Why else would he be sporting that emblem?
The Justice League Snyder Cut has done the rounds ahead of its official release later this week, and eagle-eyed users have noticed that villain Deathstroke has a Halo emblem emblazoned upon one of his swords.
Twitter’s Geoff Reeves was the first to notice the emblem, a slight variation of an image that you can still use inside Halo to this day.
Christopher Barrett, a Halo artist who remains at developer Bungie, took to Twitter after the discovery in amusement.
“An emblem I made twenty years ago is on Deathstroke’s sword I guess?,” he tweeted.
I still have the original illustrator file pic.twitter.com/0nRieKXHHE
— Christopher Barrett (@cgbarrett) March 14, 2021
It’s believed that the emblem was included in the film as it was repurposed (and very slightly amended) by a fan for a Fandom wiki page about Ra’s al Ghul’s League of Shadows. A comment on that same page now reads, “I can’t believe this was accidentally made canon holy shit.”
The Justice League Snyder Cut is a recut of the 2017 DC film, completely handled by director Zack Snyder, and will be available from 18 March. We’ve detailed how Australians can watch it right here.