- -- And you shall be a corpse!
- -- Ebeneezer Darrk src
- -- Ebeneezer Darrk src
Dr. Ebeneezer Darrk is the first known individual assigned to head the League of Assassins by Ra's al Ghul. Although many of the League's leaders over the years have been accomplished martial artists, Dr. Daark himself did not depend on physical prowess, and as an assassin he instead relied upon careful planning and manipulation, ambushes and death traps, as well as a variety of cleverly concealed weapons and poisons. Batman is lured into a deathtrap in the home of a shipping magnate marked for death by Dr. Darrk and the League of Assassins, but may have a saint on his side.
Batman scales the side of Gotham's Statue of Freedom for a secret meeting with an informant inside the torch. The informant wants police protection in exchange for turning over evidence on Dr. Darrk and the League of Assassins. Before the criminal can reveal anything however, an assassin sneaks into the chamber and stabs him from behind. He then hurls himself at Batman who manages to judo flip him away. The assassin throws a handful of spiked tetsu-bishi onto the floor and makes his escape. Turning back to the informant, Batman hears the dying man’s final words. The man tells him to find Dr. Darrk on the Soom Express.
Days later, Batman disguises himself as an old woman and books passage on the Soom Express. As suspected, he finds Dr. Darrk among the passengers. Attending him is Talia al Ghul. As the train slows down, Dr. Darrk leaps from the car dragging Talia behind him. Batman sheds his disguise and leaps after them. Confronting Dr. Darrk, he soon finds himself surrounded by Dr. Darrk’s League of Assassins. The assassins assault Batman with bamboo reeds, ultimately knocking him unconscious.
When he awakens, he finds himself in a dungeon unmasked. Talia is present and tells Batman that Dr. Darrk has had a falling out with her father Ra's al Ghul and kidnapped her outside of Cairo. Dr. Darrk arrives and places Batman inside of an arena where he is forced to fight an angry bull. Batman defeats the bull and rescues Talia. He captures Dr. Darrk and begins marching him towards the railroad tracks. Darrk uses a gas pellet hidden in his tie to escape from Batman then lunges at him with a knife. Talia picks up Darrk's gun and shoots him in the chest. Darrk falls back just as the Soom Express passes over the railroad tracks.
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
- 6 Appearances of Ebeneezer Darrk (New Earth)
- 2 Images featuring Ebeneezer Darrk (New Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Ebeneezer Darrk (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Ebeneezer Darrk (New Earth)
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