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"You better not be wasting my time..."
―Deathstroke to Lex Luthor[src]

Slade Wilson is one of the world's deadliest assassins and a mercenary-for-hire, operating under the moniker Deathstroke. He is one of the greatest adversaries of the Batman[1], and an acquaintance of Lex Luthor.


Conflict with Batman

At some point, Slade would eventually become one of the greatest enemies of Batman.

Meeting with Lex Luthor

Justice League (2017) Lex Luthor meets Deathstroke

Slade meeting with Lex

"I was just celebrating God's return out of the ground and back up into the sky."
Lex Luthor to Deathstroke[src]

Deathstroke was invited to Lex Luthor's private yacht after the latter had broken out of Arkham Asylum. Lex was talking about Superman's return and the formation of the Justice League when Slade arrived, removing his mask, and warned Lex not to waste his time. However, Lex justified this by suggesting that they "even the playing field" by creating a league of their own.[2]


As an assassin, Slade Wilson is cold, blunt, and irascible, being more than willing to leave Lex Luthor's yacht when he warned the latter not to waste his time, but seemed quite interested after hearing his proposition to start "a league of their own" in response to the Justice League's formation and resurrection of Superman.


  • Deathstroke Armor: When in the field, Deathstroke dons an armored orange-and-black bodysuit and helmet.
  • Swords: Wilson actively employs the use of two swords as part of his arsenal.
  • Handgun: Slade has a handgun holstred on his right thigh.





  • In DC Comics, Deathstroke is a reoccurring enemy of the Teen Titans, and one of the most formidable foes of Batman.
  • The costume he wears in Justice League is the near-same as in the video game, Batman: Arkham Origins. The similarities include the orange areas around his chest, a pop-out collar-like neck armor, and heavy shoulder plates with similar design patterns. The only noticeable difference being a black chevron on the top of the movie version's helmet.

Behind the Scenes



Behind the Scenes


  1. Deathstroke Will Be Main Villain in Ben Affleck’s Batman Movie (Exclusive) - The Wrap
  2. Terrio, Chris, Whedon, Joss (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (November 17, 2017). Justice League.

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