Slade is a calm and composed individual, remaining an enigma to enemies and allies alike. As a result, not much is known of his true personality, although the comparison has been made on multiple occasions that he and Robin share similar traits, such as an intense dislike to lose. Although many don’t know Slade’s intentions to fight, it is made clear a couple times: Slade quoted “Always the quiet ones” and “Betrayal. Destruction. Revenge.” These may reference his son Joseph because he can’t talk, and the incident leading up to him unable to talk (and Slade losing his right eye) was because of Slade supposedly betraying his family, which led to the destruction of his home. The epitome of an evil mastermind, Slade is clever and calculating, never coming into view unless he has complete advantage, and flees the moment it’s compromised. A master manipulator, he prefers to bait others into traps rather than directly confront them and uses his robotic minions to their fullest extent. Using his intelligence and charisma, he exploits weaknesses and fears. Slade admitted to feeling no remorse for any of his crimes, saying “It’s what I do best” when Robin told him that everything that he’d ever done only made people suffer.
Deathstroke, by Wesley Burt.