Deadpool rules. He's got a movie coming out so obviously everyone needs to write about him, but that doesn't change the fact that he's legitimately awesome. Deadpool does things other comic book characters do not. He isn't just and anti-hero he is an anti-comic book hero. He literally flies in the face of what people normally expect from a character in a comic book. Let me give you ten reasons that Deadpool is the best:
10. He’s Practically Invincible
With Deadpool's accelerated healing factor he can get the living shit kicked out of him and keep going. He's been nearly obliterated and still come back just because a clump of his cells were still around. Not only that but he was cursed by Thanos to live forever for a reason we'll get to later...
9. He’s Not Afraid To Piss People Off
Deadpool will talk shit to anyone, giant space aliens, gods, robots with missles all over them, etc. Nothing phases Deadpool and he doesn't take anyone seriously, not even himself.
8. He is Hideous
Deadpool is horribly, horribly disfigured. This is actually quite a refreshing change as almost all superheroes are gorgeous, towering models who all have the same chiseled features, pouty lips, and perfect hair. It's nice to see someone kick ass who also looks like ass.
7. He Can Be a Real Mench
Deadpool uses his healing factor to feed a wasting away Archangel by painfully cutting off pieces of his own body and feeding it to him. That's a true hero right there.
6. He Uses Weapons Not Underwear and Fists
As a kid I always thought it was lame that most superheroes just kick and punch bad guys. Not Deadpool. Deadpool has an absurd amount of weapons on him at any given time: butterfly knives , ninja swords, guns, grenades, you name it.
5. He Plays for His Own Team
Deadpool has been hunted by heroes and villains alike and hunted them in return. In an alternate universe ,he even hunts down and kills every character in the Marvel universe. He definitely plays to the beat of his own drum.
4. He Was Co-created by Rob Liefeld
A lot of people give Rob Liefeld shit because he has wonky anatomy and puts army pouches on everyone's massive thighs, but I loved him when I was a kid. His characters were over the top dynamic and action packed and you could tell he really loved drawing every one of them. Liefeld is alright with me. Plus he gave us Deadpool.
3. He Knows He’s a Comic Book Character
Deadpool is one of the only characters that seems to know he's actually in a comic book. Her breaks the fourth wall all the time and comments on the "comic bookness" of events as they happen. Other characters are confused by this but readers like me love it.
2. He Banged Death
Deadpool once fell in love with Death, like actual Death-Death and totally hooked up with her. Thanos fell in love with Death too and then cursed Deadpool with eternal life as the ultimate cock block. That's another reason Deadpool is impossible to kill and another reason he rules.
1. He Makes Contemporary Jokes
Deadpool makes jokes that reference things happening in the reader's actual world. This is because Deadpool is aware of the actual world outside of comic books unlike any of the other characters. This allows him to make jokes that are totally out of place in the Marvel universe but pretty hilarious for actual people who don't have giant metal claws and laser eyeballs.
Why did you think Deadpool rules? Do you love him or hate him? Let us know in the comments!