Superhero of the Moment

I haven’t done one of these since….well, actually I’ve only done one of these back in December 2007 but my son, who just turned 6, had really been getting into super heros and comic book characters and what not so I thought I’d do another one of these. This character, however, isn’t necessarily what I would call a super hero, although he is (or was at one time) a popular comic book character. My boy seems to really like him though, mostly due to him watching the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine. So here we go:

Deadpool (Marvel)

Deadpool was created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza and he first appeared in New Mutants #98 in February 1991.
He isn’t really a super hero per se. He is more along the lines of a mercenary.
His real name is Wade Wilson.
He has a strong healing factor, much like that of X-Men’s Wolverine although his was artificially implanted by the Weapon X program. He is also immune to psychic and telepathic attack.
He also has the ability to teleport, however, this is not a power, it is mechanical in that he owns a personal teleportation device.

His origin is that he was dying from cancer with the Weapon X product offered to cure him by implanting his healing factor.

He is an expert in martial arts and is an expert swordsman and marksman.

A loose adaption of the Deadpool character appears in the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine and is played by Ryan Reynolds. Supposedly there will be a Deadpool movie although the producers have said that it will be a “reboot” of the character and that we (the audience) should ignore the Deadpool from the Wolverine movie.

Here are some links where you can read more about him:

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