Ranking The Five Best Characters In ‘Suicide Squad’

With A Jam-Packed Cast, Which Member Of The Suicide Squad Stood Out?

It’s a hard task to juggle so many bold characters. David Ayer’s Suicide Squad‘ is the film adaption of the ragtag team of villains thrown together to become Task Force X. These criminals all have very distinct personalities that allow them to shine.

But who shined the brightest?

Below I’ll rank the best characters from the latest movie in the DC Extended Universe.

  1. Deadshot (Will Smith)
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    -Deadshot honestly lands in the top spot because the movie really did force him to be the lead. While I think the film could have been a serviceable ensemble piece, you couldn’t escape Will Smith in ‘Suicide Squad‘. That being said, his performance is quite great. Smith’s take on the hitman Floyd Lawton added some serious heart to the movie and gave some of the best action scenes.
  2. Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie)
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    -You knew from the moment Harley was announced that she was gonna steal the show. Margot Robbie is a rising star in Hollywood with great on-screen presence. She uses that fully to her advantage when she takes on the killer clown named Harley Quinn. At times, she got a little too cartoony and lost the grounded take on the character but it was all in good fun.
  3. Amanda Waller (Viola Davis)
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    -You can’t have Viola Davis in a film and not expect to see her eat up all the screen-time she was given. What she brought to Amanda Waller is that cold and cruel nature we know. But my favorite thing she added to Waller was the believability. Instead of becoming a government parody, she seemed like a true villain. I can’t wait to see how her character grows in later films.
  4. El Diabo (Jay Hernandez)
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    -One of the biggest surprises in ‘Suicide Squad’ is how fleshed out and important Diablo becomes. From his brutal backstory to his epic demonic transformation, Jay Hernandez lit it up. Starting the film not really wanting to lose control with his powers, he remains in the background. That’s until he is finally thrusted front and center; given some great moments and one of the best fights of the film.
  5. The Joker (Jared Leto)
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    -To say that Leto’s take on Joker was polarizing is being a bit too nice. People downright hated it. From the grill to the tattoos, it didn’t feel like their Joker. What David Ayer and Jared Leto was turn The Joker into this street thug with the same sick intentions. The change is drastic but you can still feel that clown prince of crime we’ve known to love. Also, I just adore the sick laugh Leto used in the film.

Who’s your favorite in ‘Suicide Squad‘?

Did Deadshot steal the show for you or was their another character you loved not on this list? Let me know in the comments below!

EJ Moreno
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