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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.[2]


At some point in his life, King Shark turned to crime, likely acting as hired muscle to others' crimes, but was apprehended and taken to Belle Reve, where he became a member of Task Force X.

He joined the team on a mission to Corto Maltese to destroy the Nazi-era prison and laboratory known as Jotunheim, as well as assassinate Maltese dictator Silvio Luna.[3]


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.



  • Father




  • 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.[4][5]
  • 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.


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Task Force X
Founder Amanda Waller
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
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