Reviews for Born to Kill: Deathstroke
Glacier chapter 3 . 8/19/2012
This actually is quite good, and for not reading any backstory comics, is quite faithful. Continue, please.
Cylor chapter 3 . 1/24/2011
I finally got around to reading this. Not bad, not bad at all. I liked your adaptation of Slade's military background to more modern times; I've had some similar thoughts as to what the animated version's history might have been.

One minor criticism, there's really no break between the actual story prose and your personal notes at the end of each chapter, which causes a bit of confusion.

All in all, nice work.
IshiHatake23 chapter 1 . 7/4/2010
Very good! Most details are correct and the alterations fit very well. Slade was in the British Army too... I think. It's been a while scince I've done my homework on him...
xxXEMOGIRLXxx chapter 1 . 5/28/2010
I LOVE HOW SOMEONE TAKES INFORMATION FROM COMICS, MIX'S IT A BIT, AND THEN THIS! REALLY THE BEST STORY I EVER READ ON HERE ( AND TRUST ME I'M ON HERE A LOT) LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT AND I NEVER SAY THIS TO ANYONE(NO REALLY I'M EMO ,I'M ALWAYS MAKING RUDE SAYINGS ABOUT EVERYONE) SO DUDE FROM A SCALE FROM 1-5 AND 5 BEING THE BEST I RATE IT ... 13 -EMOGIRL
TheForceIsStrongWithThisOne chapter 2 . 10/18/2009
I like what I have seen so far, but my only complaint is the infrequency of the updates. So I won't be adding it to my 'update' list, unfortunatelky.
anon chapter 3 . 10/18/2009
How about one of the Anti-Batmen The Wrath, and Prometheus they swore blood oaths to destroy the forces of justice when they saw their criminal parents gunned down by police in front of them

Sin Tzu from the video game and webcomic is like Bats as well, along with martial arts and science he also studied the dark arts though he doesn’t seem to be as powerful as Zatanna and Dr. Fate and it seems more eastern alchemy and fictional version of voodoo (he can call on the spirits to give him enhanced abilities as well as mystical martial art that allows him to control minds he doesn’t take away their personalities and turn them into drones just loyal to him and he can teach them martial arts and stuff though it only works on men of iron will for a short time if at all) though his main power is being a military genius (what I’d like to see is him take Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong as his apprentice as Ulysses is also a military genius and Tim Drake’s Joker

I also got thinking of General Immortus when he said Sun Tzu was one of his greatest students also a military genius I also love ancient unkillable villains like and Vandal Savage

Others who can go toe to toe mentally and physically with Bats include the leader of Kobra, the League of Assassins like David Cain and Lady Shiva who are Ra’s al Ghul’s minions, Constantine Drakon who while one hundred percent human is the strongest, fastest, and most agile human on earth to the point he is described as a meta human on his rap sheet

Bane and Slade even without their enhanced abilities, Slade with his powers both physical and mental and his hordes of robot minions and at least some rudimentary knowledge of ceremonial magic his greatest power is being a master of psychology

Others who Batman may have outclassed on paper can and have gone toe to toe with him mentally and physically-Hush, Black Mask, Catman, King Snake, KGBeast, Zsasz. Deadshot, and Professor Strange though he is old and well some people are just genetically superior to others

A lot of villains seem unaware that if they used their mind and/or other talents for legitimate business causes or the government could be far more profitable than any crime spree

Of course vigilantes can be sanctimonious hypocrites judging others and letting themselves go unscrutinized condemning others when they do the same thing for less reasons I think it is disgusting they don't share their scientific breakthroughs with the scientific specifically medical community or their skills with law enforcement agencies far more good than beating up thugs and psychos fight crime at its source ignorance and poverty. I realize due to rarity and complexity mass production may not always be possible or at least cost effective and due to difficulty not all could take brutal training but a little bit could go a very, very long way. The ability to think of future generation when calculating pragmatic utilitarianism is what separates us from the animals. The world is not the way it is because of thugs and psychopaths but because most people are too stupid to know what is best for them the extreme left and extreme right get caught up in their ideals and refuse to acknowledge brutal facts of reality no real world understanding of the extreme complexities of politics, economics, technological logistics, and how they’re all interconnected in the long run. People want everything right here right now the whole world just handed to them on a silver platter think just by complaining something will happen without a tangible plan. Such a plan will require a lot of long, hard, boring work all day every day for generations.

I'm glad the government has Suicide Squad, Cadmus, Checkmate, the Elite, Amanda Waller, and the new female Spy Smasher, I'd include the Secret Six but I think from now on even if they're not going to be full fledged villains they stood up to the worse villains and are pure mercenaries I think
Sucre Bebe chapter 3 . 10/18/2009
Awesome! That's how I imagined Slade when he was in boot camp, funnily enough his wife was his instructor (before she was his wife), which I think is hilarious. I hate Bill Walsh... so glad he dies. But I think it's cool you're putting him in this story, and thanks for updating!

Hannah
Ketch117 chapter 2 . 3/18/2009
First, I want to compliment you on such an original, rarely done idea. This story has lots of potential. Keep on writing.

Second, this story could do with some other links to badass regulars. Like Bane, or Lady Shiva, or Deadshot. Update more.
Sucre Bebe chapter 2 . 2/14/2009
Really great! I liked it. Just how I pictured Slade. Awesome job, update soon... please?
KaminariRyuu chapter 2 . 2/2/2009
Woo! hat was pretty interesting. Slade has some serious respect. Better job on gramme and spelling. I didn't detect any errors this time. Great job.
anon chapter 2 . 2/2/2009
Sure Deathstroke could kill Luthor easily but remember Lex is a self-made man he's from the Suicide Slums he's pretty tough himself

Luthor always says if he was running everything (and Superman is the only one really stopping that from happening) like I said he could end famine and cure cancer and he could he is that smart he could really lead humanity into futuristic non polluting technology lead the human race and the rest of the universe into unimaginable glory

I like villains who have a point and frighteningly may be right about their benevolent dictatorship beating up thugs, psychos and whatever nutcase wants to take over the world this week isn't good enough we need schools to fight ignorance and stupidity and poverty, crime at the cause not effects when the common man doesn't know what is best for him, his wife, their children and their children's children with what I said before about liberals and along with organized religion slowing, stopping, and reversing the progress of all mankind to make it easier to control the masses and take the money of the feeble minded this can be quite prevelent then the benevolent intellectual must take control and force the common man to build a better world for his children's children and they will have to do the same of course make education great so democratic republicanism can work

I loved how you called the Titans playground terrorists and brats

No one really doubts Luthor has a mind capable of destroying Superman

Promethium developed by Mento I think Cyborg's metal uses it and I Deathsroke uses it in his staff, sword, and probably other things

I know Slade's wife was his mentor but I think he also had another mentor Natas I'm not sure if he is allied with the League of Assassins though some of the world's other greatest hired guns are at his beck and call I think

Deathstroke escaped prison with Constantine Drakon who while human is the strongest, fastest, and most agile human being on earth to the point he is described as metahuman on his rap sheet or something

Are we going to see Jericho and maybe Rose as well that would be cool

Please update soon
The Reviewer Reader chapter 1 . 12/27/2008
I LOVE THIS! Slade is my fav villian EVER! I never got to read the comics but, I found out that slade was once in the army or w/e and had a friend named wintergreen. It's nice to read something like this! Your going to bring robin in at somepoint, right? I LOVE Robin! I hope Sampson gets whats coming to him!
anon chapter 1 . 12/27/2008
I think you have a point about a bad code I think Batman told Deathstroke that whatever little respect he had for him was gone as he(Deathstroke) lost his own code of honor. My favorite villains are Luthor-(I think he sees himself as savior of humanity he could end famine and cure cancer if he was calling all the shots lead the world to become truly futuristic non polluting technology and advanced medicine and so forth if the heroes took control and became tyrants they couldn't do that they don't have the logistical or whatever knowledge), Ra's al Ghul and his League of Assassins each just as tough and smart as Bats, Vandal Savage, Gorrila Grodd, Doctor Sivanna, Hank Henshaw, Amazo, Mordru, Neron, and the Religion of Crime-Crime Bible. I like villians who are both smart and tough I respect Flash's and Bat's foes for their intelligence and I like Batman like villians the Wrath and Prometheus though the latter also has a lot of high tech even alien technology Bane is just as smart as Batman and even without venom his natural huge size and extensive conditioning makes him stonger and faster then Batman. I like Black Mask, Hush, Riddler though him reformed rocks, Deadshot and Catman I love Suicide Squad, Checkmate, Cadmus, have you heard of the Elite as well. Deathstroke rocks what about his son Grant who was the first Ravager who Brother Blood ressurected to guard Kid Eternity as revenge for sending to the eigth level of Hell. He is also Jericho's dad. Hopefully this isn't liberal wuss know nothing about politics, economics, technology, and how its all connected in the long run and want everything right here right now but don't want to work for it America bashing. These things take a lot of time and hard work that is the only way things get done and problems solved or at least the only way to deal with them. Thanks for mentioning that Slade's origins were changed from the comics in your story you should probably put that before the story. Please update soon this sounds awesome.