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

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Posted by G-Man (30617 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#1 Posted by longbowhunter (6726 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#2 Posted by xtremekidx (576 posts) - - Show Bio

my goodness!

#3 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#4 Posted by RedQueen (1171 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#5 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#6 Posted by G-Man (30617 posts) - - Show Bio
@theTimeStreamer right. Because we never do editorial articles on characters we love.
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#7 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously, Slade is a major badass.

#8 Posted by NightFang (9862 posts) - - Show Bio

Hes one bad mother.....

#9 Posted by xtremekidx (576 posts) - - Show Bio

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??

#10 Posted by Outside_85 (8099 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#11 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

@G-Man: just saying. be fair.

#12 Posted by bingbangboom (746 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#13 Posted by NightFang (9862 posts) - - Show Bio

@Outside_85 said:

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

Hulk vs. Ghost Rider in WWH.

#14 Posted by Press Oblivion (1643 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#15 Posted by Ravager4 (1627 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#16 Posted by Twentyfive (2828 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

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#17 Posted by aaunderoath (165 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#18 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2609 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#19 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

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!!!

#20 Posted by SupremeHyperion (1523 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#21 Posted by Azrael66 (277 posts) - - Show Bio

DS looks awesome. Loved MK. First day buy.

#22 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#23 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#24 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32646 posts) - - Show Bio

Still fingers crossed for Midnighter

#25 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3657 posts) - - Show Bio

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?

#26 Posted by RumbleMan_Exe (1543 posts) - - Show Bio

had that terminator name before the arnie version came out

#27 Posted by Or35ti (1101 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#28 Posted by Skunkstein (591 posts) - - Show Bio

Wade is so fine...

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

#29 Posted by Ravager4 (1627 posts) - - Show Bio

@Skunkstein: You mean Slade?

#30 Posted by SexualLobster (995 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#31 Posted by Outside_85 (8099 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#32 Posted by G-Man (30617 posts) - - Show Bio
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#33 Posted by Nefarious (18641 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#34 Posted by ccraft (5036 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#35 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol that video was ridiculously violent, yet it was awesome

#36 Posted by SavageDragon (2248 posts) - - Show Bio

!!!! Wow!!!

That trailer looks amazing. This game shall be mine.

#37 Posted by crusader8463 (214 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#38 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

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

Are you 12 or something?

#39 Posted by comic_shaun (72 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#40 Posted by AlKusanagi (593 posts) - - Show Bio

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!

#41 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2232 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#42 Posted by nickthedevil (11567 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#43 Posted by pikahyper (11479 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#44 Posted by AlexMarks (12 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#45 Posted by Billy Batson (57751 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#46 Posted by pikahyper (11479 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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#47 Posted by Jonny_Rogers (123 posts) - - Show Bio
@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.
#48 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2609 posts) - - Show Bio

@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,

#49 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightwing vs Deathstroke! :D

#50 Posted by Fantasgasmic (1071 posts) - - Show Bio

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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