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NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Black from the DC Extended Universe. The mainstream version can be found here: Blackguard.

Hey, guys! Hey. You can come out now, it's just me. I'm the one who contacted you. Look, look. I brought everybody, look. They're right behind me. Whoa. Hey. Hey, guys. Whoa. We got a deal, right? Uh... Uh... I'm the one who called you.
~ Blackguard's last moments as he betrays his teammates to the Corto Maltese army.

Richard Hertz, better known as Blackguard, is a minor but pivotal antagonist in the 2021 film The Suicide Squad, the tenth installment of the DC Extended Universe.

He was a dim-witted and immature criminal who became a member of Task Force X's first "Project Starfish" team who in a vain effort to save himself and gain his freedom attempted to give up his teammates to the Corto Maltese military.

He was portrayed by Pete Davidson.


Blackguard was a criminal imprisoned at Belle Reve who was given the opportunity by Amanda Waller to join Rick Flag's first Task Force X team for a mission in Corto Maltese which he accepted. Upon arriving he continuously messed with his escort by pretending to pull out one of his pistols multiple times much to the guard's annoyance and the amusement of Blackguard himself. Following these he boarded the helicopter and was sat next to The Detachable Kid and Weasel, Blackguard then questioned if Weasel was a dog much to the amusement of Captain Boomerang who mockingly asked him what kind of dog he thought Weasel was, in response The Detachable Kid suggested he was an Afghan Hound while Harley Quinn excitedly suggested he was a werewolf prompting Blackguard to panic and demand to be let off of the helicopter until Rick Flag calmed him down by explaining what Weasel actually was.

When the team arrive at the drop off point they all begin swimming to shore and ducking for cover. Just as Rick Flag is briefing the team on what to do however Blackguard unexpectedly stands up and announces his presence to the military while walking onto the beach much to the chagrin of the rest of the team. Although Blackguard believes they'll accept his surrender one of the soldiers instead opens fire on him almost immediately, blowing his face clean off and killing him.

Inadvertently Blackguard caused the mass wipe out of Flag's team that followed, with only Harley Quinn, Rick Flag (and Weasel who everyone mistakenly believed to have drowned) surviving.


Blackguard is a very dim, obnoxious, self-serving and rather petty man who cares little for the lives of anyone else but himself and always acts in a manner to deliberately annoy others. He is also rather gullible and naïve based on how he first assumed Weasel was a dog and later a werewolf and from how he assumed that the Corto Maltese military would spare his life.


Blackguard was a handsome man in his twenties with fair skin, brown eyes, black eyebrows and platinum blonde hair. His typical attire consisted of his combat suit which was a black leather bodysuit with gold accents and many holsters and ammo pockets.





  • This is the first live-action adaptation of Blackguard.
  • Blackguard is Pete Davidson's first comic book movie role.
  • Pete Davidson happily accepted the role of Blackguard quickly upon hearing of the character's pathetic origins and that his real name is a pun of "Dick Hurts".
  • Excluding Harley and Rick Flag, Blackguard along with Weasel were the only members of the first team of the Suicide Squad that Bloodsport met in person.
  • The Mystery Mini figures for The Suicide Squad depicts Blackguard with a whip. Additionally, there is a whip icon on the top right corner of the Blackguard character card included with Splat hair products. Implying Blackguard's suit allowing him to create black energy whip.


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Man of Steel
Sword of Rao: Zod | Faora-Ul | Nam-Ek | Jax-Ur | Tor-An | Car-Vex | Nadira | Dev-Em II

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Lex Luthor | Doomsday | Anatoli Knyazev | Mercy Graves | Cesar Santos | Amajagh
Others: Joe Chill | Zod | Joker | Steppenwolf | Bat Creature

Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad: Deadshot | Harley Quinn | Captain Boomerang | El Diablo | Killer Croc | Slipknot | Amanda Waller
Eyes of the Adversary: Enchantress | Incubus
Joker's Gang: Joker | Jonny Frost | Panda Man | Monster T
Others: Hunter Griggs

Wonder Woman
Ares | Erich Ludendorff | Dr. Poison

Justice League
Theatrical Cut
Steppenwolf | Parademons (Parademon Scout)
Black Clad: Black Clad Alpha
Others: Lex Luthor | Deathstroke | Ares
Director's Cut
Darkseid's Elite: Darkseid | Steppenwolf | DeSaad | Granny Goodness | Parademons
Black Clad: Black Clad Alpha
Others: Lex Luthor | Deathstroke | Ares | Joker

Ocean Master | Black Manta | Murk | Jesse Kane | The Trench | Orvax Marius

Thaddeus Sivana | Seven Deadly Sins | Mr. Sivana | Sid Sivana | Brett and Burke Breyer
Others: Robbers | Mister Mind

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Harley Quinn | Huntress
Black Mask | Victor Zsasz | Carlo Rossi | Happy
Others: Stefano Galante | Joker

Wonder Woman 1984
Maxwell Lord | Cheetah

The Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad: Bloodsport | Ratcatcher 2 | Harley Quinn | Peacemaker | King Shark | Polka Dot Man | Captain Boomerang | Blackguard | Mongal | Javelin | The Detachable Kid | Weasel | Savant | Amanda Waller
Corto Maltese: The Thinker | Starro | Silvio Luna | Corto Maltese Armed Forces (Mateo Suarez & Vera)
Others: Kaleidoscope | Calendar Man | Double Down | Karma | Ratcatcher | Polka Dot Man's Mother | Bloodsport's Father

See Also
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Suicide Squad: Eyes of the Adversary (Enchantress & Incubus) | Suicide Squad (Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, El Diablo, Killer Croc, Slipknot & Amanda Waller) | Joker's Gang (Joker, Jonny Frost, Panda Man & Monster T) | Griggs
Batman and Harley Quinn: Harley Quinn | Poison Ivy | Floronic Man
Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: Professor Zoom | Suicide Squad (Amanda Waller, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Bronze Tiger, Copperhead, Punch, Jewelee, & Count Vertigo) | Killer Frost | Blockbuster | Silver Banshee | Vandal Savage | Scandal Savage | Professor Pyg | Tobias Whale | League of Assassins (Deathstroke) | Two-Face
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn): Harley Quinn | Huntress | Black Mask | Victor Zsasz | Stefano Galante | Carlo Rossi | Happy | Joker
The Suicide Squad: The Thinker | Starro | Silvio Luna | Corto Maltese Armed Forces (Mateo Suarez & Vera) | Suicide Squad (Bloodsport, Ratcatcher 2, Harley Quinn, Peacemaker, King Shark, Polka Dot Man, Captain Boomerang, Blackguard, Mongal, Javelin, The Detachable Kid, Weasel, Savant & Amanda Waller) | Kaleidoscope | Calendar Man | Double Down | Karma | Ratcatcher | Polka Dot Man's Mother | Bloodsport's Father

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Video Games
Batman: Arkham Knight: Harley Quinn: Harley Quinn | Poison Ivy | Penguin
Injustice: Superman | Poison Ivy | Deadshot | Scarecrow | Wonder Woman | Joker