Deathtrap is a master assassin who is versed in all forms of torture> He is an extremely skilled technician and machinist, and excels at using these skills by using these skills to create elaborate traps for his victims. He has extensive wealth, weaponry and resources at his disposal. He has created at least two flying crafts that allow him to move about quickly and efficiently.
Deathtrap wears an armor of unspecified capabilities underneath his cloak.
Sometime after attending Oxford, the Renaissance-obsessed Deathtrap became an assassin within high-class circles, flaunting a love for brandy and women, and boasting a death count of 3,000 people. He eventually became bored with killing through the "usual implements", so he began creating elaborate deathtraps to slay his victims, making it his mission to elevate death to an art form. During a lull in business he selected the mercenary Deadpool (Wade Wilson) as a target in this new direction.