It’s a Nerd War! To reiterate Nerd War is our competition of who should be named best Marvel character of 2011! Each week one of us will nominate a character and give you a summary of their origins, love interests, and personality. The person who nominated the character will be on the For side for the character to go through, where as the other person will be against! This is a debate – and only the best will survive! It doesn’t matter if the character is good or evil, human, mutate, alien, mutant or the Juggernaut. They just have to be a Marvel Character. But with loads of characters, it might be a long wait before we get to round two .
This week’s nomination by X1 is Deadpool.
Origin: Wade Wilson’s mother died of cancer when Wade was just a kid. His father was in the military and physically abusive. After joining the military for a short time, Wade began his career as a mercenary only for those he felt deserved to die. During this time he made a habit of using plastic surgery to take on a new identity whenever he failed an assignment. He was given Wolverine’s healing ability by the Weapon X program when diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was put in a Asylium where he became disfigured.
Love Interest: Well, Deadpool’s main love has alway been Theresa Cassidy (the new Banshee) who was the only woman who could love him post-disfigurement. He had a realtionship with Black Widow, but it ended in divorce :S.
Personality: Deadpool is the “Merc with a Mouth” who also has many voices in his head. He’s not afraid to punch a girl just to get into a fight with Wolverine (I’m looking at you Kitty Pryde!) and he’s seriously hiliarious! Also, he’s the only comic book character who knows he’s in a comic! Owned.
Powers and Abilites: Regenerative healing factor (Thanks, Wolvie!), superhuman strength, agility, and reflexes. Expert marksman, swordsman and martial artist – there not powers but you deserve to know just in case you go in a fight with him. I think it’s worth mentioning that this guy can’t die – he had his heart ripped out a grew another one!
|X1’s Opinion: For
|X2’s Opinion: Against
|First things first, this is Deadpool – so I really shouldn’t have to explain why he deserves to go through the next round. He is funny, witty, clever (he knows he’s in a comic book) and totally nuts! He takes the word Marvel to the whole new level. Deadpool is one of the most hardest characters to explain, but he is the Merc with a Mouth. I would definitely want to be friends with this guy, because he is just too funny! But, there is a dark side to Wade – his craziness. Terry might have found it sweet when he used to watch her sleep, but I’d find it quite creepy (sorry but you lose a few points for that Wade). Also, I do not appreciate the fact that Wade can hit a girl – yes we know it was the annoying Kitty Pryde but I don’t approve of girl beating – just to get in a fight with Wolverine. But, otherwise I love Wade! He is so funny! His intelligence is so much more than any other of the comic book characters (when I say that I mean no other character knows that their in a comic book). Deadpool may be a mercenary but he has morals, he will only kill people who he thinks deserve to die. For example, if I hired Deadpool to kill Professor X *X2 screams* he wouldn’t do that because Prof doesn’t deserve to die! Good on ya Deadpooly! I think that Wade deserves to at least go through to the next round.||I do not actually know that much about Deadpool, however from what I have heard he is a complete nut! He knows he’s in a comic book, so what! That doesn’t make him the best Marvel character, it just makes him cool. Yes I do admit he is quite a funny guy, who can make a joke out of anything. But punching a girl… that’s just too far. And doing it for a stupid reason makes it even worse! Everyone has a dark side, so for me that isn’t a downfall. And oh my goodness is he turning into some Edward Cullen wannabe: watching a girl sleep? Creep! Getting your heart ripped out and then being able to grow a new one is really cool, but it’s not cool enough to make him amazing. His story is quite sad so maybe he has the right to be weird. This guy really suites the tag ‘Lurker’. Wow he is weird.
X1: For – 7; Against – 3
X2: For – 4; Against – 7
And Deadpool wins! Marginally! We’ll see him in the next round.