25 years ago - Team 7, a covert strike unit, is formed by Argus, a covert black ops unit. members include 22-year-old Amanda Waller, 31-year-old Slade WIlson, 19-year-old Cole Cash, 27-year-old King Faraday, 24-year-old David Cain, 22-year-old Christopher Chance & 23-year-old Patricia Trayce.
23 years ago - Team 7 is shuttered when 60-year-old Sandra Knight closes Argus and moves their responsibilities to Checkmate. 24-year-old Amanda Waller becomes a Checkmate operative, while 29-year-old King Faraday, 25-year-old Patricia Trayce & 24-year-old Christopher Chance become elite spec-ops operatives for the DEO. 21-year-old Cole Cash becomes a mercenary and con man. 26-year-old David Cain abandons military service and becomes a freelance assassin, immediately attracting the attention of the League of Assassins. 33-year-old Slade Wilson is the subject of an military experiment that enhances his mental capacity. He hides the results & leaves the service to become a mercenary.