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Friday, April 13, 2012

GEMINI

TASKFORCE X: covert ops network created to fill the void of the retired JSA.
It originally consisted of two branches, the domestic branch/Argent and the international branch the Suicide Squad. Those groups eventuality dissolved until Amanda Waller put together her own version of this team (legends mini series) utterly ruthless, totally expendable. And what you got was the kick ass regiment of killers from Ostranders celebrated run. Later Project Cadmus and Checkmate were added to TaskforceX. Cadmus as a high tech genetic and weapons research division  
 
And Checkmate the worldwide charterd metahuman monitoring force whos operatives are modelled after pieces of a chessboard. One King one Queen and several Bishops. The Bishops oversaw the Rooks behind the scenes while the Rooks planned missions and supervised the field agents the Knights and Knights support paws.  Now a new system is in place, the rule of two. Each superpowered or enhanced member in  the Royal Family must have an unpowered counterpart in the same position of power.
The name TaskforceX has become synonymous with the Suicide Squad. But TaskforceX is actually a trinity of one. The operatives that work on behest of the government are called TFX. And those operatives that are deployed by Amanda Waller are called the Suicide Squad. The third group that operates as the Suicide Squad are employed or loyal only to Waller which is the true TaskforceX.

I almost got a migraine trying to wrap my head around who or what is TaskforceX. So I give it to you guys to see if you could figure out the enigma that is Amanda Waller.

16 comments:

  1. i think it's interesting how in Justice League Unlimited Amanda Waller was portrayed as the head of Cadmus mostly but in the Task Force X episode it was clear that she was also the director of the Squad as well. thus far in Young Justice she has only been the warden of Belle Reve but i think i speak for a lot of people when i say i hope to see her in further episodes. in Smallville she (played by Pam Greir) was the head of Checkmate but i'm not sure what her official title was (White Queen perhaps?) since i had stopped watching that series before Checkmate became part of the story line.

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    1. That's whats so beautifully confusing about Amanda Waller and the world of cloak and dagger you never know whos pulling the strings, whos with you or whos lying. And Waller has her hands in it all.

      I got to admit man, that CC Ponder might be the best actress to play Amanda. I just happened to run across her on a sci fi tv show and who I saw was the grand architect of the Suicide Squad....Intended!

      I been reading comics a long time and I didn't even realize that Argent,Cadmus, Checkmate,Suicide Squad and some others are all a faction of TaskforceX.

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    2. this chick who runs this blog http://comicgirlx.blogspot.com/ just recently posted about the Checkmate series (Vol.2). you might fine it interesting.

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    3. Dave thanks for the info, I went over and checked out her posting and she has a nice site so I'll be going over and checking her out.

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  2. Another nice post mate, spelling out this difference was a good idea s it can be a bit of a mind-dump for folks. I know it still can be at times for me!

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    1. Dan good to see you. And yeah TaskforceX is deep rooted and branches are everywhere. remember Big Brother is watching.

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  3. Just like that Santa dude... obviously there's a smartphone app they have and I don't.

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  4. speaking of the old Squad and Waller i finished, painted and posted that sketch. you can post it here too if you want bro.

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    1. Man you know what ever you do can make this board. And Dan I'm looking for Santa. If I find him you know I gotcha.

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    2. The Bronze Tiger will eventually get his due and when you figure out that puzzling Amanda Waller then enlighten me please. She always shows up in the most delightfully unexpected places (Green Lantern movie).

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  5. Very nice and informative Omega. And I totally agree w/ you and Dave that CC Pounder voice-wise is the best Amanda Waller evah! Now combine the voice with Pam Grier's body, and you have the Ultimate-Waller!

    Just a damn shame, and you guys might agree w/ me here, but DC just totally fucked up a great thing that Gail Simone had with her Secret Six, and the old SS for this NuCrap! I guess we'll all have to what a few years or so until the next reboot until things hopefully return back to normal.

    Oh, and I just bought the last Secret Six trade, Dark House, so that's why I'm really missing Simone's SS right now.

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    1. agreed! to a certain extent /// I loved Secret Six I jumped on from the start (Villains United) fought, dodged and laughed with the crew. Do you remember the torture and death of parademon, And the thoughts and dreams of the Mad Hatter? come on Gail made us love the Six.

      But somewhere in my heart I felt like this was the team that or the opportunity for the Bronze Tiger to spotlight. This was Catman's gig, no problem eventually my dude would cameo. Then came Danse Macabre and that BULLSHIT fight! I lost control. Who's head was up their ass when they drew that, hell wrote it. No way Catman is in the same league with the Tiger. But i digress....this is what my spot is about 1st, giving my dude his due.

      Dale man I glad you finally said something, welcome to the Squad. Deadshot should be the next guy I post up. Wouldn't it be cool if the Squad and the Six did a true team up?

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  6. It would. I see you're point about Catman not being in Bronze Tiger's league, especially given that BT kicked Batman's ass, unlike Blake. But I think Blake's cheap shot/desperation shot seemed very much in character to happen. Of course we'll all have to wait for a proper throwdown between the two, but your guess is as good as mine on when that will ever happen. I'd like to see it, but not in this NuDCU. Fuck that! They'd mistreat/mis-represent Catman, and that's something I sure as hell don't want to see.

    Yeah, I'm glad to be on-board. You have a pretty neat/unique blog-site, so props to you. Now would you create skits like Me and Goo do, or leave that alone? You should try it once for the fun if it.

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    1. Believe it or not I actually thought about it but I don't think I'd be any good. I wanted to ask you to do one with Aquaman, Mera and Black Manta. The love triangle.

      Blake is a super cool character that has made his mark and should not be mucked up by writers who would change who he is, an ass kicking will win at any cost anti hero.

      It would be cool to see a better fight between the two warriors but we don't have to choose to like one or the other. I'm down with both killers, hell they get the job done. Long live the Squad

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  7. Amen to that brother. I wouldn't mind doing a love triangle either, except it's to make one when you just an Aquaman figure. Maybe throw Zatanna and Batman in the mix?

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    1. Whatever you do I'll be overthere laughing.

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