- "They say if you want to glimpse the future, just look behind you. I used to think that was bollocks. Now I realize... you can't outrun the past."
- ―Deckard Shaw
Deckard sought to avenge his brother Owen, following his defeat at the hands of Dominic Toretto and his crew, and thus seemingly killed Han Seoul-Oh, an action he later came to regret. He was later arrested and relocated to a maximum security prison by Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs.
Three years after his arrest, he was recruited by Mr. Nobody to aid Dominic's crew in apprehending Dominic when it is believed that he allied himself with Cipher, a cyber terrorist who used Deckard's brother for her personal gain.
Two years later, he joins Hobbs and his sister Hattie in keeping The Snowflake, a virus capable of eradicating half the global population, away from his former MI6 partner and brother in arms-turned super soldier Brixton Lore and his benefactors, Eteon. After the Battle of Samoa, he worked with his sister to liberate their mother from prison.
When Han was revealed to still be alive, Deckard was shocked when he came face to face with him for the first time.
- "Every man has to have a code."
- ―Owen Shaw quoting Deckard
Deckard Shaw was born in London, England. on October 19, 1973. The eldest brother of Owen and Hattie Shaw, Deckard grew up with them together and was close to both of his siblings. When his younger brother started fights with the toughest kids or stole from the corner shop, it was Deckard who finished the fight and took the blame for the thefts, enduring their father's belt as a result. He taught Owen that a man must have a code to live by.[note 1] He also created a lot of simulated grifts and heists as a child with his sister Hattie, naming them after pop culture references, prompting Hattie to admire and look up to Deckard.
Military and MI6 Career
In 1993, at the age of 20, Deckard enlisted in the British military. By 1995, he had obtained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, and was promoted to Lieutenant by the next year. In 1999, he was promoted to Captain. Around this time, Deckard became involved in clandestine operations. During his time in the military, Deckard developed a reputation of being a type of asset Hobbs claimed no government would ever admit to employing but they decided he was needed for the time being.
In 2000, he made Major in the Special Air Service, a position he spent the next eight years in until 2008. On June 19, 2007, he was made a recipient of the prestigious award, Victoria Cross, due to risking his life on a mission on his country's behalf; however, Deckard chose to forfeit the award. Deckard began to earn a reputation, and an official story was created that stated that Deckard was an unstable military asset that no government would admit to hiring and that he was a necessary evil at the time.
When he was no longer needed, his superiors sent a kill squad after him. However, his abilities were underestimated and Deckard escaped and fell off the grid. Similarly to Owen, he eventually became a mercenary for hire. However, the real story is Deckard had repeatedly made decisions that saved the lives of civilians and his teammates and he was a hero in every sense of the world. In 2008, he joined MI6 alongside Hattie and served alongside fellow agent Brixton Lore in Task Force Black. Declare and Brixton were partners and brothers in arms and took part in missions together until a secret terrorist organization known as Eteon asked them to join which led Deckard refusing and Brixton accepting the offer. Eteon sent Brixton to kill Deckard to keep him from talking, which led him to kill his partner in self defense. They revived Brixton and he assassinated his team before pinning the crime on Deckard and Eteon used their influence to spread false information that Deckard betrayed his team.
At some point, Deckard was approached by a female cyber terrorist known only as Cipher who tried to offer him a job to build a military grade device called the Nightshade, but he resisted her attempt, leading her to seek his younger brother Owen to do the job instead.
- "Dominic Toretto. You don't know me, but you're about to."
- ―Deckard Shaw
Deckard's appearance foreshadows events that would occur in Furious 7. Rehashing events that occurred in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, the end of the film reveals that the driver of the Mercedes which ran Han Seoul-Oh's Mazda RX-7 VeilSide Fortune off the road in Tokyo was Deckard.
After Deckard steps out of his Mercedes, he throws the necklace that belonged to Dominic Toretto and Letty Ortiz beside Han's badly damaged RX-7. The RX-7's leading fuel then ignites via the car's engine fire. As the car burns, he calls Dom and warns him, "You don't know me. You're about to," as Han's car was destroyed in the explosion caused by the fire.
Following the events in Spain that resulted in Owen's hospitalization, he caught wind of what happened to his brother. He headed to the hospital where his brother was being treated and took out the armed personnel that were guarding the hospital. In Owen's hospital room, Deckard reflected on their childhood and realized that they could not outrun the past. He then decided to take revenge in his brother's stead and threatened to harm the hospital staff if they did not look after his brother.
Leaving the hospital, Deckard headed for the DSS office in Los Angeles where he observed a conversation between Luke Hobbs and Elena Neves. When Hobbs momentarily left his office, Deckard proceeded to hack Hobbs' computer and extracted information on the team responsible for harming his brother.
Hobbs find him there, and tells him he has earned himself an arrest, but Deckard reveals he is Owen's brother who has come for revenge. Failing to keep Dominic's Crew safe from Deckard's wrath, Hobbs fights with Deckard once he finishes the process. During the fight, despite finding Deckard's ferocious but unpredictably fluid fighting style and great speed to be powerful oppositions, Hobbs eventually adjusts to Shaw's fighting style and ultimately beats him in their hand-to-hand fight, decisively pinning him down. Deckard resorts to throwing an explosive device. He found cover while Hobbs was forced from the building with Elena by the explosion. With the information he managed to get from Hobbs' computer, he found out the name and face of one of the crew members who took down his brother, Han Seoul-Oh, as well as the fact that Han was in Tokyo, Japan.
Deckard then delivered a bomb to Dom from Tokyo, disguised as a package from Han around the same time he killed Han. The moment he called Dom, the bomb was triggered, barely giving Dom, his sister, and Brian O'Conner time to escape before it detonated and destroyed the Toretto House.
Deckard then headed for Los Angeles and observed Han's funeral. Dom noticed and pursued him in his Plymouth Road Runner before they end up facing each other down in a game of chicken and proceeded to crash their cars into each other. Getting out of the destroyed vehicles, they finally meet face to face and exchange words before Deckard pulls a gun on Dom. However, Dom is saved by the intervention of "Mr. Nobody," whose men chase Deckard off, allowing him to escape.
Deckard tried to kill Dom and his crew again at the Caucasus Mountains during the rescue of a computer hacker named Ramsey. Though he was forced to break pursuit, Deckard observed the rest of the crew's rescue attempt until the arrival of terrorist Mose Jakande. Following Dom's escape down a cliff in a modified Dodge Charger, Deckard approached Jakande and the two formed an alliance.
Deckard then attempted to kill Dom and Brian in Abu Dhabi, however, he failed when the two escaped by jumping through a couple of towers in a Lykan HyperSport. Later, Dom, Brian, and Mr. Nobody locate Deckard at a remote factory using Ramsey's specialized hacking device, God's Eye, which can locate any individual on the globe. Deckard then reveals that he has allied himself with Jakande in a surprise attack. In the ensuing battle, many of Mr. Nobody's men are killed and Jakande manages to retrieve God's Eye while Dominic and Brian and an injured Mr. Nobody escape. Deckard and Jakande later follow the crew back to Los Angeles.
Deckard went after Dom and chased him to the roof of a parking garage where they played another game of chicken, but this time Deckard's vehicle was crushed by Dom's Charger as he lifted up the front part of it. After that, the two engaged in an epic one-on-one brawl all over the roof of the parking garage. The two were well matched, with the tide of the fight going back and forth. When Jakande saw the two fighting from his helicopter, he believed that Deckard is no longer useful to him and destroyed a part of the parking garage, which caused the roof to fracture.
Dom, standing on the stable end of the roof, stomped, causing the part Deckard was standing on to collapse beneath his feet. Deckard was injured by the collapsing level of the garage but survives the rest of the building's collapse. He was later taken into custody and held in a secret CIA prison by Hobbs, who promised to "wait for him" on the other side of the prison if he ever escaped.
When Hobbs was arrested by the police after the EMP robbery, he was placed in a cell across from Deckard's, who taunts Hobbs about him being thrown in prison and his exercises. When Mr. Nobody remotely opened Hobbs' prison cell door, Deckard took advantage of the chaos and opened all prison cells, causing a riot. Deckard moved to escape and Hobbs ran after him and eventually tackled Deckard just as they made it outside. As the two prepared to fist fight, they were interrupted by armed officers and Mr. Nobody, who commented that they were slower than expected at escaping.
Deckard was then recruited to stop Dominic after he turned on his team, but the team refused to work with him due to his past actions against them like murdering Han and destroying 1327. Deckard then informs them that going against Cipher was personal: she hurt his family and he wanted revenge. Ramsey and Tej began to work on God's Eye to track Dom, but it was revealed they were using a bypass that pinpoints every single major city in the world. Tej bypassed it and the location of Dominic was revealed to be right at their base.
The base entrance was suddenly exploded and Deckard jumped towards Ramsey, pushing her out of the way just before the steel door flew through the air, hitting and pinning him to the ground. Cipher and Dom then released powerful concussion grenades, disabling everyone, and on spotting Deckard, Cipher taunted him, saying that he had joined the losing team as she stepped on the door that fell on him. She and Dom then stole God's Eye and exited the base.
As the crew cleaned up, Deckard pointed out a possible lead and they used it to track Dom's next target to New York City. The crew was then relocated to a fish factory that is a front to disguise a secret warehouse filling with tanks and helicopters. While they prepared their rides to take down Cipher and Dom, Hobbs pulled up Deckard's past in the military and talked to him about it, noting Deckard was actually helping to save people when a mission went bad and he took the blame, like Hobbs did when Dom took the EMP. They then began to befriend each other.
After Cipher and Dom attacked the Russian Minister of Defense's convoy and took the nuclear football which contains the launch codes, the crew headed out and chased after Dom, before using grappling hooks between each of their cars to hold Dom's in place. However, Dom managed to flip all their cars, including Deckard's. His car was ruined, and Dom took off on foot with the football, with Deckard chasing after him down a side street before Dom pulled his handgun and quoted Deckard's sentence, "You thought this was gonna be a street fight?" Deckard froze and just when Hobbs turned the corner, Dom shot Deckard twice and he fell to the ground. Just as Hobbs moved in, he saw that police were headed their way, and being a wanted criminal, he ran off in the other direction, leaving Deckard's body behind. After Dom's escape, Mr. Nobody's assistant confirmed Deckard's death and Hobbs got angry and upset.
Later, two gliders hacked open the door of Cipher's airplane and entered the cargo bay, revealing to be none other than Deckard and Owen during the battle at a Russian military base. The pilots informed Cipher that they had been breached and she activated the security cameras and was stunned to see Deckard is alive. God's Eye then showed the aftermath of Deckard's fake death: two nearby police officers, revealed to be retired crew members Rico Santos and Tego Leo, immediately recovered Deckard's body and loaded him up in an ambulance. As they drove away, Deckard's mother was seen inside as she revived her eldest son, who was confused as to why she is there. Magdalene then informed him that Dominic requested their help in saving his son, who was being held hostage by Cipher, and he and his brother were the only ones who could save him.
Deckard and Owen began to move through the plane to take down Cipher and rescue Brian Marcos. Owen arrived at the cockpit and threatened to shoot the pilots if they did not comply with his orders. Meanwhile, Deckard arrived at the place where Dom's son was being held and informed Dom that he is safe. He then buckled the child into an infant car seat and put a pair of headphones on them with music at full volume, stating this was going to be loud and fun. Deckard then took out Cipher's troops while holding onto the car seat before reaching the control center.
As Deckard confronted Cipher, she noted he is out of bullets before questioning how he found her. For an answer, he held up Dom's necklace, which had been placed at Elena's room and embedded with a tracker. When Dom got in contact with Deckard's mother, he gave her the tracking device to give to the brothers. However, Cipher has one more trick in her sleeve as she escapes with a parachute while Deckard saves the baby from falling out of the plane. He then contacted Owen to make the pilots land the plane.
At the crew's new apartment, Dom was waiting for his baby to arrive and Deckard himself brought the child to Dom before the two talk for a bit and became friends. The crew then gathered around the dinner table and Dom confirmed the first name of the baby, Brian. Deckard and the crew applauded and began to pray before eating.
After receiving a call from his superiors, Deckard drove his 2017 McLaren 720S to a night club in London to extract information from Lermotov. After defeating all of Lermotov's bodyguards, Deckard used rope to dangle Lermotov out of a window, threatening to drop him if he not divulge the information he needed. After receiving his intel, Deckard left Lermotov dangling from the window and exited the night club.
Deckard then went to visit his mother Magdalene in prison, where he berated her for not successfully escaping, to which she responded that it would be facilitated if he brought her a birthday cake with a nail file hidden inside. She then expressed her wish that Deckard would come visit her one day along with his sister Hattie. Following MI6's decision to issue a kill order on Hattie, the CIA enlisted Hobbs and Deckard with locating Hattie and securing The Snowflake. Deckard refused to work with Hobbs, with the duo insulting the other before Deckard left the building. Deckard proceeded to visit Hattie's apartment, where he noticed the traps Hattie had left behind. After using Hattie's computer, he noticed the presence of Eteon soldiers in the room and proceeded to defeat them.
As Hobbs pulled a gun on Hattie, Deckard infiltrated the building, holding Hobbs at gunpoint and ordering him to lower his weapon. As the duo argued, the building was attacked by Eteon. Super soldier Brixton Lore subsequently kidnapped Hattie and jumped out the window, running down the building. Hobbs and Shaw decided to work together to liberate Hattie. After defeating the soldiers, Hobbs jumped out the window, with Deckard using an external elevator. Hattie managed to attack Brixton and free herself, and as Brixton prepared to retaliate, Hobbs crashed into Brixton. Hattie then fought and killed the remaining Eteon soldiers along with her brother, although the trio were unable to defeat the super soldier. Brixton and Deckard were shocked to see each other once more, although the three of them escaped Brixton and the other soldiers pursuing them in Deckard's McLaren 720S.
Upon successfully escaping Brixton's pursuit, Hattie informed Hobbs and Deckard that she had injected herself with The Snowflake and therefore only had less than two days left to live. Hobbs revealed that he had footage of someone who might be able to remove the virus, and upon showing the image to Deckard, discovered that the man, Professor Andreiko, was purchasing a newspaper found only in one area. Upon interrogating Andreiko, Hattie discovered that Andreiko had developed The Snowflake as a vaccine to aid humanity before Eteon had reprogrammed it to eliminate humans they had deemed weak, and that they had only two choices: either Hattie had to be killed with her body burnt without recognition, or they would have to use an extracting machine at Eteon's Weapons & Biotech Facility, with the trio choosing the latter option.
Needing to lay low, Deckard, Hobbs and Hattie retired to Deckard's residence to gather their thoughts. Using his skills to alter their biometric facial and fingerprint scans, Deckard ensured that they could travel to Moscow to meet a contact of his, Madam M. During the plane ride, the two argue constantly, until their argument is broken up by Air Marshal Dinkley, who offers his services to the pair. Realizing that the Eteon facility was too defensive to mount a full-scale assault, the group formed a plan in which Madam M would deliver Hattie to Brixton at her front door, thereby ensuring Hattie would be brought to the extracting machine in the laboratory.
Deckard and Hobbs were ejected from a jet flying over the facility, parachuting through one of the funnels. As they infiltrated the compound, Hobbs went through one door, facing an opponent much taller than he was, although he was swiftly able to defeat him. Deckard, however, was forced to fight multiple opponents. Despite winning, he faced difficulty opening the door. After numerous tries, Deckard and Hobbs were able to enter the main facility, only to find their path blocked by Brixton and Eteon's soldiers, where the duo were rendered unconscious. Deckard and Hobbs were then administered electrical shocks as a form of torture, with Brixton revealing to the pair that that his superior wished for both of them to be recruited and not killed.
As she and Andreiko fled the facility with the extracting machine, Hattie noticed that Deckard and Hobbs had been apprehended and were being tortured. Hattie overheard Brixton revealing that Deckard did not betray his team during his days at MI6 and that the story she had heard was fabricated. Horrified that she had cut ties with her favorite sibling over a lie, Hattie infiltrated the room. Noticing Hattie's entrance, Hobbs informed Brixton that he wished to join Eteon and subtlety informed Deckard of Hattie's "Mick Jagger" maneuver, at which point the two men notified Brixton that not only would they not join Eteon, but that they would kill him and his fellow soldiers. Hattie then revealed her presence, holding Brixton at gunpoint, only to discover that Eteon's weaponry required fingerprint activation.
Before Brixton could subdue Hattie, Andreiko stormed into the room using a flamethrower to burn Brixton before incinerating and killing the surrounding soldiers. Deckard and Hobbs escaped from their restraints and, along with Hattie, attempted to escape Eteon facility with the virus extracting machine, only to be pursued by Brixton. As Deckard and Hobbs had placed an explosive timer within the building, the headquarters began to self-destruct, causing tons of rubble to fall on them. As Brixton dueled with Deckard on the back of their truck, Hobbs commanded Hattie to drive the truck while he aided Deckard. Despite the duo not strong enough to defeat Brixton, the ensuing rubble fell on him and the vehicle; while Brixton survived along with Hattie, Deckard and Hobbs, the machine required to extract the virus was damaged during the chaos.
As the trio got to a safe location, Hattie implored to Deckard that she should be killed and her body incinerated to prevent The Snowflake's dispersal, much to her oldest brother's vehement protests. As Deckard spoke about family and its importance, Hobbs glanced at a family photo of him and his brother back home in Samoa, and informed the Shaws that they could go there as his brother Jonah was one of the best mechanics he knew, capable of fixing the machine.
After being goaded by the Hobbs matriarch, Sefina, the Hobbs family began to aid the Shaws, and the group spent all day creating a kill-box and planting holes and explosives for their upcoming foes. As Sefina had sold the family's firearms, the group armed themselves with traditional Samoan weapons. Meanwhile, Eteon managed to track their flight to Samoa, prompting Brixton and a handful of soldiers to travel there via helicopter.
As Brixton and his soldiers approached the Hobbs residence, Hobbs gave a Samoan war cry along with his brothers, triggering the battle. Since the extraction process took thirty minutes, Hattie sat out most of the battle, although she was forced to join when she was attacked by Eteon soldiers. While she succeeded in disarming a number of the soldiers, Hattie was soon apprehended by Brixton, who kidnapped her and brought her to his helicopter, forcing Deckard, Hobbs and his brothers to attach their trucks to the helicopter to prevent it from taking off, causing it to crash. Hattie survived the crash, along with Brixton and one of the soldiers. Brixton ordered the lone soldier to empty his gun into Hattie's heart once she had successfully expelled The Snowflake, and left to fight Hobbs and Deckard.
Hobbs and Deckard fought Brixton, but realized he was able to pinpoint their individual attacks and counter them, and Brixton was only able to be hit when they attacked at the same time. Deciding to truly work as a team, the duo announced that they would watch each other's backs and sustain a blow so that the other could attack Brixton, and managed to fight the super soldier, defeating him in combat and Deckard steals a handgun from a dead soldier. With only a few seconds left on the timer, Hattie disabled the soldier, rendering him unconscious. Hattie then recovered the vial containing the virus and rejoined Deckard and Hobbs. Due to Brixton's defeat, Eteon's anonymous director chose to trigger the kill-switch embedded within Brixton's mind. Realizing what had been done, Brixton gravely let out a laugh before being killed, falling backwards off the cliff and into the rapids below. Moments after, the trio heard the voice of Eteon's director, speaking through an anonymous voice filter, announcing that they had been impeded by Hobbs and Deckard before and that their fight was not yet over.
In the aftermath of the Battle of Samoa, in which Hattie and Deckard rekindled their familial bond, they returned to London to pay their mother a visit in prison, where Deckard gave his mother a cake. Realizing that there was a nail file hidden within, she asked if her two children would assist in her escape, prompting Hattie to deliver her usual pre-combat line.
Sometime at the pub, Deckard received a call from Hobbs to see how he has been before looking back as he heard the police commanding him to come out and even called him "Hugh Janus". Deckard said to Hobbs that he is a bastard and asked that he has no idea what he started. Hobbs then answered about what he said on the airport after Hobbs got stopped by the police, "it's gonna involve rubber gloves and a body cavity search", which Deckard replied, "Not a chance". He went outside to face the police.
Some time after Hobbs & Shaw and the events of F9, Deckard was in his hideout, kicking a punchbag, which happened to have an unnamed man inside who surrendered and told Deckard that he would give him a flash drive containing plans. However, Deckard revealed he already had the drive and was using the punching bag to stay in shape. After hearing a knock at the door, Deckard turned around, opened the door and it's Han Seoul-Oh. Deckard was horrified that Han was still alive, having believed him dead after crashing into him in Tokyo.
- "No one tells me what to do."
- ―Deckard Shaw to Luke Hobbs
Like Dominic Toretto, Deckard valued his family above all other things. Deckard was willing to make alliances with others in his line of work to achieve what he wants. He cared deeply about his brother Owen, and was fiercely protective of him since they were children, to the point that he personally ended fights and endured punishments for him. He was capable of hoping that Owen would outgrow his cavalier, destructive behavior, and even when he was proven wrong about this, he recognized Owen as his brother and maintained a brotherly view of him. Driven by revenge, he attacked Dominic and his crew with the intention of killing them all no matter the cost or collateral damage that was left behind.
Like his younger brother Owen, Deckard could be a dirty fighter, as shown in his first fight with Dominic, where he was willing to shoot him, but when he did fight straightly, he didn't seem to employ such means, as displayed when he fought Hobbs and Dominic, where he used solely his fighting prowess to challenge them without employing any unfair methods, if not discounting the fact that he did use a knife on Hobbs and threw an explosive at Elena to end the fight. He took pride in harming or killing others. He won't hide his involvement in the deaths of others if it meant making a point and baiting others out into the open. However, he was able to let his grudges go, such as when he began working with Toretto's crew, and saved Toretto's son and settled his issues with Toretto afterwards, and was even present at their dinner table. For all his ruthlessness, Deckard did have a moral code at least towards children, as he was genuinely disgusted when seeing Cipher's men would fire on an innocent child and gave the guard a particularly severe beating while turning away Brian so he would not see it.
Deckard had a quick, dry wit, which put him at odds on several occasions with Luke Hobbs. He has a grudge against Eteon because they turned Brixton into their super soldier and ordered him to kill Deckard and forced him to kill his own brother-in-arms in self-defense.
- ""Captain Deckard Shaw. Distinguished himself by acts of gallantry at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. His bold actions saved the lives of hostages and his teammates. Recommendation: the Victoria Cross." The highest honor the British government has ever given... to a traitor."
- ―Luke Hobbs reading Deckard Shaw's file
As a former MI6 agent and British Special Forces soldier, he is a highly skilled black ops operative, having served in the Special Boat Service and the Special Air Service before joining MI6. Thoroughly trained and highly accomplished in a variety of combat techniques, Deckard's abilities vary from the expert handling of firearms, explosives to hand-to-hand combat. Trained to operate as an assassin for the British government, Deckard presumably worked under clandestine parameters and carried out jobs as a "secret weapon". When he was deemed expendable by his government, Deckard went into business for himself as a mercenary for hire, just like his brother Owen, who was also a former British Special Forces soldier.
According to a letter from Windsor Castle, Deckard distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his own life above and beyond the call of duty while on assignment in Baghdad with a squadron's Mobility Troop of the 22nd SAS Regiment. His bold and decisive actions under enemy fire saved the lives of hostages and several of his teammates. He was nominated for the Victoria Cross, the highest award for valor in the face of the enemy.
Victor Locke has described Deckard as an operative at "the top of his game," and the director of Eteon referred to him as "formidable." After defeating Brixton with Hobbs, the director stated that they outperformed their analytics.
- Peak Human Condition: Deckard is a man who remains in strict level of training regimen and healthy dieting. His physical conditioning has proven to be extremely great and at levels where is not only superior to his siblings and could easily dispatch multiple enemies, but he has even matched the likes of Dominic Toretto and Luke Hobbs in battle.
- Peak Human Strength: Although not his prominent trait, Deckard is still considerably strong. While not on par with Hobbs or Dominic in strength, he is still strong enough to tackle Hobbs through a glass wall and hit with enough force to disorient and launch him through the glass, along with being able to knock around Dominic with his blows when they fought, and could easily overpower lesser enemies to launch them off the air or nonchalantly restrain them with one hand and send them flying with his kicks.
- Peak Human Durability: Deckard's great endurance allowed him to fight on par with Hobbs withstanding his strikes with only minor injuries and recover from being slammed into a table fast enough to then disorient him by hitting him with a strip light. He also displayed similar endurance in his fight with Dominic recovering from being thrown on top of a car in seconds, proceeding to out-brawl Dominic and kick him to the floor. He survived a head-on collision with Dominic in an underground tunnel with a Maserati (with reinforced chassis) which causes the vehicles of both drivers to be damaged. He survives another head-on collision on the rooftop of a parking garage with an Aston Martin and recovered quickly enough to face Dominic in hand-to-hand combat shortly after. He was also unfazed by the collision of his car with Han's. Deckard also withstood four intense electrical shocks when Brixton tortured him and Hobbs as well as endure punches from Brixton.
- Peak Human Speed: Deckard's speed is such that it makes it very hard for his enemies to keep up with him. While his strength isn't so great, his speed allows him to compete against Dominic and Hobbs in battle, with Dominic being unable to truly defeat him while Hobbs had considerable difficulty outclassing him in hand-to-hand combat eventually. When dealing with multiple opponents, he can block strikes and counter them faster than they could react. This is best seen when he is dealing with Ukraine guards. According to Brixton Lore's ocular analysis, Deckard can punch at the speed of 19.402 meters per second (43.4 miles per hour/69.85 kilometres per hour), making his punching speed 28.49% faster than Hobbs'. Deckard also swiftly put the pin back in a grenade in his sister's apartment before it went off.
- Peak Human Stamina: Due to his extensive training, Deckard can push himself for very long periods of time without any sight slowing down or fatigue. Despite his long and exhausting fights with Dominic and Hobbs or multiple opponents at once, Deckard has never shown the slightest sign of being exhausted.
- Peak Human Reflexes: Deckard possesses tremendous reflexes. He is even able to react to multiple gunshots, as he did when he was about to kill Dominic, only to be interrupted by guards. His reflexes made him a match for Hobbs and Dominic's strength, with him being able to block the majority of their blows and strike them multiple times, ultimately stalemating Dominic and only being defeated by Hobbs with great difficulty. His great reflexes allow him to fight with multiple enemies (moreover very skilled) at once.
- "War is what I do."
- ―Deckard Shaw to Luke Hobbs
- Master Martial Artist: Indicated by his Special Forces background, Deckard is an extremely skilled fighter and martial artist, being able to contend with much stronger opponents and groups of other grown men and his fighting style appears to consist of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Karate and kickboxing. Deckard’s weapons training from his SBS and SAS background and skilled with melee weapons while remaining his training making him a formidable opponent. He can effortlessly take on multiple opponents, armed or otherwise and often come out of the fight as the victor. Deckard's skills in battle even allowed him to compete against both Dominic Toretto and even Luke Hobbs, with him having been able to fight Dominic to a standstill and only being defeated with considerable effort from Hobbs. He even displayed superior skill with wrenches in melee combat, forcing Dominic to use his strength to throw him on top of a car. Aside from combat weapons, Deckard can use anything in his surroundings as a weapon to fight. He also fought Cipher's henchmen while protecting Dominic's son, Brian Marcos after rescuing him at the same time.
- Explosives Mastery: Deckard is also adept with explosives. He entered the Royal Defence Medical Centre in London and created a sustainable amount of damage with explosives used to take out several police officers and hospital personnel. When fighting Hobbs, he used a military-grade explosive to destroy the upper levels of the DSS Los Angeles headquarters. He was also able to mail a packaged bomb from Tokyo to Los Angeles that destroyed the Toretto house.
- Expert Marksman: As a former special forces soldier, Deckard is highly skilled in the use of firearms, including pistols, sub-machine guns, shotguns, assault and sniper rifles. He shot Brixton Lore twice in the chest and once in the head, as he was trained to do.
- Expert Driver: Deckard is a highly skilled driver and extremely proficient at driving a variety of vehicles. His skills are nearly on par with Dominic and like him, he is skilled in cornering and drifting. He also managed to perfectly time crashing his car into Han's to cause his death. In the Caucasus Mountains near Azerbaijan, he pursued and attacked Dominic with a Fast Attack Vehicle and attempted to push his car off a cliff by ramming him repeatedly until Roman arrived and helped Dominic knock Deckard's vehicle down a hill.
- Bilingualism: Deckard is capable of speaking English and Russian.
- SIG Sauer P226R: Deckard prepared to use his first sidearm against Dominic Toretto before their street fight. He continued to use the pistol to later threaten Luke Hobbs before letting him in his car with his sister, Hattie.
- Strayer Voigt Infinity: Deckard used this highly customized pistol as his second sidearm to rescue Brian Marcos from Cipher's plane.
- Heckler & Koch Mark 23: Deckard used this pistol as his third sidearm while escaping from Eteon's Weapons & Biotech Facility.
- Heckler & Koch SP89: Deckard placed this sub-machine gun on the chest of his comatose brother.
- Sa. VZ.61 Skorpion: Deckard drew this sub-machine gun when he first encountered Toretto. He fired it at the government agents rappelling down when Mr. Nobody intervened.
- Heckler & Koch MP5KN: Deckard geared up with this sub-machine gun to face Toretto.
- CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1: Margarita gave Hobbs and Deckard these sub-machine guns to infiltrate Eteon's headquarters.
- SIG SG 556 SBR: Deckard used this rifle to attack Toretto's crew in Abu Dhabi.
- HS Produkt VHS-K2: Deckard took this rifle from one of Brixton Lore's soldiers. He used it to shoot at Brixton, but the latter's state of the art bulletproof suit protected him.
- Serbu Super-Shorty: Deckard geared up with this shotgun to face Toretto.
- Remington 870: Deckard took this shotgun with rubber bullets from a guard in prison, using it against more guards.
- Double-Barreled Shotgun: Deckard took this shotgun from his sister's armory.
- Accuracy International AW-F: Deckard used this suppressed sniper rifle to attack Toretto's crew in the Caucasus Mountains.
- Jason Statham's appearances at the end of Fast & Furious 6 and F9 are uncredited cameos.
- During the early stages of development for Furious 7, Deckard Shaw was originally named "Ian Shaw."
- Alec Baldwin, Sam Rockwell, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Peter Dinklage, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell, Patton Oswalt, Joel McHale, Jason Lee, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, David Cross, Ashton Kutcher, Sean Hayes, Jack Black, and Chris Pratt were considered for the role of Deckard Shaw before Jason Statham was selected.
- According to his profile on God's Eye, Deckard is born on March 25th, 1970, and has a record on theft, manslaughter, and concealed weapons, as well as public disturbance, but in The Fate of the Furious, a file states that Deckard was born on October 19th, 1973.
- His profile also reveals that he is "wanted for the murder of Han Seoul-Oh - incident took place during an illegal street race in Tokyo".
- His theme song when he first appears and blows up the hospital is Payback by Juicy J, Kevin Gates, Future and The Gemini, symbolizing his personality.
- On April 19, 2021, Justin Lin confirmed that despite Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw going onto star in their spinoff film series Hobbs & Shaw, to Lin they’re still in this universe and they’re part of this family. Which in turn means that a return of these to character in the franchise's swan song is possible.
- Owen: You know, when I was young, my brother always used to say, "Every man has to have a code."