Every The Suicide Squad Death in Chronological Order

By Sam Hargrave Posted:
Suicide Squad villain deaths

Ever since the conception of The Suicide Squad first came, it's been made clear that fans shouldn't get too attached to this group of villains as many won't make it out of the film alive.

Even with the expectation of a high body count, it still came as a shock to many that more than half of the star-studded cast didn't even make it out of the first ten minutes.

Notably, two characters who seemed to have died in The Suicide Squad actually ended up surviving. Both Sean Gunn's Weasel and John Cena's Peacemaker are revealed to be alive in the movie's post-credit scenes.

With so many major deaths in the movie, we have decided to lay out the full scale of every death that happened in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad movie in the order they happened.


Blackguard Death in The Suicide Squad

Shockingly, Taskforce X turned out to have a traitor in their midst in Pete Davidson's Blackguard. Prior to the mission, the cocky criminal contacted to Corto Maltese army to warn them of the impending attack. But this wasn't enough to save his life as the fictional military shot him in the face as he attempted to declare his allegiance to them.


Mongal Death in The Suicide Squad

Once the action really got started, the orange alien Mongal was the first to go as she arrogantly attempted to take down a helicopter with her bare hands, only to crash in and die a fiery death in the explosion.

Captain Boomerang

Captain Boomerang Death The Suicide Squad

With Jai Courtney's boomerang-slinger being one of the few returning characters from 2016's Suicide Squad, most assumed he would have a pivotal role. But sadly, Captain Boomerang was bloodily killed by the crashing helicopter's blades.


TDK Death The Suicide Squad

Having utilized his detachable arms to attack the soldiers, T.D.K. had one of the most hilariously grim deaths out of the opening scene. Amongst all the gory and tragic death, the villain's arms were repeatedly shot as the rest of his body squirmed on the ground until he eventually gave out. 


Javelin Death The Suicide Squad

Despite dying within the opening fight after numerous bullet wounds from the Corto Maltese military, Flula Borg's Gunter Braun plays a key role in the film. As he clung to the edges of life, Javelin passed his weapon onto Harley Quinn as he saw her as the only one worthy of wielding it.

Unfortunately, Gunter died before he could explain why she had to take it, but it eventually came in handy as Harley used it in the final act to take down Starro.


Savant Death The Suicide Squad

Out of the entire squad of bomb-implanted villains, Rooker's Savant was the only one to be detonated by Waller in the film. After seeing the rest of his squad fall one by one, Savant attempted to flee into the water, only to be blown up by Waller after numerous warnings.


Milton Death The Suicide Squad

Taskforce X took the help of a civilian named Milton to sneak them into the capital of Corto Maltese. Milton tagged along with the team all the way into Jotunheim, at which point he was killed in a gunfight with the military. Hilariously, none of the squad aside from Polka Dot Man were even aware he was still with them.

Rick Flag 

Rick Flag Death The Suicide Squad

After the massacre on the beach, it was some time before another member of the squad was killed off. 

After the squad discovered proof of the United States' involvement in Project Starfish, it was revealed John Cena's gunslinger knew this all along and was only there to recover the drive. Sadly, Rick Flag was killed by Peacemaker after he got in the way of this mission in what may be the movie's most heartbreaking death.

Polka Dot Man 

Polka Dot Man Death The Suicide Squad

David Dastmalchian's colorful villain Abner Krill was the final heroic casualty of the film as he tragically fell during the battle with Starro.

Following what can be assumed to be some intense childhood trauma, Polka Dot Man sees his mother's face on everyone around him, including the giant alien starfish. After some hilarious shots of a giant middle-aged woman stampeding through Corto Maltese, Krill was crushed by Starro himself. 

Silvio Luna

Silvio Luna Death The Suicide Squad

Despite having just agreed to his marriage proposal, Harley Quinn shot the Corto Maltese President Silvio Luna through the chest after he explained he would use the family and children of his enemies to feed Starro. Harley's reaction to this revelation proves without a doubt that she may not be a villain after all, and thus has a moral compass to guide her.

Mateo Suarez

Mato Suarez Death The Suicide Squad

With Luna deceased, the mantle of President fell to the country's even more evil General, Mateo Suarez. Having continued to pursue the squad throughout the film, Suarez fell victim to his own work as he became one of many to be controlled and killed by Starro.


Thinker Death The Suicide Squad

Peter Capaldi's evil genius was the chief scientist in charge of Project Starfish, although Starro clearly wasn't the biggest fan of his work. After a set of explosions freed Starro, the giant alien grabbed hold of the Thinker to pull his limbs off and splatter him to pieces in a gory fashion.


Starro Death The Suicide Squad

The giant alien starfish had arguably the most tragic tale of the entire film. Having initially been floating in space happily watching the stars, he was taken back to Earth for weaponization. After Jotunheim's destruction, he went on a destructive rampage through Corto Maltese, forcing the squad to ignore Waller's orders to take him on.

In a visually spectacular and beautifully scored moment, Harley jumped into Starro's eye with the javelin, creating a hole for a city-sized swarm of rats to crawl into and nibble his organs apart.

The Suicide Squad is available to stream on HBO Max now.

- About The Author: Sam Hargrave
Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.