Suicide Squad has become one of the most memorable teams in comic book history, thanks to two theatrical films directed by the US government in exchange for commuted sentences.
As such, the narrative is ripe with possibilities for well-known (and not-so-beloved) DC characters to be recruited. Some are well-known criminals with unique abilities, while others are just individuals with gimmicks that provide useful cannon fodder. Task Force X is the team to use if there is any way to experiment with some of the more obscure and bizarre DC characters.
This brilliant physicist turned super villain is well-known for being one of the first significant adversaries of the Justice League and the Teen Titans. He can disguise himself by using the surrounding light to make himself invisible, fly, and imprison his foe in the shadows.
He has previously used his abilities to strip abilities away from superheroes like Wonder Girl and Superboy. However, his limitations remain unexplored, making him somewhat campy but nonetheless quite dangerous. This would make him a valuable asset to Task Force X, although he is unlikely to last the entire mission.
If somebody claimed Mr. Freeze was the most powerful ice-themed villain, she would have lied. She has become a well-known adversary of Green Arrow, the Flash, and Firestorm. She has a somewhat frosty connection with the latter, and anything he can do with fire, Killer Frost does with ice.
She draws her strength from the heat around her and turns it into ice. Weapons such as flamethrowers, lasers, and Supermans laser vision cant melt her; it only makes her stronger, leaving her true potential hidden.
After an alien ship crashed on Earth with a pilot, he became a popular Flash villain with a lot of pent-up tantrums.
After giving this group of gorillas the same powers, the alien became the ruler of a tribe and community known as Gorilla City, intending to conquer the world once he became the ruler. With his scientific intelligence, ability to control minds to obey anything he commands, and intelligence acquired from eating people's brains, he is a dangerous, cruel, and powerful creature.
The zombie of a murdered merchant named Cyrus Gold, who wears the clothes of two criminals he stabbed upon his re-animation, is the only thing he can remember about him as he was born on a Monday. He accepted the term as his new moniker due to the association between the old nursery rhyme and the new.
He is a strong and unabashed creature that, even when deaf, never dies for long. This character has the potential for horror and comedy, and his near-invulnerability makes him a vital asset.
Both film Suicide Squads have top-tier assassins in their ranks, such as Deadshot, Bloodsport, and Peacemaker. Perhaps there is no better person to fill their void than the KGBeast. This Batman villain was trained by a secret portion of the KGB called The Hammer to be a top-level assassin, martial artist, and master of cybernetic advancement.
He had already killed over 200 people by his first appearance, proving him to be both formidable and brutal. After the Cold War ended, he threatened to blow up Gotham and became a Black Lantern, making him one of The Dark Knights' underrated but surprising accomplished villains.
This character has had many identities throughout his career, including being a member of the Injustice League and ultimately the leader of his team of super villains. In another identity, he was the leader of a group that fought the Teen Titans and brainwashed young meta-humans into his army.
In another, he's a crime boss in Seattle who uses a clock shop as a front for his illegal activities. Whatever his identity, costume, or general persona, the Clock King is a deadly brilliant figure and a decent fighter, capable of outperforming Robin and Booster Gold.
One of DC's strangest yet most creative foes is perhaps the bizarre behemoth simply named Rainbow Creature. This creature made of rainbows was discovered in a South American Volcano. Despite its strange appearance, the creature has proved exceptionally effective against The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel.
It uses its colors for different abilities, i.e., red to slay fire, yellow to vaporize, and green to flatten others out/two-dimensional. When it runs out of this power (one can tell when it turns while), it must drain the color from whatever surrounds it.
Being selected to the next team after making a heroic outburst in The Suicide Squad, where he mocked Polka-Dot Man, would prove to be a powerful use of karma. Starting out as a campy, silver age Batman villain, he developed into one of his most psychotically disturbed antagonists, more like Hannibal Lecter than Egghead.
He aids Batman and the cops on occasions by offering criminal information while taunting them with cryptic questions. So naturally, this would make him a valuable recruit for Amanda Waller to leverage should the opportunity arise.
Kite Man is often the first character people think of when it comes to joke villains. Initially, a campy Silver Age villain who based his crimes and weapons on kites, he became much more utilized during DC Rebirth. He was once a down-on-his-luck criminal dragged into a conflict between the Joker and Riddler that resulted in the death of his son.
Kite-Man seems to be enjoying his new identity despite his tragic origins, although he doesn't have a new catchphrase (Kite-Man, heck yeah!). Following Polka-Dot Man's adoption, a similar one for Kite-Man might be the way to go.
This guy is the one who will appear in Shazam comics in the 1940s, as well as international threats. He was one of the big red cheeses' early adversaries, joining the Monster Society of Evil shortly after his first appearance.
In the Robot ChickenDC Comics Special, he made a surprise comeback, bringing humor from his general appearance and musical accompaniment for the last battle. If he can make a return here, a surprise (if perhaps brief) return in a Suicide Squad would be interesting.