Nyssa Raatko
Nyssa Raatko
Personal Info:
Real Name: Nyssa Raatko
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Russia
First Appearance: Detective Comics Vol.1 783
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Formerly the League of Assassins
Base Of Operations: The Balkans
Grudges: Batman
Creators: Greg Rucka and Klaus Janson
Nyssa is extremely wealthy, knowledgeable in the study of alchemy and has a genius to rival her father. She is also an extremely capable assassin, skilled in the use of swords and guns.
Lazarus Pit: Nyssa Raatko has access to her fatherís ĎLazarus Pitísí in which she bathes to rejuvenate and heal herself. She has already extended her life far beyond any normal human.
Ra's al Ghul had a love child born during his travels in Russia in the 18th Century called Nyssa. Enamoured by the romantic stories that her mother would tell her about Ra's as a child, Nyssa set out to find Ra's and eventually located him at his headquarters in North Africa.
Impressed by her beauty, her warrior skills, and the fact that she was able to locate him, she was promoted to a position similar to that held by her half-sister, Talia. As a right hand associate, she accompanied him during his adventures. Ra's was so impressed with her abilities, he even allowed Nyssa to use his Lazarus Pits. Like her sister Talia, Nyssa eventually became disenchanted with Ra's genocidal plans to "cleanse the Earth," and disassociated herself from her father sometime in the early 19th century. Ra's reluctantly approved this, believing that she would return to him and that she and/or her children would become his future heirs. To his disappointment, Nyssa refused to give herself or her family to him, causing him officially to disown her permanently. He did however allow her to keep a Lazarus Pit for herself and, much to his surprise, she found a way to reuse it, allowing her to survive until modern times.
During World War II, Nyssa and her family were sent to a concentration camp, where Nyssa's entire family died as she was rendered infertile by gruesome Mengele-sque experiments.
Broken by her horrifying experiences during this time, and enraged that Ra's had abandoned her and her family to die at the hands of the Nazis, she planned to kill Ra's by befriending, kidnapping, and brainwashing Talia and using her to kill Ra's.