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The Suicide Squad, officially known as Task Force X, was a Black Ops government team founded and led by Amanda Waller. The team consisted of highly skilled humans and metahumans, most of which were known criminals imprisoned at Belle Reve Penitentiary. The Squad were often sent on dangerous missions where deniability was plausible and they were likely to die. To ensure their cooperation, most members were fitted with nano-explosives in the base of their skulls.

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Origin

After the death of Superman, A.R.G.U.S. director Amanda Waller proposed Task Force X to undertake missions too risky for the government to become involved in. Planning to utilize criminals to avoid accountability, she planned to use criminals in the organization's custody to be members of the team. The participants would be, in exchange for their help, be offered decreased sentences and improvements to their confinements. However, to ensure they did not attempt to escape or attack their fellow teammates, the Task Force members would be injected with nano-explosives in the base of their skulls, which could be remotely detonated by both her or their field leaders.

Selecting Rick Flag to serve as the field leader, Waller planned to appoint inmate at Belle Reve Penitentiary. Among her choices were arrested assassin Deadshot, clown-based criminal Harley Quinn, boomerang-themed thief Captain Boomerang, pyrokinetic hood El Diablo, reptlian mob-enforcer Killer Croc, and rope-based thief-turned-assassin Slipknot. Flag's partner, possessed archeologist June Moon, was also planned to serve as a member of the Task Force, with them using the Enchantress's mummified heart to keep her in line. To demonstrate the team's potential, Waller sent the Enchantress to Iran and steal highly-sought after documents from its government. This impressed her superiors enough to authorize their use.

The First Mission

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The Corto Moltese Mission

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