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We put them in crisis. See how they operate. Who commands. Who follows. (Dr. Light: And then?) We cull the herd. Isolate the weak. The rest comes to us.
~ Deathstroke explaining the plan on how to kill the Titans to Dr. Light
You should be terrified. But instead, you've been played by that charlatan, Dick Grayson, who gives costumes to foolish kids, making them believe that they're heroes. Leading you, like lambs to slaughter. But not to worry, soon you'll learn. For death leads to purification.
~ Deathstroke to Jason Todd

Slade J. Wilson, also known as Deathstroke, is the main antagonist of the second season of the DC Universe original series, Titans.

Slade was a former Delta Force Commando and H.I.V.E. member that underwent a series of bio-enhancement experiments to become a super-soldier. Sometime later, he became an enemy of the Titans and was responsible for their disbanding, until they returned. Slade is also the father of Rose Wilson and the late Jericho.

He is portrayed by Esai Morales, who also played Amancio Malvado and Paco Moreno.


Early Life

During his days in the Army, Slade had become a Major and was even a commando in the Delta Force. Afterward, he became a member of other agencies like H.I.V.E., A.R.G.U.S., and N.E.X.I.S. During his time at H.I.V.E, he underwent a series of experimental bio-enhancements that granted him with metahuman abilities. He also married a woman named Adeline and went on to have two children with her, Rose and Jericho. However, Adeline and Jericho went into hiding from him and Rose became estranged from him.

Meeeting the Titans

Sometime later, he became a mercenary, known as Deathstroke, and an assassin who was known for killing his targets easily and without remorse. Sometime around 2014, he took on an assignment to kill the Titans and later became enemies with them after he killed Aqualad and they vowed to hunt down for doing so.

Death of his son and Retirement

One year later, Slade’s son, Jericho, began to fall in with the Titans, as a result, Dick killed Jericho as revenge for what happened to Aqualad. This ultimately resulted in some kind of fight that left the Titans believing Slade to be dead and the Titans disbanded. After the fight, he then decided to retire from his work and move to an isolated cabin in the woods.

End of Retirement and Titans Return

After five years of retirement, Slade came to live in a cabin in the middle of a forest. He later went to a store to buy tea, until he saw a news report with Jason Todd on the news saying, “The Titans are back, Bitches.” After seeing the news report, he left the store distraught and silent. He later went to his old mansion in San Francisco where he was received by his assistant, Billy Wintergreen. They then entered a secure room where a mass amount of weapons and an advanced armored suit were being held, with Wintergreen wondering if they were back in business.

Slade later went to San Quentin State Prison to break Arthur Light out and recruit him in his quest to take out the Titans. When he got the prison, he killed many guards there, before releasing Light from his cell. Before taking Light back to his mansion, he carefully planned out their next move, waiting to learn about the newly-formed Titans before they make them all suffer. After Light was caught by Jason Todd siphoning power in a San Francisco train tunnel, Deathstroke provided backup, taking Jason from the scene.

He and Light then took Jason to a warehouse that they used as a temporary hideout. When Jason knocked out Light, he attempted to escape but was stopped by Slade who threatened him with his sword. Later, while Jason was blindfolded and tied to a chair with headphones on, Slade and Light watched the Titans on a hidden camera as they investigated the sewers. After Dick Grayson discovers the hidden camera and that Jason has a tracker in him, Light begins to panic, while Slade says this development is good. Light then accuses Slade of losing focus ever since Rose joined the Titans, even going as far as comparing him to them. After Light leaves deal with the Titans, Slade scans Jason and finds the tracker, and he then begins to cut it out of him. He then shoots Light in his truck while trying to leave and then ties him to a support beam and place's Jason's tracker in his bullet wound.

When the Titans find Light dead, Slade calls them on a burner phone he put on Light, while relentlessly beating on Jason. Slade tells them that if they want Jason back, they must hand over Rose or he will kill Jason and get her back himself. While Slade is sharpening his sword, Jason tells him that he is not afraid and his friends will come for, but Slade rebukes that statement by saying he should be afraid and that his death will hurt the Titans even more, including Dick Grayson. At a hotel, Slade finds that Dick Grayson had decided to give himself up to him so that Rose and his team could be spared. Slade then reveals to Dick that Jason is tied up to a scaffold rigged with explosives.

Before Slade can activate the explosives, Starfire intervenes and blasts him away. Dick and Starfire then proceed to fight Slade but Slade quickly overpowers them with his skills, his powers, and his weapons. As Starfire and Dick are defeated, Deathstroke activates the explosives and sends Jason falling from the hotel as Dick watches in horror, however, an unknown person named Conner catches Jason from falling to his death. After Jason was saved, Deathstroke left.

When Dick interrogated and knocked out Wintergreen, Slade called Wintergreen's cell phone knowing Dick would answer it. Slade then told Dick to go to 123 Lakeland saying that he may remember it. When Dick arrived at the location, he sees photos of his friends revealing that Slade left all those messages for the other Titans to find, while in the Tower. He left a bottle of bourbon for Hank, a bottle of orange soda for Donna, a photo of Ellis for Dawn, a record that Jericho owned for Jason and Rose, and crosses on the wall and the mirror for Rachel.


Slade is strategic, careful, more of an individual when working a job. Slade also doesn't have much of a sense of humor and usually prefers to be very quiet, though he does tend to make snarky remarks to people. Slade doesn't seem to hesitate or feel any remorse after killing or torturing his targets. Slade also has an intense dislike for Dick Grayson for unknown reasons. When it was revealed that Jason Todd had a tracker in him, Slade was unfazed and uncaring when he took out the tracker using a torturous method on Jason, despite it hurting him.

Slade also dislikes people who insult him, his family, and his plans; like when Arthur Light criticized him for his patience with killing Titans, which then got Light killed. It is revealed that Slade may have a soft spot for his family as he appears to check up on them sometimes and when he was willing to defend his daughter by killing Light and by revenge against the Titans for what happened to Jericho. Slade is also quite fearless, even when he has to fight Dick Grayson and Starfire, without even flinching. Slade is also very manipulative with his allies and enemies.



  • Adeline - Ex-Wife
  • Jericho † - Son
  • Rose Wilson - Daughter


  • H.I.V.E.
  • United States Armed Forces
  • A.R.G.U.S.
  • N.E.X.I.S.
  • William "Billy" Wintergreen - Assistant


  • Titans
    • Dick Grayson/Robin - Main Target and Attempted Victim
    • Donna Troy/Wonder Girl - Attempted Victim
    • Hank Hall/Hawk
    • Dawn Ganger/Dove
    • Garth/Aqualad † - Victim
    • Rachel Roth/Raven
    • Gar Logan
    • Jason Todd/Robin - Former Hostage and Attempted Victim
    • Koriand'r/Kory Anders/Starfire
  • Jillian - Attempted Victim
  • Dr. Arthur Light † - Former Subordinate and Victim



  • In the comics, Slade Joseph Wilson, also known as Deathstroke the Terminator or just Deathstroke, is a supervillain and one of the world's deadliest assassins. Compared to Trigon, Slade isn't the Biggest and the Baddest but he is the most recurring villain of the series and serves as the Teen Titans' archenemy as well as Nightwing's.
  • Slade has a like for tea.
  • According to his profile, Slade weighs 175 pounds and has a height of 5’10”.


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Teen Titans (2003)
Slade | Terra | Trigon | Blackfire | H.I.V.E. Five (Jinx, Gizmo, Mammoth, Billy Numerous, See-More, & Kyd Wykkyd) | Dr. Light | Cinderblock | Brother Blood | Brotherhood of Evil (Brain, Monsieur Mallah, Madame Rouge & General Immortus) | Control Freak | Puppet King | Killer Moth | Mad Mod | Mother Mae-Eye | Mumbo Jumbo | Plasmus | Overload | Nega Cyborg | Nega Starfire | Nega Beast Boy | Fang | Kitten | Angel | Adonis | Johnny Rancid | Malchior | Master of Games | Ternion | Glgrdsklechhh | The Source | Guard | Kardiak | White Monster | Thunder & Lighting | Atlas | XL Terrestrial | H.I.V.E. Academy | Private H.I.V.E. | Krall | Radiation Creature | I.N.S.T.I.G.A.T.O.R. | Professor Chang | Sammy & Cash | Steamroller | Wrestling Star | Baron Ryang | Punk Rocket | Soto | Space Monster | Katarou | Red X | Trogaar

Teen Titans Go!
Trigon | Terra | Slade | Ed | Hurt Bot | Pain Bot | H.I.V.E. Five (Gizmo, Jinx, Mammoth, See-More & Billy Numerous) | Brother Blood | Twin Destroyers of Azarath | Legion of Doom | Death | Perry | Santa Claus | Piglets | Evil Dragon | The Lumberjack

Titans (2018)
Trigon | Dr. Adamson | Nuclear Family (Nuclear Dad, Nuclear Stepdad, Nuclear Mom, Nuclear Sis & Nuclear Biff) | Angela Azarath | Deathstroke | Cadmus Laboratories (Mercy Graves & Walter Hawn) | Dr. Light | Wintergreen | Shimmer | Blackfire

Video Games
Injustice: Superman | Damian Wayne | Cyborg | Raven | Deathstroke

Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo: Uehara Daizo | Brushogun | Nya-Nya
Justice League vs. Teen Titans: Trigon | Legion of Doom (Lex Luthor, Cheetah, Solomon Grundy, Toymaster, & Weather Wizard) | Atomic Skull | Ra's al Ghul
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract: H.I.V.E./Church of Blood (Brother Blood, Mother Mayhem, Deathstroke & Terra)
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies: Slade | Lex Luthor
Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans: Hexagon (Trigon (Teen Titans Go!) & Trigon (Teen Titans)) | Master of Games | Gentleman Ghost | Darkseid

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