Leviathan is an organization founded by Talia al Ghul upon leaving her father Ra's al Ghul's League of Assassins. Leviathan's liturgy is staunchly anti-capitalist, and seeks to dismantle society and impose itself as the leaders of a new way. The organization has served as a threat to Batman Incorporated.
Leviathan first became known to the heroes of Earth as a terror group who kidnapped the child of a Yemeni shiekh. However, Batman suspected that something was up, and discovered that Leviathan was working with the shiekh, and was planning to attack the world with mind-controlled children and engineered metahumans.
Batman immediately connected the organization to an apocalyptic vision he'd received while coming back from the dead, and positioned his Batman Incorporated organization to oppose them. After some moves, Leviathan seemed to form up behind Doctor Dedalus, a Nazi masterspy imprisoned on the Falkland Islands, with a predicted lifespan of months due to Alzheimers'. In the aftermath of Dedalus' breakout, further investigation showed that a paper-trail showed a flow of child soldiers from training camps in the central African republic of Mtamba to locations around the world, for use by Leviathan in their campaign.
Leviathan's goals seemed to include the subjugation of poor communities using drugs.
In Batman Inc's struggle against Doctor Dedalus' master plan, they struck, and hit empty locations, which were in fact pre-prepared traps by Leviathan. Recovering, they realized that Dedalus was a feint, designed to make them show their hand on the eve of the war. Via a telephone, the leader of Leviathan, Talia al Ghul, spoke from their new headquarters opposite the cinema on Park Row. Talia stated Leviathan's goal was war with Batman's followers and the destruction of civilization.
After Flashpoint, Talia took control of the League of Assassins and added its agents to the plan. The plan began by seeding mind-control chemicals in the Gotham food supply through the "Dark Tower" fast food chain, while taking control of the Brothers Grimm Syndicate, which controlled the club on Gotham's West Side. Using a combination of agents in the school system, the police, and the civil service, Leviathan worked to control Gotham's children.
Leviathan Civil War
Five years ago, Talia ordered her most trusted assassin to kill one of Leviathan's underbosses, who had the intention to reveal the existence of the organization to the U.S. authorities. Trust inside the criminal network was shattered and when Talia died and then was resurrected, she was ousted from her position as leader of Leviathan. The organization then fractured into various factions, led by competing leaders. The impact of the civil war was so great that independent assassins such as Deathstroke deemed it necessary to step in and force a resolution to the conflict.
Equipment: Levianthan's scientists have created or stolen a lot of chemical and technological wonders, such as the Man-Bat Serum, the Nanode, and malware which is able to take control of satellites, and they have used this technology to enhance their assassins.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.
- No special notes.
- No trivia.
Links and References
- 55 Appearances of Leviathan Organization
- 4 Images that include Leviathan Organization
- Organization Gallery: Leviathan Organization