add Comment
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Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
Ra's al GhulDavid Warner
David Warner
Batman: Dark Tomorrow (2003)
Ra's al GhulDon Leslie
Don Leslie
Batman Begins (2005)
Ra's al Ghul / Henri DucardLiam Neeson
Liam Neeson
Batman Begins (2005)
Ra's al GhulKen Watanabe
Ken Watanabe
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Ra's al GhulPeter Woodward
Peter Woodward
Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Ra's al GhulJason Isaacs
Jason Isaacs
Young Justice (2010)
Ra's al GhulOded Fehr
Oded Fehr
Batman: Arkham City (2011)
Ra's al GhulDee Bradley Baker
Dee Bradley Baker
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)
Ra's al GhulSteve Blum
Steve Blum
DC Universe Online (2011)
Ra's al GhoulBen Wolfe
Ben Wolfe
Beware the Batman (2013)
Ra's al GhulLance Reddick
Lance Reddick
Son of Batman (2014)
Ra's al GhulGiancarlo Esposito
Giancarlo Esposito

EDITOR'S OPINION

Today here is another large Batman VC for another member of Batman's Rogues Gallery and this time its for... RA'S AL GHUL! Since this is a large one I shall keep this short and say well I liked them all in fact none of them seem to be all that bad at all. (Heck I was rather pleasantly surprised with Don Leslie's work in Batman Dark Tomorrow which is probably one of the better performances in that game). But still while David Warner's work is the most renowned and understandably so if I had to pick I would probably go with David Warner, Oded Fehr and Peter Woodward the most but the rest of them are good as well.


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Polyester Funk
said at 10:37 PM on Sat Aug 16 2014
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Ra's will be appearing in season three of Arrow. No word on casting, yet.
SideBurn
said at 5:01 AM on Sun Aug 10 2014
Perhaps Oded could portray him in live action?
VoiceMan
said at 11:25 PM on Mon Aug 4 2014
Coming from a guy who hasn't read the comic book version, most of these guys sound like a wise, villainous old man. But I feel like Lance Reddick has a different take. He gives me more of an ancient, Chinese master vibe, as well as a condescending feel of power and skill. He is still wise and old, but his take is different than the traditional(in a good way!)
Slick
said at 3:48 PM on Wed Jul 23 2014
If David Warner doesn't get to reprise his role again, Corey Burton, Peter Woodward and Jason Isaacs will be great successors.
facundo guerra 4
said at 4:33 PM on Thu Jul 3 2014
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Nolan North for Ras,NOW!!!!!
facundo guerra 4
said at 4:33 PM on Mon Jun 30 2014
I think Im changing my vote to Giancarlo beacuse I like his wise teacher tone
Polyester Funk
said at 10:17 PM on Fri Jun 13 2014
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Does anyone think that Richard Doyle would be a good Ra's al Ghul? Anyone who's heard his Enoch from Ben 10.
Archerboy58
said at 2:00 PM on Fri Jun 13 2014
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Robin Atkin Downes for Ras Al Ghul!
Ross123
said at 2:22 AM on Fri May 23 2014
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Liam Neeson is the BEST voice for Ra's Al Ghul to me.

Unlike most people, I don't see Dee as a miscast. I kinda like his take.

David is really good because he sounds a lot wiser than most.

Oded was also really well done in the role.

Ken is FAKE Ra's Al Ghul so he doesn't count for me.

Lance & Giancarlo, both were good even though the character isn't supposed to be black.

Every1 else was average.
NoxiousSludge
said at 2:18 PM on Fri Jun 27 2014
@Ross123 I liked Dee a lot as well. His voice is menacing and charismatic sounding enough for me, plus, given how he's able to live forever thanks to Lazarus Pits, I think a semi-youthful sounding voice coming out of the mouth of a man more than 600 years old is fitting in it's own way.
pete
said at 4:38 PM on Wed May 21 2014
I think Corey and Dee should have been switched and Dee could have used a German accent for Hugo Strange.
Fulgore2005
said at 1:05 PM on Mon May 12 2014
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David Warner is definitely my favourite. He gets the wise and aged anti-villain down perfectly.

Liam Neeson is a close second for sure. He was close to David's take on the character.

I also liked Dee Bradley Baker too somewhat. His version can be seen as a reflection on how Ra's hasn't aged naturally due to the Lazarus Pit.

Oded worked too. But I hoped he would sound a bit older.
pete
said at 12:27 PM on Mon May 12 2014
David is closest, others I'd like that would be close to my ideal voice are Corey Burton channeling Christopher Lee, Stephen Stanton channeling Peter Cushing, or someone channeling Terrence Stamp. Corey Burton again?
pete
said at 12:41 PM on Thu May 22 2014
@pete Jeff Bennett not Corey Burton twice.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:25 PM on Fri May 2 2014
1. David Warner
2. Oded Fehr
3. Dee Bradley Baker
4. Jason Isaacs
5. Giancarlo Esposito
6. Lance Reddick

Don't feel strongly either way about the rest.
Aussieroth
said at 1:32 AM on Tue Apr 29 2014
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Though my vote goes to Liam Neeson still, now I'm randomly curious about how Ralph Fiennes could sound as Ra's...
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:52 PM on Sun May 4 2014
@Aussieroth

http://www.reactionface.info/sites/default/files/images/YvEN9.png
Aussieroth
said at 10:38 PM on Tue May 6 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Thanks :)
facundo guerra 4
said at 4:29 PM on Mon Jun 30 2014
@Aussieroth I could see John Hurt as Ras
Aussieroth
said at 7:47 PM on Fri Jul 18 2014
@facundo guerra 4 Oooooooh! There's an idea.
facundo guerra 4
said at 3:40 PM on Wed Jul 23 2014
or Daniel Radcliffe
Aussieroth
said at 3:57 PM on Wed Jul 23 2014
@facundo guerra 4 ........... Hmmm... I don't know about that one. I could see him making a kick-ass Robin/Nightwing though.
facundo guerra 4
said at 4:52 PM on Wed Jul 23 2014
@Aussieroth a good idea and do you think peter cullen could do ras?
Aussieroth
said at 5:45 AM on Fri Aug 1 2014
@facundo guerra 4 ............ Not only do I think peter Cullen could do a great Rha's, I'm surprised he was never considered :|
HyperVoiceActing
said at 9:38 AM on Mon Apr 28 2014
I can't take David's Ra's seriously anymore now that I found out he's using the same voice he used for Lobe from Freakazoid.
llawliet159
said at 12:03 PM on Sun Apr 27 2014
Gustavo Fring sounds more like a wise, old teacher...but he doesn't sound threatening or evil enough. Anyways, David Warner is the definitive Ra's Al Ghul to me, with Oded Fahr and Liam Neeson as good ones too
facundo guerra 4
said at 1:11 PM on Sat Apr 26 2014
Im going with David Warner
facundo guerra 4
said at 1:06 PM on Sat Apr 26 2014
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Somebody had the idea of Alan Rickman as Ras AL Ghul.Who? beacuse that`s the most frickin awesome idea
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:11 AM on Sat May 3 2014
http://www.reactionface.info/sites/default/files/images/YvEN9.png
facundo guerra 4
said at 12:21 PM on Sat May 3 2014
i would have used this reaction.http ://www.reactionface.info/face/ecstatic-jeff-bridges XD
facundo guerra 4
said at 12:22 PM on Sat May 3 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight but yours is not bad
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:55 PM on Sat May 3 2014
@facundo guerra 4 Well played.
facundo guerra 4
said at 2:57 PM on Sat May 3 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight now that we are talking in this compare.How do you this that could make a good ras(aside for alan rickman)?
facundo guerra 4
said at 2:59 PM on Sat May 3 2014
@facundo guerra 4 how do you think that.sorry for that mistake
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:22 PM on Sat May 3 2014
@facundo guerra 4

*default answer*

Oh wait, Dee Baker already played Rā's.

*second default answer*

*trollface* :-P
facundo guerra 4
said at 7:33 PM on Sat May 3 2014
@facundo guerra 4 wait for it........Troy Baker
facundo guerra 4
said at 7:34 PM on Sat May 3 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight an actor who
isn t in this compare
facundo guerra 4
said at 7:50 PM on Sat May 3 2014
@facundo guerra 4 Or Jim Cummings as Ra s a Ghul.Beacuse why?,beacuse he is frickin Jim Cummings!!!!!
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:24 AM on Tue May 6 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Is your second default answer Benedict Cumberbatch? ;-P Because I think he could do an excellent job as Ra's if he changed his voice some to sound older, experienced and wise; somewhat like David Warner but deeper and more threatening.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:01 AM on Tue May 6 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Obviously. ;-P
pete
said at 12:24 PM on Mon May 12 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Terrence Stamp or someone channeling him?
pete
said at 12:25 PM on Mon May 12 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Terrance Stamp or someone channeling him are one of my pics.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:16 AM on Sat Apr 26 2014
Lance is pretty intimidating, and a nice change of pace for the character. Giancarlo is pretty good too, but I'm not sure if the voice purely fits Ras'al Ghual.
pete
said at 7:43 AM on Sat Apr 26 2014
Corey Burton channeling Christopher Lee, or Stephen Stanton channeling Peter Cushing are my pics or the voice.
pete
said at 7:40 AM on Sat Apr 26 2014
Ben sounds like a mummy(and even looks like one) Lance has a good voice but I'm mixed on that version of Ra's, and Giancarlo just sounds like a wise teacher. Nothing much else to say.
Comicfan117
said at 4:39 AM on Sat Apr 26 2014
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David Kaye anyone?
Polyester Funk
said at 11:44 PM on Fri Apr 25 2014
I have to go with David Warner. It's the voice I associate with him.

Liam Neeson, Oded Fehr were good and Jason Isaacs and Peter Woodward sound pretty good. Lance Reddick sounds pretty good, too.
D.A.V.E.
said at 4:37 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014
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Just listened to Lance Reddick. He's alright. Sounds like an old pulp serial villain.
partymonster411
said at 8:13 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014
@D.A.V.E. how'd u see the episode?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:40 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014
@partymonster411

DVD/Blu-ray came out today, which included two episodes in the first half of the season that Cartoon Network "forgot" to air.
D.A.V.E.
said at 10:26 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014
@partymonster411 It came out on DVD at Walmart.
MerlynTheGreat
said at 12:23 PM on Tue Mar 11 2014
@D.A.V.E. Not a bad choice, very good actor. Been hearing about him a lot lately.
TaylorJosephB
said at 12:46 AM on Thu Jan 2 2014
I like both Jason Isaacs and Dee Bradley Baker, but Dee's getting my vote.
chaosincarnate
said at 10:15 AM on Sun Dec 22 2013
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1-: David Warner: He IS Ras Al Ghul. He really made Ras' sound suitably ancient and royal, while being intimidating and mysterious at the same time.
2-: Dee Bradley Baker: A bit of an off the wall casting choice, and the voice is quite unique for Ras... but it surprisingly fits. The rough voice is kind of cool, I like it.
3-: Peter Woodward: He's clearly channeling David Warner, while still sounding a bit unique.
4-: Jason Isaacs: He didn't really get to capture any of Ras' threatening personality in the film, but he delivered a fitting voice for the amount of screen time Ras had in Under the Red Hood.
5-:Liam Neeson: Casting Liam Neeson as Ras al Ghul in the live action films was an inspired casting choice, and while he fits the Demon's Head to a tee, he sounds kind of uninspired here.
6-: Don Leslie: A bit similar to Dee's take, while using a tone similar to David. One of the better voices from that game, but the performance isn't very memorable.
7-: Ken Watanbe: He isn't technically voicing Ras, but it still works well.
8-:Oded Fehr: I never liked the accent for Ra's here, and the voice just doesn't fit IMO.
9-: Steve Blum: Completely miscast, although he could do decent given better voice direction.
WoodstockProd
said at 9:41 AM on Tue Dec 17 2013
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unpopular opinion, but i actually kind of liked Dee Bradley Baker's Ra's, I'm not sure why exactly but I thought he sounded alright. Either way, my vote goes to Liam Neeson.
Grim Griefer
said at 1:55 AM on Sat Nov 16 2013
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David Warner defined the character for me. He was the one I grew up with, and any one else playing the role is compared to him.

I don't know what Rocksteady was thinking with Arkham City when they presented their version of Ra's Al Ghul. He is a foreign aristocratic scholar who is centuries old.

To me he came off as a fratboy who just left college and now manages a gym. Visually what's with the guido hairdo and douchey Asian dragon tattoos? I never thought I would say that Dee Bradley Baker would turn out a poor performance since he is one of the greatest VO artists with his range and possibly the premier animal voice actor, but why did he choose to make him sound like a young guy with an American accent?
MG1988
said at 2:50 AM on Tue Oct 22 2013
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Its a crying shame they didn't get Corey Burton to voice Ras in Arkham City, he does a great David Warner impression (as evidenced by his Soundwave voice)
Xymor
said at 3:30 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
Most of these guys are very good,but my favourites are Oden Fehr and Jason Isaac,while i think Peter Woodward is probably the weakest

As for Dee Bradley Baker,he was straight out miscast.Seriously who the ****ing hell thought that he woud be a good ra s ai ghul.
skeletonking1234
said at 5:51 AM on Wed Dec 4 2013
@Xymor apparently 17 people, and quite a few others
Tyler Reznik
said at 11:35 AM on Tue Dec 17 2013
@Xymor Not to mention the casting agent for "Arkham City".
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:43 PM on Tue Dec 17 2013
@Xymor I did.
Silence
said at 12:50 PM on Fri Oct 18 2013
David Warner as Ra's Al Ghul was just perfect. Everything about him just works and it's one of my favorite performances of his. But with that said, I also liked Jason Isaacs, Oded Fehr, and Liam Neeson's performances.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 11:54 AM on Tue Oct 15 2013
I'm going to be honest: ever since I found out they're voiced by the same actor, I really can't hear David's Ra's voice without thinking of the Lobe from Freakazoid.

That being said, I really enjoyed Oded Fehr, Jason Isaacs, and Peter Woodward's takes on the character.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 5:20 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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1. David Warner - The definitive voice for Ra's. Sounds very regal, majestic, and self-important, while also having a wise, fatherly quality to him.
2. Liam Neeson - Seems to be channelling David Warner here. A very close second!
3. Oded Fehr - A very suave and gentlemanly sounding Ra's, being a great fit for him.
4. Jason Isaacs - He always plays a great villain, this is no exception.
5. Peter Woodward - Hams it up considerably due to the show's more light-hearted tone, and it works.
6. Don Leslie - Has a very unique and chilling voice for the character. Shame his acting isn't too hot.
7. Dee Bradley Baker - IMHO, he was miscast. Ra's Al Ghul should not sound like Tarrlok.
8. Steve Blum - He should not sound like Noatak either!

I'd mention Ken Watanabe, but that wasn't even Ra's Al Ghul!
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:17 PM on Sat Apr 26 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus Lance Reddick would be up there between Jason Isaacs and Peter Woodward. Don't care for those other two, especially Ben Wolfe! Just...eeew, so wrong!
Soldierkei
said at 6:08 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
I actually really dug Oded Fehr's take on the character. It almost seemed less threatening, more suave at times, which I'd expect from a charismatic leader of a cult. But David Warner is my pick, it's just too awesome.
CLG
said at 3:49 PM on Fri Sep 27 2013
Going to have to go with Odd on this one, with Peter Woodward at a close second.
Tyler Reznik
said at 2:47 PM on Tue Sep 24 2013
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Just throwing this out there: anybody want to hear Pierce Brosnan as Ra's al Ghul?
CLG
said at 3:47 PM on Fri Sep 27 2013
@Tyler Reznik that would be interesting
Mrguy22594
said at 5:28 PM on Fri Aug 2 2013
Yeah...... Liam Neeson for me.
BatDevilSpawn
said at 9:07 AM on Sun Jul 28 2013
David Warner: 10/10
Don Leslie: 7/10
Liam Neeson: 7/10
Ken Watanabe: 6.5/10
Peter Woodward: 8.5/10
Jason Issacs: 7.5/10
Oded Fehr: 9/10
Dee Bradley Baker: 9/10
Steve Blum: 6.5/10
jonhardwick
said at 6:35 PM on Sat May 4 2013
i dont know if Ken Watanabe provides his voice in the game because his clip sounds nothing like what he did in the film in fact it sounds more like Fred Tatasciore than Ken, i thing Watanabe was credited because of the movie clips of him in the game.
Lpfan120
said at 8:00 AM on Fri Aug 16 2013
@jonhardwick You're right, that DOES sound a lot like Fred Tatasciore
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:05 PM on Sat Apr 27 2013
My idea of a perfect Ra's Al Ghul is a mix between Liam Neeson and Dee Bradley Baker. I agree that DBB sounded a bit too young. Neeson is the best at making him sound his age as well as intimidating without sounding generic and weak, but a part of me wishes Neeson took some cues from DBB's inflection.

Overall, I'm going with Niam Leeson. If he got to voice-act the character again and refined his performance a bit, maybe sounding a little angrier and dark then he would be absolutely perfect in my eyes.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:44 AM on Fri Mar 22 2013
Dee's to recognizable, Oded is my favorite. That being said, Liam Neeson's voice is AWESOME!!
GerPer92
said at 11:39 AM on Tue Feb 26 2013
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I take Neeson slightly over Warner.
Baker is a great VA, but he was just too young for Ras.
TheTrueYuma
said at 2:23 AM on Sat Feb 16 2013
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Dee Bradley Baker was really miscast as Ra's. The voice just wasn't really suiting.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:03 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
@TheTrueYuma Isn't that pretty much a miscast?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:30 PM on Sat Apr 27 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Wow, I just realized that I botched that one. I read Yuma's post as, "Dee Bradley Baker wasn't really miscast..."
coolgeek176
said at 10:06 AM on Mon Feb 11 2013
I'm going with David Warner. Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Jason Isaacs, and Oded Fehr are good too.
gtnish>7
said at 9:04 PM on Tue Jan 22 2013
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#1 David Warner
#2 Liam Neeson...personally didn't think the rest were quite up to scratch

Not to hate on the Oded fans but his sounded loosely like a more serious version of Dr. Orpheus.
anarky
said at 10:14 AM on Fri Jul 27 2012
im gonna wait til i hear how ra's sounds in Beware The Batman before i decide...they all sound good though
Kamen_Rider_Black_RX
said at 5:02 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
@anarky Is he going to appear in "Beware the Batman?"
Sokka2Me
said at 2:37 AM on Mon Jul 16 2012
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Oded Fehr. There's just something about him.
Azrael99
said at 10:10 PM on Fri Jun 29 2012
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1 . Liam Neeson - This might be a bit biased but Liam really brought out Ra`s unique mix of rage and tranquility and I also liked how he had more of a connection to Bruce through the Ducard alias ( If you know who Ducard was in The Comics , you`ll see why that was simultaneously one of the most awesome and ironic mergers of two Comic Book Villains ever ). Also noteworthy as his Ra`s is more sane and humanized than the others which arguably makes his terrorist acts all the more terrifying . The perfect first Nolanverse main villain and I eagerly await his return in " Dark Knight Rises " however brief it may be .
2 . Oded Fehr - Again , probably a bit biased as I love Oded`s work but his instantly recognizable , distinctive voice brought an exotic quality to the character .
3 . David Warner - A lot of people grew up on David`s Ra`s including myself and the dude`s delivery was chilling and you could tell his Ra`s was intelligent yet not entirely sane at all so it`s not hard to see why he`s so praised . I also appreciate that David , unlike later Brit actors to play the role ,actually toned down his Britishness somewhat .
4 . Don Leslie - Exotic and more subdued than many of the others ( particularly David who`s still not bad and Peter Woodward whom I`ll discuss in due time ) . The only complaint I have is that he sounds more Romanian than Arabic but that`s forgivable as The Character`s mother was Eastern European and Ra`s is a well-traveled man .
5 . Dee Bradley Baker - Okay , complain all you want but Dee Bradley`s performance is underrated IMHO . A bit hammy perhaps but it works for a larger-than-life character like Ra`s especially after coming out of The Lazarus Pit . And , the way he goes from suicidal old man to supernatural warrior after emerging from The Pit is just chilling . He also was a rarity in that his Ra`s seemed somewhat conscious that not everything he did under The Pit`s influence was justified .
6 . Ken Watanabe - While I was initially hesitant about a Japanese Ra`s even though I knew a fully Arabic Live-Action Ra`s ( According to Nolan , Liam`s Ra`s is Eurasian of Chinese and Arabic descent and spent time in the U.K. explaining Liam`s Cultivated Northern Irish accent ) was out of the question for obvious reasons ( Memories of 9/11 were still fresh in people`s minds and tensions were rising between Arabs and Westerners )and it was pretty obvious to me " Ducard " was gonna be the real Ra`s , I thought Watanabe pulled off the decoy Ra`s surprisingly well , capturing the Bond villain aspects and insanity of Ra`s that Liam`s performance largely and deliberately lacked with gusto .
7 . Jason Isaacs - While he didn`t do bad with what he was given , I am not gonna lie and this kills me as I loved his work as Lucius Malfoy and Commander Zhao , I was actually disappointed with Jason`s performance in " Under The Red Hood " . While he captured Ra`s more human side well enough , how can I say this ? He was too Posh for Ra`s . I mean , at least David toned it down a tad .
8 . Peter Woodward - While I actually enjoy BATB , Woodward is by far the worst Ra`s here . Again , he`s too Posh . Not only that , he`s so campy he can`t be taken seriously as a threat at all . I mean , he`s like a caricature of David Warner`s performance .
MilanTheVillain01
said at 7:56 AM on Tue Jun 19 2012
# 1 - Liam Neeson.
# 2 - Oded Fehr.
# 3 - Dee Bradley Baker.
# 4 - Jason Isaacs.

said at 7:36 AM on Sat May 5 2012
Dee Bradley Baker is the best. I don't know why people don't like him. I also really like Liam Neeson and David Warner.
pete
said at 11:42 PM on Tue May 1 2012
Was Peter Woodward impersonating David Warner?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:12 AM on Sat May 5 2012
@pete Maybe. Although, it sounds more like he's impersonating David Warner's normal voice instead of his voice for Ra's.
EmpireGrotesk
said at 1:25 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
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I rather wish they had affected more of an accent akin to Oded Fehr's al Ghul. However I think I'll go with Jason Isaacs with David Warner a close second.
Spider RedNight
said at 3:11 AM on Tue Mar 13 2012
Oh, I've always loved Liam's voice, so he wins for me.
pete
said at 11:47 PM on Sat Jan 28 2012
Dee Bradley Baker sounds like Adrian Pasdar
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 11:51 PM on Fri Apr 27 2012
@pete

He sounded like Liam rather than Pasdar.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:36 AM on Fri Jan 18 2013
@Mr.Fennoy93 LOL What. He sounds NOTHING like Liam.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 7:19 PM on Fri Jan 18 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight He Does. :p But Get Ready for the Next Voice. Lance Reddick in Beware the Batman as Ra's Al Ghul.
Aussieroth
said at 8:42 AM on Fri Jan 6 2012
..................... Oh my lord it's just not fair. They are all brilliant! But If I have to pick one... Liam, only because he looks like the character the most.

I now, the reason sounds suss, but you try picking to see who you think is THE BEST! Its like trying to judge who's the better starscream. JUST NOT FREAKING FAIR!!!
AustinTheVoiceKing
said at 8:06 PM on Thu Dec 29 2011
why is he asian in batman begins?????
scarletarachknight
said at 1:12 PM on Fri Apr 6 2012
@AustinTheVoiceKing Tha'ts because, like in the movie, the Asian Ra's was a fake.
AustinTheVoiceKing
said at 8:06 PM on Thu Dec 29 2011
Dee does a pretty good job!
Liam, Jason, David, Oded, and Peter where all interesting!
Aquafox84
said at 7:54 PM on Tue Dec 13 2011
I merely find it very interesting that with Oded Fehr, it is as though they went a whole new direction and seem to be making Ra's more Arab than British. It makes the mysticism around him as well as when he was Dr. Fate more authentic to me. I don't know if that sounds wierd or anyone else get what I mean.
Madness Abe
said at 1:28 PM on Sun Nov 27 2011
I get that people hate Dee's performance, but shouldn't you think outside of the box? Ra's gains eternal youth, so shouldn't he sound like a younger man every now and then before the aging process kicks in?
Omegas Squared
said at 9:43 PM on Sun Nov 27 2011
@Madness Abe Obviously I can't speak for everyone, but for me the issues are that:
Firstly, (SPOILERS) Baker DOES portray an older Ra's at first, but then Ra's uses the Lazarus pit. So Baker is intended to be a suitable voice for Ra's for multiple ages, and I don't think he can pass as anything other than a young Ra's.
Secondly, Baker's voice doesn't sound natural. He sounds like a man with a higher pitched voice attempting to sound like a man with a lower pitched voice, and it just sounds awkward. Also, I don't actually think his voice sounds youthful, he sounds much more middle aged to me.
Thirdly, and I mentioned this in my previous comment, he lacks the vocal qualities one assumes Ra's possesses. Ra's should sound intelligent, regal, confident, menacing, and scheming, but Baker's performance lacked many of these qualities, especially the grandeur and menace.
Of course you may overlook these faults more than I can and enjoy Baker's performance, there's nothing wrong with that. This is why I cannot enjoy Baker's performance, however, and I just felt I should explain why I hate it.
Madness Abe
said at 5:02 PM on Mon Nov 28 2011
@Omegas Squared I understand the rant here, but I still enjoyed Dee's performance. To be honest, it did sound sinister at times and creepily outer worldly.
Omegas Squared
said at 11:07 PM on Sun Nov 20 2011
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I had written out a LONG, in depth analysis of each actor and my feelings on them, but I accidentally clicked on a link, much to my chagrin. Therefore, I'll sum up my thoughts inadequately as such:

5) Oded Fehr - sounds a little too unnatural, not to mention the randomly incorrect accent, but hits enough key aspects of the character to be acceptable
4) Jason Isaacs - while his performance was limited in scope by the script, his performance was still fantastic, and Isaacs sounded as though he would be easily suited to a more traditional take on Ra's Al Ghul
3) Liam Neeson - one's opinion of Neeson's performance is very much a personal preference, but I felt that Neeson portrays a younger, less worldly Ra's perfectly, and I mean perfectly.
2) David Warner - Warner's performance is regal, intelligent, worldly, a simply pitch perfect performance as an elderly Ra's. However, I felt his performance lacked one key aspect of Ra's Al Ghul; the menace. Warner is a perfect elderly Ra's, but sounds too soft for a Ra's that is any younger, despite the perfect sense of regality Warner conveyed.
1) Don Leslie - I assure, you, my choice shocked me as much as it shocked you. However, after listening to each clip, I found that Lelsie's performance captured all the key aspects of Ra's character that I expect, namely the regality, intelligence, scheming, and menace. While his regality may be based too much upon awestruck respect, and not enough upon grandiose superiority, he still did a surprisingly perfect job, and at the very least fulfills my top spot for a middle aged Ra's.

Biggest Disappointments:
- That Woodward pushed regal into the realm of hammy
- That Dee Bradley Baker's performance overall simply sucked (unfitting, lacking any of he qualities one expects from Ra's, etc)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:46 AM on Mon Nov 21 2011
@Omegas Squared you analyze character attributes and voice acting delivery in intelligent detail ... except for the "simply sucked" part :P
Omegas Squared
said at 9:16 PM on Sun Nov 27 2011
@Foxwolf Thank you, if you liked this you should have seen my original post; it was nearly an essay! As for the "simply sucked" I was rather irritated to be rewriting the little i rewrote and by that point figured that since the general consensus was in agreement over Baker's performance I figured I could let it slide as I wrote it. That was probably a lazy mistake, but unfortunately it's too late now
D.A.V.E.
said at 10:42 PM on Mon Apr 16 2012
@Omegas Squared One question: How was Fehr's accent "randomly incorrect"?
Omegas Squared
said at 12:46 PM on Wed Apr 25 2012
@D.A.V.E. His voice wavers between a European accent and a Middle Eastern Accent as he speaks, and never nails one specific accent, which is both distracting and removes authenticity from the character
Azrael99
said at 8:31 PM on Fri Jun 29 2012
@Omegas Squared Um dude , that`s not " randomly incorrect " . That`s a slightly modified version of how Oded actually speaks . His real accent is a mix of his native Israeli and Oxford English where he was educated with just a hint of German from living in Germany . Here , he modifies the Israeli to sound more Arabic and largely mutes the German aspects . Also , the idea of Ra`s sounding perfectly British or perfectly Arabic never really made sense to me as Ra`s is a fairly well-traveled man being an international terrorist cult leader and all . The more mixed accents of Oded , Liam and ( You may hate me for this )Dee Bradley work much better for The Character IMHO .
Weirdperson31
said at 3:46 AM on Tue Nov 8 2011
I never saw many of Ra's Al Ghul's episodes in the Animated Series, so I can't really judge via nostalgia. Though, I do feel that David Warner did a decent job portraying a somewhat old man.
Same with Peter Woodward; I could mistake his voice for Warner's.
Liam Neeson fit the voice well, but he was acting as a different Ra's than the rest. He wasn't a centuries-old terrorist like the others.
Can't really say much for Ken Watanabe, he's even more of a derpature than Neeson.
Jason Isaacs was okay, I guess. I don't really have that strong of an opinion on his.
Oded Fehr and Don Leslie just don't seem to fit. Something is off about them, but I can't place my finger on it.
And Dee Bradley Baker: He sounds too young to be Ra's Al Ghul. He seems to be the same as Warner and those in that set, but his voice isn't that of a man seeking a successor as so many of the other Ghul's were.
partymonster411
said at 5:23 PM on Sat Oct 29 2011
1. David Warner
2. Oded Fehr
3. Jason Isaacs
4. Peter Woodward
5. Liam Neeson (Even though I love him, he's just not right for the voice)
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:29 PM on Sun Oct 23 2011
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David Warner as Ra's al Ghul for me, though Liam Neeson, Jason Isaacs, and Oded Fehr are pretty good, too. They all captured the type of voice I picture Ra's as having.

Dee Bradley Baker is an odd choice, but he was good, too--I just don't picture Ra's sounding so young. IMO, Peter Woodward sounds a little off as Ra's.
pete
said at 11:35 PM on Tue May 1 2012
@Anicomicgeek He sounds like David Warner to me
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:53 PM on Tue May 1 2012
@pete While I've grown to think he's okay, I don't hear Warner with Peter Woodward's Ra's.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 12:54 PM on Fri Oct 21 2011
While young sounding, Dee Baker's performance as Ra's didn't take me out of the scene. It's still Ra's in spirit, and the acting is pretty good.

Still I think Liam Neeson and David Warner had a better sound for the character.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:39 AM on Fri Oct 21 2011
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Dee did a great job as Ra's!
EliteF50
said at 2:36 AM on Fri Oct 21 2011
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I dislike Dee's voice. The acting is great, but the voice itself isn't.
jrcarter
said at 11:22 PM on Sun Oct 16 2011
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Tie between Warner and Fehr.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:42 AM on Sun Oct 9 2011
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David Warner and Master Qui-Gon Jinn for me.
pete
said at 11:51 PM on Mon Jul 4 2011
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Woodward sounds alot like Warner which is great. I thought he was him originally.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:16 PM on Fri Jul 1 2011
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David Warner is the winner for me, but Liam Neeson is a close second.
ryano2099
said at 11:13 AM on Fri Jul 1 2011
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I vote David Warner. He really gives Ra's a really majestic quality and makes him sound like a noblemen whos lived hundreds of years.
VocalChameleon
said at 8:42 AM on Fri Jul 1 2011
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This is tough. I like David Warner, Liam Neeson, Peter Woodward, Jason Isaacs and Oded Fehr's voices so much. It's hard to decide.
Curt
said at 10:46 PM on Thu Jun 30 2011
I'm curious, how many of them pronounce it "Rashe" and how many pronounce it "Raz"?
Romano_Rules!
said at 11:13 AM on Wed Oct 12 2011
@Curt In TAS it was always pronounced Raish.


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