Injustice trailer reveals Deathstroke

Warner Bros has unveiled another pugilist from fight 'em up Injustice: Gods Among Us's lineup, confirming the stabby-shooty Deathstroke for its DC Comics brawl-o-rama. "Who's Deathstroke?" you may ask. He's the mercenary Deadpool ripped off, only less interesting than Marvel's character turned out to be.

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Warner Bros has unveiled another pugilist from fight 'em up Injustice: Gods Among Us's lineup, confirming the stabby-shooty Deathstroke for its DC Comics brawl-o-rama. "Who's Deathstroke?" you may ask. Why, he's the mercenary Deadpool ripped off, only less interesting than Marvel's character turned out to be.

As a chap happy with both swords and shooting irons, Deathstroke looks to have some meaty attacks for both, not to mention a horrendously violent move combining the two.

Developed by NetherRealm Studios, the folks behind the fine Mortal Kombat reboot, Injustice is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U in April 2013.

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    November 28, 2012 11:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Injustice trailer reveals Deathstroke.

    Warner Bros has unveiled another pugilist from fight 'em up Injustice: Gods Among Us's lineup, confirming the stabby-shooty Deathstroke for its DC Comics brawl-o-rama. "Who's Deathstroke?" you may ask. He's the mercenary Deadpool ripped off, only less interesting than Marvel's character turned out to be.

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      November 28, 2012 1:06 PM

      It's too bad that DC doesn't just forget about Deathstroke. He actually predates Deadpool by about 11 years, but was a relatively minor villain until they saw Deadpool's popularity. They've been trying to play catch-up ever since. Sad.

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        November 28, 2012 1:08 PM

        Did you read Flashpoint, they did an awesome job of poking fun at Deadpool (my favorite by the way) but kept him in his bad-ass role. I dig the character but I have to agree that sometimes he feels a little forced.

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        November 28, 2012 2:44 PM

        Hahaha, that's adorable that you talk like you know anything.

        Deathstroke has been a big player in DC since long before 'Deadpool's popularity'. What's funny is Deadpool was just a very poorly conceived rip-off of Deathstroke made by Rob Liefield and was originally very serious, just like his counterpart. It wasn't until a few years into his inception that he started getting -goofy-, mostly to make fun of his own thievish origin and the excesses of 90s EXTREME. And now...Rob Liefield draws Deathstroke. Or at least he did, until he got himself fired for being an idiot.

        And Deadpool hasn't been relevant in years. Aside from a great performance in Uncanny X-Men, he's usually just an "LOL RANDUM" throw-away gag who is more cringeworthy than fun. Though that probably explains why he is popular.

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          November 28, 2012 4:57 PM

          Speaking of not knowing anything: Various writers have spent a good bit of time fleshing Deadpool's character out beyond random jokes and ultraviolent slapstick. Some of his best arcs have been about him struggling to become a hero of sorts despite his psychopathic nature.

          That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of zany ultraviolence from time to time....

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            November 28, 2012 9:35 PM

            Truthfully, the arcs that aren't about 'zany ultraviolence' are the only Deadpool stories I have any interest in reading. Would you mind filling me in on what arcs were of that nature?

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            November 28, 2012 9:42 PM

            He's no Aaron Stack (Machine Man) when it comes to zany ultraviolence. I do have a vague historical feeling about Deadpool's *appearances* (as opposed to his actual comic) being kind of like The Impossible Man or Mister Mxyzptlk (or The Great Gazoo - heeeeeeeeeeyy, waitaminute) showing up for a few episodes and doing stuff based on physical laws from other Bubble Realms.

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        November 28, 2012 4:47 PM

        Eh, Deathstroke doesn't try to do anything like Deadpool. Aside from some visual similarity they're basically nothing alike.

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          November 28, 2012 9:34 PM

          One is a master tactician and a cunning bastard.

          The other is Deadpool.

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            November 28, 2012 9:45 PM

            One originated in New Teen Titans #2, used to be "The Terminator", uses the other 90% of his brain that other humans don't, plots and plans with the likes of Darkseid, and is an assassin on an Elektra grade payscale.
            The other hangs out with a gun toting racoon.

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      November 28, 2012 4:43 PM

      "Who's Deathstroke?" you may ask. He's the mercenary Deadpool ripped off, only less interesting than Marvel's character turned out to be.

      Easy troll is easy.