yeah we know heechul its okay
everyone has seen dicks they didn’t want to see
It’s fucking snowing.
that awkward moment when deadpool is a better person than you because you would have just stole the pizza and not given a fuck
dead pool isn’t really a villian like, most of his comics are just being like a slightly mentally challenged selfish 5 year old with an incredibly dirty mind who hits on spiderman all the time and is aware at all times of the forth wall. oh and it is literally impossible to kill him so he gets a bit reckless at times
Well…there IS all the murdering.
This like that time the Internet turned Slenderman into a crusader against child-abuse.
Can’t we love them as villains without having to headcanon them into misunderstood wacky uncles?
The thing about Deadpool though is that a part of his character is “misunderstood wacky uncle”. Yes, he is a mercenary for hire and in almost all cases has no qualms with it. However, he does have an unusually high moral code for someone with such a job. Sure, it’s skewed because he is mentally ill and as such has his own weird sense of what’s right or wrong, but he does have one that generally falls in line with the average person which is where that ‘misunderstood wacky uncle’ thing comes into place. His anti-hero ideology is actually the most realistic when it comes to fictional characters because the general populace has wavering ethics and do not tend to single minded self righteous perfection in relation to their ideals. It makes him more identifiable as a character honestly. To see that a murderer is just like your Uncle George and makes ‘good’ decisions adds another layer to him, forces you to re-evaluate what you previously thought which garners your interest and coincidentally sells more comics.
And Deadpool’s easy marketability (his ‘goofy’ antics, his swearing, his breaking the fourth wall) make the misunderstood wacky uncle trope common with characters like him, even more misconstrued because companies and the like use it to force the issue even more. It gets annoying to see people drag a character through the mud simply by being ignorant of the characters’ actual machinations. It’s no fault of theirs for not being interested in the deeper aspects of the character, but it is frustrating when you do and they are furthering the movement just so they can seem cool. And as a result of this comic book readers are more than likely to reject the misunderstood wacky uncle part of a character regardless of whether its actually true because it seems like a product of big business.
Because sometimes characters- murderous, thieving, sociopathic characters- are ‘misunderstood wacky uncles’. It doesn’t make them less of those (horrible) things, it just means they’re human; and really should be loved all the more for it.