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Deathstroke the Terminator, One of the Most Ruthless Villains in the DC Universe

He may not have the infamy of other DC villains but he can definitely kick major butt. Soon you will be able to kick butt with him.

If you asked a comic book reader to name some top DC villains, most would likely go with Joker, Lex Luthor or even Darkseid. DC has many colorful and vicious villains but there is one that often goes unnoticed and has proven capable of giving the entire Justice League of America a run for their money

Deathstroke the Terminator is not someone you'd want to have as your enemy. He may be best known as a villain of the Teen Titans but that is no reason to sell him short. Being an assassin and mercenary is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what sets him apart from others.

At a young age, Slade Wilson volunteered in a medical experiment meant to create super-soldiers. His body didn't react well to the experiment at first but the results were gaining enhances senses and reflexes far beyond those of an ordinary man. Other results from the experimentation included higher brain capacity, his stamina and coordination have been enhanced and he is able to think and perceive things nine times faster than the average man. Deathstroke also is said to have the strength of ten men.

Setting himself up in the costumed persona of Deathstroke, he became the greatest mercenary in the world as well as perhaps the most brilliant tactician due to his enhanced senses and brain.

Deathstroke has fought against many of the costumed heroes in the DC Universe. He may be a mercenary willing to kill for money but he does have a level of ethics as well. There has even been times he's fought alongside some of the heroes.

It was in in 2004's IDENTITY CRISIS #3 where Deathstroke fought against the entire Justice League. Paid to be Doctor Light's bodyguard, the League believed Light guilty of the murder of someone close to them. He immediately took out Elongated Man, set off charges to act as decorys, was able to predict where the Flash would attack him and stabbed him with his sword, poked Zatanna in the liver to cause her to vomit so she couldn't use her backwards magic spells, dodged Hawkman's attack and cut off his flying harness, blocked Green Arrow's...arrow and cut the ends off the rest of the arrows in his quiver, put a bag over Black Canary's head so she couldn't use her sonic scream (and handcuffed her as well), predicted where Atom was and took him out with a laser pointer and broke all four of Green Lantern's fingers before he could use his power ring on him.

It took Green Arrow shoving an arrow in his empty eye socket and the rest of the team to attempt to subdue him. If this battle doesn't prove what a great adversary and fighter Deathstroke is, I don't know what else would.

With the relaunch of the DC Universe in the New 52, it's possible Deathstroke's abilities have been increased to an even higher level. He's taken to wearing a type of armored suite as well that may have augmented his strength even more (seems just about everyone in the New 52 is wearing some sort of armor instead of spandex).

In DEASTHSTROKE #5, his opponent picks up an actual submarine...and throws it on him!

Deathstroke obviously managed to survive.

Now imagine Deathstroke in a fighting game. It turns out it was just exclusively announced over at GameSpot that Deathstroke will be a playable character in Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Check out the gameplay video:

Deathstroke is not a character to turn your back on. He is a great character and is a worthy opponent for even the best heroes in the DC Universe.

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Posted by longbowhunter

I've always loved Deathstroke. Most of that is due to the Teen Titans cartoon. His first solo series wasn't bad. Never read any of his new 52 stuff.

Posted by xtremekidx

my goodness!

Posted by theTimeStreamer

so this whole article is free commercial for dc's new game..... hope marvel games get the same treatment.

Posted by RedQueen

Hahaha, more awesomeness :D Have to admit though, I wasn't expecting him to be in the initial roster, DLC maybe, but not with release.

Posted by sethysquare

@theTimeStreamer said:

so this whole article is free commercial for dc's new game..... hope marvel games get the same treatment.

please. when marvel had mvc 3 it was the same thing. every character reveal was accompanied with an article. the difference is this game is so much more badass

Posted by G-Man
@theTimeStreamer right. Because we never do editorial articles on characters we love.
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Posted by sethysquare

Seriously, Slade is a major badass.

Posted by NightFang

Hes one bad mother.....

Posted by xtremekidx

i think a game like this without deathstroke would be a failure of resources.....characters like this flourish in this type of games.....what i want to kknow is if these games have any story in them or just random fights against one another like tekken or KOF??

Posted by Outside_85

Ah Identity Crisis...how much BS you can stuff into a single fight...

Posted by theTimeStreamer

@G-Man: just saying. be fair.

Posted by bingbangboom

Wish that there was a new Marvel fighting game coming out like this. Don't like MvC although I do like Street Fighter IV.

Posted by NightFang

@Outside_85 said:

Ah Identity Crisis...how much BS you can stuff into a single fight...

Hulk vs. Ghost Rider in WWH.

Posted by Press Oblivion

Not to mention that he can take a full force punch from LOBO.

Posted by Ravager4

I hope this means we might get to see Rose as part of a possible DLC... maybe a Legacy Characters DLC or something.

...shush, I know. But I can dream

Posted by Twentyfive

Shame he fell victim to Liefeld's disease. It will take some time for me to take interest in this character. Maybe when the contamination is 100% clear, and his comic is actually good.

Posted by aaunderoath

you know deathstroke is a colossal badass but idk he seems a little too unbeatable .. that sits weird with me

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

My only complaint? The fact most of these super-moves would KILL most of the other characters straight away!!!! But hey, it's a mindless action game, I can live with it.

Posted by DeathpooltheT1000

Redesign him, i hate his Ironman crap, he was cooler when he never used those things.

Ironman armours are for amateurs without skills, Deathstroke is the best in what he does, not that Wolverine guy, i mean he sing for God sake, SINGS!!!

Posted by SupremeHyperion

He was in the Mortal Kombat v DC game so you kind of knew he'd be in.... right?

Posted by Azrael66

DS looks awesome. Loved MK. First day buy.

Posted by sethysquare

@DeathpooltheT1000: half of them are not his real design in the comics. Netherealms already did one deathstroke that was exactly the same as the comics. Its called mkvsdc go play that if u want old costumes.

Posted by sethysquare

@DeathpooltheT1000: also, alot of those redesigns look really homosexual.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Still fingers crossed for Midnighter

Posted by StMichalofWilson

I know he's a villain for many DC heroes, but could Scott Snyder somehow make him another major villain to the Dark Knight during his run on Batman?

Posted by RumbleMan_Exe

had that terminator name before the arnie version came out

Posted by Or35ti

Badass! My expectations for this game could not be higher, I really hope it delivers :p Deathstroke is awesome

Posted by Skunkstein

Wade is so fine...

I felt bad for him that he had to suffer Liefeld.

Posted by Ravager4

@Skunkstein: You mean Slade?

Posted by SexualLobster

Honestly, DC jst makes too many of their characters 'God like', while Marvel has too many of their character jobbing all the time.

We can't win.

Posted by Outside_85

@NightFang said:

@Outside_85 said:

Ah Identity Crisis...how much BS you can stuff into a single fight...

Hulk vs. Ghost Rider in WWH.

Not even remotely close, atleast in WWH you had a reason for the GH not being super awesome.

Posted by G-Man
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Posted by Nefarious

Slade is a beast! I'm very glad he is in the Injustice game.

Posted by ccraft

Deathstroke new 52 Vol 1 Legacy was really good, Deathstroke is getting a new creative team starting #15, I'm definitely checking it out.

Posted by JLDoom

Lol that video was ridiculously violent, yet it was awesome

Posted by SavageDragon

!!!! Wow!!!

That trailer looks amazing. This game shall be mine.

Posted by crusader8463

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

My only complaint? The fact most of these super-moves would KILL most of the other characters straight away!!!! But hey, it's a mindless action game, I can live with it.

Actually it's a fighting game not an action game.

Posted by DeathpooltheT1000

@sethysquare said:

@DeathpooltheT1000: also, alot of those redesigns look really homosexual.

Are you 12 or something?

Posted by comic_shaun

F####### A! That was intense. Hope the controller interaction isn't complacted.

Posted by AlKusanagi

OMG, DC! Way to totally rip off Deadpool!!!

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to get back to the lawsuit I'm filing against Games Workshop for stealing all their properties from Warcraft and Starcraft!

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

heh. I just bought and am reading all four issues of Deathstroke versus Batman.

Posted by nickthedevil

@theTimeStreamer said:

so this whole article is free commercial for dc's new game..... hope marvel games get the same treatment.

Let Marvel actually make a game worth the time, then this might stand. Til' then, they've proven incapable of creating a good game.

Posted by pikahyper

I miss the old days when he wasn't a villain, much better character back then, I still remember his original ongoing series fondly.

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Posted by AlexMarks

This game looks great! I'm definitely looking forward to playing it.

Posted by Billy Batson

@pikahyper said:

I miss the old days when he wasn't a villain, much better character back then, I still remember his original ongoing series fondly.

What, no love for Wolfman's/Perez's Teen Titans run where he was a villain?
BB

Posted by pikahyper

@Billy Batson: wasn't a fan of him then, not much of a fan of Perez either.

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Posted by Jonny_Rogers
@AlKusanagi: I don't know if that was a joke (for which I am sorry if so), but you do realise that Deadpool was Marvel's parody of Deathstroke? Although he was initially created as a unique character for Marvel, they decided to make him similar to Deathstroke after they realised the similarities, as is why Deadpool is Wade Wilson and Deathstroke is Slade Wilson.
Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

@crusader8463 said:

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

My only complaint? The fact most of these super-moves would KILL most of the other characters straight away!!!! But hey, it's a mindless action game, I can live with it.

Actually it's a fighting game not an action game.

Tomato tomawto,

Posted by TheMess1428

Nightwing vs Deathstroke! :D

Posted by Fantasgasmic

I like how his helmet obviously was made before he lost his eye, and he just welded some metal over the old eyehole. Not too crazy about the voice, but Ron Pearlman from the old Teen Titans cartoon kinds ruined anyone else for the character, like Kevin Conroy did for Batman.

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