Deathstroke: Anti-hero, anti-villain or villain?
He's a villain. He primarily kills people for money. His goal is to kill people for money. On a secondary note he'll team up with protagonists to take down common enemies, but plenty of villains do that too. Zod teamed up with Superman to fight Brainiac on New Krypton, Bane teamed up with Batman against King Snake, etc.
Marv Wolfman's 60 issue "Deathstroke the Terminator" series is probably one of my favorite series of all time, and that's how I like seeing him portrayed; as a mercenary anti hero. However over the years he became more villainous to the point of becoming a straight up villain. In the new 52 he's become sort of an anti hero again, but I just find New 52 Deathstroke extremely boring.
He's not a villain in the sense that he's not 'evil'. If you say he's a villain because he devoted his life to crime, then yes, he is. I say he's an anti-villain because anti-heroes usually do immoral things for a noble cause, and Slade's cause is money. Slade isn't evil for evil's sake though, he just does what can be considered as evil things.
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