Deadpool (real name: Wade Winston Wilson) is a fictional character, a mercenary and anti-hero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool first appeared in The New Mutants #98 (Feb. 1991).
A disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary, Deadpool originally appeared as a villain in an issue of New Mutants, and later in issues of X-Force. The character has since starred in several ongoing series, and shares titles with other characters such as Cable. The character, known as the "Merc with a Mouth", is famous for his talkative nature and his tendency to "break the fourth wall", which is used by writers for humorous effect. Deadpool was ranked 182nd on Wizard magazine's list of the Top 200 Comic Book Characters of All Time; ranked 45th on Empire magazine's list of The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, and placed 31st on IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.
Deadpool appears in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse voiced by John Kassir. Deadpool initially appears as a boss, having been hired and brainwashed by Mister Sinister. He fights the united X-Men and Brotherhood in the New York City's North Side during Act 4. Deadpool is also unlocked as a playable character once the game is completed for the first time. As in the comics, Deadpool breaks the fourth wall if the player stalls enough. If the enemy Deadpool is fought using the playable Deadpool, they will argue about which one is the real Deadpool.
In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Deadpool is a playable character from the beginning of the game with John Kassir reprising his speaking role. He can take on multiple costumes, including outfits based on his classic appearance, his appearance in the Ultimate Universe, his appearance from the Deadpool: Agent of Weapon X arc and an updated version of the costume used in Cable and Deadpool. Deadpool frequently breaks the fourth wall referencing the game itself and parodying other Marvel Comics heroes. He recounts his origin story in a briefing for his simulator mission, initially as a humorous pastiche of the origins of Thor, Blade, Daredevil, Storm, and the Hulk before proceeding to tell his real origin.
Deadpool appears in the video game adaptation of X-Men Origins: Wolverine voiced by Steven Blum.
Deadpool appears as a playable character in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 again voiced by John Kassir. His unmasked Ultimate Marvel appearance serves as an alternative costume. In the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, he appears as a boss in the game's third stage, but will join the party upon his defeat when he realizes that the heroes aren't part of Titanium Man's terrorist attack. In keeping with his previous appearance, Deadpool has been written so that he is fully aware of his presence in a video game, and his dialogue throughout the title reflects this insight (for example, if the player chooses to enlist him in the Anti-Registration team, he quips to Maria Hill the possibility of being Pro-Registration "in the next playthrough"). Also during the credits, Deadpool confronts one of the writers with a complaint about the game not starring him. In the Wii, PSP and PS2 versions, he is playable from the start and appears during the credit sequence and load screens watching television while sitting in a recliner.
Ultimate Deadpool appears as a villain in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions with Nolan North reprising his speaking role. This version of Deadpool incorporates traits from his mainstream counterpart such as breaking the fourth wall, a teleportation device, and an implied healing factor. Instead of leading an army of Reavers as he does in the Ultimate universe he uses an army of weapon-wielding fanboys and robots. He lures and fights Ultimate Spider-Man on an oil platform as part of his newest game show called Pain Factor when he learns what the tablet actually is and uses it to make two copies of himself.
Deadpool appears as a playable fighter in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, voiced again by Nolan North. His abilities include use of his guns, swords, and teleporter, which will malfunction if used excessively. He performs his own anomalous version of the Shoryuken, and again breaks the fourth wall, with a special move in which he beats his opponent with his health bar and his hyper combo bar. He is frequently featured opposite of Capcom's Dante from the Devil May Cry series. His victory sequences have him approach the camera and say various things to the player. In Deadpool's ending sequence, he throws a party to celebrate his defeat of Galactus, but his actions inadvertently cause the destruction of Cleveland, Ohio, for which he implicates the player. Deadpool later appears as a playable character in the game's standalone updated version Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Deadpool is a playable character in Marvel Super Hero Squad Online voiced by Tom Kenny.
The upcoming game Deadpool is set to be published by Activision and developed by High Moon Studios with Nolan North reprising his voice role once again.
Deadpool will be a playable character in the upcoming MMORPG Marvel Heroes.
Deadpool appears as an unlockable character in Marvel: Avengers Alliance. He can be unlocked by completing PVP Season One, but will be available for purchase in the following month.