Joseph wilson jericho
Thus the creation of Jericho --son of villainous Deathstroke --came to fruition alongside other new characters like Raven and Cyborg. With the ability to take over motor function control from any person he makes eye contact with, Jericho has been vital in rescuing fellow heroes and escaping his own near-death situations. And he also has an origin story only possible for the son of a killer like Slade Wilson After being held hostage by his father's enemy, Jackal, as a young child, Joseph Wilson Jericho's real name had his throat slit and, though he survived, came out of the attack mute, communicating through American Sign Language from then on out. Soon he discovered that he had the metahuman ability to essentially possess humanoids through eye contact, rendering him able to take over their motor control. Joseph's powers frightened him as a child, and he did not use them until he had to in order to save his mother as a teenager. Raven's dark side able to possess her and see her demonic past. This interaction, however, led the souls of Azarath to possess Jericho, and use him as a vessel to get to Raven and wreak havoc on the world. Shocking the readers, his father complied. This would not be the true end of Jericho, as death is never permanent for a superhero.
Jericho's Comic Book Origin Story
By Geoff Boucher. Mute after his father failed to rescue him from having his vocal cords severed by assassins, Jericho has the unique ability to possess anyone just by making eye contact. This gentle natured yet proud hero has proven himself a formidable Titan. The Titans, the first original programming franchise for the DC Universe subscription streaming site, launched in September and finished its first season in December. Last week, the producers announced the Esai Morales is joining the cast for Season 2 in the role of Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke the Terminator, the master assassin destined to become the arch enemy of the young team. Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy. All Rights reserved. Powered by WordPress. Close the menu. Film Expand the sub-menu.
When he was a child, he was held hostage by The Jackal , a terrorist who was after his father. Deathstroke refused to give Jackal the information he wanted because it went against his professional code of ethics. Deathstroke managed to rescue his son, but not before one of Jackal's men had started to cut his throat. As a result, he was rendered mute. As a result of that incident, and the fact that Slade had lied to her, his mother divorced his father, and took her two sons Joseph and his older brother Grant with her. His metahuman power, a result of the biological experimentation done on his father years before, appeared in his late teens, while trying to save his mother, Adeline, from an assassin. He had the power to take possession of any humanoid being he can make eye contact with. Once inside, Jericho takes possession of his target's voluntary motor functions for his own use, attaining full physical control if the body is unconscious. In addition, if the host is unconscious while Jericho is in control, he can speak through the host's body, but only with that person's accent and vocabulary and easily control the body physically. Jericho's body changes into an astral form seconds before possession.
Looks like season 2 of Titans is keeping it in the family. The Wilson family, that is. While Slade is almost always a villain when it comes to the Teen Titans, Joseph has historically been a bit more heroic. It sounds like he may be a member of the team on the show as well, judging from its official character description: Son of the infamous DC villain Deathstroke played by Esai Morales , Joseph Wilson is the Titan known as Jericho.
Mute after his father failed to rescue him from having his vocal cords severed by assassins, Jericho has the unique ability to possess anyone just by making eye contact. This gentle natured yet proud hero has proven himself a formidable Titan.
Frequently at odds with his father, Joseph has had a rocky comic book existence, having been corrupted, killed and reborn prior to the launch of the New 52 in In current continuity, Jericho is not a member of the Titans or Teen Titans, but has returned to being a largely heroic character.
Photo by MaryV Benoit. Whether that happens or not, the role certainly brings some increased diversity to the cast of the show. He does have a pretty big YouTube presence, however, with over k subscribers and 2.
What do you think of it? Are you excited to see Jericho join the team? Photo by MaryV Benoit Whether that happens or not, the role certainly brings some increased diversity to the cast of the show.