Personal Info:
Real Name: Raza Kattuah
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Iran
First Appearance: Suicide Squad Vol.1 #1 (1987) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Jaculi, Agni, Antiphon, Dahak, Dervish, Digital Djinn, Djinn, Hyve, Ifrit, Manticore I, Koshchei, Ravan, Piscator, Badb, Tolteca
Group Affiliation: Jihad
Base Of Operations: Qurac
Grudges: Suicide Squad
Creators: John Ostrander and Luke McDonnell
Gallery: Click
Rustam is a highly skilled armed and unarmed combatant. He is an advanced hand-to-hand combatant, an expert swordsman and proficient in the use of firearms. He is also a highly skilled leader.
Psi-Scimitar: Rustam uses a semi-sentient mystical artefact known as the Psi-Scimitar. The Psi-Scimitar generates a flaming blade of energy from its hilt, and can open up dimensional portals.
A secular Iranian archaeologist, Dr. Raza Kattuah disagreed with many of his post-revolutionary government’s policies and actions. He eventually became an agent for the Americans, whom he disliked almost as much, using the codename Rustam . When one of his colleagues was imprisoned for political reasons, he accompanied American agent Rick Flag Jr. in rescuing him.
On an investigation of some ruins, he recovered a pommel which he learned was from somewhere called Skartaris. When his family was killed by an American drone, the enraged Kattuah found the pommel transformed into a flaming scimitar in his hand, responding to the change inside him.
Becoming an enemy of America, he ended up leading the Jihad. This was a meta-human terrorist squad covertly funded and organized by President Marlo of Qurac, based in the Jottunheim fortress.
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