Deathstroke: Things You Never Knew About Slade From Teen Titans
I don't agree with Robin and Starfire being on the list. . to hate about the impromptu relationship between Terra and Deathstroke in the pages. In the first two seasons, Slade sought out an apprentice, by starting with Robin in the first season, whom he coerced into working for him by threatening to kill the. Later, Slade forced Robin to join him, with the threat that if he did not, Slade but no reference has been made to Slade's and Jericho's connection in the show.
Apparently in hiding, he nearly murders a crony of several Star City businessmen who want to hire him for a murder. Before finishing his violent refusal, he asks the name of the target.
When informed that it was to be the mayor of Star City, Oliver Queen whom Deathstroke knows is secretly Green Arrowhe spares the lackey and decides to take the job. The current Titans team included Ravager, who now wanted nothing to do with her father. Deathstroke seemingly intended to "reclaim" Ravager and a recently resurrected Jericho from the Titans or, if that failed, to crush them along with the rest of the team.
For these reasons, he specially selected each member of Titans East, believing that, overall, each member would successfully counteract every member of the current Teen Titans line-up.
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As indicated over the course of the subsequent issues, Deathstroke was manipulating every member of his new team in one way or another. He had blackmailed former Titan Risk while at the same time offering him an outlet for his rage; was drugging Batgirl with the same serum he had used on Rose; and supplied Inertia with a formula which granted superhuman speed to compensate for the loss of the Speed Force following the initial battle with Superboy-Prime. His team, however, slowly fell apart over the course of the attack, as Robin managed to free Batgirl of his mind control serum and Raven convinced Duela Dent to switch sides.
Slade and his remaining Titans subsequently faced off against both the current Titans and a group of old Titans led by Nightwing. Although he was defeated, he still managed to escape with the aid of Inertia. In the end, however, it was revealed to the readers that Slade's real mission was to provide his children with something he could never offer them: By attacking the Titans, he insured that Rose and Jericho would become more trusted by their associates, and thus grow closer to the team.
Recently, Deathstroke took credit for somehow twisting through unknown means the powers of Geo-Forcethe half-brother of the original Terra, into the same powers as his traitorous sister.
Using this leverage, Deathstroke offered to reverse the process only if Geo-Force became his own personal spy within the Justice League. Unfortunately for Deathstroke, Geo-Force alerted Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman of Deathstroke's scheme, which culminated in Geo-Force alerting the League that Deathstroke whose rivalry with Green Arrow has reached vendetta-level proportions planned on using an army of supervillains to crash Green Arrow and Black Canary's wedding.
Weeks later, Geo-Force was tortured by Gorilla Grodd after the League was kidnapped by the Injustice Leagueand ultimately transferred to Batman's newest incarnation of the Outsiders afterward, robbing Deathstroke of his potential pawn.
Last Will and Testament. Following his injury, he is recuperating at Belle Reve while doctors labor to save him. Deathstroke dreams of his family members and all of the people that he has let down. When he awakens, he vows that he will never again be haunted by the past.
Ravager comes to visit him, but in fact, wants to finish her father off. She tries to strangle him with a plastic wire, but Deathstroke is recuperated enough that he can fend off her attack. He escapes from the facility and steals a helicopter. Later, Deathstroke finds a young street urchin that he decides to take under his wing. During the fight, the two are attacked by their deceased relatives Grant, Wade, and Adeline, who, along with Wintergreen, have all been reanimated as Black Lanterns.
Deathstroke and Rose are forced to work together and fight for their lives against the Black Lanterns.
During the course of the battle, Deathstroke confesses to his children that part of the reason why he menaced the Teen Titans for so many years was that he felt that by forcing his children to hate him, they would have a chance of escaping the sorrow and pain a life with him would entail. Just as Slade is overwhelmed and about to be killed, Jericho somehow uses his abilities to sever the connection between the Black Lanterns and their power ringspermanently sending them back to the grave.
After realizing that her mother was not reborn as a member of the Black Lantern Corps, Rose comes to the conclusion that she must somehow still be alive, and leaves after threatening to kill Slade if he tries to stop her. Jericho chooses to stay with his father, reasoning that only Slade would have the courage to kill him if he were to ever return to madness. Deathstroke is able to control Robin's actions thanks to a neural-implant inserted into Robin's spine by his mother while it was being surgically replaced.
Batman defeats Deathstroke by taking advantage of the two-way connection between him and Robin by using a taser on Robin, the resulting electric shock overwhelming Deathstroke's enhanced senses. He then tracks Slade down and attacks him in his hospital bed for controlling Robin and for the Chemo attack, informing Slade that what happened then is just a 'trailer' for what he will do later.
Villains for Hire[ edit ] Following the encounter with Black Lanterns, Deathstroke recruits a team of supervillains consisting of Tattooed ManCheshireOsirisand the new character Cinder following the launch of Brightest Day. The team ambushes Ryan Choi in his home, and then battles him. This ends with Deathstroke driving his sword through Ryan's chest, killing him. He then gives the deceased hero's body to Dwarfstar.
The attack is revealed to be a ruse crafted by Slade and Luthor in order to draw out a traitor on Luthor's security staff who is revealed to be a shape-shifting assassin named Facade. Slade claims that this will bring him one step closer to his true goal: He also succeeds in recruiting Arsenala former member of the Teen Titans and Justice League, into the team.
After discovering that Elijah is using the bodies of kidnapped children to create an addictive drug called Bliss, the Titans promptly kill the gangster and shut down his operation. As the Titans are preparing to return to the Labyrinth, Cheshire notices that Slade has tied up DJ Molecule, a powerful metahuman who was working for Elijah as a bodyguard.
When asked what he is doing with the young man, Slade cryptically responds by saying that he only accepted the mission in order capture Molecule for some unknown purpose. While Slade is held captive, Drago arrives and reveals to him that he is actually Slade's old friend, Corporal Daniel Rogers, who abandoned him during the civil war in Afghanistan. Slade and the Titans break into Drago's mansion in attacks.
Slade drugs him that he cannot focus his telepathic mind. When Drago was defeated, Slade allows him to live and the Titans then leave from his island.
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While returning to the labyrinth, Slade and the Titans are approached by the Atom and the Justice League attempt to arrest them for the murder of Ryan Choi. Upon returning to the labyrinth, with his workers, Doctor Sivana and Doctor ImpossibleSlade reveals to the Titans that their efforts support creation of a diabolical invention call the "Methuselah Device" for his dying son Jericho.
All agree but Cinder, who does not want her brothers to live forever, as she claims to be doing. As the Titans come to blows, Deathstroke attempts to take Jericho and leave, but Jericho, disgusted at what his father did to achieve his restoration, takes over his body, intending to destroy first the Methuselah Device, then himself and Deathstroke. DJ Molecule blasts Slade, knocking Jericho out of his body. Arsenal then attacks him for stealing the Titans legacy.
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Slade escapes and the Methuselah Device is destroyed by Cinder. Afterwards, Slade berates himself and becomes Deathstroke once more. Their target is Jeffrey Bode, an arms dealer traveling on a plane. After discovering that the weapons Bode is trafficking are clones of the villain ClayfaceDeathstroke and the other mercenaries are able to dispatch them, killing Bode in the process and retrieving a suitcase he had in his possession.
Deathstroke subsequently betrays and kills the Alpha Dogs, enraged by the notion that his employers feel he is unable to accomplish his tasks alone. Deathstroke then begins to take on increasingly dangerous missions in an effort to prove his worth but is also spurred on by the contents of the suitcase he retrieved from Bode — namely the mask and knife belonging to his son Grantboth of which were stained with fresh blood indicating that he may be alive.
It turns out the parents of one of the Alpha Dog members have hired multiple mercenaries to kill Deathstroke, all donning the green and purple color, to get revenge on him. Deathstroke tracks them down, but is confronted by his son Grant. It is revealed that all of this has been a plot to lure Deathstroke to him. Although Deathstroke manages to kill both the parents, Grant defeats him, claiming superior of Deathstroke. Grant is about to finish Slade, but he hesitates, and leaves.
Recovering from his injuries, Grant takes another contract, Slade happy that his son has become a better warrior than him, and then visits his father's hospital bed to mention he has grown up to be a greater man than him.
Slade takes a contract from Harvest, to bring the Ravagers back to the colony. He does this in exchange for his daughter Rose and Terra. It turns out that Lynchthe leader of Team 7 had needed Terra to stop a rampaging Majesticwho was thought to be killed by Dinah Drake's sonic scream. Adeline dies, buried in the rubble caused by Majestic's stampede.
Jericho momentarily loses control by this, and Slade, Rose, and Terra manages to restrain Majestic, with the help of Rose's Gen-factor. However, Jericho retains control over Grant and Terra. When Slade knocks Terra unconscious, a cornered Jericho threatens to stab himself and Grant with a sword. Deathstroke, without hesitation, drives the sword into both of them, killing them instantly. But a later scene suggests Jericho has escaped, since there is shown a worker with glowing green eyes walking out of the clean-up scene, strongly implying Jericho has possessed the man to flee.
Origins[ edit ] Deathstroke's altered origin is introduced in Deathstroke 0. The fact that he participated in the military at 16 and met Adeline has not changed. Already a legend in the army, Slade was drafted into Team 7 and went on many missions. In one mission, Slade was gravely injured and had to undergo an operation that enhanced his abilities, making him virtually a super-human. After this, he married Adeline and had two sons, Grant and Joseph. Around this time, Slade received intel that his best friend, Wintergreen was caught in Somalia.
He donned a mask and flew to Somalia to rescue Wintergreen, slaughtering all the captors. Deathstroke the Terminator was born. As his fame grew, his enemies did too. An attack targeting his house seemingly killed Joseph and Adeline.
With evidence that the attack was from North Korea, Slade killed a group of North Korean soldiers, but lost his right eye in the process. It is later shown that Joseph and Adeline are still alive. This origin was again changed in Teen Titans: After a mission that involved destroying a children's hospital which Slade was unaware of, he quit the army.
After Team 7's termination, Slade started to operate under the Deathstroke identity. He took Grant on his mission, considering him as not only his son, but as a business partner, and the only person he could trust. But during a mission in North Korea, their refuge was infiltrated and North Korean soldiers barged in, firing into the house. Grant was shot, and as Slade looked back at his son, a bullet penetrated his right eye, blinding it.
Enraged, Slade went on a massacre and slew the soldiers. Before Slade, Brother Blood, and Trigon, another patriarchal figure affected the five Teen Titans, due to having trained their leader. Batman is often alluded to in the story, though never mentioned by name.
Robin, who is White, male, and able-bodied, has privilege over the other superheroes in the show due to Batman having taken him under his bat wing.
This extra training and experience made Robin the most qualified of the team to be its leader, and he becomes a patriarch due to the privilege afforded him by a patriarch. The show continues to promote integrationist values throughout the rest of its run, sometimes challenging White supremacist capitalist patriarchy, but often supporting heteronormativity.
The villain Slade taps into these desires and weaknesses for his own gain. In battle, Robin lowers his stun gun when Starfire confronts him. Thus, a patriarchal figure forces a patriarch-in-training to enact violence against a young woman, who is arguably coded as a Woman of Color.
Robin eventually realizes that the only way to save his teammates from torture and eventual death is to give up the protection, privilege, and power over others that he has under Slade. Joseph begged Slade to take him out Joseph begged Slade to take him out, to which he complied, driving a sword through his heart. But Joseph survived, transferring his mind into his father's body seconds before perishing.
One of his most notable features, on screen or in the comics, is his mask. The mask of Deathstroke is legendary item amongst heroes and villains alike. Slade's left side of his mask is orange, containing a single black outlined eyehole.
The right side of his face is primarily skeletal, containing no flesh. Hence the infamous mask was born, creating mystery and intimidation at the same time. Like any comic book character, Slade has various adaptations and looks. In Teen Titans Go! The benefit to this was that he could take on massive amounts of damage without even flinching. He could also summon a monster through burning scarecrows. While being disguised, Slade could use telekinesis in retrieving his staff, after Robin had knocked it out of his hand.
He could also alter his physical shape, reducing his muscular frame to that of a small old man. He often relied on his martial arts skills like heightened speed, strength, reflexes, and agility. In using these simple techniques, he once had all five Teen Titans looking like toddlers while he ran circles around them. He possesses the knowledge of minor magic spell casting which he used from time to time. Often though, he relies on technology to gain an upper-hand on his opponents.
Slade had a vast number of secret hideouts, advance technology, unlimited resources, and a robot army at his disposal. Using these tools allowed him to capitalize on his strengths of laying traps, orchestrating schemes, and manipulating others to do his dirty work. Slade systematically took out every member except for Green Lantern Slade systematically took out every member except for Green Lantern. Arrow would eventually get a shot in by driving an arrow through the empty right eye socket of Deathstroke.
Slade ended up losing his mind over the act, taking all his frustrations out on Green Arrow. This provided the rest of the Justice League time to regroup and tackle Slade to the ground. Light would use his powers, allowing them to escape. But Slade left behind a personal touch for Green Arrow.