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Brian Durlin, also known as Savant, is a self-styled vigilante, a computer hacker who uses most of his skills to blackmail people, and a member of the first of the two Task Force X strike teams for the deadly Corto Maltese mission.[1][2]


Genius computer hacker Brian Durlin, bored of having nothing to do with his vast fortune, became the vigilante Savant, using his skills to track criminals and stop them in brutal fashion. In the eyes of the law, however, he was worse than the criminals he brought in, and he was jailed in Belle Reve.

In 2021, Durlin became a member of Task Force X and went on a mission to Corto Maltese to destroy the Nazi-built prison and laboratory known as Jotunheim, as well as assassinate Maltese dictator Silvio Luna.[3]


Like many of the members in this iteration of Task Force X, Brian Durlin looks to be angry and hardened. Unlike the rest of them, however, Durlin appears grumpy and nasty, while the others have at least one likable quirk. This likely has to do with him being considerably older than many of the other members.


  • Expert Computer Hacker: Durlin is a computer genius and uses his knowledge of computers to commit crimes via blackmail, disable alarms in theft, and assist Task Force X in their missions.


  • Combat Suit: Durlin wears a protective suit that shields him and carries equipment.
  • Glock: Durlin uses a Glock to defend himself in fights.





  • In DC Comics, Brian Durlin, better known as Savant, is the spoiled heir to an enormous fortune and a self-styled vigilante in Gotham City. However, after Batman discouraged his involvement in vigilantism because of his lack of care to protect others, he turned his formidable computer skills into a profitable blackmailing business. Savant was also a member of the Suicide Squad and an ally to the Birds of Prey.
  • Actor Michael Rooker also portrayed Yondu in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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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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