We at TMS like to keep tabs on the international real-life superhero movement, so nothing saddens us more than when a real-life superhero is just not needed. Actually, that might be a good thing, if that means there is a lack of crime to stop. But that still leaves someone with unrealized dreams of bringing justice to their community. Like Deadpool. Or, at least a guy who decide to use the name “Deadpool” instead of coming up with his own name.
Roaming the streets of Wenatchee, Washington is a man going by the name “Deadpool,” directly inspired by the Marvel character, “because [he] allied with his humor and his ideal that what once was bad can become something better and good … And not his outlook on heroism or his methods.” And probably not of that mercenary stuff either. So, hardly anything like Deadpool. Sadly, he has been slow to achieve any success as a real-life superhero, so he’s taken to putting up posters throughout his community, advertising his heroic services.
When asked by The Wenatchee World why he thinks he’s having such a hard time finding people to save, he chalks it up to intimidation. When approached by a guy in a head-to-toe costume, things can get weird. But also, he doesn’t generally seek out crime to prevent:
“… Should I witness a crime in progress or one that just occurred, I will do my civil duty by calling the police and placing the criminal under citizen’s arrest until the police have arrived. I only mean to help the community, not to stir up more trouble than I seek to relieve. The police have enough trouble without a superhero taking the law into his own hands.”
He says that “about once a week,” he’ll take a walk around the neighborhood, seeking out people in need of help. What kind of help?
The World wondered if he would mow someone’s lawn. The answer was a resounding, “Maybe.”
We’re assuming he’ll be doing this for no pay and in costume. And that would be truly heroic! Or just nice. Basically, Deadpool just wants to be nice. And we will not stop him. The original Deadpool isn’t really into that, but if this Deadpool will scour the streets for renegade litter, Wenatchee will probably not file a complaint.