Who Is The Detachable Kid In DC Comics? Role In The Suicide Squad Explained

Everything you need to know about this mysterious character!

By Manisha Priyadarshini

August 6, 2021

The Suicide Squad is the sequel to the 2016 movie Suicide Squad which contains some characters from the first movie such as Harley Quinn and Rick Flag. But it also has lots of new characters such as The Detachable Kid which is quite a mysterious one.

The character of TDK aka The Detachable Kid is played by Nathan Fillion who is a friend of The Suicide Squad‘s director James Gunn. Since a lot of people are curious about who TDK is in DC comics and what his role is in The Suicide Squad, we have compiled everything we know about this character.

Since we know that this movie has been directed by Gunn with an R-rating, the bloodbath in it leads to the death of several characters in the end. If you don’t mind spoilers and want to know who survives in the end, do check out this article below:

  • MORE: Does Harley Quinn, King Shark, Weasel, Boomerang, and The Rat Die in The Suicide Squad?

THE SUICIDE SQUAD – Official Trailer

THE SUICIDE SQUAD – Official Trailer

TDK in DC Comics

A lot of people might have come across the character of The Detachable Kid (TDK) for the first time in The Suicide Squad. But those who have been following DC comics recognize him as the character from DC comics whose real name is Cory Pitzner.

TDK in DC comics is a metahuman who has the ability to detach his own arms and legs and control them telekinetically. However, once detached, his arms cannot be reattached, and instead must regrow but it does so within a few minutes. He used this power in combat and crime until he became a convicted felon.

Even though this character is known as The Detachable Kid, he had another superhero alias known as the “Arm Fall Off Boy” back when he made a rare appearance in DC Comics in the year 1989.

The Detachable Kid (TDK) Role in Suicide Squad

After being apprehended for a felony, he was sent to the prison called Belle Reve where he got recruited as a member of Task Force X — the team assigned to work on Project Starfish and defeat the villain named Starro.

The team’s goal is to reach the island nation, Corto Maltese, to destroy the Nazi-era prison and laboratory known as Jotunheim, and in the process destroy the mysterious and dangerous Project Starfish.

However, after reaching the beach of Corto Maltese island, Blackguard betrays Task Force X and starts a fight. Then John Economos tells Colonel Rick Flag to deploy TDK who detaches his arms and uses them to attack the troops ineffectively.

Eventually, the fight gets worse for the members of Task Force X who die one by one by the Corto Maltesian troops. Sadly, in this battle, The Detachable Kid (TDK), dies as well by bleeding out during the fight.

That’s pretty much what you needed to about this character in The Suicide Squad. If you have more queries, feel free to drop a comment.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

Gaming Trailers

Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions | Official Launch Trailer
League of Legends | Vex: The Gloomist Champion Trailer
Manisha Priyadarshini

Manisha: A technology enthusiast who enjoys gaming and writing about it. Also Manisha: A couch potato who loves to binge on anime, memes and food.

Read more of Manisha's articles

Got a tip?

Let us know