Real Name: Daniel Leighton
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Cutthroat possesses no superhuman abilities, although he is highly skilled with daggers and knives, both thrown and in hand-thand comabt. He is an above average fighter and is a moderately skilled marksman with guns. His costume is a light protective armor, and he carries assorted specialty daggers, most Adamantium-edged.
Danny Leighton is an assassin as well as a former member of the Skeleton Crew and the Savage Crims. He defeated Mangler and Deathstrike in a fight to the death to become the Red Skull's new chief operative, replacing Crossbones. He had a brief affair with Mother Night. When Crossbones returned, Cutthroat feared he would be made redundant, and so planned to kill him in his sleep. However, Mother Night alerted Crossbones to the plan, and so Crossbones was waiting for the "ambush" and slit Cutthroat's throat and he was seemingly killed. However, unknown circumstances show that he is alive and was an inmate in The Raft where he escaped with a lot of other convicts. He was later recaptured.
The Hood has hired him as part of his criminal organization to take advantage of the split in the superhero community caused by the Superhuman Registration Act.
Brother of Diamondback
First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up (1972) #89
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Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega (2016)
Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
#25 Captain America (1968)
- 'Avengers The Initiative Disassembled Conclusion'#26
- 'Up is Down'#27
- 'Even The Losers / The Taking of 42'#29
- 'Poisoned Chalice'#34
- 'The Hammer Falls, Part 2 of 3'
Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015)
Dark Reign: The Cabal (2009)
Dark Reign: The Hood (2009)
Dark Wolverine (2009)
#78 Defenders (2017)
- 'My Hero: Part 1'#79
- 'My Hero: Part 2'#80
- 'My Hero: Part 3'
#10 Heroic Age: Villains (2011)
- 'Kingpins of New York Part 5'
#1 Infamous Iron Man (2016)
- 'Heroic Age Villains'
Invincible Iron Man (2017)
#597 Marvel Tales (1964)
- 'The Search for Tony Stark Part Five'
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
#89 New Avengers (2005)
- 'Shoot Out Over Center Ring!'
New Avengers Finale (2010)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
HC vol. 03 Secret Invasion (2008)
- 'Captain (Nextwave) to Elements of Doom'TPB vol. 03
- 'Captain (Nextwave) to Elements of Doom'
#3 The New Avengers: Most Wanted Files (2006)
- 'The Siege of Asgard - Intercepted'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
Hood's Criminal Syndicate (Marvel)
Skeleton Crew (Marvel)
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