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"Now, let's get our fuck on!"

Film Appearances: Deadpool 2

Deadpool: We will be known as... X-Force.
Domino: Isn't that a little derivative?

A team of mutants Wade Wilson / Deadpool recruits to take on various types of mercenary work one man can't handle alone, starting with a job to protect a young mutant from Cable. And also because the X-Men are sick of him.

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    In General 
  • Adaptational Wimp: Apart from Deadpool and Domino, as well as Peter by virtue of being a Canon Foreigner, the rest of the X-Force gets hit by this. While the comics versions of Bedlam, Shatterstar, Zeitgeist and Vanisher aren't exactly well-known, they were still nonetheless dangerous and could carry out a mission. Here, they're portrayed as nothing more than gag C-List Fodder used to die in a Bloody Hilarious fashion not even a minute into their first mission.
  • Advertised Extra: Everyone except Deadpool and Domino, really. Save for these two, they all die by accident on their first mission, though Peter does technically survive due to time travel shenanigans.
  • Anti-Hero Team: Each member of the team are characters that are either morally grey at best (mainly thugs and assassins) or have absolutely no business being in any kind of Super Team (like Peter) and joined the group solely because they saw a flier to join it.
  • Badass Crew: Subverted. They're a team of superpowered mercenaries (bar one), right? Well... They all die gruesomely upon landing during their first mission save for Deadpool and Domino, thus not having time to display any badassery together.
  • Born Unlucky: Apart from Domino (fittingly enough), the other X-Force had a really bad stroke of luck that crosses over to Contrived Coincidence. They have to parachute just as there's very bad wind, which itself would be bad, but then, rather than land in various places scattered and disoriented, they have the luck of falling straight into death traps. Deadpool breaks his legs on a car (negated by his Healing Factor), Bedlam lands right in front of a bus, Shatterstar lands into a helicopter just as it's taking off, Vanisher lands straight on an electrical wire, and Zeitgeist lands into a woodchipper. Peter, remarkably enough, does land alright. Unfortunately, he is also killed trying to rescue Zeitgeist, as the latter accidentally spits acid on his face during his panic just before he gets sucked in. Deadpool at least saves Peter during his time travel shenanigans, and maybe the others.
  • Captain Ersatz: An In-Universe example. Deadpool created the team because he couldn't get the X-Men to help him, and Domino outright calls him on the fact the team's name is a total ripoff of Charles Xavier's.
  • C-List Fodder: Bedlam, Shatterstar, Zeitgeist, and the Vanisher all started off as minor characters in the comics. They all die pretty quickly.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: All but Domino suffer from one thanks to Deadpool having them skydive with strong wind into an urban area. This results with Bedlam getting hit by a bus, Shatterstar landing on a rotor blade of a helicopter that's about to take off, Zeitgeist landing in a wood chipper that causes him to spit acid on a rescuing Peter, and The Vanisher getting tangled on an electric post.
  • Flat Character: Really, most of the team apart from Deadpool and Domino (and to a lesser extent, Peter). They get very little screentime, and other than their own little spot of limelight in the recruitment montage, the only time they get to make any sort of impression is when they die horribly.
  • Lowered Recruiting Standards: Wade is basically unhappy with everyone who applies to his Super Team ad, and yet still recruits them all. Including Peter, who is just some random middle aged paunchy white guy who admits up front he has no superpowers, simply because he answered the ad. That fact pisses Dopinder off quite a bit.
  • Men Are the Expendable Gender: Of the X-Force recruits, the only one who actually survives the parachuting sequence without dying or being hurt is Domino (even Deadpool gets hurt). She is the only woman on the team.
  • Odd Name Out: The team includes such badass aliases as Deadpool, Domino, Bedlam, Shatterstar... and then there's Peter.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The team is mostly made up of a well-meaning though awfully morally gray group of mutant mercenaries, assassins and killers. Their leader alone is a Heroic Comedic Sociopath who believes he's in a work of fiction, and their second in command is a woman who dropped out of college to pursue a career in wetwork. One of them doesn't even have any superpowers, or any discernible military training. He's just a random guy who answered Wade's ad looking for members, and Wade took him in regardless. Deconstructed by most of the team getting killed because of their missing parachute skills in strong wind.
  • Super Team: A team of mutants who are "tough, morally flexible and young enough to carry their own franchise for 10 to 12 years". Deadpool assembled it because he alone can't stop Cable. The "carry their own franchise for 10 to 12 years" bit turns out to be clever Foreshadowing as other than Domino most of the characters in the team are pretty damn obscure to the point where supporting a decade-long franchise would be impossible without giving them a lot of time to develop. All of them sans Domino die minutes into their first mission.
  • Uncertain Doom: Played with. They all most certainly met their doom, but outside of Peter, we don't know if Deadpool used Time Travel to save the others. According to Shatterstar actor Lewis Tan, he did, but that has yet to be officially confirmed as true.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Save for Deadpool and Domino, they all gruesomely die by accident upon landing during their first mission shortly after being introduced. Deadpool just retcons Peter's death in The Stinger using Cable's Time Travel device.

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Neena Thurman / Domino
"God, I wish I finished college..."

Played by: Zazie Beetz

Voiced by: Rosalba Sotelo (Latin-American Spanish), Fily Keita (French), Mayumi Sako (Japanese)

Film Appearances: Deadpool 2

Domino: Domino. I'm lucky.
Deadpool: Luck isn't a superpower. It's certainly not very cinematic!
Domino: Yes it is.

A mutant with powers of luck and probability manipulation.

  • Action Girl: She's a female mercenary with excellent skills in firearms and hand to hand combat, walks through burning buildings like it's nothing and can take out a dozen guards barehanded.
  • Afro Asskicker: She's a deadly mercenary with a great big frizzy head of hair.
  • Bayonet Ya: She has fitted bayonets on her Ingram MAC-10 submachine guns.
  • Born Lucky: She was born with a mutated gene that gave her insanely good luck as a superpower.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It turns out she was raised at the same orphanage as Russell was. She got better than he, to say the least.
  • Friend to All Children: The Essex orphans cheer and applaud her as she kills their guards, and she gets a bus to help them escape.
  • Guns Akimbo: She used both of her submachine guns when jumping on the convoy.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Though Deadpool thinks that luck isn't a superpower and isn't very cinematic, Deadpool 2 shows that her luck powers basically allow her to be a completely badass Action Hero. Meanwhile, Wade and his much more "useful" Healing Factor ends up a Butt-Monkey thanks to the Good Thing You Can Heal trope.
  • Hollywood Action Hero: Enforced. Her luck powers allow her to do all the insane things action heroes in movies do with no care for the consequences, such as shooting open doors in the middle of jumps, fighting a ton of Mooks inside a burning building, standing down guns at point blank range, and so on.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Proves to be this when the attack on the convoy doesn't exactly go as planned - read: all new recruits of the X-Force bar Domino die before even reaching the convoy and Deadpool lags behind on a scooter. Domino manages to hijack the convoy and keeps Cable at bay long enough, all by herself and without a single scratch.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: She doesn't even try to fight The Juggernaut when he comes her way. Born Lucky as she may be, there's no amount of luck in the world that could save her against him.
  • Mismatched Eyes: Her right eye is a normal brown color whereas her left is gold. The vitiligo patch around it emphasizes the difference.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her costume is a form-fitting, midriff-revealing leather with plunging neckline, and the camera never fails to notice.
  • Not So Invincible After All: Her fight against Cable, though fairly even handed, is the only time her luck does not keep her immune and she actually takes injuries back. In a more comical sense, Deadpool's antics are enough for her to recurrently question even her well being, she's savvy enough to not even try her luck against Juggernaut.
  • One-Woman Army: She hijacks the convoy transporting Russell on her own, with Deadpool lagging behind. She even stands her ground against Cable doing so, and later kills a bunch of the armed orphanage orderlies too.
  • Only Sane Woman: She seems to be the only one of Deadpool's acquaintances who bothers to call him on any of his Insane Troll Logic, questioning her career choices when she has to spend a cab ride listening to Wade's nonsense and wondering why their new team's name is a clear ripoff of the X-Men's.
  • Race Lift: While her counterpart in most comics is ostensibly white, though her co-creator has (intentionally) never spelled it out. Here, she's played by Zazie Beetz, an actress of African-American and German descent.
  • School Is for Losers: She dropped out of college to pursue a life of being a badass mercenary, though after meeting Wade she's becoming regretful of that life choice.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Played for laughs when Russell is revealed to have made friends with Juggernaut. She takes one look at the behemoth, turns around, mouths an incredulous "No!" and quickly retreats out of sight. She stays on the sidelines until Wade needs her to carry him off the battlefield.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female X-Force member. Indeed, the only applicant.
  • Sole Survivor: Of all the recruits of the X-Force, she's the only one to stay alive. Peter's death is negated by Deadpool in The Stinger.
  • Superhero Packing Heat: Her mutant powers mainly ensure her survival, she uses submachine guns to get rid of her enemies most of the time otherwise.
  • Walking Disaster Area: Just because she is lucky doesn't mean that everyone else around her is. It's not clear if this is an unfortunate side effect of her own luck.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: As she explains, she's lucky. Guns will jam when pointed at her. Cars suddenly flip when they're about to hit her. Burning buildings don't collapse until after she leaves them. When the armored convoy she's in crashes, she conveniently flies out right into a car dealership, where a giant inflatable panda just happens to be there to break her fall.


Jesse Aaronson / Bedlam
"Let's get some!"

Played by: Terry Crews

Voiced by: Gerardo Vásquez (Latin-American Spanish), Kenta Miyake (Japanese)

Film Appearances: Deadpool 2

A mutant who has the ability to create and project a bio-EM field.

  • Advertised Extra: He and Shatterstar were the most hyped X-Force recruits after Domino, going so far as to film scenes of them in action for the trailers, none of which was in the movie itself. He has maybe two minutes of screentime before his horrible death.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: The first thing Wade notes about him is "Bedlam" is a pretty cool codename.
  • Black Dude Dies First: He's the first member of X-Force to meet his demise.
  • Brown Note: He can even mess with the bio-electrical impulses in people's brains "causing anxiety, confusion, and pain." Deadpool proceeds to lampshade the trope as well by saying Bedlam's basically Dave Matthews.
  • Dead Star Walking: His actor has the most mainstream recognition within the advertised X-Force recruits. Guess who among said recruits dies first?
  • Death by Adaptation: Bedlam's comics counterpart never died.
  • Electric Black Guy: Mild example, as he only seems to have EMP and brain stimulation powers.
  • EMP: He can disturb electric currents around him.
  • Shock and Awe: He can alter the mood in people's brain, by way of electrical brain stimulation.
  • Uncertain Doom: Played for Laughs. Of all the X-Force's deaths, his is the most survivable. Some people are shown trying to revive him as Deadpool continues the mission.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: On the team's first mission, he fatally crashes into a bus after parachuting.


Benjamin "Rusty" Russell / Shatterstar
"I'm basically better than you at everything."

Played by: Lewis Tan

Voiced by: Víctor Ugarte (Latin-American Spanish), Yūichi Nakamura (Japanese)

Film Appearances: Deadpool 2

A Mojoworld alien with the ability to channel powerful sonic shockwaves through pieces of metal, like swords.

  • Adaptational Species Change: Averted, surprisingly enough. Shatterstar gets to keep his comics origin of being a Mojoworld alien rather than an ordinary mutant, and the fact that something as out there as Mojoworld even exists in a film-verse that runs on Doing In the Wizard is rather shocking.
  • Advertised Extra: He and Bedlam were the most hyped X-Force recruits after Domino, going so far as to film scenes of them in action for the trailers, none of which was in the movie itself. He has maybe two minutes of screentime before his horrible death.
  • Anime Hair: Has a rather improbable hairstyle, being an updo combined with a long ponytail. It proved to his undoing, as it blinded him during the parachuting, which was already done in high winds, leading him straight to a helicopter.
  • Asshole Victim: Deadpool notes after his gruesome death that probably nobody will miss him, as he was a bit of a jerk.
  • Alien Blood: Being from another world, his blood is green instead of red. You get to see all of it after he gets caught in a helicopter's rotor blades.
  • Death by Adaptation: Shatterstar's comics counterpart never died.
  • Double Weapon: His swords are two katana blades stuck together side by side, creating a sort of tuning fork that helps him to better channel his powers.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: His eye color is a green-yellow kind that's not normally seen among humans, indicating that he's from the Mojoworld.
  • Fantastic Racism: He claims to be superior to humans due to his alien physiology. Evidently not a whole lot more superior, since he was just as vulnerable to helicopter blades as anyone else.
  • Helicopter Blender: His hair blinded him and the wind blew him into an active helicopter which shred him to bits.
  • Human Alien: He states that he's an alien from Mojoworld, but on the surface looks like any other human.
  • Jerkass: He believes in the fact, because of his alien origins, he is superior in everyone. Even Deadpool thinks he's a dick, after Shatterstar dies.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: He met his splattery end when he landed on a rotor blade of a helicopter that is about to fly.
  • Mythology Gag: His casual outfit is Shatterstar's contemporary comics costume, while his merc outfit is the classic 90s comic version.
  • One Steve Limit: Russell Collins — who's actually nicknamed Rusty in the comics — is another character in Deadpool 2.
  • Race Lift: He's Caucasian in the comics, but played by the British-Chinese-Singaporean Lewis Tan in the movie.
  • Reality Ensues: On-top of the fact that parachuting during strong winds being impractical at best, he is blinded during most of the descent due to the impracticality of his Anime Hair.
  • Superior Species: Claims being an alien from Mojoworld means "I'm basically better than you at everything." Deadpool lampshades that he wishes that just for once there were aliens that were actually worse than humanity, just a planet of functional idiots.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: On the team's first mission, he gets cut to bits by a helicopter's rotor blades after parachuting.


Axel Cluney / Zeitgeist
"Lets bring on the carnage, baby!"

Played by: Bill Skarsgård

Voiced by: Pascual Meza (Latin-American Spanish), Makoto Tamura (Japanese)

Film Appearances: Deadpool 2

A mutant with the power to vomit acid.

  • Accidental Murder: Him panicking while being put on a wood chipper causes him to accidentally spit on Peter, who was trying to rescue him.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the comics, Zeitgeist was a Smug Super who died during a failed attempt to kill all of his teammates. In this version, he's more of a team player.
  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: Packed a gold-plated Beretta 92FS pistol for the drop.
  • Blood Knight: All he wanted to know was when he could start the killing.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: He met his end when he landed on a wood chipper.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Deadpool assumes that his codename has something to do with his abilities. It does not. In fact, he seems puzzled when he's asked about it, presumably meaning he doesn't actually know what a "Zeitgeist" is.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: He's from an infamous Kill 'Em All X-Force run where he dies in the very first issue. Don't get too attached. Indeed, don't.
  • Stress Vomit: All over Peter after landing in a wood chipper. Unfortunately for Peter...
  • Super Spit: Zeitgeist's superpower is that he can vomit acid.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: On the team's first mission, he lands in a wood chipper after parachuting and gets shredded in it, starting with the legs.

    The Vanisher 

The Vanisher
"He may be running late."

Played by: Brad Pitt

Film Appearances: Deadpool 2

An invisible mutant.

  • Adaptational Superpower Change: From teleporting anywhere he desires in the comics to being invisible here. A shame for the movie version, seeing as how he could've been a very useful ally to the X-Force (since they wouldn't have had to parachute in high winds to begin with), and not to mention he would've easily avoided his painful death otherwise.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics, he's a villain who's posed a major threat to the X-Men and has always been portrayed as a dangerous foe. Specifically, he can teleport great distances (he's teleported from California to New York in a few seconds) and is skilled with special weapons. Also, he's been on the X-Force and was a very useful asset. Here, he doesn't even have that ability. Instead he has the power of turning invisible, which doesn't do him much good against a power line.
  • The Cameo: A very short appearance by Brad Pitt.
  • Dead Star Walking: Is the biggest named actor among the X-Force recruits. He dies with them despite having the shortest screentime.
  • Deader Than Dead: Following his High-Voltage Death, Deadpool expresses cautious hope that he might have actually survived; cue his corpse exploding, catching on fire, and then making a hard landing on the pavement, and Deadpool having to admit that he is probably dead.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: When he dies electrocuted on a power line, don't blink, and you will see Brad Pitt.
  • The Ghost: Fittingly, we never see him and it's unclear if he's even there until his "empty" parachute harness jumps out of the plane and then he hits an electrical wire and we see him just long enough to watch him die.
  • High-Voltage Death: He dies when he's blown into an active power line.
  • In Name Only: This version of Vanisher shares almost nothing in common with his villainous comics counterpart.
  • Invisibility: He's invisible and never speaks; one would be forgiven for forgetting he's even there.
  • Meaningful Name: He can, well, vanish.
  • Silent Partner: He's never heard speaking.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: He's the only X-Force recruit who wasn't shown at any point in the trailers. There isn't much to show of him, anyway.
  • This Was His True Form: He stops being invisible when he is fatally tangled in an electric post.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He lands on and gets electrocuted by a power line.

    Peter W. 

Peter W.
"Husband. Experienced Apiarist (Beekeeper). I like sports and grilling on my deck."

Played by: Rob Delaney

Voiced by: Gerardo Reyero (Latin-American Spanish), Satoshi Mikami (Japanese)

Film Appearances: Deadpool 2

Deadpool: Any powers you want to tell us about?
Peter: I don't have one, um, I just saw the ad.
Deadpool: [beat] You're in.

A regular human who answered Deadpool's ad.

  • Amazon Chaser: He asks Deadpool to give Domino his e-mail.
  • Badass Mustache: He sports a mighty fine 'stache, which Deadpool notes.
  • Back from the Dead: Deadpool travels back in time minutes before Peter's death to persuade him to leave the team, thus negating his death.
  • Being Good Sucks: His attempt to save Zeitgeist earned him a painful death by acidic spit. This is subverted in the end when Deadpool saves only him by reverting the timeline.
  • Character Blog: Has a Twitter account.
  • Dead Sparks: He thinks his wife Susan is cheating on him with her personal trainer, Gus. He decides to make passive aggressive tweets about this rather than discussing it with her.
  • Death by Disfigurement: He dies after Zeitgeist accidentally spat on him with his acidic saliva, melting his right arm and portion of his head. This was undone by Deadpool in The Stinger due to Time Travel.
  • Heroic Resolve: Ironically, despite being a normal middle-class dude with no superpowers, he demonstrates the most heroism out of all the doomed X-Force members during their screen time when he sees Zeitgeist fall into the wood chipper. He immediately runs over to him—even dodging a moving car on the way there—and attempts to rescue him with zero hesitation, going as far as to give Zeitgeist encouragement as he's trying to extract him. Granted, it ends up getting him killed and they both die anyway, but it doesn't diminish Peter's heroism.
  • Hope Spot: He manages to land safely rather than fall into some deathtrap like the others, only to die trying to save Zeitgeist.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Deadpool looks up in shock from Peter's sharp and stylish headshot to Peter's actual paunchy appearance and asks if he's being Catfished.
  • Logging onto the Fourth Wall: The production team for the movie set up a Twitter account for Peter here.
  • Mythology Gag: His initials and some vague comments in the film's marketing suggest that he might be this universe's version of Pete Wisdom, though nothing ever comes of it.
  • Nice Guy: There's not even an ounce of negative qualities on him.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He was accidentally killed by Zeitgeist while trying to rescue him.
  • The Team Normal: The only non-mutant and non-combatant member of the Super Team.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: He is the only member of the X-Force that Wade actually makes an effort to go back in time to save, telling him to just go home while he can, partly because Wade likes him and partly because he didn't die instantaneously like the others and thus had a chance to get out while he still could.
  • Token Good Teammate: The only teammate that doesn't seem to have a shady past as a "morally flexible" mercenary, and only joined because he thought it seemed fun.
  • Token Human: The only non-mutant in the X-Force.
  • Unfazed Everyman: This guy has no powers. He has no actual combat training. He's a 44 year old beekeeper with a dadbod. Yet he STILL makes his airdrop with the same determination of the mutant mercs.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: On the team's first mission, Zeitgeist lands in a wood chipper after parachuting. Peter tries to help him, only to have Zeitgeist's acidic vomit splattered on him, dissolving his arm and killing him. However, Peter's death is undone by Deadpool using Cable's Time Travel device, because he's the only one he liked.


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