- "The League of Shadows has been a check against human corruption for thousands of years... We sacked Rome. Loaded trade ships with plague rats. Burned London to the ground. Every time a civilization reaches the pinnacle of its decadence... We return to restore the balance"
- ―Ra's al Ghul[[Batman Begins|]]
The League of Shadows is the underground secret society of warriors headed by Ra's al Ghul. The stated purpose of the league is to destroy civilisations that have become too corrupt to justifiably be allowed to keep growing. Although Bruce Wayne initially scoffs at the idea, he eventually joins and becomes Ra's' "greatest student".
The League's lair is located on a snowy mountain in an unspecified Asian country.