- "Sometimes, doing the right thing is messy. But, if you wanna fight for what's right, sometimes you have to fight dirty."
- ―Wade Wilson[src]
Wade Winston Wilson is a mercenary. He has superhuman strength, stamina, agility and reflexes. He is an expert marksman, swordsman, and martial artist. He acquired his powers from a serum that activated dormant mutant genes and then was subjected to extreme stress through torture and near death experiences.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Character traits
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Equipment
- 5 Relationships
- 6 Appearances/Actors
- 7 Behind the scenes
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Gallery
- 10 References
- 11 See Also
- "Just promise me you'll do right by me, so I can do right by someone else. And don't make the suit green... or animated!"
- ―Wade to The Recruiter[src]
Wade was a mercenary-for-hire living in New York City. He takes a job getting a pizza delivery boy to stop stalking a girl by threatening him. Once his job is done, the girl thanks him and calls him her hero, to which Wade quickly points out that that is something he is not.
Wade goes to the bar where his friend Weasel works. Wade orders a drink called a Blowjob and has the bartender bring it to a big thug and to say it came from another man, leading to a bar fight where people bet on others to die, which is called the "Dead Pool". At this bar, Wade meets a prostitute named Vanessa Carlysle. They bond over their weird, messed up lives before starting a sexual relationship, which eventually evolves into a romantic one.
Wade is genuinely happy until he is diagnosed with cancer in his liver, lungs, prostate and brain. He fears more for what will happen to Vanessa than to him. At the bar, Weasel tells him that a man sitting in the corner is looking for him. He is The Recruiter, and he tells Wade that he works for a facility that will not only cure him of his cancer, but also give him incredible powers. Wade is hesitant, but he takes the card that The Recruiter gives him.
Wade made the choice to be cured for Vanessa, leaving her alone in the middle of the night and never returning. He goes to the facility where he meets Ajax for the first time, along with his cohort Angel Dust. Ajax injects Wade with a serum that activates any dormant mutant genes in him, the mutations being meant to turn him into a superhuman to heal him from his cancer, but says that in order for it to work and because adrenaline is the serums catalyst, they have to subject him to extreme stress for the mutation to occur. Wade undergoes torture techniques until Ajax tells him that they are making him into a super slave to be auctioned off somewhere. However, if there were no mutant genes in him to activate, the torture would eventually kill him. Wade makes fun of Ajax after learning his real name is Francis. Ajax straps Wade to a chamber where his oxygen is cut off. His skin and face start to blotch up, making him disfigured. Ajax opens the chamber and tells Wade his cancer is gone. Wade headbutts Angel and takes a match that she kept in her mouth. He lights it and throws it near the oxygen vent, causing an explosion in the laboratory. Ajax goes down to see what happened, and Wade starts to fight him. He has gotten increased strength, but Ajax gets the upper hand and overpowers Wade, impaling him with a bar, which he leaves bent. Ajax then asks Wade what's his name to no response, and leaves Wade for dead, as the facility crumbles around him.
Wade wakes up alive, but horrified by his complexion. He walks through the streets with a hood over his head, but the people that see him are creeped out and disgusted by his appearance. This makes him worry about what Vanessa will think if she sees him, so he stays away from her completely. Wade visits Weasel, who is also disgusted by his appearance and makes a few quips at his expense. Weasel encourages Wade to make a suit and mask to disguise himself as he goes back to hunt for Ajax so that he can fix his face. Wade decides to call himself "Deadpool" and begins his crusade to find Ajax by plowing through his goons until he can find him. He finds The Recruiter, who says what he knows about Ajax's whereabouts before Deadpool kills him. In this time, Wade has decided to stay with a blind woman named who he calls Blind Al.
- "WAIT! You may be wondering why the red suit. Well, that's so bad guys can't see me bleed."
Wade Wilson, the antihero Deadpool sits in a cab, bored in the backseat. He slides up front to chat with the cabbie, Dopinder. Deadpool asks Dopinder about a picture of a girl he has in his car, and Dopinder says she was his girlfriend until he lost her to his cousin. Dopinder then takes Deadpool to the middle of a bridge, and Deadpool stiffs the man for cab fare. Deadpool waits on top of a bridge for his targets. He then spots a group of vans arriving, and he jumps into one of the men before beating up of all the thugs in the van, causing an accident that kills other villains. Deadpool's main target is Ajax, the man that gave him his powers and also horribly disfigured him. The vans all come crashing to the end of the bridge, where one thug's head is slice off with a chain, and another one gets gorily splattered against a sign on the highway.
Meanwhile, at Xavier's School For Gifted, Colossus sees the chaos unfolding on the news and calls Negasonic Teenage Warhead to help him bring in Deadpool. Deadpool is upset because he forgot his bag of weapons and only has 12 rounds in his gun. He counts off how many rounds with each thug he kills, accidentally missing a few shots, but he manages to kill three men with one bullet. One last thug comes at Deadpool with two knives, but Deadpool quickly skewers him. Deadpool finds Ajax headed to him on a motorcycle and he throws his katana at the bike, causing Ajax to crash. Deadpool impales Ajax with the other blade, but since Ajax is a mutant who can’t feel pain and the blade doesn't kill him. Deadpool lifts up his mask to show his scars so that Ajax can recognize him as Wade Wilson. Colossus and Negasonic then arrive. Colossus is displeased with Deadpool causing so much mayhem and tries to get him to join the X-Men, to which Deadpool refuses. With his back turned, Ajax escapes. Enraged, Deadpool tries to hit Colossus, but he ends up breaking both hands and his foot. Colossus cuffs Deadpool to his wrist, but Deadpool chooses to cut his hand off and hop into a garbage van, leaving his hand to give Colossus the finger.
Deadpool rides the garbage truck back to his and Al's place, and his hand starts to slowly grow back. After being told by Weasel that Ajax and Angel are going after Vanessa, Wade and Weasel goes to the strip club where she works. But Wade is still scared to face her. Vanessa's co-worker tells her that an ex-boyfriend is out back looking for her. She goes outside and thinks it's Wade, but it's Ajax. He and Angel take her. Wade goes out back to look for her but only finds her handbag, letting him know that she's been taken.
Infuriated, Wade grabs all the guns he owns and goes to the X-Mansion to get Colossus and Negasonic to help him get back Vanessa and stop Ajax. He then quips that the mansion is so big, yet it looks like the studio couldn't afford more than two X-Men. Wade, Colossus and Negasonic take a cab driven by Dopinder to Ajax's location. They hit a bump and Deadpool hears a scream from the trunk. Dopinder admits he kidnapped his cousin. Deadpool pretends to be horrified but quietly congratulates Dopinder. The three then track Ajax down to a scrapyard. Deadpool charges toward the goons while Colossus and Negasonic fight Angel. She slams Colossus away, but Negasonic charges at Angel with great power.
Wade rips through the goons and uses their corpses to spell out Francis's name to mock him. He runs up to the aircraft carrier where Ajax is keeping Vanessa. He puts her in the same chamber where he put Wade. He duels with Ajax with their blades. Meanwhile, Angel almost strangles Colossus with a bar, but Negasonic creates a powerful blast that throws Angel off and destroys the carrier. It starts to collapse, sending numerous freight containers down. Colossus carries Negasonic and Angel to safety while Deadpool makes sure Vanessa safely lands. The carrier then completely crashes down.
Ajax attacks Deadpool once again until the latter has him pinned down. Wade holds his gun at Ajax's head and demands that he fix his face, but Ajax laughs and says there was never a cure for that. Deadpool is ready to kill Ajax until Colossus steps in and starts to make a big speech on making the hero's decision to spare his enemy's life. Wade gets tired of the speech and he just shoots Ajax in the head, making Colossus puke. Afterwards, Wade finally confronts Vanessa and apologizes for abandoning her. She removes his mask to see his face, but he is wearing a cut-out of Hugh Jackman's face. She sees his real face and says she will eventually get used to it and they kiss.
While walking about the city Wade noticed a man getting robbed in an Alley. Determined to save the man Wade ran into a phone booth to change into his Deadpool costume but found that this took incredibly long and by the time he was done the old man had been shot much to Deadpool’s disappointment who proceeded to sit down on top of his corspe and eat the old mans ice cream.
Two years later Deadpool has become a highly sought after mercenary taking on various gang leaders, killers, and more while maintaining his blossoming relationship with Vanessa. On his anniversary one of his targets escapes. Returning home to Vanessa she reveals her intentions to have a baby with Wade. However later that night the target along with his men attack Wade at his home. While Wade is able to fend them all off the target ends up shooting Vanessa, killing her. Wade in anger pursues him and kills him by throwing them both in the path of an incoming truck.
Weeks later Wade is still grieving. After visiting Blind Al's apartment for advice (and to inhale a bag of cocaine), he takes her remark of "never living until you've died a little" literally, going back home, smoking a cigarette before flicking it into one of the barrels of oil he was laying on top of to blow himself up, in order to "die a little". Colossus comes across Deadpool's strewn-about body parts, gathering them together in a bag so Wade's healing factor puts him back together. He brings him to the X-Mansion, where Wilson lays about for three days (again), Colossus tells him that if he would decide to join the X-Men, it would be a healing experience for him. He also meets Negasonic Teenage Warheads girlfriend Yukio who become fond of each other.
Wade is a man with a deeply perverted, deranged and sometimes dark sense of humor. Probably Wade's most defining characteristics is his non stop motor mouth no matter the situation and his love of pop cultures from all periods of time such as referencing Mama June or having an Adventure Time wristwatch. As a mercenary Wade is usually only in for anything for money. He is pansexual, who will flirt outrageously with pretty much anyone.
Despite this, as Weasel pointed out Wade does have some moral compass as shown when he had most of the money he took from helping a teenage girl with her stalker sent back to her and as pointed let the kid who was stalking her off with a simple while very threatening warning. Another of Wade's redeemable features is his love for his girlfriend Vanessa as he was shown to do anything even considering joining the X-Men to get the help of two of their members Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead to rescue her. Wade also displays some heroic traits as shown when he tackles Negasonic Teenage Warhead out of the way of gunfire and going to great lengths to prevent mutant time traveler and soldier Cable from murdering teenager Russell Collins even if it was for the good of the future.
Powers and Abilities
- Mutate Physiology: A result of the rigorous Workshop experimentation, Wade's physiology was drastically altered. These experiments endowed him with greater physical capabilities, surpassing that of any human. He became faster, stronger, developed incredible mobility and practically indestructible. Wade's condition grants him the following powers:
- Superhuman Strength: Wilson has the strength to lift humans above his head and send them flying through the air with one arm. He headbutted against Angel Dust's without feeling anything and actually hurting her. He swung a fire extinguisher and sent Ajax flying through the air, dragged him hard enough to throw him into the air and impaled Ajax on a stone wall by stabbing through him and a stone wall.
- Superhuman Resilience: Wade's durability, stamina, vitality, virility and endurance have been enhanced to superhuman levels. He has a higher tolerance to pain, to the point where he could cut off his own arm, bash his head against a car panel, head butt Angel Dust, be caught in explosions, have his bones broken, be shot multiple times, fall several stories through a car roof, be rag dolled and tossed around by Ajax, and be shot anywhere on his body, even his anal canal, without being truly hurt or slowed down, with in some cases, him not seemingly feeling the attacks at all. He could be stunned, dazed or incapacitated by some attacks, such being first beaten by Ajax right after his transformation, or when all his bones were broken by Colossus, he fully recovered a few minutes later, and severing his arm, which left him to regenerate his arm overnight and even seemingly required bactine. He was also stabbed in the head, causing him to hallucinate animated unicorns and seemingly hear the song "Your The Inspiration" by the band Chicago (albeit somewhat distorted) until he remove the blade in his head.
- Superhuman Mobility: Wade's agility, dexterity, balance, and body coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete. He could jump several feet into the air with enough force. He can perform feats of agility that would be impossible for the finest human athlete. Confined spaces can in no way limit his mobility, allowing him to overpower multiple attackers while inside a car.
- Superhuman Speed: Wade's speed, reflexes and reaction time were enhanced by the augmentation process. He is adept at melee to short ranged combat and even able to deflect bullets.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Wade possesses extremely accelerated healing and regenerative powers. bullet wounds, as well as slashes and other forms of cuts heal in seconds. Completely crushed bones and internal damages heal within several minutes. He even managed to regrow lost organs and bodily parts within hours and completely recover from being impaled and left inside a burning building, climbing out of the ashes unscathed the next morning. Certain damage, such as being stabbed through the brain, can impede him briefly, to the point of causing auditory and visual hallucinations. Losing body parts can sometimes impede him, as he needs time to regenerate more vital parts that are lost, as when he was forced to remove his hand and waited for it to grow back overnight using bactine to sterilize it. If Wade somehow dies, it won't be a permanent death. He is able to come back from any death that he may suffer and completely recover from all wounds and damages (internal and external).
- Immortality: Wade stays biologically young and healthy indefinitely due to his extreme regenerative capabilities, which make him completely indestructible.
- Master Martial Artist: Wade is also heavily skilled in melee and unarmed combat. His fighting style seems to comprise of Boxing, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Kali, Karate, Brazilian Jujitsu, Pro Wrestling, Capoiera, and Krav Maga. He is able to overpower and kill several armed men after crashing into their car. Not even confined spaces could limit his skill. He is able to take highly skilled opponents such as Ajax and Cable.
- Master Swordsman: Wade's signature weapons are his dual katana blades, which combined with his agility, speed, and natural combat abilities, make two of his most highly efficient weapons. His swords allow him to cut through several trained gunmen with ease. He also used his great strength to lift a man above his head while skewering him.
- Master Marksman: Wade is highly skilled with firearms, his allowing him to hit precise targets without much effort. He used one bullet to kill three men standing in a line, shooting them all in the head while falling through the air.
- Master Knife Wielder/Thrower: Wilson is highly skilled with using knives in combat, whether it be up close or thrown. He was also shown to be able to throw a knife into a gunman's eye from several feet while running.
- Master Acrobat: Wade's agility, reflexes, balance, coordination, and speed make him a highly efficient acrobat. He has the combined agility and acrobatic prowess of the most accomplished circus aerialists and acrobats. He can perform feats of agility that would be impossible for the finest human athlete.
- Katanas: Deadpool carries two katanas (affectionately named Bea and Arthur) that are strapped to his back.
- SOG Desert Dagger: - Deadpool has this combat knife holstered to his left leg, which can be used as an improvised throwing weapon.
- Desert Eagle Handguns: Deadpool is typically also armed with two IWI Desert Eagle Mark XIX 50.AE. He shoots 8 rounds in the left magazine and 4 in the right. All of his rounds are numbered from 12-1.
- Deadpool suit: Deadpool wears a suit in order to disguise his disfigured form. He also made sure the suit was colored red due to his constant bleeding soaking and ruining his other clothes.
- Blind Al - Roomate and Friend.
- Weasel - Friend.
- Vanessa Carlysle - Fiancée.
- Ajax - Enemy.
- Angel Dust - Enemy.
- The Recruiter - Enemy.
- Cable - Enemy turned ally.
- Colossus - Ally.
- Negasonic Teenage Warhead - Ally.
- Dopinder - Ally and transporter.
- Bob - Acquaintance.
- Revised Earth-10005 (4 films)
Behind the scenes
- During filming the test footage for Deadpool, Reynolds wore a motion capture suit.
- In the comics, Deadpool is a mercenary who wears a red and black costume, uses a wide variety of firearms, swords, and knives in battle, uses a small device to teleport, has an unstable healing factor superior to Wolverine's, is mentally insane, and breaks the fourth wall.
- In Deadpool, Deadpool is pansexual, as he is in the comics. He is the first pansexual superhero on the big screen.
- In Deadpool, Deadpool breaks the fourth wall and talks to the audience.
Promotion, Filming, and Concept art
Promotion and Filming