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    Black Orchid 


Mark Desmond

  • The Berserker: The experiments he made on himself made him super-strong and gigantic, but decreased his intelligence and caused him to become mindlessly aggressive.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Ends up killed by Darkseid's creation Brimstone.
  • Dumb Muscle: The formula that transformed Mark into Blockbuster damaged his cognitive abilities.
  • Legacy Character: After death his brother Roland became the newest Blockbuster.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: Used to be a chemist who tested his own formula on himself in an attempt to get strong.
  • Super Strength: His main power.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Just look at the pic.

    Bronze Tiger 

Ben Turner

Ben Turner was a student of the martial arts master known as the O-Sensei. When he and fellow student Richard Dragon were approached by an agency known as G.O.O.D., they became international crime fighters alongside the O-Sensei's goddaughter, Lady Shiva. However, during a mission to the Arctic, Ben stayed behind to confront the killer of his fiancé. This led him into a trap set by the villainous Doctor Ojo, where he was brainwashed and turned into the villainous Bronze Tiger. It was later revealed that Barney Ling, the head of G.O.O.D., was the one who had hired Ojo, and upon his seeming death, Ben was set free from Ojo's brainwashing.

Post-Crisis, Ben's backstory was somewhat altered. While much of his original backstory remained intact, it was expanded on, revealing that he killed a robber who killed his father in a fit of rage, and he learned martial arts to control that rage. Instead of being brainwashed by Doctor Ojo, he was turned into the Bronze Tiger by the Sensei of the League of Assassins. After being rescued by Rick Flag and partially cured of his conditioning by Amanda Waller, Ben joined the team to atone for his actions and to find a cure for his residual conditioning.

  • A Chat with Satan: Had his during the Diabloverde mission. Confronting a mirage of a young, irate Ben Turner helped him channel the rage he'd struggled with all his life and allowed him to finally conquer his demons for good.
  • Animal Motifs: Take a guess.
  • The Atoner: After serving as a brainwashed lackey of the League of Assassins, Ben felt the need to act righteously to make up for his actions.
  • Badass Normal: He is just a martial artist with no superhuman power. But he is a very good martial artist, capable of exchanging blows with Batman, and in some continuities even was one of his teachers.
  • Blood Knight: Ben first got into martial arts in the hope that they would serve as an outlet for his deep-seated urge to inflict suffering on others. Said urge began back when he was 10 and used a kitchen knife to slaughter a burglar who'd attacked his parents.
    "But what scared me was that I wasn't sorry for killing him. I was sorry it ended so soon."
  • Brainwash Residue: He was justifiably freaked out by the mere possibility of this happening, so he never accepted any position higher than Waller's right hand. Flag once consulted him on how to avert this, and his advice proved invaluable in saving the day.
  • Breakout Character: Not quite as much as Lady Shiva, but he's far more prominent than Dragon in comics and especially in adaptations.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Sarge Steel punted him straight into it just as he was entering a serious relationship with Vixen. This caused him to shatter mentally, flee the Squad, and return to mercenary work. Between Waller and Vixen, he got pulled from the abyss and managed to stabilize, though he was unable to restore his relation with Mari.
  • Freudian Trio: The ego to Shiva's id and Dragon's superego in Richard Dragon: Kung-Fu Fighter.
  • Jive Turkey: During the seventies, he spoke in very stereotypical lingo, though his depiction was otherwise Fair for Its Day.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: While Ben has always been a bit older than Richard the continuity that made him Richard's first and longest lasting martial arts instructor rather than O-Sensei made Ben quite a bit older with them still maintaining their friendship.
  • Kneel Before Frodo: Kneeled to Batgirl out of respect for her forging herself into a hero after the League of Assassins (including himself when he was brainwashed) tried to make her a Tyke Bomb.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: He originally used his mask as a conduit for his wrath, to the point that while in the Squad the sight of it made him uncomfortable and nervous of losing his temper. Later he was able to dominate his rage and wear it normally.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: In addition to his training of Cass while brainwashed he was part of quite a few such chains in the corner of Post-Crisis continuity where he is made Dragon's longest-lasting and most influential instructor, though only the first one listed here was pointed out note :
  • Parental Substitute: The O-Sensei, his teacher, was this to him and Dragon.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Even after he was retconned to have anger issues he is always the blue to Dragon's red.
  • Reluctant Psycho: The whole reason he turned to martial arts was to learn to control the rage inside of him.
  • Scary Black Man: He is black under his mask. Averted during his days with Richard Dragon, but after his brainwashing he was retconned into having had serious anger issues since childhood.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: He left the squad to run a dojo in Detroit, but rejoined the Squad during World War III.
  • Tiger Versus Dragon: While in this case the tiger is the more restrained of the two and Tiger and Dragon basically consider each other brothers they still fight on occasion, and the imagery is even more pronounced in Dragon's dreams where Tiger acts as a kind of incredibly violent voice of conscience.
  • World's Best Warrior: Aside from Richard Dragon, Lady Shiva, and Cassandra Cain, he is, without a doubt, the strongest non-augmented martial artist in the entire DCU. There are a few others who might be near his level (primarily just Batman, Black Canary, and Connor Hawke), but beyond that, he has no peers. Even the people who could conceivably survive a fight with him will do everything in their power to avoid a scenario where they would have to fight him to begin with.

    Captain Boomerang 

George "Digger" Harkness

See The Flash Rogues for more info.

    Count Vertigo 

Werner Vertigo

See Green Arrow villains for more info.


Floyd Lawton
Deadshot is about to shoot you.note 

"Bang. You're dead."
Justice League, "Hereafter"

The man who never misses. Floyd Lawton, aka Deadshot, is a DC Comics character who started out as a member of Batman's Rogues Gallery, but is more often associated with the Suicide Squad and Secret Six.

He first appeared in Batman #59 in 1950 as a criminal who pretended to be a hero that specialized in non-lethally disarming crooks. In reality, he was eliminating the competition and trying to discredit Batman in the process. After a lengthy prison stay, he returned redesigned by Marshall Rogers as a costumed assassin with wrist-mounted guns and a grudge against Batman. In The '80s, he was one of the first recruits for the Super-Villain Suicide Squad, and stayed with the group voluntarily as one of the few members who was legitimately suicidal.

Floyd Lawton grew up with a messed-up family. His father was abusive towards his mother, who talked his older brother Ed into shooting him for her. Floyd wanted to save his brother from being a murderer, so he took a rifle up a tree and tried to shoot his father first. However, the branch he was sitting on broke, and he shot his brother instead. One way or another, he ends up in one villainous team or another, and usually acts as the marksman, due to his highly Improbable Aiming Skills.

Although a villain at times, Deadshot is portrayed as just fitting into the Anti-Hero category, as was the case with his second solo miniseries in 2005. It is established that he has a daughter, Zoe, and he attempts to clean up the neighborhood where she and her mother lived, which was at the centre of a three-way gang war. It actually works out for a while, with Floyd living a family life. Of course, Green Arrow shows up, and tries to capture Deadshot, but not before the locals give Green Arrow a What the Hell, Hero? speech over him trying to arrest a man who was protecting them when he and the other heroes didn't. Eventually, Floyd decides to leave to protect his family, but not before making Green Arrow promise to protect the area more. From then on, Deadshot would give the money from his contracts to his family.

If there's DC media that needs a Dragon who uses a gun, or some guy with Improbable Aiming Skills, he'll likely be that character. His more notable appearances to date have been:

  • Abusive Parents: His father was not a nice man. His mother was even worse.
  • Adaptational Heroism: His DCEU counterpart is considerably more heroic than previous adaptions of the character, with most of his more villainous character traits being either removed or glossed over in favour of focusing solely on his relationship with his daughter
  • Adaptational Villainy: His DCAU counterpart is slightly more antagonistic than his comic book counterpart and most versions through the fact that he's just an unusually talented hitman with the lack of his usual Morality Pet (his daughter) or any type of redeeming or sympathetic qualities. To summarize, he's a gun for hire, nothing more.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: Daredevil's Arch-Enemy Bullseye is more or less Deadshot's Marvel counterpart. Technically, Deadshot came first by publication date but in his first appearance he looked/acted a lot different and he would go on a long hiatus, with Bullseye first establishing himself as the assassin arch-nemesis to Daredevil over two decades later. Not long after Bullseye's debut, Deadshot would come back and fill that similar niche to Batman that Bullseye does to Daredevil, namely being a Cold Sniper enemy to the main hero.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Katana cut off his left arm when he went rogue. Now he's got a bionic one that has superhuman strength and a built-in gun, between that and his own apathy he doesn't mind losing his arm.
  • Anti-Hero: On his good days. While living in his daughter's gang-ridden neighborhood, he single-handedly removed and destroyed any signs of gang violence to make the neighborhood safe for his family. When Green Arrow came looking for him, the locals actually openly defended him and told Ollie to get lost.
    • Falls more under the Anti-Villain category in that he's a remorseless killer with a Death Wish, but will tend to stick to a code of honor that can make him - usually - a reliable teammate.
  • Arm Cannon: Of the "mounted on the forearms" variety.
  • Assassin Outclassin': In the New 52's Suicide Squad, this is how Deadshot was sent to Belle Reve Prison. He was supposed to assassinate a senator in Gotham, but was thwarted by Batman, causing Deadshot his first career miss.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Knows that bulletproof skin doesn't necessarily mean bulletproof eyes.
  • Ax-Crazy: Not always, but he occasionally has the urge to kill everyone in sight.
  • Badass Longcoat: Used to sport one before switching to a bodysuit. Then wore it over his bodysuit, before ditching it entirely.
  • Badass Normal: Has no superpowers to assist his aiming.
  • Battle Couple: With Harley. They develop a close bond as team members in the Suicide Squad, and have had an on-again, off-again relationship ever since.
    • Also with Jeanette during his time in the Secret Six.
  • Beard of Sorrow: During the 2019 run, Deadshot's beard has grown longer and more unkempt, showing his general disillusionment with working for the Squad.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Mentioning his late son will get you a pistol-broken jaw at least.
    • Treating a gun like a toy. It's not that he's in favor of gun control or anything, it just annoys him to see fine weapons in the hands of idiots.
  • Big Brother Worship: The Lawton family butler made it a point to mention everyone liked Ed. When asked whether Floyd was resentful of his brother, he clarified he meant everyone liked Ed - Floyd most of anyone.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: He was once mugged by a couple of idiots who didn't even know how to hold their guns correctly. Deadshot beat them up - he didn't really care about the mugging, he certainly didn't do it because he thought it was right, he didn't even do it because they threatened him. He didn't care about any respect he might or might not get - all he cares is the respect to the gun.
  • Broken Pedestal: Towards his old mentor, David Cain, due to his in-universe Villain Decay.
  • Came Back Wrong: After his death during Suicide Squad (2019), he's brought back as a zombie during Task Force Z. He's none too pleased at his revival and possible Horror Hunger.
  • Carpet of Virility: Usually, but it’s Depending on the Artist.
  • Chest Insignia: A target. In contrast to Batman, who uses the armored bat-symbol to draw fire away from his vulnerable points, Floyd leaves the "bull's eye" unprotected because he wants people to shoot him.
  • Coat, Hat, Mask: He wore a tuxedo, top hat and domino mask while posing as a hero in his first appearance.
  • Cold Sniper: He claims not to care if anyone lives or dies, including himself.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Anyone who expects a fair fight from him is either an idiot or knows absolutely nothing about him, and they're not going to live very long either way.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Averted. All of his live-action appearances so far kept his codename. Probably because it just sounds cool, and calling him Floyd wouldn't do him any favours.
  • Consummate Professional: As long as he gets paid, he'll do his best to drop the target. If he fails, he won't collect the pay, but if you don't pay up, he won't lift a finger either. And he doesn't give credit to anyone, for good reason.
  • Cool Mask: Wears a white/silver cloth/metallic mask which contains a scope to assist his aiming.
  • Critical Psychoanalysis Failure: Marnie Herrs, a Suicide Squad staff psychologist, falls in love with Deadshot. More sensibly, when she realizes he's entirely uninterested in working through his boatload of issues and that she's not going to change him, she just leaves Belle Reve.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Expanded on in the 1988 miniseries. His parents openly hated each other, to the point that his mother tried to get his father killed by their sons, but Floyd wound up killing his beloved brother Edward by accident. Later he lost his wife and son, and for most of his life has been unconsciously looking for surrogate brother figures.
  • Daughter Of A Whore: He had Zoe with Michelle Torres, a cocaine addict turned call girl, in what he assumed would be a one night stand.
  • Deadpan Snarker: One of his defining character traits.
  • Deal with the Devil: Makes one with Neron during Underworld Unleashed, selling his soul and promising to spread chaos in return for more bullets.
  • Death Seeker/The Fatalist: Is either one or the other Depending on the Writer. He knows he is not going to live very long either way, what really changes is whether he wants to be killed or just doesn't care.
    • His response to being told straight from the source that he'll be condemned to eternity in Hell when he dies is simply "Ha! Figures."
  • Depending on the Artist: His mask. Is it metal or fabric?
  • Depending on the Writer: The distinction between wanting to die and not caring whether he lives or dies isn't always acknowledged. He was noticeably disappointed when David Cain failed to kill him. He signed on with Sgt. Rock's new iteration of the Suicide Squad precisely because he hoped to finally be killed on one of the missions.
  • The Dragon: Usually to The Penguin.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Even Harley Quinn finds it strange that the "world's greatest marksman" is called Floyd.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He has no problem shooting an unarmed woman in the back. It's when he finds out she was told that she was free that he gets pissed, since he'd been told she was an escaping prisoner.
    • When the Six were first put together, both Deadshot and Cheshire were forced into joining when Mockingbird held the safety of their respective children over their heads. The difference between them? By the end of Villains United, it was demonstrated that Floyd cared more about his daughter Zoe then Cheshire did Lian, as Cheshire went out of her way to conceive a replacement with no hesitation.
    • During one issue of Suicide Squad Deadshot is legitimately disgusted by the Khmer Rouge and goes out of his way to kill several of their soldiers on general principle.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His older brother Ed, His ex-wife Susan, their son, Eddie, his daughter, Zoe, her mother, and the Secret Six.
  • Evil Counterpart: Is frequently portrayed as Green Arrow's, contrasting their choice of weapons, but started as one for Batman; he even grew up with Bruce Wayne and Alfred knew his butler well enough to know of the Lawtons' marital situation.
  • Evil Matriarch: His father was no prize, but Lawton's mother was the one who hired a child molester to kidnap her grandson to force Floyd to kill his father.
    • Retconned out by the New 52, in which she, along with Lawton's father and sister, was killed by bullets coming through the walls from a gang execution in the next apartment.
      • Then the retcon was retconned out in his part of the Most Wanted spin-off series. He stole the story from another criminal, and the original backstory is reestablished. His mother turns out to be so bad that her egging him on causes Deadshot to kill her in a fit of rage.
  • Exact Words: He and the rest of the Suicide Squad were ordered to stop Rick Flag from assassinating Senator Cray "by any means necessary". Deadshot kills Cray himself, so Flag can't kill him. His genuine confusion as to why this wasn't an acceptable solution definitively proves to everyone around him how Ax-Crazy he truly is.
  • Flamethrower Backfire: In the second mini-series, Deadshot defeats Firebug by shooting the arsonist through the wings of his costume, which he uses to store the fuel for his flamethrowers. Firebug goes up in a fireball.
  • Good Parents: ...You probably weren't expecting this from one of the world's top assassins, but all of his interactions with Zoe indicate that he makes a pretty kickass dad. The only reason he's not a Retired Badass is because the various enemies he's made don't care that he'd rather be a father than a hitman.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Lawton doesn't worry about lung cancer, since he's not expecting to live that long. Almost every single panel where Deadshot is neither masked nor eating, he's smoking a cigarette.
  • Guns and Gunplay Tropes: Uses almost all of them.
  • Guns Akimbo: His wrist mounted guns, or just two pistols.
  • The Gunslinger: Deadshot is an evil version.
  • Hired Gun: His main source of income.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: With Catman, to a blatantly obvious extent.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: The master of this in the DC Universe (in regards to guns, at least). If you want to get an idea of how skilled he is, he can shoot other bullets that have already been fired out of the air.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: In his first miniseries, he left the Suicide Squad to go in an unsanctioned killing spree. His boss, Amanda Waller, realized he was hunting down everyone involved in his young son's kidnapping and death, and once she checked all involved were scum the likes of which managed to disgust her, promptly decided to ignore Deadshot's activities, knowing he was going to return to Belle Reve at some point.
  • Kill Me Now, or Forever Stay Your Hand: Doesn't actually want to kill Batman, and Bats finally calls him on the fact that he always "pulls his shots" by hesitating or trying a Trick Bullet.
  • Lack of Empathy: He likes to come across as completely heartless, and he's certainly less caring than most people.
    Catman: If you were driving and you saw a little girl lying in the street, would you stop and help her?
    Deadshot: Well, I wouldn't go out of my way to run her over at least.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Has this dynamic with Scandal in the Secret Six, even sometimes calling her "sis."
  • Literal-Minded: In the 2001 Suicide Squad series, Floyd tells a diner waitress that he's an assassin. The waitress, assuming this to be a joke, sarcastically offers him 20 dollars to kill the diner's terrible short order cook. The scene then cuts to a news report about a shooting at a local diner, with the newscaster saying that witnesses claimed the shooter demanded 20 dollars from a horrified waitress after killing the cook.
  • Morality Chain: It has been implied that his love for his daughter (as well as his complicated relationship with Batman) are the only things stopping him from going off the deep end.
  • Morality Pet: His daughter Zoe. Her mother, kinda. He supports them financially, and is very against his daughter seeing violence.
  • Multi-Ranged Master: Implied - when he runs out of bullets in Skartaris he orders Black Alice to find him a bow, or a sling, or anything that shoots.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Would you pick a fight with a guy called Deadshot?
  • Nightmare Fetishist: His response to hearing Killer Frost suggest that they wipe out an entire island full of superhumans?
    Keep talkin' like that and I may have to marry you.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Delivered multiple ones to a gang of neo-Nazi thugs in one issue of Secret Six after he foiled their robbery, humiliated them, and left one of them without an eye. They evidently didn't learn that continuing to fuck with the guy who thoroughly put them in their place was an incredibly stupid idea.
  • One-Man Army: Has the highest known body count of the core members of the Six; this is what attracts Jeannette.
  • Only in It for the Money: He's not really sadistic or anything, he just wants money.
  • Parental Substitute: More properly, Big Brother Substitutes - he tends to gravitate towards replacement sibling figures, most notably Rick Flag and most interestingly Batman.
  • Pet the Dog: After learning about how Black Alice thinks she gave her father cancer, he forces the doctor (who is pretty sure it was Alice who gave it to him) to call and reassure her that it couldn't possibly have been her fault. Although, he might have just done this to make her a more effective team member.
    • There's also his interaction with his daughter Zoe and her mother. The money he makes as a mercenary gets sent directly to them.
  • Porn Stache: It's even been called this, and he's specifically mentioned that people have said less-than-flattering things about it.
  • Professional Killer: A lot of his jobs are mercenary gigs, but he generally tries to stick with hitman work. Batman once managed to save a witness Deadshot had been hired to kill by freezing his employer's bank accounts, suspending Deadshot's pay.
  • Race Lift: Traditionally a white guy in the comics, Deadshot is played by Will Smith in Suicide Squad (2016).
  • Retired Badass: If Deadshot had his way, he'd have the assassin life long behind him and be peacefully raising his daughter. Unfortunately, one thing or another keeps him from stashing away the guns for good.
  • Retirony: In the 2019 Suicide Squad run after finally completing his sentence and deciding to be a better father for his daughter, he gets killed by Black Mask pretending to be Blue Beetle.
  • The Rival: Deathstroke is his main rival on assassinations.
  • Self-Harm: Again, Depending on the Writer. Keith Giffen in particular wrote Floyd as engaging in self-harm, specifically putting out cigarettes on his own arm.
  • Shoot the Dog: Does things that are too immoral, suicidal or both for his teammates.
  • The Sociopath: During the Blackest Night crossover, Yasemin (now a Black Lantern) comments that she thought he was this, but he does in fact have emotions buried deep inside. This is accompanied by a visual of his body being mostly black with a few points of color bleeding through.
    • After a brief fight in which Lawton non-fatally shoots William Heller, Batman asks the assassin why he didn't kill Heller. Deadshot shrugs and points out his boss only told him to shoot Heller, not kill him. An irritated Batman then asks Floyd if he doesn't have any sort of moral code. Deadshot's laconic answer:
    Deadshot: What for? Nobody hiring me has one.
  • Straw Nihilist: Some portrayals of him verge on this. In the Ostrander miniseries, he tells his psychiatrist that he feels all talk about how precious life is fell flat after he accidentally killed his brother, the one person he idolized in the world... and felt nothing. This attitude was only reinforced when he became a criminal and still felt nothing after taking life after life.
    • The Anti-Nihilist: On his good days. While he doesn't believe in any higher purpose, he places value on the here and now.
      "There is no great answer. There is no righteous way. There is no purpose. You can't get rid of the superfluous nonsense, Manta, because that's all there is."
  • Strong as They Need to Be: He's the defining example of Improbable Aiming Skills in DC and always hits his mark... unless he's going up against Batman, or really anyone with plot relevance. Then he'll miss for some reason.
  • Super Wrist-Gadget: His trademark weapons, which are automatic and silenced.
  • Talk to the Fist: If you're on his bad side and he wants to know something, tell him in a quick and concise manner unless you want to get a hole blown in you. Agrees with Tuco that "if you're gonna shoot, shoot. Don't talk."
  • Ten Paces and Turn: Will shoot you In the Back before you get three paces.
  • Tranquil Fury: A side-effect of his Consummate Professional attitude is remarkable anger control. A prime example is from his 2005 mini-series; A corrupt landlord poisoned an autistic child's dog because he lost a lawsuit against his mother over allowing the dog to stay. One panel after processing this, Floyd's kneecapping the guy and threatening worse if the dog dies.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: The very violent kind, with Catman.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The most notable one, in Suicide Squad (1987) #22, ended with him killing a U.S. Senator in front of a crowd of police, then firing at them.
  • Weak, but Skilled: By no means is Deadshot a weakling, in fact for a normal civilian he is someone you don't want to pick a fight with even unarmed. That being said, he's not up to par in hand-to-hand combat when compared to the premier martial artists of the DCU, not to mention the ones with powers. He compensates for that by being a ranged fighter with his deadly precision using firearms, and when forced to fight he never fights fair.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Suggests this on almost every Suicide Squad mission. Even when it's not an assassination. Telling him to do something "by any means necessary" is practically inviting him to massacre everyone involved.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Or kneecap a girl, sucker-frag a girl, etc.
  • Would Hurt a Child: While he doesn't go out of his way to kill children, it has been shown that he has no qualms against it.
    • His "dream assassination" was revealed to be killing a class of kindergarten students (something he attempts to do after selling his soul to Neron) If not for the intervention of the Justice League he would have the blood of several innocent children on his hands.
  • You Should Have Died Instead: His parents' attitude, and to a degree, his own. His brother was the golden boy of the family, and no one worshiped him more than Floyd. His old butler mentioned that everyone who met Edward thought Floyd would be just as bright, and tended to be disappointed by him.

    Doctor Light 

Arthur Light

See Justice League villains for more info.



  • Amnesiac Hero: Joins the Squad not knowing who she is or where she came from.
  • BFG: Unhappy with the weapons on offer in Belle Reve's arsenal, she constructs her own massive gun that anybody without her Super Strength struggles to lift.
  • Easy Amnesia: She suffered this upon her arrival on Earth after being shot.
  • The Mole: An accidental version. She was left for dead by her fellow Female Furies, but only suffered Easy Amnesia and was allowed into the Squad as she had no Earth records. Once the amnesia wore off, Lashina decided to betray the team in the process of returning to Apokolips.
  • Physical Goddess: She is a New Goddess from Apokolips.


June Moone

  • Beast and Beauty: She's a gorgeous redhead and she's the lover of her teammate, Killer Croc, the man-eating lizard mutant.
  • De-Power: For a time, after Nightshade absorbed the demonic entity powering her magic.
  • Even Evil Has Standards/ Pet the Dog: She once healed a mortally wounded cat that Katana had befriended. When Katana thanked her, she replied "No need. It is not right that any innocent animal should suffer."
  • Functional Magic: Her main ability.
  • Lady of Black Magic: A powerful sorceress garbed in flowing dark green robes, especially so when depicted as a villainous Evil Sorceress.
  • Magical Girl Warrior / Dark Magical Girl / Evil Sorceress: Enchantress started as a Sailor Moon style Magical Girl in her own adventures (one of the very first Magical Girls!) before disappearing for a few years. When she came back, Enchantress fought Supergirl as she'd decided to steal all the magical power on Earth in order to eliminate evil. Then it turned out her mentor was secretly evil, and June Moone's Enchantress side went full villain.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After shooting Nightshade, who was just trying to calm her down.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: In earlier versions, June Moone is a natural blonde, but turns black-haired whenever she becomes the Enchantress. These days June's a redhead regardless of her identity.
  • Squishy Wizard: June's the team's powerhouse, but she's a graphic designer and about as tough as you can expect of that. When the villain Cosmonaut headbutted her, she was comatose for hours. Cosmonaut did the same thing to athletic teammate Katana and Katana was only momentarily dazed. June got squished for real in Flashpoint, when Superman stepped on her.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Has one, which is her main reason for joining the squad; she was promised they could keep it in check. Interestingly, while she might not like the Enchantress, she eventually shoots Nightshade in an attempt to restore her powers. Belle Reve's psychologist makes it a point to explain there's a difference between willingly giving power away and having it taken. In fact, he explicitly compares power to a drug and Moone's actions as withdrawal.
  • Talk to the Fist: One of her biggest weaknesses these days. She's almost always the most powerful member of the squad, but she's rarely effective. It's because she spends a long time talking, including telling an enemy what she intends to do to them, so opponents just blast her while she's still blabbing.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Relatively speaking, Enchantress is this to the Suicide Squad. Mainly because she's an evil witch who's just as dangerous to her squadmates as she is to her enemies.

An Olympic athlete turned criminal/Mercenary his skill, and an arsenal of javelin based trick weapons.
  • Badass Normal: Much like Green Arrow and Arsenal, he doesn't have any powers.
  • Hired Guns: He's a German mercenary.
  • Javelin Thrower: A former Olympic javelin thrower turned criminal.
  • Mysterious Past: Other than his nationality and past as an Olympic Athlete, nothing is known about Javelin's past.
  • No Name Given: His real name has never been revealed.
  • Not Quite Dead: Left to die by the Squad during War of the Gods, he reappeared several years later during Cry for Justice, getting knocked out by Supergirl.
  • Ret-Gone: Hasn't returned in the post-Flashpoint continuity.
  • Trick Arrow: Javelin's carries an arsenal of trick javelins.

    Karin Grace
Karin Grace is an elite government agent working in Task Force X. Her relationship with Rick Flag led her to become a member of the Suicide Squad, operating as their combat medic. The area she specializes in is space medicine.


Leah Wasserman

  • Brain Uploading: Her corpse was retrieved from Jotunheim and used by the Jihad engineers to create a new Ifrit. It came with a host of problems due to Mindboggler's difficult personality, which the engineers tried to correct by implanting False Memories and changing her directives. Eventually the Hayoth's AI Dybbuk was able to repair the faulty programming and restore her memories.
  • Bully Hunter: After seeing Boomerang bullying another member, Mindboggler forces him to experience a hallucinatory Circle of Shame so he can see what it's like to be in the other end of it. It backfires in her when Boomerang lets her get killed as revenge.
  • In the Back: Gets shot in the back, killing her.
  • Master of Illusion: She can conjure vivid, realistic illusions that can mess with minds.
  • Mind Control: Can do this, to an extent.


Thomas Andrew Tresser

  • Alliterative Name: Tom Tresser
  • Latex Perfection: His disguise skills are based on special masks of his own invention.
  • Master of Disguise: Able to develop lifelike masks used to impersonate others.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Finally gets fed up with Waller's machinations and the other members' shenanigans and quits.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Long before Tresser had ever graced the pages of a comic Steve Trevor was Wonder Woman's blonde super-spy boyfriend, and later husband. After Crisis undid their marriage and made Steve into Etta's husband and love interest instead Tom was eventually written as Diana's blonde spy boyfriend for a time.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Rick Flag. He returns for a mission to save Flag's son from a deranged former colleague.


Eve Eden

See here for more info.


Bette Sans Souci

  • Canada, Eh?: Plastique is a Canadian terrorist.
  • Defeat by Modesty: Her first appearance had Firestorm defeat Plastique by vaporizing her clothes (in front of TV cameras!), both because it amuses him and because it's a convenient way to separate her from the bombs on her suit.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Initially, she had no actual super powers and just relied on her skill with explosives. Later she was granted the power to generate explosions with her minds.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In Raise The Flag, she only pretends to go along with Eiling's plan to betray the Squad and kill Waller, having learned her lesson of getting involved with people like him in the past. She is also outraged when White Dragon murders Twister while she was defenseless. befriended.
  • Evil Redhead: Red haired and began as a terrorist.
  • Fad Super: Plastique was created when Quebecois separatist terrorists were in the news. They were a short-lived phenomenon, and in later appearances she was explained as a die-hard anachronism before reforming. In the New 52, her background is as a more generic terrorist.
  • Having a Blast: Her super power.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Blowing up White Dragon from the inside might not have been pretty, but he was a racist, a misogynist and a deserter who killed Twister, whom Bette had befriended, so she gets a pass for killing him.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: She became a member of the Suicide Squad for the duration of a single mission. She attempted to betray the team during their second field operation in Qurac (under the command of Amanda Waller), but was anticipated and caught by fellow operative Nemesis, and subsequently brainwashed to suppress all memories of her membership in the Squad. This backfired when she was recruited a second time and her memories were returned.
  • Mad Bomber: One of the few times a mad bomber is female. Unlike most examples, she was fairly inept and had for a brief time reformed, but in the New 52 she's back to bomb-throwing.
  • Marrying Catwoman: Captain Atom married her after she reformed after having first been an adversary in his series.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Via genetic modification commissioned by her organization, Plastique gained the power to project explosive force from her body.
  • Villainous Friendship: Forms one with Twister in Raises The Flag.
  • Western Terrorists: Plastique started out as a violent Quebec separatist (likely inspired by the Front de libération du Québec) whose first story involved threatening to suicide bomb a newspaper.

    Poison Ivy 

Pamela Lilian Isley

See her page for more info.


Mark Shaw

    Punch and Jewelee 

Clyde Phillips and ??

  • Hypno Trinket: The Hypno-Gems were capable of hypnotizing other human beings. This item was actually more often used by Jewelee then Punch.
  • Morning Sickness: How Jewelee discovers she is pregnant.
  • People Puppets: Punch and Judy used an alien gun that projected beams of concentrated light that allowed them to take physical control over another person's body. In function, the sting strings were similar to the strings found on a puppet.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Punch and Jewelee are a married couple who delight in inflicting chaos on the world.
  • Villainous Harlequin: Punch and Jewelee's costumes are modeled after traditional Punch and Judy outfits.


  • Badass Normal: He is a Thuggee assassin who practices Kali worship, but has no powers of his own.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: He was an enemy to the Suicide Squad, although he later became one of their members.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: One of the least moral of a very immoral team, but it's always played for laughs after he joins the Squad.
  • Killed Off for Real: He was killed in battle against Kobra.
  • Laughably Evil: Ravan was surprisingly funny at times.
  • Only One Name: He's only known as Ravan.

    Rick Flag, Jr.

  • Back from the Dead: In Ostrander's From The Ashes it's revealed he was teleported to Skartaris at the last second.
  • Brainwash Residue: He consults Bronze Tiger on how to avoid this, and successfully screws Eiling over.
  • Colonel Badass
  • Death Seeker: Increasingly as the series goes on, particularly after he finds out his father had the same problem - he wasn't killed, he chose needless self-sacrifice instead.
  • False Memories: Rick Flag had no children. Junior's a random soldier Wade Eiling sent through a brainwashing program to force the identity upon him.
  • That Man Is Dead: When offered the chance to reconnect with the family he once had, he refuses to, saying he's Rick Flag now.

    Shade the Changing Man 

Rac Shade

See his page for more info.


Vanessa Kingsbury


Christopher Weiss

  • An Arm and a Leg: Slipknot loses an arm when Captain Boomerang convinces him to defect during a mission and the Explosive Leash bracelet detonates.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: His ropes are stronger than steel, which makes them good against humans, but they were worthless against robots. Without any other means of attack, he had no way to fight them and instead tried to escape. Which turned out to be a bad idea.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He fights using ropes.
  • Instant Knots: His whole shtick is that his ropes do this.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Attempts to escape after Captain Boomerang convinces him that the bombs were a bluff. They're not, and it cost him his arm.


Clifford "Cliff" Carmichael


Mari Jiwe McCabe

See her page for more info.


Yasemin Soze

Yasemin Soze was a Turkish smuggler and assassin who was forced into the Suicide Squad.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her outfit shows a lot of cleavage.
  • Came Back Wrong: Shortly after her death she was reanimated as a Black Lantern.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Challenging Deadshot to a gunslinger duel was not going to pan out as she thought.
  • Dirty Coward: On her first mission, she was overcome by the fear of possibly dying when the task became too much for her and she ran, which bought her great shame among the Suicide Squad.
  • The Gunslinger: Styles herself as one, as she's at least competent, until her serious lapse in judgement.
  • Honor Before Reason: Against all logic or reason, she challenges Lawton to a duel, and he shoots her dead before she even starts counting.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Giving a blatant opening to an opponent known for their uncompromising nature in order to get a duel was a foolish idea and it got her killed.

2001 Series Field Agents


Rachel Berkowitz
  • Stripperiffic: When compared to her original Pre-Crisis incarnation, she exposes a lot more skin.

    Killer Frost 

Louise Lincoln
See here for more info.

    Major Disaster 

Major Disaster (Paul Booker)

2011 Series Field Agents

Captain Boomerang


    El Diablo 

Chato Santana

  • The Atoner: While taking revenge on the gang that nearly killed him, Santana set the gang’s home ablaze and accidentally killed an innocent woman and children in the process. Afterward he surrendered to authorities, and regards his time in the Squad as an opportunity to make amends for his actions.
  • Odd Friendship: In El Diablo's spinoff miniseries, he's assigned to work with Uncle Sam, the Anthropomorphic Personification of the United States of America, on a case at the Mexican border. The two men turn out to have shared interests (including justice) despite their very different viewpoints on how to achieve it, and become good friends.
  • Playing with Fire: El Diablo possesses pyrokinetic powers.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Because his powers constantly burns his shirt

    Harley Quinn 

Harleen Quinzell

In the New 52, Harley is captured by Black Canary and is forcibly inducted into the Suicide Squad by Amanda Waller. For major info see relative page.

    James Gordon Jr. 

James Gordon Jr.

    King Shark 


Brian Durlin
Former operative of the Birds of Prey organization. He has a condition where he has a non-linear memory and sporadic amnesia.

A member of the Suicide Squad with the power to generate and project electricity.


Chang Jie-Ru
Chang Jie-Ru is a convict and a member of the newly formed Suicide Squad with the ability to alter his body's mass and thickness.
  • Eaten Alive: Gets eaten by King Shark. Luckily he survives and manages to get out a few issues later.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: He survived getting eaten and digested by King Shark, and Waller theorizes that he's almost completely un-killable.
  • Sizeshifter: Yo-Yo has the ability to increase his body mass to an extent where he is capable of resisting an explosion in his immediate vicinity, and other damage to a similar degree. In the opposite manner he is also able to decrease his mass, to bypass small gaps and other slight obstacles.

2016 Series Field Agents

    Will Evans 

Will Evans



  • An Ice Person: His most obvious ability.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: With his girlfriend Heatstroke.
  • Mauve Shirt: He and Heatstroke surprisingly survive their Suicide Squad mission despite being C-List at best.
  • Only One Name: His full name is never mentioned.



    Juan Soria
A C-Lister who briefly served in the Suicide Squad.
  • An Arm and a Leg: He got his hands cut off and replaced with artificial ones made of nanites, which give him the power to unlock anything.
  • Arc Words: "Juan Soria does not belong in this story."
  • Black Comedy: His story arc is this.
  • Broken Bird: He set out to be a superhero, but ended up being nothing more than a C-Lister superhuman.
  • Butt-Monkey: The Squad treats him like squat. It was deliberately done to enforce his fatalism to bring down the mission's target.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: His defeatist attitude is toxic to the hope-eating alien he is sent up against.
  • Driven to Suicide: He attempts this on his mission. It ends up de-powering the mission's villain, an alien who feeds on positive emotions, to the point where he can kill it.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: One titanically unlucky character.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: He is last seen sharing a cell with a very hungry Killer Croc. And Waller didn't even do it to spite him, she actually felt it was a reward since he'd been stuck in an actual hole previously.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Lasted two issues.

  • Alas, Poor Villain: Even though her Squad teammates didn't particularly liked her, they do feel sorry that she died that way.
  • An Axe to Grind: Her weapon of choice and codename.
  • C-List Fodder: Being a barely known foe of the Outsiders in a title that constantly does this, it's no surprise that she reappears in the Post-Flashpoint continuity to bite it.
  • Girlish Pigtails: While she's not particularly childish, but this is her style.
  • Your Head Asplode: King Cobra uses a device that triggers the bombs in the Squad member's necks. He tests it on Battleaxe, killing her and revealing the purpose of the implants to Kobra.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Only appears in a few issues and then is killed.



Brian Smith


Taro Raiden

  • The Brute: His main asset is his brute strength.
  • Mauve Shirt: Despite being C-List at most, he did survive his confrontation with El Diablo.


  • Drop the Hammer: Just like Hawkgirl, she fights with a mace.
  • Expy: Appears to be based on Justice Lords Hawkgirl from the Justice League series.
  • Mysterious Past: How did a Thanagarian ended up drafted into the Suicide Squad is unknown.
  • Winged Humanoid: Being a Thanagarian, she has hawk-like wings that allow her to fly.

Suicide Squad Black


Veronica Lopez
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her shirt is torn to show her navel.
  • Fair Cop: Used to be a GCPD cop before she obtained her powers and became a vigilante.
  • Freak Out: She freaked out when she saw the Devil Chutriel that possesses El Diablo, ruining any chance of a relationship between them.
  • I See Dead People: Her power allows her to see the death within people.


Zahra Abed
Juniper is an agent of A.R.G.U.S., who serves as the organization's representative on the Suicide Squad Black team.
  • Green Thumb: Due to being a lesser known Avatar of The Green, Juniper is capable of both transforming existing flora and creating new examples.
  • Flight: Juniper can fly with the plant-based wings that are constantly on her back.


    Gentleman Ghost 

2019 Series Field Agents


Margaret Pye


Hudson Pyle


    The Shark 

The Revolutionaries

    In General 
  • Morton's Fork: Either they complete 50 Suicide Squad missions and gain their freedom, or they spend the rest of their lives imprisoned. They actually expected that, joining the Squad to stop whoever is behind Lok.
  • Multinational Team: They come from many different nations. Osita is from Puerto Rico, Chaos Kitten from Hong Kong, Thylacine from Australia, Wink is American, Deadly Six from Somalia and so on.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Unsurprisingly, neither Lawton nor Harley like the idea of working with a group of people that killed two of their own, and the feeling is mutual.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Scale and T.N.Teen are both killed in their first appearance.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: They go after corrupt politicians and military contractors.


    The Aerie

  • Battle Couple: With The Aerie, and their powers compliment each other.
  • Delinquent Hair: Has blonde hair dyed pink in a mohawk.
  • Fangirl: The brief team-up with the Flash reveals she's a big fan of the Scarlet Speedster.
  • Offing the Annoyance: Not really offing, but annoyed at Harley Are We There Yet? antics, she teleports her to the middle of the outback for several minutes. Apparently there were too many emus.
  • Sticky Fingers: Mentioned she's kleptomaniac.
  • Teleportation: Can teleport herself and others. Her limits haven't been explored.

  • Bash Brothers: With his brother Scale.
  • Fish People: He and his brother are Atlanteans that look fish-like.
  • Forced to Watch: The Shark chewed his brother in half in front of him without being able to intervene.
  • It's Personal: He vows to kill The Shark for killing his brother.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Kills The Shark by injuring him underwater and letting him be eaten by a swarm of sharks, not only to separate him from his telepathic link, but as revenge for his brother.
  • Psychic Link: He and Scale shared one, and once he dies, Fin can't help but feel half-empty. He can also extend the mental link to others in order to have private conversations.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Forced to work alongside The Shark, who ate his brother.

    Deadly Six
  • Seven Deadly Sins: He can use the device on his chest to inflict his targets with one of the seven deadly sins, although he says he wouldn't want to weaponize Lust.


Samuel Song
  • A Death in the Limelight: The issue which shows his backstory and POV is the one were he dies.
  • Alliterative Name: His name is revealed to be this when he was at the morgue.
  • Came Back Strong: After dying, he reawakens at a morgue, greeted by his father the Black Racer, now he can use his speed without exhaustion, probably matching the Flash.
  • Deus ex Machina: Him reviving, being Black Racer's son and running just in time to save The Revolutionaries from death screams of this.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Knowing he failed to take the detonator of his explosive, he remains calm and tells Osita to chase down those who control them before dying.
  • Irony: He considers it ironic that he, someone who hates running after being forced to flee so many times in his life, has speed-related powers.
  • Mellow Fellow: Because of his powers, he's rather laid back. He's not even that shocked to find out the Black Racer is his father.
  • Required Secondary Powers: He stands out for not having them, needing lots of rest and food to be able to use his powers, and only for short periods of times.
  • Super Speed: He has this power, although unlike other speedsters, he can only use them in short bursts. He does have the Healing Factor of other speedsters, which allow him to mostly heal from an explosion that nearly charred his face in a matter of hours.

    Chaos Kitten
  • Badass Normal: So far the only member of the Revolutionaries that hasn't shown any powers or special abilities.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a hat that says 'Nope'.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Anti-Hero for sure, but when she finds a dog at the clinic of a Back-Alley Doctor, she insists on taking it with them, and then she leaves it in Deadshot's care (who by that point had fulfilled his sentence and was free to go).
  • Those Two Guys: Usually seen with Thylacine.


  • Captain Ethnic: She's Australian, possibly aboriginal, with supernatural senses and whose codename is an extinct marsupial.
  • Living Lie Detector: Her hearing is so good she can easily identify when someone is lying.
  • Scary Black Woman: Unlike Deadly Six who is at least civil, Thylacine can be pretty intimidating. Best shown when she kills Magpie.
  • Super Senses: This is her apparent power.

2021 Field Agents


Lawrence "Larry" Bolatinsky
  • Dying to Be Replaced: Gets killed on his first mission with the Suicide Squad so the speedster Alinta can use the codename Bolt without confusion.

    Film Freak 


Christopher Smith




Alejandra Cortez
  • Abhorrent Admirer: She doesn't seem to get how gross it is when she talks about shipping Nocturna and Superboy and mentions feeling hot when Superboy acts assertive against Peacemaker.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Culebra means snake in Spanish, but neither her outfit nor her powers involve snakes, so she fits the Animal Alias category.
  • The Big Guy: The main reason Waller recruited her was due to her strength.
  • Brawn Hilda: She's big, muscular and not conventionally attractive.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Loves making witty comments and ribbing on her teammates and even Waller.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: She really loves her mother and regrets having disappointed her by becoming a criminal.
  • Mauve Shirt: She survives her first appearance, while fellow newcomers Mindwarp and Exit die on their debut issue.
  • Motor Mouth: She never stops trying to lighten the mood of a situation, to the annoyance of Peacemaker.
  • Super Strength: She's strong enough to use a special needle made to penetrate a Kryptonian's skin.
  • Stout Strength: She's huge, heavyset and very strong.


Jason Phillips


Peter Howard


Natalia Mitternacht



Initially thought to be Conner Kent, having somehow been locked up in Arkham Asylum, it was eventually revealed this was Conner's evil doppelganger Match when the real Conner confronted him.


William Cobb


  • Green Thumb: Mentions he can hear plants and he can also control them.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Ultraman rips him in half and then burns what's left with his heat vision.
  • Plant Person: Some sort of experiment turned him into one.
  • Token Good Teammate: He's not really a criminal, he's just someone Waller drafted into the Squad and just wants to leave.





Robert DuBois

    Ambush Bug 

Irwin Schwab

    Black Siren 

  • Affably Evil: For an evil version of Black Canary, Black Siren gets along surprisingly quick with the Suicide Squad, who forcefully drafted her and took her from her home universe.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Always seen with an open jacket that shows her stomach.
  • Bound and Gagged: By gagging her she can't use her sonic scream.
  • Canon Immigrant: Her design is based on the character from Crisis on Two Earths, while her codename comes from the DCAU that became much more popular thanks to the Arrowverse.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: As bad as she can be, screaming Major Force into oblivion was not really a bad thing.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Just like her main universe counterpart.
  • Sinister Shades: She's always seen with sunglasses.

    Nightmare Nurse 





Rudolph Jones

    Heat Wave 

Mick Rory

    Major Force 

Clifford Zmeck

    KG Beast 

Anatoly Knyazev



    Victor Zsasz 

Victor Zsasz

    Solomon Grundy 

Solomon Grundy

    Madame Crow 

Abigail O'Shay

    Black Hand 

William Hand

    Etrigan the Brainiac 666 

Etrigan the Brainiac 666
  • Composite Character: Literally a combination of Brainiac and Etrigan.
  • Mysterious Past: It's never explained how did Waller managed to recruit him or from which alternate Earth did he came from.




Liam Hawkleigh

    Dr. Rodriguez 

Dr. Rodriguez

Scientist forced to work for Amanda Waller. She later gave herself sand powers to fight Waller alongside Rick Flag.

  • 11th-Hour Ranger: While she had been a support staff for the Squad since early in the run, she only joins them on the field at the start for War for Earth-3 event.
  • Last-Name Basis: Her first name is never mentioned.
  • The Mole: She was feeding information about Waller's activities to Rick Flag.
  • Sentient Sands: She now has sand powers, capable of increasing her size the more sand she uses.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She wears glasses, which remain even after becoming sentient sand, and she used her knowledge to give herself powers.
  • Took a Level in Badass: From a regular scientist to a sand monster.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Due to only recently having received her powers, she lacks finesse and control.

Members of the Suicide Squad not appearing in the main series


Sidearm appeared as part of the squad in Superboy vol. 4, where King Shark killed him for trying to shoot Detective Makoa in the back.

  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Sidearm was with a special cybernetic vest equipped with modular appendages capable of increasing his strength to superhuman levels.
  • Shoulder Cannon: One of the Tecnovest's mountings is multi-barreled cannon mounted behind his right shoulder.

Alternative Title(s): Deadshot