Place of Birth
Jacob (son, deceased)
Mossad; formerly X-Corporation, Ally of the O*N*E*
Superhuman strength, enhanced speed, agility, reflexes, durability, and ability to heal
Sabra is a formidable and experienced combatant, having been trained in both armed and unarmed combat by the Israeli military.
Ruth Bat-Seraph was born near the city of Jersualem, Isael. When Ruth's genetic mutation manifested, she, along with her family, was taken to a special community by the Israeli government. Ruth was subsequently studied and eventually became was the first superhuman agent created to serve the Mossad (the Israeli Secret Service). Upon her graduation, Ruth received the experimental cape and gauntlets. (The wrist gauntlets fire plasma bursts and her cape fires paralyzing quills. The cape serves as an anti-gravity devices, enabling Sabra to fly through the air at speeds greater than 300 miles per hour.)
Taking the codename "Sabra," Ruth eventually requested a domestic assignment upon the birth of her son and became an officer in the Israeli Police, Tel-Aviv District. However, her son died when he was 6 years old due to a terrorist bombing on his school bus. Ruth remained on the civilian police until the arrival of the Hulk in Israel forced her to resume her activity as Sabra--she mistakenly believed Hulk was working with Arab terrorists operating in Israel. (To learn more about the Hulk, click on his highlighted name above.)
Years later, Sabra found herself caught up in the events of the anti-mutant campaign Operation: Zero Tolerance. It was at this time Sabra fought along side the X-Men and began to subscribe to the philosophies of Charles Xavier. Sabra even formerly became a member of the X-Corporation's Paris branch for a short while. (To learn about the above highlighted event, teams, and/or character, just click on their name.)
Shortly after enactment of the Super Human Registration Act was passed, Mossad loaned Sabra's services to the U.S. Office of National Emergency (O*N*E*) to assist with enforcing the law in exchange for the intelligence and surveillance technology that Israel would need for instituting its own registration program. Along with Great Britain's Micromax (Scott Wright), she was assigned to the O.N.E. coalition led by Bishop to find mutant refugees who had escaped the Xavier Institute. As someone who lost her child due to unnecessary violence, Sabra sided with Iron Man on the Pro-Registration side of the mutant Civil War (an uncommon role for a mutant). (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the different characters, and/or event.)
Later on, after the events of M-Day, Sabra was one of the 198 mutants that retained their powers. (To learn about M-Day of the 198, just click on their names above. Note: Beware of the revealing and form-fitting outfits worn by some on the M-Day's bio page.)
At one point, Sabra was requested by the British Government to aid Union Jack and the Arabian Knight against terrorists attacks in London. (Click on the characters' names above to learn more about them.)
Recently, when Doctor Octopus threatened the world's leaders that he would revert the Greenhouse Effect by using a giant web of satellites (which could be used also to speed up the warm-up), Spider-Man sent out an emergency call and several heroes from around the world responded including Sabra, Union Jack, Kangaroo, and the team, Big Hero 6. The heroes were sent to different locations throughout the globe to stop the missiles. In Israel, Sabra was about to ride one missile to stop it, but one of Doctor Octopus' assassins, Crossbones, shot and apparently killed her. (To learn about the characters and/or team above, just click on their highlighted names.)
More recently, it was revealed that Crossbones' shot was actually just a glancing hit and Sabra actually survived.
To learn a tiny bit more about Sabra, just click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Sabra.
In the film X2, "Ruth Bat-Seraph" appears as a folder on William Stryker's computer files. (Her name is listed on the very top of the second picture posted above.)