Tuesday, April 5, 2016

D is for Deathstroke

Day Four - A to Z Challenge - "D"

D is for Deathstroke

Character Facts:
Abilities/Powers - Exceptional Martial Artist, Combat Strategy, Durability, Enhanced Strength and Speed, Weapons Expert, Superhuman Agility, Master Swordsman
Occupation - Mercenary
Real Name/Secret Identity - Slade Wilson

Origin Story:
Slade Wilson is a career military man, who was recruited into the special ops unit, Team 7.  As a member of Team 7, he participated in numerous highly dangerous, classified missions.  Slade was willing to do anything to improve himself, so he partook in an experimental procedure that granted him enhanced speed, strength and intelligence. (Essentially making him the world's greatest solider.)
When Team 7 was disbanded,  Slade was left feeling bitter and jaded.  It was then that he began using his powers as a mercenary for hire.  He quickly built himself a stellar reputation, in the criminal world, as "the man you call to get the job done".

Interesting Tidbits:
-Deathstroke first appeared in 1980 and was originally set as a villain for the New Teen Titans.
-Deathstroke is also a villain in the Green Arrow story.
-Deathstroke is blind in his right eye, due to being shot by his ex-wife, Adeline Wilson. (A very long story.)

My Observations:
I honestly had no idea who this character was when I began Fangirl's alphabet cross stitch.
It was quite interesting reading about him and I did discover that I had actually seen the character in the show Young Justice. (Young Justice is an animated show about the "sidekicks" of the Justice League members and it is quite enjoyable.  I won't go into too much detail, since I am sure I will make more mentions of it in other posts.)
Anyway, now that I know more about the character, I am looking forward to re-watching those episodes, with a new appreciation and understanding.


  1. Never heard of this guy but he definitely sounds like a force to be reckoned with. Good job he's on the side of the goodies! Well done for keeping up!! :)

  2. DeathStroke is new to me. I am continuing to learn so much about this Super Hero World. Thank you

  3. Another interesting character to learn about Carrie.


  4. What a fun way to do the A to Z challenge!

  5. I have never heard of this one :)
    Great stitching!!

  6. I'd never even heard of him! Interesting story. Lovely stitching! :D