Justice League: A Better World
League of Assassins
League of Assassins
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The League of Shadows was an ancient and powerful secret society created and perpetually run by Ras al Ghul. The League’s stated purpose was to restore balance to the world by enacting purges at various points in history. They targeted places they deemed were the greatest sources of civilization’s corruption and decadence, places that led to suffering and injustice. Acting as a self-appointed check against human corruption for thousands of years, some of the previous activities of the League included the sacking of Rome, starting the Black Plague, the great London fire, and the Gotham City economic depression.
The men who have sworn allegiance to the League of Shadows come from many different backgrounds; former soldiers, mercenaries, assassins, petty criminals, and ordinary men. However, all of them share a common similarity of hating what they define as evil and a desire to serve what they call true justice. Every member of the League of Shadows is fanatically loyal to the League’s cause. It is this fanaticism in which every warrior knows that he is expendable, his life forfeit, if it means fulfillment of the League’s plans. They are trained in the arts of theatricality and deception.
The League of Assassins is an international organization of the world’s greatest killers, operating both for hire and their own agenda. They primarily specialize in assassinations and terrorism. Their former leader was Ras al Ghul, who was killed in 1996 by Batman and his team. The League has resurfaced again and the rumor is that Ras al Ghul is alive. The location of the League of Assassins Hideout is unknown.
The return of the League of Assassins and the rumors that Ras al Ghul is alive has created some turmoil in the criminal underworld. Many are waiting to see what the organizations is up to. Will they continue their work toward world domination? Will they compete with the Kobra Cult or make them their allies?
2009: An investigation conducted by Flash, The Atom and Superboy led them to Magnitogorsk, Russia to investigate the source of the military vehicles and weapons that the Kobra Cult had amassed the last 10 years. With the help of Steve Trevor, they talk to Ibn al Xu’ffasch and discovered that records were been falsified and new military vehicles were substituted by scrap vehicles from WWII. The 15 culprits were arrested before they could commit suicide. They and their families were under death treats from the League of Assassins and had to work for them. They and their families were placed under the custody of the Justice Police. Thanks to the quick thinking of Flash, only 4 people were assassinated.
2009: During the events known as The New League of Shadows, Lord Batman was approached by Talia al Ghul who told him in secret that that Ras al Ghul wanted him to be the Head of the League of Assassins and that the world needed the League and someone like Batman to stop the Justice Lords and specially Lord Superman if they got out of control. At the end Damian Wayne-Ghul son of Talia and Bruce was the one who killed Deathstroke and won the head of the League of Assassins disabling at the same time the League of Shadows.
In terms of the objectives of Ras al Ghul and The League of Assassins what the Justice Lords are doing is a way of destroying evil hat is effective and they won’t get in their way. They went into hiding waiting for the moment they are needed to fix things.