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Quote1.png I am the thing that keeps you up at night. The evil that haunts every dark corner of your mind. I will never rest and neither will you. Quote2.png
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Slade is an evil, tyranical criminal mastermind who preys on the citizens of Jump City.

Slade has clashed with the city's protectors, the Teen Titans, many times leading to the consideration that he is their main adversary. His main goal is to conquer the city and quite possibly the world. He has had two secret bases, which were both destroyed. He also seems to have a massive army of robotic commandos and incredible strength, enough to leave a dent in solid steel, and to crush a stone into a diamond in his hand.

He tried to recruit others to his side. He initially hired Jinx, Gizmo, and Mammoth from the H.I.V.E. Academy, but the Titans succeed in beating the three graduates. Slade then tried to trick Thunder and Lightning, two teenage storm elementals, into destroying Jump City, but that too failed when Beast Boy helped the brothers to see the error of their ways. Slade forced Robin to join him, with the threat that if he did not, Slade would use nanobots he planted in the Titans to destroy them from the inside out, therefore killing them. Robin eventually defeated Slade with his friends' help.

Slade later recruited the super heroine Terra. Terra betrayed the Titans to Slade, who took over the city with her help. The Titans returned however, and with Beast Boy's help, Terra overcame the link her new suit had to Slade, and she sent him to his doom in a lava pit while she turned to stone.

He later returned as the servant of Raven's demonic father Trigon. Slade had fire powers and a red mark on his forehead, called the Mark of Scath. He delivered Trigon's message to Raven, that she would cause the end of the world on her birthday. Trigon had promised to give him back his flesh in exchange for his services. However, Trigon went back on the deal, and Slade decided to join forces with the Teen Titans. While Cyborg, Starfire, and Beast Boy tried to distract Trigon, Robin and Slade went to find Raven (who had been transformed into a child version of herself) in the underworld. Upon returning to the surface with Raven, the Titans assaulted Trigon in a somewhat vain effort to defeat him. Nevertheless, they managed to hurt him, as did Slade, who recovered his flesh and stole the demonic weapon of one of Trigon's minions. Raven finally defeated her father and restored the world to normal, but Slade escaped the Titans shortly thereafter, with a solemn promise from Robin that nothing has changed, and he will make that clear if he sees him again.

Powers

  • Divine Empowerment (Formerly): After his death, Slade made a demonic deal with Trigon to be reborn with superpowers in exchange for becoming the demon's messenger.
    • Pyrokinesis: When Slade made his deal with Trigon, the demon granted Slade the power to shoot streams of fire from his hands. However, when Trigon went back on his deal and did not give Slade his flesh back, Slade broke into Trigon's underworld and got his flesh back himself.
    • Superhuman Strength
    • Regeneration

Abilities

  • Peak Human Condition: Slade is exceptionally strong and agile. He's demonstrating feats of physical strength to the point he can shatter rocks with punches and dent solid metal.
  • Martial Arts: Slade is likely one of the most experienced martial combatants in the world. Even Robin has never been able to decisively defeat him in unarmed combat.
  • Weaponry
  • Tactical Analysis: Slade is a criminal genius and is always thinking two steps ahead.
  • Intimidation


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