I remember when Deadpool first appeared in X-Force he was a psychotic killer/ villian. How in the world and when did he become a hero ???
I'm pretty sure it started in his first mini, The Circle Chase, and that's when they introduced the idea of him having cancer and such (I think). Plus, he was almost destroyed by some robot that was programmed to get rid of anything "dangerous" or "immoral," but he tells the robot he wants to change or something and gets spared. And Copycat sacrificed her self to save him in that issue, too.
Then he befriends Siryn in another mini, Sins of the Past, which makes him seem a lot more heroic. I mean, he went out of his way to help her/her Dad and they're both "good" guys. And his first series, with Joe Kelly, made him seem pretty heroic. Or at least like someone that was trying desperately to be that way.
But I agree, judging by his first appearances in X-Force he was just the crazy, psycho killer.
I found a scan! This is the very end of Circle Chase, where he finally realizes he can be good
Frankly he kinda sucks now and is merely an over-saturated annoying douche. A far cry from his epic badassery of yester year.
He was created during a very poor writing period of the X-men that was fun and actiony but completely vacant of any substantive story telling. It was like the Vin Diesel era of Marvel. Everyone was bigger, badder, and punch-you-in-the-face-ish. Cable was introduced as a mysterious guy who carries large guns and punches people, Sabretooth becomes a main bad guy because this is essentially the only atmosphere he fits in with, etc. Guys got drawn on steroids, even skinny people like Forge and Banshee. All the girls were injecting steroids into their tits and not wearing clothes for the most part. Deadpool was essentially Spiderman's personality + assassin + punch-you-in-the-face-ness. That was all he was because that's all the era was about.
Once the era ended, they began exploring his character more. They changed him from cold-blooded assassin to mercenary for hire. They also started writing him as the biggest loser ever, the guy that everything goes wrong all the time...he'd be making jokes while bleeding out, that kind of thing. Eventually he starts being written as completely insane due to the level of trauma he endures.
Still new to this place so I wasn't sure to post this in the X-books section or General Marvel. I flipped a coin and here it is. Oh...I use to be a big deadpool fan until they watered him down so much with all those other books that came out. Anyway, I came across this and thought it was cool even though the voice acting really needs some work.
I have this story. I love Benson's writing. Thanks.
'I just have an uncanny knack for remembering things in chronological order.' - ProfeZZor X
Anyway, nice to meet you, DP is one of my favorite characters too; although very hypocritically I don't follow his current titles. Yes do post DP stuff in the x-forums, please.
Looking forward to the new video game and hopefully a relaunched series in the Marvel NOW lol
Yep, going to be interesting to see if Dennis Hopeless is going to be the new writer.
Anything will be an improvement over Way, IMO.
iam into heroines but my fave hero is Deadpool!
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Glad Way's tenure will be over. My choices would be either Remender, Van Lente or Lapham.
Well I just got confirmation that Dennis Hopeless will NOT be the next writer of Deadpool.
I guess he got a good laugh out of that one.