Nanaue, also known as King Shark, is a metahuman criminal whose father is believed to be the so-called Shark God. Most people dismiss him as merely a savage mutation, despite him being very sweet, friendly, and endearing. He became part of the second Task Force X strike team on the Corto Maltese mission.
King Shark is sweet, endearing, and friendly, although he is not afraid to get his hands dirty in combat, as demonstrated by his devouring a man alive.
Powers and abilities
- Superhuman strength: Nanaue appears to be very strong, picking a man up in both arms and hoisting him high in the air with ease.
- Superhuman durability: To be added
- Superhuman stamina: To be added
- Sharp teeth: King Shark, as his name implies, has the teeth of a shark, which are very strong and can easily tear through flesh and bone.
- Underwater breathing: Nanaue has both gills and lungs, and can breathe underwater as well as on land.
- Claws: At the end of each of his meaty fingers, King Shark has short bust sharp claws he can sink into enemy flesh.
- Extra-large jeans: King Shark wears a pair of extra-large jeans as his only article of clothing, seeming to imply his genitals are visible. This is in contradiction of real-life male sharks' anatomy, which have retractable genitals.
- In DC Comics, Nanaue is a human-shark hybrid whose shark-like features were natural and came from his father, a Shark God from Hawaiian mythology. He eventually became a supervillain named King Shark and an enemy to Superboy and Aquaman.
Behind the scenes
- David Ayer, the director of Suicide Squad, originally intended for King Shark to be a member of the initial Task Force X, before replacing him with Killer Croc due to concerns that the CGI to bring the character to the screen would be too expensive.
- King Shark in the DC Extended Universe is the second live-action incarnation of the character, following an incarnation portrayed by Dan Payne and voiced by David Hayter.
- Before Steve Agee was cast, Michael Rooker was rumored to be in talks to portray King Shark, but the actor had debunked this rumor. Instead he will be portraying Savant.
- Given how cheery he looks in the teasers, this iteration likely takes inspiration from the version of the character presented in the Harley Quinn cartoon.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 24, 2019). Comedian Steve Agee Joining James Gunn’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Gang. Deadline.
- Sneider, Jeff (March 7, 2019). ‘Suicide Squad 2’ Exclusive: Meet the New Characters James Gunn Will Introduce in Sequel. Collider.
- Gunn, James (writer and director) (August 6, 2021). The Suicide Squad.
- Gonzalez, Umberto (May 9, 2019). Michael Rooker in Talks to Join Cast of ‘The Suicide Squad’ (Exclusive). The Wrap.
- Michael Rooker Denies He's Up for King Shark Role in The Suicide Squad. IGN (May 12, 2019).
|Task Force X|
|Members||Rick Flag (leader) | Deadshot | Katana | Killer Croc | Bloodsport | Polka-Dot Man | Ratcatcher 2 | King Shark | Peacemaker | T.D.K. | Weasel | Javelin | Blackguard | Mongal | Thinker | Savant|
|Supporting Members||Flo Crawley | Fitzgibbon|
|Former members||Enchantress | June Moone | Slipknot | El Diablo | Harley Quinn | Captain Boomerang|