“Meet my man-servant, Alfred,” Batman says. “Two men living together in a big house. One is subservient and the other likes S&M gear. And we’re both fans of Peter Allen – what are the odds!?”
Ducard arrives, like Qui-Gon with a yuppie haircut and meaner attitude (possibly interrelated), to spring young Bruce from a crude prison Somewhere In Asia… wandering Bruce soon arrives at the hyooge monastery – lair of the mysterious (or is he?) Ra’s al Ghul. Ducard and Ra’s (Ra’s? Mr. Ghul? You can call him Al?) and their League of Shadows ninja-lads then proceed to beat the living shit out of Bruce, because Bruce has Fear, and we all know that the best way to deal with your Fear is to have the living shit beaten out of you.