Hassan i Sabbah (Stormwatch Team Achilles enemy) (Wildstorm comics)

Hassan I-Sabbah


This super-terrorist appeared in Stormwatch: Team Achilles, a 2002-2004 series set in the WildStorm Universe.

Hassan is named after the Master of Assassins of medieval lore. This moniker is thus probably is a nom de guerre.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Grozny, Chechnya.
  • Height: Variable Weight: Variable
  • Eyes: Burnt orange. Hair: Black or N.A..


Powers and Abilities

Hassan I-Sabbah’s body seems to be composed of some kind of thick, viscous ink. Mostly, he uses to stretch around and moves and fight much like Mister Fantastic or the Elongated Man.

When Coleman blew his head off, it was obviously liquid. And Hassan I-Sabbah reformed it within seconds.

Hassan is super-strong. He could pick up and throw Coleman with enough force to nearly break bones with just one hand.

He is also a calm, competent, calculating paramilitary leader. I-Sabbah is pretty good at assessing his opponents and their possible weak points.


Hassan I-Sabbah was the leader of a small terrorist cell entirely made up of SPBs. In 2002, these attacked the UN Building in Manhattan. The cell included :

This attack had actually been aided and abetted by the criminal director of a Homeland Security agency, Ivana Baiul. She even hired the mercenary called the Steel Scarab to provide air support and monitoring for the assault. However, the assault was eventually thwarted by the UN’s brand new commando team, Team Achilles, and a superhuman cretin called Giant.

During the fighting, Hamat, al Afghani and Ash Sham (as well as the Steel Scarab) were killed and Hamoq captured. But Hassan I-Sabbah and Aswad easily managed to escape. The damage to the UN building was extensive, and several hostages were killed or severely wounded. One Team Achilles member was grievously wounded by Aswad.



Some time later, the Authority located the base of the terrorists. It was in Grozny, Chechnya, an area which had been under the protection of the Authority for sometime. In particular, Russian troops were banned from entering Chechnya. This status as a no-man’s-land was quite useful for terrorist cells.

The Authority took out the terrorists. Hassan I-Sabbah was cleft by Apollo’s heat vision. Of course, given his unique physiology, it is possible he might be able to reintegrate his body given enough time.


See illustration.


Calm and observant.

He also sounds quite smug and superior – but his powers *do* make him quite powerful, as few things can hurt him and he can manoeuvre with extraordinary precision and alacrity.


“Actually, boy, I *was* toying with you. I needed to stall until my transportation had put herself back together after your initial assault. Aswad ? Confuse these non-believers.”

“I am Hassan I-Sabbah, the Bloody Hand of Jihad…”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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“Hassan I-Sabbah”

Dex: 07 Str: 08 Bod: 07 Motivation: Uphold the Cause
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Terrorist
Inf: 05 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 017 HP: 015

Fluid form: 08, Stretching: 02

Charisma (intimidation): 04, Military science: 04, Weaponry (firearms): 04

Iron Nerves, Language (Pachto, Literary Arabic, presumably at least one other Arabic), No Vital Area, Stabilization.

Unspecified terrorist group (Low).

Distinct Appearance.

At one point he’s seen with an AK assault rifle [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 06, Ammo: 08, R#02, Advantage : Autofire] to control hostages – but he apparently never uses one in combat.

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: StormWatch : Team Achilles comic books.

Helper(s): Roy Cowan, David Johnston.