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Deathstroke
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Series DC Comics
Age 57
Birthday July 31, 1948
Sex Male
Species Human
Height 6'4"(193 CM)
Weight 225 lbs (102 kg)
Alignment Neutral Evil (New Earth)

True Neutral (Prime Earth)

I am the thing that keeps you up at night. The evil that haunts every dark corner of your mind. I will never rest... and neither will you.
~ Deathstroke to Robin

Your methods and tactics are impressive, but inferior. They will not save you.
~ Deathstroke to Batman

You cannot die until you have suffered the same way I have suffered, until you have known complete despair, and you will, I promise.
~ Deathstroke to Green Arrow

When a man earns my respect, that means I do not rest. I devote all my energy, everything I have, to killing him!
~ Deathstroke to Batman

I'm a goddamn killing machine!
~ Deathstroke

Slade Wilson, better known as Deathstroke, is a villain who first appeared in the Teen Titans comics.

Background

Powers & Abilities

  • Enhanced Brain Activity: Deathstroke volunteered for the Enhanced Soldier Initiative, an experimental procedure that activated a dormant metagene, which evolved his brain. This greatly enhanced Slade's mental capacity, causing his mind to operate at peak efficiency, nine times beyond that of a normal man. Deathstroke's evolved mind also allows him to access his brain functions on a cellular level, granting him enhanced physical attributes.
    • Accelerated Healing: Deathstroke possesses a greatly accelerated healing rate. His rapid healing clots blood in seconds and seals wounds in minutes. The time it takes for full healing depends upon the wound, ranging from seconds to hours, depending on the level of injury. It was stated he would be able to heal from breaking every bone in his body in a matter of hours. Deathstroke can heal quick enough to allow him to survive fatal wounds, such as being impaled by a sword. He was also able to heal from third degree burns over 90 percent of his body.
      • Decelerated Aging: Deathstroke's healing ability also supplies him with a nearly-ageless lifespan. Due to this ability, Slade is 57 years old, but appears 35.
      • Resurrection: Deathstroke is unable to survive a lethal injury to the brain, however it is possible for his healing factor to go into overdrive after he has died, if his immune system is triggered by an infection. This allowed Slade to come back to life after being shot in the head.
      • Toxic Immunity: Deathstroke's regenerative healing provides him with a enhanced immunity to toxins. When exposed to a dangerous paralyzation toxin, it only slowed Slade from superhuman levels, to that of a normal human, rather than instantly paralyze him.
    • Enhanced Senses: Deathstroke's senses are far more heightened than those of a normal human, to the extent that he can feel slight shifts in the air. While temporarily blinded, Deathstroke was able to easily fight and maneuver around a large complex, due to his heightened senses.
      • Enhanced Hearing
      • Enhanced Sense of Smell
      • Enhanced Vision
    • Superhuman Agility: Deathstroke's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to superhuman levels, allowing him to easily evade rapid gunfire.
    • Superhuman Durability: Deathstroke is capable of resisting tremendous kinetic impact forces that could easily crush or kill a human, without suffering any serious external or internal injuries. He has withstood hits from vastly strong opponents, including Wonder Woman, Superman and Lapetus.
    • Superhuman Reflexes: Deathstroke's reflexes far superior to a normal human. He is able to easily react to and dodge point-blank gunfire, as well as catch arrows and daggers and thrown at him from behind, without looking.
    • Superhuman Speed: Deathstroke is capable of moving at speeds greater than the finest human athlete, quick enough to tag Reverse Flash. Even Flash considers Deathstroke to be fast.
    • Superhuman Stamina: Deathstroke can exert himself for long periods of time, without tiring easily and while wearing heavy body armor. He has exerted himself for days on multiple occasions. During the "War of Jokes and Riddles", Deathstroke exerted himself for 5 days and 5 nights.
    • Superhuman Strength: Deathstroke's natural strength has been augmented to superhuman levels. He is strong enough to easily snap a sword in half, overpower normal humans, throw others several feet with one arm, as well as lift and throw a large piece of concrete.
      • Super-Leaping: Due to his superhuman strength, Deathstroke is able to leap incredible distances from a standing position, far greater than any normal human could.
  • Acrobatics: Deathstroke is a master acrobat. He is highly agile and is capable of performing skillful acrobatic maneuvers in combat.
  • Aviation
    • Aerial Combat
  • Deception
  • Disguise
  • Driving
  • Escapology: Deathstroke was able to easily escape high tech meta-human hand cuffs with only a paperclip.
  • Genius Level Intellect: Deathstroke is a tactical genius, with an intellect superior to any human. He possesses vast knowledge across a variety of areas.
    • Eidetic Memory
    • Leadership: Deathstroke has been shown to be a capable leader, as shown during his time in the Suicide Squad.
    • Tactical Analysis: Deathstroke has been described as a tactical genius and is easily the equal of Batman in terms of strategic planning. He describes his mind as a super-computer designed to process information and break it down with superior tactical and strategic thought. Deathstroke's intellect is deadlier than his sword. He typically out-thinks and out-strategizes everybody in the book. He was even able to capture both Flash and Kid Flash without anyone noticing. Lapetus has commented that Slade possesses "a sharp strategic mind", for a mortal.
    • Temporal Mechanics: Deathstroke understands the workings of the Speed Force and its connection to time-travel.
  • Hunting: Deathstroke hunts in his spare time. He has an entire trophy room full of the heads of the animals he's killed.
  • Interrogation
  • Intimidation: With his reputation of as World's Dealiest Assassin, Slade is able to instill great fear into others. His ability to do this was so great, he was considered a worthy member of the Sinestro Corps.
  • Investigation: Deathstroke is a keen observer and expert detective.
  • Martial Arts: Deathstroke is a master martial artist, capable of quickly identifying weak points on an opponent, to fight them most efficiently. His fighting skill has allowed him to fight on par with Batman himself, who he claims he should be able to defeat in three moves tops. Deathstroke has been able to swiftly defeat other highly skilled fighters, such as Robin, Green Arrow, who was temporarily enhanced at the time, and Bronze Tiger, who he states he should be able to defeat in two moves or less. He has kept up with Ra's al Ghul, stalemated Red Hood while severely weakened, as well as Hawkman. Deathstroke has also gained the upper hand against Black Manta in an underwater fight, easily defeated Deadshot in a fight, and was even able to take on 300 opponents at once.
    • Dim Mak: Deathstroke is skilled in this ancient form of martial arts where you strike vital points of the opponent's body, causing paralysis, intense and prolonged pain or death. He stated he knew a specific nerve strike that could harm Super-Man.
    • Eskrima
    • Muay Thai
    • Stick Fighting: Deathstroke is highly skilled in stick-based martial arts. He is capable of skillfully wielding two eskrima sticks, or a single bo staff in combat. He has also shown skill with nunchucks.
  • Military Protocol: Deathstroke is a highly trained soldier who has years of mercenary experience. Deathstroke has fought for the special ops section of the military in places like Bosnia, North Korea, Southeast Asia, and Russia.
  • Multilingualism: Deathstroke speaks Greek, Mandarin, Hejazi Arabic,  and French.
  • Stealth: Deathstroke is a master of stealth and is able to silently assassinate people without making a sound.
  • Surveillance
  • Swimming
  • Throwing: Deathstroke is highly skilled in knife throwing, as he has displayed on multiple occasions. His aim is so great, he can throw virtually any object with perfect accuracy. He was able to throw a paper clip with enough precision to slice a fly clean in half.
  • Weaponry: Deathstroke is highly skilled in the use of many different types of weapons. He has displayed great proficiency in sword fighting, knife fighting, and stick fighting. He is even able to use common household items as improvised weapons.
    • Swordsmanship: Deathstroke is a highly skilled swordsman. One of his favorite personal weapons is a large broadsword, however he has used many types of swords and can even wield two blades with precision. He has been able to keep up with the highly skilled Ra's al Ghul in a sword duel. Slade was also capable to keep up with a restrained Flash briefly, in a sword fight.
    • Demolitions: Deathstroke is proficient with many different kinds of explosives, from small entry explosives to grenades and even high-powered military grade firepower.
    • Firearms: Deathstroke is a master marksman, trained in the use of pistols, rifles, shotguns and even makeshift firearms. He states he can shoot the tail off a giraffe at 50 yards, and was able to snipe a target from 650 feet away. Deathstroke's aim is even on par with Deadshot, as the two were evenly matched during a shoot out. Deathstroke's enhanced speed combined with his uncanny aim allows him to kill groups of armed enemies with precise shots, before they can react.
    • Gadgetry: Deathstroke is skilled in the use of multiple gadgets. He was even able to quickly create and activate an impromptu EMP.
    • Fencing

Equipment

  • Ikon Suit: Deathstroke wears a suit of Promethium lined armor called the "Ikon Suit". It uses a point defense mechanism called a gravity sheathe that, when attacked, hardens up specific areas of the suit struck to protect the wearer from impacts such as bullets and blunt trauma. The suit is powered by kinetic energy and thanks to his enhanced speed, agility and reflexes, Slade can keep it charged simply through moving. This energy absorption feature is effective enough to endure punches from Superman, allowing Slade to take potentially lethal attacks and stay standing.
    • Kinetic Energy Absorption
      • Deflection
    • Speed Force Absorption: Slade went and further modified his gravity sheath with Speed Force absorption power cells developed by Dr. Darwin Elias to enable the theft and processing of Wally West's Speed Force powers for his own benefit. After using his Ikon Suit to siphon the Speed Force energy from Kid Flash, Deathstroke was able to temporarily tap into the energy, allowing him to move at speeds on par with both Flash and Kid Flash.
      • Dimensional Travel: By accelerating past light-speed, Deathstroke was able to travel into the Speed Force.
      • Time-Travel: Using his Ikon suit in conjunction with the Speed Force energy, Deathstroke could compress time in order to travel to the past at will.
  • The Deathstroke: The Deathstroke is an ancient Scottish war blade, and Slade's first & favorite sword. He aquired the sword by winning a poker game. At some point, H.I.V.E. had Promethium forged into the blade, making it more durable and capable of absorbing all forms of energy, including magic. It can also cut through nearly anything.
    • Energy Absorption
  • Deathstroke's Energy Lance: Deathstroke has carried a Titanium staff, capable of shooting blasts of energy and splitting into two eskrima sticks. He could use it in conjunction with his sword to transfer absorbed energy in order to strengthen it's plasma blasts.
    • Energy Transference
      • Energy Projection
  • Various Firearms: Slade has used a variety of different firearms in combat, including pistols, assault rifles, and sniper riles.
  • Knives: Slade has used a variety of different knives in combat, including combat knives, daggers, and throwing knives.
  • Nunchucks
  • Dual Katanas
  • Stun Grenades
  • Remote Claw
  • Super Bomb: A flash bomb designed to incapacitate the entire Justice League, including Superman.
  • God Killers: Slade found a means of reverse engineering the God Killer to fashion a pair of daggers for himself.
  • Old Promethium Suit: Slade once adorned a pirate-esque uniform comprised of a kevlar/promethium mesh. He kept it in reserve even after trading it up for Dr. Isherwood's more advanced combat fatigues after rescuing his old acquaintance Wintergreen in Africa.
  • Nth Metal Armor: Deathstroke is shown to have armor made from composite Nth metal which further enhances his physical abilities and is stronger than titanium.
  • Rocket Boots: During a mission to rescue Red Lion, Slade had a copy of the designs for Steel's flight boots stolen and a set created for him. Despite slowing him down considerably, Slade was able to move and fight with the boots on. As he only needed them for one mission, he only put enough fuel in the boots for one use. Once they served their purpose, Slade discarded them.
    • Flight
  • Qwardian Power Battery

Feats

Strength

  • Easily kicked down a reinforced steel door.
  • Has the strength of 100 men.

Speed

  • Agile enough to elude Superman.
  • Dodged gunfire on multiple occasions.
  • Can dodge Starfire's energy attacks.
  • Avoided Green Arrow's arrows.

Durability

  • Survived an exploding submarine.
  • Had his brains shot out, came back to life just hours later
  • Survived hits from an angry Lobo.

Skills

  • Downed 38 men in under 2 minutes
  • Can see at a subatomic level
  • Beat most of the Justice League
  • Decisively defeated Batman in a hand-to-hand fight
  • is regarded as one of the greatest strategists on the planet by the Justice League.
  • It took the combined strength of Batman, Nightwing, and Robin to take him down.

Weaknesses

  • Missing Eye: Wilson was shot in the right eye by his ex-wife Adeline.
  • Anger Issues: While Slade normally keeps calm under most situations, he has also been known to have bouts of rage that can cloud his judgement and force him to make mistakes he otherwise would not make.

Fun Facts

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