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Deadshot (2)
Real name: Floyd Lawton


Professional Assassin/Mercenary

Base of Operations:

Gotham City (formerly Mobile)


Hair: Brown
Height: 6 ft 1 in/ 1.86 meters
Weight: 193/200 lbs
First Appearance: Batman #59 (June 1950)

Voice Actor:

Chris Cox (Arkham City, Arkham Origins, Arkham Origins Blackgate)

Neal McDonough (Assault on Arkham)


"Not so fast, Deathstroke, he's my kill."
―Deadshot stopping Deathstroke from killing Batman.[src]
Floyd Lawton is the deadliest gun-for-hire in the world and an enemy of Batman. He is considered to be the world's greatest assassin and never misses a shot, especially with his pair of silenced, wrist-mounted 9mm cannons for his long list of assassinations. Deadshot disdains himself almost as much as his targets; several prison psychologists have diagnosed him with "suicidal tendencies." Deadshot was hired by Black Mask to kill Batman to collect the bounty.

Batman is the only person who has made Deadshot miss... a distinction that puts the Dark Knight at the top of Deadshot's hit list.


Incident ReportsEdit

Before Arkham Origins IncidentEdit

Floyd Lawton was a military sniper, great assassin and a master marksman. Because of his excellent sharpshooting he became known as Deadshot. But he would take unnecessary high risks and was therefore discharged from the army. Somewhere in all of this, he accidentally killed his own brother, something he never got over. This incident was what really drove him insane.

Arkham Origins IncidentEdit

Deadshot is one of the eight assassins hired by the criminal Joker (disguised as mob boss Black Mask) to kill Batman for fifty million dollars on a Christmas Eve night. In the video feed Batman takes from Penguin's drone, he is seen being interrupted in an assassination by four cops, all of whom he murders with one shot by ricocheting his bullet.

At Old Gotham, Deadshot appears, stopping the police from apprehending Batman in an attempt to murder him personally. He ricochets a shot through the back of a SWAT cop who is aiming at Batman and into the tail rotor of a police chopper, making it spin out of control and crash. Batman initially thinks the SWAT sniper was the one who shot down the helicopter, but after scanning the crime scene discovers that the cop was killed by a ricochet from the same round that took down the helicopter, leading him to conclude only Deadshot could have done it. He traces the shot back to a nearby radio tower and discovers numbers on the shellcasing left behind, which he quickly decodes to find a message from Deadshot saying he's waiting for him at the bank and he has a hostage and a "very itchy trigger finger".

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Deadshot about to have his arms broken by Batman

Batman then goes to his destination, where he finds Deadshot and several of his men along with the hostage. After taking out Deadshot's goons while avoiding the laser sights on his guns, Batman saves the hostage, defeats the assassin, and breaks his arms in the process. Deadshot seems to accept his fate and tells Batman to kill him quickly, but Batman refuses, instead opting to leave him for the police.

Arkham Origins Blackgate IncidentEdit

After having his broken arms healed, Deadshot was hired by three different mob bosses to guard them, so he gets triple pay for the same job. Told to secure all hostiles in Blackgate Prison, Deadshot stumbled upon The Dark Knight himself and went into a duel with him. Batman eventually rushed close enough to Deadshot to make him resort to his wrist mounted firearms instead of his sniper rifle, ultimately ending with Batman line launching into Deadshot, knocking him out, breaking his wrist guns and leaving his body on the cold, snow covered roof of the outside of the facility. Deadshot is recruited along with Bronze Tiger by Amanda Waller to join her Suicide Squad.

Assault on Arkham IncidentEdit

Now part of the Suicide Squad, Deadshot works on a secret mission for Amanda Waller.

Between Arkham Origins Blackgate and Assault on Arkham IncidentEdit

Years later, Hugo Strange hired Deadshot to assassinate the political prisoners inside the walls of Arkham City who had worked on the prison facility (mostly the communications system), who were seen as a threat to Strange's plans.

Arkham City IncidentEdit

Deadshot is first seen in plain Arkham City Inmate attire, in the Processing Center, where he tells Bruce Wayne that he's on his 'list'. He is later found and confronted in the sidemission 'Shot in the Dark'. He is eventually tracked down by Batman due to the three assasinations of political prisoners he committied.

The first assassination was easily tracked down by Batman, where Deadshot had left behind a customised casing for his bullets, with his name engraved on it, accidently letting Batman know that he is in Arkham City. The next assassination led Batman to a tripod where Deadshot was to hold his gun steady, which contained elements of a specific lead compound used in paints long ago. This narrowed down the possible areas where Deadshot would have been storing his weapons, but the amount of areas was too great for Batman to search in time.

The final assassination led Batman to an area where Deadshot would have had to have been lying down to shoot, and where the body heat had melted the snow. The trace particles in the imprint Deadshot left from his uniform also narrowed down the possible locations of Deadshot's storage space even further, narrowing it down to three possible locations. Batman searched these locations until he found a PDA with a list of Deadshot's targets on it. With three targets remaining (Jack Ryder, Bruce Wayne, and Batman), Batman finds he is working on a schedule, and Deadshot is to assassinate Jack Ryder in a short amount of time. With little time to spare, Batman foils his assassination of Jack Ryder, and proceeds to fight Deadshot. In this fight, Batman must remain out of sight of Deadshot's laser, or he will be shot and killed on sight.

Batman then takes down Deadshot by using the grill he is standing on as an advantage, and traps him in one of the carriages in the Bowery, with Batman leaving coordinates of his location for Commissioner Jim Gordon to arrest him later.

After Arkham City IncidentEdit

It is presumed he was arrested and put into custody when the GCPD invaded the mega prison. He was then probably sent to Blackgate, as Arkham Island was still destroyed.

Psychological ProfileEdit


Real Name: Floyd Lawton

GCPD ProfileEdit

Prior to his dishonorable discharge, Lawton received “Expert” level Army Marksmanship Qualification Badges in all AR670-1 weapon categories. Academy instructors remarked that he didn't find directly hitting targets a challenge and has a tendency to insert his own additional requirements in order to “make things interesting”.

Little is known about Lawton since his discharge, though he is a suspect in connection with several murders and assassinations, all of which involved uniquely complex ballistic scenarios at long range.

Federal and Interpol warrants have been issued but never served, and Federal warrants alternate between valid and rescinded. Lawton should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. Known for high-risk tactics to decrease his survivability and increase difficulty of any task at hand. It is highly likely that Lawton harbors a death wish – consider this when engaging the suspect.

Batman's Database ProfileEdit

Lawton was a lethal military sniper with a long list of assassinations, but according to his records, he often takes unnecessary risks or makes his plans unnecessarily complex. Perhaps this is why he was discharged from service and took up mercenary work. Though his military record is mostly redacted, his psychological profile suggests he harbors deep feelings of guilt regarding his accidental murder of his own brother.


  • Expert with all firearms and projectile weapons; guns and targeting scope integrated into costume
  • Capable at hand-to-hand combat and in excellent physical condition


  • Master marksman.
  • Former military, specific background redacted.
  • Reckless attitude suggests mental instability.
  • Among the best sharpshooters in the world.




Batman: Arkham OriginsEdit

  • "Not so fast, Deathstroke, he's my kill." - to Deathstroke in trailer
  • "What are you doing? Bring me the Bat!"
  • "Get back to work!"
  • "No more excuses!"
  • "Hey, idiot! Get off your ass!"
  • "Quit screwin' around!"
  • "You think I don't see you slackin' off over there?"
  • "That's right! Run away!"
  • "Huh....Bat's got moves."
  • "So, he decides to show afterall..."
  • "Clever, clever!"
  • "It's over, Batman. Hear me?! OVER!"
  • "Is he there?"
  • "You won't get lucky twice, if that's what you're thinking."
  • "Ha! Gotcha on the run."
  • "See? I also find my mark."
  • "He's disappeared! Find him!"
  • "Ha! There's the son of a bitch!"
  • "That's right, run away!"
  • "Who's left out there?"
  • "Hey, come in! Anyone?
  • "You're all a waste! A WASTE!"
  • "Help me with this!"
  • "All right, Batman! Let's see how you deal with this!"
  • "Get off me!"
  • "No chance, Batman."
  • "Face to face at last. Though, I've gotta say, I was expecting someone a little more intimidating."
  • "If fate's decided today's the day, so be it. Just finish me quickly, will ya?"

Batman: Arkham CityEdit

  • "Bruce Wayne? You're on my list... BANG!" - to Bruce Wayne.
  • "You made me miss my target Batman." - to Batman after saving Jack Ryder. 
  • "I never miss!"

Batman: Assault on ArkhamEdit

  • "I aim to please, Mr. Cobblepot. I was told you could get us into Arkham?"
  • "Play fair and I'll shoot straight. Jerk me around and I'll kill you."
  • "We got about five minutes before Waller figures out what's what."

Game Over LinesEdit

Batman: Arkham OriginsEdit

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Batman Arkham Origins - Game Over Deadshot

Video showing Deadshot's game over lines.

  • "A nice, clean kill. Just the way I like 'em."
  • "............Bullseye."

Batman: Arkham CityEdit

  • "The world's greatest detective dies at the hands of the world's greatest assassin."
  • "I never fail to kill my target. You better run, Batman. You're next."
  • "You're next on my list, Batman. Run if you like. Deadshot always hits his target."



  • When Batman finds the body of Deadshot's third victim, there are henchmen that circle around it. They mention that whoever shot the victim would most likely be on the move to avoid suspicion. This could greatly indicate that Deadshot tries to remain hidden as he carries out his assassinations.
  • When you find Deadshot's PDA it shows Bruce Wayne and Batman targets messaged by Professor Hugo Strange, this means either Strange didn't reveal that Batman is Bruce Wayne to Deadshot, or Deadshot unknowingly targeted Hush when he was impersonating Bruce Wayne.
  • However, given how dangerous Deadshot is, it is possible Strange deliberately deceived him in order to keep him occupied in Arkham City and thus be present during Protocol 10.
  • If Batman throws a Batarang when confronting Deadshot, he will shoot it whilst it is mid-air.
  • Deadshot's weapons are custom made to deter the Weapons Disruptor.
  • Deadshot is one of the few villains to not have a profile in Batman: Arkham Asylum along with Talia al Ghul, Solomon Grundy, Deathstroke, Copperhead and Anarky.
  • If the player comes back to check on Deadshot after his Most Wanted mission, he disappears, most likely he was taken to Blackgate.
  • If the player checks the middle of the bridge, they can find a suitcase containing a sniper rifle, most likely Deadshot's (since he was here when Batman and Deathstroke were fighting at the docks).
  • Deadshot has a habit of leaving behind evidences that often lead to him (a tripod, a bullet shell casing, sometimes even the guns he uses). Batman took note of this in Arkham City, remarking Deadshot as getting "sloppy".

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