Amanda Waller

Someone has to do the dirty work. In the DC Universe, that someone is Amanda Waller. She's intimidating, formidable and downright ruthless. She uses those traits to her advantage, and anyone who goes up against her quickly learns how she earned her nickname, “The Wall.”

Waller pulled herself up from rough beginnings to serve her country as a covert agent before becoming Director of the Advanced Research Group for Uniting Superhumans (A.R.G.U.S.). In this role, she created a highly classified team of super-villains known as Task Force X. The members of this specialized covert team are forced to go on whatever assignments Waller deems will serve the greater good. Refuse and members learn that the risky missions aren’t the only reason the team’s commonly referred to as the Suicide Squad.

As the Squad’s leader, Waller often acts coldly and doesn't hesitate to put the team in near-impossible situations. She doesn't follow any standardized moral guidebook but instead operates by her own rules. The missions she assigns to the team serve a higher purpose…in theory. Being compassionate isn't an asset in Waller's line of work, but acting without emotion means she's not always so different from the villains in the Squad. In leading them, Waller has to be careful not to become one of them. If it’s not already too late.

Killer Croc

In life, you always want to put your best face forward. But what if that face is scaly, reptilian and likely to frighten anyone who sees it? From an early age, Waylon Jones has been burdened with that very question. Diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that causes his skin to appear scaled and his body to grow claws, razor-sharp teeth and other features similar to a crocodile’s, the challenged young man went through life bullied by other kids and raised by an abusive and uncaring aunt.

As he grew older, Waylon became bitter, developing into a violent and malevolent criminal and adopting a fearful name that matched his frightening appearance—Killer Croc. Waylon managed to engineer a career path that took him from sideshow wrestler to a formidable criminal figure in the Gotham City underworld, often finding himself at violent odds with Batman. And yet, perhaps because of his childhood, Waylon has a soft spot for abandoned and neglected children. He shelters many within his territory in the sewers of Gotham, something that has not gone unnoticed by the Dark Knight, who has demonstrated a bit more leniency with Croc over the years than with most of Gotham’s rogues.

Killer Croc possesses the traits of a crocodile in human form. His scaly skin is impenetrable and can deflect blows and bullets. His affliction affects his mind, too, meaning he’s sometimes driven by animal instinct that isn’t exactly rational. Super strength and endurance help him overpower his enemies, as does his sizable physique. And just forget about trying to beat him in a swimming match. Often, Croc's brutish behavior overrules sense, so if you do ever see him, we suggest backing away slowly and praying that he’s not hungry…

DC All Access - Ep 313 - Suicide Squad Revealed + CM Punk's Strange New Comic

Tiffany and Jason are back with an all new episode of DC All Access, and it's a strange in Strange Sports Stories! Yes, Jason talks with the one and only CM Punk about his story in this week's issue of Vertigo's Strange Sports Stories and how the former wrestler got into comics in the first place. After that, it's time to finally reveal our finalists in our Convention Correspondent Search. Did you make the cut? Watch and find out, and then be sure to visit Machinima ETC tomorrow to learn what challenge our finalists will have to tackle first.

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DC All Access - Ep 311 - Exclusive Clip of Gotham's New Villain + Hal Jordan Returns

Tiffany and Jason are back for a new episode of DC All Access... and it's a real killer! That's because we're talking to Milo Ventimiglia about his disturbing new role as a serial killing Gotham villain. After that, we look at one of this week's most anticipated new Convergence titles, Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax, and get filled in on what to expect by writer Tony Bedard. Finally, we wrap things up with a look at some of our recent SDCC Correspondent Search entries. There's still time to enter to win, so send us your videos so you can help Jason and Tiffany cover San Diego Comic-Con!

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We see eye-to-eye with Deadshot!

Michael Rowe is the dynamic actor who’s been bringing the character Deadshot to unforgettable life on The CW’s Arrow. We sat down with him to discuss his character’s return to the show as the leader of the Suicide Squad in the episode titled, “Suicidal Tendencies.”

Arrow - "Suicidal Tendencies" Preview

"Love is a bullet to the brain." Season 3, Episode 16 of Arrow, "Suicidal Tendencies," airs on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 on The CW.


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