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The Most Important Facts About Every 'Suicide Squad' Character

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You might know that the Joker is in the Suicide Squad movie, but what about the rest of the bunch or even the general background of the squad? Never fret, because these are the basics you need to know about the DC Comics characters in the Suicide Squad film, which represents a big step in the shared DC cinematic universe also occupied by Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman, and Justice League.

Sick of Superman smiling and flying in blue skies? Then Suicide Squad is for you. Started by Amanda Waller, a government black ops leader, the Suicide Squad (aka Task Force X) is a collection of convicts who are sent on dangerous missions for the good ol' US of A. Director David Ayer's team features familiar faces like Deadshot (Will Smith) and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) but also recent additions like Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Katana (Karen Fukuhara).

So lock and load! This list runs through all the players featured in the 2016 Suicide Squad movie. Consider this the essential who's who list for the Suicide Squad cast of characters. 

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    Harley Quinn

    Actor: Margot Robbie

    Harley Quinn is probably the most recognizable character in this lineup since her meteoric rise in fandom, originating in Batman: The Animated Series. Harleen Quinzel originally acted as the Joker's "My Girl Friday" and was his assistant/girlfriend. As her character evolved, her clothes got skimpier, and she is now a trained member of the Suicide Squad.
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    Deadshot

    Actor: Will Smith

    In the comics, Deadshot is the Suicide Squad. He is the best marksman in the DC Universe, having never missed (except that time against Batman) and having access to an advanced arsenal. Floyd Lawton is usually the leader, and represents the interesting dynamic of the Suicide Squad: a bad guy with something to lose. In Lawton's case, he wants a better life for his daughter. 

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    El Diablo

    Actor: Jay Hernandez

    Although there have been a few El Diablos in the DC Universe, Hernandez plays the Chanto Santana version of the character. Diablo is a convict with the power of pyrokinesis - the power to control and start fires using his mind. Although a gang member and criminal, Diablo isn't a remorseless killer, which might not play well with the rest of the Suicide Squad.

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    Joker

    Actor: Jared Leto

    At this point, who doesn't know the Joker? Since the character has been around for 75 years now, he's has gone through a few different incarnations: mobster, zany crook, and anarchist.

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