Deadpool ( Wade Winston Wilson ) is a fictional character from the Marvel universe, who usually acts as an antihero and occasionally as a villain. Deadpool, whose real name is Wade Winston Wilson, is a Canadian mercenary marked for being talkative and violent. It also has a healing factor that makes it survive the worst injuries.
Deadpool was created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza and first appeared in 1991 as a villain in New Mutants # 98 (a story that came out in The Fabulous X-Men # 584 in 1994). It was inspired by the DC Comics villain Deathstroke, including his name parodying his alter ego, “Slade Wilson”.
From a proper title written by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness in 1998, it gained a style of its own, known for its capacity for destruction, extremely acid humor, cultural satirical references, and occasionally the breaking of the Fourth Wall, communicating directly with the reader. Like Wolverine, Deadpool is a product of the Canadian government’s Weapon X Project, although its birthplace is unknown because it has been hidden from the world.
He was originally an opponent of the New Mutants and X-Force, later developing a romance with one of the group’s participants, Siryn, daughter of X-Force’s Banshee, and a title in which he did missions with Cable. It was portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and in his own solo movie (2016), which gained sequel in 2018.