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This article contains major spoilers for Peacemaker. You have been warned.

"I made a vow to have peace, no matter how many people I have to kill to get it."
―Peacemaker[src]

Christopher "Chris" Smith, also known as the Peacemaker, is a violent vigilante who believes in achieving peace at any cost no matter how many people he has to kill for it in the process. He was also a member of the second Task Force X strike team sent on a mission to Corto Maltese.[1] While he struck up a rapport with the team, he eventually turned on them to complete their intended mission when they learned it was all a cover-up for the U.S. government's mistake. In the attempt to complete the mission, Smith murdered team leader Rick Flag, and was sent into a coma by teammate and rival Bloodsport.

When the comatose Smith was recovered from Corto Maltese, he was sent to an American hospital, where the mission coordinators of the Force, John Economos and Emilia Harcourt, awaited his awakening, preparing to send him on another, more dangerous mission.

Biography

Early Life

Misguided Pacifism

"In his hands, anything is a deadly weapon. His father was a soldier who trained his son how to kill from the moment he was born."
Amanda Waller[src]

A young Christopher Smith.

Christopher Smith was born to Auggie Smith, a powerful and cunning small-town racist whose views deeply scarred his son. Auggie forced Christopher througt training to become a killer, as in one occasion he force his son kill a man by stabbing him.

He grow up alongside with his older brother Keith Smith, as the two shared the love for music.[2] At one point, Keith told his younger brother about the fake concept of "butt babies," something Christopher believed himself to be until he was 14 years old.[3] Later Keith died “under mysterious circumstances” which included some type of seizure, something that his brother believed to be involved.[2]

Growing up, Christopher became a mentally unstable pacifist diplomat who grew so committed to peace, he eventually decided to enforce it by killing those who stand in his way. At some point, Smith befriended Gut Chase and met his younger brother Adrian. He donned a bright costume, an oddly-shaped chrome helmet with a dove engraved on it, and the moniker of Peacemaker to start his quest for peace by any means necessary. Smith also encountered another mysterious crusader for justice called Vigilante. As the Peacemaker, Smith killed many people in the name of peace before he was captured by ARGUS and detained in Belle Reve in 2017, being sentenced to 30 years in prison.[4][5]

Mission in Corto Maltese

Recruited by Amanda Waller

"Starfish is a slang term for a butthole. Think there's any connection?"
"No.
"
―Peacemaker and Amanda Waller[src]

In 2021, Smith was recruited by Amanda Waller to join Task Force X on a mission he was eager to carry out: destroying a Nazi-built facility in Corto Maltese called Jotunheim, as well as annihilating all traces of the mysterious Project Starfish. Prior to the mission, Smith was given an ulterior task by Waller, assigned to destroy any evidence pertaining to the United States involvement with Project Starfish, including their torture of the civilians of Corto Maltese. Smith felt obligated to ensure this was kept a secret, as it was to keep the peace from being jeopardized to prevent an international incident.

Smith is introduced to Bloodsport.

After Bloodsport agreed to join the squad, Waller took him to meet Smith who was waiting in his cell, highlighting his skills in combat, Bloodsport complained that he had the same abilities as him, so Smith responded by doing better while they argued to use smaller bullets, beginning a rivalry. Waller took them to meet King Shark so they were surprised at the size of him, after seeing him, Waller made them continue to meet Cleo Cazo.

Smith watches Polka-Dot Man.

Peacemaker asked about Ratcatcher 1 but Waller replied that he was dead and she was her daughter, when Cazo arrived he was sleeping in her cell causing Smith to make fun of her for being a millennial. The team then followed Waller to meet Polka-Dot Man, where Smith laughed at his name by ironically asking if his power was to throw polka dots at people, after Waller didn't answer him he realized that it was his power.

Smith asks about the Project Starfish.

Already recruited, Waller gave them back their suits and took them to an armchairs chamber where she explained the mission with part of the history of Corto Maltese, telling them of the coup and how they should kidnap Gaius Grieves to help them to enter Jotunheim and destroy Project Starfish. When Waller asked if there were any doubts, Peacemaker raised his hand and asked if there was any connection of the Project with the expression Starfish to name the anus, however, Waller answered no and Peacemaker crossed out the idea of a notebook.[6]

Arrival at Corto Maltese

Peacemaker and his second strike team arrive at Corto Maltese.

"If this whole beach was completely covered in dicks and somebody said I had to eat every dick until the beach was clean for liberty, I would say no ploblemo."
―Peacemaker to Bloodsport[src]

Three days later, Peacemaker and his team were able to reach the second beach of the island swimming without problems, after the first strike team was brutally assassinated by the Armed Forces of Corto Maltese. The group advanced to the jungle until they heard an explosion coming from the first coast that scared them, however, Waller informed them that it was only a distraction.

Peacemaker says he can eat a beach full of dicks.

Moving forward, Smith criticized Bloodsport's leadership for what they began to argue, in which Smith demonstrated his love for American freedom when saying being able to eat a beach full of penises if that attributes to peace, while criticizing Bloodsport for killing for money. In that, they saw how Abner Krill's skin became strange and another explosion from the first beach was heard. Finally, the squad stopped in an area and prepared to camp to go to the city the next morning.

Smith in underwear laughs at Bloodsport.

While Peacemaker slept at night, he awoke to hear Bloodsport stopping King Shark from eating Cleo Cazo. Naked, Smith approached Nanaue along with Bloodsport and Cazo, Ratcatcher called a pack of rats to reassure Nanaue causing Bloodsport to freak out due to his phobia, Peacemaker took the opportunity to make fun of him while he was laughing, then Bloodsport highlighted that he was naked with white socks, so Smith saw it as a racist offense.

Peacemaker and the Squad walk until Rick Flag location.

In that, John Economos found the location of Rick Flag, so Amanda Waller ordered them to go there on his rescue, and Smith and the rest of the team spent the rest of the night traveling on the jungles of Corto Maltese until they found his location at the morning. On the trip, Waller ordered the squad to take down all the captors mercilessly by telling them they were dangerous people.[6]

Massacre of the Maltese Resistance

"Nothing like a bloodbath to start the day."
―Peacemaker[src]

Peacemaker prepares for a massacre.

After the group are ordered by Waller to divert their efforts to finding Rick Flag before proceeding with the mission, Task Force X set out to rescue Flag, who they believe to have been captured by the government. Once they arrived, the team began to observe the encampment of people hiding among the leaves. While Bloodsport was observing the exact location on a radar, Peacemaker was preparing to pass a massacre, surprising Cazo because Smith's alias was the Peacemaker, Smith then explained his moral of killing people to achieve peace.

Peacemaker accidentally shoots Bloodsport.

The firsts attacks of Nanaue and Cazo opened the way for Peacemaker to enter a soldier who was killed with an ax, while Bloodsport was killing, they began to turn the massacre into a competition, each trying to display their skillset. Smith would murder a rebel on a bed with a knife while Bloodsport beat up rebels who tried to stop him. Then Peacemaker would decide to climb on the roof of a fortress to dart the rebels, starting with a woman who was singing, then Smith would go down with a silencer because he saw Bloodsport set fire to enemies. Peacemaker would mistakenly shoot DuBois' helmet but hitting his victim.

Peacemaker argues with Bloodsport.

Then an upset Bloodsport would prove to have better aim by throwing a conditioner at a rebel. Peacemaker then used bullets of explosive compresion. The squad would continue advancing until a rebel from the fort would try to shoot them with a submachine gun, but Polka-Dot Man stopped him. Finally, the team found the exact settlement/base where Rick Flag was located, so they aproached.

Peacemaker, Bloodsport, Ratcatcher 2 and Polka-Dot Man find Rick Flag.

Nonetheless, Peacemaker is both confused and surprised when they find Flag safe and talking with Sol Soria, the leader of a resistance group; it is shortly revealed that Flag hasn't been captured, but rescued. Regretful for killing innocents, Peacemaker and his team tried to cover up the massacre, when Soria was surprised that her companions didn't notify her of the arrival of the squad, until Nanaue spat a bone from a rebel. Shortly after, Soria went outside and saw in anguish the dead bodies of her companions, for which the team felt very sorry and apologized.[6]

Kidnapping of Thinker

Peacemaker and the team stop to see Krill.

"Hey, Pissmaker. We are on a mission."
"Easy, Inspector Gadget. A drink never hurt nobody.
"
Bloodsport and Peacemaker[src]

The team now with Flag and the surviving rebels continued their journey through the jungle to rescue a rebel named Milton, on the trip Abner Krill got infected with deluna on his face, Peacemaker stopped him and asked him what that was, for which Krill replied telling their story, they finally decided to keep moving. At night, Peacemaker and the team arrested some guards who were interrogating Milton's truck to save him.

Peacemaker helps the team transport the boxes.

At that moment, Peacemaker and the team began moving boxes with clothes that they should wear to infiltrate La Gatita Amable's club, while Soria explained that Milton would take them to the place in his truck to kidnap Gaius Grieves. King Shark, by not having a human appearance, tried to pretend to wear a mustache to accompany them, but Peacemaker made fun of him for looking exactly the same.

Peacemaker asks for a fernet.

The squad then set off to party, while on the trip, Smith listened to Cleo Cazo and Bloodsport stories. When they arrived, the squad entered the club while they watched, they finally sat down and began to talk about Thinker's arrival, as he would not arrive for a few hours, Peacemaker ordered the camarena to bring them a fernet, Bloodsport annoyed told him that they were on a mission, but Smith told him to relax a bit.

Peacemaker dances at the party.

When they brought the fernet, to annoy Cazo, Peacemaker told the waitress that she forgot the rat Sebastian, Krill sneezed the fernet, so Smith and the others laughed. The hours passed and to entertain themselves, Peacemaker along with his companions began to dance at the disco. Finally Grieves appeared at the club, so Bloodsport approached and threatened him with a weapon to accompany them.

Peacemaker and Flag surrender to the Armed Forces.

In that, when trying to withdraw some soldiers from the Armed Forces of the country arrived in search of the infiltrated Americans, worried Smith prepared a knife just in case. When they were cornered, DuBois asked Krill and Cazo to take Thinker away while he, Flag and Smith surrendered to the authorities, finally Flag and DuBois surrendered, confused Smith also raised his hands as a sign of surrender, so they were handcuffed and taken in a truck to be imprisoned.

Peacemaker targets the driver.

While traveling, a soldier spoke to them and Bloodsport played along to distract him, on the count of one, the three of them beat the soldiers knocking them out, then freeing themselves from the handcuffs. After breaking free, Peacemaker grabbed a shotgun to assassinate the driver who watched through a camera as they escaped, causing the corpse to push the pedal and drive faster while the partner tried to take the wheel.

Peacemaker, Bloodsport, and Rick Flag escape the soldiers.

However, Smith grabbed him and started hitting him against the wall to death, seeing that they were about to collide he tried to grab the steering wheel, but frankly directing him off the road causing him to fall. The car finally stopped, lying face down, as Milton's truck pulled up to the scene, Smith along with DuBois and Flag escape through the door, and are reunited with the rest.[6]

Saving Harley Quinn

"You're gonna risk the entire mission for a mental defective dressed as a court jester?"
"We don't leave one of our own behind.
"
―Peacemaker and Rick Flag[src]

Peacemaker complains about saving Harley Quinn.

Guided by Flag, Task Force X diverts their efforts to saving Harley Quinn at the morning, who has been captured by the military and is being interrogated for information. As they drove to the palace in Milton's truck, the team began to prepare their weapons, however Peacemaker complained that they were risking the mission just to save a crazy woman, so Bloodsport highlighted that the comment came from someone who used a toilet on his head and Flag told him not to abandon his team, angering Smith.

Peacemaker points at the only person in the palace office.

Going down, everyone got into position in order of the plan where Peacemaker stood on top of a bell and pointed at the only person in the office waiting for a signal from Flag. When Flag was about to start the mission, he discovered that Harley Quinn had freed herself when he saw her approaching him. A short time later and taking Thinker hostage, the team took him on top of a building where they threatened him to help them enter Jotunheim, while Peacemaker sat eating empanadas, which Milton was delivering.[6]

Destruction of Jotunheim

Implanting bombs
"Peacemaker!"
"It's actually very nice, just put it again on the wall. It's nothing like me.
"
King Shark and Peacemaker[src]

Peacemaker threatens Thinker with a weapon.

The infiltration of Jotunheim at first goes off without a hitch, with Peacemaker and the team easily overpowering the guards at the entrance, by threatening him with a weapon to drive them to the base where the soldiers allowed him to enter while hiding on the ground so as not to be seen. After crossing the guards, Thinker parked the vehicle and a heavy rain began to spread, as Peacemaker and the team prepared to get off.

Peacemaker and the Squad walk in the rain.

The squad walked to the entrance, taking advantage of the rain making them less visible, they began to attack the soldiers by surprise, Peacemaker was in charge of splitting several soldiers in half using a sword. After finishing off the group of soldiers, the team advanced until the door. Peacemaker then hit Thinker against the retinal scan, after that threat Thinker was forced to open the door and the squad entered and locking down the building before the entire Corto Maltesean army coming can get to them first.

Peacemaker gets upset with King Shark.

Once inside the facility, the team begins placing plastic explosives around the walls and decides to split up into two teams: one would plant the remaining explosives on the upper floors while the other would be in charge of destroying Project Starfish. Peacemaker was assigned by Flag to join King Shark to plant bombs on the first floor. While Smith was working, Nanaue used an explosive to form the figure of Christopher Smith and show it to him, Smith got upset with him for playing with explosives and would ask him to put it back on the wall.

Peacemaker hears Flag heading to an elevator.

In that, Peacemaker would listen to Rick Flag, and then see how he along with Ratcatcher 2 took Thinker to the elevator with the intention of showing them Project Starfish. Smith quickly began to follow them without them noticing, taking an elevator down to the basement where they find a testing facility full of the subjects exposed to Project Starfish, which is revealed to actually be the extraterrestrial, Starro the Conqueror, who was imprisoned on the base.

Peacemaker arrives at Project Starfish floor.

While Ratcatcher 2 and Thinker set out to find a way to kill Starro, Peacemaker came to the floor, interrupting the conversation and annoying Flag by saying that he should be planting explosives, Smith however replied that he didn't trust King Shark. Then Flag, anger at being used as a puppet, managed to recover a hard drive containing proof of Starro's existence, as well as the fact that it was actually recovered and experimented on by the US government instead of the Corto Maltesean government.

Peacemaker threatens Coronel Rick Flag with a gun.

Before he can take it however, Peacemaker points his gun at him, exposing his secondary mission. Alongside destroying Starro, Peacemaker was also tasked by Waller to destroy any evidence confirming its existence in order to deny any involvement of the US in its recovery and weaponization. Peacemaker is determined to destroy the hard drive, although he does not want to kill Flag to get to it and gives him a chance to hand it over. Before the situation can escalate however, an explosion rocks the facility, bringing it down on top of the whole team.[6]

Killing Rick Flag
"Peacemaker. What a joke."
Rick Flag to Peacemaker[src]

Peacemaker fights Rick Flag.

Peacemaker and Flag both survive the explosion, however Flag is severely wounded by a piece of debris. He still stands his ground against Peacemaker though, and the two engage in a fistfight in order to wrestle control of the chip. Flag tried to kick Smith, but Smith grabbed his foot to throw it against some seeds to do it again, to defend himself Flag grabbed a nearby pipe with which he began to hit him, Smith however stopped him but Flag continued to hit him, in defense Smith grabbed Flag and threw him against a broken bathtub, seeing the disc he decided to kick it so that Flag wouldn't catch it.

Peacemaker kills Coronel Rick Flag by grabbing a piece of broken debris.

Despite his injury, Flag was able to overpower Peacemaker and pins him to the ground, choking him with a metal pipe. However, before he was able to kill him, Peacemaker grabs a piece of fallen debris and lodges it directly into Flag's heart, fatally wounding him. As he bleeds out, Flag mutters how Peacemaker's name is a joke before succumbing to his injuries. Cleo Cazo saw how Smith killed Flag, despite Peacemaker warnings, she decided to take the disc and started escaping.[6]

Facing Bloodsport
"How?"
"Smaller bullets.
"
―Peacemaker and Bloodsport[src]

Peacemaker is defeated by Bloodsport.

With Flag dead, Peacemaker goes after Ratcatcher 2, who takes the chip and attempts to run. He catches up with her, and pins her to the floor. She begs for her life as he holds a gun to her. Just as he's about to shoot, Bloodsport drops in from the ceiling, realizing that Peacemaker is a traitor. The two shoot at each other, but Bloodsport's bullet goes through Peacemaker's bigger bullet, destroys his pistol, and lands in his neck. Peacemaker questions how this happened while bleeding out, and Bloodsport tells him about the smaller bullet's advantage. Peacemaker then hits the floor, presumably dead. He would eventually be crushed under the rubble as Jotunheim collapses.[6]

Project Butterfly

Time in the Hospital

"If anything, he's shown he's resilient. It'll take some surgery but eventually we'll get him back to speed."
Alandy to Harcourt and Economos[src]

Smith at the hospital.

At some point after the Corto Maltese mission ends and the team is sent back home, Peacemaker was found by a rescue team, having miraculously survived his encounter with Bloodsport and the collapse of Jotunheim. He was then quickly rushed to the Mount Rouge Health Center where he was treated for his wounds by Dr. Alandy. However, Waller still had other plans for the vigilante, planning to make him part of a team led by mercenary Clemson Murn, and use him to assassinate Royland Goff, so shortly after she sent her former assistants Emilia Harcourt and John Economos to visit the hospital and check on Smith's coma. When Smith awoke from his coma, he befriended the janitor Jamil, who smoked marijuana with Smith while he was recovering and having to move around in a wheelchair.[7][5]

Recovery and Escape

"What superhero are you?"
"Peacemaker."
"Get outta here, motherfucker!"
"You a fan?"
"There's no superhero called Peacemaker!
"
―Jamil and Smith[src]

Smith talking to Jamil.

Doctor Alandy eventually discharged Smith as long as he kept up with his physical therapy by trying to avoid lifting his right elbow above his shoulder. Smith went to talk to Jamil and trusted him with the secret that he was, in fact, Peacemaker, and meant to be imprisoned for "integrity", as he called it, but Jamil didn't believe him, on account that he had never heard of Peacemaker. After a brief argument between the two, Smith asked him if there were any cops around the hospital to arrest him as he was supposed to be back to prison now that he was free to go, but Jamil assured him that there were not cops around.

Peacemaker returns home.

Smith put on his damaged costume and quickly ran from the Mount Rouge Health Center, getting into a Taxi and telling the driver to drive while he celebrated the fact that he escaped. Peacemaker arrived in his home but was forced to give his helmet to the taxi driver as he didn't have any money to pay him for his service and the driver didn't accept Corto Maltese money. Smith tried to get into his house but couldn't find his keys, so he began searching to no avail, leading him to use his right arm to break one the house's windows to get in.[5]

Approached by Task Force X

"You're a born killer with expertise in every weapon know to humankind, and you've had experience in black-ops around the globe, so, I'm giving you the chance to stay out of prison and work for me."
Clemson Murn to Peacemaker[src]

Eventually, he was approached by mercenary Clemson Murn, one of Amanda Waller's operatives, who offered him a chance to stay out of prison if he joined a black-ops assassination team led by Murn. Peacemaker accepted, and joined the team, comprised of Emilia Harcourt, Peacemaker's handler in the field on whom he had a crush, John Economos, the tech and tactics man who Peacemaker enjoyed bullying, and Leota Adebayo, the newbie in charge of all other operations. Smith listened to Adebayo giving out her speech, and after she finished her speech, Smith then asked what do they want him to do and Murn said they are going to do a mission titled "Project Butterfly", assassinating targets called "butterflies" that endanger American citizens. Smith got concerned that how he could fight butterflies without a jetpack and what if he rejected the mission which Murn said he would have to return to Belle Reve. Murn then asked Smith to come for dinner at 7:30 PM at Fennel Fields on Manchester Road which Smith agreed to come but first, he would come to his father's house and get Eagly.

Reunited with his father

Smith then took a taxi cab then went to his father's house to meet him. There, an old man commented on him as an evil supervillain which Smith declined that he's a superhero. They got into an argument and they stopped after Auggie Smith opened the door. His father asked why he was talking with that old man which Smith replied that he was talking to him first. His father asked why he didn't tell him when Smith got out of prison as Smith said it has been roughly for him and he laid out in a hospital for five months. Smith then told his father about how a guy shot him and the building fell on him which his father commented that the guy was pathetic.


Peacemaker's first butterfly was to assassinate Senator Royland Goff and his wife and children. Unfortunately, the Goffs were protected by Judomaster, who proved a worthy match for the team.[5]

Personality

"I... I used to think God put me here for a purpose. For peace. And I always said I didn't care how many people I needed to torture or kill to get it, but... you know, lately, I just think I'm a fuckin' maniac, like... I don't know, I'm having... feelings about things that..."
―Peacemaker[src]

Christopher Smith is a man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill along the way,[8] He is more than willing to fight, kill, and even start a war, but in the end, every action he takes is in the name of ultimately keeping the peace.[9] While Smith is obsessed with gaining everlasting peace and liberty, his actions are violent and he loves death and destruction, stating that there is "nothing like a bloodbath to start the day." He is willing to do anything to get peace and end all fighting, no matter how many people he needs to kill, hurt, maim, or emotionally destroy along the way, making him very hypocritical. However, he is not beyond giving people he appreciates a warning before he attacks. He is also willing to humiliate himself for his cause, blindly follows orders, and condemned Bloodsport for killing for money.

He is self-righteous, egotistical, arrogant and overconfident, as seen with his rivalry with Bloodsport, and has no shame in showing off what he is capable of. Due to his ego and hypocrisy, the other members of the Suicide Squad tend to greatly dislike him and not take him seriously, not that he cares, as he views himself as better than them, claiming to do exactly what Bloodsport does, "but better." Ratcatcher 2 and King Shark were the only two members of the Suicide Squad who tried to reach out to him, and while he was initially on good terms with the former, he regretfully attempted to kill her so he could prevent the secrets of Project Starfish from being reached to the public, causing her to see a different side of him and was greatly afraid of him. He was also annoyed by King Shark's childlike and dim-witted nature; he often meanly rejected his gestures of friendship despite a few instances of passing encouragement. Smith also dislikes millennials such as Ratcatcher 2.

Following his release from the hospital, Smith began to reflect on his actions; he notably regrets killing Flag and putting on the façade of a rude, arrogant, misogynistic person in order to push people away to protect his own feelings and reduce the risk. He even admitted that John Economos could be a potential friend, if he did not constantly tease him.

Abilities

"You're kinda bulky to be a superhero, aren't you?"
"Bulky? What the fuck you mean, bulky?"
"Well, most superheroes have a gymnast body. They're ready to go."
"I'm ready to go!
"
Jamil and Christopher Smith[src]
  • Peak human condition: Peacemaker has achieved peak physical condition in his mission for global peace. He claims to put a lot of time into his small muscle groups.
    • Peak human strength: Peacemaker is visibly very strong for a human; he is huge and hulking with "muscles on his muscles".[9] When the Suicide Squad went to rescue Rick Flag, he was strong enough to bury his tomahawk in a man's head and cut off part of another man's arm with his sword. He then easily hoisted himself onto a roof to take a vantage point. In the convoy, he reached one arm through a shot he made with a shotgun and grabbed the enemy passenger to slam his head into the glass, cracking it, and repeatedly hit his head against the side of the car until he was knocked out. He was able to knock down and throw a fully grown man like Flag around several feet and into two grain hoppers during their duel and later tossed Ratcatcher 2 to the ground with just one arm.
    • Peak human durability: Peacemaker is extraordinarily resilient; he walked away from a car crash, was barely fazed after being struck with a metal grate during his duel with Flag, and ultimately survived getting shot in the throat by Bloodsport and being crushed under the rubble after the collapse of Jotunheim. After recovering, he only needed to replace a clavicle. He can also withstand long falls, as seen when he failed to jump onto a balcony and hit the pavement. Smith is also able to withstand multiple slashes and stab wounds during his fight with Annie Sturphausen.
    • Peak human agility: Peacemaker has incredible agility, balance, and flexibility. He was able to land on his feet balance after jumping from the roof.
    • Peak human stamina: Peacemaker possesses incredible endurance, showing little to no fatigue in the field even after extensive periods of fighting.
    • Peak human reflexes: Peacemaker has very good reflexes. He cut a man's arm off before he could shoot him, caught a metal grate swung at him by Flag, and made Ratcatcher 2 drop her device before she could use it against him.
"He does exactly what I do."
"But better."
"I always hit my targets dead center."
"I hit them more in the center."
"Well, you can't hit something more in the center."
"I use smaller bullets."
"What?"
"They go inside your bullet holes without even touching the side.
"
Bloodsport and Peacemaker[src]

Peacemaker shooting a man behind him

  • Master marksman: Peacemaker is a world-class marksman,[9] like Bloodsport. He has trained his whole life to bring peace to the world, and he knows how to use and properly aim his guns as well as accurately fire his blowgun from a distance. In Corto Maltese, Smith was also able to shoot all three people using a blowgun from a far distance and he also shot a man behind him over his shoulder without even looking at him. In a convoy, he used a shotgun to shoot the driver in the back of the head, also without looking at him. During his final confrontation with Bloodsport, their bullets collided when they fired at each other. He later demonstrated to Vigilante that he could dual-wield revolvers, shoot at targets while bending over and looking between his legs, as well as create a peace symbol in a target with a rifle. Peacemaker can also use a recurve bow.
  • Expert combatant: Due to his rigorous training from birth by his father, Auggie Smith, his experience as a violent vigilante, combined with his powerful physique and stamina, Peacemaker is a phenomenally well-seasoned hand-to-hand combatant. His skill is great enough that he was even able to brutally fight the highly trained military Colonel, Rick Flag, only winning due to stabbing Flag in the heart with a bathroom tile in desperation for his life. Smith can also fight against Judomaster but was later overpowered due to his superior fighting technique. Smith later then rematch with Judomaster in the second time and later started to overpower him due to his superior strength.
    • Axe mastery: Peacemaker accurately threw his tomahawk into the head of a member of the Maltese Resistance. He also used his tomahawk to quietly slit another man's throat and chop into another man who was lying down.
    • Sword mastery: Peacemaker used his sword to cut off a man's arm before he could shoot him, and then slit his throat. He also used his sword to brutally, but efficiently kill five Corto Maltesean soldiers who were guarding Jotunheim.
  • Expert assassin: According to Waller, anything is a deadly weapon in Peacemaker's hands because his father trained him how to kill from the moment he was born. Similarly, Clemson Murn stated that he is a born killer (with which Vigilante agreed) with expertise in every weapon known to humankind and experience in black ops around the globe. As such, Peacemaker is a highly capable assassin, as he and Bloodsport efficiently wiped out the Maltese Resistance and later swiftly cut down men guarding Jotunheim. He also killed Rick Flag by improvising a jagged bathroom tile as a piercing weapon.
  • Stealth: Despite his large appearance, colorful outfit and shiny helmet, Peacemaker is capable of stealth. When the Suicide Squad went to rescue Flag, Peacemaker and Bloodsport stealthily eliminated members of the Maltese Resistance.
  • Intimidation: Due to his absolute belief in keeping the peace, Smith is willing to go to any length to complete his mission. As he claims to be thorough, Ratcatcher 2 was visibly afraid of his ruthlessness.
"Keepin' the peace is worth any price, including the life of a hero like yours, sir, so please... don't make me do this."
―Peacemaker to Rick Flag[src]
  • Indomitable will: Peacemaker will do whatever it takes in order to achieve his warped form of peace. He is so obsessed with attaining peace that he will kill as many men, women, and even children as he has to in order to make it happen. Peacemaker was even willing to kill Rick Flag and attempted to also kill Ratcatcher 2 as part of his mission despite having befriended both of them during his time at Corto Maltese, though in both instances he showed reluctance to do so before coming to the conclusion that there was no other alternative and also showed regret over his murdering of Flag.

Weaknesses

"You know what I think? I think liberty is just your excuse to do whatever you want. Whether that's to eat a beach full of dicks or killin' folk."
Bloodsport to Peacemaker[src]
  • Obsession: Peacemaker is obsessed with the idea of peace in America, and ultimately the world, and will stop at nothing to achieve his goal, to the point where it clouds his judgement and makes him rather unstable.

Equipment

Suit

"It's not a toilet seat, it's a beacon of freedom!"
―Peacemaker to Bloodsport[src]
  • Peacemaker suit: Smith wears a red, blue, and white suit as Peacemaker, tight-fitting to display his strength, with holsters for his guns, and a picture of a dove his chest, showing his message of peace to all.
    • Peacemaker's helmets: Smith wears an oddly-shaped chrome helmet with a dove engraved on the forehead to protect his skull and identity. He also has a unique helmet which that released sonic waves which is enough to kill Annie Sturphausen and send other vehicles away with force.

Weapons and gadgets

"The dove of peace, my trademark. It's engraved on all my weapons, my tomahawk, my sword, my blowdarts, my pistol!"
―Peacemaker[src]

Peacemaker aiming his pistol

  • IMI/Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX: Peacemaker uses a long-barreled pistol, sometimes fitted with a suppressor or a scope, as his main weapon to incapacitate and kill those he believes threaten peace or who get in his way. He occasionally loads his pistol with exploding compression bullets. He brought it to practice shooting appliances with Vigilante.
  • Colt Single Action Army: Smith dual-wielded a pair of revolvers when shooting appliances with Vigilante.
  • Remington 870: Smith briefly commandeered a shotgun when he was liberated from a convoy, using it to shoot the driver in the head.
  • Shotgun: Smith used another shotgun with his dove of peace symbol to practice shooting appliances with Vigilante.
  • Rifle: Smith used a rifle to shoot a peace symbol into an appliance while practicing with Vigilante.
  • Barrett M82: Smith attempted to assassinate the Goff family with a sniper rifle, but he could not bring himself to shoot the children.
  • Tomahawk: Peacemaker often makes use of a pair of tomahawks while out in the field, capable of using them as ranged weaponry or close-quarters melee with expert finesse.
  • Sword: Peacemaker rarely utilizes a 4'11" long titanium steel blade when engaging in hand-to-hand fighting range.
  • Blowgun: In the event of stealth encounters, Peacemaker is also armed with a blowgun containing poison darts which can kill enemies within seconds. However, since his magnum already comes with a suppressor, he only uses the blowgun in order to show off his skills to Bloodsport.
  • Bow and arrows: Peacemaker carries his bow and arrows when practice shooting with Vigilante.

Vehicles

  • Peacemaker's 1976 Ford Comet: Peacemaker owns his personal vehicle for transportation. It was later destroyed when he activated sonic waves on his helmet.

Relationships

Family

Allies


Enemies

Unknown

Appearances

List of appearances
In chronological order:


Trivia

  • In DC Comics, Christopher Smith was a pacifist diplomat so committed to global peace that he takes on the superhero alter ego, Peacemaker, to ensure it by strictly using non-lethal weapons and combat techniques. Although, over time, he started to develop more into a violent vigilante that is willing to make sacrifices for peace.
  • This is the first onscreen adaptation of the Peacemaker, though a version of Christopher Smith was mentioned in the Arrowverse, although he has yet to be seen.
  • Every weapon Peacemaker uses is engraved or adorned with his "dove of peace", and he believes he can't kill using a weapon without it.
  • Chris cannot draw his "dove of peace".
  • He is ironically the perfect pawn for Waller, whom shares his ideals of peace.
  • Smith likes zucchini noodles.
  • Smith is a fan of Quireboys and Cinderella, going so far as to risk a mission to get some more records for his collection.
  • Smith gets most of his information from Twitter and Facebook.
  • When he was initially arrested in 2017, Chris was sentenced to thirty years in Belle Reve.

Behind the scenes

  • John Cena has described Peacemaker on a few occasions as a "douchey Captain America".[11]
  • Dave Bautista was originally in talks for the role, but had to pass, because of his busy schedule.[12] James Gunn later confirmed that he originally did write the role with Dave Bautista in mind.[13]
  • Spencer Thomas and Spencer Mulligan were stunts doubles for John Cena in the role of Peacemaker.
  • John Cena had to eat 31 empanadas for one scene where all the members of Task Force X sit on a roof eating, and Cena wanted it to look cool for one seamless take.[14]
  • When DC rebooted their comics lineup in 2011 with The New 52! and later DC Rebirth initiatives, Peacemaker was dropped altogether. However, Christopher Smith returned, and thus was introduced into the new continuity in 2019, and later in the Suicide Squad comics in early 2021. This likely had to do with DC's confidence in Cena and Gunn's version of the character and the popularity he was likely to (and did) generate.

References

External links

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Task Force X
Founder Amanda Waller
Members Peacemaker | Vigilante | Emilia Harcourt | Leota Adebayo
Supporting members Clemson Murn | John Economos | Flo Crawley | Briscoe | Fitzgibbon
Former members Enchantress | June Moone | Slipknot | El Diablo | Deadshot | Katana | Killer Croc | Rick Flag | Captain Boomerang | Polka-Dot Man | T.D.K. | Javelin | Blackguard | Mongal | Savant | Harley Quinn | Bloodsport | King Shark | Ratcatcher 2 | Weasel
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