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The Superhero Directory: Character Profile - Deadpool

14 Jan, 2016

The Superhero Directory: Character Profile - Deadpool


Alter-Ego: Wade Winston Wilson

Origin: Marvel Universe                               

Created By: Fabian Neceiza, Rob Leifeld

First Appearance: As a Supervillain, in New Mutants #98 (1991)

How did he become a supervillain/anti-hero: After he contracted cancer, he approached Weapon X, a joint American Canadian superhuman enhancement program, in hopes of a cure for the same. There, he was injected with the healing powers as that of Wolverine, a mutant.  He chose to be a mercenary because after his brief military service, he realized he had exceptional martial arts skills and thought it was his duty to kill the people who deserved to die.

Important Group Affiliations: X-Force, Agency X, One World Church, Weapon X, Team Deadpool, Taskmaster, Tolliver, Hammerhead, Canadian Government

Powers: Deadpools most important ability is to heal through fast cell regeneration because of which neither can he be intoxicated nor can diseases affect him which leads to a slow ageing process, in turn. The speed of his healing is directly proportional to the severity of the injury that inflicts. His physical abilities include quick reflexes, mind-blowing speed, and overwhelming dexterity along.

Abilities: He has phenomenal combating abilities teamed with superhuman stamina that comes from his healing powers which prevent the production of fatigue. He is multilingual, with an ability to speak in five languages, fluently. Hes highly skilled with bladed weapons. He has an ability to break the fourth wall quite often, meaning, that he knows hes a part of a comic series. Hes been known to predict the future and read other comics to know the strengths and weaknesses of his next opponent.

Achilles Heel: His healing abilities render his brain unreadable to telepaths, but its constant healing also makes him highly unstable and prone to violent outbursts without the slightest provocation. Wade's mental state has also proven to make him a very irritating person to be around with other people. Many heroes often find themselves at wits' end around him; this makes for poor ability to cooperate with him in team efforts.

Key Weapons and Devices: He is known to carry a magic satchel that has in it, unlimited armour and weaponry. He chooses his weapons based in his assignments, and specializes in blade artillery. He also uses a teleportation device to whisk him out of dangerous situations and a holographic image inducer that hides his true appearance for the time being.

Biggest Nemesis: T-Ray, Thanos (Jealous of Deadpools relationship with death)

Love Interests: Death (Uncanny incomplete love story), Vanessa Carlysle (aka Copycat), Theresa Cassidy (aka Siryn), Mercedes Wilson (alleged wife), Inez Temple (aka Outlaw), Yelena Bolova (aka Black Widow)

Famous dialogues: (Spoiler- Hes known as Merc with a Mouth)

“Sweet do I get a new car too?
Now I'm better at whatever Wolverine does!” – Deadpool #00 - #01

“These good looks, my friend, were a present of the Canadian Gummint.” – Deadpool I

“The day my father Odin banished me from Asgard, I was bitten by a vampire and had radioactive waste dumped into my eyes. To make matters worse, my mutant ability to control weather activated just as I was hit by a blast of gamma radiation. Nah, actually, I got this way by volunteering for the Weapon X program. They promised to cure my cancer.” - Ultimate Alliance (Video Game, 2006)

 “(to Iron Man) Man, I’d bring a Black Sabbath now, but the bin counter says we spent all our money on writers. What a waste!” – Marvel Heroes (Video Game, 2013)

“Oh, hello there! I bet you're wondering, why the red suit? Well, that's so bad guys can't see me bleed!” – Deadpool (Movie [Leaked Test Footage], 2016)

Shenanigans? Did you just curse me out in Irish?” – Deadpool Volume #3

Movie/TV appearances: His TV appearances have been very brief cameos, those being in X-Men (Animated Series), Ultimate Spider-Man, and Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers. His cinematic advents include X-Men Origins: Wolverine as Wade Wilson, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds and Hulk v. Wolverine (Animated Series). Fox officially announced that Deadpool would be a part of the next X-Men movie in line. With these special appearances at hand, Deadpool has an individual movie coming to the box office in 2016, directed by Tom Miller. The character of Wade Wilson would be filled by Ryan Reynolds.

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