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Ra's al Ghul is the founder of the League of Assassins, an organization of deadly warriors that he used to achieve his goal of ridding the world of evil. Ra's eventually became affiliated with an organization called the Untitled. Ra's al Ghul built his city, Eth'Alth'Eban, over the Untitled's Well of Sins, which was the first form of a Lazarus Pit. Through the Well, Ra's managed to create his own Pit, allowing him to live for hundreds of years.

Deal with the All-Caste

Ra's Al Ghul approached an organization called the All-Caste, to create a working relationship with the League of Assassins. Through the All Caste, the League gained a connection with the Untitled, an enemy organization of the All-Caste. As part of their deal, the League asked the All-Caste to train Jason Todd. Ra's eventually betrayed the All-Caste, and shortly after, the All-Caste was killed off by the Untitled.

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Deathstroke

When Deathstroke's daughter, Rose, was on the urge of death, Ra's made an offer to Slade, telling him that if he swears his allegiance to the League of Assassins, he will heal his daughter. Slade reluctantly agrees to the terms, only to find out Ra's had tricked him, forcing Rose, along with Slade's son Jericho, to also swear their allegiance to the League.

League of Shadows

Concerned with mankind's course of destroying itself, Ra's created a splinter group of the League of Assassins, called the League of Shadows, and put Lady Shiva in charge. After Shiva learned of Ra's true purpose for the Shadows, she turned them against him and used them for her own path of destruction and power. When she used the Shadows to attack Gotham, Ra's met with Batman, seemingly trying to help him bring the Shadows down, although it is revealed he had made a deal with Shiva, in exchange for Batman.[1]

Powers

  • Lazarus Enhancement: Ra's Al Ghul has lived for several centuries thanks to his use of Lazarus Pits which he has used countless times replenishing his aged, injured, or even dead body. As a side effect to numerous exposures to the pits, his strength, speed, stamina, agility, and durability may have been enhanced.
    • Longevity: Ra's has acquired an extended lifespan through the use of the Lazarus Pit. His unrestricted access to the Pit has rendered him nearly immortal.
  • Magic: Ra's stated that he has used magic to erase memories from Batman's mind, possibly several times.[1]

Abilities

  • Deception: Ra's is greatly skilled in the art of deception.[4]
  • Firearms: Although not his preferred weapon of choice, Ra's has displayed the ability to handle himself well with firearms.[5]
  • Genius Level Intellect: Due to his greatly extended lifespan, Ra's has acquired vast knowledge over his years, granting him him the intellect of a genius.
  • Leadership: Ra's is a highly capable leader, as he has successfully led the League of Assassins for centuries.
  • Martial Arts: Ra's near-immortal life has allowed him to learn numerous fighting styles over the years making him rival even Batman in combat.
  • Occultism: Ra's possesses knowledge and understanding of magic and concepts of mystical nature.
  • Swordsmanship: Ra's is a master swordsman, honing his skills over centuries of training and combat. This has allowed him to defeat the physically superior Deathstroke in a sword duel.[4]
  • Tactical Analysis: Ra's is a brilliant tactician, honing his tactical skills throughout the multiple centuries of his extended lifespan.
  • Throwing: Ra's is a deadly marksman and can hurl projectile weapons such as knives, with precision.[6]
  • Weaponry: Throughout his years, Ra's has displayed his mastery of weapons in combat, favoring a sword, although he has undoubtedly mastered many other forms of weaponry.
  • Ra's al Ghul's Lazarus Pit is composed of the same chemical compound that gave Vandal Savage his immortality and the Pale Man his, as revealed during the Endgame storyline.

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