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All character deaths in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Rocksteady’s newest game, Suicide Squad: Destroy the Justice League has faced a lot of controversy, even before it was released out of early access.

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One of the biggest problems players have with the new DC Comics game is how it handles the Justice League’s heroes—especially Batman from Arkham refugee series—and how easily they were taken down by Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, King Shark, and Deadshot. With this in mind, we’ll take a look at which characters will bite the bullet Destroy the Justice Leagueto see if the game’s title is correct.

It goes without saying, but this article will Loads of spoilers.

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  • All character deaths in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
    • Barry Allen (Flash)
    • John Stewart (Green Lantern)
    • Prince Diana (Wonder Woman)
    • Bruce Wayne (Batman)
    • Clark Kent / Kal-El (Superman)
    • wisdom
  • Off-screen deaths
    • Tim Drake (Robin)
    • Dick Grayson (Nightwing) and Barbara Gordon (Oracle)

All the characters die in Suicide Squad: Destroy the Justice League

Barry Allen (Flash)

The fastest man alive met his end…then got urinated on. Images via Rocksteady and GameClips on YouTube.

The Flash is the first member of the Justice League to die. After resisting Brainiac’s mind control by escaping his ship, Barry succumbs to brainwashing following his battle with Green Lantern. We don’t see it, but it’s hinted that Green Lantern will defeat Flash then turn him into a Brainiac puppet.

Despite switching to the brainwashed side, Barry still managed to save the lives of the Suicide Squad not once, but twice before he was finally taken down. When he is defeated, the game adds insult to injury for Barry by showing Captain Boomerang peeing on him. Yes, you read that right. I hope it hurts you as much reading it as it did me writing it.

John Stewart (Green Lantern)

At least let the man die fully clothed. Images via Rocksteady and GameClips on YouTube.

The next character to meet his end is Green Lantern (this variant is John Stewart), who is furious when he discovers that the team killed The Flash, his close friend. It’s amazing how this game makes you root for the brainwashed.

Green Lantern is the next big boss fight in the main story, and Deadshot receives the final blow when he shoots the Lantern in the head. Again, the game’s handling of John’s death is more disrespectful, as King Shark immediately cuts off his finger to steal his ring. To be fair, he did this for a practical reason – to lower the shields on Braniac’s ship – but still felt it unnecessary to cut off an appendage to do so. Oh, and because King Shark took his ring, John’s body was left in his underwear.

Prince Diana (Wonder Woman)

At least Diana got some dignity after her death. Images via Rocksteady and GameClips on YouTube.

Wonder Woman is said to be the only member of the Justice League not to be mistreated like her colleagues. However, even she is not safe from death.

Diana tries to avoid being mind-controlled like her fellow Justice League members, so she actively tries to find a way to return them to normal. This does not end well for her, as she has to fiercely fight Superman in an attempt to bring him back. She attempts to stab him in the chest with a piece of kryptonite, but his powers combined with those granted by Brainiac make him strong enough to withstand the effects. It weakened him, but he still managed to hit her with his laser eyes before flying away to recover.

Unfortunately, Diana dies from her injuries, but that’s the only death we see that has some nuance, although they still manage to make jokes, as King Shark coughs as her ashes fly into his face that. You can’t let a character die with full dignity and grace, right Rocksteady?

Bruce Wayne (Batman)

This just hurts. Image via Rocksteady.

This is the death that angered fans the most, as we all knew this version of Batman very well from the beginning. Arkham Game. Fans of Arkham game spent years of its life playing through this version of the Batman story before it ended in 2015 with Arkham Knight when the character fakes his death. Rocksteady brought him back Suicide squad only for him to be brainwashed and taken down by the group.

As he weakened, it was Harley Quinn who took the final shot by shooting him directly in the head. Watching the Batman we’ve spent so much time with—and in some of the best superhero games of all time—be shot in the head by a character is really no reason to despise him getting to the point of wanting to do that is one of the worst ways Rocksteady could have sent the character away. Unfortunately, that’s what they went with.

Let’s move on, it’s annoying to keep talking about this.

Clark Kent / Kal-El (Superman)

Superman is defeated by a guy with a gun, a crazy clown, a walking shark, and an Australian with a boomerang. Meaningful. Images via Rocksteady and GameClips on YouTube.

Yes, that’s right. The Suicide Squad took down Superman. It feels like one big, intense boss fight but in the end, it’s just like all the others; you spin around the map and shoot him until his health bar is depleted.

Superman is teased as a terrifying presence, which is understandable given his powers. In the end, we see him take down Wonder Woman, but clearly, three normal people and a walking shark could kill him without much trouble. Before dying, Batman develops golden Kryptonite for Superman, explaining how the team can take him down.

wisdom

Brainiac is also bested by Suicide Squad… somehow. Images via Rocksteady and GameClips on YouTube.

Finally, there is the main villain, Brainiac. Brainiac is the one responsible for controlling the Justice League and asking them to carry out his orders. Like Superman, this fight is underwhelming, to say the least, especially since Brainiac makes the strange decision to transform into members of the Justice League. This is a character who is supposed to be a super-intelligent alien, so why would he make this decision while just watching the Suicide Squad take them down one by one? You’re making the wrong decisions, Brainiac.

Off-screen deaths

Tim Drake (Robin)

Robin’s fate is revealed and it is a tragedy. Image via Rocksteady and Dan Allen Gaming on YouTube.

There are also several off-screen character deaths mentioned when the team finds a hologram of Batman. The Suicide Squad infiltrates the batcave while trying to find Batman, but instead they encounter a holographic message from Bruce Wayne intended for Tim Drake (a.k.a. Robin) as well as Nightwing and Oracle. The message is so profound, Bruce tells Tim that if he sees the message, it means Batman has been compromised.

Bruce’s hologram explains that he has countermeasures if the Justice League needs to be neutralized (so basically it’s Batman who will save the world because without him, the Avengers will be destroyed). Apparently Tim Drake was here, but unfortunately he crossed paths with the brainwashed Batman before he could see the message. His bloody mask was discovered on the floor by King Shark.

Dick Grayson (Nightwing) and Barbara Gordon (Oracle)

It has been suggested that both Nightwing and Oracle may have been taken down by Batman as well. Image via Rocksteady.

Although it is not stated outright, it is implied that Nightwing and Oracle were also killed, possibly due to Bruce’s brainwashing. Bruce instructed them to do what the Suicide Squad was doing and since we don’t see or hear anything from them, it’s possible they were killed off-screen.

Again, this seems like an unfair way to kill off such important characters in the Batman universe. All three members of the Bat family help Bruce during the events of Arkham Knight, gets a chance to make a proper debut and develop his character. Being snuffed out without even a respectful nod to their service to Gotham City is another lazy and unnecessary way to add shock value to the game.

So there’s everything you need to know about character deaths in Suicide Squad: Destroy the Justice League. If you want to see all the deaths featured in the game, you can check them out below thanks to GameClips on YouTube.