I love putting Marvel against DC to see which character will come out on top. And while DC’s been dominating thus far, let’s take a look at what happens when I put Marvel’s mentally unstable Deadpool against DC’s hardcore Deathstroke.
Wade Wilson (also known as the Merc with a Mouth who likes to break the fourth wall) is a former test subject of the Weapon X program and clinically bat shit crazy…but it’s all a apart of his charm. He’s quick to act without thinking, impulsive and acts in a morally grey area. Let’s just say he has a slight problem of disregarding other people’s feelings…or lives. He’s a wild, mentally unstable, and unpredictable mercenary with Regenerative Healing Factor (that can rival Wolverine).
Deadpool can withstand most toxins, can resists almost all telepaths and has superhuman strength and speed. Not too shabby for an experiment that seemingly went wrong.
Funny story, Deathstroke (also known as Slade Wilson) came out in DC comics in 1980 while Deadpool emerged in 1991. Marvel named Deadpool Wade Wilson because the creators knew how much they modelled his character after DC’s Deathstroke! Hence the almost identical name.
Slade Wilson is a mercenary and assassin and is known as one the greatest villains of all time. He was drafted into the military at the age of 16 and was unparalleled with his hand-to-hand combat. He possesses enhanced strength, speed, agility, and durability granted by an experimental serum. These include having the strength of ten men and heightened reflexes. He’s mastered various martial arts training and has been known to stand up to the Dark Knight himself.
If we looked at just a good ol’ fashion hand-to-hand combat, Deathstroke would wipe the floor with Deadpool (and most likely start with cutting his tongue out so Deadpool could no longer talk). But with Deadpool’s enhanced healing and inability to die, I have to give this round to him. Sorry Deathstroke, but I guess it’s about time Marvel won one of these rounds.