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Ravager II

Alias: Bill Walsh

Related Links: DeathstrokeAdeline Kane
• Jericho (Joe Wilson) • Ravager I (Grant Wilson) •
• Ravager III (Wade DeFarge) • Ravager IV (Rose Wilson) •

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Bill Walsh and Slade Wilson trained together at Camp Washington, where the two men quickly became rivals. Bill was jealous of Slade’s abilities, and thought Slade was rubbing his nose in his failures. Walsh also had romantic designs on Adeline Kane, which were squelched when Slade arrived at the Camp. Eventually, Walsh washed out of the program, blaming Slade for his own shortcomings.

Walsh eventually became the terrorist known as the Jackal. The president of Quarac sent the Jackal to locate Slade, and find out who hired him to kill the Colonel. To gain leverage, the Jackal kidnapped a young Joseph Wilson.

This forced Slade to admit to Adeline that he was secretly the mercenary known as Deathstroke, the Terminator. Adeline and Deathstroke together confronted the Jackal in an alleyway in Tangiers. Slade refused to give the Jackal the information he requested, because it would violate his professional code of ethics. Slade gambled he could react fast enough to save his son; He saved Joseph’s life, but not before one of Jackal’s men had begun to slit his throat. Joseph was now mute. Slade always needed to be the best. But now, his own son suffered for his monumental ego.

Bill Walsh’s final showdown with Deathstroke, from DEATHSTROKE (first series) #4 [1992].

Years later, Walsh took advantage of Grant Wilson’s hate for the Teen Titans to gain revenge on Slade. He was the H.I.V.E. agent that recruited Grant to take part in the experiment that later cost Grant his life.

Walsh later adopted the identity of the Ravager to lure Deathstroke into deadly conflict. Deathstroke tracked him down and the two battled, as Ravager finally revealed his identity to Deathstroke. Walsh intended to detonate a bomb which would kill the both of them, but Slade bested Ravager in battle and plunged a sword into his chest. Upon Walsh’s death, Slade was able to safely defuse the bomb.

 Powers & Abilities

Ravager II had no known super powers, but was an above-average fighter and skilled in the use of various weapons.

A 2005 Ravager commission by Sergio Cariello.


Essential Reading

Tales of the Teen Titans #44 [1984]: Joseph and Adeline Wilson confront Dick at Titans’ Tower, telling him of Terra’s association with the Terminator, who brings the Titans to the H.I.V.E.’s Rocky Mountain headquarters. Dick Grayson learns the origin of The Terminator and about the accident that made his son Joseph a mute; Dick becomes Nightwing and agrees to let Adeline and Joseph accompany him to the H.I.V.E. base after Joseph takes the identity of Jericho and “possesses” him. First appearance of Nightwing and Jericho. Origin/Histories of Deathstroke, Wintergreen, Adeline Kane and Jericho. First appearance of Bill Walsh in flashback.
Deathstroke #1-4 [1991]: A New Ravager lures Deathstroke into conflict with him. Deathstroke tracks him down and the two battle, as Ravager reveals his identity to Deathstroke. Bill Walsh and Slade Wilson trained together at Camp Washington. Eventually, Bill Walsh washed out of the program, blaming Slade for his failures. Walsh eventually became the terrorist known as the Jackal, who maimed Joe Wilson and the H.I.V.E. agent who lured Grant Wilson to become the Ravager. Walsh adopted the Ravager identity and hunted Slade. Slade prevents Walsh from detonating a bomb and kills him. Meanwhile, Addie Kane is furious at Deathstroke over the death of their son, Joe Wilson. First appearance of Ravager II in issue #1. Revealed as Bill Walsh in issue #4.

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