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"This city is mine!"
"This city isn't yours. This city isn't ours. This city is theirs."
Starro and Ratcatcher 2[src]

Valle Del Mar[1] is the capital of the South American island nation of Corto Maltese. It is the seat of the Corto Maltese government. The city was the location of the Nazi-built laboratory Jotunheim, which had contained Project Starfish since after the Cold War.

In 2021, the being dubbed Starro broke out from Jotunheim and attacked Valle Del Mar, leading to a lengthy battle that resulted in Task Force X killing him.

History

Execution of the Herreras

The Herrera family is killed in Valle Del Mar.

"A week ago, this guy, General Silvio Luna, along with his right-hand man, Mayor General Mateo Suarez, too control of the Corto Maltese government in a violent military coup. The entire Herrera family were hanged in a public execution."
Amanda Waller[src]

For a century, the Herrera family ruled the country of Corto Maltese operating in the capital of Valle Del Mar. In 2021, the country's armed forces led by Silvio Luna carried out a coup to seize power in the country. As a result, the Herrera family was murdered in a public execution in the city as multiple people observed.[2]

Rescue of Harley Quinn

"You were gonna save me?"
"With a really good plan too.
"
Harley Quinn and Rick Flag[src]

After capturing Gaius Grieves at La Gatita Amable, Rick Flag asked the squad to rescue Harley Quinn, who was imprisoned in the palace of Valle Del Mar after assassinating Luna. After devising a plan, the squad headed to the place to infiltrate stealthily, however Harley managed to escape on his own by killing the soldiers who were guarding. When Harley called a taxi, she saw Flag crossing the street. The squad then began the rescue mission, however Harley surprised them by approaching Flag to ask what they were doing, to which Flag responded that they were supposed to rescue her. Harley then happily hugged Flag, and introduced herself with Bloodsport.[2]

Battle of Valle Del Mar

"I was happy... floating... staring at the stars."
Starro to Task Force X[src]

Starro begins to attack Valle Del Mar.

Task Force X, having been sent by Amanda Waller to destroy any record linking the United States to illegal projects at the base of Jotunheim, planted bombs that ended with the destruction of the base. However, the destruction ended with the release of the beast Starro after being imprisoned for 30 years. Upon escaping, it began to control many Armed Forces soldiers with its spores, and started to attack the city as revenge for years of torture, causing mass panic by destroying multiple structures and killing civilians by controlling them with spores.[2]

Bloodsport attacks Starro.

Waller's team helped Task Force X by showing them the safest streets in the city to get to confront Starro. The squad then came face-to-face with Starro while he was attacking a building, so Bloodsport readied his advanced weaponry and began shooting Starro many times as he walked. Starro attempted to kick Bloodsport with his leg, but failed. Seeing spore-controlled people approaching, Bloodsport devised a plan to guide the squad. DuBois then led the members of th squad to confront Starro, telling Abner Krill to shoot explosive moles at Starro, causing him pain. Krill felt like a great superhero for a small moment before being crushed by Starro, killing him.[2]

WBGS News reports the battle of Valle Del Mar.

DuBois was surrounded by citizens infected with the spores who approached him and began to defend himself against them using weapons from his suit. After DuBois saved Cazo from Starro and being surrounded by infected citizens, Cleo Cazo took her rat communicator to call a herd of millions of rats living in Valle Del Mar to attack Starro. The rats chewed through the veins in his eye, causing Starro to die and all the controlled bodies to fall to the ground. The battle of Valle Del Mar was recorded and broadcasted on WBGS News internationally, explaining how a group of metahumans defeated Starro in the country.[2]

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Behind the scenes

References

  1. While "Valle Del Mar" would probably be spelled "Valle del Mar" in real-world Spanish, the name is capitalized this way in The Suicide Squad as well as its captions, as well as by director James Gunn in a Twitter post.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Gunn, James (writer and director) (August 6, 2021). The Suicide Squad.
  3. "Where was The Suicide Squad filmed? The House & La Gatita Amable Filming Location" - Filming Locations
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