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Respawn is the hybrid clone offspring of Deathstroke and Talia al Ghul. After escaping torture and captivity at the hands of Ra's al Ghul, he created a codename and costume for himself based on that of Deathstroke and competed in the Lazarus tournament against his half-brother, Damian Wayne.


In an attempt to create a successful clone of Damian Wayne (as previous attempts always turned out flawed), Ra's al Ghul merged Talia al Ghul's DNA with a sample of the super-soldier formula extracted from Slade Wilson's veins. The result would be used as a guinea pig and even supply Damian with replacements tissue whenever he needed a healthy organ. As his hatred for Damian grew, the young man eventually escaped captivity after Ra's disappeared. Learning about Deathstroke, he adopted the alias Respawn and used a similar costume to his genetic father while he trained in hopes of meeting him.[1]

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After an impostor dressed as Deathstroke killed Ra's al Ghul in the middle of a public statement, Talia al Ghul and her League of Shadows started to hunt down Deathstroke and his family. Respawn and his father were surprisedly attacked by Talia's followers on their headquarters, being forced to escape.[2][3] Respawn and Deathstroke went into hiding on one of his father's old hideouts on San Francisco. There, the two bonded for a bit while they also tried to figure out how to regroup the secret society. After receiving a call from Raptor, they were attacked by Robin and Ravager.[4]

During the fight, Deathstroke blew up the hideout so that Respawn and him could escape. When Robin and his sister continued to accuse his father of killing Ra's al Ghul, Respawn told him that Deathstroke was innocent.

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After revealing his origin to Damian, he attacked him in hopes of killing him, but was stopped by Batman. Deathstroke then used a few civilians as a distraction so that him, Respawn and Ravager could escape the two heroes.[5] The family was later attacked by multiple ninjas of the League of Shadows, who also started wielding firearms. When the ninjas cornered Deathstroke, Respawn jumped in front of him and was shot while protecting his father.[6] Although he was believed by everyone to have died, Respawn actually managed to survive the attack and was later seen stalking Robin on Lazarus Island.[7]


  • Genetically Engineered Physiology
    • Enhanced Durability: His skin, muscle, and bone tissues are augmented to levels that are much denser and harder than normal humans therefore being more resistant to certain types of injury, making him very durable.
      • Regeneration: Respawn believed his healing ability to be inferior to Slade's; however, he has demonstrated the ability to regenerate damaged, missing or destroyed bodily tissues, cells, limbs and organs more efficiently than even his genetic donor.[8]
      • Enhanced Immunity: Respawn's body neutralizes all detrimental contaminants making him immune to all poisons, toxins, venom's, viruses, bacteria, diseases, disorders, parasites, allergen, and nerve-toxins of any kind.
      • Foreign Chemical Immunity: Respawn's body natural healing also affords him resistance from becoming intoxicated by alcohol, drugs, or impurities in the air.
      • Decelerated Aging: Respawn does not age beyond his prime, allowing him to retain his physical prowess, health, vitality, and youthful appearance indefinitely like Deathstroke (possibly).
    • Enhanced Stamina: His musculature generates considerably less fatigue toxins than the muscles of a normal human being, granting him exceptional endurance and lung capacity. He can exert himself at peak capacity for several days before tiring.
    • Enhanced Strength: His physical strength is enhanced to levels that are much greater than normal humans.
    • Enhanced Agility: His agility, equilibrium, balance, flexibility, dexterity, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond than the finest human athlete. He can achieve a state of perfect equilibrium in any position and adjust his position by instinct, allowing him to balance himself on any object, no matter how small or narrow.
    • Enhanced Reflexes: His reflexes are far superior to a normal human. The speed at which he reacts allows him to dodge fast-moving projectiles such as arrows and bullets. He can usually out-react even the fastest humans, no matter how well-trained.
    • Enhanced Speed: He's able to run at speeds greater than the finest human athlete and attack faster than the eyes of a normal human can follow.
    • Enhanced Brain Activity: His mental performance has been greatly enhanced, allowing it to operate in the most efficient and rapid manner possible even when under stress and fatigue. His mind processes information quickly, giving him an accelerated learning aptitude, a knack for quickly analyzing multiple information streams, and rapidly responding to changing tactical situations when necessary.
      • Eidetic Memory: He possesses an eidetic/photographic memory and perfect recall.




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