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Edited by MysterioMaximus

If you’ve actually read anything with Deadpool or Deathstroke, you’d know they’re not the same character. Their personalities are polar opposites; they merely started from the same concepts. It's like the people who claim Batman ripped off Shadow or Zorro. Well...no! I don't remember Batman constantly riding horses, shooting guns, and ripping "B" on the backs of his foes with a sword. Conceptually inspired is not the same as ripped off. The heroes that frighten their enemies and use darkness as their cover...well...that's a pretty universal trait! Batman went down his own path eventually and became his own (far more successful) character. In fact, from what I know, the creator of Deadpool never denied the fact that he used Deathstroke as his basis as the whole thing was originally intended as nothing more than a satire spoof. Wade just found an audience.         
 
He should've given you more time, G-Man! =]

Posted by Aspenite

Oh, you should have more time!!!

Posted by Tony

Alas, 30 seconds is all I'm allowed.

Posted by Dark Sandman

Wait, there's a Tony account too? And he is following G-Man? Now I'm confused. One of the two (or three?) of us has a bipolar disorder. And i don't think it's me. BTW you should have more time Tony. Especially when the questions are so hard.

Posted by SUPER-MAN 23

That was great 

Posted by Crackdown

Oh gods your real name is revealed! The tight fabric of the universe is unraveling around me. The great mysteries have been solved, what is the purpose of life now?! GYAAAAaaaaaa...

Posted by FoxxFireArt

I fully support detailed information and discussion of topics. Time Limits be DAMNED!!
 
I enjoy his detailed reviews.

Posted by goldenkey
@MysterioMaximus said:
"

If you’ve actually read anything with Deadpool or Deathstroke, you’d know they’re not the same character. Their personalities are polar opposites; they merely started from the same concepts. It's like the people who claim Batman ripped off Shadow or Zorro. Well...no! I don't remember Batman constantly riding horses, shooting guns, and ripping "B" on the backs of his foes with a sword. Conceptually inspired is not the same as ripped off. The heroes that frighten their enemies and use darkness as their cover...well...that's a pretty universal trait! Batman went down his own path eventually and became his own (far more successful) character. In fact, from what I know, the creator of Deadpool never denied the fact that he used Deathstroke as his basis as the whole thing was originally intended as nothing more than a satire spoof. Wade just found an audience.         
 
He should've given you more time, G-Man! =]

"

Lobo started off satire too, still is to a point.
Posted by G'bandit

o_o G is named Tony? Didn't know that XD 
 
DEADPOOL RULES!

Posted by Kid_Zombie

I'm not a DC reader but i always heard about people saying hes a rip off. But one thing that surprises me is i never hear the comparison with deadpool and spiderman. That was a big debate when i was a kid ha ha. I always thought deadpool was a rip off of spider-man. I always thought he was thinking when created him: "ok, what if spider-man was bad and used guns and swords." "SOLD!" Thats just how i always saw him.

Posted by Decept-O

How can anyone explain anything, let alone comic book characters, in 30 seconds or less?  *sigh* 
 
The same time limit should be applied to anyone while explaining the scenarios and/or"plots" of video games.  Or anime.  
 
 Fair play right?  Mr. Terrific reference.   Huzzah!
Posted by CATMANEXE

is look was a combined hat-tip to Deathstroke and Spider-Man.
Rob said he really, really was into Deathstroke, and had also wanted to draw
Spider-Man more often as well and thats where he based the costume. He
also said at the time he didnt believe the character would even go past his first appearance,
and alot of his traits were set as a parody/joke.
so the look of Deadpool is in fact copied from Deathstroke.
both characters are vastly different outside of that, as Deadpool evolved into something different.
try saying it the otherway around once. 
" I think Deathstroke is very much like Deadpool "
doesnt feel right does it?

Posted by No_Name_

That was really funny. I liked the eye part the best.

Posted by CATMANEXE

personally though, i will say i think this Tony guys is a rip-off of G-Man

Posted by MANCATEXE
@CATMANEXE: 
nuh-uh, you di-int!
Posted by No_Name_
@CATMANEXE said:
" personally though, i will say i think this Tony guys is a rip-off of G-Man "
You really think so?! I dunno....you know I have noticed the similarities...
Posted by xerox_kitty
@Babs said:
" That was really funny. I liked the eye part the best. "
Yup... loved the squish noise ;)
Moderator
Posted by CATMANEXE
@Babs: they both kill people for money. at least thats what wikipedia says.
Posted by No_Name_
@CATMANEXE: If that's what it says on wikipedia...then it must be true!
Posted by Gregomasta
@Babs said:
" @CATMANEXE: If that's what it says on wikipedia...then it must be true! "
Damn straight.
Posted by cmaprice

Well, Deadpool was intended to be a parody/homage to Deathstroke, so that accounts for most of their physical/professional/name similarities. 
 
That said, they're both great characters with completely different personalities.

Posted by Dynamo8

aw man only 30 seconds? lol.  I didn't think they actually did it but wow.

Anyways, love both of these characters.

Posted by Fastback

G-Man could've done it in 10 seconds easily.

Posted by Obsurity

Well I always thought the biggest difference between them is how serious they are.
Posted by noname2062

Good stuff!

Edited by Zerosub33

You'll always be G-Man to us!!
 
but hey anyone who reads DC more than me isnt Deathstroke more serious and centered and professional than Deadpool??
I only know him from the teen titans cartoon and from what little ravager talked about him in terror titans.
 
Also have Deathstroke and Deadshot ever teamed up?

Posted by Bruce Vain

lol
Posted by Capo_Del_Bandito
@MysterioMaximus: Deadpool started out as a clone/shot at Deathstroke, a gruff old man (Kane said he was in his mid to late 40s in X-Force) using weapons/gadgets to take on kids a la teen titans/new mutants. He then was brought back and slightly developed and in his first mini-series he became a lot more manic and did the 'i can be more than a villain' bit.
 
Waid took it a bit further in the second mini, and Joe Kelly pretty much shaped the classic character before he became the bastardized version Way gives us monthly.
Posted by Bergquist

its like batman and moon knight
Posted by Tony
@Fastback said:
" G-Man could've done it in 10 seconds easily. "
Psssh...I doubt it.   

Posted by Son_of_Magnus

People have to realize they have nothing in common........................................... at all
 
BTW if Ryan Reynolds plays Deathstroke I will never watch a Comic movie again

Posted by Capo_Del_Bandito
@bergquist: Avatar and Ferngully?
Posted by NightFang

G-Man/Tony should have more time.

Posted by Capo_Del_Bandito
@Son_of_Magnus: They used to have everything in common though since Deadpool was a straight jab at Deathstroke. From how he fights, who he fights, his age, everything.
 
Eventually he became his own character through Kelly's awesome writing though.
Posted by high_savage

deadpool is a moron who never think before acting...deathstroke is a good strategiest...
deathstroke can pin deadpool DOWN!!!!!....

Posted by doordoor123

I know this is four months late. but at the end you said Deadpool's name is debatable? What do you mean? Ive always thought it was Wade Wilson?
Slade/Wade LOL. Similar.

Posted by Suigetsu
@Tony:  yeah its not fair :(
Posted by Jord

Let's not forget Chris Priest's run. It was an occasionally raucous and enjoyable book!
Posted by the ace of knaves

I read all of Deathstrokes old series back in the day, back when he was still officially called Deathstroke the Terminator. He is a bad ass, he is totally professional and takes everything seriously.
 
But... it was pretty telling that Wintergreen had more interesting things to say than him. I find Deathstroke boring, personality wise. And his motivations/origin is pretty bland and uninteresting too. I mean, his origin is pretty much a rip off of Captain America's... accept he didn't volenteer for a noble cause, he did it because he wanted to be more bad ass.
 
Deadpool caught my attention thanks to Mark Waid's mini and Joe Kelly's run. The tragic origin and his tortured, self loathing mind. The quirky, snarky, sarcastic personality he uses to cover up the fact that he is actually a manically depressed nut case. 
 
The way i'd describe Deadpool is that he is a mix of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, with a splash of Punisher's ruthlessness, a big dollop of Ben Grimm's insecurity and self loathing and Frankenstein's monster trying to prove he isn't a monster on the inside.

Posted by DCComics

Awesome.