In the introduction of Deadshot in the Suicide Squad movie, he is referred to as the greatest assassin. But references in the comics and video game, "Arkham Origins" consider Slade Wilson, aka, Deathstroke as the greatest assassin in the DC universe, especially considering he has beyond-human capabilities. Considering Deathstroke has a place in many stories related to the heroes of the Justice League, including Batman, is this poor writing simply? Or does Deathstroke not exist in this universe at all?

  • Are you sure he was referenced as greatest assassin and not greatest marksman? I am not sure that's why asked.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Aug 26, 2016 at 5:57
  • I think someone being the greatest, most accurate shot might assume, rightly or wrongly, that this would translate into being the best assassin, if that was their chose profession. Aug 26, 2016 at 14:44
  • The DC extended universe is distinct from the comics, the video games and the TV shows. We don't know if Deathstroke exists in the DCEU.
    – Taladris
    Aug 27, 2016 at 17:20
  • I don't know if the actual comics make the claim, but the claim of "greatest assassin" does appear to be a thing on the internet in regards to the comics version. Comicvine mentions it, themselves. Comicvine is unofficial, but generally very reliable.
    – phantom42
    Aug 27, 2016 at 18:04
  • There are Deathstroke rumors for DCEU, few claiming him to be part of Suicide Squad sequel
    – Ankit Sharma
    Aug 29, 2016 at 7:23

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In the introduction Deadshot was not referred as Greatest Assassin.

But referred as: Assassin for hire/ Human Arsenal

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Most wanted Hitman

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Man who never misses

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And we do have Deathstroke in DCEU

First Ben Affleck shares cryptic footage of Batman villain Deathstroke

And then it was confirmed that Joe Manganiello is Deathstroke in Ben Affleck’s Batman Film.

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