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Advanced Research Group Uniting Superhumans (A.R.G.U.S.)

    Amanda Waller 

Amanda Waller

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"It's taken some work, but I finally have them. The worst of the worst."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Advanced Research Group Uniting Superhumans (A.R.G.U.S.)

Played by: Viola Davis

Dubbed by: Laura Torres (Latin-American Spanish), Noriko Uemura (Japanese), Maïk Darah (European French), Johanne Garneau (Canadian French)

Film appearances: Suicide Squad | The Suicide Squad

Other appearances: Suicide Blonde

"Getting people to act against their own self-interest is what I do for a living."

The ruthless government official at the head of ARGUS (Advanced Research Group Uniting Super-humans), a United States government organization tasked with handling major threats. To counter the now blatant rise of Metahumans, she decides to create and manage the Task Force X.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Viola Davis is more slender and attractive than the classic comics version of Amanda Waller, who is heavy set and weathered with age. Although, compared to the younger, taller and more slender version seen in Arrow, Green Lantern and the New 52, she is much more similar to the classic Waller.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: The Waller from the comics was nowhere near as incompetent as this one. The most shining example being how she left the vessel containing Incubus completely unguarded while she slept on the assumption that Enchantress - the metahuman she could only keep in line with threats - wouldn't try to go behind her back.
  • Anti-Villain: Is technically on the side of good, but make no mistake, she's an utterly ruthless individual.
  • Badass Boast:
    Waller: I am your consequence.
    Waller: [just before Enchantress begins her Mind Rape for Intel on the US military] Do your worst, bitch!
  • Bad Boss: She cares little for the well-being of her team and sees them more as expendable tools. Right after getting her team to lead the Suicide Squad to her locale, she has them executed because "they don't have the proper clearance" to be rescued.
  • Black Boss Lady: Waller is famously a no-nonsense sort of woman who doesn't take shit from anyone, least of all Batman.
  • Bullying a Dragon:
    • Waller thinks that the best way to handle the Enchantress, an ancient magical being of immense power whose limitations are unknown, is by repeatedly abusing her disembodied heart, never once thinking about what might happen if Enchantress finds a way to "slip the leash". Indeed, one has to wonder whether or not Enchantress's rampage wasn't caused by Waller's brutal attempts to "handle" Enchantress, especially when she was used to receiving worship and reverence from comparatively weak and pathetic mortals.
    • Honestly, her entire treatment of the Squad is this as none of them would hesitate to take her out if not for the bombs implanted in their necks. And even then, their expressions while interacting with her suggest that they might consider dying worth it if they can take her with them.
    • She tries it with Batman, of all people, by suggesting she could expose his identity. Not only is Batman not intimidated, but he orders her to dismantle the squad or else he'll send in the Justice League to take care of them AND her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her descriptions of the team are filled with extremely dry quips, with barely a change in expression or tone.
  • The Dreaded: If Rick Flagg is to be believed, Waller has quite a reputation. Even Harley Quinn, upon meeting her, meekly ponders if she's the Devil. She's even wearing red in that scene.
    Flagg: They warned me about you. My dumb ass didn't believe the stories.
    Waller: Nobody does.
  • Expository Theme Tune: "Sympathy for the Devil" is her intro song, and as Harley notes, she may as well be the Devil.
  • Fancy Dinner: She meets with Dexter Tolliver and Admiral Olsen in a posh restaurant to tell them about her Task Force X project in details.
  • Hidden Depths: Was fully prepared to not repay the Squad for saving her life, but when Deadshot demands to see his daughter, she relaxes just a little and offers him some quality time with his girl.
  • Hypocrite: She's at least as bad as most any member of the team of super-villains she looks down on.
  • Ignored Aesop: Despite getting captured and tortured by the Enchantress and almost causing the destruction of the entire world, she fails to realize that manipulating and backstabbing everyone around you isn't the best way to handle others as it eventually comes back to bite you in the ass. Batman has to remind her that she now answers to him when she tries to do so to him.
  • Iron Lady: You don't mess with The Wall.
  • Jerkass: She's unpleasant and manipulative to everyone within her power. The Squad and Flagg all despise her.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When it comes to the danger metahumans can possibly pose to the Muggles of the DC universe.
  • Karma Houdini:
    • For all the trouble she caused by thinking she could subdue Enchantress plus murdering her own field staff, she seems to get away with little more than cooperating with Bruce Wayne to cover up her mess in exchange for information on metahumans, with Wayne's stern warning to call for the Justice League should she keep her Task Force X project going.
    • On a lesser note, Deadshot never found out that it was Waller who tipped off Batman about his presence in Gotham, leading to his arrest in front of his daughter, so she can expect no comeuppance for that either.
  • Knight Templar: Seems totally committed to the security and protection of the United States, even if she has to use extortion, blackmail, assassination and flat-out murder to achieve it. She also makes it clear that she considers all metahumans to be a threat, regardless of their alignment, and that they just "got lucky" with Superman.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Her attempts to manipulate a nigh immortal reality warper directly result in the Midway City disaster, her own capture and torture by said warper, and she is forced to hand over files on known Metahumans to Bruce Wayne to guarantee his protection. And since she's now dependent on the help of the one person she can't intimidate to keep herself from facing up to the consequences of her actions, she's essentially been demoted from chessmaster to pawn.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Her "Task Force X" plan tragically backfires, mainly due to her idea to use Enchantress, who ended up being a threat to the world. Things get so bad for Amanda afterwards that she requires Bruce Wayne's help to cover up her mess in exchange for informations about the metahumans. Before leaving their private meeting, Bruce reminds her that if she doesn't disband Task Force X, his friends will take care of them.
  • Nominal Hero: While allegedly on the side of the angels, there's no question her roundabout actions are outright dubious.
  • Pet the Dog: While she does ultimately screw over "Task Force X" at the end and sends them back to prison she also agrees to and grants several concessions like allowing Deadshot to visit his daughter, giving Killer Croc cheeseburgers and a flat screen TV in his cell, and installing an espresso machine in Harley Quinn's cell.
  • Pride: This is, without a doubt, Amanda Waller's Fatal Flaw; her overwhelming confidence in her abilities and that she can get her way ultimately leads to disaster.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Waller's confidence in her ability to control anyone and any situation ultimately turns out to outweigh her actual ability by a couple of factors. Her brilliant plans to control the Enchantress ultimately fail to work, and one can argue that she may have driven Enchantress to her hostility in the first place by abusing her, she ultimately needs to go crawling to Bruce Wayne for protection to keep from getting roasted over her role in the whole fiasco, she's warned to shut down Task Force X before the Justice League does it for her, and the Joker breaks Harley Quinn out of Belle Reve. Let's not forget the fact that once she's bought Bruce Wayne's protection, she tries to intimidate him by revealing that she knows he's Batman — he promptly shuts her down right there and then.
  • Smug Snake: She struts around like this indomitable authority figure in the first part of the movie; one of her subordinates even (jokingly) refers to her as "the voice of God". Oh, how the mighty have fallen come the stinger.
  • The Sociopath: According to Viola Davis, who claimed to have read books on the disorder to get into the role. That being said, she at least wants to act for the good of society as a whole, even if she doesn't care what happens to the criminals who will accomplish this for her.
  • Staying Alive: She has a very peculiar knack for staying alive despite everything else. Deadshot is outright annoyed at the fact Waller did not die when the climactic battle wrecked the subway station, despite being near the epicenter of the magitek doomsday-weapon that they blew up.
  • Ungrateful Bitch:
    • You know, considering the Squad saved her life, and, you know, the entire world, she could be a little more appreciative. Harley had to push her to get so much as a "thank you," and Amanda then proceeds to go back on her end of the deal. Though she does at least agree to some smaller rewards, like letting Harley have her espresso machine and letting Croc have a TV, even if just to shut them up.
    • It gets worse in The Stinger. After Bruce Wayne agrees to help her cover her ass, she not-so-subtlety tells him she knows he's Batman, and implies that she wants to use that as leverage. Fortunately, Bruce shoots that down.
  • Villain Respect: Deadshot comments that Waller's cold-blooded slaying of her mission control staff was "gangster" and even Killer Croc comments "I like her" when she brutally intimidates the Squad after they contemplate just killing her there and then.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: As is probably obvious by now, Waller does some truly heinous things in the name of National Security... and seems to truly believe that every one of them was necessary for the greater good. That said, it could also be argued that personally massacring her mission control staff was more about protecting her ass politically, and the deal she makes with Bruce Wayne at the end further implies that while she'll go pretty far in her duties, that's due to her borderline-sociopathic nature rather than any sense of sacrifice.
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    Rick Flag 

Colonel Rick Flag

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"You disobey me, you die. You try to escape, you die. You otherwise irritate or vex me, and guess what... you die."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): U.S. Army, Advanced Research Group Uniting Superhumans (A.R.G.U.S.)

Played by: Joel Kinnaman

Dubbed by: Irwin Daayán (Latin-American Spanish), Atsushi Miyauchi (Japanese), Gilduin Tissier (European French), Pierre-Étienne Rouillard (Canadian French)

Appearances: Suicide Squad

"The hell is wrong with you people?!"

A special operations officer who acts as the field commander of the Suicide Squad.


  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, Flag is one of the more moral government officials. Here, he willingly turns a blind eye to Waller murdering her support staff. Though he might not condone it considering what he already thinks of her.
  • Adaptational Wimp: This version of Flag is mostly a liability to the team and is only tolerated because he holds the Explosive Leash and commands the troops. Compared to his comic book counterpart (along with the other versions of Rick Flagg, especially the DCAU version of Rick Flagg), who is one hell of a soldier, keeping up with the best of them, this can leave something to be desired.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: His intro splash notes that he is proficient with every weapon in the US Army... and plays golf with a handicap.
  • Badass Baritone: As portrayed by Joel Kinnaman, who has a pretty deep voice.
  • Badass in Distress: The abominations attempt to kidnap him twice, forcing the squad to rescue him.
  • Badass Normal: Though most of the team are examples of this trope as well, Flag is just a badass government agent/soldier tasked with helping to keep the group in check and on mission. No fancy costumes for him.
  • Colonel Badass: His military rank is stated to be colonel, and Waller calls him the best special forces officer the United States has ever produced.
  • Dating Catwoman: Is in a relationship with June Moone, aka the host of Enchantress. Amanda Waller thinks this can help to keep Enchantress on a leash. She's quite wrong.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He's initially disgusted with the Squad and dismissive of their skills and courage. By the end, he's come to respect some of them enough to smash the controls to the Explosive Leash, give Floyd his daughter's letters, and ask them to help of their own free will. And he personally oversees Deadshot's visits to his daughter to make sure he isn't mistreated.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Is heart broken when he is forced to end Enchantress, as it means killing June too. Except it doesn't.
  • The Dragon: He serves as Waller's right-hand man.
  • Guttural Growler: When in "Colonel Mode", he tends to growl in order to add weight to his orders.
  • Mr. Exposition: A good portion of his dialogue is simply him yelling plot-relevant details, including the infamous "This is Katana!" speech.
  • Not So Different: Flag initially rebukes this stance when Deadshot tries to make the comparison. Upon closer inspection though, he's just as much wrapped under Waller's thumb as the Squad is. To say nothing of the fact he can be as cold-blooded as Waller in some situations.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Downplayed. His bio states he "bleeds red, white, and blue." This turns out to be more of an informed trait.
  • Straight Man: Used a lot, given all the scenes paired with the Large Ham of Harley and Boomerang, and the neverending snark by Deadshot.
  • Sweet and Sour Grapes: He spends much of the film worried that destroying the Enchantress's heart will kill the woman he loves. In the end, it instead frees her.
  • Token Good Teammate: For a given definition of "good" considering he works for a government black ops agency. One of two members of the Squad who isn't a convict or former supervillain (the other being Katana). Subverted when Waller wipes out her own mission control staff, obviously to protect her own career; outwardly Flag just shrugs it off. Maybe he's just gotten used to having to put up with her doing stuff like this.

    Katana 

Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana

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"I'm not a thief."

Citizenship: Japanese

Affiliation(s): Advanced Research Group Uniting Superhumans (A.R.G.U.S.)

Affiliation(s): Task Force X

Played by: Karen Fukuhara

Dubbed by: Fernanda Robles (Latin-American Spanish), Arisa Shida (Japanese), Jessica Monceau (European French), Mylène Mackay (Canadian French)

Appearances: Suicide Squad

[In Japanese] "Criminals deserve no mercy!"

An expert martial artist and swordswoman that serves as Rick Flagg's bodyguard, and wields a powerful blade. As she is a volunteer, not a criminal, she does not have a micro-bomb implant.


  • And This Is for...: She almost misses the mission because she was busy hunting down one of the men who were there when her husband was murdered.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: "Tatsu" means "dragon". "Yamashiro" means "mountain palace".
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her stomach is fully visible as part of her Sarashi look.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: The bulk of her dialogue in the movie is in Japanese, but everybody responds to her in English.
  • Captain Ethnic: In case you couldn't tell, she's Japanese.
  • Co-Dragons: With Lieutenant Edwards with her fulfilling a more direct bodyguard role for Flag.
  • Death Seeker: Strongly hinted when she speaks to her husband's soul, telling him that "[they] will be together". Given his soul is trapped in the weapon...
  • Empowered Badass Normal: She's just a regular (if skilled) woman, but her soul sucking Muramasa blade is able to harm Incubus.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Even though she's tasked with helping Flagg keep the Squad in check, she doesn't have any hang-ups about having a drink with them.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: She has several scars on her face. One continues from the cut that goes through the eye on her mask.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Her redesigned outfit is patterned after the biker (bosozoku) variety.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: They are when they have soul-sucking abilities. Her katana contains all of the souls of the people who have been killed with it, including her husband.
  • The Lost Lenore: She's still reeling from the loss of her husband.
  • Master Swordsman: Her primary skillset. She's really good with that katana.
  • Not So Stoic: When the mission is nearing its end, she briefly breaks down while talking to her husband's soul.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She's the shortest member of the squad, but a deadly fighter nonetheless.
  • Sarashi: Japanese female wielding a katana and who's shirt is constantly open? Obviously required.
  • The Stoic: Doesn't emote very much other than anger and disgust for others. Subverted towards the climax, when she weeps as she talks to her husband's imprisoned soul.
  • They Call Him "Sword": Her codename is "Katana".
  • Token Good Teammate: She is a volunteer for the squad and doesn't have an Explosive Leash to keep her in check.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Her mask is designed after the Japanese flag.

    June Moone 

Dr. June Moone

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"Help me..."

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Advanced Research Group Uniting Superhumans (A.R.G.U.S.)

Played by: Cara Delevingne

Dubbed by: Jessica Ángeles (Latin-American Spanish), Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese), Nastassja Girard (European French), Geneviève Déry (Canadian French)

Appearances: Suicide Squad

"Enchantress..."

An archaeologist who is possessed by Enchantress. She is in a relationship with Rick Flagg.


    Lieutenant Edwards 

Lieutenant G.Q. Edwards

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): U.S. Army, Advanced Research Group Uniting Superhumans (A.R.G.U.S.)

Played by: Scott Eastwood

Dubbed by: Gerardo García (Latin-American Spanish), Masamichi Kitada (Japanese), Lionel Erdogan (European French), Alexis Lefebvre (Canadian French)

Appearances: Suicide Squad

A Navy SEAL and Rick Flag's second in command.


  • Badass Normal: A Navy SEAL Spec Ops who holds his own against the Incubus's zombies. He is the last survivor of the unit before his Heroic Sacrifice, with which he manages to kill what is essentially a god with a large bomb.
  • Co-Dragons: With Katana, with her performing a more direct physical bodyguard role while he delegates Flagg's commands.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He is point blank when the bomb set to destroy Incubus is detonated, and he is the one that pressed the button, knowing it would kill him.
  • Mauve Shirt: A movie original character who acts as Rick Flagg's right hand man. Survives the whole movie, and leads the last remaining SEALs through the sewers, wherein he is rescued by Croc from the abominations. Triggers a bomb with one second on its timer in order to kill Incubus, blowing himself and Diablo up in the process.

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    Griggs 

Warden Griggs

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"Ames, If this man shoots me, I want you to kill him and I want you to go clear my browser history."

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Belle Reve Federal Penitentiary

Played by: Ike Barinholtz

Dubbed by: Serge Faliu (European French), Martin Desgagné (Canadian French)

Appearances: Suicide Squad

"You put five of my guards in the hospital, Honey. No one's gonna play with you."

The chief correctional officer at the Belle Reve penitentiary, where some of the criminals Amanda Waller seeks for her Task Force X project are interned.


  • Bad Boss: When one of the guards is killed by Croc, he asks whether it was the new guy.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He better than anyone should know just how dangerous the inmates at Belle Reve are, and yet he continues to abuse and antagonize them.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Almost the entirety of his communication with his charges involves him snarking at their situation.
  • The Gambling Addict: Griggs has a serious gambling problem, which he carries out in illegal gambling dens run by gangsters. This is what allows the Joker to get him under his thumb.
  • Hate Sink: There's really nothing redeemable about this guy. His very first scene is him feeding a chunk of bread full of toenails and rat feces to Deadshot for "dinner".
  • The Internet Is for Porn: He specifically asks Ames, one of his colleagues, to "clear his browser history" in case he gets killed by Deadshot.
  • It Amused Me: Possibly For the Evulz depending on how evil you think he is, but he tortures and torments his prisoners simply for his own entertainment.
  • Jerkass: To put it simply, he is an asshole who takes much pleasure in antagonizing his prisoners.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite Harley saying he's screwed for giving her a cell phone under blackmailed orders from Joker, nothing bad happens to him (though it's possible that he could have been killed in the Joker's raid on Belle Reve).
  • Oh, Crap!: The moment he hears the Joker talking to him, Griggs's face immediately takes on a look of abject fear.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: He tries to convince Deadshot not to shot him in the head by insisting that the cookie he included in an earlier meal was a "real cookie".
  • Wardens Are Evil: The highest ranking member of the Belle Reve staff, he is also an abusive asshole and a gambling addict.

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