Things may have pretty much topped out with Jared Leto's representation of the Joker for the upcoming Suicide Squad feature film. That does not prevent us from having a little fun by coming up with our own team of anti-heroes. With the idea that any universe and timeline are up for grabs, here is an interesting line-up that we can only dream of.
#1 Fiona Goode (AHS: Coven)
In trying to think of a ring-leader for these bad guys, many iconic front runners came to mind. Ernest Blofeld, the cat-stroking mastermind in James Bond (But he simply wouldn't be "hands-on" enough). The Governor (The Walking Dead) certainly has experience but he's too much of a son-of-a-b*tch to live. Then, Fiona Goode came to mind. A strong cut-throat (pun intended) leader who is focused and not afraid to make tough decisions. It doesn't hurt that she has a little fire power, as well. Sending her to her death? Big deal. She's been there and done that. Bossing a group of nasty trouble-makers is nothing for this wicked witch of the south.
#2 Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
This team needed someone of pure brute strength and nothing else. You may question his ability to follow directions, but remember we have a motherly figure in charge (his weakness. Not to mention she's good at dealing with the un-dead.) Put on Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" and spend ten minutes watching the damned hockey player take round after round of bullets. Sure there are more ferocious killers like Sabertooth from X-men (who would talk too much) or Michael Meyers (who only has a thing for family members). Jason would be the teams defensive killing machine.
#3. Faith Lehane (Buffy)
At her worst, Faith was a lying and murderous pain in the neck (Wakka! Wakka!). She made bad choices, hooked up with the wrong people, etc. At her best, Faith could be convinced to do good, but never lost her edge. That fits the Suicide Squad perfectly. Faith had been arrested at one time, so the idea that she could work off some of that prison time by joining the Squad isn't far fetched. She's also impressionable under a charismatic leader, but insane enough to be interesting. As she got older, she would be the character that survives and continues a spin-off.
4. Angel Eyes (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly)
He enjoys...no he practically gets off on killing. He is also all about getting paid. One of his lines is "when I get paid, I follow my job through." He's used to getting information, overcoming obstacles, and playing dirty. It is important to have a team member with a ranged attack, it is also important to have someone that is mission oriented. While you couldn't trust him any further than you could throw him, you would want him on your side instead of against you.
What would you think of these four in a series together?