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"You know, it's true what they say about little boys... born with no natural inclination to share." ―Diana, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
"You know, it's true what they say about little boys... born with no natural inclination to share." ―Diana, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
This article contains major spoilers for Peacemaker. You have been warned.

"When I find out someone murdered an innocent person, or sold somebody heroin, or did some graffiti, and I kill that person with my bare hands, their eyeballs popping out of their skulls, you think that gives me pleasure?"
"Well, it does. It gives you pleasure too, Peacemaker. That's 'cause we're born killers. What separates us from other killers is we only kill bad people. Usually. Unless there's a mistake. Now, do I sound like a fucking maniac?"
―Vigilante and Peacemaker[src]

Adrian Chase is an enthusiastic and sadistic restaurant busboy who operates by night as the ruthless Vigilante. He willingly joined an iteration of Task Force X put together for a world-saving mission so he could form a bond with his idol, Peacemaker.


Early life

"If you fuck up this mission I will kill your fucking family."
"Okay, good luck. A little late for that.
Emilia Harcourt and Vigilante[src]

Adrian Chase was born on June 30, 1991.[1] At some point, his dad came out as gay and left his mom for another guy. Chase eventually lost his family and became a violent vigilante known as Vigilante. Since then, Chase committed multiple acts of murder against various criminals which made him gain the attention of the authorities.[3][4][5]

Working as a busboy for Fennel Fields, he met Christopher Smith aka Peacemaker through his brother Gut Chase and quickly became a fan of his, with Adrian believing they were best friends. While Peacemaker was arrested and sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2017, Chase kept sending friendly voice messages to his phone.[6]

Reunited with Peacemaker

Reunion at Fennel Fields

"Fuck yeah! Peacemaker is back, baby!"
―Adrian Chase celebrating the return of Peacemaker[src]

Chase watching Peacemaker at Fennel Fields.

One of the nights he was working as a busboy in Fennel Fields, Chase spotted Peacemaker in costume having a meeting with some members of Task Force X and kept staring at Smith for an uncomfortably long amount of time. He exited the restaurant to take out trash and quickly started dancing happily after realizing that Peacemaker got out of prison, Chase was then caught by one of his co-workers which led to an awkward conversation where he tried to cover up the reason why he was dancing.[6]

Helping Peacemaker

"I'm really happy you're back. Why are you crying?"
―Vigilante to Peacemaker[src]

Vigilante comforts Peacemaker.

Vigilante saw a light on Peacemaker's house and thought someone was creeping around so he went to investigate. He saw Peacemaker crying on his bed through the window, Smith noticed this and berated him for acting like a stalker. He helped Peacemaker clean up his place after the cops wreck it while looking for evidence.

Vigilante and Peacemaker shooting appliances.

As Smith started to question his quest for achieving peace by any means necessary, Vigilante tried to comfort him by saying that they both get pleasure in killing people due to being born killers that used their gifts to focus on bad people. Vigilante then went with Peacemaker to shoot various appliances Chase had saved since Smith went to prison to celebrate him getting out. He was later seen in bed with Peacemaker and Amber Calcaterra.[4]

Project Butterfly

Following Task Force X

"I just wanna make sure you're okay. I don't trust these people."
―Vigilante to Peacemaker[src]

Vigilante is caught spying on Task Force X.

Vigilante went to spy on Peacemaker and the Task Force X members while they prepared for a mission, as he didn't trust the members of the team with Peacemaker. Leota Adebayo caught him spying on them behind a dumpster, Emilia Harcourt told Chase to get out which prompted an argument between the two, with Chase then leaving after saying that none of the Task Force members could become Peacemaker's best friend. Despite seemingly leaving the team to fend off on their own, Vigilante kept following them in secret during their mission.[3]

Murdering the Goff family

"And now, Papa Bear, ou..."
―Vigilante about to kill Royland Goff[src]

Vigilante murders the Goff family.

Vigilante followed the team to the home of U.S. senator Royland Goff, where Peacemaker and Emilia Harcourt were watching Goff's family from afar waiting for the right time to kill them as they suspect they were Butterflies. Chase asked why didn't they just kill the bodyguards that were protecting the Goff family and Emilia said that they were most likely innocent people hired to protect them.

Vigilante is beaten down by Judomaster.

After confirming that the whole family were butterflies, Clemson Murn gave Peacemaker the order to kill them. But when Peacemaker hesitated to follow Murn's orders to kill the Goff family as it included the kids, Vigilante told him to step back and hand him the sniper rifle. Chase then shot the kids and the mother without remorse but before he could kill Royland, Vigilante was attacked by Judomaster. Both he and Peacemaker tried to fight the martial artist but were quickly knocked down and taken by inside Royland Goff's house.[3]

Tortured by Royland Goff

"I think he only cut off about half my toe."
"Hey, what'd you say your name was again?"
"Adrian. I need to put my mask back on in case they come down.
―Vigilante and Peacemaker[src]

Vigilante and Peacemaker witness a butterfly.

Chase and Smith were taken into a cave-like lair located under Goff's house were Royland tried to get information off Peacemaker by torturing Chase, electrocuting his genitals in the process. Royland also unmasked Chase which revealed to Peacemaker that he was Gut Chase's younger brother. As Peacemaker continued to give him no information, Goff kept torturing Chase and even almost cut off one of his toes. Chase was saved when an explosion caused by the Task Force X team freed Peacemaker from his restraints, once Smith killed Royland both he and Chase saw how a butterfly escaped from Goff's corpse.[3]

Joining Task Force X

"Yeah, have to keep Vigilante close, if he talks he could ruin everything."
―Clemson Murn to Peacemaker[src]

Vigilante and Peacemaker drive to August Smith's house.

After being rescued by Task Force X he joined them and was at the back of their truck worrying about not being able to walk again for losing his pinky toe. When the team asked themselves what they would do with Judomaster who was captured by John Economos, both Vigilante and Peacemaker pointed their guns at him to kill him but were stopped by the rest of the team. Clemson Murn gave Chase the keys to a car and told him to drive, he also told Peacemaker to keep an eye on him as he could ruin everything if he talked.

Vigilante was driving in the car with Peacemaker, with Smith telling Chase to drive to his father's house in order to get another helmet. Chase also seemingly thanked Smith for allowing him to be tortured, but Peacemaker realized that he was talking passive-aggressively and was actually angry about the fact. After arriving in August Smith's house, Chase noted that there was a backwards American flag in it, deducing that Peacemaker's dad was a racist.[5]

Visiting August Smith

"You want me to take you to jail to see your dad?"
"Yeah, even though I know he's a racist."
"Shouldn't you kill him then?
―Adrian Chase and Christopher Smith[src]

Chase on Peacemaker's storage area.

While Peacemaker entered his dad's quantum unfolding storage area to get a new helmet, Chase took off his protective suit and decided to join him as the car's radio was just playing commercials. He then had an argument with Peacemaker about his father being a racist and him not caring about his previous torture. As the two got in the car, Peacemaker discovered that his dad was in prison and was framed by Task Force X for the crimes he commited. While driving, Smith apologized to Chase about not being sympathetic enough while he was being tortured, he accepted the apology and offered Smith to drive him to the Evergreen Corrections Center to see his dad.

Chase talks to Leota Adebayo.

After arriving at the Evergreen Corrections Center, Chase and Smith were met by Leota Adebayo who tried to convince smith about not seeing his father, when Adebayo failed she realized that Chase was Vigilante due to the similarities in their voices and the fact that he was limping despite Chase's attempts of hiding it. He and Adebayo sat on a bench and talked while they were waiting for Smith to get out, and Adebayo told Chase that she thought both he and Smith were good people, but Smith was being held down by his father and that they needed to get rid of him if they wanted Smith to be happy.[5]

Getting himself arrested

"You're a bad dad."
―Adrian Chase to August Smith[src]

Chase on the Evergreen Corrections Center.

His talk with Adebayo was actually a manipulation designed to motivate Chase into killing Peacemaker's father, it worked and Chase tried to enter the Evergreen Corrections Center and kill Auggie Smith in there. Chase went in front of various cops that were eating lunch and threw a trash can to the window of the correction center, this resulted in him being arrested and taken inside the facility. Becoming an inmate on the correction center, Chase went to see Auggie Smith at his table.

Chase talks to August Smith after his fight.

He sat with the group and started to mock them for their bigoted racist ideals, one of the inmates then tried to attack Chase in anger but was quickly beaten down by him. Chase fought and defeated the whole group effortlessly except for Peacemaker's father, who didn't want to attack him due to the fear of the cameras seeing him. Chase told Smith that he was a bad that, unfortunately this made August believe that his son was trying to kill him and asked to speak to Detective Sophie Song immediately before both of them were taken to their cells by the guards. Chase was then quickly released from prison by Task Force X and was picked up outside by Emilia Harcourt, after entering her car, Chase introduced himself to her and lamented the fact that he may have made everything worse before being taken home by Harcourt.[5]


"He has mental issues."

Adrian Chase is enthusiastic and sadistic, loving violence and helping others. He isn't very intelligent, but he ultimately wants to do whatever he can to help people and make friends, reaching the point of considering Christopher Smith as his best friend due to the admiration that Chase has for him. Underneath his big smile, however, he's rather awkward and has a "shoot first, ask questions later" attitude, refusing to confront his issues like an adult. However, Chase showed to be very confident when he went to confront Auggie Smith, as he didn't show fear, funny or anything after hearing that Auggie Smith is a bad guy.[7]

Powers and abilities


To be added


"Since then I've turned my body into an instrument of vengeance."
"Dude, that's admirable. Your body's way more toned than it used to be."
"I mean, you were always wiry, but solid frame. Good foundation, I guess.
―Vigilante and Peacemaker[src]
  • Peak human condition: Chase has trained his body to its peak for his crime-fighting activities.
    • Peak human durability: Chase is highly resilient and durable. Despite him being called skinny by Peacemaker, this shows when he's able to withstand being tortured by Royland Goff. His toes are strong enough for Goff having a hard time to cut it off, although the blade he used could have been dull and required more force.
  • Expert martial artist: Chase is a highly skilled and formidable hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist. He is able to fight the master martial artist, Judomaster alongside Peacemaker though was defeated by the more skilled foe. Chase later demostrated his combat knowledge even further when easily incapacitating multiple prison inmates at the same time.
    • Knife expertise: Chase is proficient at using knives in combat. He was able to draw out and use his two combat knives during his fight against Judomaster.
  • Master marksman: Chase is highly skilled in the use of firearms and the compound bow as seen he trained with Peacemaker. He used a submachine gun to shoot a smiley face. Chase was able to take out three members of the Goff family in quick succession with a sniper rifle.
  • Stealth: Chase is skilled at stealth tactics. He was able to follow Peacemaker and his team without being spotted until he revealed himself.



  • Vigilante suit: Chase wears a protective suit as his alter-ego, Vigilante, to hide his identity from his enemies when he goes out to fight crime and carry his weapons. The visor of the mask can detract for better vision.

Weapons and gadgets

  • Walther P99: Vigilante carries this semi-auto handgun on his person as his sidearm of choice.
  • Combat knives: Vigilante carries two combat knives on the back of his belt. He later draws out his knives when fighting with Judomaster.
  • Bow and arrows: Vigilante carries a compound bow and arrows with him when he practices shooting with Peacemaker.
  • Colt Single Action Army: Vigilante shot these two revolvers along with Peacemaker.
  • Pump action shotgun: Vigilante used this shotgun to shoot appliances.
  • Submachine gun: Vigilante shot a submachine gun at appliances.
  • Dynamite: Vigilante threw sticks of dynamite at appliances and jokingly threw one at Peacemaker.
  • Barrett M82: Vigilante used Peacemaker's sniper rifle to take out members of the Goff family.
  • Sword: To be added
  • Chainsaw: To be added


  • Vigilante-mobile: Chase drives around in a normal Sebring car which he dubs the "Vigilante mobile".






  • Vigilante's visor is not the ski googles design from the comics and resembles the V-shape used by Dorian Chase, Adrain's brother in the comics.
  • Vigilante using Colt SAA revolvers when shooting with Peacemaker is probably a reference to the first Vigilante, Greg Saunders.
  • Vigilante is 5'11".[5]
  • Vigilante needs glasses to see, which may be why his mask has a visor instead of just eyeholes.

Behind the scenes

  • In the original DC Comics, Adrian Chase was a district attorney and later judge in New York City. After his wife and children were murdered by the mob, he became the Vigilante, to punish those who the justice system couldn't. However, after losing everyone in his life, Adrian's already fragile mind shattered, and he committed suicide.
  • Vigilante in the DC Extended Universe was originally supposed to be portrayed by Chris Conrad, but Conrad left the role in late May 2021 due to creative differences. He was replaced by Freddie Stroma.[2]

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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