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Deathstroke 6 (1)2
Real name: Slade Wilson



Base of Operations:



Hair: Grey
Height: 6 ft 5 in
Weight: 225 lbs
First Appearance: New Teen Titans #2 (December, 1980)

Voice Actor:

Larry Grimm (Arkham City Lockdown)

Mark Rolston (Arkham Origins)


"It appears the game is over before it even begins."
―Deathstroke to Batman[src]
Deathstroke is a metahuman mercenary known to take on seemingly impossible jobs and the toughest targets as a personal challenge. He was one of the eight assassins contracted by Black Mask to kill Batman for the reward of fifty million dollars. In addition to enhanced strength, speed and reflexes, Deathstroke possesses heightened brain functions that make him a master strategist and tactical genius.


Incident ReportsEdit

Before Arkham Origins IncidentEdit

Arkham Origins IncidentEdit

Batman starts a critical hit on Deathstroke which cause to break his mask off.
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In the video on Penguin's drone, Deathstroke is seen in the museum taking down agents with one single bowstaff and he was delivered a envelope by one of Black Mask's men earlier ago. Afterwards, Deathstroke tracked Batman down to the ship the Final Offer where he saved Penguin from Batman by using his Remote Claw. Deathstroke tried to attack Batman with his sword while he is suspended upside down, Batman grabbed his sword, cut himself free, and both fighters moved down into the pit. Both Batman and Deathstroke put up a formidable fight. During the encounter, Batman managed to break Deathstroke's mask and bowstaff. Eventually, the Caped Crusader throws Deathstroke's sword into the wall to distract him, and knocks the assassin out by slamming his head into the hilt. 

After the battle, Batman receieved the Remote Claw from Deathstroke and continues after Penguin. Deathstroke is brought to Blackgate Prison where he may later be seen in his cell, the only inmate not to be released during Joker's rampage. While in his cell, he stated that he had no quarrel with Batman, and was merely after the bounty. He elabotared that if he were let out he would kill Joker in retaliation for retracting the offer.

Deathstroke remained in his cell until he was found by Amanda Waller, who tried to recruit him into her Suicide Squad.

After Arkham Origins IncidentEdit

Deathstroke was released before the Arkham Origins Blackgate incident. Then years later he is hired by Hugo Strange to kill Batman in Arkham City Lockdown.

Arkham City Lockdown IncidentEdit

Deathstroke and Batman fight in the Steel Mill.
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Deathstroke appears in the Gotham Steel Mill. As Batman battles his way through inmates, he comes upon one that is shot by Deathstroke. Deathstroke quickly contacts Hugo Strange to let him know that Batman has arrived. Batman then chases after Deathstroke and battles him. At the end of the battle, Batman pushes Deathstroke off a ledge and leaves him hanging. He then tells Deathstroke that he is finished, Deathstroke is then later arrested by the GCPD.


  • Unlike Batman and Robin, Deathstroke cannot glide. Instead, he replaces their "Glide Kick" manouvers with a "Pounce Attack," similar to Catwoman's and Nightwing's. If the enemy is far enough away, instead of gliding, Deathstroke will jump off the Vantage Point and pounce onto the enemy, leaving them stunned and ready for a Ground Takedown on the floor.
  • Deathstroke also has his own detective mode called Tactical Vision. It is completely identical to Robin's, except instead of having a blue layout, Deathstroke's layout is solid green.


  • Ballistic Staff - Deathstroke, like Robin, uses a retractable staff as his main weapon that contains a hidden rifle and a micro-bomb launcher inside of it's core.
  • Grapple Hook/Gun - Used in the same way Batman uses it, only to grapple to Vantage Points and ledges. Deathstroke interestingly has two grapple guns, one for grappling to higher platforms and another that's identical to the Batclaw, used to pull off grating coverings, grapple enemies, etc.
  • Remote Claw - Used the exact same way Batman uses it, it is a grapple device that fires a hook-on reel.
  • Smoke Pellet/Stun Grenade - Used to escape from armed henchmen when under fire or to distract enemies and beat them up.
  • Proximity Bomb - Used as traps for unsuspecting enemies to stumble upon. They may be planted upon enemies as an immediate stun.
  • Neural Pellet - Used as a pellet planted on an enemy that releases stunning gases.

Gadgets (Unplayable)Edit

  • 2 Custom Katana Swords - After Batman snapped his staff in half during their fight, Slade wielded a single, sharpened blade with a stylized hilt. His other blade was thrown aside by the Dark Knight prior to their battle.
  • Desert Eagle Handgun - Deathstroke also uses an IMI Desert Eagle which he uses to execute Batman during one of his gameover screens.
  • Laser Sighted Handgun - Slade has an as-yet-to-be-identified backup hand gun. It looks very different from modern handguns, resembling the kind of weapon one might see in a science fiction film. It is laser sighted, and only used if the player moves far away from Slade. 

Psychological ProfileEdit


Real Name: Slade Wilson

GCPD ProfileEdit

FBI files link Slade Wilson to the assassination of various offshore dictators and business people. Less is known about his domestic activities. Deathstoke's skills include hand-to-hand combat, demolitions training, armed combat, and ambush techniques.

Following his military service, Wilson worked for various private military contractors before striking out on his own – and becoming one of the highest paid contract killers in the world, specializing in high profile assassinations that are considered "impossible jobs."

CONFIRMED METAHUMAN STATUS – Deathstroke has speed, strength, and mental enhancements that qualify him for metahuman status. He should always be assumed to be armed with multiple weapons, and considered an expert with edged weapons, firearms and explosives. Distinguishing characteristics include a missing right eye, greying hair, and black body armor with orange accents.

Batman's Database ProfileEdit

Wilson was an accomplished member of the special forces. This distinction earned him admittance into a covert program where he was subjected to extensive mental and physical augmentation. The procedures left him with increased mental function, as well as enhanced speed, strength, and stamina. Much of the file is redacted, but it appears that Slade was eventually discharged from the military, though the exact circumstances are not specified. He was since taken up work as a mercenary. His augmentations, coupled with his mastery of hand-to-hand combat make him a formidable opponent - possibly one of the most dangerous Batman has ever, or will ever, face.



  • Medically enhanced physical and mental abilities.
  • Master of multiple combat techniques.
  • Strategic mind.
  • Missing his right eye.
  • Formally in the military.
  • Contains multiple weapons, explosives, expert edged weapons and firearms.
  • Real name: Slade Wilson.
  • Expert marksman.
  • Confirmed as a metahuman (super soldier formally).


Batman: Arkham OriginsEdit

  • "Looks like you got my invitation. It's just you and me now. Come on!" - to Batman.
  • "No, and next time, keep your other assassins out of my way." - to Black Mask after Deadshot interrupts his fight with Batman.
  • "It appears the game is over before it even begins." - to Batman.
  • "You made a mistake to fight me." - to Batman
  • "Your training is inadequate." - to Batman
  • "You are outmatched" - to Batman
  • "What are you!?" - to Batman prior to being defeated.
  • "I'm suprised." - to Batman
  • "Amateur." - to Batman
  • "Batman!" - to Batman who is about to strike with his sword.

Batman: Arkham City LockdownEdit

  • "The bait worked. He's here. You'll have him soon."

Game Over LinesEdit

Batman: Arkham OriginsEdit

Batman Arkham Origins - Game Over Deathstroke(00:27)
Video showing Deathstroke game over lines.
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  • "Know that you die with honor, which is more than can be said for most."
  • "You fought well, Batman. But I am stronger. Faster. Smarter. And so this ends the only way it could."
  • "You cannot match me." (mobile game only)

Challenge MapsEdit

  • "I'm afraid the odds aren't in your favour."
  • "Terrific. I can actually smell your fear."
  • "I'll make this cold, clean, and painless."
  • "So, what are we waiting for?"
  • "Amusing...."
  • "Today's not a good day for rookies."
  • "Not your lucky day, rookies."
  • "You should run..."
  • "What are you amateurs supposed to be? A challenge?"
  • "Great. Amateurs."
  • "More amateurs below my pay grade...."
  • "Terrific. Amateurs."
  • "The more the merrier."
  • "You should run."
  • "This is not gonna be pleasant for you."

Batman: Arkham City LockdownEdit

  • "Contract's completed. Batman is finished."



  • Deathstroke appears in Batman: Arkham City Lockdown as a boss, but he doesn't appear in Batman: Arkham City.
  • Deathstroke, in Batman: Arkham City Lockdown, has the exact same model he has in Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe.
  • In the game over sequence, Hugo Strange can be heard saying one of his game over lines from "Batman: Arkham City."
  • Deathstroke is a playable character in Batman: Arkham Origins when you pre-order the game.
    • He is the third playable villain in a DLC, following Joker (Asylum) and Catwoman (City).
    • The DLC comes with 2 Challenge Maps and 2 Skins, the "Judas Contract" and the "Injustice" Skins.
  • Deathstroke is one of the few villains to not have a profile in Batman: Arkham Asylum along with Talia al Ghul, Solomon Grundy, Deadshot, CopperheadAnarky and Lady Shiva.
  • In his profile seen in the Arkham Origins trailer states that one of his associates is William Randolph Wintergreen. In the comics, Wintergreen is the criminal counterpart to Alfred. In the CW television show Arrow, Billy Wintergreen is Slade Wilson's partner and goes by the codename Bishop. Both characters wear the same bi-colored masks.
  • Judging from his profile, Deathstroke has a total of 38 assassinations, 14 of them being public figures.
  • After defeating Deathstroke in Arkham Origins on Xbox 360, the player gets an achievement, "One eye open" (referencing Deathstroke's single working eye) and a costume for the player's avatar (for both male and female), being Deathstroke's full set of bodyarmour.
  • After defeating Deathstroke in Arkham Origins on PS3, the player gets the Trophy, "One Eye Open", there is also a trophy recieved for beating Deathstroke without missing a counter, "Point Counter-Point"
  • In the pre-rendered cutscene when Deathstroke first appears before Batman, he is not seen equipped with his Bowstaff. Yet, as soon as gameplay starts, Deathstroke puts his sword onto his back and pulls out his Bowstaff immediately.
  • Deathstroke is one of 7 playable characters along with Batman, Joker, Catwoman, RobinNightwing and Bane.
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