55 Facts About Deadshot


Deadshot is an antihero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

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Deadshot is an excellent sniper who regularly boasts of never missing a shot, and is often considered one of the deadliest assassins in the DC Universe.

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Deadshot is primarily an adversary of the superhero Batman and belongs to the collection of enemies that make up his rogues gallery, though he has come into conflict with other heroes, such as Green Arrow.

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Deadshot was portrayed by Bradley Stryker in the final season of Smallville, by Michael Rowe in the Arrowverse, and by Will Smith in the DC Extended Universe, starting with the 2016 film, Suicide Squad.

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Deadshot is often a hired assassin, regularly boasting to "Never Miss".

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Deadshot is capable of using a large variety of weapons, but is most frequently portrayed as using a pair of suppressed, wrist-mounted guns.

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Deadshot initially appears in Gotham City as a new crime fighter, but is revealed to be an enemy of Batman when he attempts to replace the Dark Knight.

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Deadshot is sent to jail when Batman and Commissioner Gordon publicly expose his plot to become the king of Gotham's underworld.

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Deadshot has been a major figure in the Suicide Squad in many of its incarnations, where his skills as a marksman and his disregard for human life serve to advance the group's objectives.

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Deadshot feels he has no reason to continue living, and, while he does not want to commit suicide, he simply does not care if he dies.

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Deadshot almost gets his wish to die when he confronts a Senator who is threatening to expose the Suicide Squad to the world.

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Deadshot agrees and the two go off to a secluded area for the decision.

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Deadshot had a son named Edward "Eddie" Lawton who appeared in the 1988 Deadshot series.

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Deadshot is offered the reward of ruling North America; his punishment is to be the destruction of the neighborhood in which his daughter and his daughter's mother live.

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Deadshot remains a part of The Secret Six and is shown having reached a grudging friendship with another member, Catman.

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Deadshot goes to the Joker's cell and explains that he has taken a contract on the Joker's life, due to his indirect responsibility for the death of a high school student.

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Deadshot explains what happened at Arkham to Batman, before being turned over to the Gotham Police.

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Deadshot has the ghastly appearance of an old clown, with sliced skin and eyes stitched wide open to give the appearance of a clown.

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Six escape, and head for Gotham City, with Deadshot seemingly betraying them and leaving with Tarantula.

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Deadshot still has a daughter and wears a costume similar to the one he wore in the 2000s miniseries, but his son has been erased from continuity.

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Deadshot is portrayed as a Batman villain and a rival of Mad Dog, a bounty hunter.

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Deadshot is arrested for a failed assassination of a US Senator by Batman and was sentenced to life in prison.

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Deadshot is made team leader due to his skill under pressure, but quickly grows disillusioned with the group after a planned visit with his daughter, his first since his arrest, is withheld from him and ultimately aborted within minutes of him reuniting with his daughter in order to send him on a mission.

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Deadshot is later revealed to have been resurrected, possibly through use of an arm from Resurrection Man, obtained by the Squad for Waller during an earlier mission.

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Deadshot engaged Deathstroke, who sided with the Riddler, in a battle that took over 5 days, killing multiple victims.

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Deadshot has no superhuman powers but is the top marksman in the DC Universe.

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Deadshot possesses superhuman-like accuracy, and regularly boasts that he "never misses" his target.

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Deadshot once shot an apple off of Captain Boomerang's head with his eyes closed.

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Deadshot is so skilled that he can make his shots ricochet from structures and kill multiple targets at the same time.

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Deadshot is a tactical genius and master strategist and is a highly skilled demolitions expert.

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Deadshot has access to a vast array of weaponry, most notably, his sniper rifle and twin machine guns mounted on each arm.

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Deadshot is allegedly bilingual, and learned to speak Russian as a youth.

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Deadshot has proven to be a formidable hand-to-hand combatant when needed due to his excellent physical condition and training as an assassin.

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Deadshot has gone toe-to-toe against Batman on several occasions and has fought Deathstroke to a standstill.

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Deadshot is adept in Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Boxing, Krav Maga, and Muay Thai.

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Deadshot is an expert in many different styles of knife fighting.

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Deadshot is portrayed as a consummate professional; as long as he has been paid to kill someone, he will always carry it out, without exceptions.

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Unable to get paid, Deadshot publicly cancelled the assassination, letting the witness go free.

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Deadshot often expresses disappointment at surviving his missions, such as immediately lamenting "damn" when awakening in a hospital.

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The revelation of Deadshot having a brother, whom he idolized, seemed to resonate with Deadshot's attachment to Rick Flag, team leader.

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Deadshot is known to be sarcastic and profane, often cursing whenever frustrated or angered.

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Two months later, Deadshot appears in Bludhaven and approaches a man who apparently has a job for him, but he is rejected due to having only one fully working eye.

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Deadshot stays in this city as retired assassin before China White gives him a new offer and new eye scope.

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Later, while Deadshot is being interrogated at the GCPD Headquarters, Waller arrives and begins arguing with Gordon over her operative's arrest.

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Deadshot appears as the main antagonist of the tie-in digital comic taking place between the video games Batman: The Telltale Series and Batman: The Enemy Within.

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Deadshot gives Batman a gun and forces the vigilante to decide between shooting him or letting the hostages die to prove to Gotham that true heroes do not exist.

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Deadshot's actions allowed Waller to break into the main hub and stop the cloning.

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Deadshot makes a cameo in the Tiny Titans series as a player on Lobo's soccer team called the Secret Six.

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Deadshot is seemingly hired by Queen Bee to assassinate Quraci President Rumaan Harjavti, but is intercepted by Superman, Superboy, and Miss Martian.

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Deadshot does manage to shoot Rumaan's brother, Sumaan in the shoulder before he was nearly beaten to death by Superboy and carried to the hospital by Superman.

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Queen Bee revealed that Deadshot did succeed as his mission was to actually injure Sumaan.

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Deadshot's mother gave up prostitution and drugs for Zoe's sake and moved them to a poor neighborhood in Star City, where she was raised for four years without her father's knowledge.

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Later, when Deadshot is forced to leave the family for their protection, she is granted admittance to a good school thanks to her father's connections.

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Deadshot is the reason Deadshot does not kill any of his assailants.

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Deadshot appears in the Batman: Arkham series, voiced by Chris Cox.

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