Floyd Lawton
Biographical Information
Alias Deadshot
Relatives Zoe Lawton (daughter)
Born April 12, 1978
Affiliation United States Armed Forces
Task Force X
Physical Description
Species Human
Gender Male
Hair Brown
Eyes Brown
Behind the Scenes
Portrayed By Will Smith
First Appearance Suicide Squad

"Don't forget, we're the bad guys"

Floyd Lawton, also known as Deadshot, is an international assassin and the world's deadliest sharpshooter.


Earlier LifeEdit

Floyd Lawton was born on April 12, 1978, in Gotham City, and was a child of an unhappy marriage. He later had a daughter, Zoe Lawton, whom he discovered her existence in 2006, but he would eventually divorce her mother.

He was in the US Special Forces at some point, before leaving and becoming a vigilante in Gotham City, but gradually evolved into a high-cost assassin and mercenary capable of performing any execution for the desired price. With time, he became the most wanted hitman in the world.

After becoming a gun for hire, Lawton came into the sights of Batman whilst on numerous jobs in Gotham City who managed to capture Lawton and finally put him behind bars, spending time in Arkham Asylum before ending up in Belle Reve.

Task Force XEdit

"See... the firing pin is filed down, right? Mag full of dummy rounds. If I pull the trigger, nothing happens."
"You're absolutely right. Why would we give a loaded weapon to an infamous hitman? Go ahead, pull the trigger. Empty it.
—Deadshot and Amanda WallerIn 2016, nine months after Griggs took over as his main guard at Belle Reve, Deadshot is incarcerated in a prison where he is often mistreated by the guards of Belle Reve especially Griggs who feeds him disgusting food and beat him regularly.

While alone in his cell, he thinks about the last words his daughter spoke to him that "She loves him, even though he does bad things." Later, Amanda Waller gathers skilled individuals and metahumans for Project Task Force X. While being coerced into joining the team, Deadshot personally displays his sharpshooter skills in front of Rick Flag, Waller, Griggs, and others in an attempt to negotiate that he be released and his daughter Zoe Lawton should be well provided for including a free ride to an Ivy League University in exchange for his services.

Deployment in Midway City Edit

With the attack in Midway City, Michigan by the mystical duo Enchantress and Incubus, Deadshot, along with the other members of the Suicide Squad (such as Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, El Diablo, and Killer Croc) are implanted with explosive nanotechnology provided by Dr. Van Criss and transferred to an evacuation point outside of the city, where they are joined by Slipknot. As the villains suit up for their mission, Harley ask if Deadshot is hesitant to put on his gear because it will no longer fit due to weight gain, He replies "No," and says that everytime he puts it on "somebody dies" and that he "likes putting it on." They are given instructions by Waller via an electronic tablet that they are under Flag's direct command and extracting a highly valued asset known as HVT1 from the besieged city and will receive 10 years off of their life sentences as a reward.



Deadshot in full suit

Floyd is a tall, bald and bearded African American man, who, during more intense combat situations, is seen wearing a white face mask and a technologically advanced eye-patch on his dominant left eye. He wears a molded bulletproof red-and-black vest and bodysuit, as well as multiple holsters on his person, which contain various firearms all the time.

Personality Edit

Deadshot is portrayed as a consummate professional. As long as he's been paid to kill someone, he will always carry it out, with the exception of women or children. Despite his sarcastic, tough attitude, he cares deeply for his daughter keeping a picture of her with him throughout his time as a convict and as an assassin.


Floyd Lawton is an outstanding assassin and has incredible precision, being lethal from at least 4,000m (=4km). He is highly skilled with long range weaponry, such as snipers. Lawton's proficiency is also slightly enhanced due to the use of his eye scope. In addition, Floyd is a skilled hand-to-hand fighter.


  • Eye-Piece: One of Floyd's signature trademarks is the high-tech eye-piece that he wears over his face mask, on his dominant left eye. This eye-piece augments his already amazing marksman skills, and when combined with his sniper rifle's scope, makes it almost impossible for him to miss his target.
  • Deadshot Suit - When in the field on an assignment with Task Force X, Floyd always dons a bulletproof red-and-black vest and body suit, with many holsters, containing various firearms at all times.
  • Wrist Guns: As Deadshot, Floyd is armed with wrist mounted, gauntlet like firearms, which are the equivalent of sub machine guns in terms of firepower. They have trigger buttons on the hand, fire magnum and high caliber bullets and even ejects bullet shells like normal guns. He uses them in close combat along with his rifles and pistols.
  • Salient Arms International Tier One AR-15: Floyd's primary weapon of choice is the use of an AR-15 assault rifle, modified with a scope and vertical hand grip.
  • Modified Glock 17: Floyd's sidearm is a heavily modified Glock 17, with a compensator and red dot sight.



  • Floyd wears a very durable suit, able to withstand large explosions, gunfire at close range and electric shocks.
  • First live-action movie appearance.
    • Deadshot's absolute first live-action appearance, however, was on Smallville's tenth season portrayed by Bradley Stryker, he was then portrayed in Arrow by Michael Rowe. Interestingly, though, unlike those two versions, this Deadshot wears his eye-patch over his left eye instead of the right one.
  • Because of his introduction into the DCEU, the version in Arrow played by Michael Rowe, had to be killed off.

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