So, please know that I fully understand I very well could be starting a war here with this post. I fully admit from the beginning that I don’t know all the story lines from the beginning and I don’t read every Marvel comic book that comes out. I’m not an X-Men fan and I really only like Wolverine. SO, there’s my disclaimer. So, if you are going to get on the comments section and bitch at me or attack me…take all that into consideration FIRST. Okay? Thank you.
Now, the other day I was watching what I believe to be the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie. I was all into it at first. I even recognized Stryker from my Punisher comics. I was diggin’ the whole two brothers thing, fighting side by side through all the years, neither can die. Wicked shit, right? Then, in Vietnam, during the war, they formed a special team under the command of Stryker. At first Jimmy and Victor, ummm…that would be Wolverine and his older brother, are totally down to work for the government, because they believe what they are doing is just and is right. But Victor starts to enjoy killing just a little too much for Jimmy’s taste and Stryker sees this, thus starting to use Victor’s bloodlust as a viable weapon. Jimmy vehemently disagrees with THAT kind of work and chooses to walk away and live a regular life…well, regular for a mutant that is hiding amongst us "Normals".
The team that he leaves behind includes Wade Wilson, our friendly neighborhood Deadpool. Keep in mind that the Marvel Universe is supposed to all mesh together in perfect harmony. Back to the movie…
Wade Wilson is NOT Deadpool yet. He has NOT gotten El Cancer yet. He doesn’t even know Vanessa exists. Okay? You got that? That’s important shit. Right now, in this movie, he’s just a badass assassin. Alright?
Now, Wolverine is the product of Stryker’s experiment called Weapon X, where they infused his skeleton with Adamantium, making him visually indestructible. That’s Wolverine…Weapon X. It actually means Weapon 10, but since young people these days don’t know what Roman numerals are, it’s just like with iPhone X, they called it iPhone “ex” instead of iPhone “ten”. But that’s him.
Weapon Ten = Weapon X = Wolverine…got it?
Later on, in the movie, Stryker says he has taken all of the mutants’ powers and none of their weaknesses and put them all into one weapon…Weapon XI (that’s weapon 11 young peeps)…which happens to be…wait for it…Wade Wilson.
Now, here is where we get to my MAJOR issue in the Marvel Universe. In this Origins film, Wolverine and Victor BOTH have to fight the new mutant Wade Wilson, who interestingly no longer has a mouth (not funny, Wade’s sarcastic jokes and smart mouth are two of his best qualities). So, now, in this origins film, he’s already been mutated, he’s got no mouth AND he dies.
So how in the holy hell does he ever meet Vanessa, get cancer, go to the superhero mutant clinic (wink, wink) and become Deadpool???? How is this even possible???
Does someone want to nicely explain this to me? Am I the ONLY one who has noticed this incredible plot flaw? You superfans have to have either noticed this inconsistency or have the answers to the perplexing plot mistake.
I have to say, until this is explained with some real reason to where it makes actual sense, I have lost sooooo much faith and respect in Marvel. Which sucks because I’m not that much of a DC fan. But, completely mutating and killing off a character and then bringing them back for their own series is just insulting to my intelligence.
Unless there is a viable explanation as to how Wade survives the nuclear cooling tower collapse, along with all the wounds from Wolverine and Victor, regains his mouth and becomes a non-mutant again…
Need to look it up? Go ahead, I’ll wait…
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Yeah, I think that’s gonna take a while. You’ll let me know though, won’t you?
I thought so. Thank you.