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Real Name
Wade Winston Wilson
First Appearance
New Mutants (Vol. 1) #98 (February, 1991)
Fabian Nicieza, Rob Liefeld
Team Affiliations
Thunderbolts, X-Force, Agency X, Deadpool Corps., Great Lakes Initiative, Weapon X, Landau, Luckman, and Lake, Maggia, Frightful Four, Secret Defenders, Heroes for Hire, Six Pack, X-Men
Merc with a Mouth, Jack, Wade T. Wilson, Mithras, Johnny Silvini, Thom Cruz (when confused for Tom Cruise after a magic spell restores his face), Hulkpool (after turned into a hulk), Wildcard
Base of Operations
Accelerated Healing Factor, Extended longevity, Immunity to telepathy, teleportation (aided by machine), holographic disguise (aided by machine), Superhuman stamina, agility, flexibility and reflexes, may or may not be aware of the world beyond the fourth wall (IE, might know he is fictional)
Skills and abilities
Master martial artist, swordsman and marksman, Master strategist and improviser, has several voices in his head the represent parts of himself that give him advice, easily defies expectation in most instances
Countless Guns, Swords, Knives and other weapons, Teleporter, Image Transducer

Deadpool (Wade Winston Wilson) is an antihero from the Marvel Comics Universe. When he first appeared, he acted as a villain of the New Mutants and X-Force, before becoming a more heroic figure later on.


Experimented on by Weapon X in the attempt to create a powerful soldier, assassin Wade Wilson (known for targeting only those he felt "deserved to die") was somewhat cured of his cancer by being given a power healing factor. However, the trauma drove Wade mad (or perhaps madder) and he left to become a mercenary with a warped sense of humor.


The Unclear Past

The true story of the childhood of Wade Wilson is largely unknown, as there have been conflicting accounts. It had been claimed that he was raised by his physically abusive father, a member of the Canadian military, after his mother died of cancer. In this back story, things got even worse for Wade when his drunken friend murdered Wade's father and Wade was ejected from the US Special Forces.

Another account had Deadpool claiming that his father was a teller of bad jokes who had abandoned his family and that his mother turned to alcohol, humor and the home shopping network to cope. In this version, Wade ran away from home so that his mother wouldn't lose what little money she had left on him.

Afterwards, while still in his late teens, Wade began to take assassination jobs accepting only those where in he felt the target deserved to die. Whenever Wade failed an assignment, he would get plastic surgery and use various technological means to build a new identity and start acting as a "new" assassin. During this time, he was also recruited by the CIA to join a team of assassins, again being told that his targets deserved death. Not much is known of these years, though during this time he started and ended a relationship with a woman named Francie in Tangier, Morocco and spent three years undercover as a sumo wrestler to get close to a Japanese crime boss. However, Wade had gotten romantically involved with the boss' daughter and when he was ordered to kill the boss, he refused for the first time in his career and relocated to the United States.

While in America, Wade met Vanessa Carlysle, a mutant prostitute and the two fell in love and began considering leaving his life as a mercenary behind.  Wade still took another mission, to kill a blind British operative in Zaire named Althea, also known as Blind Al, but when Wade arrived at her location, she was able to escape, though Wade had murdered everyone else in her station.  Those who hired Wade attempted to have Vanessa killed in retaliation, though she was saved by the intervention of a superpowered woman named Zoe, who believed Wade had a destiny he needed to fulfill.

Not long after, Wade was diagnosed with 34 inoperable cancerous tumors. Believing there was no hope for him, Wade broke up with his girlfriend, not wishing her the pain of watching her partner die, and gave up chemotherapy in the hopes it could end his life quicker with less suffering.


  • Deadpool appears in the animated film Hulk Vs Wolverine voiced by Nolan North. Deadpool acts as one of Professor Thorton's military strike team Team X (alongside Lady Deathstrike, Omega Red, and Sabretooth) in the Weapon X program, seeking to capture Wolverine and the Hulk in order to brainwash them and convert them into the ultimate weapons. He frequently annoys his teammates with his wisecracks.
  • Wade Wilson is one of the primary antagonists of the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds. He is a highly skilled, wisecracking but greatly amoral mercenary who wields a pair of katanas with superhuman speed and skill sufficient to deflect fully automatic weapons fire. He is supposedly killed by Victor Creed, but is later revealed to have been transformed by Colonel William Stryker into Weapon XI (stunts portrayed by Scott Adkins), a mutant killer who possesses other mutants' powers, including Scott Summers' optic blasts, John Wraith's teleportation, Chris Bradley's technopathy, Wolverine's healing factor, and a pair of extendable blades resembling Wilson's prized swords. He is referred to by Stryker as "the Deadpool" because the compatible powers of the other mutants have been "pooled" together into one being. Wolverine and Victor fight Deadpool in the film's climax and manage to defeat him by decapitating him and sending him falling into a cooling tower of a nuclear power plant, although a post-credits scene appearing in DVD releases and some theatrical presentations of the film implies Deadpool is still alive.
  • The 2016 film Deadpool stars Deadpool as portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, who reprises the role in the 2018 film Deadpool 2

Video Games

  • Deadpool appears in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse voiced by John Kassir. Deadpool initially appears as a boss, having been hired and brainwashed by Mister Sinister. He fights the united X-Men and Brotherhood in the New York City's North Side during Act 4. Deadpool is also unlocked as a playable character once the game is completed for the first time. As in the comics, Deadpool breaks the fourth wall if the player stalls enough. If the enemy Deadpool is fought using the playable Deadpool, they will argue about which one is the real Deadpool.
  • Deadpool appears as playable character in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance with John Kassir reprising his speaking role. He can take on multiple costumes, including outfits based on his classic appearance, his appearance in the Ultimate Universe, his appearance from the Deadpool: Agent of Weapon X arc and an updated version of the costume used in Cable and Deadpool. Deadpool frequently breaks the fourth wall referencing the game itself and parodying other Marvel Comics heroes. He recounts his origin story in a briefing for his simulator mission, initially as a humorous pastiche of the origins of Thor, Blade, Daredevil, Storm, and Hulk before proceeding to tell his real origin.
  • Wade Wilson appears in the video game adaptation of X-Men Origins: Wolverine voiced by Steven Blum with his Deadpool/Weapon XI transformation as the final boss.
  • Deadpool appears as a playable character in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 again voiced by John Kassir. His unmasked Ultimate Marvel appearance serves as an alternative costume. In the Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 versions, he appears as a boss in the game's third stage, but will join the party upon his defeat when he realizes that the heroes aren't part of Titanium Man's terrorist attack. In keeping with his previous appearance, Deadpool has been written so that he is fully aware of his presence in a video game, and his dialogue throughout the title reflects this insight (for example, if the player chooses to enlist him in the Anti-Registration team, he quips to Maria Hill the possibility of being Pro-Registration "in the next playthrough"). Also during the credits, Deadpool confronts one of the writers with a complaint about the game not starring him. In the Wii, PSP, and PS2 versions, he is playable from the start and appears during the credit sequence and load screens watching television while sitting in a recliner.
  • Ultimate Deadpool appears as a villain in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions with Nolan North reprising his speaking role. This version of Deadpool incorporates traits from his mainstream counterpart such as breaking the fourth wall, a teleportation device, and an implied healing factor. Instead of leading an army of Reavers as he does in the Ultimate universe he uses an army of weapon-wielding fanboys and robots. He lures and fights Ultimate Spider-Man on an oil platform as part of his newest game show called Pain Factor when he learns what the tablet actually is and uses it to make two copies of himself. If paused long enough, Deadpool will break the fourth wall berating the player for "stalling" and asking "You gonna Pause me AGAIN?"
  • Deadpool appears as a playable fighter in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, voiced again by Nolan North. His abilities include use of his guns, swords, and teleporter, which will malfunction if used excessively. He performs his own anomalous version of the Shoryuken, and again breaks the fourth wall, with a special move in which he beats his opponent with his health bar and his hyper combo bar. He is frequently featured opposite of Capcom's Dante from the Devil May Cry series. His victory sequences have him approach the camera and say various things to the player. In Deadpool's ending sequence, he throws a party to celebrate his defeat of Galactus, but his actions inadvertently cause the destruction of Cleveland, Ohio, for which he implicates the player. Deadpool later appears as a playable character in the game's standalone updated version Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
  • Deadpool is a playable character in Marvel Super Hero Squad Online voiced by Tom Kenny.
  • Deadpool appears as an unlockable character in Marvel: Avengers Alliance. He previously could be unlocked by completing PVP Season One, but is now available for purchase for 135 Command Points.
  • Deadpool is available as downloadable content for the game LittleBigPlanet, as part of "Marvel Costume Kit 6".
  • Deadpool is a playable character in the MMORPG Marvel Heroes, again voiced by Nolan North.
  • Deadpool, an action game based on the character, was developed by High Moon Studios and published by Activision in 2013, with Nolan North reprising his voice role once again.
  • Deadpool is a playable character in Lego Marvel Super Heroes.
  • Deadpool is also in Fortnite.[1] (Why didn't anybody put this here?)


  • Katana Rama (Regular attack)
  • Chimichangas (Regular attack)
  • Disc Shooter (Regular attack)
  • Pinnapple/Bomb Suprise (Regular attack)
  • Teleportation (Regular attack)
  • The Gunning Knife (Special attack)
  • 7 Shoots (Hyper combo)