He won't rest until he's killed the entire Marvel Universe
... Because you
demanded it. Still funny?
What if everything you thought was funny about Deadpool was actually just disturbing? What if he decided to kill everyone and everything that makes up the Marvel Universe? What if he actually pulled it off? Would that be FUN for you?.
A four-part elseworld
story in which an alternate version of me, Deadpool
, caught by the X-Men, is taken to Ravenscroft Asylum and put under the care of a psychiatrist named Dr. Benjamin Brighton. But, unknown to the heroes, Benjamin Brighton is in reality the microverse villain Psycho-Man in disguise, who is using his position to break the villains under his care so he can shape them into his own private army.
Unfortunately, his process works all too well on
me, and I lose the wacky voices in my head, only for them to be replaced by a single new one in a crimson box, a bloodthirsty one that sends me on my new one-man war against the Marvel Universe. And in this war, no one is safe.No one.
The sequel, Deadpool Killustrated
, follows the same version of me. After murdering my way through dozens of alternate Marvel universes, I decide to go a little deeper and start hunting down the classics of literature: Dracula, Tom Sawyer, Moby Dick, Captain Ahab, and more.
A third sequel is on the way: Deadpool Kills Deadpool
, in which the Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
version of me, which we're calling "Dreadpool", hunts down the other versions of me, including the Deadpool Corps versions plus whole new ones while Yours Truly finally hunts him down.
Soooooooooo... scared yet
Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe provides examples of:
- And I Must Scream: the fate of anyone inside Dreadpool's anti-regeneration traps.
- Anyone Can Die: Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, The Watcher, the creative team at Marvel.
- Artistic License: Even for the series' rather loose standards. When the Punisher goes after Deadpool, he has the barrel of his rifle sticking several feet out the window. As the film Shooter pointed out, this is a really bad idea, given that it's much more visible, and increases the risk of light off the scope being seen. Which, in fact, we actually see happening. This is not a mistake an experienced veteran Force Recon Marine - which both Frank and Swagger are - would do.
- Badass Crew: In the sequel, a team is gathered by Sherlock Holmes consisting of Doctor Watson, Beowulf, Hua Mulan, and Natty Bumppo to combat Dreadpool.
- In the third sequel, we have Deadpool, Lady Deadpool, Pulppool, Pandapool, and the Deadpool Watcher.
- Bears Are Bad News: Subverted with Pandapool.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: The lucky ones are the ones Dreadpool straight up kills.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Dreadpool exploits his knowledge of the Marvel Universe to its most deadly.
- Even Evil Has Standards: For Taskmaster, he was doing the job for the money... Until he sees that Dreadpool has killed the Power Pack.
- Fanboy: One version of The Watcher who observes the many Deadpools is very fond of them.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Resident Butt Monkey Deadpool goes from a forth wall breaking joker to the most deadly person in the universe.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Happens to Xavier when he tries probing Dreadpool's mind.
- Gone Horribly Right: Psycho-Man wanted to make me a more efficient killer. And he succeeded.
- Hero Killer: And villain killer, and anti-hero killer... Agh, Dreadpool's just killin' damn near EVERYBODY here! Dubya Tee Eff, man?!
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Xavier thought it was a good idea to put Dreadpool in the Ravenscroft Asylum under Dr. Brighton. Real smart, baldy.
- Horrifying the Horror: Psychotic madman Arcade is reduced to a whimpering mass of tears after seeing what Dreadpool had him build.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Well, insomuch as a voice in your head can be, as the new voice implies it ate the previous two.
- Infant Immortality: Subverted by the deaths of the Power Pack, though they're off-screen.
- And subverted again with Tom Sawyer in Killustrated.
- It's Personal: After being hired by loved ones of the deceased to kill Dreadpool, Taskmaster claims this after finding out that Dreadpool has killed Power Pack, a group of kids.
- For the original Deadpool (me), it's when Dogpool was killed.
- Kill 'em All: Dreadpool's plan. And not just in the Marvel Universe either.
- Last Deadpool Standing: The Original Deadpool. DEADPOOL REPRESENT!
- Off With Your Head: Deadpool decapitates Dreadpool in issue #4 of Deadpool Kills Deadpool.
- Popularity Power: Acknowledged by Dreadpool as the reason why Wolverine would keep coming back no matter what he tried.
- Pyrrhic Victory: Sherlock Holmes eventually defeats Dreadpool in Killustrated, but by that point fiction had been warped into full control of the Anyone Can Die and Kill Them All tropes as he wished.
- Ret Gone: In Killustrated, Dreadpool's murder of characters from literature destroys all versions of those who have been inspired by them.
- Shout Out: When he kills The Punisher, he acknowledges that this is usually his thing.
- One of the Deadpool Kills Deadpool covers◊ have ponified versions of various Marvel heroes.
- Straw Nihilist: Dreadpool's entire motive is that freedom from the horror of being a comic book character is enough to justify everything.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: The miniseries ends with Dreadpool planning on killing the creative team working on the comic, and promising to come after the reader next. Ironically, it's right when they're planning how Deadpool will show up and kill the versions of them in the comic. Somehow, they completely fail to notice the man in red and black standing feet away as he talks to the audience.
- Took a Level in Badass: The sisters of Little Women manage to force Dreadpool to use a weapon he planned to use against stronger opponents.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Dreadpool's solution to Spider-Man.