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- "Oh my God! Is it a werewolf?"
- "Y'all sat me next to a WEREWOLF!?! Yo, lemme out!!!"
- —Harley Quinn and Blackguard[src]
Richard "Dick" Hertz, also known as Blackguard, is a criminal who uses a special combat suit and equipment for jobs. He is a member of the initial Task Force X strike team sent to Corto Maltese. When Hertz and the team arrived on the island, he betrayed his allies by attacking the Corto Maltese Armed Forces, but was quickly assassinated.
On the way to Corto Maltese, Blackguard is mocked by the other members and is scared of Weasel. When they land, he immediately tries to talk to the Corto Maltesian soldiers, talking about a deal they had. He compromises the whole team and the other members try to get him to stop. However, his face is shot off and a fight ensues. Blackguard's selfishness and disloyalty could be considered at fault for the deaths of all his fellow squad members.
Hertz is cocky and overconfident is his abilities, seeming relaxed enough to play chicken with the guards of Belle Reve by pretending to make a move for his gun. He's also rather dimwitted, attempting to surrender himself to the Corto Maltese Armed Forces, earnestly asking if Weasel was some kind of dog, and being terrified when he's told it might be a werewolf.
- Skilled marksman: Blackguard is skilled in using firearms, particularly his twin pistols.
- Stupidity: TBA
- Blackguard suit: Hertz uses this suit to shield himself and hold his equipment when on missions or pulling off crimes.
- Twin pistols: Blackguard uses these guns to help him pull off crimes and missions.
- In the original comics, Richard Hertz was a common criminal recruited by a Metropolis-based villain organization known as the 1,000. They granted him the ability to create energy constructs of a shield and a mace, and he took up the codename Blackguard. He fought Booster Gold, and was later recruited into the Suicide Squad. During one seek-and-destroy mission, a teammate known as the General turned on Hertz and beheaded him.
- This is the first onscreen adaptation of Blackguard.
Behind the scenes
- [https://screenrant.com/suicide-squad-2-pete-davidson-blackguard-role-why-response/ The Suicide Squad: Pete Davidson Took His Role Because Of The Character’s Crude Name - Screenrant]
- ‘Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi Joining James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’; Is ‘SNL’s Pete Davidson Next?
- The Suicide Squad - Roll Call
- Gunn, James (writer and director) (August 6, 2021). The Suicide Squad.
|Task Force X|
|Members||Harley Quinn | Deadshot | Katana | Killer Croc | Bloodsport | Peacemaker | Ratcatcher 2 | King Shark | Weasel | Vigilante|
|Supporting members||Flo Crawley | Emilia Harcourt | Briscoe | Fitzgibbon|
|Former members||Enchantress | June Moone | Slipknot | El Diablo | Rick Flag | Captain Boomerang | Polka-Dot Man | Detachable Kid | Javelin | Blackguard | Mongal | Savant|