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Lazarus Pits
Talia in the Lazarus Pits
Owner(s) Ra's al Ghul

The Lazarus Pit is a natural phenomenon of a pool of unknown liquid that possesses restorative properties that can instantly heal injuries and even grant immortality to those who bathe in it.


The Lazarus Pit are pools of waters located around the world, mainly in Nanda Parbat that have have allowed Ra's al Ghul to live and resurrect himself for hundreds of years. However, Trigon claimed that the pits were his creation, who enslaved the souls of whoever used them once they died.

Even though it can bring people back from the dead, if the body is very badly damaged, it won't be able to revive them. One such case is when Ra's body was severely burned in a fight with his former pupil Deathstroke, Talia told Damian who tried lift his body into the waters that his injuries were beyond the ability of Lazarus Pit. When confronting Deathstroke in Scotland, Slade claimed when he threatened Talia with a gun that the Lazarus Pit would not be able to heal her. This however was proven false as Batman walked into the waters with her and she revived after Deathstroke shot her.

Deathstroke planned on selling samples of the waters to wealthy people all over the planet from the oil rig. He mentions this during his final battle against Damian. It is revealed that Deathstroke survived his encounter with Damian through the waters of Lazarus Pit which erupted from the pipes.

Riddler used a Lazarus Pit to cure his terminal brain tumor. As a result, it gave him clarity and slightly altered his features.

Two years after Darkseid had sent the Paradooms to earth and slaughtered most the worlds heroes, Damian, now the leader of The League of Assassins, reveals to Raven, John Constantine and a depowered Superman that he revived Dick using the Lazarus Pit, despite promising that he wouldn't. Considering Dick as his brother, Damian had to take the chance, but this ended in failure as the Lazarus Pit also reduced Dick to a mentally handicapped and insane state, forced to be bound by a straitjacket.





  • The Lazarus Pit is known to warp the users mind. This is possibly why Talia al Ghul had a drastic personality change between Son of Batman and Batman: Bad Blood.
  • Those who are already insane are not as drastically affected, as while Riddler had his brain tumor healed, the only madness he suffered was being enlightened to Batman's identity.
  • The user does not need to be dead in order to use the pits. It has the abilities to heal injuries including past injuries.
  • Since Bruce carried Talia into the Lazarus Pit during Son of Batman it is possible that any past injuries were healed as a result.
    • Batman: Hush reveals that he still has scars even if his bones and muscles have healed.