Published December 6, 2016

Deadpool the Duck and 7 Other Deadpool Incarnations

See the deep bench of the Deadpool Corps!

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In DEADPOOL THE DUCK Stuart Moore and Jacopo Camagni re-imagined Deadpool in a world he never made—as a duck! 

But the fighting fowl only scratched the surface of all the alternate reality versions of the Merc with a Mouth over the years, so take a look back at some of his other crazy incarnations.

Coming at you from the Marvel Zombies universe, Headpool started out as Deadpool, and then became Zombie Deadpool, and finally, during an invasion of the regular Marvel Universe, sorceress Jennifer Kale reduced him to simply a head. After a brief stint as the god of a Savage Land tribe, Headpool got recruited by Deadpool into the Deadpool Corps—complete with propeller beanie so he could move around on his own.

Lady Deadpool
Wanda Wilson, the Deadpool of Earth 3010, teamed up with rebels on her Earth to battle General America, a fascist version of Steve Rogers. Aided by Headpool and Deadpool, Wanda defeated Rogers, and went on to serve as a member of the alternate-reality spanning team, the Deadpool Corps.

Another member of the Deadpool Corps, Kidpool came from a world where he lived at an orphanage run by Professor X and populated by other young X-characters. He prided himself in terrorizing Scott Summers until the real Deadpool showed up and recruited him.

From Earth-103173, Dogpool received his healing powers after a group of evil scientists used him in their make-up experiments. Deemed a failure, they tossed his presumably dead body into a dumpster, but the canine rose up to become Deadpool: Merc with a Bark. After a stint in the circus and a fight with a Wolverine-inspired dog sent to hunt him down, Dogpool entered Deadpool’s Deadpool Corps.

In an alternate universe where the X-Men tried to get Wade Wilson the help he needed at a mental hospital the X-Men’s good deed ended up creating the worst Deadpool of them all. His psychiatrist turned out to be Psycho-Man, the Fantastic Four villain, who tried to control Wade’s mind but ended up turning him into Dreadpool. This insane, self-aware version of DP went on to kill all the heroes and villains on his Earth, and went to war against other fictional characters like Captain Ahab and Huck Finn, and eventually all the alternate reality versions of himself.

While Galactipool’s appearance ended up brief, he played a significant role in the defeat of Dreadpool. Lady Deadpool brought the cosmic entity into the Deadpool Corps to help take down their enemy, but later she had to take him down, by crashing the Deadpool ship, the Bea Arthur, into his head. Yes, Galactipool died thanks to a ship named after a Golden Girl, fittingly.

Deadpool Dinosaur and D.E.A.D.P.O.O.L.
We’ve seen a version of Deadpool the Duck before, back in the DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL limited that saw Dreadpool’s forces face off with the Deadpool Corps. While he didn’t last long, the appearance proved memorable, if only because he appeared alongside two awesome yet short-lived renditions of Deadpool: the M.O.D.O.K.-inspired D.E.A.D.P.O.O.L. and Deadpool Dinosaur, who came complete with his own Moon Boy. Moonpool?


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