*WARNING: THE FOLLOWING POST CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE SUICIDE SQUAD. THIS POST IS ONLY INTENDED FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW WHICH CHARACTERS LIVE OR DIE IN THE MOVIE, BUT WHO ARE UNABLE TO VIEW THE PICTURE AT THIS TIME. THOSE WHO DON’T WANT TO KNOW AND/OR ARE AVOIDING SPOILERS SHOULD SKIP THIS POST ENTIRELY.*

After much anticipation, James Gunn’s comic book movie, The Suicide Squad has finally arrived in cinemas. The film – a loose sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad – sees a new(ish) team of convicts recruited to take on a mission, with their lives on the line should they fail in their duties.

As with the original Suicide Squad, this film features a real mix of characters – some well-known, but most of them are pretty obscure. And what do you tend to get with obscure characters? Cannon fodder!

Yep, a larger cast means a greater opportunity to kill off more cast members, and The Suicide Squad certainly isn’t shy of bumping of some of the key players. But who lives and who dies?

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If you wish to know who dies in The Suicide Squad, then keep on reading as all will be revealed below. As for everyone else, this is your last opportunity to turn back and avoid spoilers.

Still with me? OK then, it’s time to run through all of the characters to showcase the death count.

But before I do that, let’s begin with the character that everyone wants to know about: Harley Quinn. Does Harley Quinn get killed in The Suicide Squad?

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If you’re a Harley fan then you will be pleased to know that Harley Quinn survives the events of The Suicide Squad. Although her screen time is a little less in The Suicide Squad than compared to how often she appears in Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey, Harley appears at various points throughout the movie and remains very much alive by the end of the film.

Harley takes part in the big showdown at the end of The Suicide Squad which involves a battle between Task Force X and the alien creature known as Starro. Harley is one of the few characters to leave the movie intact, and she gets to inflict an important blow to the sinister starfish.

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OK, so that’s Harley covered, let’s get to the rest of the characters. Below is a list of all the key players in The Suicide Squad, alongside their life/death status.

  • Harley Quinn – Lives
  • Bloodsport – Lives
  • Peacemaker – Appears to die, but lives thanks to an end credit scene
  • Rick Flagg – Dies
  • King Shark – Lives
  • Captain Boomerang – Dies
  • Polka-Dot Man – Dies
  • Ratcatcher 2 – Lives
  • Savant – Dies
  • Blackguard – Dies
  • T.D.K. – Dies
  • Weasel – Lives
  • Javelin – Dies
  • Mongal – Dies
  • The Thinker – Dies
  • Amanda Waller – Lives
  • Starro – Dies

As you can see from the list above, a significant number of characters are killed off in The Suicide Squad. Writer/director James Gunn takes no prisoners with this movie, and by the end of the picture, only a few members of Task Force X are left alive.

Did you expect anything less?

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