The traditional superhero team is so OVERRATED. For the past decade do gooders, like Ironman, Superman, Captain America, and Batman, have dominated the box office. But audiences want a change, and in 2016 we're going to get it. Suicide Squad hits theaters in August in 2016, and DC Comics' most infamous group of antiheroes are going to get the chance to save the day. This is just one part in a series of articles breaking down the members of the Task Force X and what role they'll play in the SKWAD. This piece discusses yet another lesser known member of the Suicide Squad who harnesses a strange set of weapons.
Name: Christopher Weiss
Christopher Weiss was a mild-mannered chemist, whose main task was to find a compound to strengthen materials. Weiss eventually found the correct formula for his compound and tested them out on a set of ropes. He eventually realized the power and strength of his compound on ropes, and started to use them as weapons to commit crimes. One of his most notorious crimes was the role he played in the attempted murder of the hero, Firestorm, which later landed him in prison, and in the grasp of Amanda Waller.
Chemical Manipulation: Slipknot, being a former chemist, has a basic understanding of the power and strength of certain chemicals. He can assist the squad, not only through his experience fighting, but also through his ability to manipulate and create weapons.
Weakness (Potential Spoiler):
Arm Blown Off: During his first mission with the Suicide Squad, Captain Boomerang and Slipknot discuss the seriousness of Amanda Waller and the bombs that are supposedly implanted in them to keep the gang of villains in line. Boomerang is determined to figure out how genuine the threat is and tricked Slipknot into running to a non-approved area, which resulted in the bomb in his arm going off and blowing it clean off his body. Unlike the rest of his team, Slipknot's weakness is physical, not based on a character trait.
Anti-heroes are the new heroes! After the heroes fail to save the day, then it's going to be up to the villains and wrong-doers to stop the world from plunging to the chaos. And this group of anti-heroes can't stop evil, no one can.
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5, 2016