Manticore is a name used by several villains and heroes in the DC Universe. The original was a Greek man who became a member of the terrorist group Jihad. His body was surgically altered, and he wore an exo-skeleton that could shoot claws out of his hands and grenades out of his tail. He was killed on his first mission against the Suicide Squad by Deadshot. Manticore II was also a member of Jihad, and he was killed by Suicide Squad member Duchess. Manticore III was also a member of Jihad, romantically involved with Dervish, who was killed by Wylde fighting the Outsiders. Manticore IV was a hero and member of the Global Guardians. Manticore was created by John Ostrander and Luke McDonnell, first appearing in Suicide Squad #1. (1987)

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