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Peacemaker: Secret Facts About Vigilante

The name Vigilante, especially in DC, reminds us of broody, melancholic, and scary Batman. One wouldn’t assume that a vigilante can ever be a comic relief in any setting, but it is true for the Peacemaker series. Vigilante, AKA Adrian Chase, has been a part of the comics for multiple decades now, and we finally got to see him in the flesh in a live-action series just now after his brief introduction in Arrowverse. These are some untold facts that we bet you didn’t know earlier about the character and the role…

Vigilante Has Been Present Since The 40s

There have been multiple characters who have assumed the name “Vigilante” since 1941. The character has been present in some way or another since then, but just not in the way you’d expect. He was not wearing the iconic costume he wears now; instead, he wore a western-gunslinger-themed attire. The original Vigilante was Greg Saunders, created by Mort Weisinger and Mort Meskin for “Action Comics” #42.

Vigilante Has Been Present Since The 40s There have been multiple characters who have assumed the name "Vigilante" since 1941. The character has been present in some way or another since then, but just not in the way you'd expect. He was not wearing the iconic costume he wears now; instead, he wore a western-gunslinger-themed attire. The original Vigilante was Greg Saunders, created by Mort Weisinger and Mort Meskin for "Action Comics" #42.
Cowboy Vigilante

 

A Different Vigilante

After watching several Peacemaker episodes, we can’t even imagine anyone else playing the role of Vigilante, except for Freddie Stroma. But, what most people don’t know is that he wasn’t the first choice to play this awkward yet entertaining character. Mortal Kombat fame Chris Conrad was the first Vigilante and had also shot about 5-and-a-half episodes for Peacemaker before he was fired due to creative differences.

A Different Vigilante After watching several Peacemaker episodes, we can't even imagine anyone else playing the role of Vigilante, except for Freddie Stroma. But, what most people don't know is that he wasn't the first choice to play this awkward yet entertaining character. Mortal Kombat fame Chris Conrad was the first Vigilante and had also shot about 5-and-a-half episodes for Peacemaker before he was fired due to creative differences. 
Chris Conrad was supposed to be Vigilante

 

 

Had Us Fooled With Idris Elba

When Idris Elba was announced to be in Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, people started speculating what role he was about to play. Some thought he would replace Will Smith as Deadshot. There was even an ever so slight murmur that Elba was going to play Vigilante. Turns out, we have Gunn to blame for that murmur because he even had his crew fooled that Idris Elba was going to be the new Vigilante to hide his true role.

Had Us Fooled With Idris Elba When Idris Elba was announced to be in Gunn's The Suicide Squad, people started speculating what role he was about to play. Some thought he would replace Will Smith as Deadshot. There was even an ever so slight murmur that Elba was going to play Vigilante. Turns out, we have Gunn to blame for that murmur because he even had his crew fooled that Idris Elba was going to be the new Vigilante to hide his true role.
Idris Elba as Bloodsport

Adrian Chase’s Past With Peacemaker

In the series, Adrian Chase is Christopher Smith’s biggest fanboy. Apparently, it wasn’t always true in the comics. Adrian saw Peacemaker killing Dave Winston, who used the Vigilante moniker earlier in Vigilante #36. Seeing Winston’s death rocked Adrian to the core, and since then, he has hated Peacemaker.

Adrian Chase's Past With Peacemaker In the series, Adrian Chase is Christopher Smith's biggest fanboy. Apparently, it wasn't always true in the comics. Adrian saw Peacemaker killing Dave Winston, who used the Vigilante moniker earlier in Vigilante #36. Seeing Winston's death rocked Adrian to the core, and since then, he has hated Peacemaker.
Vigilante and Peacemaker

Chase’s History as a Lawyer

Adrian Chase was a lawman before he decided to become Vigilante. Why he became a Vigilante? You guessed it right- because he lost faith in the justice system and wanted to take matters into his own hands. Now in Peacemaker, he works as a busboy during the day. Arrowverse introduced their own version of Adrian Chase as a lawyer who used his position for nefarious purposes.

Chase's History as a Lawyer Adrian Chase was a lawman before he decided to become Vigilante. Why he became a Vigilante? You guessed it right- because he lost faith in the justice system and wanted to take matters into his own hands. Now in Peacemaker, he works as a busboy during the day. Arrowverse introduced their own version of Adrian Chase as a lawyer who used his position for nefarious purposes.
Adrian Chase from Earth 2

Chase’s Sad Fate

After struggling with having blood of the innocents on his hand, Chase started doubting who he had become. Chase could no longer suffer the guilt and decided to turn the gun on himself in Vigilante #50. It’s a heart-wrenching end of a fan-favorite character. So, fans are scared to see the same end for Peacemaker’s Vigilante.

Chase's Sad Fate After struggling with having blood of the innocents on his hand, Chase started doubting who he had become. Chase could no longer suffer the guilt and decided to turn the gun on himself in Vigilante #50. It's a heart-wrenching end of a fan-favorite character. So, fans are scared to see the same end for Peacemaker's Vigilante.
Chase had same fate in Arrowverse

His Connection to Batman

Batman is the one-true vigilante of DC comics. However, The “Batman Beyond” storyline features its own version of Vigilante, the character. The person who takes the moniker then is Jake Chill. Yes, from that lineage of Chills. He decides to make the Chill family name mean something for a change and becomes Vigilante.

His Connection to Batman Batman is the one-true vigilante of DC comics. However, The "Batman Beyond" storyline features its own version of Vigilante, the character. The person who takes the moniker then is Jake Chill. Yes, from that lineage of Chills. He decides to make the Chill family name mean something for a change and becomes Vigilante. facts about Vigilante
Jake Chill as Vigilante in Batman Beyond

 

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