Deathstroke confirmed and being played by Joe Manganiello.

Deathstroke is coming and many might not know who he is. He is a force to be reckoned with, he is easily physically and mentally superior to Batman. Here’s a quick rundown on who Deathstroke The Terminator is.

Slade Wilson joined the Army at sixteen by lying about his age. Once in, he excelled in all forms of warfare. He got the attention of higher ups and was chosen to undergo a experimental treatment to enhance adrenal glands to resist truth serum. This being comics, the experiment didn’t go as planned. Slade fell into a coma, when he awoke he discovered that he could use 90% of his brain at once and his strength, durability and agility had increased to near superhuman levels (Think a la Captain America).

Being unable to reenlist into the Army he became a mercenary. After an incident with a rival mercenary kidnapping his son he lost his eye during the rescue. He later wore a mask showing off that he only had one eye, boasting that he was still the world’s greatest mercenary even with the injuring.

Slade has a long history as an enemy of the Teen Titans, beginning when his son, Grant, he became an early Titans foe called the Ravager. Grant took a contract to defeat and capture the Titans. Ravager was given enhancements that granted him abilities, however, those enhancements proved fatal and Slade agreed to complete the contract after his death. As a result, he attacked the Titans continually.

Deathstroke has had run ins with the likes of Batman and has a deep rooted hatred towards Green Arrow which was show cased in the second season of Arrow on the CW. Slade even fought a part of the Justice League and systematically took them out one by one, eventually losing during a deadlock with Kyle Reyner, the Green Lantern, that Green Arrow capitalized on.

Slade has three children, all with an interesting and dark past as much as his father. I will feature them in future post but for now I hope you know a little bit more about Deathstroke The Terminator. He will be in the next solo Batman film starting Ben Affleck and How Manganiello.

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