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JLU Deadshot


Deadshot, real name Floyd Lawton, is an assassin for hire that will take on anyone and anywhere as he has no evil agenda other than his next paycheck.  Deadshot was hired to assassinate Aquaman. After badly wounding the ruler of Atlantis, Deadshot was captured and interrogated by the Justice League. After being threatened by Batman, he did not know the name of his client but his payment of recovered Spanish doubloons pointed towards Orm as part of a plot where Aquaman's traitorous brother Orm seizes the throne and invade the surface world. Deadshot later appeared looting in Metropolis after Superman's alleged death. He was captured by Batman and presumably sent to prison. For his documented crimes (and undoubtedly many undocumented ones), Floyd Lawton was given a death sentence by electric chair. But minutes before his execution, he was given a reprieve by Colonel Rick Flagg, Jr. In exchange for his cooperation with a secret government agency, he would eventually be given a pardon. He was teamed with three other criminals and Flagg on the squad Task Force X and given a particularly dangerous mission: infiltrate the Justice League Watchtower. Though skeptical, Lawton, Plastique, Flagg and Captain Boomerang snuck aboard successfully. However, their presence did not go unnoticed and Task Force X was forced to engage the Justice League in combat after their cover's blown. The squad managed to complete their mission: recovering the powerful Annihilator armor. Deadshot escaped with most of the team sans Plastique. Task Force X was not disbanded following the mission. Lawton was promised by Flagg and Amanda Waller that Cadmus would be making use of the reluctant team’s services for a full five years…or until their deaths, whichever came first. There are no records of Deadshot’s further adventures.

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