first appeared in The New Teen Titans #2 (1980). Along with being
a mercenary and assassin, he is a supervillain and sometime anti-hero in
the DC Comics Universe. Imbued
with enhanced physical prowess by secret army experiments attempting to
create metahuman soldiers for the U.S. military, Deathstroke the Terminator
(called "Terminator" for most of his published existence) became a mercenary
soon after the experiment when he defied orders to rescue his friend and
mentor Wintergreen, who had been sent on a suicide mission by a commanding
officer with a grudge. However, he kept this career secret from his family,
even though his wife was an expert military combat instructor- indeed,
she had been responsible for a significant portion of his early training-,
until a criminal named the Jackal kidnapped his younger son, Joseph, as
a hostage to force Slade to divulge the name of a client who had hired
him as an assassin. Slade refused to do so, claiming that it was against
his personal honor code, and attacked and killed the kidnappers at the
rendezvous. Unfortunately, Joseph's throat was slashed by one of the criminals
before Slade could prevent it, destroying his vocal cords and rendering
taking Joseph to the hospital, Slade's wife Adeline, enraged at his endangerment
of her son, tried to kill Slade by shooting him, but only managed to destroy
his right eye. Afterward, his confidence in his physical abilities was
such that he made no secret of his impaired vision, marked by his mask
which has a black featureless half covering his lost eye. Without his mask,
Slade wears an eyepatch.
Updated: Aug. 29th, 2020
Who named this character? lol. As a fighting game character, Deathstroke (giggle) made a sleepy debut in
Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe... but it wasn't really his fault since that game was pure crap. I find his bright-ass orange and blue costume to be a bit loud. Does he really intend to "sneak around" wearing those Fruit Loops colors? Yellow spandex is so 1974. C'mon man, get with the times. Also, is Deathstroke a member of the New York Knicks? "Yo!
F*ck the Knicks" (to quote Yipes). Hey, I'm trying to make this fun since this character bores me.
Deathstroke looks arguably better in 2D form... I guess. However, a truly "good" superhero design
should look cool in both 2D and 3D. I think this guy tries too hard. Also, any Marvel fanboy can't hold back
from informing you that Deadpool
is a much better design (and the fact that Deadpool is a more successful design, is well, a fact). But I suppose we can thank "Mr. Strokes-A-Lot" in part for Deadpool's existence. That might be the best part of his design. To be fair, his Injustice incarnation was a big improvement
over his FG debut. He has a pretty cool "pew pew" projectile-based moveset... like most do in Injustice... and on that note, he still bores me. There's more to life besides shooting guns, bruh.
Style / Moveset