Confused About The Suicide Squad? Here's a Guide to Who They Are and What They Do
When a mission calls for a group of niche and unique villains-turned-antiheroes, you know you're going to get an even more unique set of powers. Although not every character in The Suicide Squad, which premiered in theaters and on HBO Max on Aug. 5, has actual superpowers, they all have a particular set of skills that come in handy for near-impossible missions.
The film finds the prisoners of Belle Reve as they're sent by Amanda Waller to destroy Jotunheim, a Nazi-era prison and laboratory in South America. Of course, dealing with a group of former and current villains means that nothing goes to plan. Even those with the powers of super-strength and durability find themselves in a sticky situation thanks to the Corto Maltese army. From Bloodsport's marksmanship to King Shark's love of human flesh, we've broken down the powers of The Suicide Squad ahead.
What Is Bloodsport's Power in The Suicide Squad?
Idris Elba's Bloodsport finds himself in Belle Reve after shooting Superman with a kryptonite bullet. Much like Batman, Bloodsport's powers are dependent upon a technologically advanced suit only he can use. This suit allows him to keep a variety of gadgets that can turn into weapons at will. Throughout The Suicide Squad, he's at odds with Peacemaker, who happens to have similar skills with weaponry.
What Is Harley Quinn's Power in The Suicide Squad?
A former psychiatrist swayed to the dark side by the Joker, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn has a genius-level IQ. In her former life, she was a highly trained gymnast and uses these skills when fighting her enemies. Her dexterity also allows her to easily wield a few unique weapons, like a javelin, a rocket launcher, and her favorite baseball bat.
What Is Peacemaker's Power in The Suicide Squad?
John Cena's Peacemaker will stop at nothing to achieve peace, including killing anyone that gets in his way. Although he doesn't have any superhuman powers, he is skilled with hand-to-hand combat, firearms, and tactical analysis. According to director James Gunn, he's "a douchey, bro-y Captain America."
What Is Ratcatcher 2's Power in The Suicide Squad?
In case you were wondering, Daniela Melchior's Ratcatcher 2 is called Ratcatcher 2 because her late father was Ratcatcher 1. Using the wand developed by her father, Ratcatcher 2 can command and control an army of rats. She has a special connection with a rat she calls Sebastian, the latter of which spends most of the movie trying to become friends with Bloodsport.
What Is King Shark's Power in The Suicide Squad?
Rumored to be a descendant of an ancient shark god, the Sylvester Stallone-voiced King Shark is one of the highlights of the film. Nanaue, as the rest of the team calls him, is the strongest member of the team with almost impenetrable skin and limited intellect. He also has a taste for human flesh, which makes teamwork a bit difficult.
What Is Polka-Dot Man's Power in The Suicide Squad?
David Dastmalchian's Polka-Dot Man takes "mommy issues" to a whole new level. As a child, his mother experimented on him and his siblings in the hopes of creating a superhero. Instead, Polka-Dot Man became infected with an inter-dimensional virus that requires him to expel polka-dots twice a day or else he could die. Basically, he throws polka-dots at people as weapons.
What Is Rick Flag's Power in The Suicide Squad?
Like many on this list, Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flag is an excellent marksman and combatant with a high intellect. He's also a great leader, and without him, it's likely that none of the Suicide Squad would've survived.
What Is Thinker's Power in The Suicide Squad?
Peter Capaldi's Thinker received his metahuman abilities at Jotunheim before becoming its chief scientist. With his genius-level IQ, he spends his days working on "Project Starfish" with the claims that only he can control Starro the Conquerer, likely due to his telepathy.
What Is Savant's Power in The Suicide Squad?
We don't get to see much of Michael Rooker's Savant in action, although we do get to see him use his technical skills while at Belle Reve. A genius-level hacker, Savant is a vigilante that uses technology to brutally stop criminals with little regard for those around him.
What Is Weasel's Power in The Suicide Squad?
Not much is known about Sean Gunn's Weasel outside of the fact he killed 27 children and cannot swim. As an anthropomorphic weasel, he has a heightened sense of smell and hearing, can move quickly, and is flexible.
What Is Blackguard's Power in The Suicide Squad?
With a name like Richard "Dick" Hertz, it's no wonder that Pete Davidson's Blackguard turned out to be the worst. A self-preservationist, Blackguard sells out the rest of Task Force X before anyone can do anything. Gullible and naive, his main skill is being an excellent marksman with twin pistols.
What Is Mongal's Power in The Suicide Squad?
The daughter of alien warlord Mongul, Mayling Ng's Mongal is an alien warrior with superhuman strength, durability, and speed. She is also outfitted with two retractable blades which she can use to attack and conquer her enemies. Despite being durable, she isn't fireproof.
What Is T.D.K.'s Power in The Suicide Squad?
Also known as The Detachable Kid, Nathan Fillion's T.D.K. is a wholly new creation for The Suicide Squad. Like Thinker, T.D.K. is a metahuman, although his telekinetic abilities allow him to detach and control his arms.
What Is Captain Boomerang's Power in The Suicide Squad?
Unfortunately, Jai Courtney's Captain Boomerang is part of the first group that arrives on Corto Maltese. While we don't get to see the Australian criminal's boomerangs in action, his powers include being a master thief, an excellent combatant, and the owner of trick boomerangs.
What Is Javelin's Power in The Suicide Squad?
Flula Borg's Javelin is a former German Olympic athlete who turned to crime. He specializes in javelin throwing (hence the name) and has a special weaponized version that he eventually gifts to Harley Quinn.