I’ve mentioned before that Slade is my all-time favorite villain. I decided to do a more realistic, or “movie” based version of the character. While both the Arrow TV show and the Arkham Asylum video games have done just that, their designs heavily involved body armor. While it looks cool, I think the character would lose mobility in all that armor. A mercenary so good he doesn’t care who knows he’s blind in one eye probably doesn’t need all that armor.
Also, I wanted to simplify the color scheme and distill the design down to its most elemental parts. The one element that remains in every version of Slade is the half black, half orange mask, so I decided to keep just that and make everything else black.
This figure was made from the Captain America half of the Winter Soldier movie Cap and Black Widow duo figure with arms from an Avengers 2 Test Subject. A few Fighter Pods were kind enough to donate the weaponry.