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Deadpool is back in theaters and as witty as ever. Ryan Reynolds has returned to the titular role using humor as one of his favorite weapons, taunting his enemies before unleashing his superhuman skills. Deadpool's origin story, on the other hand, is anything but funny. In fact, Deadpool's story of how he came to be the wise-cracking, reluctant hero is far more tragic and explains his forever scarred face.
There's a reason Deadpool uses dark humor throughout the two recent films and in the comics: Wade Wilson has a tortured past. If you thought Batman's Bruce Wayne grew up in tragic circumstances, Wilson makes that look bearable. According to the comics that inspired the films, Wilson suffers through a devastating childhood. Physically abused as a child, he grows up to become a mercenary (a killer for hire). Taken advantage of time and again, Wilson is hit with an even greater blow: finding out he has cancer. Both the film and the comics discuss this aspect of his life, but here's where things start to deviate.
Comics - Wilson - Dr - Killebrew - Film
In the comics, Wilson meets Dr. Killebrew (in the film, Ajax), who promises Wilson a way to cure his cancer. Unbeknownst to our future Deadpool, Killebrew is part of a covert operation injecting humans with dangerous entities to build a...
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