Trailer Tuesdays: Deadpool the Game

It’s Trailer Tuesdays again!

That, ladies and gentlemen, was DEADPOOL! Deadpool, aka the Merc with a Mouth, is perhaps one of the most beloved characters in all the Marvel universe. Why? Because Deadpool is hilarious! Not just because Deadpool is really random and crazy, but also because Deadpool knows that he is in a comic book. Yes, you heard that right: Deadpool is, in fact, aware that he a comic book character and often talks to the audience. He is even aware of the little yellow boxes that show his thoughts and what issue of his comic it is.

 

Thankfully, it looks like the video game will be the same with Deadpool being aware that he is in a video game, talking to you, the player, and probably criticizing how you control him if you don’t do well. Now you might be saying, “Lady Geek Girl, what about all the blatant sexism and misogyny in this trailer alone?” I’m not too worried about actually. Let me explain…

Not every character has to be a model of perfection and morality. Deadpool is, in many ways, a misogynistic dick. The difference? Even Deadpool knows he’s not a good person in any way, shape, or form. He just likes being bad and isn’t going to change. It’s never played up as a good thing. Everyone knows Deadpool is a bad person. He’s not a character you emulate. The thing that is glorified the most about Deadpool is the fact that he doesn’t care about anything, especially not pesky issues of morality, and really there is a place for a character like Deadpool. Not every superhero has to be a paragon of virtue—that would be boring.

What I am worried about with this game is that Deadpool’s more random humor will be replaced by the typical “bro-humor” often seen in comedies today. I don’t want Deadpool to talk about women’s breasts every too seconds or constantly make fart jokes. I want Deadpool to build a chair out of plastic explosives because he’s bored (this happens) or say things like “nobody puts Hell Cow in the corner” (this also happens). Deadpool is crazy, weird, and random, and that’s how I want him to stay. I think that the video game looks good and is a perfect medium for Deadpool. As long as the character stays in character then everything should work out fine.

 

2 thoughts on “Trailer Tuesdays: Deadpool the Game

  1. I just don’t think “it’s okay that he’s a mysogynist because he KNOWS he is!!!” is a good reason to be okay with it. I’m not saying there’s no possible reason to be okay with it, but come on. Knowing you’re a bad person doesn’t excuse the fact that you’re a bad person. You need a better reason to like him than that. Also the biggest audience for this game are these “dudebros” who think mysogynism is funny regardless and therefore there is no “well, we all know he’s a bad guy, we obviously understand we shouldn’t emulate him and sexual harassment isn’t actually funny” factor like there may be for you personally.

    • I don’t believe that’s what lady geek girl was trying to express. The fact that he is mysogonist dick is not justified because he knows he is, rather the fact that he is in the game isn’t because it is a parting hits character. Him knowing he is a bad person means that yes, he’s a mysogonist and he knows that, yes, it’s a bad thing. And in all honesty, everyone does truly know that deadpool is a bad person, and I think the most important bit here is that he knows it as well.

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