Our cosplay entry comes today courtesy of the suitably dark (well for this shoot at least) cosplayer Klytaemnestra, who brings to life a very ready for business (sword and all) Talia al Ghul from the Batman universe.
The now-estranged daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, Talia al Ghul first made her appearance in Detective Comics #411 back in 1971. She has been a long time love interest of Batman, culminating in her being the mother of his son Damian Wayne, the fifth Robin.
Talia has long been a complex character, straddling the line of neither heroine nor villainess. She has committed many criminal acts in her service to her father, but never for personal gain, but at the same time she has saved Batman’s life on numerous occasions as well as help bring about the downfall of Lex Luthor.
In terms of abilities, Talia is an Olympic-level athlete, having been trained since birth in many forms of martial arts. She is also quite proficient with most hand weapons, and her ability as a hand to hand fighter is often underestimated.
Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talia_al_Ghul