|Full Name||Slade Wilson|
|Base of Operations||Mobile|
Hugo Strange (Non-Cannonical)
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Voice Actor||Larry Grimm (Arkham City Lockdown)
Mark Rolston (Arkham Origins and Arkham Knight)
|First Appearance||New Teen Titans #2 (December, 1980)|
- "Your methods and tactics are impressive, but inferior. They will not save you."
- ―Deathstroke to Batman[src]
Originally a soldier in the U.S. Army, Slade Wilson was part of an experimental super-soldier program where he gained enhanced strength, agility and intelligence. Deathstroke became a mercenary soon after the experiment and rapidly gained a reputation as one of the world's greatest assassins. Following the defeat and incarceration at the hands of Batman, Deathstroke escaped from the maximum security wing of Blackgate Penitentiary and continued working as a gun for hire, hoping that one day he'd get another shot at his nemesis.
Incident Reports Edit
Before Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
Slade 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. Though much of the file was redacted, it appeared that Slade was eventually discharged from the military, though the exact circumstances were not specified. He had taken up work as a mercenary. His augmentations, coupled with his mastery of hand-to-hand combat made him a formidable opponent.
Following his military service, Wilson worked for various private military contractors before striking out on his own – and allegedly becoming one of the highest paid contract killers in the world, and specialized in high profile assassinations. FBI files linked Slade Wilson to the assassination of various offshore dictators and business people. Less was known about his domestic activities. Additional skills included: Weapons expert, Demolitions expert, Close-quarters combatant, and Ambush techniques. Deathstroke was armed with multiple weapons, and was considered an expert with edged weapons, firearms, and explosives. Distinguishing characteristics included an impaired right eye, graying hair, and orange accented black body armor. By the time he was contracted to take out Batman, he had managed to commit at least 30 instances of murder, including 26 of the first degree, and 14 that were related to the assassinations of public figures, and he was 45 years old.
Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
In the video from Penguin's drone, Deathstroke was seen in the Museum taking down agents with one of his bo staffs and he was delivered an envelope by one of Black Mask's men.
Sometime before Christmas Eve, Deathstroke attempted to do his first assassination attempt via some of Black Mask's men delivering a crate from Queen Industries, which contained a bomb meant for the Dark Knight. Batman narrowly managed to escape the blast, with Deathstroke fighting Batman in even combat although the assassin gradually got the upper hand. However, he was prevented from killing his quarry by Deadshot, another of the assassins hired by Black Mask. Shortly after Batman escaped into the night, Deathstroke confronted "Black Mask" over his contracting at least one assassin besides himself, only to be rebuffed by the crime lord.
Afterwards, Deathstroke tracked down Batman 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 was suspended upside down. However, Batman grabbed the sword, cut himself free, and both fighters moved down into the Fighting Pit. Both Batman and Deathstroke put up a formidable fight. During the encounter, Batman managed to break both Deathstroke's mask and bo staff. Eventually, the Caped Crusader threw Deathstroke's sword into the wall to distract him, and knocked the assassin out by slamming his head into the hilt with a kick.
After the battle, Batman received the Remote Claw from Deathstroke and continued after Penguin. Deathstroke was brought to Blackgate Prison where he was later seen in his cell. He was the only inmate not 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 elaborated 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 the Suicide Squad.
After Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
Deathstroke was released before the Arkham Origins Blackgate Incident three months later, which indicated that he had accepted Waller's offer. However, some times after, Deathstroke managed to escape the Squad, and resumed his work as a mercenary. Throughout this entire time Deathstroke wanted another shot at Batman but would only do so if paid.
Arkham City Lockdown Incident EditIn the smartphone spin-off game of Arkham City, Deathstroke appeared in the Gotham Steel Mill. As Batman battled his way through inmates, he came upon one that was shot by Deathstroke. Deathstroke quickly contacted Hugo Strange to let him know that Batman had arrived. Batman then chased after Deathstroke and battled him. At the end of the battle, Batman pushed Deathstroke off a ledge and left him hanging there. He then told Deathstroke that he was finished. Deathstroke was then later arrested by the GCPD. This appearence however is non-cannon.
Arkham Knight Incident Edit
Years after their first battle, Deathstroke resurfaced as an ally of the Arkham Knight. He was hired by Scarecrow to serve as an advisor of their siege of Gotham and to oversee The Arkham Knight's campaign against Batman. Deathstroke stood by most of the night watching and even witnessed Arkham Knight fail to beat Batman with the Cloudburst. After the Scarecrow put Deathstroke in charge of The Arkham Knight's militia and continued his own personal war against Batman using the militia. After taking down the entire Militia, Deathstroke himself confronts Batman with his own personal Tank. Batman engages Deathstroke and destroy's his personal tank. As Batman left the Batmobile and approached in an attempt to apprehend Deathstroke, Slade leapt from his own tank sword in hand and attempts to kill Batman. Instead Batman catches Deathstroke out of the air, slams him into the street and knocks him out with a massive strike to the chin and takes the unconscious Deathstroke back to prison.
- Unlike Batman and Robin, Deathstroke cannot glide. Instead, he replaced their "Glide Kick" maneuvers with a "Pounce Attack," that was similar to Catwoman's and Nightwing's. If the enemy was far enough away, instead of gliding, Deathstroke would jump off the Vantage Point and pounce onto the enemy, and left them stunned and ready for a Ground Takedown on the floor.
- Deathstroke also had his own Detective Mode called Tactical Vision. It was completely identical to Robin's, except instead of having a blue layout, Deathstroke's layout was solid green.
- Unlike any other playable characters in the series, Deathstroke naturally regained health when he was not being attacked. (His armor didn't regenerate, however.) This can, however, be achieved with other characters when using a certain modifier in the Challenge Maps.
- Due to his unnatural strength, he could open vents much easier and faster than the other characters, with a single press of X/A instead of a button mash. The last time this was possible was in Arkham Asylum, when the Ultra Batclaw was being used.
- Ballistic Staff - Deathstroke, like Robin, used a retractable staff as his main weapon that contained a hidden rifle and a micro-bomb launcher inside of its core.
- Grapple Hook/Gun - Used in the same way that Batman had used it, only to grapple to Vantage Points and ledges. Deathstroke interestingly had two grapple guns, one for grappling to higher platforms and another that was identical to the Batclaw, that was used to pull off vent coverings, grapple enemies, etc.
- Remote Claw - Used the exact same way that Batman had used it, it was a grapple device that fired 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 released stunning gases.
- 2 Custom Ninjato 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. While they were often mistaken for Katanas, a key difference was that Katanas had curved blades, whereas Ninjatos had straight blades.
- Desert Eagle Handgun - Deathstroke also used an IMI Desert Eagle which he used to execute Batman during one of his game over screens.
- Laser Sighted Handgun - Deathstroke had an as-yet-to-be-identified backup hand gun. It looked very different from modern handguns, and resembled the kind of weapon one might see in a science fiction film. It was laser sighted, and only used if the player had moved far away from Deathstroke.
Real Name: Slade Joseph Wilson
FBI files link Slade Wilson to the assassination of various offshore dictators and business people. Less is known about his domestic activities. Deathstroke'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, health 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, healing factor 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.
- Enhanced Strength, Stamina, Speed, Agility & Intellect
- Vast Healing Factor & A Very Great Longevity
- Expert of Armed Weapons, Martial Arts & Melee Combat
- Genius Level Strategist, Manipulator, Intimidator & Tactical Analysts
- Acrobatics, Stealth, Tracking, Marksmanship & Swordsmanship
- Demolitions, Vehicular, Aviation, Espionage & Escape Artistry Expert
- Arsenal Of Resources, Weaponry, Gadgetry & Advanced Technology
- His Equipment -- Armor, Staff & Swords -- Are Made From Promethium
- Missing his right eye.
- Assembled A Fortune From Contract Killings
- Formally in the military.
- Confirmed as an American-Enhanced Super Soldier.
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
- "Tracking you down was much easier than I thought. Perhaps you won't be much of a challenge after all." - to Batman
- "Make no mistake, I'm killing you for the money. But that won't stop me from enjoying this." - to Batman
- "Your methods and tactics are impressive, but inferior. They will not save you." - to Batman
- "The limits you placed on yourself will make collecting this money all too easy." - to Batman
- "Vigilantism? A waste of your talents. Not that it matters now." - to Batman
- "A Bat. Why, I wonder, a Bat?" - to Batman
- "You made a mistake to fight me." - to Batman
- "Your training is inadequate." - to Batman
- "You are outmatched" - to Batman
- "I'm surprised." - to Batman
- "Amateur." - to Batman
- "That was a mistake." - to Batman
- "Inadequate." - to Batman
- "Amusing." - to Batman
- "Not such a pushover after all." - to Batman
- "Ready for more?" - to Batman
- "Hah." - to Batman
- "Didn't you spot the opening I gave you?" - to Batman
- "You'll regret that." - to Batman
- "You'll need to be faster." - to Batman
- "A flawed technique." - to Batman
- "Haven't you realized that I'm not here to fight? I'm here to kill!" - to Batman
- "You've proved more troublesome than I expected." - to Batman
- "A few tricks left, I see." - to Batman
- "Do you honestly think you can win without killing me?" - to Batman
- "What now?" - to Batman
- "Denied." - to Batman
- "I am enhanced. But you? You're just a man in a cape." -to Batman
- "Again!" -to Batman
- "You cannot match me." - to Batman
- "I see it will take more. Fair enough." - to Batman
- "You have skill, but lack experience." - to Batman
- "I expect you will be worth every penny of that 50 million." - to Batman
- "Try something else." - to Batman
- "I know you saw an opening, yet you didn't take it. Why?" - to Batman
- "And yet another opportunity you failed to exploit." - to Batman
- "Surprising." - to Batman
- "I am stronger, faster, better." - to Batman
- "Tenacious." - to Batman
- "Try again." - to Batman
- "Your restraint weakens you." - to Batman
- "Weak." - to Batman
- "The only way this ends is with death. Yours or mine." - to Batman
- "No more." - to Batman
- "It won't be long." - to Batman
- "Aggressive." - to Batman
- "You thought that would work?" - to Batman
- "Hmph." - to Batman
- "You fight with limits. I have no such restrictions." - to Batman
- "You fight like a young man. All emotion and little discipline." - to Batman
- "I see it will take more. Fair enough." - to Batman
- "Your chance for a painless death is over." - to Batman
- "Are you afraid to kill? Is that it?" - to Batman
- "Almost." - to Batman
- "Why the restraint, Batman?" - to Batman
- "Batman!" - to Batman who he is about to strike with his sword.
- "DIE!." - to Batman, who he is about to strike with his sword.
- "What are you!?" - to Batman prior to being defeated.
- "Apparently the Joker's afraid of me. Wouldn't let me out - and for good reason. I don't like having my time wasted." - to Batman at Blackgate
- "Heh... Well you won't have to worry about that anymore - not unless someone else puts up $50 million bucks." - to Batman at Blackgate
- "Figured you'd be by sooner or later." - to Amanda Waller at Blackgate
- "And what happens if I don't sign?" - to Amanda Waller at Blackgate
- In Arkham City Lockdown, Deathstroke's appearance was similar to the other from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
- Ironically, Mark Rolston who voiced Deathstroke in Arkham Origins, also voiced Firefly in the 4th season of Batman: The Animated Series.
- Deathstroke, Alongside Bane and some of his TN-1 Soldiers, are the Arkhamverse's answers to Super-Soldiers.
- After taking over command of The Arkham Knight's militia Deathstroke mentions that The Arkham Knight told him that Batman consider's Deathstroke the toughest person he has ever faced. This reflects the events in the games, where Deathstroke is arguably the toughest boss battle in the series.
- Arkham Origins takes place 10 years before Arkham Knight, this means Deathstroke is 55 years old when he fights Batman for the second time. Which makes Slade's old man comments hypocritical.
- After taking down a certain number of militia bases, Slade with make a comment saying Batman's bounty went up from fifty million, which was his bounty from Arkham Origins.
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