ByKing Antoine, writer at Creators.co
I run the Ultinuc/DarkTitan Youtube channel, my favorite comic characters are Deadpool and Doctor Doom, I'm forever alone and I'm probably t
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He really loves Chimichangas

Okay, so considering how much this shows up in comics, it's forgivable that you would think he loves Tacos and Chimichangas, but actually, he just likes the name, as he's stated himself. That's not to say he hates them, but well... Just look at this

Is this going to make Enchiladas the new bandwagon?
Is this going to make Enchiladas the new bandwagon?

He's a complete idiot with no skills

I can't stress how much this one annoys me. Every time I see a "Deadpool vs" thread on Comicvine or other forums, two of the most reoccuring arguments are that he's an idiot or doesn't have skills. Deadpool is actually quite a good fighter and is creative, but since Daniel Way, nobody's given him a chance, just look at that time he beat Ajax

How's that for thinking on your feet?
How's that for thinking on your feet?

Now, I'm not going to go super into detail of all his feats, but you can have a look here for some more:
http://www.comicvine.com/deadpool/4005-7606/forums/respect-deadpool-654202/
http://www.comicvine.com/profile/yourneighborhoodcomicgeek/blog/respect-deadpool-marvel-now/93699/

His fanbase is full of people who like jumping on bandwagons

Okay, so this one is partially true. A lot of "fans" are just people who saw him on the internet and thought "Ooh, Tumblr became a superhero". Although, contrary to popular belief, some of us do genuinely like the character and liked him before he became a personification of the internet. Sure, he's always had pop culture references scattered throughout his comics, but there was once a time when his jokes weren't LOL SO RANDOM.

I was waiting for a moment when I could use this
I was waiting for a moment when I could use this

He has no character

What I mean by this is sort of a continuation of the last point. Haters seem to think that there is nothing interesting about him beyond his jokes and that's something that seems to have been picked up from... Daniel Way. That run was full of over-the-top humour and didn't explore the personal pain of Wade Wilson as much as Joe Kelly or Brian Posehn & Jerry Duggan's respective runs. That's not to say however that Way is the only one at fault. The Ultimate Spider-Man version of Deadpool was also a contributing factor. Despite the episode coming out a fair amount of time after Way's run ended, this is where a lot of non-comic readers were introduced to the character, and also spawned the term "Unalive" (Which annoys me soo much).

When you're confronted with a horrible situation, there are only two reactions that make sense. Laughter, or tears. And laughter, after all, is nature's anesthesia. Tears hurt too much.
Seriously? You're going to "unalive" me?
Seriously? You're going to "unalive" me?

He's a mutant

No. He really isn't. The Marvel definition of a Mutant is essentially someone who is born with their abilities (and usually, those abilities reveal themselves in teen years), Deadpool's healing factor was derived from Wolverine. Artificially. Now, this seems like something that would be fairly simple to understand, but it's amazing how many people claim to know all about the Merc with a Mouth but not know this. Deadpool is a "mutate" which basically, his powers aren't completely natural. For example, Spider-Man is a Mutate as well, while (the majority of) the X-Men aren't.

Deadpool has no morals and never feels sadness, regret or sympathy

So this one isn't as common a misconception, but still something that people tend to get wrong. Deadpool has consistently shown first and foremost, that he will not harm children. Examples include protecting Evan, the child incarnation of Apocalypse from X-Force, then there's his very own daughter, Ellie and numerous other children who have shown up over the years. He didn't kill Blind Al, even though that's what he was told to do (on contract). Then there's the fact of why he broke up with Vanessa Carlysle (Copycat). He didn't want her to be stuck with a man doomed to die

Might not look very.. generous, but think about it
Might not look very.. generous, but think about it

Bonus: It was Ryan Reynolds' fault he sucked in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"

So this isn't necessarily a misconception about Deadpool, but I thought I'd add it in as my last point since it is rather annoying. Reynolds' was in Blade III. It sucked. Reynolds' was in Green Lantern. It sucked. Origins Wolverine. Sucked. I can see why people would tie that up to make it seem like Reynolds is/was at fault, but consider that for the most part, he was the best thing in each of those movies. The redeeming quality that made them bearable, despite any of the bad CGI or corny dialogue they may have had.

Okay, so that sums up my first Moviepilot article. What did you guys think? Entertaining? Boring? Incorrect? I'm open to constructive criticism, so thanks for reading!

P.S. I don't hate Daniel Way's run, I thought it was funny, and the first Deadpool run I ever read, the cheap shots here are just because his run seems to be what launched the over-popularity and complete randomness of the character that lead to so many haters. Don't take it personally, Daniel Way fans!

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