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.