mercenary now known as Deadpool was once little more than medical waste, written
off as a miscarriage of science and technology by the directors of the Canadian
government's enigmatic Weapon X project. Were its name known outside certain
highly specialized circles, the black-ops initiative would have boasted a
distinguished -- if blood-spattered -- track record. Previously, it's
technicians had spawned a number of noteworthy scions -- including the feral Wolverine,
maverick mutant adventurer, and the savage Sabretooth,
psychotic murder machine.
had looked forward to an uninterrupted string of successes. Enter Wade Wilson.
Diagnosed with cancer, the gun-for-hire left the woman he loved and accepted an
unorthodox offer of salvation. Playing upon his hope for a cure, the Weapon X
scientists attempted to recreate Wolverine's genetically endowed healing factor
through artificial means. Although successful, the Byzantine procedure left
Wilson's epidermis and face a horridly callused mess. Considered a failure, he
was consigned to a prison laboratory for program rejects. Unable at first to
accept his mangled appearance, Wilson slipped into the darkest pit of his soul.
He killed several guards and escaped -- dubbing himself "Deadpool,"
after the facility. Some time later, he re-emerged as one of the world's
cementing his reputation as a solider of fortune and quasi-super hero, Deadpool
signed on the dotted line for the terrorist known as Tolliver. His target: the
time-tossed mutant freedom fighter called Cable.
Deadpool learned that his former lover -- Vanessa Carlyle, the shapeshifter
named Copycat -- was posing as Cable's girlfriend and teammate, the
probability-altering Domino. Wilson launched repeated offensives against Cable
and his mutant strike team, X-Force -- culminating with a battle in which
Tolliver was killed and Vanessa seriously wounded. Deadpool showed mercy on his
former flame, diverting a portion of his powers to heal her injuries.
custody in a metal asylum, Deadpool gained the attention of the interdimensional
firm of Landau, Luckman & Lake. LL&L believed Deadpool to be the Mithras,
one who would usher in a new golden age for the inhabitants of Earth. But the
prophecy was a sham: The being destined to bring this era to life actually would
transform the planet's inhabitants into mindless, grinning boobs. Deadpool
averted disaster, but internal politics within LL&L brought an end to their
relationship. His optimism again shattered, Wilson returned to his status as a
Page Updated: May 2nd, 2021
I must've been 8
or 9 when I was first introduced to Deadpool, while opening a shiny new
pack of Marvel trading cards in the early 90's. "Whoa, this guy looks sorta
like Spider-man, but he's got ' machineguns & swords?!" As a
big X-Men fan back then, Deadpool made plenty of "cameos" in the series I
followed, but he never really took the spotlight. Then one day, I saw Deadpool
being a total weirdo jerk (yet rather funny) instead of trying to be a
"serious badass" type character... and thus, Deadpool found his
Deadpool's appearance in Capcom's VS Series was long overdue... but his epic
incarnation was well worth the wait. Countless hilarious mannerisms & taunts, while fighting like a pro when he needs to. His
LVL3 super has to be one of the funniest super moves ever in a fighting game. Also, +10K badass points to Capcom for
putting Deadpool's iconic "Shoryuken" in the game, and +20K more for
quoting Magneto's "Welcome to Die" from the 1992
arcade game. ^__^ Capcom killed it with Deadpool in MVC3. Finally, I never expected to see Deadpool on the big screen. Loved both Deadpool movies. Superhero movies DONE RIGHT! Seeing
Colossus alongside Deadpool in the movies was such a nice bonus.
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