Ra's Al Ghul

The Demon's Head, master of the League of Shadows


At first glance, he looks to be an older man, in his late 40s with very smooth, fluid movements, like a dancer. His complexion would indicate he might be from the Mediterranean region.


Ra’s al Ghul, also known as the “Demon’s Head”, is an international criminal mastermind and long-lived leader of the criminal organization known as the League of Shadows.

Ra’s ultimate goal is a world in perfect balance. He believes that the best way to achieve this balance is to eliminate most of humanity. Ra’s usually tries to assault the world’s human populace with a biological weapon, such as a genetically-engineered virus. He is aided in this quest by the Lazarus Pits, reservoirs of rejuvenating chemicals that restore the dead and dying to life; these pits have granted him a lifespan of several centuries.

He regards Batman as his worthiest opponent, addressing him as “Detective” out of respect for his intellectual brilliance, and has frequently sought to make the Dark Knight his successor. He is one of the few criminals in Batman’s rogues gallery to have deduced his secret identity as Bruce Wayne, and keeps silent on the matter due to the same sense of respect for Batman. For his own part, Batman’s opposition to Ra’s is complicated by his attraction to the villain’s daughter, Talia, which she reciprocates.

Ra's Al Ghul

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