Someone has to do the dirty work. In the DC Universe, that someone is Amanda Waller. She’s intimidating, formidable and downright ruthless. She uses those traits to her advantage, and anyone who goes up against her quickly learns how she earned her nickname, “The Wall.”
Waller pulled herself up from rough beginnings to serve her country as a covert agent before becoming Director of the Advanced Research Group for Uniting Superhumans (A.R.G.U.S.). In this role, she created a highly classified team of super-villains known as Task Force X. The members of this specialised covert team are forced to go on whatever assignments Waller deems will serve the greater good. Refuse and members learn that the risky missions aren’t the only reason the team’s commonly referred to as the Suicide Squad.
Viola Davis as Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad
As the Squad’s leader, Waller often acts coldly and doesn’t hesitate to put the team in near-impossible situations. She doesn’t follow any standardised moral guidebook but instead operates by her own rules. The missions she assigns to the team serve a higher purpose…in theory. Being compassionate isn’t an asset in Waller’s line of work, but acting without emotion means she’s not always so different from the villains in the Squad. In leading them, Waller has to be careful not to become one of them. If it’s not already too late.
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