Brand-Name Crossfire: Deadpool, Deathstroke, Deadshot, Bloodshot & Deathlok

The killer success of Fox’s franchise has made subversive superheroes and R-rated comic book adaptations all the rage in Hollywood so it’s no surprise to find a wave of elite assassins and lab-created warriors following in his ultra-violent footsteps. What is surprising, however, is how many of the characters have sound-alike names and similar backstories.