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Is Deadpool's real name Jack or Wade Wilson?--Peteparker 03:29, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Definately Wade Wilson. Recent issue of C&DP, Fabian Niceza (or whatever the spelling is) had him fight T-Ray for the honour of the name. Basically. And DP said in his yellow boxes, that he signed up to the Army with that name, so that IS his name. Until Fabian leaves the book and the next writer wants to screw with everyone again... But, like Wolverine, DP DID get his memories back recently, and has no reason to lie in his own yellow boxes. -- Acelister 06:13, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
The problem is that we technically HAVE to change the name to Deadpool (Jack) (Earth-616) under the naming conventions set-forth. From what we discussed and researched - Wade Wilson is definitely the most well known. Marvel and his back stories revealed him to be adopted and assumed the name Wade Wilson (the surname of the foster/adoptive family). When or how it was revealed (recently I believe) that his real name is Jack (something), I am not sure. Marvel has even put this up on their page and other sites are revising their pages to show this info as well. I would say, FOR NOW, leave the name Deadpool (Earth-616) and then if/when it is revealed what his real last name is, we revert the page and articles to that...I know this will be a lot to change...luckily we found the real name of Wolverine and some other major characters before we attempted these changes! ;) --M1shawhan 23:22, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
Wait... Let me get this straight, after me saying that it is definately Wade Wilson because of a canon reference mere months ago, you then say it was revealled to be Jack? You can't really go by the Universe pages - It still states that he's only just had a mission to do with the One Wolrd Church! DP is known legally as Wade Wilson, plus it is the most well known, so it should be the name of the page, right? Though there are no other Deadpool's in 616 (as opposed to Iron Man (Tony Stark) AND (Rhodey Rhodes) AND... etc.), so does it have to have his name? -- Acelister 05:45, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
I am just going off that site. Personally, I think "Wade Wilson (Earth-616)" should be the name, but according to the Naming Convention that we are heading towards it will probably be "Deadpool (Jack) (Earth-616)", if his name is Jack Wilson - then it will become "Jack Wilson (Earth-616)". For now though, until we AND Marvel hash out the true name I think the namespace, and namespace only is what I am talking about, should stay as it is now, Deadpool (Earth-616). On the infobox on the page, Wade Wilson is fine for the "real name" section or even "Wade Wilson (poss Jack)". --M1shawhan 00:05, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
Reading back what was originally written, I thought Peterparker was hinting at the namespace name and not just the real name section. I think he might have just been asking the name. If so, then forget what I said, I was simply talking about the over namespace - currently Deadpool (Earth-616). --M1shawhan 00:10, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
I was really asking what the real name was because I was trying to make his Real Name Disambiguation page, and I couldn't find where they actually called him Jack in the recent books. The site will have to be good enough for now, but I agree with everyone here. Leave him as Deadpool (Earth-616) until more about his name is published.--Peteparker 02:21, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
His real name is Unknown and most likely will never be known as even without his brain damage or his contant brain flux his personality is not one of truth. For all Legal purposes his name is Wade Wilson but that is not his real birth name. Nor is it likely Jack as T-Ray says that at the time he met him he was in the habit of stealing others identities. I would leave his real name as Unknown and put the rest under aliases. Unless they do a Deadpool Origins he's not gonna have a definitive real name.--Macsimus 04:29, 9 September 2008 (UTC)


In Cable & Deadpool #39, Deadpool admits to signing up for the Army as Wade Winston Wilson, and also admits this isn't his birth name. However, since his birth name is unknown, and he's gone by Wade Wilson since before he was ever involved with Weapon X or gained his healing factor, I'd say it's his current legal name, even if he didn't file the proper paperwork. He'd have to have some kind of proof that was his name in order to join the Army, so he's gotta have a Wade Wilson birth certificate or Passport or something, which is legal enough for me. I'll post the page from #39 where he admits to a good chunk of his origin story.
--Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 12:56, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
In X-Men Origins: Deadpool #1, it was revealed that Deadpool's real name is "Wade Wilson". Far as I discovered, he doesn't have a middle name. It just Wade Wilson, not Wade Winston Wilson.(ZezeLook00 (talk) 01:44, October 6, 2019 (UTC))
Just because it wasn't specifically mentioned as such in the origin comic doesn't mean it's not the case. Plenty of other comics have mentioned it as such, not to mention you're reopening an eleven year old conversation. Uncanny X-Factor (talk) 02:29, October 6, 2019 (UTC)


I think citation is needed for Deadpool's canadian citizenship, since his father was a member of the american army as depicted in an issue of Cable & Deadpool. - The preceding unsigned comment was added by Partyguerrilla (talk • contribs).

I agree. A citation from a specific comic would be great! For now, would a link to the official website be sufficient?
--JamieHari 01:13, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

It was probably a confusion from his association with Department K and Weapon X. Of course, there's multiple versions of his past. has him as Canadian, though. koku 03:01, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Ancient conversation, I know, but just to add to it - Deadpool 900 had a short depicting Wade as a child in Canada. Given that the story was drawn by Rob Liefeld, and written by Joe Kelly (his creator and arguably the most influential Deadpool writer respectively), and it's shown as history as opposed to a memory or story as told by 'Pool, it's about as close to canon as you're going to get. - ArmouredPhalanx 13:11, November 28, 2011 (UTC)

Heroes Reborn[]

I've just been reading up on a few characters and followed a link that has some interesting information. turns out thet Swordsman was the Counter-Earth version of DP. Should we add him to the Disambiguation page? Acelister 13:29, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

I say if you verified it then you can definitely change it. --M1shawhan 15:51, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
I need to track down some Reborn comics, then... Acelister 21:39, 5 May 2007 (UTC)


I haven't kept up with Deadpool as much as I'd like, though I've kept up enough to know more or less what's going on. The whole immortality deal is a bit vague to me. Is he actually immortal? I don't think that there's been much said about it recently in the title and, given his decapitation and Wolverine's explanation about the oxygen deprivation causing brain rot and all that, I don't know what the deal is. Is he immortal or has the idea just been quietly dropped by Marvel in the hopes that fans will just let it slip away too without too many questions being asked or what?Jack Hammer 04:07, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Just because he's immortal doesn't mean that he can't become a vegetable. So I think that will be what Wolverine was on about. Immortality whilst brain-dead is still immortality.
So, what if someone hadn't placed Deadpool's head back onto his body? His body was immobile and his head was lying on the floor and wasn't talking. Would his head be lying around for all eternity, able to think but not able to speak? His immortality is ambiguous at best and it certainly wouldn't be the first time that writers ignored continuity by quietly letting an ability or enhancement that a character once had just slip away without attempting to draw any notice to it.Jack Hammer 00:13, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
He's not really Immortal just cursed with life. He's had different levels of "Immortality" per say.

1: Just his Healing Factor which could regenerate limbs probly could be killed from decapitation.

2: Healing Factor went down hill but was stabilized but he couldnt regenerate limbs no more.

3: He was cursed by Loki and was for all intensive purposes completely Immortal as Thom Cruz.

4: Went back to 2 status.

5: Healing Factor started to slow down in time it took to recover.

6. Upgraded by Weapon X could regrow pretty much anything stronger than it was before at will nearly instantly.

7. Back to 2 status.

8. Cursed by Thanos with Life, Healing Factor status has remained at 2 but from what I understand of it he's not Immortal and has not been given anything by Thanos other than everytime he kicks the bucket Thanos will bring him back to keep him from his love Death, and since Thanos is Immortal without outside influence that pretty much means every time Wade dies he'll be brought back.--Macsimus 04:48, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

I wonder if Thanos and Death finally being together at the end of Annihilation will have any effects on Deadpool's immortality status. Of course as you said, a writer could just silently sweep it under the rug without mention. Ttakalo 01:14, December 5, 2009 (UTC)

But in Cable & Deadpool #35 his arm is blown off by grenade in his hand, and he quickly grows it back to resume fighting Cable, so I don't know that point seven is correct.


Are the images we see of Copycat in both the Circle Chase and in the early main DP book of a Copycats true appearance or just a duped hooker? As in X-Force 22-24 she both mentions and seems to have a penchant for duping Boston hookers?--Macsimus 04:29, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

deadpool doesn't have superhuman reflexes or agility?? he's no sipderman

his reflexes and agility are enhanced not superhuman

Nobody is saying he's Spider-Man. However, there are different levels of superhuman after all. One can be superhumanly strong and agile, but still not be on the same level as Spider-Man with those powers. The whole enhanced human thing is really redundant. What's it supposed to be anyhow? Something between normal human and superhuman? That doesn't make sense at all. A person either has superhuman strength or they don't, they either have superhuman stamina or durability, or they don't. A character can be superhumanly durable, but that doesn't make him or her bulletproof. A character can run at superhuman speeds, but that doesn't mean he or she has to appear as little more than a blur to the naked eye. Superhuman doesn't automatically mean mean vast. For example, in the Marvel Universe, if a character is able to lift, say, 810 lbs, then it qualifies as superhuman. Even though it's only 10 pounds more, it's still 10 pounds more than the finest "normal" human speciman is able to lift.Jack Hammer 15:14, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Origin of the name "Deadpool"?[]

I recently came upon a mention that the real-world origin of Deadpool's name is this pun: Death Pool is where you practice your Death Stroke. Can anyone conclusively confirm or deny this? If this is true, I think it would fit right into the part about the connection between those two characters.

Not quite, he came up with the name due to him beating the odds in the Dead Pool of how long the failed test subjects would last (the attempt to kill him during that time also triggered his healing factor). --Vae Infectus 17:38, August 3, 2010 (UTC)

yes i do think they were making death stroke into a joke character so its probaly true wade is also a pun on slade i think dont know much about slade though there last names are exactily the same

Power Grids?!?[]

Firstly why are there two contradicting power grids on this page. Wolverine's fighting skill is a 7, and he's said to be comparable with Takmaster and Captain America as the greatest combatants on Earth. Deadpool has defeated Taskmaster, while SHACKLED, which indicates he is clearly a far superior fighter, indicating his fighting skill should be at least a seven. It has been commented on many times how fast he is, apparently super-humanly so, as seen when fighting a de-powered Cable in Cable & Deadpool #32, and apparently Cable has superhuman speed and reflexes as a result of his techno-organics. Cable also states in C&D #41 that Deadpool could probably survive the total destruction of the island of Providence, indicating a super-human durability. And finally, since he has no capacity to project energy shouldn't that be ranked a zero. Where do these things come from, they seem as contradictory as the Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Omega level mutant rankings. --Lwmorton1234 23:23, January 22, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, but looking at the criteria for Power Grids he should read:
Strength - 3, Peak Human, but not Super Human
Intelligence - 1, He is definately impaired to some degree
Energy Projection - 1, He can't
Fighting Ability - 7, A master of all martial arts
Durability - 6, Superhuman without question
Speed - 2 or 3, Reading the criteria I realise this is speed of movement as opposed to combat speed, so yes he is either regular or slightly better. --Lwmorton1234 23:32, January 22, 2010 (UTC)

Deadpool beating Taskmaster doesn't indicate a higher level of Fighting Ability. As measured by the guys who do the Handbooks, Fighting Ability is a matter of how many fighting types the individual knows. That doesn't mean that someone with a 7 couldn't be beaten by someone with a 3, it just means that the person with a 7 has, generally, more knowledge of fighting styles. That doesn't take into account things like trickery, cockiness, strength, speed, or anything else.
Mutant power levels, by and large, have NO official sourcing, and are purely fanmade. You'll have the OCCASIONAL mention (and THAT is almost entirely left to Omega-class and is VERY subjective).
ALL of our Power Grid rankings do, or should, come from an official source. A Handbook or a Handbook profile in the back of a book (like the end of Fall of the Hulks: Alpha, which contained profiles for the Intelligencia members). If you can provide an OFFICIAL source, feel free to change them. Otherwise, it's purely subjective, and the problem with adding subjective rankings is that they lead to arguments.
--GrnMarvl14 00:54, January 23, 2010 (UTC)
It should also be noted that, according to the most recent developments an Deadpool's overall grasp of complicated strategies, he's most definitely not intellectually impaired. He's insane, but that's not the same as retarded. --Pixagi 03:46, February 13, 2010 (UTC)
But it does impair his ability to make rational decisions. That's likely what it's based on.
--GrnMarvl14 04:00, February 13, 2010 (UTC)

Since when does Deadpool have super speed? im just curious- Super C93

He doesn't. But it is mentioned below the power grid that the second value of speed given is based on his ability to teleport (because he used teleporters time to time).
Also, please remember to sign your posts not by just writting your name but by writting four tildes (~~~~).
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 02:28, January 24, 2014 (UTC)

Three Strikes Bar[]

In Cable & Deadpool #37, Deadpool visits the Three Strikes Bar which is frequented by some pretty lame super-villains, Infinity T.A.P, Foot of Doom, Slough and some guy called Conrad who seemed to have no powers, also the Rhino, a real super-villain. The bar is also mentioned in Cable & Deadpool #39 where Deadpool visits looking for T-Ray. Is this bar and the characters mentioned outside of Cable & Deadpool? --Lwmorton1234 11:51, February 4, 2010 (UTC)

I haven't seen it anywhere else. I do see mentions of the Bar with No Name all over the place though.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 16:35, February 15, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah I didn't think the bar was a big deal, but is anyone aware of the characters above?
--Lwmorton1234 04:28, February 16, 2010 (UTC)
As far as I can Google, they're all completely unique characters. We don't even have them on this site yet! :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 22:46, February 18, 2010 (UTC)

Trim This Article Down[]

A lot of this information is from big crossover events: Fall of the Hulks, Secret Invasion and Dark Reign. The rest is too long: Deadpool was created in 1990 and has had few limited series. Overall he's become omnipresent in recent years however Spider-Man and Wolverine do not get an extra sentence on their article for every minor appearance, which means there's a lot of extra stuff. If there is anyone who really knows Wade Wilson/Deadpool or is a big fan, please trim the data down. I'll help when I can. The Robert: Your Hero (talkcontribsemail) 21:58, 2 November 2008 (UTC) 01:44, June 3, 2010 (UTC)

Dark Reign and Secret Invasion are main events of the Marvel Universe, which were present in every superhero's life. why would they be edited out? :Fall of the Hulks is totally different in that aspect
I think he's asking to trim the other stuff down, not the recent events.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 16:45, July 20, 2010 (UTC)

I tried to consolidate things as much as possible, but now that I look at it, I'm not sure if you're talking about the old stuff or the recent stuff.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 22:05, July 20, 2010 (UTC)


  • Sorry, I don't really know the origins of Deadpool. What universe is he in? X-Men Universe? Nathan900130 22:38 July 20 2010 (UTC)
He's in the main universe most Marvel stories take place in, called Earth-616. Check out X-Men Origins: Deadpool for some of his origin story.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 16:45, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
Alright, so he's in the X-Men Storyline. Nathan900130 10:26b July 21 2010 (UTC)
Originally yes; he made his first appearance as an enemy of Cable and X-Force, but he's crossed paths with pretty much everyone. He played quite an important part during Secret Invasion, being in parts responsible for Norman Osborn's rise to power for Dark Reign.--edkaufman 08:54, July 21, 2010 (UTC)

Immune to Mephisto's timeline alteration?[]

At one point Deadpool refered to Spider-Man's deal with Mephisto, even though he shouldn't know about it or was that due to his 4th wall awareness? (as he didn't know his secret identity or at least didn't mention it). --Vae Infectus 01:31, August 3, 2010 (UTC)

It's likely it's due to his 4th wall awareness, which is explained in the comics as partial insanity from his brain not growing back together correctly. He may still know Parker's identity, but probably doesn't really care. (Or he hasn't figured out how to sell it). :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 04:07, August 3, 2010 (UTC)
So it's at least the 4th Wall Awareness that he knows that Spider-Man made a deal with Mephisto as of the few who would know about that, he is not one of those who should know about it. As for the secret identity, he either doesn't know, he knows but doesn't care or he knows but hasn't figured out what to do with it yet (it is unknown if the memory filter that prevents those except those he unmasks in front of and those who made the deal from remembering the previous timeline works with him). Yeah, the cancer going out of control can trash the sanity of the one who has it. --Vae Infectus 17:34, August 3, 2010 (UTC)

Hair Color[]

I think we should change Wade's hair color to blonde. I mean, since he took the serum, his hair looked more blonde than brown. And I would know brown if I see it. SO, we should probably just change it. I'm sure a lot of people would appreciate it, including Ryan Reynolds.

FourthReich69 (talk) 17:47, August 25, 2012 (UTC)

Not just blond hair but his eyes are blue as well, per Deadpool Vol 2 60 for example. Arrancar79 (talk) 23:27, November 13, 2012 (UTC)

Ultimate Alliance[]

I though it was a great article. It was very fulfilling(and very LONG). But I want to know how deadpool got into ultimate alliance two, which I have for Xbox360.

That Deadpool ain't this Deadpool. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance takes place in another universe (Earth-6109, which its own Wade Wilson. Also, remember to sign your comments using this four tildes (as this ~~~~).
ADour, the ADour-tacular ADour (talk) 00:24, November 14, 2012 (UTC)

Deadpool's page name[]

Why is Deadpool's page names Deadpool (Wade Wilson) instead of Wade Wilson (Earth-616). Daniel 23:31, September 16, 2013 (UTC)

The pages for popular character get these type of naming which helps Google search results. It's more often for someone to google things like "Deadpool" or "Deadpool Wade Wilson" rather than "Wade Wilson Earth-616".
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 00:02, September 17, 2013 (UTC)

Personality section[]

As I mentioned on a discussion page, there's a lot of what would be considered "personality traits" in the "trivia" section. I think it would be a good idea to make a personality section on the page. I would do it myself, but I'm used to wikis where you can vissually see what it's going to look like instead of just all the coding and stuff, and I'm a little clueless on this wiki. PyroGothNerd (talk) 23:18, November 10, 2013 (UTC)

Oh, figured it out! PyroGothNerd (talk) 19:29, November 13, 2013 (UTC)


So apparently the Deadpool article only mentions the Thunderbolts in the trivia? Is there a reason nobody is writing it up? User:M0T0RB1K3 04:46, May 11, 2014 (UTC)

It's probably because Deadpool joining the Thunderbolt hasn't have a big effect on the character. The history section of a character should stay summarized in order to avoid overexpansion.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 06:11, May 11, 2014 (UTC)

Madcap and the boxes[]

I don't want to make any changes to the page, since I don't know what I'm doing, but in the Deadpool Annual Vol 3 1 it was confirmed that while the yellow boxes were part of Deadpool's subconcious, the white ones were actually the character Madcap who had fused with 'Pool on a molecular level after an accident. Since being physically sepperated from Madcap, he no longer has the boxes.Sapphykins (talk) 15:05, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

I had added that information to Madcap's page but forgot to put it in Deadpool's. I've added it in the trivia now. Thanks.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 20:37, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

Page Layout[]

Something is severely wrong with this page. There are two history sections (the first of which is empty) and the links section is at the top. I can't figure out how to fix it. Nurdboy42 (talk) 05:33, June 24, 2014 (UTC)

I just had to undo a few of your edits and replace the "HistoryText" header. It's fixed now. Uncanny X-Factor (talk) 16:28, June 24, 2014 (UTC)Uncanny X-Factor

But there're still two history sections, the first of which is nothing but text quite literally copied and pasted from Wikipedia. I don't know if that's against the rules or whatever but I don't think it should be there. Nurdboy42 (talk) 16:51, June 24, 2014 (UTC)

You're right, it shouldn't be there, and you can re-delete them, as long as you don't tamper with the history heading. Uncanny X-Factor (talk) 17:05, June 24, 2014 (UTC)Uncanny X-Factor

Secret Wars[]

So... when was Deadpool's Secret Wars taken into canon? I'm pretty sure that might be a different reality all together, unless at some point it was for sure said that it was canon in the 616 timeline ScoobyScrooge (talk) 18:45, August 16, 2019 (UTC)

It's been canon to Earth-616 all along according to Cullen Bunn who also referenced the events of both Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars and Deadpool: Back in Black during Poison-X. -- Annabell (talk) 19:30, August 16, 2019 (UTC)