We’ve put together a list of the 25 most important things you need to know about Deadpool (not just what was in the movie) so you don’t look like a dum-dum when you’re repping your Marvel cred.
Getting into a new property can be daunting, especially when it’s based around a character who routinely breaks the fourth wall, is subject to almost yearly retconning, and whose best stories are spread out at seemingly random intervals across twenty years of comics, guest spots, and team ups. For the most part, we whittled down the more complex information about Deadpool (i.e. anything time travel related).After reading this list of must-know Deadpool facts, you’ll be ready to dive in to the world of Wade Wilson and you’ll be winning Deadpool trivia contests like it’s what you were put on this world to do.
Deadpool is Bisexual
Or pansexual/omnisexual, depending on who you ask. Deadpool NOW writer Gerry Duggan tweeted that he considers Wade "ready & willing to do anything with a pulse."
His Real Name Is a Joke
When Deadpool was first developed, he bared such a striking similarity to DC’s Deathstroke that his creators (Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld) decided to name him Wade Wilson as an inside joke implying that he's "related" to Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke.
He's a Total Nerd
Yeah, the Merc with a Mouth plays at least one MMORPG, as evidenced by his reference to Leeroy Jenkins, a Warcraft character who famously shouted his own name while rushing into battle. How does Deadpool have time to play World of Warcraft?! He's supposed to be saving the world, not grinding for gold.
Deadpool and Captain America Are Pals
Odd as it may seem, Cap is pretty much the only guy in the Marvel Universe who actually likes Deadpool. And Cap is the only person whom Deadpool respects. As a child, Captain America was Wade's idol, and since they're both government experiments, he's one of the few people who can understand Deadpool's pain.