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New 52/Rebirth Ra's al Ghul Respect Thread
" ..You have wielded your power silently throughout the history of this planet, Ra's. Tearing down societies, destabilizing governments... pointing humanity towards its own destruction time and time again planting the seeds of a better world.."
"..Such fury in those eyes, I do hope I'll be seeing you again.."
Much like Batman Ra's is often branded as peak human. Nothing further from the truth, his high-end feat include overpowering Jason Todd in Red Hood and the Outlaws ,with one hand. The latter displayed superhuman strenght himself:
Ra's pretty much lifts a grown up man (180-200lbs) in the air and throws him several meters away. Worth noting that Red Hood couldn't break his grip despite the fact that he could hold the weight of a roof or tear and punch through submarine boat/metal:
On another occassion Ra's lift Damien like a pup in Teen Titans, nothing overly impressive.
Three last feats are a tad easier to overlook. First we have Ra's easily piercing human skull with a sword:
He could do the same against Justifiers, technologically advanced Apocalypse' soldiers in Robin Rises: Omega
And finally decapitation an adult with casual hand movement, no body mass used to perform the slash yet his head fly in the air anyway:
"..Hate me if you will, Bruce, but for centuries, I have looked to help the human race as a doctor does, diagnosing coldly, cutting away rot, corruption.."
Arguably Ra's greatest asset, he is not only superb swordsmen but also an incredibly fast combatant capable of attacking his opponent in a samurai-like fashion as seen when he cut Etrigan so fast that he appeared to be teleporting, Trinity Annual:
Etrigan was caught off guard but he still blitzed League of Assassins members moment ago therefore easily putting this feat in FTE category. On another occassion Ra's killed three people before any of them could react in Deathstroke (2014)
In Trinity Vol 2 Demon' Head moved so fast that his sword and the world around him appeare as a blur:
He can rather easily aim-dodge Frankenstein despite the fact that the latter is a decent shot himself:
Last but not least he draws his sword and attack Canary with enough speed to make her stumble despite the fact that she was looking at him the entire time. Birds of Prey:
It's worth noting that Ra's could outduel 2014 Deathstroke, someone capable of cutting bullets out of the air.
Gear and Stealth
"..Do you still see yourself as in control, Batman?"
Ra's excels at using sword but he has few tricks up his sleeve. He can perfectly counter ranged opponents with the comination of speed and smoke bombs:
They allow him to obscure his opponent vision, Ra's is master of stealth aswell as seen when he escaped from Teen Titans or slipped past Birds of Prey defenses:
With some time to prepare he is also willing to use paralytics to catch his opponent off-gaurd:
As an escape artist Ra's claims that he can escape Batman' cage in a hundred of ways:
Much like other members of League of Assassins, Ra's carries hidden projectiles:
He is fast and skilled enough to stab Circe before Trinity could do anything, despite the fact that each one of them has keen senses, then he disappears out of plain sight:
Minor Combat Appearences
"..It has been a marvelous game, and here comes the finale.."
A lot of showings are hard to put in one section, all those misfits are gathered here. For example, Ra's throwing the remain of his sword at his opponent in Trinity #7:
Not long before he quickly cut the very same opponent:
Ra's has no problem with fighting against superhumans either, he can swiftly decimate Parademons or Yetis in Batman and Ra's al Ghul:
Also worth noting that he clashed blades with Frankenstein, someone strong enough to rip people and metal apart. Ra's superhuman stats allow him to pass incredible distances with one leap:
Being raised with blade in your hand is not nearly enough to prevent Ra's from soundly beating you in a swordfight:
Ra's is fast enough to stab Constantine before he can react or defend himself:
"..We'll meet again several decades from now.."
Surprisingly Ra's is a pretty good at using the guns, even one he is unfamiliar with. In Robin Rises: Omega he quicly pick up advanced guns and scores two headshots simultaneously:
He is also proficent with sniper rifle, al Ghul was accurate enough to tag a speeding motorcycle in All-Star Batman:
Or kill Lady Shiva with a precise bullet to the heart in Detective Comic:
Accolades and statements:
"..Isn't Ra's al Ghul, like ,the MVP of baddies?.."
- Jason claim that he would never be able to disarm Ra's al Ghul if not the power of untitled that was corrupting and destroying him from the inside:
"..See? I would never have been able to disarm you. Never in a hundred years. But this power is destroying you.."
- Kid-Flash calls him one of the most dangerous men on the planet:
"...just handed himself to one of the most dangerous men on the planet?.."
- His students were described as the most dangerous men to ever walk the Earth:
" You have started collecting them in your travells, your own disciples, the most dangerous men who ever walked the earth.."
- Mother Eve stated that swordplay is Ra's passion:
".. He is are really old-fashioned man in many ways. Swordplay is a consuming passion of his.."
- Circe claims that he is very powerful:
".. And you are very powerful Ra's .."
- In 1285 the sultanates were afraid to even speak his name.
"..A creature who could crush a civilization in the palm of his hand. So feared by the local sultanates and caliphates that none dard speak his true name.."
- Talia stated that she have seen him afraid once in her entire life:
"..I only ever saw fear in your eyes once.."
- Lady Shiva bitterly says that they are all childrens in his eyes:
"..But we are all children to you, aren't we?.."
- Slade Wilson calls him the devil:
"..To save her I'd make the deal with devil himself..."
- Essence stated that Ra's has devil's tongue, he managed to persuade her powerful mother Ducra into training him and sharing her thousand years old secret:
"..He had a devil's tongue and charmed his way into my mother's hear. She trained him and ultimately entrusted him with something she had kept secret for thousands of years..."
- Ra's al Ghul is immune to Scarecrow' fear toxin:
".. I'm immortal and immune to effect of Crane's chemicals.."
".. My fighting skills have been honed by centuries of training and combat.."
"...all of you stand down.. he is mine..."
Ra's al Ghul takes on enraged Bruce after the latter threaten to kill him:
"..Your forfeit your life with this betrayal, Slade Wilson!"
Demon's Head fight evenly and momentarily gain upper hand against The Terminator
VS Batman ( Classic)
".. I do what he asks,he lets me live. Not entirely unlike his relationship with you, I suppose.." - Ebeneezer Dark to Batman
His classic fight with Batman was ended by a Scorpion Sting, this encounter was mentioned in N52 twice:
- Batman Incorporated
- Robin Rises - Omega
It's worth noting that one the first scan Ra's doesn't seem to have a single scratch while Bruce is visibly injured.
VS Bruce Wayne
All-Star Batman. Before Bruce' psychedelic started working, he engaged Ra's in a swordfight. Lack of suit and inferior weapon might have been a factor because he was soundly defeated:
Durability and Endurance
".. They say that death has no power over him.."
- Ra's get hit with a canary cry in a resonance chamber, it's compared to sonic sledgehammer pummeling his body. He is fine moment later:
Ra's survived being shot by Parademon gun at point blank range. He then falls into the frozen ravine, it took him weeks to crawl out of there:
Gets hit with bat-like heat vision:
Demon's head is fine after getting hit with electrified batarang:
Removes a batarang from his shoulder:
Leadership and Intelligence
"There's nothing more to be gained here. He isn't the one to waste resources that he could put to better use.
Ra's al Ghul is peerless leader, members of his organization are elite fighters, blindly devoted to him:
They are ready to sacrifice their very lives for him:
He looks amazing when it's raining:
Lady Shiva or Bronze tiger are one of the most dangerous individuals on the planet, they consider him the only true master:
Senses a power withing Pandora Pits:
Lady Shiva implies that he is ruthless and feared leader:
Gotham City Mayer was under Ra's control, if that's not enough Shiva implies that Ra's killed millions to achieve his goal:
Ra's manipulated the events for three centuries just to achieve his goal:
He can casually break into the Batcave:
Toys with Batman, showing who is in control here:
Knows ancient akkadian among other languages:
Batman praises Ra's resources and the empire he built:
Manipulates Red Hood and the Outlaws:
League of Assassins
"..We must use whatever means necessary to protect and preserve what mankind pillage and rape..."
League of Assassins is incredibly resourceful organization that values strenght and combat even during modern era, they hold to their old traditions like Trial by Combat. They built many bases and hidden cities around the world:
- 'Eth Alth'eban
- Nanda Parbat:
- Infinity Island:
- Advanced aircraft:
League of Assassin members are one of the most deadliest peple of the planet. Demon's Head servants are often superhumans:
- Demon's Fist, a group of superhumans capable of fighting Teen Titans:
- The league also possess Man-Bat Serum that allow them to create soldiers capable of flight.
- Snakebite, Lawman and Mystasia swear their allegiance to the League of Assassins:
- December Graystone:
.... and many others like Bronze Tiger, Lady Shiva. Even standard ninja possess enough discipline and will power to resist mind control:
And the feat can also be without a doubt attributed to Ra's himself.
Updated: 2018 - 02 -21