History Comicbook / Deathstroke

30th Jun '16 9:38:58 AM TheWanderer
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* FromCamouflageToCriminal: After his experiences in the military SuperSoldier program, Deathstroke became a merc/assassin for hire.
12th Jun '16 4:28:57 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Deathstroke bears some resemblance to the Marvel character {{Taskmaster}}, whom debuted several months beforehand. Both have some similar design elements (such as the buccaneer-style boots and color scheme), their powersets are roughly similar (Deathstroke's brain enhancements compared to Taskmaster's "photographic reflexes"), and have similar roles; however given the short period of time between their respective debuts it's likely coincidence (the visual similarity may be because they both were first drawn by the same artist, George Perez). But Deathstroke also inspired a rather memorable Expy. A lot of people forget that {{Deadpool}} was originally a blatant copy-cat of Deathstroke.

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* {{Expy}}: Deathstroke bears some resemblance to the Marvel character {{Taskmaster}}, ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}, whom debuted several months beforehand. Both have some similar design elements (such as the buccaneer-style boots and color scheme), their powersets are roughly similar (Deathstroke's brain enhancements compared to Taskmaster's "photographic reflexes"), and have similar roles; however given the short period of time between their respective debuts it's likely coincidence (the visual similarity may be because they both were first drawn by the same artist, George Perez). But Deathstroke also inspired a rather memorable Expy. A lot of people forget that {{Deadpool}} was originally a blatant copy-cat of Deathstroke.
3rd May '16 6:29:22 AM rafi
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2nd May '16 5:27:20 PM Fan01
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* BadassNormal: If there is anyone in the DCU that gives Batman a run for his money, it's Slade Wilson.

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* BadassNormal: If there is anyone in the DCU that gives Batman a run for his money, it's Slade Wilson. Not just give Batman a run for his money, Slade is the only person in DC to have a winning record (3-1) against the Dark Knight.
26th Apr '16 3:04:53 PM Mullon
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He's also appeared as a playable fighter in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'' (voiced by Creator/PatrickSeitz), ''[[InjusticeGodsAmongUs Injustice: Gods Among Us]]'' (voiced by J.G. Hertzler), and ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' (voiced by Creator/MarkRolston) as a villain and DLC character.

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He's also appeared as a playable fighter in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'' (voiced by Creator/PatrickSeitz), ''[[InjusticeGodsAmongUs Injustice: Gods Among Us]]'' ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' (voiced by J.G. Hertzler), and ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' (voiced by Creator/MarkRolston) as a villain and DLC character.
31st Mar '16 6:53:17 AM JamesAustin
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* ActionDad: While his fatherly instincts leave something to be desired there is no denying that Slade is a BadAss.

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* ActionDad: While his fatherly instincts leave something to be desired there is no denying that Slade is a BadAss.{{badass}}.



* {{Badass}}: This guy single-handedly beat the crap out of ''the entire Justice League.''
** Well, not all of them. Superman took him down with trivial ease.
** BadassNormal: If there is anyone in The DCU that gives Batman a run for his money, it's Slade Wilson.
--> (To Batman): ''You've trained yourself to fight. I've trained myself to kill.''
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Slade was already one of the best soldiers in the US Army when he was selected to be a test subject in an experiment to create metahuman super-soldiers. This left him with physical abilities just above the human norm and a healing factor of indeterminate strength. Couple that with his training and combat experience and you got yourself one hell of a mercenary.
** BadassGrandpa: He was in the army while most of the ComicBook/TeenTitans hadn't been born.
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** BadassBack: Deathstroke manages to skewer the Flash on his sword with a blind strike behind him, despite the fact that the Flash at that point is moving so much faster than Deathstroke that the villain must have looked like an inanimate statue to the hero.
** BadAssBandolier: Look at the picture.
** ColonelBadass: Slade was a Lieutenant Colonel back when he was still serving in the US Army.
** HandicappedBadass: You see how his mask only has one eyehole? That's because his wife shot out the other eye. Doesn't slow him down.

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* {{Badass}}: This guy single-handedly beat the crap out of ''the entire Justice League.''
** Well, not all of them. Superman
League''... except Superman, who took him down with trivial ease.
** BadassNormal: If there is anyone in The DCU that gives Batman a run for his money, it's Slade Wilson.
--> (To Batman): ''You've trained yourself to fight. I've trained myself to kill.''
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Slade was already one of the best soldiers in the US Army
ease. Still, when he was selected it takes ''Superman'' to be a test subject in an experiment to create metahuman super-soldiers. This left him with physical abilities just above the human norm and a healing factor of indeterminate strength. Couple that with his training and combat experience and take you got yourself one hell of a mercenary.
** BadassGrandpa: He was in the army while most of the ComicBook/TeenTitans hadn't been born.
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BadassBack: Deathstroke manages to skewer the Flash on his sword with a blind strike behind him, despite the fact that the Flash at that point is moving so much faster than Deathstroke that the villain must have looked like an inanimate statue to the hero.
** BadAssBandolier: * BadassBandolier: Look at the picture.
** ColonelBadass: Slade was a Lieutenant Colonel back when he was still serving * BadassNormal: If there is anyone in the US Army.
** HandicappedBadass: You see how
DCU that gives Batman a run for his mask only has one eyehole? That's because his wife shot out money, it's Slade Wilson.
-->'''Deathstroke:''' ''[to Batman]'' You've trained yourself to fight. I've trained myself to kill.
* BadassGrandpa: He was in
the other eye. Doesn't slow him down.army while most of the ComicBook/TeenTitans hadn't been born.



* BigBad: Of the ''Judas Contract'',''Titans Hunt'',and first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans.'' While in scale dosen't quite match Trigon's,Deathstroke is still the the most frequent of the Titans and also served as the this in some of Dick's solo series.

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* BigBad: Of the ''Judas Contract'',''Titans Hunt'',and Contract'', ''Titans Hunt'', and first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans.'' While in scale dosen't quite match Trigon's,Deathstroke Trigon's, Deathstroke is still the the most frequent of the Titans and also served as the this in some of Dick's solo series.



* ColonelBadass: Slade was a Lieutenant Colonel back when he was still serving in the US Army.



* EyeScream: He lost an eye when his wife shot him for endangering their son Jericho (which led to Jericho getting his throat cut and losing his voice).

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* EyeScream: He lost an eye EmpoweredBadassNormal: Slade was already one of the best soldiers in the US Army when he was selected to be a test subject in an experiment to create metahuman super-soldiers. This left him with physical abilities just above the human norm and a healing factor of indeterminate strength. Couple that with his wife shot him for endangering their son Jericho (which led to Jericho getting his throat cut training and losing his voice).combat experience and you got yourself one hell of a mercenary.


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* EyeScream: He lost an eye when his wife shot him for endangering their son Jericho (which led to Jericho getting his throat cut and losing his voice).


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* HandicappedBadass: You see how his mask only has one eyehole? That's because his wife shot out the other eye. Doesn't slow him down.
25th Mar '16 4:24:13 PM Dcrew
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** He was sickened by a village massacre his unit participated in during the Vietnam War.
8th Mar '16 7:41:26 AM dsneybuf
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Outside of comics, Deathstroke was featured as the main antagonist in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series, with his name changed to [[NeverSayDie the more kid-friendly moniker of "Slade"]] (voiced by Creator/RonPerlman). A more comic-accurate version of Deathstroke (voiced by Creator/WentworthMiller, [[TheOtherDarrin then]] FredTatasciore) appeared in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', working as an enforcer for the Light. He appeared as a GeneralRipper antagonist [[spoiler:and pawn of {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}]] in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', played by Creator/MichaelHogan. He was a main character in the first two season's of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', where he's played by [[RaceLift mixed-race]] actor Creator/ManuBennett. He also appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'' (reprised by Perlman), was one of the major villains in ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' (voiced by Creator/RobinAtkinDownes), and was the main antagonist in ''[[WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman Son of Batman]]'' (voiced by Thomas Gibson).

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Outside of comics, Deathstroke was featured as the main antagonist in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series, with his name changed to [[NeverSayDie the more kid-friendly moniker of "Slade"]] (voiced by Creator/RonPerlman). A more comic-accurate version of Deathstroke (voiced by Creator/WentworthMiller, [[TheOtherDarrin then]] FredTatasciore) appeared in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', working as an enforcer for the Light. He appeared as a GeneralRipper antagonist [[spoiler:and pawn of {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}]] in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', played by Creator/MichaelHogan. He was a main character in the first two season's of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', where he's played by [[RaceLift mixed-race]] actor Creator/ManuBennett. He also appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'' (reprised by Perlman), was one of the major villains in ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' (voiced by Creator/RobinAtkinDownes), and was the main antagonist in ''[[WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman Son of Batman]]'' (voiced by Thomas Gibson).
4th Mar '16 4:00:27 PM nombretomado
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** Considering his origin story and power-set he could be considered an amoral CaptainAmerica whose willing to sell his services to the highest bidder.

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** Considering his origin story and power-set he could be considered an amoral CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica whose willing to sell his services to the highest bidder.
3rd Mar '16 10:39:01 AM captainmarkle
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* TheVietnamVet: As mentioned above, he fought in Vietnam alongside Wintergreen. This also applies to his ''Arkhamverse'' counterpart, who compares Batman to a troublesome Viet Cong member.



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