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The Wilson Family

     Adeline Wilson nee Kane 
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The wife and former senior officer of Slade Wilson's, she also later becomes the leader of H.I.V.E. She maintains a strained relationship with Slade, and is also the person who damaged his right eye.


  • It's Personal: Sums up her entire approach getting Slade imprisoned.

     Grant Wilson (Ravager) 
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Slade and Adeline's oldest son, Grant took after his father and became a mercenary. While he doesn't possess any of his father's enhancements, he's still a skilled mercenary. Famously died performing a contract on the Teen Titans, which led to his father taking on said contract.


Pre-Flashpoint:

  • Jerkass: From what we see of him when he's alive, he emotionally abused his girlfriend, antagonized Starfire when she came to Earth, was very gung-ho about following in his father's footsteps so that he could kill people, and blamed the Titans for his own failings to the point where he tried to kill them and died with nothing but hatred in his heart.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He's killed off pretty soon after being introduced, and most of what we learn about him is through his family.

Post-Flashpoint:

  • Parental Abuse: His Rebirth incarnation is verbally and physically abused by Slade.
  • Posthumous Character: He's long dead, and we only see him in some flashbacks through Slade.
  • The Un-Favourite: His Rebirth incarnation comes off as easily his father's least favourite child, and is seemingly more often berated by Slade than Joe is, though Slade does come to care for him after his death.

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     Joseph "Joey" Wilson (Jericho) 
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Slade and Adeline's youngest son, Joseph Wilson is able to control people's bodies through eye contact. He was a longtime member of the Teen Titans, although he occasionally found himself fighting against them.


Pre-Flashpoint:

  • Archnemesis Dad: He explicitly joined the team to stop Deathstroke, his estranged father.
  • Body Surf: What his power amounts to. When eye contact is made, Jericho is able to enter another's body and control their motor functions (except their speech). If the person is unconscious when Jericho enters, he can also speak through them, but retains any speech patterns the person may have (such as an impediment, lisp or accent).
  • Camp Straight: Is a sensitive artist who was almost also homosexual, but his creators decided against it in fear of fueling the sensitive artsy gay stereotype. Jericho was instead shown to be a ladies' man and had romantic ties with Raven and Kole.
  • The Casanova: Manages to attract quite the women in his time.
  • Cute Mute: He was mute due to his prideful father not wanting to divulge his employer and thinking that he could save his son before he was killed.
  • Eye Scream: At the end of "Deathtrap" in Titans vol. 2. He got better, at any rate (with a previously-unheard of ability to regrow the eyes).
  • Hand Signals: These are a necessity, due to the mute factor. Perez also insisted on utilizing them for the character in lieu of constant thought bubbles and internal monologues, allowing the readers to pay more attention to Jericho's hand signs and body language.
  • Face–Heel Revolving Door: Has it just as bad, if not worse than Raven. He started out good but was driven insane by evil spirits from Raven's father's home dimension. After his father killed him to stop his rampage Jericho clung to existence as an evil spirit being. Years later he was revived and purified of his evil. Then he went evil again due to spending too much time in Superboy's clone Match. Now, he's well...kind of a mess to be honest. It's not clear at this time whether he's good, evil, or even functional.
  • Hotblooded Sideburns: One of the things he's most known for were his muttonchops from the 80's.
  • Shown Their Work: The sign language he uses is accurate.
  • Technical Pacifist
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Raven. Their relationship hasn't been mentioned at all since the NTT era.
  • White Sheep: Was the least violent of the Wilsons. Although, his stint of evil at the start of volume 3, Deathtrap, and the New 52 avert this.

Post-Flashpoint:

  • Adaptational Sexuality: The DC Rebirth relaunch of Deathstroke establishes that Jericho is pansexual and has a rather fluid view on sexuality in general.
  • Body Surf: A power consistent across all of his post-Flashpoint incarnations is that he still has this power.
  • Continuity Snarl: When first introduced, he's not mute but is otherwise the same kid. Then he was reintroduced again, but his real name is Jericho. By the Rebirth series, he's back to being Joseph Wilson, mute guy who possesses people, with Jericho as a former superhero identity he used.
  • Cool Big Bro: He acts as this to Rose.
  • Daddy Issues: Oh, yes. While he was seemingly treated better than Grant, he still doesn't seem to particularly like his father, and helps Superman to capture him. However, he also really cares about his father's approval.
    • His wish for that approval likely flew straight out the window after Slade repeatedly slept with his fiancee, and then seemingly killed her (he insists he didn't). He straight up tried to kill him after the fact.
  • Hand Signals: Once he's written as mute again. However, he also possesses a device that broadcasts his intended thoughts, though he does still use a translator.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers a relatively minor one after he beats the stuffing out of his father Slade for seemingly killing his fiancee on the day of their wedding and almost killing Rose for trying to calm him down. By the time of The Lazarus Contract he seems to be better though.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Jericho believes that he's just like Slade, and makes it his life mission to never become him. Wally doesn't believe he's anything like him, at least.
  • Parental Favouritism: Seems to have been Slade's favourite son, as he wasn't averse to the rougher lifestyle Slade preferred, while Grant was.

     Rose Wilson (Ravager) 
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Rose Wilson is the daughter of Slade Wilson and Lillian Worth, a Hmong woman. She has a complicated relationship with her father, but eventually takes up the Ravager name as both a villain and member of the Teen Titans.


Pre-Flashpoint:

  • Anti-Hero: Strongly Type III.
  • Ax-Crazy: Though she got better.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Superboy.
  • The Big Guy
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: When she originally became Ravager, Slade kept pumping her full of the same drugs that enhanced his speed and reflexes. At the same time the drugs made Rose unhinged and psychotic, to the point she stabbed her eye out in a desperate attempt to prove to her father they were the same. It's telling once the drugs wore off she was horrified beyond belief at what she'd done to herself and tried to leave Slade before he forcefully gave her another injection. What made Rose agree to let Slade use the serum on her the first time was after he'd orchestrated the deaths of her foster parents by anonymously hiring his brother Wade, and tricked Rose into killing Wade thinking he was working alone.
  • Daddy's Girl: When she was Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • Dark Action Girl: She became this when she took on the Ravager name.
  • Depending on the Artist: Her eyes alternated between being colored blue or green, until colorists finally settled on blue. Her later appearances had her sometimes looking like a younger teenage girl and shorter, or being taller with a bit more muscle. And there's whether or not her pre-Flashpoint self looked as white as Wonder Girl, or if her Cambodian ancestry was even slightly reflected.
  • Dual Wielding / Katanas Are Just Better: She currently wields twin energy katanas that can cut through anything except flesh, and briefly merge into an energy shield.
  • Eye Scream: In pre-Flashpoint continuity, while under the influence of Psycho Serum, she cut out her own eye to earn Deathstroke's approval.
  • Eyepatch of Power
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: During Rose Wilson's time with the Teen Titans, her relationship with her team mates is strained. Rose has the most antagonistic relationship with Wonder Girl (Cassandra "Cassie" Sandsmark). Sadly, even when it appears that Rose is making peace with Wonder Girl, Cassandra revealed she still dislikes her and does not trust her. Another example is when Rose befriends another team mate like Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes), only for Jaime to revealed (thankfully not to her) that he is afraid of her. The only friend she has on the team is Kid Devil / Red Devil (Eddie Bloomberg). It gets so bad she quits the team. When Rose considers coming back on the team, they vote on whether to let her back in, while letting Bombshell (Amy Sue Allen), who betrayed and tried to kill them, back on the team. Ironically, Bombshell framed Rose as the one who betrayed the Teen Titans. As Rose points out, it's telling that they let a former traitor back on the team, something even Bombshell acknowledges, pointing out that if they give her a chance, Rose deserves the same chance. After an altercation with Bombshell, staged to ensure her loyalty to the team, Rose leaves to find her own way in life.
  • Headbutting Heroes: With Wonder Girl.
  • Hired Guns
  • Legacy Character: She is the fourth character with this name. Ravager was originally the alter-ego of another Deathstroke's son, Grant Wilson ,while working as a mercenary for H.I.V.E. assigned to kill the Teen Titans until his death. Bill Walsh, a terrorist responsible for slitting Jericho's throat as a child, later used the identity to attack Deathstroke by taking advantage of his vulnerability. Slade's half-brother Wade La Farge also used the identity to target him, although he was later killed for this.
  • Macho Masochism: While drugged with Psycho Serum, Ravager demonstrates her loyalty and worthiness to her father by gouging out her own eye.
  • Master Swordsman
  • Mixed Ancestry: Part-Cambodian, but this could be hard to tell with the way her facial features were drawn in most artwork.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After she gouged her eye out the Psycho Serum Slade used on her was starting to wear off, and after realizing what she did to herself she was horrified, stating she'd never try to make herself like Slade. He responded by drugging her again.
  • Never Live It Down In-universe, her time with the Teen Titans was very strained because Wonder Girl and Robin treated her actions under Slade's control as if she'd committed every murder of her own free will, despite knowing what Slade did to her. It got so bad Rose briefly left and allied herself with Clock King after hearing Cassandra and Tim say she was a lost cause.
  • Seers: She has limited precognition (usually a few seconds at most).
    • Combat Clairvoyance: She is sometimes able to use her precognitive abilities to 'see' her opponent's next moves, although her visions come and go.
  • Ship Tease: In the last period pre-New 52, Rose seems to have developed a flirtatious relationship with Kid Flash, who has remarked that her eye-patch is "sexy". She also begins flirting with Superboy for a brief period.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Injected with the same serum that enhanced her father Deathstroke, Rose has increased reflexes, stamina, and strength, but is also prone to psychotic episodes.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Rose has beautiful white hair, but is an unrepentant Professional Killer and Blood Knight.

Post-Flashpoint:

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the New 52, she is a teenaged mercenary hired by the shadowy organization N.O.W.H.E.R.E. to act as a handler for Superboy after he destroyed the N.O.W.H.E.R.E. lab used to create him in self-defense.
  • Axe-Crazy: In the New 52 she starts this way and stayed it for a long time.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Superboy.
  • Blood Knight: In the New 52.
  • Continuity Snarl: Along with all of the Wilson family, her New 52 history was very unstable. Initially, it was said that Adeline was her mother and she works for an organisation called N.O.W.H.E.R.E. as part of a group called the Ravagers. She makes little mention of this when she later shows up in the second Deathstroke series. The Rebirth series specifically says Lillian Worth is once again her mother, and presents an entirely different backstory for her, aside from being Slade's daughter.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's a strange case. She's a mercenary... but seemingly prefers to not kill and takes jobs to prevent contract killings. She's not averse to killing, however, and will maim at the drop of a dime.
  • Legacy Implosion: Initially, being a Ravager just means being a member of the Ravagers, a team of Elite Mooks. When she eventually starts going by Ravager, no mention is made of any previous user of the name. By the time of Rebirth, the name is still solely used by her, though Grant does exist and is indeed a dead mercenary. Whether he ever used the name is up in the air.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Originally averted, then played straight. She was intiially entirely Caucasian as Adeline Kane is her mother (rather than Lili Worth). DC Rebirth explicitly undid this change, bringing back her mixed heritage (she's half Hmong) and reaffirming that Lillian is indeed her mother.
  • Seers: She has limited precognition, which is later explained as her brain going into overdrive and analysing every detail it can to give her a clear mental picture of probable events.
    • Combat Clairvoyance: It seems like her 'visions' only activate around danger, or at least what she interprets as danger.
  • Vitriolic Best Friends: With Fairchild, to the point that Fairchild left something behind for Rose to find if anything happened to her.
    • Is this with Terra too in the Rebirth comics. Despite them acting as The Rival towards each other, Rose shows that she actually does trust Terra when they're tackling missions together, is comfortable sitting next to her on a bus and talking (even if the two of them still have nothing nice to say to each other), and even refers to Terra as her "friend" when she demands an enemy let her go.

Associates

     William Wintergreen 
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Slade's close friend and a former SAS officer, he essentially serves as Slade's assistant.


  • Battle Butler: Was a trained SAS officer.
  • Evil Counterpart: With Slade being an essentially evil Batman (with enhancements), Wintergreen is his Alfred. While he's British, polite and caring, he's also not averse to harsher acts, and clearly has no problem with Slade's activities.
    • Even Evil Has Standards: That said, Wintergreen still sees red lines that oughtn't be crossed and is distressed when Slade appears to cross them, though he still serves him out of loyalty. A notable case of this was "The Judas Contract", where Wintergreen thought it was unwise for Slade to put personal stake and emotional attachment into his contract by doing it out of revenge on the Teen Titans for Grant's death, and for him to be exploiting and romancing a dangerously unstable underage girl in order to advance his plan.
  • Undying Loyalty: For Slade after he'd saved his life from a Vietcong prison camp in the Vietnam War.

     Matthew Bland (The Red Lion) 
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The dictator of an unnamed country and sort-of friend of Slade Wilson's. Oh, he's also Evil Black Panther.


  • Badass Normal: Has no powers, but is able to keep up with Deathstroke and break him out of prison.
  • The Chessmaster: He's very fond of long-term plans.
  • Expy: He's Black Panther if he were a racist asshole. Notably, he was created by Christopher Priest, who did a very long and acclaimed run on Black Panther.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He initially hires Slade to help him with his "ethnic cleansing".
  • Villainous Friendship: He has a certain camaraderie with Slade, though it seems somewhat one-sided.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: His logic is very outdated, though he may have been saying this ironically.
    They are Muslim, I am Christian. I am the good guy.
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