With the new Deadpool game inching closer and closer to my video game drive every day, I figured it was time to look deeper into the Merc with a Mouth.
If you don’t know Deadpool’s back story, here is a brief synopsis: Deadpool was part of the Weapon X project. He was considered a failure, and sent to The Hospice, a government facility designed to house failed project subjects. While there, he was tortured and nearly killed before Weapon X’s regenerative and healing properties kicked in. After killing the evil doctor, he renamed himself Deadpool and became a mercenary.
Deadpool is well-known for knowing he’s in a comic book. He constantly breaks the fourth wall and, because of that, he is my favorite Marvel character. Also, because he knows he’s in a comic book, he can be a bit of an ass. It adds some funny interlude to his story arcs.
One of Deadpool’s best friends in any universe is Cable. The son of Cyborg and Jean Grey clone, Madelyne Pryor, Cable is known for traveling along both time and space to try to bring a better world to the present.
So, when Deadpool and Cable became friends, complete with their own comic series, there was some buzz about the homosexual tendencies that come with having two friends that close. The homosexual tendencies came to a head when a panel had Deadpool fantasize about putting suntan lotion on Cable. That panel also led to come great Youtube videos, for sure.
So when rumors began swelling (no pun intended) that Deadpool and Cable were gay, it made me laugh. Like Joker, I don’t think Deadpool can be defined as gay or straight.
Does Deadpool have sexual feelings for Cable? Maybe. Maybe not. I don’t know. Who cares?
Seriously, who cares? Deadpool is one of those characters that is defined sexually by the fact that he’s so frat-boy sexually driven. It’s hilarious. He acts like the lacrosse bros I went to school with. He also acts like the complete jerk that I can be. That’s why he’s such an underutilized character in the Marvel Universe.
Results are in, and I’m going to be reviewing Spike from Cowboy Bebop for In Brightest Day. Look for it next week.