|Real name:||Floyd Lawton|
|First Appearance:||Batman: Arkham City (Batman #59)|
|Created by:|| Bob Kane|
David Vern Reed
|Portrayed by:||Chris Cox (voice)|
- "This isn't over, Batman! I swear!"
- ―Deadshot after being defeated by Batman[src]
Deadshot, also known as Floyd Lawton, is arguably the world's greatest shot and hit man for hire, priding himself in never missing a shot or target. Having grown up in an extremely abusive childhood, Floyd's life forever changed when he accidentally took the life of his beloved brother during an attempt to kill his abusive and alcoholic father with a rifle. While Lawton is institutionalized, his mother commits suicide while Lawton convinces himself to never miss a shot ever again and trains himself to become a true "Deadshot". When Lawton is finally released, he murders his father in retaliation for the abuse he made him and the rest of his family suffer through.
Since then, he has commited himself to become a hired mercenary for lucrative parties in exchange for money, unique ammunition, and the thrill of hunting down his targets. While enjoying his occupation, Deadshot's true hope is to die in an incredible fashion, having developed suicidal tendencies throughout his rough upbringing. Taking notice of his amazing skills, Hugo Strange employs Deadshot as his contract assassin to kill several political prisoners who are the biggest threats to Strange's position within Arkham City. This new employment offers Deadshot the opportunity to finally kill Batman, the only person who has ever made him miss a shot, a fact that Deadshot hopes to change.
Deadshot is a hired assassin, regularly boasting to "never miss." He is capable of using a large variety of weapons, but prefers using a pair of silenced, wrist-mounted guns. He initially appeared in Gotham City as a new crimefighter, but was revealed to be an enemy of Batman.
Batman: Arkham City
Deadshot is one of the sidestory villains in Batman: Arkham City. In the beginning of the game he poses as an inmate to infiltrate Arkham City. When Bruce Wayne passes him, he comments that Wayne is on his list and triggers a finger gun at him. After he was hired by Hugo Strange to kill Batman, Deadshot moved through Arkham City in search of six primary targets, including both Bruce Wayne and Batman, that are a danger to Strange's efforts in the city. His first three assassinations were Lawrence Graham, Andrew Brian, and Sarli Javohody, of whom the first worked on the communication relays of Wonder Tower, and the second was presumably involved in the development of TYGER's weapons systems. While Batman is unable to save three of the six targets, he is able to rescue Jack Ryder from assassination. Batman then tracked down Deadshot to the rooftop of a nearby building, and took him down there. Deadshot was then imprisoned in one of the inoperable train cars, and Batman stated to Oracle that he'll report Deadshot's location to Commissioner Gordon.
- This incarnation of Deadshot bares a very similar appearance to the incarnation from Batman: Gotham Knight.
- During the first few minutes of gameplay, Deadshot can be seen entering Arkham City dressed as a regular criminal. He tells Bruce Wayne that he is, "... on my list." before motioning to shoot him.
- Deadshot, alongside Clayface, are the only villains who actually weren't supposed to be sent to Arkham City but willingly entered under another villain's instructions.
- It is unknown why Strange hired Deadshot in particular, when he was allied with Ra's Al Ghul and had access to the League of Assassins. Though most likely using said assassins would have tipped off Batman to the fact that Ra's and Strange were working together. Its also possible that Strange planned to trap Deadshot in Arkham City or kill him when he was finished with his mission, or use the mind control drugs he was using on the TYGER guards to make him into his slave.
- Although Deadshot worked for Strange, he did not know Bruce Wayne was Batman as they were both seperate names on his hit list.
- Along these lines, Batman had an alibi as Hush was impersonating Bruce Wayne, and in doing so, unknowingly could have put himself in the line of fire.
- He is one of the only villains that Catwoman can access who doesn't have their own unique conversation. All Deadshot does is threaten to kill her if she gets too close to him.
- Deadshot can easily be taken down with a Takedown, the easiest way is to get into the vent, below him.
- He is one of three villains featured in the game (the others being Talia al Ghul and Solomon Grundy) who did not have a biography in Batman: Arkham Asylum.
- If you try and throw a remote control Batarang at Deadshot he will simply shoot it out of the air.
Game Over Lines
- "You're next on my list, Batman. Run if you like. Deadshot always hits his target."
- "I never fail to kill my target. You better run, Batman. You're next."
- "The world's greatest detective dies at the hands of the world's greatest assassin."