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"Deadshot?"
"That's not funny, Allen. I hate that nickname."
—Floyd Lawton to Barry Allen[src]

Floyd Lawton, mockingly nicknamed Deadshot, is a police detective of the Central City Police Department on Earth-2. He is the partner of Iris West-Allen.

Biography

At some point, Floyd Lawton became a police officer at Central City Police Department of Earth-2. He rose through the ranks of police, despite his low proficiency with firearms, eventually becoming a detective and a loyal partner of Iris West-Allen. During the temporary return of Harry Wells to Earth-2, hunted by Zoom, Floyd was met at the police station by the dimension-traveling Barry Allen, who, for a moment, confused Floyd for his Earth-1 doppelgänger, calling him "Deadshot". Floyd was not amused and chastised Barry for calling him that embarrassing nickname.

After Killer Frost and Deathstorm killed Joseph West, Lawton followed Detective West-Allen to help apprehend them. After Cisco Ramon met his doppelgänger, Floyd attempted to shoot Reverb, but missed him with every shot. He was attacked by Reverb's powers in return and thrown into a pile of metal pipes.[1]

Personality

Unlike his Earth-1 counterpart, Lawton is shown to be incredibly insecure and clumsy to the point that he is nicknamed "Deadshot" out of irony for his poor marksmanship. This was a stark contrast to his Earth-1 counterpart who was nicknamed "Deadshot" because he never misses. Despite his weak performance, he is shown to be a very loyal teammate and dedicated to his job.

Abilities

  • Keen intellect/Skilled detective: As a police detective, Floyd is a capable partner of Iris West-Allen, helping her to track down Killer Frost and Deathstorm.
  • Skilled marksman: Floyd knows how to fire a gun, but his marksmanship is incredibly poor, a stark contrast to his alternate self from Earth-1. Although Floyd improved his original results by two percent, he nervously missed every shot he fired at Reverb.

Appearances

The Flash

Season 2

Behind the scenes

  • He is the first doppelgänger of an Arrow character that has appeared on The Flash.

References

  1. "Welcome to Earth-2"


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