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Deadpool Good vs. Evil

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Good vs. Evil

Deadpool vs. Ajax isn't the only battle between good and evil in Deadpool. It's not even the primary battle. Good is also pitted against evil within Deadpool himself. He's not ethically bankrupt, but he doesn't have a very, uh, conventional moral code, either. He insists he's not a hero—no way, no how—and he'd rather join a slug-watching club than join Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and the rest of the X-Men. Still, the fact remains that Deadpool fights for the little guy, for what he thinks is right, and for society's rejects, including himself. He just wants to fight on his own warped terms.

Questions About Good vs. Evil

1. Let's cut to the chase: Is Deadpool a hero? 

2. Why do the X-Men want Deadpool to join them so badly? Seems like an awful lot of work to recruit just one guy. 

3. Is Francis—er, we mean Ajax—evil? Why or why not?

Chew on This

Deep down, Deadpool relishes his evil side; if he joined the X-Men, he'd have to stop turning people into kebabs.

His relationship with Vanessa is the only thing that keeps Deadpool from going completely to the Dark Side.

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