An assassin, expert marksman and lethal DC Universe villain, Floyd Lawton lives by a simple code: do the job that you're hired for with the least amount of casualties possible—after all, you're not being paid to waste bullets.
Part of Gotham City's long line of rogues, Deadshot is obsessed with precision, firmly believing that the target who’s been paid for should be the only one taken down. In the midst of a successful career, Lawton was taken down by the Dark Knight and sentenced to life in prison for the countless assassinations he committed. However, a man of Lawton's skills earns a reputation.
Given a chance to earn his freedom, Deadshot joined the Suicide Squad—a team of villains recruited by Amanda Waller to carry out covert (and highly illegal) missions. Often the de facto leader of the team, Deadshot always aims to complete the mission at hand... even if it kills him.
Along with his ability to "never miss" his target, Deadshot possesses an unfulfilled death wish. He cares less about earning his freedom than he does about dying in a spectacular fashion. His reasons for this are unknown—many speculating family upbringing, loss of a loved one or simply not having anything left to live for. However, this complete disregard for his own life, along with his commitment to the job, make Deadshot one of the most dangerous assassins in the world.
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Enough is enough! The tensions and anger has been building and they can no longer be held back. It’s Harley vs. Joker’s Daughter in an all-out brawl through the streets of Moscow!
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By Batgirl betrayed! But why is she siding with the Suicide Squad? Find out in this tale from the Birds’ past!
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Today, the top secret government strike force known as Task Force X—but lovingly referred to by its members as the Suicide Squad—enters a new era with Sean Ryan and Jeremy Roberts’ New Suicide Squad. Which means, of course, that’s it’s also very new reader friendly. If you’ve never read a Suicide Squad comic before, if you’re not even sure what the Suicide Squad is…well, there’s never been a better time to start rooting for the bad guys.
DC All Access - Ep 218 - Suicide Squad's New Mission + Arrow's Stephen Amell & Cast
Welcome to Task Force aXcess! Your mission is to watch today’s all new episode of DC All Access, featuring a sneak peek at the brand new Suicide Squad comic with writer Sean Ryan. Be sure to stay on alert for the cast of Arrow, who give us a few hints about what to expect in season three, as...
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Trapped inside Russia with no hope of rescue, the Squad does what they do best: go out with a bang!
Arrow - "Unthinkable" Preview
"The man murdered my mother. I have to kill him." The Season Two finale of Arrow, "Unthinkable," airs Wednesday, May 14th on The CW.