|Real name:||Slade Wilson|
Base of Operations:
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||225 lbs (102 kg)|
|First Appearance:||New Teen Titans #2 (December, 1980)|
| Larry Grimm (Arkham City Lockdown)
Mark Rolston (Arkham Origins)
- "Your methods and tactics are impressive, but inferior. They will not save you."
- ―Deathstroke to Batman[src]
Slade Wilson, also known as Deathstroke, is a mercenary and an assassin.
His unique weapons and abilities include regenerating health and super strength, a rifle-staff with a built-in grapple, a sword, explosives, firearms, and his own version of "Detective Vision", called "Tactical Vision".
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 is redacted, it appears that Slade was eventually discharged from the military, though the exact circumstances are not specified. He has since taken up work as a mercenary. His augmentations, coupled with his mastery of hand-to-hand combat make 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, specializing in high profile assassinations. FBI files link Slade Wilson to the assassination of various offshore dictators and business people. Less is known about his domestic activities. Additional skills include: Weapons expert. Demolitions expert. Close quarters combat. Ambush techniques. Deathstroke was armed with multiple weapons, and considered expert with edged weapons, firearms and explosives. Distinguishing characteristics include 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 relating to the assassinations of public figures, and was 45 years old.
Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
In the video on Penguin's drone, Deathstroke was seen in the Museum taking down agents with one single bo staff and he was delivered an 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 was suspended upside down. However, 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 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.
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, indicating that he had accepted Waller's offer. Then, years later, he was hired by Professor Hugo Strange to kill Batman in Arkham City Lockdown.
Arkham City Lockdown Incident EditDeathstroke 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.
Arkham Knight Incident Edit
Deathstroke may appear in Arkham Knight because there has been a Deathstroke DLC pack rumored to be available for the PS4. It is rumored to be about Deathstroke on the run from Amanda Waller and the Suicide Squad. There is not much evidence given whether or not Deathstroke will appear in the main part of the game but it may be possible he will.
- Unlike Batman and Robin, Deathstroke cannot glide. Instead, he replaces their "Glide Kick" maneuvers 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.
- Unlike any other playable characters in the series, Deathstroke naturally regains health when he is not being attacked. (Armor doesn't regenerate, however) This can however be achieved with other characters when using a certain modifier in challenge maps.
- Due to his unnatural strength, he can open vents easier than 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, 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.
- 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 are often mistaken for Katana, a key difference is that Katanas have curved blades whereas Ninjatos have straight blades.
- 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.
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, 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.
- Master of Armed Weapons
- Genius Level Intellect, Strategist & Tactician
- Master Of Many Forms of Martial Arts
- Tactical Analysis
- Expert Escape Artist
- Medically Enhanced Physical & Mental Attributes
- Peak-Human Strength, Resilience & Durability
- Rapid Speed, Reflexes & Sensory Abilities
- High-Speed Regenerative Abilities
- Greatly-High Longevity Rates
- Advanced Stamina & Endurance
- Great Pain & Damage Threshold
- Demolitions Expert
- Missing his right eye.
- Formally in the military.
- 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
- "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 is similar like the other from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
- Ironically, Mark Rolston who voices Deathstroke in Arkham Origins voiced Firefly in the 4th season of Batman: The Animated Series.