"Hey, uh, I got a dissertation here from Oxford University about the myth of an ancient Hindu weapon called the Brahmastra."
—Cisco Ramon[src]

Anthropological analysis of the Brahmastra is the dissertation Julian Albert has written for Oxford University, detailing the Brahmastra that he uncovered during an archeological expedition to India.[1]


At some point during his affiliation with Oxford University, Julian Albert published this paper, which served as his PhD dissertation on history. It's unknown whether it was based on the prior knowledge of the Brahmastra, or the knowledge Julian gathered after his archeological expedition, considering that he used the stone as Alchemy, instead of giving it to a museum.[1]


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  • The work's byline marks the first time Julian was referred to as "Albert Desmond", his name in DC comics, on screen.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Present"