61 Facts About Deathstroke


Deathstroke is a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

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Deathstroke is usually depicted as being among the deadliest and most expensive assassins in the DC Universe and is a prominent enemy of several superhero teams, most notably the Teen Titans, the Titans, and the Justice League.

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Deathstroke is the father of Jericho, two iterations of Ravager, and Respawn.

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Deathstroke has been substantially adapted into various forms of media, including several Batman-related projects; and the Teen Titans animated series, where he is voiced by Ron Perlman.

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In live-action, Deathstroke has been portrayed by Manu Bennett on The CW's television Arrowverse show Arrow; by Esai Morales as the main antagonist in the second season on the DC Universe series Titans; and by Joe Manganiello in the DC Extended Universe with a cameo in the 2017 film Justice League.

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Deathstroke broke every rule by making Deathstroke three-dimensional and giving him internal conflicts while maintaining a level of skeeve we weren't used to seeing from a typical 2-dimensional bad guy.

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Deathstroke's immediately fell in love with him and realized that he was without a doubt the most able-bodied combatant that she had ever encountered.

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Deathstroke was rescued by SAS member Wintergreen, to whom he would later return the favor.

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Deathstroke became a mercenary soon after the experiment when he defied orders and rescued his friend Wintergreen, who had been sent on a suicide mission by a commanding officer with a grudge.

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Deathstroke then kidnapped the Titans and placed them in the path of a Promethium bomb to test his device for the buyers, effectively killing two birds with one stone.

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Deathstroke next appeared in New York, holding officials hostage in order to lure the Titans into confronting him.

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Deathstroke escaped as the other Titans arrived, but by then Terra had proven herself and the team offered her membership.

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Later that night, it was revealed that Terra and Deathstroke had conspired to fake the fight in a plot to infiltrate the team.

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Deathstroke avoided being captured and soon discovered that his teammates had already been taken.

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Deathstroke's told Nightwing that Terra was a traitor, how each of his teammates were captured, and related the origin of Deathstroke.

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Deathstroke stops Deathstroke, but is surprised when Lanier turns into a bat-like creature and flies away.

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Deathstroke eventually discovers with Nightwing that the abductions were the work of the Wildebeest Society, and that their leader was none other than Titans member Jericho, Deathstroke's son.

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Deathstroke refused, but Koriand'r shocked her teammates and Deathstroke by using her starbolt blast to disintegrate her completely, per Adeline's wishes.

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Deathstroke then launched a series of attacks against the current Teen Titans, most notably shattering Impulse's knee with a shotgun blast, before leaving his father's body.

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Deathstroke has since manipulated his one remaining child Rose Wilson into the mercenary business as the new Ravager, in order to find and kill Jericho, using a specially designed serum to heighten her hostility and push her over the edge.

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Deathstroke is accompanied by Lady Vic, Grimm, and Black Canary, who is posing as Oracle.

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Deathstroke systematically took out every member except for Rayner, whom he had the potential to disable through trying to usurp his ring's energies using his own formidable willpower.

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Deathstroke was a founding member of Lex Luthor's Secret Society of Super Villains in the Infinite Crisis storyline.

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Deathstroke was the employer of Nightwing, whom he hired to train his daughter Rose.

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However, after the two have a confrontation with Superman, Deathstroke discovers that Nightwing had been teaching Rose the values of heroism.

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Deathstroke is active behind the scenes in Teen Titans, currently in the process of organizing a counter-team of teen superhumans that will be known as Titans East.

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Deathstroke seemingly intended to "reclaim" Ravager and a recently resurrected Jericho from the Titans or, if that failed, to crush them along with the rest of the team.

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Deathstroke had blackmailed former Titan Risk while at the same time offering him an outlet for his rage, was drugging Batgirl with the same serum he had used on Rose, and supplied Inertia with a formula that granted superhuman speed to compensate for the loss of the Speed Force following the initial battle with Superboy-Prime.

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Recently, Deathstroke took credit for somehow twisting the powers of Geo-Force, the half-brother of the original Terra, into the same powers as his traitorous sister.

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Deathstroke can be seen as a member of Libra's Secret Society of Super Villains.

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Deathstroke is gravely injured with his own sword by Geo-Force in DC Universe: Last Will and Testament.

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Deathstroke's tries to strangle him with a plastic wire, but Deathstroke is recuperated enough that he can fend off her attack.

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Later, Deathstroke finds a young street urchin that he decides to take under his wing.

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Deathstroke and Rose are forced to work together and fight for their lives against the Black Lanterns.

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Recently, Deathstroke has been seen working with Talia al Ghul, controlling the body and physical actions of the current Robin in order to kill the recent Batman.

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Deathstroke is able to control Robin's actions, thanks to a neural-implant inserted into Robin's spine by his mother while it was being surgically replaced.

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Batman defeats Deathstroke by taking advantage of the two-way connection between him and Robin by using a taser on Robin, the resulting electric shock overwhelming Deathstroke's enhanced senses.

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Deathstroke succeeds in recruiting Arsenal, a former member of the Teen Titans and Justice League, into the team.

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Deathstroke is hired by a man named Cristoph for a mission that forces him to work with a team of younger mercenaries known as the Alpha Dogs.

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Deathstroke subsequently betrays and kills the Alpha Dogs, enraged by the notion that his employers feel that he is unable to accomplish his tasks alone.

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Deathstroke kills Legacy, but another Legacy, donning the same colors as the last one, appears again and again.

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Deathstroke donned a mask and flew to Somalia to rescue Wintergreen, slaughtering all the captors.

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Deathstroke took Grant on his mission, considering him as not only his son, but as a business partner, and the only person he could trust.

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Deathstroke has Lex Luthor's life in his hands, but Lex Luthor persuades him that it will do him no good if the Syndicate takes over the Earth.

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Deathstroke then joins Batman and Luthor in the battle against the syndicate he is seen battling Deathstorm when the Syndicate attacks the fallen watchtower.

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Deathstroke becomes trapped in the Speed Force in the process, but is rescued the Titans and Teen Titans.

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Deathstroke was later imprisoned in Arkham Asylum, though he escapes and is later captured by the new Damian Wayne's new roster of Teen Titans.

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Deathstroke tried to goad Damian into killing him, but he was instead killed by Red Arrow.

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Deathstroke possess a healing factor, able to regenerate at a rapid accelerated rate depending on the complexity of tissue damage although he cannot regenerate new organs or his damaged eye.

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Deathstroke is a superb martial artist, having mastered multiple martial arts disciplines.

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In lieu with his elite military training, advanced martial skills, and tactical mind, Deathstroke is a dangerous combatant often considered the most feared and deadly assassin in the world .

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Deathstroke was saved by Reverend Darrk and given powers alongside Parasite and Blockbuster as the Doom Patrol to battle the JLA.

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Deathstroke Annual for 1994 was an Elseworlds story featuring Deathstroke in a post-apocalyptic world.

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In Tangent Comics, Deathstroke is an armored supervillain and a member of the Fatal Five.

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Deathstroke appears in Superman: American Alien, where he was sent by Carmine Falcone to assassinate a young Bruce Wayne who is supposedly on a yacht party.

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Deathstroke tries cutting him up with his sword, but is further befuddled when the sword breaks over Clark's durable skin, and Clark simply flicks him off of the yacht to defeat him.

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Deathstroke appears in Injustice: Gods Among Us' chapter 35 of Year Five, the last series before the game.

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Since Batman is the most wanted man on the planet, Deathstroke is the next best person to retrieve it, which he agrees to do.

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Deathstroke is then captured and subsequently tortured by Cyborg and Raven.

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In Ground Zero, which adapts the events of the game, Deathstroke is saved and aids the Insurgency in taking over the Watchtower.

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When Luthor calls to inform him that he will be using the kryptonite gun on Superman, Deathstroke urges him to use it to kill him so they can finally be free of his rule.

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