Day Four - A to Z Challenge - "D"
D is for Deathstroke
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
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".
-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.)
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.