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DEADPOOL - The Merc with a Mouth

"Yay, now is fighty time, fighty time, blood, blood, blood!" -- DEADPOOL
Know Your CBM Character - DEADPOOL. Who he is? What are his powers and abilities? Who played him in live media.

DEADPOOL is Wade Wilson. A former Weapon X program experiment, with fast healing powers but due to cancer is not able to totally fix his scarred face and body . He is insane but an expert swordsman and marksman who uses his skills as a mercenary. He knows that he is a comicbook character, and has that penchant of talking directly to comicbook readers. And he talks non-stop earning him the title The "Merc With A Mouth".

DEADPOOL was created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, and first appeared in The New Mutants #98 (Feb. 1991).

What are his powers and abilities?
Note: Due to the nature of comicbooks being an on-going tale, the character's powers along with his appearance, is in a constant state of flux.

Regenerative Healing Factor: DEADPOOL possesses a superhuman healing factor derived from that of the mutant Wolverine that allows him to regenerate damaged or destroyed bodily tissue with far greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. DEADPOOL is able to heal injuries such as slashes, puncture wounds, bullet wounds, and severe burns within moments. His healing factor is significantly more powerful than Wolverines as he can regrow missing limbs and organs and has survived blades through his brain on several occasions. His head or any other limb can be reattached using this ability, but has to be placed in the proper place.

Foreign Chemical Resistance: DEADPOOL's body is highly resistant to most drugs and toxins. For example, it is extremely difficult, though not impossible, for him to become intoxicated.

Disease Immunity: The unique regenerative qualities of DEADPOOL's healing factor also extends to his Immune System, rendering him immune to the effects of all known diseases and infections.

Extended Longevity: DEADPOOL's healing factor provides him with an extended lifespan by slowing the effects of the aging process to an unknown degree.

Telepathic Immunity: The healing factor causes his brain cells to be in a constant state of flux and regeneration, rendering him immune to psychics.

Peak human Strength: DEADPOOL possesses great, though not unnatural, physical strength. However, he does have at least the strength of an Olympic level weightlifter. He is capable of lifting at least 420 lbs but no more than 800 lbs.

Superhuman Stamina: DEADPOOL's musculature generates considerably less fatigue toxins than the muscles of an ordinary human being, granting him superhuman levels of stamina in all physical activities. He can physically exert himself at peak capacity for several days fatigue begins to impair him.

Superhuman Agility: DEADPOOL's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.

Superhuman Reflexes: His reflexes are similarly enhanced, superior to those of even the finest human athlete.

What are the changes he underwent?
Early appearances:
DEADPOOL made his first appearance in the pages of New Mutants #98 published in February 1991. A big portion of DEADPOOL's design is based on a DC comicbook character, Deathstroke. The relationship between the two characters are strengthened by their real names, DEADPOOL is Wade Wilson while Deathstroke is Slade Wilson.

DEADPOOL and Deathstroke side-by-side:

In his first appearance, DEADPOOL was hired to attack the New Mutants. After subsequently appearing in X-Force as a recurring character, DEADPOOL began making guest appearances in various different Marvel Comics titles such as the Avengers, Daredevil, and Heroes For Hire.

It's clear in his first appearance that he also borrowed some elements from SPIDER-MAN. (From spidey poses, SPIDER-MAN costume design as well as the wallcrawler's wisecracks).

In 1993 DEADPOOL received his own mini-series, entitled The Circle Chase, it was a relative success, which openned up for another mini-series.
Circle Chase:

Sins of the Past

DEADPOOL is the quintessential comicsbook character of the 90s. With all the unnecessary straps, belts and pouches adorned all over his body.

On-Going series
In 1997, DEADPOOL was given his own ongoing title. DEADPOOL became an action comedy parody of the cosmic drama, antihero-heavy comics of the time. The ongoing series gained cult popularity for its unorthodox main character and its balance of angst and pop culture slapstick and the character became less of a villain, though the element of his moral ambiguity remained.

DEADPOOL starts wearing his logo on his belt buckle in this series.

In this series we see DEADPOOL as part of Weapon X, and sporting a different costume.

Cable and DEADPOOL
2004: DEADPOOL's next series is with his former enemy Cable.

Fastforward in 2011: Cable is dead (this is comics, don't worry he won't be dead long), DEADPOOL wants to honor his fallen friend, the best he can. So, he wents to a mission with his best Cable impression.

DEADPOOL : Merc with a Mouth
2009: Another ongoing DEADPOOL series, DEADPOOL: Merc with a Mouth teams up Wade with the head of the zombie DEADPOOL.

2010: gives us the DEADPOOL Corps series. The series features alternate versions of DEADPOOL, consisting of DEADPOOL, Lady DEADPOOL, Headpool, and two new characters; Kidpool, a kid version of DEADPOOL who uses lightsabers, and Dogpool, a dog version of DEADPOOL. (The creation of this series should be noted, because of the actor Ryan Reynolds who originally played Wade Wilson (DEADPOOL's alter ego) in X-Men Origins: Wolverine is now playing Hal Jordan from a rival comic company. Hal Jordan is the character Green Lantern from the Green Lantern Corps. Connection: Green Lantern Corps ~ DEADPOOL Corps)

Uncanny X-Force
2010: DEADPOOL is also part of an X-Men black ops strike team, X-Force lead by Wolverine and Archangel.

He wears his usual costume only changing the red part to gray.

Other funny DEADPOOL costumes and transformations:



Captain Pool

Hulk Pool


DEADPOOL Marvel Girl

[Beast - epic facepalm]

DEADPOOL Rochambeau!



I know that there are other costumes out there. Feel free to post your favorites on the comment section below.

DEADPOOL in Live Media
DEADPOOL appears in the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, first as Wade Wilson played by Ryan Reynolds and later as the disfigured, mouthless Weapon XI played by Scott Adkins.

Ryan Reynolds - Wade Wilson

DEADPOOL TV Spot - X-Men Origins: Wolverine by hawkbcnr

Scott Adkins - Weapon XI

X-Men Origins: Wolverine by zamm-mymovies

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