Even some of you avid DC fans can be forgiven for not knowing who Deathstroke is, but fret not, in this article we’re going to tell you who Deathstroke is and provide you with the most important information you need to know about him.
Who Is Deathstroke?
1) Deathstroke (real name Slade Wilson) is a DC comics supervillain created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. He is both a mercenary and an assassin (an understandably deadly combination) and made his first appearance in The New Teen Titans (Volume 1 #2) in 1980.
2) Wilson was initially a member of the US Army, serving in both Korea and Vietnam. He was chosen for a secret military experiment with the aim of creating metahuman soldiers and gained his powers (discussed below) as a result of the experiment.
3) On the super-villain scale, he ranks pretty highly. For example, Wizard magazine recently rated him as the 24th greatest super villain of all time. Pretty impressive.
4) When Deathstroke first came onto the scene all the way back in 1980 he was initially just an archenemy of the Teen Titans but over time writers have evolved his story and he is now an adversary of a whole bunch of superheroes.
What Powers Does He Have?
5) Deathstroke has enhanced strength, durability, speed and agility all given to him as a result of an experimental serum. The comics portray him as having the strength of ten men. Additionally, Deathstroke is capable of using 90% of his brain at one time which makes him a tactical genius. So he is very much brain as well as brawn.
Further, Deathstroke possesses amazing healing powers, enabling him to recover from physical injuries much faster than normal people. But it’s crucial to note that these healing powers have limitations. They were not enough to repair his missing eye or regenerate entire limbs.
The video game industry has always taken inspiration from books and movies turning their storyline into highly successful franchises, such as the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Transformers series and so on. However, comic book inspired video-games and many apps in android and seem to have had the most success because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love playing their favorite superhero?
Here is a list of the 7 best video games based on comic books:
7. Spider-Man (2000)
Developed by Neversoft in 2000, this game was especially important because it let you play your friendly-neighborhood superhero for the first time in 3D. Although it had a few problems concerning the plot, the reasons for which you were being targeted by villains being confusing at best, the beautiful world that Neversoft managed to build and the engaging action make it worthy of its place on our list.
6. Alien vs. Predator (1999)
In 1999, Rebellion released a game unique in its approach as it let you play as either an Alien, a Predator or just a lone unlucky sod, with perfectly tailored campaigns for each of them.. This actually meant that Rebellion managed to cram three separate games into a single one, turning into an absorbing and interesting experience.
5. Batman: Arkham City (2011)
Although the newer Arkham Knight is better looking and, perhaps, more action packed, its predecessor is actually the jewel of Rocksteady’s development as it managed to improve upon Arkham Asylum without losing the atmosphere and feeling which make it the best Batman game to this day.
4. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Regarded today as one of the best adaptations of a comic-book character in a game, Spider-Man 2 managed to combine the open-world of the GTA franchise with the action-packed story that we are used to from this title. Activision managed to perfectly capture and build the world of Peter Parker in order for us to enjoy it.
3. Injustice: Gods Among Us
Perhaps the most appreciated DC fighting game to date and also the most recent, Injustice: Gods Among Us manages to flawlessly balance fighters, such as Batman and Superman, in a way that it does not seem that one has all the advantages. The game’s feeling and aesthetic also make it seem as though it was targeted for mature audiences.
2. The Punisher (2005)
In perhaps one of the most violent games out there, letting you torture and execute enemies in ways you could not even think possible, Volition managed to perfectly capture Frank Castle’s essence making you understand the motivations behind our beloved anti-hero.
Deadpool, the hero every comic book fan knows and loves, especially for breaking the fourth wall, is, perhaps, the funniest videogame out there. The action, saturated with one-liners and amusing situations turn this into a game which does not take itself seriously (similarly to Deadpool) but does it with impeccably and with style.