Arrow's Deathstroke Revealed!

Avatar image for doctor_____
Posted by Doctor!!!!! (2135 posts) - - Show Bio

In the series premiere of The CW's Arrow this week, DC Comics fans got a very cool surprise in the form of a quickly-glimpsed mask seen on the island Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was trapped on.

And we finnaly see the The Terminator himself, Slade Wilson, Deathstroke! While he never donned his costume, a character based on Deathstroke, Slade Wilson, previously appeared on Smallville.With a exclusive IGN photo below, Arrow is basing their version of the character very closely on his comic book incarnation.

Deathstroke (played by Jeffrey Robinson) in the fifth episode of Arrow,
Deathstroke (played by Jeffrey Robinson) in the fifth episode of Arrow, "Damaged," airing in November.

What do you think? Deathstroke is also in Young Justice Invasion. He's Everywhere!

Avatar image for rav4
#1 Posted by rav4 (1688 posts) - - Show Bio

Who is this Jeffrey Robinson guy and why can't I find him anywhere?

Avatar image for matkrenz
#2 Posted by MatKrenz (1520 posts) - - Show Bio

@Ravager4: Maybe he's a stuntman turned actor.

Avatar image for danhimself
#3 Posted by danhimself (21430 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know how I feel about the looks of the mask.....right now I don't like it

Avatar image for bitchgurl
#4 Posted by Bitchgurl (131 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

I don't know how I feel about the looks of the mask.....right now I don't like it

Yeah, it looks kind of off to me as well

Avatar image for rav4
#5 Posted by rav4 (1688 posts) - - Show Bio

@Bitchgurl said:

@danhimself said:

I don't know how I feel about the looks of the mask.....right now I don't like it

Yeah, it looks kind of off to me as well

could be the lightning, the colored half looks a lot more yellow, rather than coppery orange, like it is in the first episode

Avatar image for crimsoncake
#6 Posted by CrimsonCake (2856 posts) - - Show Bio

Somebody could modify the colors of this image to make a fake Deadpool movie poster.

Avatar image for lilcraig92
#7 Posted by lilcraig92 (80 posts) - - Show Bio

His Costume look very cheap, It look stupid.lls

Avatar image for cattlebattle
#8 Posted by cattlebattle (15658 posts) - - Show Bio
Avatar image for lilcraig92
#9 Posted by lilcraig92 (80 posts) - - Show Bio
Avatar image for immortalone
#10 Posted by ImmortalOne (4064 posts) - - Show Bio

His mask went from being cool looking to a multi-colored ski mask...

Avatar image for superguy0009e
#11 Posted by Superguy0009e (2404 posts) - - Show Bio

Mask takes away from the suit. Maybe if it looked more like a helmet and less like spandex...

Avatar image for dracade102
#12 Posted by Dracade102 (8452 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm okay with this. It's comic book accurate as far as live action can go, and it doesn't look like a Deathstroke cosplayer with OCD. The shade of orange looks a little off there but I'm still excited to see him in action.

Avatar image for gambit1024
#13 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll wait to see it in action.

Avatar image for ryu_talkative_batman
#14 Posted by ryu_talkative_batman (150 posts) - - Show Bio

wasn't his head on a pike in the first episode?

Avatar image for kyle_dornez
#15 Edited by Kyle_Dornez (329 posts) - - Show Bio

Just watched ep 5. Was that just black and white mask?

2692336-158841c.jpg

Damn, Arrow, keeps hurting... What was so difficult in making it orange? And they kept adding that shading to make it look slight-orangy, like they were ashamed of that... I think I'll wait to call that guy "Deathstroke". But apparently he is, as that chinese guy seemed to take out his eye there. Urgh... Of course he is a mercenary, but dude looked like a mute mook =__=

Avatar image for sethysquare
#16 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kyle_Dornez: it was pretty much yellow/orange. the lightings in the flashbacks muted everything on purpose to show a difference.

I don't see anything of being ashamed off. making an ocean out of nothing.

Avatar image for sethysquare
#17 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kyle_Dornez:

2692522-Deathstroke-in-Arrow-Damaged.jpg

You can tell its yellow/orange without the filter. with the filter, the green was also muted because they wanted flashback scenes to take a certain look. Plus your whole complaint was about the color, so here you go.

Avatar image for kyle_dornez
#18 Edited by Kyle_Dornez (329 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

I don't see anything of being ashamed off. making an ocean out of nothing.

@sethysquare said:

You can tell its yellow/orange without the filter. with the filter, the green was also muted because they wanted flashback scenes to take a certain look. Plus your whole complaint was about the color, so here you go.

Well, to be fair, I just like to complain about that show. It isn't good.

Weird thing about mask is that in first episode it was BRIGHT ORANGE on a stick. I think I'll wait until he appears outside of flasbacks before complaining again. Still, if I thought that it was white with orange lighting, then it's quite possible that some other people may think the same. Maybe it's because he was revealed as black-and-white and only then got more.. errr... orange-y...

Besides, even then, this dude has several scenes, but in all of them he's just, well, terminator - dumb and silent, cutting things he's pointed at. It sucks. He never even hinted at any character besides "Look, it's totally Deathstroke, you may squee now"

Avatar image for narianastaris
#19 Posted by Narianastaris (8 posts) - - Show Bio

His mask looks pale because the flashbacks are done with a different saturation. I like the effect and it didnt bother me. I'm sure deathstoke will pop up again in the present and his mask will be black and orange.

They are giving us the flashbacks slowly. Sure he hasnt talked yet but I'm sure in the future he will talk. Its a tv show and it has to be paced. We can't get everything at the same time.

I thought deathstroke was great. If i were going to complain about anything it would be Thea. -.-

Avatar image for sethysquare
#20 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kyle_Dornez said:

@sethysquare said:

I don't see anything of being ashamed off. making an ocean out of nothing.

@sethysquare said:

You can tell its yellow/orange without the filter. with the filter, the green was also muted because they wanted flashback scenes to take a certain look. Plus your whole complaint was about the color, so here you go.

Well, to be fair, I just like to complain about that show. It isn't good.

Weird thing about mask is that in first episode it was BRIGHT ORANGE on a stick. I think I'll wait until he appears outside of flasbacks before complaining again. Still, if I thought that it was white with orange lighting, then it's quite possible that some other people may think the same. Maybe it's because he was revealed as black-and-white and only then got more.. errr... orange-y...

Besides, even then, this dude has several scenes, but in all of them he's just, well, terminator - dumb and silent, cutting things he's pointed at. It sucks. He never even hinted at any character besides "Look, it's totally Deathstroke, you may squee now"

you do know that even with the filters, its yellow, not orange,

Avatar image for mrshway88
#21 Posted by MrShway88 (721 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't care about the color. I hate the eye brows and cranial features. I thought it was going to be a slimmer look.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.