When Rob Liefield first gave the world Deadpool, back in 1991's New Mutants #98, there is no way that he, or Marvel, could've envisioned just how popular the character would become. After all, the Deadpool of that comic book barely resembles the pop culture juggernaut of today, and really only shares the same name.
And it's not been the easiest ride for the Merc with the Mouth either, as at different times he has been canceled or just pushed to the back by the House of Ideas. But you can't keep a good assassin down and he has risen, phoenix-like, from the ashes, time and again, to lay a claim to being the most popular comic book character doing the rounds today.
But what lurks behind his bloodstained mask? What skeletons hide in the closet he locks Blind Al in at every given opportunity?
With someone who has such a checkered past as Wade Wilson there are going to be a lot of surprises. This list takes a closer look at some of the most insane facts that the gun-toting, sword-wielding, wise-cracking Deadpool would rather you didn't know.