Deadpool is such a popular character that hundreds of versions have been introduced in the comics (most of which live within the kill-verse storyline).
Despite originally being a Deathstroke parody, the Merc with the mouth immediately entered our hearts and swept us off our feet (because he has a foot fetish, maybe).
This time, I’m back again with an all-things Deadpool bringing you the strongest Deadpool versions.
Oh a little disclaimer: I’ll be stuffing information you may not care for (like what earth they’re from) just to fill in the background story holes created by the disrespect of writers. If I were them, I’d jump out of the comics to K-word them. Yeah, I said it.
This version of Deadpool was introduced during the issue Deadpool vs. Thanos taking place in Battleworld, where Thanos and Deadpool teamed up to look for their shared love interest, Lady Death.
The Grim Reaper had been kidnapped by a rival cosmic force, Eternity.
The issue started with Our black-and-red-costumed antihero killing (but not really) Dr. Doom. The great Fantastic-Four foe shoots Deadpool dead and out of the mansion. In purgatory (the place between death and life), Deadpool has a conversation with Lady Death where she tells him she’s been kidnapped. So, he sets on an adventure to save her. Long story short, he cooks up a scheme leading him in Thanos’ spaceship where the latter quite literally crushes him.
The mad titan then restores DP’s body with his advanced technology to explain that he had no hand in kidnapping their love interest, and since he was her chosen champion, he’ll have to work with him (Thanos talking to Deadpool, in case you got lost).
During their mission, guess who makes an appearance? Freaking Francis, except a more powerful version of him (seriously, this dude had had so many names in the comics, you could tell he needs therapy).
Death told Deadpool to find the man from Hell. The Abyss Man (Francis) is the one. They take him to black talon to perform a ritual to go to hell to speak to Mephisto. Some chaos ensues before the duo finally finds Death.
She is held captive in a cage by Eternity, who is pissed about being ridiculed and separated by the infinity gems, Galactus’ hunger, the annihilation wave, and death’s embrace.
The in-betweener (protector of balance) comes in to talk some sense into Eternity. Deadpool sees the opportunity and teleports with Thanos and Black Talon to the cage. Freeing Death wasn’t so subtle and a fight breaks loose. At some point, Thanos betrays Deadpool and continues pummeling Eternity (the universe, in case you were wondering). Death doesn’t stop him because it’s in her favor to have Eternity killed.
So, Deadpool attacks Thanos who simply throws the Merc with the mouth into Eternity. Inside the cosmic being, DP meets the UniPower who bestows his attributes to our idiot. Enter, Captain Universe (I call him Cosmic Pool). With his new-found power, he was able to go blow for blow with juiced-up Thanos (Death powered him up).
Deadpool doesn’t really win the fight since the dialogue between the two adversaries opened Death’s eyes and caused her to take her powers back, which caused Thanos to explode. But hey, any character that’s bestowed the UniPower is overpowered and that’s why this is one of the strongest versions of Deadpool.
This version is a little intricate with it story. You’ve got two insane, blood-thirsty entities come together in one body. I’m not sure if you’ve ever learned addition or multiplication, but the insanity takes on an exponential turn (see what I did there? No? Tough crowd).
Venompool hails from Earth 90211 from a reality stuck in the 1980’s. The Beyonder (a powerful cosmic entity) decided to live the life of the party, literally, and he chose Venompool as his party liaison (quick Van Wilder reference). After a while, the Beyonder got sick of the Deadpool-Symbiote amalgamation and ditched him. This pissed off Venompool who ended up killing the Beyonder and Galactus with a weapon called the Recton Expungifier.
The Merc with intense depression ends up going to therapy and learns that the Beyonder’s rejection has wounded him emotionally causing him to put up walls. He later kills himself with the Recton Expungifier. I don’t know about you, but that’s just sad…
PS: A lot of other things happened during that one issue, it’s better if you read it or wait for me to spoil it for you in a stand-alone post.
What do you get when you further mess with a messed-up person’s head? The ultimate psychopath hell-bent on ending everyone and everything.
Dreadpool, hailing from Earth 12101, is the strongest character second to Earth 616 Deadpool himself. Here’s why:
In the Deadpool kills the Marvel Universe storyline, Deathpool murders every single superhero there is in his quest to end all creation. Do you understand what that means? Deathpool rose against the divine powers that created the Marvel universe (ironically, not the One Above All but the writers) and won.
We’re introduced to this character being dragged to Psycho-man by the X-men in an attempt to cure Wade of his insanity. Little did they know that Sh*t was about to hit the fan. Psycho-man’s procedure silenced all the voices in Deadpool’s head and brought out a new one, the ultimate murderer. This voice is aware of himself being a fictional character and is adamantly convinced that his only salvation is to kill everything there is. Think of his plan like Thanos’ but multiplied by infinity.
Dreadpool went on an individual killing spree, ending the lives of the X-men, the Avengers, and numerous villains namely Dr. Doom, TaskMaster, Thanos, and Galactus (And you thought Thanos can defeat Deadpool). He even assembled his own version of the Deadpool Corps: the evil Deadpool Corps (creative, I know).
He was eventually killed by Earth 616 Deadpool in revenge for killing his friends.
I’m just trolling you.
What do you get when you cross-breed Wolverine with Deadpool? A fan boy’s orgasm. While the love relationship of the two Canadians remains a smither of hope to be portrayed in Deadpool 3, writers have brought us the amalgamation of the 2 characters since 2007, in Cable and Deadpool issue 46.
As you can guess, Wolverinepool has both powers of Wolverine and Deadpool. He got the Adamantium implants and claws of the Bub-sayer. Sadly, the character is short-lived after Earth 616 Deadpool kills him with a grenade of flesh-eating bugs during the showdown between the Deadpool Corps and the Evil Deadpool Corps. All that was left were his metal claws and skeleton. Christ almighty!
Guess what this version looks like? You thought it was an armadillo, didn’t you? Jokes aside, Dinosaur Deadpool is a cross between Devil Dinosaur and Deadpool. This version is from earth TRN321 and is accompanied by Moon boy, just like Devil Dinosaur. He appears in Deadpool Kills Deadpool issue 3. As Adorable as he is, he sadly joins the Evil Deadpool Corps.
That’s practically all there is to know about him. I thought about delving more into Devil Dinosaur’s backstory, but not gonna. He still makes the list because, you know, a freaking T-rex with Deadpool’s powers.
Y’all know what Galactus can do, right? He’s a cosmic being who survived the end of the universe and is the brother of Eternity. He literally eats planets for breakfast. Think of all the enormous turds floating in space.
Galactapool is a cross between a deranged sort-of-failed human experiment and a cosmic being. What could go wrong? Joining the Evil Deadpool Corps. Luckily, and for some reason that’ll never make sense, he was killed when Lady Deadpool drove the Bea Arthur (the Deadpool Corps ship) straight into his face.
Who needs logic?
This version hails from Earth 11638. He’s the tumor-less Wade Wilson. Reed Richard of this earth developed a procedure that cured him of his terminal illness. As a result, The merc with mouth turned from God’s favorite idiot into a super genius. He’s the amalgamation of Deadpool and Victor Von Doom (hence the Dr. Doom look). To keep the balance, Dr. Doom became Deadpool, or Deathwish (to be technical), rocking a green suit.
Earth 616 Deadpool and Deathwish are actually great buddies. Sadly, Death Mask kills Deathwish, denying us the opportunity of seeing the Deadpool Rangers (Deadpool is red, Deathwish is green, and they can travel the multiverse to find the other colors. Get it? No? Tough crowd.)
Deadpool beats Death Mask but the latter strikes a deal with Mephisto that unleashes figurative hell on Earth. Monsters, including the Infernal Hulk, swarm the planet and wreck havoc.
What other versions of Deadpool do you think is stronger than him and why do they need a place on this list? Let us know down in the comments.