There have been a lot of weird friendships in Marvel Comics but one of the most unlikeliest one has to be between Deadpool and Captain America. We all know that Deadpool is a hyper violent mercenary who breaks the fourth wall. On the contrary, Captain America is a old school hero who has never even seen a Star Wars movie. They might seem to be the exact opposites but are the two sides of the same coin.
How Deadpool And Captain America Are Similar?
What many might not consider is that Steve Rogers was the result of a successful super soldier program. He is a one-of-a-kind leader and is known as the sentinel of liberty. The merc with a mouth also began as a guinea pig for the Weapon X Program. As such their origin stories makes them similar.
How Did Captain America And Deadpool Meet?
Captain America and Deadpool actually met on the battlefield. Both of them along with Wolverine were abducted to a North Korean super soldier program/ death camp in 2014’s “Deadpool: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” storyline. This was by Brian Posehn and Scott Koblish. There Cap realized that this was a job which only he could do. Deadpool too had a lot of stakes in there since his DNA was the one being utilized to create bootleg X-Men. But the bigger issue was that his family was being held in another camp as well. Here their friendship solidified as they dismantled the camp together.
While they were successful in liberating the camp but Deadpool failed to save his family. As Wolverine and Captain America exhumed a screaming Deadpool from a mass grave, a nigh-unbreakable relationship was forged. Parting ways, Captain America not only considered Deadpool a good Soldier but also a good friend.
How Did Deadpool And Captain America’s Relationship Strengthen?
They bondeded more over the then-dead Wolverine in 2014’s “Death of Wolverine: Deadpool & Captain America” by Gerry Duggan and Scott Kolins. Also after Deadpool successfully stole a can of Terrigan Mist, Steve drafted him into the Avengers’ Unity Team in “The Night That Hell Froze Over” by Gerry Duggan, Ryan Stegman and Richard Isanove in 2015’s ‘Avengers #0.
How Did Their Friendship End?
During the fallout of Civil War II, Deadpool lied to Captain America at Bruce Banner’s funeral. He claimed that he didn’t know the whereabouts of the AWOL members of the Unity Division in 2015’s Uncanny Avengers #15 by Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz.