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The Demon's Head by tkpants The Demon's Head by tkpants
Remember what I said about Clayface? Well, I lied like a lying liar; Ra's al Ghul is my favourite. He's got an amazing nose and white streaks in his hair, and he's a tree-hugger as well as a complete nut. And he gave Batman a pet name. He is pretty much the greatest.

Pop quiz, nerds: How do you prefer to pronounce his name?


Stuck this in traditional because it was inked with a brush, and the inks are more important than that digital tone junk I slapped all over it.
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khatera Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
This is so beautiful *u* I would ask if it's alright to use for my rp account's banner (with proper credit) but like I'm not even sure if my mediocre skills compare to this piece ; v ;
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khatera Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Oh and in Arabic, it's pronounced: Raʾs al-Ġūl ; pretty much how it looks like BUT the "Gh" sound is something that isn't in the "Western" languages.
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The-whist-hound Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
raes al ghuul is how I pronounce it.

And he is the freaking greatest villain ever :heart:
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henryruss Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I thought you meant Sweeney Todd at first :> This kinda looks like him.
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Alicemonstrinho Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ras (liek Rat, but with "s") al gool seems "correct" hehe
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InAbsentia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Rhaysh (slight emphasis on the "sh" sound; also, the slightly throaty "h" attached to the "r" sound is important) ahl Ghoul (like the preternatural beastie)

But, of course, I am a disciple of the animated series, and they were actually rather nitpicky about how his name was pronounced, so I'm inclined to believe them.

Judging by that displeased yet examining narrowing of his eyes here, I'm guessing he's just been foiled again by his favorite Detective. :dance:
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sonopants Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Ray-shawl-gool! That is some beautiful inking, I love the detail in his eye and on those white streaks of hair.
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tkpants Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks kindly!
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HarHoll Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Woah! Cool gray scale. And the proportions of the picture itself only intensifies it. Great stuff.
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tkpants Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much!
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explosive-toaster Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Student
"Raws ahl guull" like, the oo vowel isn't quite as pronounced as in "pool" but it's not "uh" either.

also, white streaks = automatic badassity. (I momentarily thought this was fanart of `alexds1's Luca)
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tkpants Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Neat, that's kinda new!

Haha, yes - I should do more Meek fan arts, it is lovely.
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explosive-toaster Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Student
I dunno, I guess I take cues from Indian pronunciation because that's what it looks like... or something, lol

It's fantastic. This is pretty sweet, too, though. ;)
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tkpants Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Er, native speakers of Arabic. derp.
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tkpants Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
There have been some pretty heated online debates about how to pronounce his name, that's why I'm curious! Alleged native speakers have given a variety of answers, and there's one account of having consulted a professional linguist and all, and still no nerds can reach a consensus.
Earlier on, I was going nuts looking for an answer, but now I kinda like the mystery in it...it seems appropriate.
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explosive-toaster Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Student
Huh, that's interesting.... it is rather appropriate, though.
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NibbleKat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you can define so much character in such a tiny little space.
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tkpants Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
It's easier when there's less to think about. :B Thanks.
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NibbleKat Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find that's true with SO many things.
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CorsairOriginal Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
"rAyshe al gool"

Dunno why, I think that was close to how the animated series pronounced it
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tkpants Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, that's pretty much it! I enjoy it.
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CorsairOriginal Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
David Warner was the best Ras EVER.
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tkpants Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I agree!

Here is a ridiculous video of him singing, it made me lol: [link]
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CorsairOriginal Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ASLKDFJ SFASJ DK This is only the most AMAZING THING EVER
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lyosha Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually squealed when I saw the combination of an update from you and RA'S. <3

I wanna braid his chintufts!
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tkpants Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Filmographer
:meow:

Those would be some teeny braids. I'm not going to draw this. N-no...I'm not. NOOO /struggles
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lyosha Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, wouldn't that be terrible! >:D
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slaarti Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
"Raysh," because that's how it was pronounced on BtAS, and if you can't trust Kevin Conroy and David Warner, who can you trust?
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tkpants Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Who indeed.
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tsukechick Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Sorta like "Rhaz". Rhymes with "cause". ;)

RHHHHAAAAAAAAZ
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tkpants Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Filmographer
That is so many letters H. I'm imagining you let out this terrific wheeze before the vowel part happened.
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tsukechick Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Or I did that... "kchugh" thing like people do when they say "Chanukah".

R'KHAUGHCHAZ.

/just gets out
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MistytpedNaem Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, I need to read some Batman comics.
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tkpants Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Yes you DO. I confess that I'm only really getting into them just now. The sheer amount of material is pretty daunting, it's like, where the heck do you start - so I just decided to find all of the stories involving Captain Fuzzbeard, here, and it's working out okay.

Enjoy this unsolicited glimpse into my thought process, I guess.

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tkpants Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Although, actually, what he's got isn't so much a 'beard'... Captain Chintufts, I guess.
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