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Villain Spotlight: Deathstroke

  Nightwing  vol. 2 #82 Across Dick Grayson's history, few villains have had true staying power with him. He hasn't had his Joker or Lex Luthor yet, though a few have come close. The most notable among these is Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke the Terminator, a mercenary for hire who has clashed with the Teen Titans, Titans, and Nightwing many times over the years. In this spotlight, I will explain the history between these two characters, and show how they went from strangers, to enemies with a begrudging respect, to the closest thing the other has to a true nemesis. Nightwing and Deathstroke have each played parts in some of the greatest losses in the other's life, and it has led to one of the biggest grudges in comics. Dick Grayson and Deathstroke first met in 1980's The New Teen Titans  #2, when Dick was still Robin. The Villainous organization HIVE wanted to hire Slade to eliminate the Teen Titans, but he disagreed with the terms, and refused. To manipulate him int

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