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* Even as a casual {{Deadpool}} fan, I have to wonder exactly why he's so bloody popular at the moment. So I looked at the state of the MarvelUniverse [[ModernAge at the moment]], and it became painfully clear. [[InAWorld In a]] CrapsackWorld where [[BlackAndGreyMorality you can barely tell the heroes from the villains]] and [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy don't know who to cheer for]], where SpiderMan [[OneMoreDay made a a deal with the Devil]] and [[RunningTheAsylum many important stories are indistinguishable from bad fanfic]], Deadpool is different. He [[LampshadeHanging points out the absurdity]], he's just as confused about good and evil as the rest of us are. And most importantly, he's actually ''funny'', when damn near everyone else is painfully serious about wearing spandex and beating up other weirdos wearing spandex he's at least trying to crack funny jokes. Deadpool has been a shining ray of light in the darkness of the Marvel U, as goofy and fun as the SilverAge without the preachy morality, and reminds us who we're reading these damn things in the first place. - Sabre Justice
** What's very interesting is just how close this is to how he's portrayed in both "Uncanny X-Force" and "Thunderbolts"; sure, he's insane, but he's shown that he's a good man who, truthfully, just wants to do the right thing.
** Tropers/{{Stinkoman87}} just wants to add something: he's funny, but in a raunchy way, and uses guns. Deadpool is what would happen if someone made SpiderMan in the modern age.
** He also strikes a good balance between "AxCrazy murdering sociopath" and "Guy who honestly wants to do the right thing but keeps getting the HeelFaceDoorSlam". Just bloody enough to be badass, just annoying enough to be hilarious, and just messed up enough to be sympathetic.
*** Aw, Shucks, Guys, You really mean That?
** Troper/{{Enjoydamoment}} just wants to say yes we do Deadpool sir. You're the most balanced when you're unbalanced.
* Death clearly seems to return our beloved Merc's affections more than she does Thanos's. Well, think about it: Thanos wants to destroy the universe, meaning no life. Death only exists because there is life. It's symbiotic. Whereas Deadpool just runs around killing people, no large-scale stuff. Still giving more to Death without threatening her existence.