Religion: Catholic (lapsed); One World Church (lapsed)
Alter Ego: Wade Wilson
Other Names: Jack; Wade Winston Wilson; Wade T. Wilson; Chiyonosake; Wolf of the Rice Wine; Dead Man Wade; Swordsman
First Appearance: The New Mutants (vol. 1) #98 (Feb. 1991): "The Beginning of the End: Part One"
Creators: Rob Liefeld, Fabian Nicieza
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 1,256
Comic Book Appearances: 1,249
TV, Film Appearances: 3
Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 4
Teams/Affiliations: Code Red; Heroes for Hire; Secret Defenders; Six Pack; The Frightful Four; Weapon X
Enemy of: Anatoly
Employer: DP Inc.
In the Age of Apocalypse, Deadpool was known as "Dead Man Wade" and was a soldier for Apocalypse.
During the "Heroes Reborn" year-long event, when Franklin Richards created a "Counter-Earth" (also known as "Earth-Franklin" or "Earth-HR"), Wade Winston Wilson was known as "The Swordsman" and was a member of the Avengers. The first appearance of Deadpool as "The Swordsman" was in Avengers (vol. 2) #1 (Nov. 1996).
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