‘THE SUICIDE SQUAD’: Who is The Thinker?
With the roster for James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad stacked with wildly disparate and relatively unknown DC Comics villains, we thought it would be great to get to know each of them in 400 words or less. Don’t get too attached after reading though, because there’s a good bet most of them won’t be around for the sequel! It’s time to meet and greet the members of Task Force X!
Clifford Devoe, one of the original members of the injustice society, first appeared in All-Flash #12 1943. Devoe was a failed lawyer in Gotham city that quickly realized that if these criminals he worked with on the daily had just as much brain as they did brawn, that they could be much more successful. Devoe began helping those low life thugs but was eventually thwarted by the golden age flash, Jay Garrick.
Devoe joined Task Force X on the same mission that Weasel did, in the crossover between the Suicide Squad and the Doom Patrol, in which both teams are attempting to get to Hawk before one another. Devoe is supposedly killed after having his throat slit by the Weasel, but is later revealed to still be alive but suffering from brain cancer as a side effect of his helmet.
After months of speculation of what role Peter Capaldi would be playing that would require him to shave his head, it was confirmed that the twelfth Doctor himself would be none other than Clifford Devoe, a.k.a the Thinker. Capaldi will sport the characters iconic New 52 look, swapping the old thinking cap for bolts that protrude from his head and seemingly begin to spark while hes thinking. The New 52 version of the character drains energy from his body when he uses his incredible brain power, speeding up the aging process so it’ll be interesting to see if they take that route with his abilites.
Murphy’s Multiverse Dead Pool Predictions
Predicted Chances of Survival: 80%
Predicted Manner of Death: if the comics have anything to say, he could possibly be killed by another member of the squad such as The Weasel. Could see him outsmarting Waller and the team and faking his death, coming back as future antagonist.