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    Caliban 

Caliban

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"If there's anything worth knowing about mutants, Caliban knows it."
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"I hardly see myself cowering below deck like Nosferatu. Do you?"

Played by: Tómas Lemarquis (X-Men Apocalypse), Stephen Merchant (Logan)

Voiced by: Gerardo Alonso (Latin-American Spanish in X-Men Apocalypse), Germán Fabregat (Latin-American Spanish in Logan)

Film Appearances: X-Men: Apocalypse | Logan

A mutant with the power to track other mutants.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: The comic version of Caliban is a disfigured, goblin-like humanoid. In Apocalypse, he looks basically like a rather attractive human, if it weren't for his total lack of hair, both on his head and in his face. In Logan, he looks like a slightly gaunt human.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Hit hard by this. While the Caliban from the comics was best known for his mutant tracking powers, he had also some Super Strength and a psionic Supernatural Fear Inducer ability that could make him very powerful under the right circumstances (and after being enhanced by Apocalypse, he could combine the two powers!). In the films, however, he is merely a tracker with no physical skills (he's even implied to be weaker than a regular human, or at least to have absolutely zero fighting experience) and has the additional weakness of being burned by direct sunlight.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When Apocalypse arrives at his lair and starts talking about how all mutants are his children, Caliban says, "You don't look like Caliban's father."
  • Friend in the Black Market: In the 1980s, he's a broker who operates behind the Iron Curtain, with Psylocke as his bodyguard. Mystique goes to him for fake IDs for the mutants that she helps.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Blows himself up with grenades attempting to take out Pierce.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Worked as a tracker for Transigen, helping them locate mutants. Somewhere along the way he changed sides and now helps Xavier evade capture. He also Took a Level in Kindness; expressing genuine concern for Logan's health, as well as risking his life and later giving his life for his fellow mutants.
  • Knowledge Broker: In the 1980s, he's a broker and informant on mutant goings-on.
  • Looks Like Cesare / Looks Like Orlok: A curious mish-mash of both, with the hollow, sunken eyes of the former, the nebbish baldness of the latter, and shared pale skin. Unlike most examples, it's implied to have been caused less by mutation and more by his harsh, less-affluent conditions. His being exposed to Xavier's seizure-induced telepathic waves couldn't have helped too. The latter trope is lampshaded in Logan when Caliban makes a sardonic comment about lurking away from the sunlight like Nosferatu.
  • Mugging the Monster: Threatens to shoot Apocalypse with a gun. Apocalypse. He's very lucky that Psylocke interrupted the conversation, which directs Apocalypse's attention towards her instead.
  • Non-Action Guy: He has people to do his bidding in Apocalypse, and he's physically weak in Logan.
  • The Nose Knows: Exactly how his ability to track other mutants work isn't completely clear, but it appears to relying primarily on his sense of smell.
  • Only in It for the Money: In Apocalypse, Mystique accuses him of caring only about money, but this is no longer the case in Logan, where he started helping Logan simply because he asked and not for anything else.
  • Psychic Radar: This is his mutant ability; he can detect other mutants.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: His mutant power makes him highly adept at locating mutants, though he does make clear to point out he's not psychic, he's just got a really good sense of smell.
  • Staring Down Cthulhu: Not only does he show no fear in front of Apocalypse, he casually mouths off to him, and even draws a gun on him. Presumably the only reason he escaped with his life is because Psylocke stepped in and gave Apocalypse exactly what he wanted.
  • Third-Person Person: Always refers to himself by his own name in Apocalypse.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: His whereabouts in the 1980s after Psylocke joins Apocalypse are unknown, and he resurfaces in the 2020s, taking care of an old and senile Charles Xavier.
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    Nina Gurzsky 

Nina Gurzsky

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Played by: T.J. McGibbon

Film Appearances: X-Men: Apocalypse

The young daughter of Erik Lensherr/Magneto (who renamed himself "Henryk Gurzsky" when he secretly settled in Poland) and Magneto's Polish wife, Magda.


  • Adaptational Badass: Technically, as her comic version Anya never showed any mutant power (whether she was a mutant or not is unknown as well).
  • Adaptation Name Change: She's inspired by Anya, Magneto's daughter with Magda who died as a child.
  • Adult Fear: When Erik arrives home after saving one of his co-workers, Nina has disappeared and he finds out she has been kidnapped by the policemen who came for him, and she is eventually killed by accident by one of them.
  • The Beastmaster: She can communicate with animals, and orders a flock of crows to attack the Polish policemen who came to arrest her father.
  • Cheerful Child: Her happiness can be read easily on her face.
  • Children Are Innocent: She doesn't know what her father did and she is taken as hostage by policemen to force Erik to surrender to them.
  • Foil: To Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse. Nina adores her mutation and she can control the minds of animals. Jean hates her powers and she can control the minds of people. They both love their father figures, and both Nice Girls try to protect their dads with their abilities when Erik and Charles are about to be taken away from them. Nina commands nearby birds to attack the Polish police, whereas Jean sets free her Phoenix Force (which emits fiery wings from her body) against Apocalypse. Nina dies in the attempt, but Jean triumphs and lives to tell the tale.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She is first seen getting along very well with forest animals that would flee at the first sight of humans otherwise, thanks to her mutant power.
  • In the Back: Shot in the back by a Polish policeman along with her mother.
  • Kill the Cutie: One of the Polish policemen who came to arrest Magneto with bows accidentally shoots an arrow, killing both her and her mother.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She's really sweet and innocent little girl and just wants to be with her father, and this gets her and her mother killed.
  • Too Happy to Live: Erik's happiness couldn't last for long and Nina and her mother end up on the (deadly) receiving end of the trope.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Erik offers her a medallion with portraits of her grandparents (who died in Auschwitz). Erik later uses it to slaughter the policemen who accidentally kill her and her mother by forcing it through their throats at high speed.

    Cable 

Nathan Summers / Cable

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"Move or die!"

Played by: Josh Brolin

Voiced by: Raul Anaya (Latin American Spanish), Akio Ohtsuka (Japanese), Philippe Vincent (French)

Film Appearances: Deadpool 2

"I was born into war, bred into it. People think they understand pain, but they have no concept of it."

An enigmatic time-traveling cybernetic mutant soldier from the future.


  • '90s Anti-Hero: While the original was a Trope Codifier, this version of him is an Affectionate Parody of this trope, with his many pockets being dubbed a fanny pack and his grim brooding persona making him an ideal Straight Man to Deadpool's antics. His lack of emotional range is also due to him grieving for his wife and daughter; once Deadpool changes the future he shows actual friendliness and happiness.
  • Accidental Hero: In a roundabout way. His travel to the past may have saved Deadpool from his original death (possibly by cancer) just as he attacks the Ice Box Prison.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: Cable's Bad Future is barely shown in the film, but it seems nice enough to form a relatively happy family (at least, it is treated as a shock that said family ended up butchered), and Cable himself is implied to be something of a professional soldier or law enforcer there. This contrasts with the comics, where Cable is an irregular desperado living in an awful postapocalyptic wasteland. Although it could be that as a time traveler he ended up meeting his wife in that particular bad future and he stayed there to start a family with her. Also, if this version of Cable is still the son of Scott and Jean, it is not mentioned in the film.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Zig-zagged. In the comics, although Cable has Omega-level telekinesis and telepathy from his relation to Jean Grey, he is forced to invest most of those impressive powers on keeping at bay 24/7 the techno-organic virus that infects his body. For this reason, he trusts instead on weapons and tech to do the work, although he can sometimes use minor portions of his powers for small combat tasks, like telekinetically summoning his gun to his hand. In the film, Cable does demonstrate this same skill, along with a defensive forcefield, but those feats are never stated to be telekinesis and might perfectly be technology-based just like the rest of his future weapons. Given that the writers are planning to explore the techno organic virus in future installments, we might get a clearer answer in a sequel.
  • Adult Fear: His wife and daughter were killed by a mad Pyromaniac.
  • Ambiguous Situation: This Cable's past could lend itself to being an adaptation of either his regular or Ultimate counterpart. Both characters (well, Ultimate!Cable's past version, anyway) have distinct ties with Deadpool and tend to play Straight Man to his zanier antics. His mission in the present more closely matches Ulimate!Cable's, but his facial scarring and backstory more closely mirror his regular counterpart's. After deciding to stay in the past, his mission now more closely matches his regular counterpart's, too.
  • Anti-Villain: If you can even call him a villain that is, although it is true that him attempting to kill Russell instead of trying to help him isn't necessarily the best thing he could do. Though understandable, given what Russell did to his family. Ultimately undone in the movie by the end.
  • Artificial Limbs: His left arm is robotic.
  • Badass Boast: “There’s nothing I can’t kill.”
  • BFG: His assault rifle is a giant mess of gun parts jury-rigged from various completely incompatible guns, only that it actually works. As well as being able to fire regular bullets, it features a dial that actually goes Up to Eleven and allows it to fire concussive blasts. Here is a breakdown of the various components of the gun (it's at the very bottom of the page).
  • Body Horror: Outright states being turned into a Cyborg was the worst pain he's ever felt, and mentions he's more machine than man.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He will punch, shoot, stab, blow stuff up and use his telekinesis depending on the situation. In particular, he several times is shown deliberately using his cybernetic arm to deliver punches with superhuman force. At one point he even throws sand into an opponent's face when fighting in a sandbox.
  • Cyborg: The left side of his upper body, including his entire arm, is robotic, while the rest of him is organic.
  • Darker and Edgier: Played for Laughs. Beyond his horrifying Would Hurt a Child mission, most of his "darker" elements compared to the rest of the X-Men film series get made fun of by Wade and the other characters.
    Cable: Dubstep is for pussies!
    Wade: So dark... Are you sure you're not from the DC Universe?
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    Deadpool: Because of me, [Russel] is gonna know what real love looks like.
    Cable: Because of you, I'll always know what a grown man with baby balls looks like.
  • Deflector Shields: His robotic forearm is equipped with a small forcefield that can be used to block bullets, among other things. The other possibility is it being his telekinetic powers at play.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Not as much defrosting as most examples, but it's there. It's best exemplified with the following exchanges:
    Deadpool: Hey, I've been meaning to ask you... What's with the creepy, dirty, hobo-bear?
    Cable: It's not dirt—It's the blood of my dead daughter.
    [Later, after Deadpool's sacrifice and Cable's jump back in time:]
    Deadpool: Hey, I've been meaning to ask you... What's with the creepy, dirty, hobo-bear?
    Cable: It's my daughter's teddy bear. Her name's Hope.
  • Deuteragonist: Starts off as a Hero Antagonist to Deadpool, but becomes this in the latter half of the story.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Wears a pair of gloves with the fingers cut off as part of his soldier getup, including on his robotic hand, which doesn't really need any kind of glove at all.
  • Finger on Lips: His reveal move and movie poster has him putting the index finger of his robot arm over his lips in the "shh" pose.
  • Foil: To Deadpool. Both are armed-to-the-teeth mutants that had dealt with the loss with someone in their life (Cable's wife and daughter and Deadpool with Vanessa). Deadpool sees Russell as someone he needed to protect while Cable wanted to kill him (with good reason). He is also The Straightman to Deadpool's wacky guy and pulls this dynamic well.
  • Future Badass: He became a badass warrior in a Bad Future, then time traveled back to present-day to fix a part of said Bad Future.
  • Glowing Eyes: His robotic left eye glows a dull red when activated.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's a dickish piece of work for Deadpool but he has a legitimate reason why he has to kill Russell. Russell in Cable's future timeline grew up to be a genocidal maniac and murdered Cable's daughter and wife in cold blood. Cable decides to ally with Deadpool and makes a deal with him that if Deadpool fails to stop Russell from killing everyone at his orphanage and walk the genocidal path, Cable will put him out of his misery and even when they are getting along, he doesn't hesitate to tell Deadpool about his future self in a friendly insult banter.
  • Guns Akimbo: Alongside his BFG, Cable also carries around a pair of Walther PPQ pistols.
  • Hates Being Touched: His response to Deadpool giving him a hug is to stab him in the dick with a knife.
  • Heartbroken Badass: He lost his wife and daughter in the future he comes from, and opens massive cans of whoop-ass when trying to Set Right What Once Went Wrong.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's trying to kill a kid, yes, but said kid becomes a murderous supervillain, and already demonstrates the impulsivity and borderline sociopathy that's his later trademark. He also gives Deadpool a chance to prove him wrong, and saves his life when he proves Cable wrong.
  • Hero Killer: He accidentally shoots Deadpool (who wears a mutant power-inhibiting collar) when attempting to kill Russell near the end of the film.
  • Heroic Build: He is built like a tank.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Non-lethal example. He uses up the last remaining power of his time travel device to revive Deadpool, permanently stranding him in the present and unable to see his now alive wife and daughter again. At least until the device is repaired during the credits, but it is the intent that counts.
  • I Choose to Stay: Decides to try and prevent his Bad Future by sticking around in the present day and help clean-up the world.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Deadpool calls him out to be one when first meeting him at the prison.
    Deadpool: You're so dark! Are you sure you're not from the DC universe?
  • Mind over Matter: He possesses some limited telekinetic powers, displayed when he shields himself and levitates his gun back to himself.
  • Mistaken for Racist: Wade calls Cable a racist after he kills (the very white) Black Tom Cassidy. It becomes something of a Running Gag, to eternal frustration.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His face has this reaction after shooting Deadpool on accident. Keep in mind that Deadpool willing puts on a power-nullifying collar just so Russel can kill him.
  • Mysterious Past: His origin in the movies is as of yet kept vague and unknown.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: He is extremely efficient and only quips when quipped at.
  • Not So Above It All: Every now and then he plays along with Deadpool's quips, especially after they team up for the finale.
    Cable: Looks like Dubstep never dies.
    [Wub Wub Wub]
    • His face after he calls Deadpool a "sex toy" shows he's getting as much of a kick out of insulting Deadpool as Deadpool insults him.
  • Not So Different: He actually has a similar sense of humor and reference pool to Deadpool.
  • One-Man Army: He can fight through entire squads of highly armed guards and soldiers all by himself.
  • Only Sane Man: The stern straight man to Deadpool's witty wisecracking guy, in keeping with the comics.
  • Papa Wolf: Travels back in time to assassinate the future man who murdered his daughter. Especially fitting, given the page picture for the trope.
  • Precision F-Strike: Calls Deadpool a "dumbfuck" for letting The Juggernaut get out.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When you see his robotic left eye start glowing red, it means he's about to unleash some serious hurt.
  • Ripple Effect Indicator: Keeps his daughter's charred teddy bear on his belt. When a Delayed Ripple Effect restores it, he knows he's succeeded in saving his family.
  • Rugged Scar: He has a scar over his right eye to illustrate he's an battle-worn soldier. Though there may be more to it than being a mere battle scar, taking his bionics into account, and what they really are in the comics.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Puts one on for the final battle of Deadpool 2.
  • Sequel Adaptation Iconic Villain: An Anti-Hero example. Cable's partnerships with Deadpool are some of the most famous either of them has, and the sequel brought him in to see them fight and eventually team up at last.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Deadpool calls him Thanos at one point, referencing that they are played by the same actor.
    • Wade also calls him a grumpy old fuck with a Winter Soldier arm.
    • In a less subtle version, him being an unstoppable Cyborg coming from the future to kill a future enemy is also a reference to the Terminator. Wade even nicknames him "John Connor" at one point.
  • Skunk Stripe: Unlike the totally white haired Cable of the comics, he just has a stripe of white in his otherwise brown hair to reflect he's a battle worn veteran. The Cable of the comics also naturally had a skunk stripe as well, albeit when he was younger.
  • Swiss Army Gun: It fires (at least) bullets, grenades and some kind of huge energy blast.
  • Terminator Impersonator: He is played with several Terminator homages, as an implacable cyborg who has come back in time to kill a young mutant who will become a major supervillain in the future and kill his family.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The charred, worn out teddy bear he carries with him belonged to his dead daughter Hope Summers. When Russell's Start of Darkness is prevented, he sees that the teddy bear is no longer burnt.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: He doesn't bat an eye at murdering dozens of Icebox inmates and guards who just happen to be standing between him and Russell, and is also quite willing to indulge in torture. His rampage at the Icebox can be explained away by the fact that the guards seem to be the X-Men stereotype of mutant-hating sadists, and most of the inmates are hardened criminals.
  • War Is Hell: Equates war to pain, and says that most people have no concept of either.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He's determined to kill a young Russell so he won't murder his family in the future. Much of his own arc is learning from Deadpool that there's always another way.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: After he uses his last charge for his time-travelling device to save Deadpool, it becomes apparent he can't return to his own time and his now-alive family. He however insists it's enough to know they're alive and well, and that the present time could use his help some too. Possibly subverted in the credits when the time travelling device is repaired.
  • You Remind Me of X: He says that Deadpool, of all people, reminds him of his wife. Wade is unnerved by this, mostly because Cable is applying lip balm while saying it and didn't elaborate beforehand. Cable then explains that both Wade and his wife use humor to cope with trauma, something Cable admits he's never been good at.

Ice Box Prison

Ice Box is a high security prison for dangerous mutant criminals in the 2010s.

    Russell Collins / Firefist 

Russell Collins / Firefist

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Played by: Julian Dennison, Sala Baker (adult)

Voiced by: Emilio Treviño (Latin American Spanish), Junko Minagawa (Japanese)

Film Appearances: Deadpool 2

A young mutant with pyrokinetic abilities. He is targeted by the time-traveling Cable, prompting Deadpool to step in to prevent his death.


  • Adaptational Badass: The comic version was "just" a walking flame thrower. This version is able to unleash explosive force that can level buildings, generate vast amounts of heat, increase the power of existing fires, and is generally more of a threat.
  • Adaptational Nationality: His comics counterpart is American, but here he's a New Zealander.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: His comics counterpart is a straight-laced Team Dad that aspired to be The Cape, in comparison to the film's foul-mouthed, short-tempted kid.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: He's much slimmer and more muscular in the comics, though his future incarnation does appear to be fitter.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, Russell "Rusty" Collins was an adult mutant with unstable powers, and a loyal member of the New Mutants. In the movie he spends his as a violent teenager tortured by the headmaster, running amok to escape captivity, who eventually becomes a mass murderer when he's older. He eventually sees the errors of his ways after Wade takes a bullet meant for him.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's blonde in the comics.
  • As the Good Book Says...: His deranged Bad Future self is a disheveled mutant mass-murdering serial killer who keeps quoting Bible verses from his time in the Essex orphanage.
  • Ass Shove: He hides a pen up his ass — or as he calls it, his "Prison Wallet" — to use as a shiv. Deadpool is disgusted every time he pulls it out.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's became this after killing the headmaster and the orphans.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: He's on the verge of committing atrocities with his powers after being tortured at the Essex orphanage — he does in the future Cable comes from. Deadpool aims to prevent this without resorting to killing Russell.
  • Beard of Evil: He's seen with a Badass Beard during Cable's flashback (flash forward?), and by that time he's already an irredeemable Pyromaniac.
  • Big Bad: Of Deadpool 2. Cable, while antagonistic at first, is revealed to be motivated by stopping Russell from murdering his family in a Bad Future where he becomes a full-blown supervillain. Halfway through the plot, the goal for both Deadpool and Cable is to prevent him from completing his Start of Darkness and he is willing to mortally wound and/or kill them both when they get in his way.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: He befriends Juggernaut, and the two team up to go on a rampage at the Essex orphanage.
  • Butt-Monkey: He knows he's too fat to get any respect as a superhero, he's got the lame name 'Firefist', Deadpool knocks him out with a thrown katana between the eyes, becomes a punching bag in prison and has a well-used "prison wallet". He's a Butt-Monkey.
  • Composite Character: His relationship with Deadpool, Person of Mass Destruction tendencies, and the strong implication he'll become a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds and bring about a Bad Future all seem to be inspired by Evan Subanah/Genesis. He also shares his friendship or partnership with The Juggernaut with Black Tom Cassidy, who is normally Juggernaut's friend and partner in the comics.
    • A mad pyrokinetic mutant villain in a Bad Future seems reminiscent of Daemon, an obscure enemy of Bishop.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To Ajax:
  • Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangster!: Absolutely bellows it verbatim after tearing a hole in the orphanage wall.
  • Destroy the Abusive Home: Russell sets the Essex orphanage on fire.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: He's a teenager who hates everyone for shunning him, which he attributes to not only being a mutant, but the only fat one among countless mutants who look like supermodels. He idolises violent people like Deadpool and Juggernaut and he twice goes on a rampage in an institution filled with minors, with the main characters debating if he should be given emotional support or treated like any other terrorist. Firefist's essentially a school shooter with superpowers. Deadpool even points out that he dresses like the Unabomber.
  • Driven to Villainy: The tortures he was subjected to at the Essex orphanage and the orphanage director's Fantastic Racism have made him dangerously close to enjoy killing and destroying with his powers. Indeed, in the future, he kills Cable's wife and daughter with his powers, which prompts the cyborg to travel in time to kill him.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: He's starting to enjoy using his powers for destruction at the Essex orphanage in the climax.
  • Emo Teen: Emotional instability aside, he's also got eye-shrouding forelocks.
  • Enfant Terrible: Subverted; he's rather violent for a child (see his attempt to escape the Orphanage of Fear, and him ranting about making people bitches while in the Icebox), but nobody is particularly afraid of him although Cable's future proves he could become a truly terrifying threat with time.
  • Fatal Flaw: Lots of rage and especially his unwillingness to trust others.
  • Fat Bastard: He's an overweight kid who's quite rude.
  • Flipping the Bird: Flips both middle fingers to mock Deadpool for his briefly legless state.
  • Freudian Excuse: Years of physical, mental and (possibly) sexual abuse has filled him with hurt, hate and rage. He makes decimating those who hurt him his ultimate mission. Cable believes that his first kill triggers a need in him to make the World burn in response to this pain.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Initially he's relatively dangerous, but Wade finds his name laughable, he has Suicidal Overconfidence in the Icebox, and he talks about having wanted to be a superhero but the fact he's fat means he'd never make it as one. In Cable's Bad Future, once he gets a taste for killing he becomes a Person of Mass Destruction and a worldwide threat.
  • He Is All Grown Up: His future self is of noticeably better figure than his present self.
  • It Gets Easier: As Cable revealed, he eventually comes to enjoy killing after his first kill, and goes on to become a mass murderer who would kill Cable's family, kicking off Cable's time-travel to the past. Not that he seemed to consider killing the headmaster all that hard to begin with.
  • Jerkass: Downplayed, because he's an unstable teenager who isn't quite in control of his emotions, but he's an extremely rude kid.
  • Laughably Evil: His bratty Large Ham expressions and his Butt-Monkey-ism can be funny to watch.
  • Motive Decay: According to Cable. Russell killing the headmaster will take him from wanting revenge on his abusers to killing anyone in his path out of bloodlust. Russell certainly doesn't do much to disprove his assertions, quickly going Drunk with Power once he starts to cut loose with his powers.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: An angry and scared kid with the power to generate flames and explosions
  • Playing with Fire: He can manipulate fire and generate fiery blasts.
  • Pyromaniac: He's a notorious one in the Bad Future Cable came from, and in Deadpool 2 much time is spent by the title character trying to prevent Russell from irreparably becoming one.
  • Race Lift: Russell Collins/Firefist is Caucasian in the comics, Julian Dennison is of Māori descent.
  • Rape as Drama: It's suggested that the headmaster and his assistant molested him, though Deadpool's assessment of them as pedophiles seems to be purely due to their creepiness.
  • Redemption Rejection: Russell rejects Wade's offer twice. Redemption works the third time when Wade sacrifices himself by taking a bullet for him.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: He teams up with Juggernaut to exact revenge on the Essex orphanage in the climax because of the tortures he endured there.
  • Slowly Slipping Into Evil: He's starting to enjoy using his powers for pure destruction after the first attack that got him locked in the Ice Box prison.
  • Time-Shifted Actor: He's played by an older, different actor during the flashback/flash-forward to the Bad Future where Cable came from.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: Deadpool breaks out in laughter when he finds out he's confronting Firefist.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Played with. In the Bad Future he's a notorious supervillain and terrorist as compared to a scared kid in the present, but it's made clear from the moment he's introduced he was always fairly violent, he just didn't enjoy it as much. Also, when Wade finally gets to him, everything he does in the future ceases to exist, implying that ultimately he needed to be viewed as a child rather than as a monster in the making.
  • Weight Woe: He worries that he could never be a superhero on account of every hero in the X-Men universe being physically fit.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The tortures he went through at Essex made him angry and destructive.

    The Juggernaut 

Cain Marko / The Juggernaut

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"I'm gonna rip you in half now."

Played by: Ryan Reynolds (voice and motion capture)

Voiced by: Juan Carlos Tinoco (Latin-American Spanish), Kenji Nomura (Japanese)

Film Appearances: Deadpool 2

"Let's Fuck Some Shit Up is my legal middle name."

A super strong and nigh-unstoppable mutant (probably) criminal with a penchant for extreme violence.

For tropes applying to Juggernaut in the the original timeline erased by X-Men: Days of Future Past, see the Brotherhood page.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Yeah, he's the biggest threat the heroes must battle, but he's helping a teenager kick the ass of the asshole who runs the Boarding School of Horrors where children are being tortured and put through experimentation. Deadpool himself offed one of the staff in the beginning, and the only reason anyone has a problem with Russell killing the headmaster is, according to history, this is Russell's Start of Darkness and he becomes a Serial Killer in the future.
  • Adaptational Species Change: It's hard to say. it's possible his powers are the avatar of the mystical Cyttorak, but it's also just as likely he's just a really strong mutant. Juggie never elaborates on how he got his powers in the film. The only sign that he's a mutant is that he is inside a supermax prison designed to hold mutants, but he could easily be there as that's the only place to keep him. Conversly, he might be a supernatural character, as he doesn't have a mutant-depowering collar placed on him, implying that it wouldn't work on him.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Sure he's bigger and a lot closer in feel to his comic version than in Last Stand, and far and away the strongest character in the film, but he's still not on his comics self's level. In this movie, Colossus is able to hurt him with a couple of knees to the nuts and follow-up combos, while in the comics, Colossus' blows have no effect on him because Juggy can tank nukes and even Mjölnir. There is also the fact that he is apparently given enough freedom in his cell to pull a food tray in; for the canonical Jugger (here, for once, The Last Stand was more accurate), even phasing him through concrete isn't a tight enough restraint to be safe in the long term.
  • Affably Evil: His overall attitude could easily make him Faux Affably Evil, but his genuine friendship with Russell keeps him squarely in this trope.
  • Ass Shove:
    • At several points, he threatens to do this to people using other people, although he never gets the opportunity to make good on them.
    • This is also how he is defeated: Colossus decides to fight dirty, tears off Juggernaut's pants and sticks a loose electric cable in his ass, then Negasonic Teenage Warhead propels Juggernaut into a pool of water with a shockwave.
  • Badass and Child Duo: Villainous example, and Russell (the child) isn't harmless.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Russell befriends him, and the two team up to go on a rampage at the Essex Orphanage.
  • Cain and Abel: It's all but outright stated that he's back to being the brother of Professor X in the new timeline and he explains to Russell that he wears his trademark helmet to keep his brother out of his mind.
  • Character as Himself: His credited actor is "The Juggernaut." Given he's portrayed using CGI it's technically a true statement.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Gives this to everyone in the film. Even Colossus is not a match for him. In one scene Juggernaut breaks Colossus' wrists and then trashes him with numerous hits to where Colossus is clearly in pain. Deadpool then considers Colossus fine.
  • The Dragon: Technically he's not subservient to Russell so much as he is repaying a favor, but he still provides him with back-up when the latter decides to take revenge on the Essex orphanage headmaster.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: The Juggernaut is the most dangerous prisoner in the Ice Box, an unstoppable behemoth who's able to rip a man in half without trying and beat Colossus to a pulp. Yet he goes along with the revenge plans of the fifteen-year-old kid who helped free him from prison.
  • The Dreaded: No one in the movie feels like taking him on one-on-one (Colossus, the only one who does, clearly doesn't think he can win, and Domino literally and figuratively didn't want to press her luck as soon as she saw him), and Cable deems it necessary to team up with Deadpool's crew after he gets involved. He also had his own isolated cell at the Ice Box. Even his Leitmotif, "You Can't Stop This Mother Fucker", is a Mass "Oh, Crap!" as a song.
  • Foil: To Deadpool, especially with regards to their relationship to Russell. Deadpool's a smart-mouth Anti-Hero who initially rejects Russell's friendship, but eventually grows concerned about him enough to try to stop him from becoming a monster in the future. The Juggernaut is a no-nonsense supervillain who repays Russell's efforts at friendship by helping him try to kill his abuser, which would facilitate Russell's rise to villainy. Fittingly, the Juggernaut is also played by Ryan Reynolds.
  • Implacable Man: His Leitmotif isn't making idle boasts, you can't stop this motherfucker. Colossus shoving an electric cable up his ass and Negasonic shunting him into a pool of water doesn't even beat him, it just keeps him preoccupied long enough for everything to get resolved as he can be seen pulling himself out of the pool as they're leaving.
  • The Juggernaut: A new version of the Trope Namer.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He threatens people with an Ass Shove (using other people!) more than once. Guess how he ends up.
  • Leitmotif: "You Can't Stop This Mother Fucker". At least in Deadpool 2.
  • "Metaphor" Is My Middle Name: He claims that "Let's Fuck Some Shit Up" is his legal middle name.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: His usually crimson armor is metallic silver. Though it's still Truer to the Text than the Last Stand version.
  • Not Quite Dead: Right before the Smash to Black, Juggernaut can be seen climbing out of the electrified pool.
  • Odd Friendship: With Russell. You'd expect this monster to cast Russell aside the moment he got out, but no, he sticks with the kid, escorts him to the orphanage to help him get his revenge, and even tells him about himself, such as how his helmet keeps out telepaths like his brother.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: Compared to his previous version in X-Men: The Last Stand, he is clearly oversized.
  • Pet the Dog: After Russell reaches out to him in prison and frees him from his cell, he genuinely befriends Russell and protects him from harm.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Calls the Russian Colossus a "Commie motherfucker" during their fight.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Implies Xavier to be his brother rather than stepbrother. Notably, The Last Stand makes no mention of the two being related.
  • Serkis Folk: He's been rendered with motion capture and CGI.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Save for a split-second of an angry Colossus punching his helmet, there's no trace of him in the trailers of Deadpool 2.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Rips off the sleeves on his prison uniform right before he fights Colossus.
  • Super Strength: Is much stronger than even Colossus.
  • Truer to the Text:
    • Compared to the Last Stand version of the character; while still a mutant (maybe), he's much closer to his comic counterpart as a giant unstoppable force worthy of his namesake (he had a normal human size in X-Men: The Last Stand).
    • The metal dome he uses as a helmet has three holes for his eyes and mouth like in the comics, instead of a complete facial opening in The Last Stand.
  • Villainous Friendship: Though Russell's only on the verge of being a villain, the Juggernaut is willing to help him get revenge on his abusive headmaster, even if it means burning down an orphanage.
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact that he's in the movie at all is a massive spoiler, not even counting the fact that he's helping Russell along in his descent into villainy and that his presence forces Cable to team-up with Deadpool.
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Played by: Jack Kesy

Voiced by: Mauricio Pérez (Latin-American Spanish), Kenta Tsujii (Japanese)

Film Appearances: Deadpool 2

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