Ra's Al Ghul

 Click here to go back to previous page

Researched by: Thunder Phoenix

Ra's al Ghul, sometimes written Rā's al Ghūl ( ), is a DC Comics supervillain and is one of Batman's greatest enemies. His name is Arabic for "The Demon's Head," and references the name of the star Algol. Created by writer Dennis O'Neil and artist Neal Adams, he was introduced in Batman #232's "Daughter of the Demon" (June 1971). Given his high status as a supervillain, he has also come into conflict with Superman and other superhero in the DC Universe. Ra's al Ghul has been featured in various media adaptions, most notably the 2005 Christopher Nolan film, Batman Begins, where he was portrayed by actors Liam Neeson and Ken Watanabe, the latter being a successful decoy.

Ra's al Ghul is an international terrorist and assassin whose ultimate goal is a world in perfect environmental balance. He believes that the best way to achieve this balance is to eliminate most of human. 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 Pit, reservoirs of rejuvenating chemicals that restore the dying to life; these pits have granted him a lifespan of several centuries.

He regards Batman (whom, out of respect for his intellectual brilliance, he addresses

as "Detective") as his most worthy opponent, 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. For his own part, Batman's opposition to Ra's is complicated by his attraction to the villain's daughter, Talia.

Read more about Ra's Al Ghul at Wikipedia ...

Official Site: DC Comics
Links:  Wikipedia: Ra's Al Ghul   Oracle Files: Ra's Al Ghul   DCcomics.com: Ra's Al Ghul  

 

Click to sort:

Wins: 13
Losses: 25

Result Opponent A Score   B Score
Loss Poison Ivy 53 to 54
Loss The Prince 35 to 43
Win Red Skull 60 to 38
Win Voldemort 66 to 46
Win Mr. Burns 60 to 41
Win Captain Planet 71 to 61
Loss Lex Luthor 30 to 49
Win David Xanatos 65 to 25
Loss Doctor Doom 27 to 89
Loss Deadpool 39 to 72
Loss Solid Snake 33 to 47
Loss Wolverine 33 to 83
Loss Super Skrull 20 to 54
Loss Annihilus 27 to 83
Loss Apocalypse 21 to 70
Loss Daredevil 37 to 49
Loss Drizzt Do'Urden 15 to 20
Win Shang Tsung 18 to 10
Win dr. fu manchu 23 to 4
Loss Spider-Man 5 to 20
Win Richard O'Connell (The Mummy) 17 to 9
Loss Obi-Wan Kenobi 8 to 18
Loss Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Jinn 7 to 18
Win Jackie Chan 22 to 15
Loss Indiana Jones 14 to 18
Win Hector Barbossa 21 to 8
Loss G.I. Joe 12 to 15
Loss Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 10 to 12
Win Altair 14 to 7
Loss Connor Macleod 8 to 13
Win Hit Girl 21 to 7
Win The Phantom 14 to 9
Loss Zorro 9 to 17
Loss Santa Claus 5 to 9
Loss The Shredder (Mirage) 5 to 7
Loss Captain America 4 to 8
Loss Qui-Gon Jinn 12 to 26
Loss Deathstroke 5 to 19