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Who is the villain of Suicide Squad? Well, as of right now, no one knows. And we probably won’t know until we all see the movie. So let’s get into some speculation. Here are some theories on who I think is and isn’t the villain of Suicide Squad.


The Joker

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Although in the movie, the Joker isn’t a part of the Suicide Squad according to Geoff Johns. We’ve seen him many times in the trailers, and he’s probably not on the Squad’s side. Could he be the villain? Probably not. And here’s why… Although most likely an obstacle and key character to Harley Quinn’s backstory, the chances of him being the villain are slim. He does seem to be up to no good in the trailers, but is more than likely to be just a bump in the road for the Squad, and (obviously) a love interest for Harley.

Probabilty: 5%
Tattooed Man

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Tattooed Man is a Green Lantern villain, named Mark Richards. He was in the military when his helicopter crashed and he was presumed dead. But he then appeared in Gotham City as a hit man with seemingly living tattoos. Mark can use a process called sin-grafting, which allows him to use the tattoos he places on his body in any way imaginable. Like Green Lantern but with tattoos and not a ring.
So, why tattooed man? Well, we know Common plays a character in the movie, and his character just so happens to look A LOT like Tattooed Man.

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Honestly, he’s playing Tattooed Man. I know he said his character’s name is “Monster T”, but he’s playing Tattooed Man. The name is most likely just a cover up. It’s just whether or not he’s the villain. Now we see in the second trailer green tentacles wrapping around a person, that’s destroying a subway.

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The tentacled thing, does look a lot like Tattooed Man. The person who’s controlling it also has an ear ring, as does Common’s character:

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He seems to have many tattoos and the green things would most likely be his tattoos coming to life, but Common said he was only on set for a few days. Or maybe he is the villain, but just doesn’t have much screen time?
But I’ve also found an image captured from the trailer that’s a close up of the subway monster:

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Doesn’t really look much like tattooed man from the side, but it does from the back. I’m pretty 50/50 on this theory. I think there’s a chance he’s the villain, but it’s not a significant one.

Probability: 10%
Enchantress

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One day, June Moon stumbled upon a chamber where a magical being named Dzamor gave her the powers of The Enchantress. When June Moon says the words “the Enchantress”, she changes into the black haired and costumed Enchantress.
Enchantress can use many magical abilities.

Now, there was a rumor a while back stating that Enchantress was on a mission to resurrect her brother, and that this causes conflict with Amanda Waller. Waller then sends the Squad after Enchantress to stop her.

But I doubt this is true considering we saw Enchantress in the government office during the trailers:

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So whatever she is doing, she’s with the government, and probably not on her own mission.

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Judging by the pentagram, there’s dark magic involved with whatever Enchantress is doing. That could explain the “eyes of the adversary” as they’re called, because they look like the result of some kind of dark force.

But, that still would not explain this:

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The subway monster is obviously not Enchantress, so could it be one of her minions of some sort? I doubt it. I think that the subway monster is someone else entirely..
Most say Enchantress is the villain, or Tattooed Man, but here is who I personally think will be the main villain of Suicide Squad, and it’s probably not who you would expect…

Probabilty: 20%
Anton Arcane

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Unless you’re a Swamp Thing die-hard, you’re probably thinking, who’s Anton Arcane? Anton Arcane is a Swamp Thing villain. He was a scientist who was devoted to discovering the secret to immortality. He studied Swamp Thing and found out that Swamp Thing was the true key to immortality. Arcane began to embark on a mission, using science and black magic, to learn the powers of Swamp Thing. He tortured Swamp Thing with an artifact known as the Claw of Aelkhünd:

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He then furthered his work alongside Hitler during the First World War, by creating an army of what he calls “Un-Men”, by using black magic and sorcery.

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By this time, Arcane had basically gained immortality.
Now on to the theory.

First off, I think the creatures in the image above are Un-Men created by Arcane, through him using black magic. And I think Arcane could be on a mission to gain powers. But not through Swamp Thing, but through Enchantress. Enchantress isn’t the villain, she’s the target. That’s why she isn’t apart of the Squad because she is the target of Arcane, and they are sent to Midway City to protect her, but have to go through Arcane’s Un-Men, and avoid the Joker.

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The person in the image above I think, is Anton Arcane using the Claw of Aelkhünd. The artifact is yellow, I know. But during the trailer you do see a lot of yellow in the tentacles:

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There’s also an image of Enchantress at this same subway station:

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Maybe, Arcane finds Enchantress or June Moon at the subway station, then uses the Claw of Aelkhünd to try and take her powers, but fails and Enchantress escapes.

We also see the Squad at this same subway station, but it looks to be after all the action has happened:

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This only furthers my theory that they are sent to protect Enchantress, and keep Arcane from gaining her powers.

If this actually turns out to be true, this could link the Justice League Dark movie, Constantine and others to the DCEU.
So could it be that Arcane is after the powers the Enchantress posses, so the Suicide Squad is sent to protect her and to keep Arcane from gaining the powers of The Enchantress? Could “the eyes of the adversary” be Un-Men, created by the result of Arcane’s use of black magic? Or could the villain actually be Enchantress or another character all along? We’ll see on August 5th when Suicide Squad hits theaters.

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