Unidentified parents, Gretchen (ex-wife)
Agency X; formerly Six Pack, One World Church, DP Inc., Weapon X, Heroes for Hire, Secret Defenders, Frightful Four, Team Deadpool, Landau, Luckman & Lake, Department K; former employee of Tolliver, Kingpin, Taskmaster, presumably others
None, formerly brown
Deadpool possesses a superhuman healing factor derived from that of the mutant Wolverine that allows him to regenerate damaged or destroyed areas of his cellular structure at a rate far greater than that of an ordinary human. As such, he can regrow severed limbs or vital organs. The speed at which this healing factor works varies in direct proportion to the severity of the damage Deadpool suffers. This healing factor also affords Deadpool a virtual immunity to poisons and most drugs, as well as an enhanced resistance to diseases and an extended life span. Unlike Wolverine’s natural healing factor, Deadpool’s is mentally driven to a partial extent.
Due to the presence of this superhuman healing ability, many of Deadpool's natural physical attributes have been enhanced. Deadpool's musculature generates considerably less fatigue toxins than the muscles of an ordinary human being, granting him superhuman levels of stamina in all physical activities. His natural strength, agility and reflexes have been enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural limits of the human body. Deadpool's agility and reaction time are superior to those of even the finest human athlete.
Deadpool is an extraordinary hand-to-hand combatant and is skilled in multiple unarmed combat techniques. He is a master of assassination techniques, is an excellent marksman, and is highly skilled with bladed weapons (frequently carrying two swords strapped to his back). He is fluent in Japanese, German, Spanish, amongst other languages.
Wade Wilson's early life is mostly unknown. His mother died of cancer while he was young and his father (who was in the military) was physically abusive. Wade was a troubled teen and his father was killed when Wade was 17 years old.
After a brief military service, Wade began his mercenary career while still in his late teens. Accepting assassination jobs only against those whom he felt deserved death. He also made a habit of using plastic surgery and technology to take on a new identity whenever he failed an assignment.
Little is known of Wilson’s mercenary activities. At one time, he traveled throughout Asia, and was hired in Japan by a crimelord, the Boss, to infiltrate a sumo-wrestling ring owned by a rival criminal, the Oyakata. Wilson spent three years as a sumo wrestler under the Oyakata’s tutelage and became romantically involved with his Oyakata's daughter, Sazae. When the Boss finally ordered for Oyakata’s murder, Wilson refused to complete his assignment (allegedly the first time he had ever done so) and relocated to the United States.
In America, Wilson met and fell in love with a prostitute named Vanessa Carlysle (future Copycat). The love was mutual. However, after learning that he had contracted cancer, Wilson broke up with Vanessa rather than force her to remain with a terminally ill man. (To learn more about Copycat, click on her name above. Note: Beware of the reavealing outfit on her bio page.)
He then went to Canada where he was offered hope in the form of Department K (a special weapons development branch of the Canadian government). Wilson became a test subject in Department K’s branch of the joint U.S./Canadian superhuman enhancement project, the Weapon X Program. Here, his cancer was temporarily arrested via the implantation of a healing factor derived from another Department K agent, Wolverine. During this time, Wilson was active in a covert field unit alongside the Sluggo, Kane, and Slayback. Vanessa, too, was later affiliated with the team after having manifested mutant shapeshifting abilities, calling herself Copycat. (To learn more about the programs and characters above, just click on their names.)
During one mission, Wilson killed his teammate Slayback. As a result, he was rejected from the Weapon X Program and sent to the Hospice (allegedly a government facility where failed superhuman operatives were treated). However, unknown to the Canadian government, the Hospice’s patients served as experimental subjects for Doctor Killebrew and his sadistic assistant Ajax, with the patients placing bets in a "deadpool" as to how long each subject would live. During this time, Killebrew subjected Wilson to various torturous experiments. At the Hospice, Wilson eventally killed another patient and according to Killebrew’s rules, any patient who killed another was to be executed. Therefore, Ajax tore Wilson’s heart out and left him for dead. However, Wilson’s thirst for vengeance was so strong that it jump-started his healing factor, regenerating his heart, although not curing his scarred body. Wilson then attacked Ajax, leaving him for dead, and took on the name Deadpool. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the characters.)
Later on, at some point during his mercenary career, Deadpool was employed as an assassin by Wilson Fisk (aka Kingpin). (To learn about the Kingpin, click on his highlighted name.)
Then, some years after escaping the Hospice, Deadpool returned to the Canadian government and was treated by Doctor Walter Langkowski, Sasquatch of Canada’s super-team Alpha Flight. Deadpool soon found government work unsuitable for his temperament, and he abandoned this endeavor. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the character/team. Note: Beware of the women on the picture of the Alpha Flight team on their bio page: tight-fitting/revealing outfits.)
Later on, Deadpool was hired by the criminal genius known as the Wizard. Deadpool at first went to a wrong address and received a job impersonating the criminal Hobgoblin. After realzing the mix-up, the Wizard asked Deadpool to join the Frightful Four with fellow criminals the Taskmaster and Constrictor. When this plan also failed, Deadpool sought to reclaim his position as the Kingpin’s assassin, only to be challenged by fellow assassin Bullseye. (To learn more about the group and characters above, click on their names.)
After some time, Deadpool found employment with the time-traveling arms merchant Tolliver, in whose service he was reunited with Sluggo and Copycat. Deadpool also recruited a man named Weasel to act as his weapon supplier, and the two became fast friends. In the course of a future battle, Copycat was gravely injured, and Deadpool sacrificed part of his healing ability to save her life. (To learn about the highlighted characters above, just click on their names.)
Deadpool subsequently helped X-Force member Siryn against the unstoppable Juggernaut and her uncle, Black Tom Cassidy, who had forced Killebrew into their service. Deadpool developed a strong attachment to Siryn, who only partially returned his feelings. Unsure of his worthiness, Deadpool sought out Copycat, only to find she was now dating Kane. Later, Deadpool sought medical treatment for Siryn, who had been injured in a mission with X-Force. Allying himself with the mysterious Watchtower group, Deadpool captured Wolverine in exchange for Siryn’s treatment. Siryn was cured, while Wolverine easily outfought his captors. (Throughout Deadpool's mercenary career, he has fought alongside, but mostly against, Wolverine multiple times. Also, to learn about the characters/group above, click on their highlighted names. Note: The X-Force bio page has a woman in a tight-fitting outfit.)
Deadpool was then tracked down by Sabretooth and invited to join the new Weapon X Program. Impressed by Weapon X’s upgrade of his healing factor, he agreed to join. However, he soon found the organization’s methods to be too bloody even for him. After the death of Copycat at the hands of Sabretooth, Deadpool confronted the Director, Malcolm Colcord, only to have his healing factor reversed to the point where he again lost physical cohesion and died. However, the lingering effects of Deadpool’s healing factor upgrade resurrected him, leaving him amnesiac. But, a future chance encounter with Weasel restored his memory. (To learn about the above highlighted characters, just click on their names.)
If you would like to learn more about Deadpool's bio, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Deadpool. (There's a lot of information, so if you're in for a good read, enjoy!)
Wade Wilson/Deadpool appeared in the movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I thought Deadpool was a pretty cool character. But, in the movie, it seemed like Deadpool's character had been changed a bit; some of his powers were different, etc. However, Marvel has announced that they will be making a Deadpool spin-off movie in 2011. Therefore, it makes me wonder how they are going to be connecting the Deadpool from X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the upcoming Deadpool movie. Only time will tell!