Face the Demon, Pt. 1 is the tenth episode of season one of Batman.


Nightwing is walking through the rooftops of Gotham City, looking for crime to fight, when he his ambushed by Bane and Deathstroke. The two tell Nightwing that they don't want trouble, and that the leader of the League of Assassins wants to talk. Nightwing doesn't trust them, but still follows them to the LoA lair, where a man named Ra's al Ghul approaches him. Ra's al Ghul says that Nightwing is a great fighter, and offers him a spot on the League. Nightwing asks why the League has been attacking him all this time if they wanted to recruit him, and Ra's says that all the attacks were just tests. To make sure Nightwing is worthy of joining the League, Ra's has him fight several LoA ninjas at once. Nightwing manages to defeat them all, and Ra's is impressed. Meanwhile, in the Batcave, Batman and the other apprentices are wondering where Nightwing is. Batman decides to send Red Hood to find Nightwing. Red Hood is walking through the city looking for Nightwing when he is mugged by some ninjas. Back in the League's lair, Ra's al Ghul puts Nightwing through several more tests, and then tells him to prepare for his biggest challenge. Some ninjas drag a masked man into the room and chains him to a wall. Ra's al Ghul has Bane take the man's mask off, revealing him as Red Hood. Ra's al Ghul tells Nightwing that if he wants to join the League of Assassins, he must first kill Red Hood, proving they can trust him. Ra's al Ghul gives Nightwing a sword and tells him to decapitate Red Hood. Nightwing raises the sword above his head, and, after hesitating a little bit, slashes... at the chains holding Red Hood to the wall. Ra's al Ghul tells his ninjas to kill Nightwing and Red Hood, but the two heroes prove to be tougher than they look. The two escape quickly, and run off, being chased by several ninjas. Red Hood tells Nightwing that they need help. The two split up to find back-up. Red Hood goes to Green Arrow's apartment and asks him to help, and Nightwing returns to the Batcave and gets help from Batman and the other apprentices. They all meet up in the woods outside the city, where they begin to plan their attack.


  • Dick Grayson/Nightwing
  • Jason Todd/Red Hood
  • Ra's al Ghul
  • Bane
  • Deathstroke
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman
  • Stephanie Brown/Batgirl
  • Tim Drake/Robin
  • Oliver Queen/Green Arrow

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