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15 Fan Theories About Deadpool That Actually Make A Lot Of Sense

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Deadpool came skipping onto the screen, and into our hearts, years ago and never left. Our favorite merc with a mouth showed us that superhero action movies don't have to be so serious all the time. One of fandoms' favorite things to do is come up with fan theories, and when it comes to the X-Men there are definitely a lot of them. We managed to round up some of the most interesting fan theories surrounding our favorite mutants.

Which Deadpool fan theories do you think are the most believable? Vote up your favorites below! 

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    Deadpool Was Always A Mutant

    Deadpool Was Always A Mutant
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    From Redditor u/spekter299:

    TLDR: Before becoming Deadpool, Wade Wilson was a mutant with the power of super dexterity, and he underwent a secondary mutation to become Deadpool.

    Watching the Deadpool movie again it occurs to me that while the healing factor allowed Deadpool to exceed the combat abilities of normal humans it doesn't fully explain his capabilities on its own.

    No amount of regeneration would enable wade to accomplish feats like lining up a side flipping triple headshot, jumping off a three level overpass to land perfectly in the sunroof of a moving vehicle, throw a sword into the wheel of a moving motorcycle while jumping, throw a sword to puncture that oxygen chamber without hurting Vanessa, shoot a grenade out of a man's hand, or rack up a perfect score on skeeball.

    Francis said that the treatment would activate any dormant mutant genes lurking is his DNA, but I don't think he had any. He had a subtle, but active mutation. That's why the usual methods of mutating subjects didn't work on him until they went to the final hail Mary play of the oxygen chamber, which combined with the serum (which I imagine acts to destabilize your DNA) induced a secondary mutation.

    [Read the full theory here]

    1,022 votes
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    Deadpool Would've Found Francis Sooner Had He Used 'Ajax'

    Deadpool Would've Found Francis Sooner Had He Used 'Ajax'
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    From Redditor u/dalundum:

    Deadpool couldn't find Francis sooner because he keeps asking "Where's Francis?! Where's Francis?! " when everyone only knows him as "Ajax." A lot people must have been seriously confused before dying. Also... Why where did he get that many leads on Francis? The Agent Smith guy should have been his first and (probably) only lead.


    It seems to me that Deadpool is prepared to go to unbelievable lengths just to d*ck about. He could grab one guy, beat the location out of him and then go straight to Francis.... but where's the fun in that? Not when he could play games with Francis by picking off his henchmen, and creating a ripple of rumour that there's this invincible masked nutjob on the loose and he's looking for him. At the end of the day... Wade is a bit of a nobhead. His priorities are skewed. HIs need for revenge outweighed his desire to try and be with the woman he appears to love. And when trying to justify why... it's because he's not attractive anymore. Nothing to do with the trauma, or upending his life. Its not that much of a stretch to think he had a more peculiar agenda.

    441 votes
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    The X-Men's Continuity Is Constantly Changing Because Of Kitty And Deadpool

    From Redditor u/filmnerd14:

    TL;DR The universe needs certain events to happen or have the same effects on history in order to stay at peace, hints why the X-Men continuity is constantly changing.

    The timeline is muddled and features characters looking different and being younger or older in places where they shouldn’t be. Sometimes they’re even undone and brought back to life (like why is Jean alive in DOFP yet she dies in Dark Phoenix?) My theory? In Days of Future Past, it’s confirmed that Kitty has been sending people back into the past multiple times to avoid death and such. Not only that, Deadpool has been using Cable’s watch as shown at the end of DP2.

    What if, because of all the time travel from all these different points in time and different areas, the timeline was always changing and therefore couldn’t stay consistent.

    Think of it as a the butterfly effect, where one small change in human history has a MASSIVE effect for the future.

    609 votes
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    Deadpool Has A Practical Reason To Spew Obscenities Constantly

    Deadpool Has A Practical Reason To Spew Obscenities Constantly
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    From Redditor u/Vexelius:

    Deadpool has a practical reason to spew obscenities constantly and that's because he's in a state of constant pain. True, his superpowers allow him to regenerate quickly from practically any injury, but he's not immune to the pain that comes with each wound. And maybe the process of accelerated tissue growth is painful as well. Now, the interesting thing about pain it's that there are random things that can help alleviate it: Eating, listening to music... and swearing. Seriously, there's a study that backs up the theory. In some incarnations of the character Wade Wilson had a potty mouth before becoming Deadpool, but at the time he might have done that just for sh*ts and giggles. After the experiment that gave him his powers, he started doing it as a way to cope with the constant pain that he feels.

    642 votes
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    Deadpool Wrote His Own Movie

    Deadpool Wrote His Own Movie
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    From Redditor u/tophatpainter:

    The opening scene alone pretty well alludes to this being the case with a wonderfully hilarious intro (even including one of 2 nods to Rob Liefelf) taking stabs at everyone involved in making the movie thus far. Other signs of this being the case include:

    • Ryan Reynolds staring in it. The only person currently that can prove what Deadpool looked like before the Weapon X treatment is Deadpool. Deadpool is the only person that said he looked like Reynolds.
    • the bullets literally having the numbers remaining on them.
    • He has full control of the movie pacing but unlike in the comics only interacts with the viewers (in the comics he will interact with the editors/artists as well - and they with him). He also takes stabs at the "studio" for not being able to get more X-Men involved.
    • Colossus is f*cking enormous, much more so than he has been perceived in other movies. This could very well play to Deadpool's ego, since Colossus kicked his a** (or just sort of stand around while Deadpool hilariously kicks his own a** on Colossus). Deadpool will admit he gets beat up but he's going to have to play that up a bit
    • Colossus also almost begging Deadpool to join the X-Men is pure fantasy in Deadpool's mind. While he's been on all sorts of teams, no one begs him to join.
    • While Deadpool is renowned as being quite the fighter and martial artist, I think some of the fight scenes push the limits just to make Deadpool look cool and maybe remembered a bit differently than actual events. I'm not suggesting he didn't win all of those fights, just that there was some pizzazz that I think he added.
    • And finally, Deadpool gets the girl. Deadpool's story is much more tragic than all that. While he's been married a dozen times, he doesn't really "get the girl, "at least not like that. I'm probably pointing something that is pretty obvious to Deadpool fans but my friends missed the possibility of this being the case so thought I'd share. Regardless, f*cking great movie.
    503 votes
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    Deadpool From 'X-Men: Origins' Is A Clone

    From Redditor u/RygarTargaryan

    So obviously the connection here is Wade Wilson. I think the events that happen early in the movie (special ops with Wolverine and Wade) happened with the original Wade Wilson that we see in Deadpool. However, the mutant we see at the end of the X-Men Origins is a clone of Wade's and not actually him. They sew his mouth shut because the cloning process didn't go quite right and the clone would just jabber constantly and incoherently. Actual Wade Wilson was never subjected to those experiments because he had quit the merc business by then to hang out in NY.

    494 votes