10 Crazy Facts You Just Have To Accept To Enjoy DC Comics

10. Deathstroke Is Still A Dead Shot With One Eye

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Deathstroke the Terminator is one of the most dangerous assassins in the DCU, a genuine threat to even the most powerful heroes (and villains) with his higher-than-average intelligence, martial arts expertise, and his mastery of any and all weapons. Which is pretty impressive when you think about it, since the dude's half-blind.

Slade Wilson had his eye shot out by his wife after he tried to rescue his young son from kidnappers, but made a hash of it (read: they slashed the kid's throat), and despite his healing factor and the many technological and scientific advances made by the likes of STAR Labs, he's got on fine without having any peripheral vision. It's possible that Deathstroke actually got more adept at the killing business as a result of this impairment, heightening his other senses to make up for his bad vision.

Which is total comic book logic. Having one eye makes everything difficult, let alone if your job is as a mercenary who frequently fights with superpowered people who could easily snap you like a twig! Still, Deathstroke's one of the coolest characters in DC, so we'll let him off.


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