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Deadpool is a 2013 action game developed by High Moon Studios, previously known for their Transformers games. The game stars Deadpool, seeking revenge on Mister Sinister after a botched contract gone wrong. The game was initially announced at the 2012 Comic-Con to great praise, and was released on June 25th, 2013 in America (June 27th in Europe) for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Nolan North once again voices the Merc with a Mouth. Deadpool comics-scribe Daniel Way wrote the script and story.

The game opened to mixed reviews - while both Nolan North's acting and the game's abundant comedy were widely praised, many outlets felt the core gameplay was too simplistic and/or repetitive.

Notably, Marvel messed up the licensing deal, resulting in both this game and a bunch of other Marvel-licensed games (such as Marvel vs. Capcom 3) being out of commission on digital stores for all of two months after its release date. However, Deadpool was eventually put back on Steam, and was also ported onto the Xbox One and PS4 in November 2015. The move was very likely an opportunistic one made by Marvel and the publishers to cash in on the then soon-to-be-released Deadpool Movie which was coming out in February of the following year. The game was, once again, pulled from Steam in November 2017, adding credence to this theory. note 

This game provides examples of:

  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: Right off the bat during the tutorial, lampshaded by Deadpool with the reasoning that killing stuff in shallow realistic sewers just isn't any fun.
  • Action Bomb: One of the types of mooks is a clone of Gambit. However, the only thing these clones can apparently detonate is themselves - Deadpool needs to drop them with his guns before they can close in on him. Fortunately, they alert their presence with an overwrought version of a Cajun accent.
  • Actor Allusion: Deadpool uses a pair of sai, just as Raphael, whom Nolan North also played, did.
  • Actually a Doombot: The first two times Deadpool kills Sinister, Cable tells him that those were clones. Sinister also has a dozen clones in reserve for the end fight, but Cable confirms that Deadpool got the real one at the end.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Death in this game is shown as having skin, while she's usually (but not always) a skeletal figure in the comics.
  • Adaptational Relationship Overhaul: The game starts with Domino leaving a message on Deadpool's answering machine offering him a contract, before awkwardly referring to an "other thing" he brought up which she says was only supposed to happen the one time, while later Deadpool mentions they used to date. While Deadpool is certainly attracted to Domino in the comics, their relationship is strictly platonic.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Deadpool's healing factor is toned way down, mostly because if it was as strong as it is in other media, the game would be much too easy.
    • Mr. Sinister is killed by Deadpool dropping a Sentinel foot on him. His comic incarnation's Healing Factor would allow him to walk this off.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: Thanks to a convenient face-sucking session, Rogue ends up stealing Deadpool's voices, katanas, mask AND starring role!
  • And This Is for...: High Moon knew about this little crowd-pleaser from Cable & Deadpool so he performs this on Wolverine.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
    • When describing Mr. White to Yellow Box, White Box says that he has a private army, as well as ties to the mob, and that he makes babies cry.
    • Not in that order, but to get Deadpool to go after Sinister when he's thinking about Samantha and her great tacos, Cable says that if he doesn't stop Sinister's Evil Plan, he'll kill Samantha, destroy all her tacos... and everyone else on Earth as well.
  • Art Shift: The game changes into an eight-bit parody early on, complete with noisy sprites.
  • Artistic License – Gun Safety: Scratching one's junk with a gun isn't the best idea, but even if Deadpool did shoot them off, he can always just grow another pair, so it's safe to say proper gun handling isn't high on his priority list.
  • Ascended Meme:
    • There's a few references made to the misadventures of Deadpool scattered across the game. For example, while squaring off with minions while on the hunt for Chance, Deadpool brings up his "fighty time" quote.
    • Occasionally a mook may shout "Welcome to die!"
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: During the brief time that you play as Rogue, the teleport/counter button instead performs a horizontal slash, rendering the player unable to do anything but attack.
  • Back from the Dead: Deadpool kills all three of the Marauders (Arclight, Vertigo, and Blockbuster) in the first half of the game, only for them to spontaneously reappear just before the final boss fight. Given that most of the enemies are clones, it's pretty much hand-waved by White Box.
  • Bad Future: Cable comes from one - Deadpool gets sick very quickly of Cable talking about it.
  • BFG: Cable carries one that's almost as long as he is tall, and he won't let Deadpool use it, claiming it's too heavy. Some giant mooks also carry them, either in the form of chain guns or rocket launchers, and they too are particularly heavy; they actually slow Deadpool down when he uses them.
  • Big Bad: Mister Sinister, or Captain Douche as Deadpool refers to him as.
  • Blade Spam: Many of the Momentum attacks are this.
  • Bond One-Liner: Tons of them; this is Deadpool, after all. It gets to the point that one can play through the whole game and still not hear all of them.
    Aaaand CUT! Moving on!
    Two extra slices for just 9.99!
    Yeah-heh, you're gonna want to have a doctor take a look at that.
    I know I said "just the tip"... But come on!
  • Book Dumb: The voices try to help Deadpool figure out how much C4 to use to bust down a door... but in his words, "Fuck math, just use all of it!"
  • Boss Rush / Wolfpack Boss: The last two boss fights of the game are- respectively- all three Marauders simultaneously and then several clones of Mr. Sinister all at once.
  • Brick Joke: Seriously, roll credits.
  • But Thou Must!: At one point you have to stealth-kill Mr. Sinister by sneaking up to him and pressing a button. The wording of the prompt changes if you wait. The prompt changes to "have fun/don't have fun" and finally "stab Sinister/stab Sinister."
  • Carry a Big Stick: Deadpool has a pair of sledgehammers that you can use for the typical slow-but-powerful melee weapons.
  • Cartoon Physics: Deadpool traverses a gap using his thought bubbles as platforms.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: Deadpool will quip in the middle of fights constantly. Justified, due to his healing factor and the fact he can't really die. Cable does this a little bit, but his quips are usually along the lines of "DAMN IT, WADE!"
  • Censor Box: While playing in Deadpool's apartment you can make Deadpool use the bathroom. Deadpool climbs on the toilet, a censor bar appears, and he grabs the bar and stretches it out to make it look like his penis is the height of a man.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Deadpool's dog goes flying off in the Sentinel Boot that Deadpool rigged up for flight. He ends up squashing Mr. Sinister with it.
  • Character as Himself: Only natural, with Deadpool always being aware of what medium he's in.
  • C-List Fodder: Lampshaded by Deadpool that the villains of the game are the D-List Marvel baddies The Marauders.
  • Clothing Damage: As Deadpool takes more and splashier damage, parts of his outfit will be ripped off. Sufficient amounts of damage can render him all but naked.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Deadpool periodically sees things that aren't really there; most commonly bikini-clad fangirls. He also comes off this way to all of the other characters when he's talking about the player and game design.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: If there's one thing Deadpool spreads as well as blood, it's profanity.
    Who the fuck is that? (He's the man outta time)
    Who the fuck is that? (He likes to fight crime)
    Who the fuck is that? (We hang out with 'Pool)
    Who the fuck is that? (But he ain't a fool)
    It's fuckin' Cable!
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Wall jump surfaces have a nice green tint, making them easy to find.
  • Contractual Boss Immunity: Subverted: Blockbuster is not immune to Flashbangs. Considering these items stun enemies and Blockbuster can only be hurt while he's stunned, this is much more efficient than waiting to counter his attacks to stun him. If you want the "So you've got some free time?" trophy/achievement, this is mandatory knowledge.
  • The Comically Serious: Cable. He knows Deadpool well enough to bribe him with Tacos or the promise of a naked fan-girl to do what he needs. Also, when Deadpool shoots himself in the head to get out of a conversation with Cable, Cable just pins a note to his chest... with a knife.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • Deadpool constantly ignores any explanation of the game's actual plot (involving the X-Men and Cable trying to stop Mr. Sinister) and just goes on to do his own thing. Basically, the X-Men and Cable run around trying to save the world while Deadpool - and by extension the player- more or less just screws around.
    • When trying to blast into a safe room with C4, White Box suggests using 20 ounces of C4, and the Yellow Box expresses his hate for the metric system and wanting to use the American system. Ounces are the American system.
  • Contest Winner Cameo: invoked Parodied when while helping Death rescue a few mutant souls, Deadpool gets attacked by a unique version of the Storm Thrower enemies with a comically oversized head on his body (specifically, the head of actual contest winner Bill Salina). Deadpool claims that they were supposed to be the guy who delivered him a pizza in the first stage, which leads to the enemy attacking Deadpool while rattling off increasingly absurd pizza selections.
  • Contractual Genre Blindness: Despite being a Fourth-Wall Observer and possessing the game's script, Deadpool is completely unaware of various plot twists in the game. Granted, he tossed the script, preferring to improvise.
  • Crashing Through the Harem: Deadpool wanders into a cool-looking party full of girls in short-shorts and bikinis while chasing after Rogue; most of them tell him to get lost, but talking to enough of them gains the player the Achievement/Trophy "Social Deadpool". (It's all a hallucination as it turns out; the only real girl in the room is Rogue, who's yelling for help.)
  • Crazy-Prepared: Deadpool rigs up High Moon's HQ with explosives on the off chance they don't feel like making his game. He also brings a bouncy castle to act as a cushion when he jumps out a window of a skyscraper.
  • Credits Gag: Deadpool is listed in all categoriesnote , after the names of the actual people who worked on this game.
  • Cringe Comedy: The urinal sequence. It consists of Deadpool striking up some increasingly uncomfortable small talk with a couple of mooks while they are all doing the number one.
  • Cutting the Knot: Invoked by the game, but requires the player to trigger it. Early in the second level, a text popup appears, reading "Some enemies block! Use "light attack->heavy attack" or "light attack->heavy attack" to open up guarding enemies." However, you can eschew using melee weapons in favor of blowing the enemies away with one of Deadpool's many guns, which leads to the text popup changing to read "...or you could just shoot the fucker, I guess."
  • Damsel in Distress: Rogue gets captured, tortured, and nearly killed by Blockbuster, but Deadpool only goes to save her because he thinks that she'll fall in love with him.
  • Dance Battler: Deadpool's third momentum move with swords equipped has him breakdancing with his swords out.
    Deadpool: Yo, this is how we did it back in '83, bitches!
  • Death from Above:
    • One of the enemies can fly and sends storms of lightning and hail raining down as his primary attack.
    • At one point Deadpool has Cable rig a Sentinel boot for flight, which he uses to stomp on enemies.
    • Mr. Shuggums finds the Sentinel boot and steps on the real Sinister with it.
  • Double Jump: Present and lampshaded as being against the laws of physics, but so token for video games that it's present anyway.
  • Driven to Suicide: When Cable tries to inform Deadpool of the state of affairs in the future, he can barely get a sentence out before losing Deadpool's attention thanks to how boring the latter finds the exposition to be; Deadpool eventually decides to just shoot himself rather than listen to Cable drone on.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Deadpool casually shoots Vertigo in the face without even looking at her the first time he confronts Sinister. When you encounter her clone with the other Marauders later, she again goes down with very little gunfire.
  • Dual Wielding: All of the basic weapons; both guns and melee.
  • Effortless Achievement: You get one just for starting the game, Deadpool lampshades it, and then another one pops up. The achievements are titled "The First One's Free" and "The Second One's Also Free".
  • Excuse Plot: Deadpool only goes after Chance at the beginning of the game because - quite literally - the game's script says so. He only goes after Mr. Sinister because he's pissed Sinister killed his contract and he wants payback.
    • It becomes a running joke where it's clear there's a very serious plot going on with the X-Men being depowered and Sinister exhuming very powerful mutant corpses to harvest their DNA, and so on - but because we're seeing the plot through Deadpool's eyes and Deadpool doesn't care about any of that, the plot is pretty much just "Kill Mr. Sinister for revenge".
  • Exploding Barrels: Present and lampshaded; there's even a machine that spits them out at one point.
  • Flies Like Crazy: Deadpool actually gets a chance to fly the Blackbird like he always wanted... he immediately crashes the plane and knocks out all of the X-Men that came with him. Especially humorous in that we get a brief look in the cockpit and Wolverine is choking out Deadpool as he flies.
  • Fanservice: Played with via Achievement/Trophy. Complete the Taking a Chance mission will get you a scene of showing Psylocke's buttocks.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Deadpool, as per usual.
  • Framing Device: The game begins with Deadpool "negotiating" with High Moon Studios to make a video game about him. Deadpool talks aloud to himself about various aspects of game design through the game and he at one point freaks out when he comes across a room that hasn't been fully coded.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • Observant players will notice that while Deadpool's rewriting the script High Moon sent him, the script somehow has exactly what he and his thought boxes are saying.
    • On the scene where Deadpool is about to (and eventually does) kill himself from boredom, Cable is trying to seduce him in the distorted background audio.
  • Fun with Subtitles: The game occasionally sneaks things in, such as the winged creature's eaglelike screech at the end being translated as "RAWR! Thanks for playing!"
  • Game-Over Man: Deadpool actually plays this role for himself.
    Ah, I was bored anyway.
    Ouch? ...dipshit.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Lampshaded by Deadpool: his teleportation device is much more powerful in the comics, but was nerfed for balancing in the game.
    • Deadpool's healing factor has been seriously toned down too; otherwise the player would be pretty much immortal.
  • Gatling Good: You briefly man a minigun while Deadpool hijacks a helicopter in the first level; plus some of the enemies drop giant ice-projectile miniguns.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Mr. White is an extremely generic villain with almost no backstory or motivation given; Deadpool lampshades how he's just a basic easy-to-hate bad guy. Mr. Sinister fills out this role after White snuffs it.
  • Giant Mook: The BFG-wielding mooks are these. Some of the Super Powered Mooks are pretty big too.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Deadpool comes across a machine that spits out exploding barrels, then uses the machine until its coding breaks and it fades from existence. The machine shows up later as a boss!
  • Good Bad Girl: When Rogue absorbs Deadpool's healing factor, she also gains his slutty personality.
  • Gorn: There is a LOT of gratuitous blood when enemies die.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: "Yatta" and "Ikouze" count as gratuitous, right?
  • Groin Attack: Deadpool punches Mr. Sinister in the crotch to stun him as the flying Sentinel boot comes down on him.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: Even the henchmen of this game aren't safe from our "hero's" insanity.
    Mook 1: Alright the cart is ready, pull that lever to open the gate!
    Mook 2: Ok! I'm pulling this lever, RIGHT HERE, to open the gate!
    Mook 1: Which lever? (camera pans to Mook 2)
    Mook 2: (gestures to lever) THIS lever!
    Mook 1: (camera pans to gate as it opens) That's fine work with that lever, son!
    Mook 2: Yes. The gate is now open because I pulled this lever!
    Deadpool: Dude! We get it High Moon. Thanks.
    Mook 1 (later on): WE FORGOT TO PULL THE LEVER!
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Happens after rescuing Rogue - Deadpool gets separated from his legs, and then his top half lands on a hapless soldier below him, leading other guards in the area to mistake them (both Deadpool and the soldier he fell on) for a four-armed monster.
  • Healing Factor: Deadpool's primary power - he uses it in mundane and gratuitous ways, like committing suicide to get out of a conversation with Cable.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Vertigo's mutant power is the ability to make people dizzy. Deadpool mocks her for it, but he ends up succumbing to her powers before the segment is done.
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": Yellow Box does that a lot.
    Cute-but-easily-frightened-High-Moon-employee: H-hello, sir. I have a package...
    Deadpool: So do I. Yoink! (slam the door in the poor girl's face)
    Yellow Box: Hee-hee! "Package"...
  • Helping Would Be Kill Stealing: Deadpool actively avoids getting help from any of the X-Men because he doesn't want to share his game.
  • Hey, Catch!: Deadpool's futuristic laser weapons have fingerprint scanners- he takes advantage of this by throwing one of the guns to an enemy and challenging him to a shootout.
  • Highly-Visible Ninja: There is virtually no cover in any of the stealth sections; yet Deadpool will only be spotted if an enemy looks directly at him.
  • Hulk Speak: DEADPOOL SMASH!
  • Imagine Spot: Deadpool hallucinates women in bikinis multiple times. Plus a bunch of other things.
  • Immune to Drugs: You can force Deadpool to drink beers in his apartment; after five he'll remind you that he can't get drunk because of his healing factor.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: After their fight, both Deadpool and Arclight get impaled on giant poles sticking out of the ground. Arclight quickly dies from it, while Deadpool was initially too distracted by her chest to even notice that he was impaled; he then has to painfully pull himself off the pole.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Rogue seems to get... into the carnage during the brief stretch where you play as her.
  • Intimate Healing: Rogue gets gravely injured and needs to touch Deadpool to absorb his healing factor. Deadpool naturally decides the best way to do this is with a make-out session.
    • There's also the moment during one of the statue tests where Deadpool can shoot Death. She will claim he's a romantic and return the favor, with Deadpool actually being pleased of having a Game Over instead of calling the player out for it.
  • Interface Screw: At one point in the game Deadpool's head gets twisted backwards, reversing the player's controls until he can realign it. Also, Vertigo's powers cover the screen in a strange green wave effect, but the effect on the controls is minimal.
  • Inevitable Waterfall: Double subverted. When Deadpool and Death are on a mock tunnel of love ride, Deadpool freaks out when he sees a waterfall ahead. It turns out only to be a small drop... only to be followed by an actual waterfall.
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: The script Deadpool initially receives for the game reads like this. Deadpool is not pleased.
  • Justified Tutorial: In the sense that the tutorial is specifically targeted towards the player instead of Deadpool, due to the game's No Fourth Wall nature.
  • Jiggle Physics: Pretty much every single female character.
  • Jigsaw Puzzle Plot: The plot of the game involves Mr. Sinister hijacking satellites, knocking out the X-Men, and exhuming the corpses of powerful mutants to harvest their DNA, but because the story is told through Deadpool's perspective - and Deadpool couldn't care less about the plot - the story is mostly about Deadpool dicking around while chunks of the actual story are presented and subsequently ignored.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Naturally. They aren't as fast as sais, or as strong as hammers, but they're the best of both worlds. Or the average of both worlds, really.
  • Kill It with Fire: When Deadpool hits enemies hard enough, flames shoot out of his weapons and the ground temporarily turns into magma. Doesn't really make much sense, but it sure looks cool.
  • Kill Steal: Deadpool's main beef with Sinister? Sinister killed White before Deadpool could.
  • Lampshade Hanging: At the imaginary party hallucinated by Deadpool, two of the girls will eventually make fun of their own dialogue:
    Girl 1: Oh my god, this conversation is like sooo cliche.
    Girl 2: I know, right? It's almost like we were specifically written with female character tropes in mind. It's almost painful blah blah blah *incomprehensible muttering*.
    • Alongside that, Deadpool and the voices in his head lampshade plenty of objects they come across:
      Deadpool: Exploding barrels!
      White Box: It's like they were placed there specifically for us to use. High Mooooooooon!
  • Lighter and Softer: Daniel Way clearly took a lot of inspiration from his own comic run of Deadpool as he was writing this game, but its story ends on a far more lighthearted note than said volume he worked on.
  • Lost Food Grievance: Cable was able to convince Deadpool to battle Mister Sinister by pointing out that Sinister's success also means the destruction of his favorite taco restaurant. Also overlaps with Food as Bribe.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Enemies have a tendency of exploding into gore when they die (KA-BLOOEY!).
  • Mad Hatter: Deadpool has a blast because he's not constrained by sanity or logic.
  • Magic Pants: The one thing that is completely invulnerable is the clothing around Deadpool's crotch. No matter what else gets blown off, that stays present.
  • Male Gaze: Even when the camera isn't from Deadpool's perspective.
  • Manchild: Yellow Box acts a lot like this, compared to White Box. Deadpool himself certainly qualifies as well.
  • Meaningful Name: Mr. Sinister is a bad guy.
  • Medal of Dishonor: The "You've been Cole-slaw-tered!" achievement requires you to royally suck at one of the game's simple platforming sections by dying 10 times.
  • Medium Awareness: As is typical with Deadpool, but to be specific, at one point, he encounters an extremely wide waterway in a sewer system that he has to cross. His solution to get across? Have White Box and Yellow Box speak enough to span the waterway, and Deadpool just jumps off those boxes to get to the other side.
  • Megaton Punch: When Deadpool mistakes Cable for a girl in bikini and gropes his chest, he's instantly rewarded with a punch to the face that sends him several feet back.
  • Money Is Experience Points: DP is used to buy upgrades as well as weapons and ammo.
  • Mook Commander: There are two kinds of these: Enemies who increase every enemy's defense (and apparently also give them regeneration) and enemies who increase every enemy's damage. Either way, the buffs disappear as soon as the commander is killed.
  • More Dakka: And this can be upgraded to even more extreme levels.
  • Most Common Superpower: All of the female characters, with jiggle physics and skin-tight costumes to boot. The game takes advantage of this by having three of the four X-Men to appear in the game be women.
  • My Suit Is Also Super: Parts of Deadpool's outfit will get blown off as he's hurt, but it will fix itself as he regenerates if he isn't killed. Notable because this incarnation of Deadpool is the only one with such a suit; he's usually stuck with a torn costume showing off his Body Horror until he can get a new outfit.
  • Mythology Gag: Deadpool does a Shoryuken. He also can bake a ridiculous number of pancakes (although it doesn't do anything beyond activate an achievement, unlike in the comics).
  • Nobody Poops: Well, nobody poops except for Deadpool. Taking a whiz on the other hand...
  • No Fourth Wall: Par for the course for Deadpool.
  • Not So Above It All: The White Box voice in Deadpool's head is usually serious, but still cracks crude jokes on occasion.
  • invokedObvious Beta: Parodied, like everything else. At one point in the Genoshan prison, Deadpool opens a door, only to find a room with default textures and mooks in T-poses. His response is to immediately close the door and phone Peter to get him to fix it.
  • Odd Friendship: With Cable, like the comics.
  • Only Sane Man: White Box... well, sorta, anyway. At least compared to Yellow Box and Deadpool himself.
    • Also, Cable. He's out to save the world and prevent a Bad Future, doing his best to make sure Deadpool actually bothers to do assist in the effort.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The genocide of mutants in Genosha is pretty much the only thing in the game that is not joked about a single time - even by Deadpool.
  • Optional Stealth: You can avoid some enemy encounters by doing a series of stealth takedowns in select rooms.
  • Overly Long Gag: There are several points in the game where waiting a long time to push a button or perform an action when prompted leads to Deadpool yelling at you to PUSH THE DAMN BUTTON; among other things.
  • Precision F-Strike: "Well, fuck you, Nolan."
  • Psychopathic Manchild: The Yellow Box, the thing makes even Deadpool seem like a normal person.
  • Quirky Mini Boss Squad: The Marauders; Deadpool bemoans their D-List status.
  • Railroading: Attempted by White Box. He really wishes Deadpool and Yellow Box would stop fucking around and actually pay attention to the story.
  • Rage Against the Author: Whenever High Moon can't make Deadpool's game the way he wants, he doesn't hesitate to call them out on it.
    Deadpool: I blame YOU, Daniel Way!note 
  • Rebus Bubble: When Cable tells Deadpool to stay away from the security tower because Mister Sinister is in it, Deadpool uses this to justify going after Sinister anyways.
  • Real Is Brown: And grey, due to the areas consisting of, in order; a skyscraper, a sewer (a very brown one), a ruined city on Genosha with some buildings with (what else) grey interiors, and a brief excursion into a cave. At least some of the costumes are colorful.
  • Recycled Soundtrack: Sound effect example: the sound heard when you need to reload is recycled from High Moon's Transformers games.
  • Rule of Cool: As befitting the source.
  • Rule of Funny: As also befitting the source, what with the non-existent fourth wall and all.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Deadpool sometimes makes "beep" and "boop" sounds whenever you press a button.
  • Serious Business: One of the things that spurs Deadpool onto the chase for Mr. Sinister is the possibility of never being able to eat tacos again, because of, y'know, the whole world-destroying thing and all.
    Yellow Box: Shit just got real!
    White Box: Indeed.
  • Sexposition: After Deadpool gets so bored by Cable's exposition that he ends up shooting himself, Cable instead decides to knife a note to Deadpool's chest saying he should go to the north of Genosha because there's a big-breasted woman who claims to be Deadpool's biggest fan over there. There isn't... but Deadpool gropes Cable anyways.
  • Script Breaking: Deadpool ends up doing this after using an explosive barrel machine a few too many times, to the point where one of the mooks even transforms into a cow. Later, The machine itself tries to get revenge for all the abuse Deadpool inflicted on it.
  • Shmuck Bait: There's a button you can push early on to make Deadpool use the bathroom. If you press it, he'll sit down and use the bathroom making you watch. Freak!
  • Shout-Out: Thanks to Deadpool's fourth-wall-breaking nature, the game does a lot of shout outs, even to mediums and media that he shouldn't technically be aware of:
    • Deadpool does his infamous Shoryuken in the first act.
    • In the sewer, there's a pizza with a sai stuck in it.
    • During the introduction of the first brute enemy, Mr. White claims that he's purpose-built to "eat little shits like [Deadpool] for breakfast". Yellow Box responds amusedly: "He eats shit for breakfast?"
    • Hell, Deadpool even makes a passing reference to South Park when he interact with his dog! "C'mon boy! Red rocket! Red rocket!"
    • When Cable finishes work on the Sentinel foot, Deadpool screams "Roll Out!"
      White Box: Uhh, wrong franchise, buddy.
    • While Cable is telling Deadpool why he should care about Sinister's evil plan, Deadpool pictures him as a talking taco.
    • A big empty chest that Deadpool jumps out of, causing an image of his dog to appear, is reminiscent of The Binding of Isaac.
    • After getting his powers absorbed by Rogue, Deadpool can be seen on the ground in the infamous Family Guy death pose.
    • Deadpool's Old School momentum attack looks just like Bayonetta's Breakdance move.
    • "What'chu talkin' 'bout, Summers?" (Deadpool's response to Cable saying he might not ever have the chance to eat Samatha's tacos again, before explaining Mr. Sinister's plan to destroy the world).
    • During the first mission, when you hijack the helicopter to use its minigun (if you took the optional route through the boardroom), Deadpool will at one point shout "We've got company behind us! Make it so!!"
  • Showing Off the New Body: When Rogue absorbs Deadpool's healing factor, she also absorbs the voices in his head. She then feels compelled to "check the girls out".
  • Shows Damage: If Deadpool gets shot enough, his suit gets torn apart by the minute, showing off bits of his body here and there. It gets to the point where you can see him like this.
  • Sigil Spam: Deadpool's logo appears everywhere - even in ancient Genosha ruins. Deadpool lampshades how little sense this makes.
  • Slide Level: Early on in the game, the Merc with a Mouth pursues the Mauraders after they make off with a miscreant he needs to murder, and the pursuit has him sliding through an Absurdly Spacious Sewer collecting points and trying to avoid slamming into half closed grates and turning fans.
  • Snot Bubble: When Deadpool falls asleep - both in his apartment and when mingling with two chatty imaginary fan-girls.
  • Squishy Wizard: Fitting with her lame skill set, Vertigo goes down in one gunshot.
  • Stealth-Based Mission: At one point, Deadpool wants Sinister dead so badly that he actually insists on taking out all his guards silently first, instead of going in guns blazing like usual.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Deadpool isn't just satisfied with stabbing, shooting, lasering, slashing, smashing, and stabbing. He also has a few grenades and land mines.
    • Also, at various plot-critical moments, Deadpool reaches into his handy stock of C4 to make the kind of explosions that break the budget. Literally.
  • Suicide as Comedy: At one point, Deadpool does this simply to escape having to listen to Cable's long-winded explanations. Good thing he can heal.
  • Super Powered Mooks: Sinister's army of clones has about a half-dozen different kinds of these, though most of the game is spent fighting his powerless ones. The cloning process seems to be rather imperfect, considering that the actual Gambit knows more than two words and has powers other than "do your best zombie impression and then blow yourself up".
  • Take Our Word for It: That guy Deadpool was supposed to kidnap WAS a bad guy. If what you're told about him isn't enough, there's the fact that he's helping Sinister.
    • Mr. Sinister's plan is something that puts the entire world in danger, though we never learn what it is.
  • Take That, Audience!:
    • White Box preempts any complaints about Rogue being able to fly in the game (despite currently not being able to in the comics) by telling complainers to stop whining about it, move out of their parents' basement, and then get laid.
    • Deadpool will also call you a freak if you watch him use the bathroom.
    • Deadpool will taunt the player for taking a lot of damage, not using momentum attacks when they're available, using the sai weapons to kill enemies very slowly, running out of ammo, and getting killed. Respectively:
      Ohh, would it kill you to do a better job killing THEM?
      Maybe if you hadn't missed fifty thousand times, we wouldn't be OUT OF AMMO!
      Havin' a little fun, huh? Know what else is fun? Pointing out how much you SUCK!
  • Talking to Themself: It's a Deadpool game — he will talk to himself about the game's various scenarios, talking to his own inner thoughts in the dialogue boxes.
  • Tempting Fate: Mr. White says that his safe room is "Deadpool proof". Too bad it wasn't bomb proof.
    Deadpool: How's that for impenetrable, asshole?
  • Thanking the Viewer: During the game's ending Deadpool turns to the player and thanks them for playing.
  • The Three Trials: Deadpool's lovely lady-friend Death needs a few mutant souls set free, so he goes through three trials to get them back, each activated by picking up a statue which activates a portal opening to its respective trial. There's a pit with a bunch of enemies raining down, a few pop quizzes from 'Deadpoolio the Amazing', and a fairground shooting gallery... with the ultimate test of endurance.
  • Toilet Humor: Deadpool makes several jokes involving bodily fluids.
    Deadpool, after blowing up a bathroom: Whew! That's what happens when you mix C4 with a bean burrito! Now be honest: I'm not the only one with a little bit of shit in their pants right now, am I?
  • Unexpected Character: invoked Parodied when Deadpool finds out the Marauders are The Heavies and complains with his 2 voices that they couldn't get anything better than D-listers.
  • Unexpected Gameplay Change:
    • One probably should have seen the sidescrolling platformer bit coming when they saw the green pipe Deadpool was about to go down.
    • High Moon does this a lot in the game, actually. Something about how the pipe-surfing and turret sections break up the brawler gameplay so it doesn't get repetitive.
  • The Unfought: The player never fights the real Mr. Sinister. Vertigo is easily killed by Deadpool in a cutscene. Her clone is at least killed in gameplay.
  • Unreliable Narrator: There are a few points in the story where Deadpool hallucinates things that aren't there, like a naked fan girl or a party room full of women in bikinis and a swimming pool.
  • The Unreveal: There are several points where Cable or the X-Men try to explain the plot to Deadpool... and Deadpool completely ignores them.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Sinister is not pleased when his entire army of clones gets killed, and not even by a real mutant - he rants to Deadpool about how disgusting and pathetic he is when the two come face-to-face.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Deadpool eventually succumbs to Vertigo's powers and vomits onscreen.
  • Wall Jump: Naturally, with Deadpool's cat-like agility.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Deadpool taunts Vertigo for having a lame power: the ability to make people dizzy. He quickly regrets it.
  • Who Writes This Crap?!: Deadpool constantly bitches about the script and the stupid things it has him do, while one of the voices in his head bemoans that nobody knows what the story is because Deadpool didn't read the script.
  • With Catlike Tread: You have the option of performing stealth kills with firearms... thus alerting the entire rest of the room to your presence because of the gunshot noise.
  • Wolf Pack Boss: The final boss pits you against roughly a dozen clones of Mr. Sinister.
  • You Have Out Lived Your Usefulness: Sinister kills Chance White after he's gotten access to Chance's satellite.
  • You're Insane!: Mr. White accuses Deadpool of this after Deadpool throws him out of a window while sitting on his chest!
  • Zerg Rush: The final level sends several large waves after you in a row with no breaks. It's universally considered the hardest part of the game by a wide margin. Deadpool lampshades the abundance of enemies:
    Boy, now that was a lot of- oh my God here come more!
  • Zipperiffic: Look at Wolverine's outfit. He has one zipper on each pectoral that covers absolutely nothing except that one pectoral.


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Deadpool slapping Wolverine

The player has the option to slap Wolverine to and wake him up and it goes on for over a minute.

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