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Deadpool is wrong, he's just plain crazy, and he isn't a character in a comic book...
We're only products of Deadpool imagination.

Deadpool wrote some of the spin-off comics myself.
He was just very bored and made up stories to pass the time. He already knows that he's in a comic book anyway, why not write some exciting adventures starring himself for his lovely fans in his spare time? Some stuff he may or may not have written includes such exciting titles as Deadpool Corps, Deadpool: Max, and Deadpool: Noir.

Batman will eventually attack the Xavier School for Gifted Students.
His first move will be to make a new cowl of the same material as Juggernaut's and Magneto's helmets. He will drop the Batplane into the school by autopilot, and kill off as many of the other students as possible using bat-bots and all the technology he developed to fight or stole from villains. A dying Colossus, a traumatized Phoenix/Marvel Girl, and a nearly skeletonized Wolverine will kill him, as the scene zooms out, to show the school grounds, the grounds and nearby town, New England, the edges of the comic book... And Joker holding a pen. Deadpool has Grant Morrison and Chuck Austen tied up on the other side of the room, and is commenting that Joker's puns ruin it, to get rid of them. Joker comments that being cooped up while they write the issues must be making him a bit squirrely, but has no idea why that's funny... Until Squirrel Girl busts through the ceiling as the art style changes, landing on Deadpool. Joker gets away, and a note appears written in Squirrel Girl's handwriting across the (real) last page explaining that it was all a lie by the evil villains, and never really happened.
  • Why hasn't this been published yet?! First I'm getting that other guy by spamming his Facebook, then making the guys at Marvel take a vacation, if you know what I mean. Oh, this means I might get Kelly to come back!
  • Oh, wait. Silly me, it's the circuitry in Magneto's helmet that shields him, not the metal.

Deadpool was responsible for One More Day.
Ain't he a stinker.

Deadpool will fix everything.
Realizing that all the recent stories have derailed the Marvel universe, Deadpool will go down to the comic book store, buy all the issues of House of M, One More Day, Civil War, The Xorn Storyline, whichever one said that the spider that bit peter was magic, and start crossing words out, replacing them. And he will replace the words "No more mutants." with the words "No more immortals" and he will then find the issue where Xorn killed Jean Grey cross her out and doodle himself in her place and die and be dead happily ever after, reunited with death. And it will be take place in a one-shot issue called 'Deadpool Saves The Marvel Universe' and it will be awesome.
  • Can I trade Deaths with Captain America instead of Jean? She'll find a way back on her own she's done that before (only once but that's still more experience escaping the afterlife than Cap has).
    • He's all ready due to come back to life. And besides if he undoes Civil War that'll retcon Cap's death.
  • It would be kinda ironic, since it sounds more like Squirrel Girl's style

Both Deadpool and T-Ray are Wade Wilson
Mercedes married a guy named Wade Wilson. Wilson is not such an uncommon name, and neither is Wade. The Wade Wilson she married became T Ray. The name of man saved from the river was not Jack. He was, however, a mercenary. The events T-Ray recalled are simply a big misunderstanding, and after he accidentally killed Mercedes, Deadpool went a bit crazy (as usualтАж) and his memory defected so he would think he was Mercedes's husband.

Bullseye will do a Heel–Face Turn.
The more he fights Deadpool, the more he gets to like him, even though he's been hired to kill him. Eventually, he might even become an Anti-Hero and take up the mantle of Hawkeye for real, leading up to a limited series where he teams up with Deadpool to take down Osborne.
  • Actually they're already friends however since they're mercs. Bullseye is always willing to kill even his friends. Since Deadpool's unkillable, he's a challenge and Bullseye sees murder as ripping good fun so what better sport then THE UNKILLABLE. It quickly degresses into a rivalry when Bullseye can't kill him. Now he's given up seeing as he's a tad afraid of Deadpool, but as soon as his legs are back in commission he's going for Pooly. Also there's no way he's biting Norman's hand he has free reign under his Dark Reign. * snicker*
  • Somewhat Jossed now that Dark Reign has ended and Bullseye died in Shadowland, but I could actually see Bullseye coming back to life and instead of being a bad guy, just hanging out with Deadpool. Deadpool & Bullseye... could be awesome.
  • Hey, you watch what you say about Bullseye. He's a cool guy. Sure, he may be a crazy mass-murdering nutjob, but then again, deep down inside, aren't we all?

Deadpool is now in complete control of Disney.
The whole "Disney buys Marvel" thing is just a cover-up. Deadpool just went into Robert Iger's bedroom, and held him up at gunpoint in order to own Disney. He also let the rest of the Marvel characters in on the deal.
  • I'm...not sure whether to consider this awesome or horrifying.
  • Simple, it's all part of his plan to undo One More Day. He'll go to the real world (like in Enchanted) and give Joe Quesada a fate worse than death. And then he'll hang out in the Kingdom Hearts universe for a while since that Cloud chick is hot.
    • When he's not hitting on Axel and/or Tifa.
    • And then he'll go to the Pirates of the Caribbean universe and hang out with Captain Jack, whose hair he will envy with a fiery passion. They shall win the Black Pearl back from Barbossa and he and Ragetti will have a philosophical discussion of some sort.
      • And he will win the Black Pearl by either betting it on something Barbossa would think a sure thing—"Hey, I bet I can take more bullets to the head than you!"— or by simply out-HAMMING him.
      • Someone write this. NOW.
    • If he goes to the Tron Universe inside the Kingdom Hearts one we would get such lines from the game grid as "We are in a game, in a computer world, which is on a planet of characters from other games, in side a universe made of games and movies, all on some disc in someones console."
      • Hell, why not go and incorporate the Marvel Cinematic Universe into KH while we're at it? Just imagine Sora, Donald and Goofy kicking Chitauri butt in the middle of a ravaged New York, and then going on to have an epic boss battle with Loki, who will go One-Winged Angel from the power of the Tesseract... Dammit, I'm TOTALLY gonna pitch this one to Square-Enix! And if they don't accept... Well, High Moon Studios know from experience what happens in these cases.

Deadpool really is Tom Cruise.
That was his true face. Both are crazy, hyperactive at inappropriate times, in denial about their obvious Ho Yay, and have an odd and at times scary love life.
  • Don't you mean Thom Cruz?

Deadpool is reading this article even as we speak.
No I'm not. Err... I mean... Gottagobye!!!

The Deathstroke ripoff created by Rob Liefeld and the crazy fourth-wall-breaking Deadpool aren't the same character.
During the time in the Justice League/Avengers crossover that the Marvel and DC universes temporarily merged, the original Deadpool died offscreen. He was instantly brought back to life since nobody stays dead in superhero comics but due to some sort of weird paradox caused by his being a Captain Ersatz of Deathstroke and the two of them co-existing in the same temporarily-merged universe, he came back as a completely different person with a different Backstory. This sudden Retcon-induced loss of identity coupled with contradictory memories fucked with his sanity to the point that he realized that he was a character in a comic book and none of what had happened was even real. Thus, crazy fourth-wall-breaking Deadpool was born.
  • This would also explain all the confusion with T-Ray. The original, darker Deadpool that was more recognizably a Deathstroke rip-off came back to life after the universes split back into Marvel and DC. When he went to reclaim his place, he found someone else claiming to be him and took on the name T-Ray.

Deadpool is One of Us
He's a troper.
  • Oh yeah!
  • Sure am! Wait... how did YOU find that out? You been spying on me? Again?
    • It MIGHT have something to do with writing your own trope page.
      • Oh yeah. Well now that we've got that outta the way, allow me to announce that I'm currently accepting applications for new members of the Deadpool Corps.
      • Arf arf woof

Deadpool added all of these Wild Mass Guesses to this page himself.

Deadpool is Daniel Tosh of Tosh.0.
They both love to insult people, offer random bits of commentary on a current situation, have a more sinister side, and have a great understanding of popular culture. And Deadpool seems like the type who'd say "I'm better than you. Nana nana boo boo. Stick your head in doo doo."

Deadpool is a Time Lord

Deadpool is real.
The reason why he has No Fourth Wall? Because he's from our world. Our universe. Due to a Noodle Incident,Deadpool was trapped in the Marvel Comics universe,suffered amnesia and became who he is today. He has No Fourth Wall because he's from our world, and when you take Refuge In TV Land you retain awareness.

There's a reason why he's a mercenary
What's it shortened to? Merc. What other smart-mouthed character starts with MERC?
  • Does this mean Mercutio regenerated after the duel with Tybalt? And during the ensuing gang war between Capulets and Montagues (triggered by Merc's supposed death), he was simply watching it and eating popcorn?
  • I can't think of anything else I'd do.

In Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Ultimate Deadpool is actually Amazing! Deadpool in disguise!
Starting in 2005, Deadpool began an epic quest to take over as many Marvel videogames as he could. He knew he had to get a piece of the action in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, but all of the Amazing! villain slots were already taken. Not cool! Only thing left was one of the Ultimate universe slots, so he managed to bamboozle Ultimate Deadpool's name on the ballot. After that, it was simply a matter of teleporting to the Ultimate 'verse, tying up Mr. SRSpool, stealing his slightly different mask, baddabingbaddaboom I'M THE BOSS OF THE DEADLY REALITY SHOW LEVEL, SUCKERS!!! note  Next game, we're crashing the Noir Universe!

Deadpool is really one of Peter Parker's Clones.
Come to think of it it could be a possibility. They both wear masks and crack wise at everyone they meet, superhero or villain. The only difference is that Deadpool kills people and doesn't shoot webs.

Deadpool's crush on Bea Arthur has a dark and twisted origin.
Because Deadpool's meta factor was activated by repeated viewings of The Star Wars Holiday Special.

Deadpool will finally perform the pencil trick one day.

60's Spiderman is just Deadpool in disguise
He acts just like him, and if Deadpool were to exist anywhere in the real world, it would be on the Internet.

Lego Deadpool is going to join the Deadpool Corps.
I mean who wouldn't want little lego Deadpool interact with Deadpool? In fact he can be call Legopool!

Deadpool is a brony

The bride in Deadpool's upcoming wedding is Lady Death
Mostly because, looking at this, every other guess I had is a bridesmaid.

The Red Caption Box will make its first appearance in the mainstream Marvel Universe.

Deadpool is responsible for Snowflame's appearance in New Guardians #2
  • Because who but him could create something that insane and yet so awesome?
    • An Ork.
    • DAMMIT!

Deadpool is Slade's son.

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Deadpool's mental disorder is new and undocumented.
Imagine you know someone in real life, who constantly acts like the world is a series of fictional works. Sometimes you hear him talking to himself about "yellow boxes". Sometimes, when he gets hurt, he makes a remark about having more HP or wishing he'd used a savestate. You ask how old he is, and he tells you that he's been around since Issue #16�which makes no sense to you. This person is Deadpool, and he is insane. The fact that he's actually right about being in a fictional universe is merely coincidence.
  • Oh, my gosh...DEADPOOL IS ABED! Six Seasons and a Deadpool!

Old age will not kill Deadpool.
His healing factor comes from the fact that his cells keep destroying and rebuilding themselves. Because of that, he should be quasi-immortal. His healing factor is also based on the DNA of Wolverine, who is now over a hundred years old and still inspiring fangirls.
  • The Other Wiki also says he's been "Cursed with Life" by Thanos, which is part of the freaky Love Triangle with Death they have going.
    • That's wrong. The resurrection was one-off; Thanos just promised he would bring him back every time to stop him from bumping uglies with Death. Thanos is dead now, so he might not be able to keep his word. (He has more important things to do.)
      • On the other hand, it might just mean it'll be easier for him to kick Deadpool out of the afterlife any time he actually gets offed...
  • In Messiah War, X-Force was in the far future when they run into Deadpool... who had locked himself in a refrigerator for 400 years. He's been awake for a hundred years or so, as evidenced by his costume having numerous bullet holes and roughly-stitched repairs. Though he claims to have known Domino "A thousand years ago".
    • He never was good with math.
      • Don't get us confused, it was just an expression. On the other hand, even authors have no idea how long he spent in a fridge. Some say 400 years other say 800....
      • Or 10 minutes.

The Deadpool Corps are all in Deadpool's head.
We already know that he's beyond nuts. So, rather than assume he's meeting selves from an alternate universe, let's assume the far more likely option that he's cracked up even more than usual; either slipping into full-blown schizophrenia (hallucinations, voices in his head) or Dissociative Identity Disorder (multiple personae). All the Corps, save himself, fit into stratified "flat" stereotypes; the chick, the mascot, the kid, etc.). This is often the case with most alternate personas of those with DID. He might go through his own brand of reintegration therapy... if so, it will be very weird. And terrifying.
  • So is Deadpool: MAX.

Deadpool has spiral power!

Deadpool has Asperger's Syndrome.
After all, Deadpool can be anti-social and prone to outbursts of anger, but he's also a pretty jovial guy, prone to crack jokes and make fun out of most of his enviroment. That makes him a more likely candidate for Asperger's than Roschach (who has no concept of fun or humor).
  • It is more possible that after Scarlet Witch said "No more Mutants", she then said "Oh, and everyone on the internet thinks that they and everyone else have Asperger's Syndrome."
    • yeah, thats a big stretch for a guy who has two different voices in his head and can break the fourth wall, it's just good ole lunacy.
      • His split personality has Asperger's Syndrome.
    • Well, This Troper has it diagnosed bad enough to be on permanent disability, and I can tell you it's a lot more than just "anti-social and angry" —DP shows none of the symptoms of Asperger's.
      • On the other hand I also have Asperger's and that sounds just like me, making this plausible. Autistim and all of its forms have a wide variety of symptoms, and the things you listed give me belief that its possible.
      • A lot of other mental disorders match DP's symptoms much more closely. And Aspergers sufferers are generally creatures of habit and prefer predictable patterns, while DP is just the opposite.
  • There is simply no way Deadpool has Asperger's. For one, he doesn't have anything similar to the social difficulties normally experienced and he's incredibly unpredictable. By far the closest disorder Deadpool could have would be Schizophrenia with dementia, possibly Dissociative Identity Disorder with dementia.
    • Not all social trouble looks alike, Deadpool's tendency not to take even the most blatant hints and not notice when he's annoying people are symptoms of Aspies he shares with me. Although I would peg him with NLD minus the lack of coordination and the routine symptom. It comes off as similar to Aspergers, but it isn't. NLD used to be known as "right brain damage" because people acquired it after damaging the right lobe of their brain, it was only discovered later that some people are born with enough of a difference in the right side of their brain to exhibit the symptoms, although there is some argument over if it is a real diagnosis and not a form of Aspergers. Isn't Deadpool basically brain damaged?. Also I'd like to point out while it is more common for people on the Autism spectrum (where Aspergers is) and with NLD to be creatures of habit, it's not universal. The reason why they most are is because both disorders are often accompanied by other ones (as in there is a positive correlation), like anxiety, ADD/ADHD, and more importantly for this argument, OCD. The OCD is what makes it hard for them to change routines and is simply one way OCD can present itself. Deadpool, in my opinion, has OCD, just look at how he obsesses over things, how he notices when things are out of place (like a gun's weight being off), and his relatively poor impulse control. List those traits to anyone who has or knows someone with even mild OCD, or has studied it, and they will tell you that those are classic symptoms. Schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder also have a positive correlation with them too.. And why does his randomness disqualify him from having habits and routines? Wouldn't his attempts to become good guy failing be him falling back into his unbreakable habitual, mercenary routine?
      • Just thought of something while typing up the above paragraph. One theory states Autism spectrum disorders are caused by a difference in the left lobe of the brain that is caused by an improper hormone balance during gestation. NLD has a similar theory, except with the opposite lobe and in a manner that can be acquired by significant damage to that part of the brain. Now remember that Deadpool's brain is always in flux, isn't it possible that one day his left lobe is normal, while his right one is in flux, giving him NLD, and another day his right lobe is normal but his left is in flux, so he falls somewhere on the autism scale? It makes sense doesn't it, Autistic one day, NLD another, two different sets of symptoms for two different days, messing up his OCD and ADD levels so his need for routines and habits fluxes too!
      • Who cares? If he doesn't, good for him. If he does, it only makes him inexplicably more awesome!

Deadpool has Bipolar Disorder
Specifically, severe, rapid-cycling Bipolar Disorder. Severe hypomania would explain his jovial mood, nonstop talking, and severe irritation at being interrupted. Meanwhile, his episodes of depression could be manifesting as violent rages. (Before anyone with BPD jumps on here to condemn this in the same fashion as the above WMG on Asperger's, this troper suffers from BPD severe enough to be on disability, and feels he should point out that Deadpool would obviously be on the far, far, FAR end of the spectrum)

Deadpool is not insane.
He's actually one of the very few characters in the universe who is completely sane. He is almost alone in not suffering from the delusion that he isn't a comic character, and the reason he acts the way he does is that he has a keen understanding of the way comics work.

As for the whole "Superman isn't real, HE'S JUST A COMIC BOOK CHARACTER!" thing from Ask Deadpool, he just says this because DC Comics happens to exist in the Marvel Universe, and Deadpool thinks people who ask that question are referring to the Superman comics in his own universe, not the one in the DC Universe.

  • Or alternately, he's so insane he loops all the way back to being sane.

Deadpool will ultimately become an Eldritch Abomination like Shuma-Gorath
He's an insane immortal living cancer. The Thanos Imperative reveals that Shuma-Gorath and the rest of his kind are also insane immortal living cancers who just happen to be a lot older than Deadpool. Who says Deadpool won't eventually look like a giant tentacle monster a few million years down the road?
  • And hey, I already have experience with tentacles! Wait, does this mean I have a chance with Morrigan? Oh yeah baby, Mi-gonna-go tentacle all the way!

Ultimate Deadpool's intolerable nature is actually a suicide attempt by Ultimate Deadpool.
Contrary to what we believe, Ultimate Deadpool actually is aware of the audience and has the potential to be Awesome. Like Regular Deadpool, he wants to die. Unlike Regular Deadpool, he's willing to do anything to die, and that includes making himself look bad. Realising that he would also be kept going because of his fans, Ultimate Deadpool found a solution: make it so that he didn't have any fans. He expected he'd be so despised they'd kill him off ignominiously, but unfortunately for him that didn't happen. His much more tolerable personality in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom is actually his true self, having given up since suicide by fan vitriol didn't work.

Liefeld!Deadpool is Amazing!Deadpool before going insane.
We don't know what Deadpool was like before going mad, so why not?

She-Hulk, Squirrel Girl and Deadpool are all part of some hyper-aware race of comic people
Of course, She-Hulk is probably just a half-breed since she doesn't do it much anymore.

There's an even simpler explanation for Deadpool's mental instability.
People can say he has OCD mixed with ADHD (This troper has this combination mixed with Schitzotypal, I can tell you straight out, while it would explain things it's not quite there.) You can say he has Asperger's like everyone else on the net tells you they have. You can come up with any and all explanations you want but the simplest reason is often the best and true one.

It's his healing factor that makes him insane. Specifically your personality, thoughts, sanity and behavior is the way chemicals float in your brain. He has a cancer that keeps healing itself and returning. Now we don't know what kind of cancer he was diagnosed with. As far as we know it was brain cancer. Which means brain cells are dying and returning on a secondly basis. This will change personality and sanity all the time. So in short, he has ALL mental diseases but can never be diagnosed with any of them because he shifts all the time. To make things laconic: his healing factor has driven him mad.

Deadpool's level of sanity actually varies because of his messed-up biology/mental trauma.
Sometimes he's mostly sane and just acting crazy to throw people off/because it's funny/because it's expected of him/etc. Other times he's hallucinating and hearing voices and completely off his rocker. Sometimes he's in-between. All of these personalities are actually canon because of the way his brain works - just like normal mental illnesses, some days are worse than others.

Deadpool's zaniness is partially if not completely an act
Deadpool's exact level of mania has been inconsistently portrayed over the years, but the one frequent, recurring element is that he's aware he's a fictional superhero. There is no true death for comic book characters, even supposedly mortal ones- save one: people getting bored of you. The true nature of his existence is that he can only exist so long as he remains entertaining. So he ramps up the violence, makes all sorts of quips, get into as many ridiculous situations as possible all for the simple purpose of maintaining the interest of his readers. So far, it's working well- Deadpool's blend of ultraviolence and black comedy has worked like a charm, allowing him to continue having adventures. But the result is that he can't stop being a psychopathic murderer, or else he'll stop being used. No wonder the guy is messed up.

The white and yellow captions are his left and right brain.
In Daniel Way's run, the white caption explains words to the yellow one, which is generally pretty creative. So even if left-and-right hemispherism is an inexact science, at least the brain functions typically associated with them could be talking to each other. Plus they've certainly spent time apart before.