Real Name: Alistaire Augustus Armstrong

Identity/Class: Human (UK) technology user

Occupation: Assassin

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Deadpool

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed hideout, probably various locations;
formerly London, England

First Appearance: Deadpool III#9 (October, 1997)

Powers/Abilities: Deathtrap has many resources at his disposal including at least two aircrafts and all types of weapons and machinery to be used in his traps. He appeared to wear armor under his robes. He also holds three doctorates from Oxford.

Height: 6'
Weight: 149 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black

History: (Deadpool III#9 (fb, BTS))- Deathtrap has been working as an assassin in high-class social circles for a long time and claims to have killed nearly three thousand people. Over time he got bored with the "usual implements" and began to construct elaborate traps that turn his murders into an art form.

(Deadpool III#9 (fb, BTS))- During a time when business was slow, Deathtrap decided to get a mercenary to kill, both to test equipment and to amuse himself.

(Deadpool III#9)- At the Hellhouse, Deathtrap overheard Deadpool asking for a heroic job to prove his self-worth. Deathtrap entered, claiming he was seeking the help of a mercenary to save his country's princess, who had been kidnapped. He planned to design a unending gauntlet of horrible traps that would allow Deadpool to think he was fighting valiantly to save the fictional princess until he just couldn't take any more and died. As he and 'Pool flew to the location, however, Deathtrap got to know his victim better and knocked him out.

In his hideout Deathtrap dressed Deadpool like a baby (because 'Pool is juvenile) and strapped him under a giant toy bear that lowers every time he speaks (because 'Pool doesn't shut up). If Deadpool spoke long enough, the bear would suffocate him. Deathtrap was honsetly surprised when Deadpool still just wouldn't shut up as he broke his wrists and ankles to escape. Deadpool's voice shorted the computer and the bear picked up speed and came crashing down. Deathtrap thought 'Pool had been crushed, but he had escaped and the wounded mercenary threatened Deathtrap, who responded by knocking him out with a hammer and flying away leaving a note telling Deadpool "This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Comments: Created by Joe Kelly and Duncan Rouleau

After failing to build Taskmaster into the big villain for the Deadpool series, the creative team introduced Deathtrap as their next attempt. They weren't happy with the results because they couldn't think of a satisfying ending for this story.

Rouleau's design sketches for Deathtrap appear in a preview in Deadpool III#7.

by Patrick D Ryall

Deathtrap should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Deadpool III#9, page 32, panel 1
Deadpool III#9, page 10, panel 1

Deadpool III#9 (October, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Nathan Massengill (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)

Last updated: 09/27/04

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