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    President Richard Nixon 

President Richard Nixon

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Played By: Mark Camacho
Voiced By: Carlos Segundo (Latin-American Spanish)
Film Appearances: X-Men: Days of Future Past

The president of the United States in 1973, and a man who is far out of his depth in dealing with the mutant problem.


  • Fantastic Racism: Averted; though he is as understandably concerned with mutants as anyone holding power would be, he doesn't harbor hatred for them.
  • Historical-Domain Character: As one of the most famous leaders in the 1970s.
  • Historical In-Joke: He is shown deactivating a tape recorder prior to his discussion with Trask, both referencing the recording system that would eventually lead to his downfall and providing an explanation for those recordings missing 18 minutes.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: Averted, for once, in spite of common portrayals in fiction relaying the public opinion of him after the Watergate scandal. He treats the growth of the mutant population as another issue to solve as Commander-In-Chief instead of resorting to Fantastic Racism, and chooses to discontinue the Sentinel program after a few mutants prevent his death at the hands of Magneto.
  • Pet the Dog: He's shown feeding his dogs biscuits. A better example is shown below.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He gets this treatment, unlike most examples. While he does go along with the Sentinel Program, it's out of a desire to protect the nation from super powered beings than any genuine malice. When Mystique saves his life from Magneto, it's implied he gave her a pardon, shelved the Sentinels program and jailed Trask for trying to sell secrets to America's enemies.
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    Colonel Bob Hendry 

Colonel Robert "Bob" Hendry

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Played By: Glenn Morshower
Voiced By: Jorge Lapuente (Latin-American Spanish)
Film Appearances: X-Men: First Class

"You put our nukes in Turkey or anywhere that close to Russia, and you're looking at war. Nuclear war."

A U.S Army Colonel coerced by Shaw.


  • Corrupt Politician: Hendry might not do Shaw's bidding immediately, but he's definitely rubbing shoulders with shady folks and does seem to be getting paid for it.
  • Did Not See That Coming: He had no idea Shaw was actually a mutant which gets him killed since it renders his plan to threaten Shaw with a grenade moot, in fact if anything it made him easier to murder.
  • No More for Me: After seeing Riptide demonstrate his power, Hendry's reaction is to ask what the hell Shaw put in his drink.
  • Taking You with Me: What he tries to do with Shaw with a grenade. He doesn't know about Shaw's mutation and what he can do with all of that energy.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After he helps place missiles in Turkey, Shaw no longer needs him. He takes the energy from an exploded grenade and sinks it all into Hendry.

CIA

    Agent Moira MacTaggert 

Agent Moira MacTaggert

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"You know, one day the government is going to realize that how lucky they were to have Professor X on their side."
Played By: Rose Byrne
Voiced By: Leyla Rangel (Latin-American Spanish)

A CIA agent who is an ally of the X-Men.


  • '80s Hair: In X-Men: Apocalypse, Rose Byrne likens Moira's career-minded hairstyle to Working Girl.
  • Action Mom: She already has a son by the time the X-Men contacts her again in 1983. Charles' spirit sort of wavers at this one, but he regains it back when she says that she has divorced her husband. In Cairo, Moira is unarmed and covered in a niqab that hinders her movements somewhat, and she's able to disarm a man larger than she is and render him unconscious.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Moira is American in the movie-verse, but in the comics, she was Scottish.
  • Adaptation Name Change: MacTaggert is her maiden name instead of Kinross. She got married and divorced within the 21-year gap between X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Apocalypse, and she is referred to as Agent MacTaggert before her marriage and after her divorce.
  • Alliterative Name: Moira MacTaggert.
  • Amnesia Missed a Spot: At the end of X-Men: First Class, Xavier wipes her memory to keep the mutants safe from the CIA. All she remembers is a few glimpses of leaves and Xavier kissing her.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse reveals that while not remembering mutants, she experiences a déjà vu when she gets to step in Xavier Institute again, suggesting that her memories are merely suppressed in her mind. Charles ultimately restores them at the end, though, so anymore faint recollection is avoided.
  • The Bus Came Back: She returns in X-Men: Apocalypse after being absent in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Dirty Harriet: In order to infiltrate a Hellfire Club private party, she strips down to her undergarments and pretends to be one of the call-girls. Done fairly well as it's shown that she's not all that comfortable with it and is acutely aware of how vulnerable she is.
  • Family Versus Career: X-Men: Apocalypse reveals that she was married and has a son, but she got divorced because her priority is on her career at the CIA.
    Moira: I had a husband, but it's hard to do this job and make it home in time for dinner.
  • Implied Love Interest: For Charles. They did kiss in First Class, but didn't end up together. May ultimately be subverted as of X-Men: Apocalypse, due to Charles' decision to restore her memories.
  • In Harm's Way: When she sees that the Hellfire Club is clearly up to no good in her intro scene in X-Men: First Class, she goes undercover and is always brave when facing danger.
  • In Name Only: Outside of her name, she has nothing in common with with her comic book counterpart (who is a scientist).
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Charles uses a kiss goodbye to wipe out her memories of the last few weeks, including where he and the newly formed X-Men are. He decides to reverse this at the end of X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • Lingerie Scene: Her Hellfire Club infiltration technique.
  • Married to the Job: Her reason for divorcing her husband before the events of X-Men: Apocalypse; she can't maintain a stable family life while juggling a profession as a CIA agent.
  • Older Than They Look: She has barely aged since the Cuban Missile Crisis because 21 years later, she looks almost the same.
  • Playing Gertrude: Rose Byrne was 36 years old during the filming of X-Men: Apocalypse, but her character is in her late forties/early fifties in 1983.
  • Psychic Strangle: She experiences a variation of this in X-Men: First Class. When she attacks Magneto, he deflects the bullets she fires, one of which hits Charles in the back. In a rage, Erik magnetically uses her dog tag chain to strangle her, but Charles manages to talk him down.
  • Put on a Bus: She doesn't appear in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Rule of Sexy: In X-Men: Apocalypse, Moira is pushing 50, but Byrne was not given any ageing make-up, and there is very little grey in her hair.
  • Seeker Archetype:
    • X-Men: First Class: She fearlessly heads into the Hellfire Club and suits up with the rest of Division X to fight Shaw.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse: She investigates the cult of En Sabah Nur on her lonesome and without a weapon. When Apocalypse awakens, she manages to get away (while his followers are buried from the cavern's collapse). Then there's the fact that she's the sole human in the fight against Apocalypse and does not flinch even when she sees him smacking around the X-Men like toys...
  • Team Mom: In X-Men: First Class, with Xavier as the Team Dad and Lehnsherr as... the Team Cool Uncle?
  • Tears of Joy: In X-Men: Apocalypse, she experiences this when Charles restores the memories of their romantic relationship in 1962.
  • Token Human: She is the only non-mutant ally of the X-Men in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • Undercover Model: An impromptu one in X-Men: First Class where she sees their lead going into a strip club and so strips down to her underwear and follows him in.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Definitely gets this title in X-Men: Apocalypse as she faces off against Apocalypse without the slightest indication of fear, even when she has already witnessed how he can turn the whole world upside down with just a flick of a finger...
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: After mutants became public knowledge in 1973, a cult was formed to worship En Sabah Nur, and her investigation in X-Men: Apocalypse inadvertently awakens him because his followers always cover up the entrance to his resting place, but she had left it exposed to sunlight, which reanimates him.

    The Man in Black 

The Man in Black

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Played By: Oliver Platt
Voiced By: José Luis Orozco (Latin-American Spanish)
Film Appearances: X-Men: First Class

A CIA agent and head of Division X, a government agency working with the X-Men.


  • Adorkable: His face lights up when he sees proof of mutant-kind.
  • Agent Mulder: He always believed in the existence of mutants and feels vindicated when Xavier reveals himself.
  • Butt-Monkey: Mocked by his colleagues, lightly manipulated by the mutants and eventually murdered by Azazel.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He is introduced as being a potential "M" for Xavier's Bond, providing a facility, sponsoring the recruitment of the X-Men, protecting them from the rest of the CIA, and above all he comes across as sympathetic to the mutants. Then, not halfway through the film, the base is attacked and Azazel drops the guy to his death from high in the sky, and that's the end of Mr. Platt's involvement in the film.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Nobody comments on his death or mourns him despite his benign nature and generous actions.
  • No Name Given: The government agent sent to liaise with Xavier's team is only ever known as the Man in Black and is never given a name, not even in the credits.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: For a G-Man, quite a Nice Guy.

    Agent William Stryker 

Agent William Stryker, Sr.

Played By: Don Creech
Voiced By: Jaime Vega (Latin-American Spanish)
Film Appearances: X-Men: First Class

The father of the more famous Colonel Stryker, the man who would start the Weapon-X program and give Wolverine his adamantium.


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Trask Industries

    Dr. Bolivar Trask 

Dr. Bolivar Trask

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"You'll need a new weapon for this war."
Played By: Peter Dinklage
Voiced By: Mario Arvizu (Latin-American Spanish)
Film Appearances: X-Men: Days of Future Past

The owner of Trask Industries who created the Sentinels.


  • Adaptational Villainy: While in the original comic book Trask wasn't a good guy by any means, he did eventually come to realise that Mutants are not a threat to humanity and even performed a Heroic Sacrifice to stop the Sentinels. Neither of those happen in the movie.
  • Admiring the Abomination: How he views the mutants.
  • Affably Evil: He is polite, believes in world peace, and does not even hate mutants. However, he still allows often fatal experiments on mutants to achieve this end.
  • Anti-Villain: Unlike other characters obsessed in exterminating the mutants, he does so not out of hatred, but a desire to see humanity united against a common threat, and actually admires mutants for helping him accomplish that goal. Pity he has no empathy...
  • Apocalypse Maiden: He's a male example. His murder by Mystique will generate a Crapsack World where mutants and humans who are carriers of the X-gene are slaughtered en masse, leaving only the worst of humanity in charge.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: For Days of Future Past, opposite Mystique and young Magneto.
  • Black Vikings: A variant; Trask's dwarfism is never acknowledged or presented in the film proper, and is clearly something that affects the actor and not the role.
  • Composite Character: Takes the place of Senator Kelly, the person whose murder led to the Bad Future in the comics.
  • Depraved Dwarf: Averted. Despite being a primary villain and a little person, his characterization is that of a Well-Intentioned Extremist Mad Scientist, and though he has a distinct Lack of Empathy there is none of the sexual predation or deliberate sadism that the trope usually entails. Very unusually for such a casting, Dinklage's dwarfism has absolutely no discernible relevance to either the plot or to Trask's character, mainly because it was purely a case of Ability over Appearance after the script had been written. That said, there is a certain irony as his Sentinels are designed to be roughly four times the height of an average man.
  • Don't Create a Martyr: The plot of X-Men: Days of Future Past is driven by the need to stop Mystique from killing him, the creator of the Sentinel program, because his death at the hands of a mutant will only drive others to finish his work.
  • Fantastic Racism: Played with: He reveals to Stryker that he does not hate mutants, even respecting them, but wants to use them in order to make humanity band together, though he still thinks of them as research material rather than people. Emphasized when Mystique gets into the presidential safe-room, and Trask insists that they not shoot it, because he needs her for research purposes.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: See what he had done to the mutants who were Killed Offscreen between First Class and Days of Future Past.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Wanted to make the Sentinels to create peace, and got it, in the form of the apocalypse. The peace of the grave.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: Played with, as he uses gender pronouns when referring to Mystique and her mutation, but slips into "it" when faced with a mutant in person.
  • In Name Only: He was changed from an anthropologist to an industrialist, and pretty much nothing of the original character or his motivations were kept for this version, except that he was involved in building the Sentinels.
  • Justice by Other Legal Means: He never suffers legal reprisal for planning to commit genocide on his fellow human beings. Instead, he goes to prison for trying to pitch his killer robots to the Communist governments after America turns him down.
  • Karma Houdini: Downplayed. He may have been jailed for selling military secrets to his country's rivals, but the Josef Mengele-style experiments he committed on innocent mutants, the sort of thing one expects to be worthy of the death penalty, are either conveniently forgotten or completely ignored.
  • Knight Templar: He's so determined to bring about world peace that he's willing to perform horrific experiments on mutants to advance scientific knowledge. And when his own country's president refuses to accept his Sentinel program, he tries to sell it to the Communists in hopes that they will be more understanding.
  • Lack of Empathy: His main character flaw. Suffice to say, when someone with such high goals isn't the least bit stirred with Body Horror and other suffering, there's a bit of a problem...
  • Mad Scientist: His main scientific objective seems to be genocide-via-robot, though he's rather subdued for the archetype.
  • Pornstache: Well, the film is set in the 70s, after all. Screen Junkies even calls him a "tiny Ron Burgundy" in their Honest Trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He has a mild one when Magneto commandeers his Sentinels. When President Nixon (rightly) asks him what the hell is going on when they open fire on the crowd, Trask irritably replies "I'll fix it!"
  • Visionary Villain: He genuinely believes that uniting humanity against mutantkind is the gateway to creating world peace.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He is an interesting case in that he is not motivated by the typical villain desires of money or power, but he genuinely believes that fighting the mutants will unify humanity and end such conflicts as the Cold War.

    Sentinels Mark I 

Sentinels Mark I

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The first line of Sentinels created by Bolivar Trask in 1973, intended to demonstrate a practical means of protecting humanity from mutants.


  • Arm Cannon: They have a wrist-mounted Gatling gun.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: They were constructed entirely from polymer, but Magneto controls them through metal he fused to their components.
  • Deadly Training Area: A couple of Sentinels Mark I are deployed at the very end of X-Men: Apocalypse as Mystique trains the young X-men for battle.
  • Determinator: The one that goes after Magneto definitely is this. Even as it's being torn to pieces, it still tries to grab him.
  • Flight: They can fly through a thruster adapted from a Harrier jet, which is mounted in their chest.
  • Gatling Good: Their primary weapons are wrist-mounted gatling guns.
  • Kung Fu-Proof Mook: They're designed with non-metallic composites to keep Magneto from affecting them which he gets around by weaving metal into them while they are being transported to D.C.

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Essex Corp

    In General 

Essex Corporation

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Film Appearances: X-Men: Apocalypse | Deadpool 2

Essex Corporation is a mysterious organization created by Nathaniel Essex. They practice research and experiments on Mutants.


  • Covert Group with Mundane Front: They have a facility for torture and experiments disguised as an orphanage.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In X-Men: Apocalypse, sometime after the incident that saw Wolverine bloodily escape William Stryker's facility at Alkali lake, a team of hazmat workers collects the various mutant blood samples left behind and store them in a briefcase labeled "Essex Corp". It was the first time that name showed up in the franchise.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The organization have been involved with many shady experiments with Mutants and may have been involved with the creation of the X-23 children as Logan's blood sample that they collected during the stinger of X-Men: Apocalypse somehow ended up at the hands of Transigen which may be a subsidiary or successor of the organization.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Deadpool 2 is an action comedy at the core, but these guys bring the evergreen (and dead serious) persecution of Mutants of the X-Men films to it.
  • Orphanage of Fear: They run a genuine torture facility for Mutants under the cover of an orphanage. Russell and Domino spent time there, unfortunately.
  • Power Nullifier: They developed collars that nullify mutant powers and provide them to Icebox Prison. They might also have created those seen in the Bad Future of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

    Orphanage Headmaster 

Orphanage Headmaster

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"Blessed are the wicked, who are healed by my hand."
Played By: Eddie Marsan
Voiced By: Pedro D'Aguillón Jr. (Latin-American Spanish), Arnaud Bedouët (French), Ken Uo (Japanese)
Film Appearances: Deadpool 2

An Essex Corp member and the headmaster of the orphanage where Russell spent a good part of his life.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: While he doesn't specifically beg, its clear that he thinks Russel will spare him if he says his Catch-Phrase like he demands.
  • Asshole Victim: Absolutely no one mourns for him after Dopinder kills him. Not even Colossus complains about it.
  • Bald of Evil: He has no hair on the top of his head and abuses the mutants under his charge.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He makes a living out of torturing mutant children, some of whom, like Russell, have powers that could quite easily kill him. After spending the entire climax cowering in fear from a vengeful Russell, he runs after the mutant heroes and screams about how they're abominations that'll get what's coming to them. Cable nearly kills him himself, but Deadpool stops him... only because he's aware Dopinder's about to run him over with his cab.
  • Car Fu: Dopinder kills him by running him over with his taxi.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Blessed are the wicked who are healed by my hands!" Later becomes a Borrowed Catchphrase when a vengeful Russell spits the very same words back at him in a show of Ironic Echo.
  • Dirty Coward: Has no problem torturing hapless mutants under his care, but runs away in fear when one tries to kill him
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: A religious fundamentalist who runs an orphanage that "cures" mutants. It's pretty clearly an analogy for gay conversion therapy.
  • Expy: His fanatical religious views on mutants resembled William Stryker from the original comics. Fairly justified, considering that Stryker in the movies was changed from The Fundamentalist to a General Ripper.
  • Eviler Than Thou: He might be this to Ajax as Colossus doesn’t give a single fuck when Dopinder runs him over, in contrast to Colossus wanting to spare and rehabilitate Ajax and is outright disgusted when Deadpool murdered him.
  • Fantastic Racism: Yet another Mad Scientist who wants to see Mutants disappear from the face of the Earth.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He acts like a kindly grandfather, but it fails to hide what a truly vile individual he is.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He has glasses, and experiments on/tortures Mutants while preaching how they are abominations.
  • The Fundamentalist: Turns out to be a Bible-thumping lunatic who thinks mutants are abominations and have to be tortured to make them conform.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He's the reason why Russell ends up as a criminal in Cable's timeline.
  • Hate Sink: As bad as Ajax was in the first movie, at least he was a competent fighter unafraid to dirty his own hands when needed. This guy on the other hand is a bigoted and cowardly fanatic hiding behind religion who tortures children just for being mutants under the pretense of "curing" them. His torture of Russell also contributes to Cable's Bad Future. Thus it was extremely satisfying when Dopinder ran over him with his taxi.
  • Humiliation Conga: In a short span of time, he's terrorized by a child he tortured to the point of Tears of Fear, his entire staff is slaughtered by the remains of X-Force and Cable, all the children under his "care" are saved by Domino, his entire Orphanage of Fear is reduced to flaming rubble and his last moments are spent spewing impotent insults and bile before he gets rammed at full speed by Dopinder's taxi and presumably dies in extreme pain. And he deserved every second.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: It's clear that he's been torturing kids for a long time without punishment. His luck runs out when Dopinder runs him over.
  • Karmic Death: Dopinder runs him over with his taxi. For extra Irony he's killed by the only remaining non-mutant on Deadpool's team, while ranting about how their kind will be killed by the righteous.
  • No Name Given: He's never referred to by name.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: When Russell comes back to exact revenge, the only thing this guy can do is running away.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like William Stryker and Zander Rice, he acts like he has the best intentions but he is just a racist fanatic.
  • Obviously Evil: He and his assistants are clearly up to no good from their first scene. Deadpool calls one of the orderlies "Glenn" and notes that he has "secret sex lips". Even Cable sees it as he's watching the Headmaster run away:
    Cable: He even runs like a fucking pervert!
    Deadpool: Like an online predator who just lost his laptop.
  • Save the Villain: Deadpool has to save him from Russell to prevent the latter's Start of Darkness that leads to Cable's Bad Future. Deadpool even stops Cable from putting a bullet in him at the end saying "there's been enough bloodshed." Then Dopinder runs the headmaster over with his taxi, and Deadpool reveals he was just fucking around and heard Dopinder coming.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Despite being played a notable actor, the Orphanage Headmaster is not used the marketing to spoiler the fact who he is and who he works for.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Relatively speaking, the Orphanage Headmaster is only in the movie for a short while, give or take a couple of scenes. Needless to say, for such a short-tenure, he comes with a lot of baggage and practically drives the plot forward.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: After Deadpool managed to persuade Russell not to kill him, the asshole doesn't even thank him and yells racist slurs at the Mutants.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He tortured Russell throughout his childhood for being a mutant. In Cable's timeline, Russell murdering the headmaster in revenge leads to Russell developing a taste for killing and becoming a psychopath in the Bad Future who murders Cable's family.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Runs an orphanage for lost or wayward mutant children for "rehabilitation". In actuality, he headed a facility where he experimented on and psychological abused young mutants.

Deadpool's relatives and acquaintances

    Vanessa Carlsyle 

Vanessa Carlysle

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"Kiss me like you miss me, Red!"
Played By: Morena Baccarin
Voiced By: Mireya Mendoza (Latin-American Spanish), Juliette Degenne (French). Marika Hayashi (Japanese)
Film Appearances: Deadpool | Deadpool 2

"I love you, Wade Wilson. We can fight this."

A prostitute who's in a serious relationship with Wade Wilson at the time of his terminal cancer diagnosis.


  • Adaptation Species Change: In the comics, she is a mutant with shape-shifting abilities.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the sense she's a Badass Normal in the movie while in the comics she's an accomplished mutant with shapeshifting powers nicknamed "Copycat."
  • Back from the Dead: Thanks to Deadpool getting his hands on Cable's time travel device, he undoes her death at the beginning of the movie during the mid-credits sequence, and Word of God confirms she's back.
  • Badass Normal: Vanessa has absolutely no powers but can still do some very impressive things, like successfully deterring a hulking mercenary twice her size with a Groin Attack, escaping the pod Ajax puts her into by and impaling Ajax with Wade's sword.
  • Birds of a Feather: Vanessa and Wade instantly get along due to sharing weird senses of humor, sharp wit, penchants for talking, problems with bullies, etc. At one point even Ajax remarks that she and Wade have a lot in common.
  • Character Death: She dies in the first 15 minutes of the sequel in a skirmish between Wade and the crime lord he tried to kill earlier. Her death drove Wade in being a Death Seeker in joining her in death, but is pushed back each time. He eventually reverses this at the end of the movie to prevent this.
  • Composite Character: In Deadpool 2 she takes on a few aspects of Death after she dies, being the lover Deadpool meets whenever he dies, who also occasionally gives him advice, and for whom Wade's Death Wish in order to be reunited with her comes from. In an amusing manner, the fact he's stopped in this effort by someone played by Josh Brolin (Cable, who sacrifices his last time jump to save Wade's life) has some amusing implications given its Thanos (who in the MCU, is also played by Brolin) who stopped Wade from dying so that he could have Death all to himself.
  • Damsel in Distress: She is kidnapped by Ajax in order to force a confrontation with Deadpool on his own terms.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Despite being kidnapped and used for bait for Wade, during the final battle she escapes confinement and runs Ajax through with one of Wade's swords.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Parodied. When Wade asks if she had a rough childhood, Vanessa and Wade have a little piss-taking contest of who has the most tragic (and the most insanely over-the-top) fictional Dark and Troubled Past, trying to one-up one another at it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Can match Wade bit by bit in this regard. They had a Misery Poker contest.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Out-of-universe example, but it's lampshaded by Deadpool in some T.V spots.
  • Good Bad Girl: Hangs around a bar noted to be for mercenaries, very kinky and works in a strip joint, but she's still one of the nicest people in the movie.
  • Groin Attack: Does a testicular claw to "Fat Gandalf," the old mercenary that tries to put the moves on her.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: In Deadpool 2 she's killed off in the very beginning of the movie by a random criminal just to provide some character development for Wade. The movie plays this straight right up until the end when Wade uses Cable's time-travel device to save her life, then go clean up other parts of the timeline.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: She's probably the nicest person in the movie.
  • The Lost Lenore: In Deadpool 2, Wade becomes a Death Seeker because of her untimely death just as they were about to start a family. Thankfully, Wade undos her death with Cable's time travel device.
  • Morality Chain: She's what motivates Wade to avoid becoming a completely insane killer.
    Wade: Just promise you'll do right by me, so I can do right by someone else.
  • Ms. Fanservice: An exotic dancer.
  • Nice Girl: She's a very kind-hearted person all in all.
  • Official Couple: She and Wade Wilson end up falling in love and moving in together at the start of the film.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: She's almost as sarcastic and raunchy as Wade, but when she finds out he has cancer, she immediately begins asking the doctor serious questions about what they can do to help him.
  • Posthumous Character: In spite of dying early in Deadpool 2, she still has a presence in the story. Vanessa's death is what sparks Wade to eventually reach out and connect to Russell. Wade sees Vanessa in his near-death experiences and she pushes him to try and be a better person.
  • Spirit Adviser: After her death, she appears to Deadpool to give him advice.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Subverted. She gets killed within minutes at the start of Deadpool 2. She gets better at the end.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She's one of the most kind-hearted characters in the entire franchise, and she's killed off in the beginning of Deadpool 2. Luckily, Wade is able to bring her back via time travel at the end.

    Weasel 

Weasel

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Played By: T.J. Miller
Voiced By: Carlo Vázquez (Latin-American Spanish), Daniel Lafourcade (French), Setsuji Sato (Japanese)
Film Appearances: Deadpool | Deadpool 2

"You look like Freddy Krueger face-fucked a topographical map of Utah."

Real name Jack Hammer. Wade Wilson's best friend, who is also a complete jackass. Runs the Bad-Guy Bar that Wade normally hangs out in.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Weasel has light brown hair, instead of his usual black.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Weasel in the comics is a Butt-Monkey who is the subject of Deadpool's abuse, even if the Merc with a Mouth genuinely considers him his friend. Weasel in the movie is free/immune of any abuse, physical or verbal, from Deadpool. In fact, the biggest difference is the movie version's willingness to talk back to Wade and insult him to his face, something Comics!Weasel is hesitant to do.
  • Bad-Guy Bar: By the name of Sister Margaret's Home For Wayward Girls, which he owns and acts as the bartender. He's a very friendly guy who knows how to keep the client's secrets, and as such the entire bar has his back. And considering it's a bar frequented by thugs, mercs, and other such characters, that's a very good thing to have. At one point, all of the patrons in the bar immediately draw their guns on Ajax and Angel Dust when they threaten Weasel.
    Weasel: [while being choked by Angel Dust] Sweetheart, you might wanna look around. This isn't really the place to do something like that.
  • Brutal Honesty:
    • He has no problem telling Wade how disturbing his scarred appearance is, including "Oh, no... You look like the insides of other people's assholes," "Motherfucker, you are hard to look at," "You look like Freddy Krueger face-fucked a topographical map of Utah," and "You look like an avocado had sex with an older avocado." The deleted scenes mostly consisted of Weasel rattling off insult after insult: "You look like somebody turned your face inside-out and kinda just left it that way... and then you got in a house fire. Oh god, you look like a house fire was in another house fire."
    • When he's given the opportunity to join in on the Storming the Castle for Vanessa, he could have come up with any number of reasons why he shouldn't come. He just avoids that altogether, and simply says, "Wade, I'd go with you, but... I don't want to."
  • Composite Character: Between Weasel and Paco, the owner of the resident Bad-Guy Bar in the comics.
  • Cowardly Sidekick: He provides Deadpool with everything he needs except help in a fight, because he's not suited for combat. Also, because he doesn't wanna.
    Weasel: Wade, I'd go with you, but... I don't want to.
    • The man, however, will defend himself and be brave when he's surrounded by allies. While he blabs about Deadpool's plan to Cable when he is captured, he fearlessly holds his gun to Cable's head when he walks into Blind Al's place. It just goes to show that Deadpool understands his friend that he doesn't hold anything against Weasel for, well, being a weasel because, come on, it's Cable.
  • Deadpan Snarker: It's hard to be a friend of Pool's without being one and he delivers. The "avocado sex" is one example.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite acting snarkily callous and assholeish towards everything (and his Brutal Honesty), Weasel actually acts very decently with Wade once he learns of his predicament, helping him with everything he needs and even flat-out refusing to sell him out even as he's being strangled by the superhumanly powerful Angel Dust. And afterwards? The first thing he does is to call Wade to warn him. Also, upon learning that Wade has cancer, the first thing Weasel does is try to serve Wade herbal remedies instead of alcohol.
  • Lovable Coward: It's not that he wouldn't go with Wade to the final battle. It's just that he doesn't want to. Ironically, what keeps him from the other side of the scale is the fact that he does not at all try to conceal his cowardice and is very casual and self-aware about it, and no one seems to really expect differently from him anyways, since he's the Non-Action Guy at any rate.
    Weasel (about being interrogated by Cable): ...but the only thing I told him was everything he wanted to know.
  • Lovable Coward: When Cable captures him and starts describing the ways he plans to torture him for information, Weasel interrupts and assures him he'll tell him whatever he wants to know.
  • Meaningful Name: Subverted as while Weasel is indeed a coward, he doesn't release any information on his clientele, even when Ajax and Angel Dust try to shake him down for it. Played straight in the sequel when he spills every last detail of Wade's plan when Cable merely talks about torture.
  • Non-Action Guy: He has no talent for physical violence.
  • Oh, Crap!: After Ajax and Angel Dust steal his picture of Wade and Vanessa.
    Weasel: Wade, we have a fucking problem. And by "we," I mean "you."
  • Opt Out: He helps Wade gather his guns for the big fight against Francis, places a hand on his friend's shoulder and solemnly tells him he'd go with him...he just doesn't want to. Wade accepts his decision, probably because he'd just be a liability during the fight.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: As referenced by the opening credits, his narrative purpose is comedy.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Insults between him and Wade are like punctuation. He also bet $200 against Wade in the bar's Dead Pool and is somewhat disappointed when Wade's new superpowers guarantee that he'll never get his money back.

    Blind Al 

Althea "Blind Al"

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"I get why you're so pissy, but your mood's never gonna brighten 'till you find this woman and tell her how you feel."
Played By: Leslie Uggams
Voiced By: Olga Hnidey (Latin-American Spanish), Maïk Darah (French)
Film Appearances: Deadpool | Deadpool 2

"Sounds like you have a dick in your mouth."

A blind woman who becomes Wade's roommate after his transformation into Deadpool.


  • Blind Mistake: Her attempts at assembling IKEA furniture doesn't go too well.
  • Blind Weaponmaster: Al is somehow a crack shot, despite being completely blind.
  • Brain Bleach: At one point, she remarked why couldn't God take her hearing away as well.
  • Brutal Honesty: She never hesitates to tell some inconvenient truths to Deadpool.
  • Catch-Phrase: "You have a dick in your mouth."
  • Deadpan Snarker: When you are living with Deadpool, it's better to be one. Thankfully, Blind Al is quite the snarky character.
  • Disability Superpower: One of the side effects of Blind Al's blindness is that she has better senses than average - she can tell Wade's suit is soaked in blood from smell alone, and can hear what is going on in the entire building. Unfortunately for her, that also means that she can hear Deadpool masturbate.
  • Drugs Are Good: She really misses cocaine.
  • Grumpy Old Man: A female example. She is extremely grumpy about everything.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite her grumpy nature, Blind Al proves to have a good heart when she advises Wade to talk to Vanessa.
  • Race Lift: Blind Al, a Caucasian in the comics, has an African-American actress, Leslie Uggams.
  • Serious Business: IKEA furniture. She and Wade have different preferences, though he insists that, because he is her tenant, his choices should take priority.
  • Shipper on Deck: Blind Al encourages Wade to talk to Vanessa.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: During the Lock and Load Montage, she notes unprompted that Wade's gathered all the guns in the house. Wade sees through it and gets her to fork over her hidden pistol. Which ends up being the only gun he didn't forget in Dopinder's taxi.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Much like with Weasel, Blind Al is a caustic friend. Wade wouldn't have it any other way.
  • Weapon of Choice: She owns a Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket (Weasel inaccurately calls it a .45 cal. It’s actually .25). Deadpool uses it to kill Ajax and Al drew again after Cable arrives at hers and Wade’s apartment.

    Dopinder 

Dopinder

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Played By: Karan Soni
Voiced By: David Bueno (Latin-American Spanish), Sonny Thongsamouth (French), Ryuichi Kanehira (Japanese)
Film Appearances: Deadpool | Deadpool 2

"Why the fancy red suit, Mr. Pool?"

A clumsy Indian-American taxi driver whom Deadpool takes a liking to. Has romantic problems since the girl he likes is in love with his much handsomer cousin.


  • Adorkable: He's a slightly nerdy, slightly confused cab driver.
  • Affably Evil: By the time of Deadpool 2, he’s shown to become a bloodthirsty sociopath who wants to become a hitman. He is still, however, his old adorkable self and a valuable ally to our heroes.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: As noted above, his beloved has a much more appealing significant other.
  • Ascended Extra: He has significantly more screen time in the sequel than in the first movie.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In the first movie he's a polite, awkward and adorable nice guy who's unlucky in love and abducts his romantic rival to murder him. In the second movie his personality remains the same even as he chases his new dream: becoming a contract killer. He even kills the Essex Orphanage Headmaster in the end and says he wants more.
  • Canon Foreigner: He was created specifically for the films.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: In his first appearance, he's an Adorkable taxi driver. Then he takes Deadpool's romantic advice for getting back his girl from her much better looking lover (who is, incidentally, his cousin).
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: He gains a whole new level of this in Deadpool 2, craving to become a Blood Knight. He also gets to kill the Essex orphanage headmaster by running him over with his taxi.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Deadpool is surprised when Dopinder's claim to "want to the fill the hole in his soul," translates to, "Become a contract killer." Throughout the sequel he tries to get Deadpool and Weasel teach him to be a killer or let him join Deadpool's super group, but Weasel just takes advantage of him to do mundane tasks at his bar. Dopinder even sneaks into the final heroic charge with Deadpool, Domino, and Cable, only to decide to wait in the cab when he comes face-to-face with the Juggernaut.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He really wanted to kill some one and he couldn't find a better person than the The Orphanage Headmaster.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Attempted after some ill-advised romantic advice from Deadpool, he kidnaps his rival-in-love with plans to kill him.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Takes out the Orphanage Headmaster in order to prove himself worthy of being a contract killer.
  • Punk in the Trunk: He kidnaps his girl's lover and stuffs him in the trunk of his car. Deadpool approves.
  • Running Gag: Deadpool doesn't wear a wallet while suited up, so Dopinder is forced to make do with a high five as his fare. He seems okay with it. Or at least unwilling to debate the point with a heavily-armed man who's obviously not firing on all mental cylinders.
  • Sidekick: He ends up becoming Deadpool's primary mode of transport.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When the Juggernaut threatens to shove him into Deadpool's ass, he immediately becomes terrified and decides to wait in the cab and leave the fight to Deadpool, Domino and Cable.
  • The Team Wannabe: In Deadpool 2, he badly wants to become a badass mercenary like Deadpool. Weasel only gives him menial tasks like mopping. And he gets really pissed off when a powerless guy like Peter gets recruited in the X-Force and not him.

    Buck 

Buck

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Played by: Randal Reeder
Film Appearances: Deadpool | Deadpool 2

A patron of the Bad-Guy Bar that Wade hangs out in and a close friend of his.


  • Badass Beard: Has a long beard similar to that of Gandalf's.
  • Berserk Button: He wasn't pleased with being given a "Blowjob".
  • Canon Foreigner: He has no counterpart in the comics.
  • Dumb Muscle: While talking to Wade about denial being one of the five stages of grief, he forgets where it was from to which Wade then reminds him the Kübler-Ross model.
  • Groin Attack: Vanessa angrily grabs his groin and squeezes it after he slaps her ass and continues to do so until he apologizes to her.
  • Hidden Depths: He's a thuggish brute and presumably a mercenary, but he also knows quite a bit about the five stages of grief and tries to talk Wade through them after Vanessa dies. Unfortunately for him, Wade is stubborn and makes sure he doesn't get any more lines for the whole movie.
  • Made of Iron: Takes a stool to the back of the head and is still standing.
  • Nice Guy: Despite being a thug, he is rather amicable to his fellow bar patrons as is noticeable in Deadpool 2, when he tries to make Wade feel better following Vanessa's death.

    Bob 

Bob

Played by: Rob Hayter
A friend of Deadpool's, who appeared in the comics as a frequent friend.
  • Mid-Battle Tea Break: Deadpool pauses decapitating/slicing bad guys with swords just to have a chat with him.

Others

    Ms. Maximoff 

Ms. Maximoff

Played By: Zehra Leverman

Peter Maximoff's mother, and former girlfriend of Erik Lehnsherr.


  • The Alcoholic: In X-Men: Apocalypse, she's implied to be a heavy drinker because she's holding a glass of what appears to be whiskey in the middle of the day. She also took a sip of alcohol during daytime in The Rogue Cut.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: She drinks heavily in the middle of the day because she still resents Erik for abandoning her before Peter was born, which would've been in the mid-1950s, a time when unmarried women with children were ostracized.
  • Foil: To Xavier in X-Men: Apocalypse; they both became alcoholics after Erik had left them, but Charles is able to move on with his life after 1973 whereas Ms. Maximoff is still nursing her old wounds with drink. Peter's arc begins in his mother's basement, and it ends when he moves to the X-Mansion, where he trains to be an X-Man in Professor X's basement.

    Magda 

Magda Gurzsky

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Played By: Carolina Bartczak
Voiced By: Marisol Romero (Latin-American Spanish)
Film Appearances: X-Men: Apocalypse

Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto's loving Polish wife of about 10 years by the 1980s, and the mother of Nina.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Where her version in the comics reacted with horror and scorn at Magneto's abilities, Magda in Apocalypse meets his metallokinesis with unconditional acceptance, almost to Charles' levels.
  • Death by Adaptation: Comics Magda outlived Anya and ran off, living long enough to give birth to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (maybe). This Magda dies with her daughter.
  • Decomposite Character: In the comics, Magda was the mother of both Nina (the Adaptation Name Change for Anya) and Quicksilver, but in the movie-verse, Magda and Ms. Maximoff are two distinct characters; the former is Erik's wife, and the latter is a woman he once had a fling with in the mid-1950s. Nina and Peter Maximoff are therefore half-siblings.
  • Good Parents: She is shown to be a watchfully caring mother over Nina when her husband is away at the metalworks.
  • Happily Married: To Henryk (Erik), being his rock from the time they first met. After her husband exposes himself as Magneto, she even tries unsuccessfully to convince Erik to stay at their home to prove his innocence; and to the Polish policemen to believe in his better nature despite Erik's past terrorism.
  • Secret Keeper: Magda is privately but fully aware of who her husband Henryk (a disguised Erik/Magneto) is, and of the past atrocities he committed.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Zig-Zagged and Inverted. In the comics, Magneto and Magda were the parents of Quicksilver. However in a controversial retcon, it was revealed that this was a lie. The movie is made after the retcon and instead goes for the classic depiction of Magneto as Quicksilver's father but his mother appears to be a Composite Character of Marya Maximoff (Quicksilver's aunt and adoptive mother) and Susanna Dane (Polaris' mother) while Magda herself has no relation.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Lampshaded by her actress herself to be this for Charles Xavier. As elaborated in the film's Foil subtrope, Magda and Charles both become Magneto's emotional redeemers (albeit at different times); have started lives and families with him (Nina and the X-Men, respectively); and have experienced the fallout from Erik's past in heartbreaking fashions, either by death or gradual separation.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She's a kind, understanding wife to Erik and from what we see a good mother to Nina and is killed off to motivate Erik to join Apocalypse.

    The Munsons 

Will Munson, Kathryn Munson and Nate Munson

Played By: Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal and Quincy Fouse
Voiced By: Dan Osorio, Rebeca Patiño, Emilio Rafael Treviño (Latin-American Spanish)
Film Appearances: Logan

A loving farmer's family who take in Logan and his companions during their journey.


  • Badass Adorable: Nate gets his shot on the X-24 mutant by hitting him with a baseball bat — right before getting sliced open by him.
  • Badass Family: When danger is around, none of them shy away from it.
  • Badass Normal: Will Munson is the one to defeat X-24 the first time, despite mortally wounded, by using his car to drive him onto large metal spikes and blast him a few times with a shotgun including one shot to the face to knock him out. It's probably rather telling that when Logan takes off his jacket while helping Will fix the water pipe, Will doesn't even bat an eyelash when he sees the tapestry of scars on Logan's arms and shoulders.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As good people as they may be, they give the X-24 mutant no mercy once he starts terrorizing them. Too bad they all got killed by him one by one.
  • Death of a Child: Nate, the teenage son, ends up getting brutally murdered by the X-24 mutant.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Will gets the chance to corner X-24 with his car and shooting him multiple times until the latter gets incapacitated. This is moments before Will collapses on the ground and dies from his stab wounds.
  • Nice Guy: The whole family, who immediately invite the heroes to stay for dinner and the night just for helping out for a moment on the road.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Their decision to invite Logan, Charles and Laura ends in the entire family and Charles being killed by X-24.
  • Too Happy to Live: They all end up dead.

    Ryan Reynolds 

Ryan Reynolds

Played By: Ryan Reynolds
Film Appearances: Deadpool 2

An up-and-coming Canadian actor who just got the part for Green Lantern.


  • As Himself: Not counting his roles as the starring Deadpool and Juggernaut, Reynolds appears here at an era where he had several modest hit movies just before his supposed big break.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Deadpool goes back in time to give him a terminal case of bullet to the head.
  • Canada, Eh?: One of Canada's rising stars, destined for greatness by becoming the Green Lantern...
  • Promoted Fanboy: In-Universe. Considering Ryan was a fan of playing superheroes, he felt playing Green Lantern would be perfect for him.
  • Self-Deprecation: Deadpool, played by Reynolds, travels back in time to kill his real life self before he could star in the ill-fated Green Lantern, to prevent him embarrassing Canada.
    • Before this, in a throwaway line when Wade is complaining about how he looks, he claims that Ryan Reynolds is only famous for his looks rather than actually having any acting talent.
  • Take That!: Deadpool delivers one to the movie that damn-near killed his career. How? By killing his real life self.

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