This might sound hilarious but the greatest super power Deadpool has is probably his ability to face the world with an endless supply of wisecracks and a song in his heart. But if you haven’t followed his comics career over the last twenty-five years, some or even all of his other abilities may have escaped. And since Deadpool is less straight-up superhero than kill-happy mercenary, not knowing those abilities may be hazardous to your health.
His primary superpower is the accelerated healing factor, which enables him to regenerate any destroyed tissue at a superhuman rate. Deadpool’s healing factor is strong enough that he has survived complete incineration and decapitation more than once. Although his head normally has to be reunited with his body to heal a decapitation wound,
he was able to regrow his head after having it pulverized by the Hulk in the graphic novel Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe.
Deadpool’s brain cells are similarly affected, with dying neurons being rejuvenated at a super accelerated rate. This allows Deadpool to recover from any head wounds, and it renders him nearly invulnerable to psychic and telepathic powers, although this ability is inconsistent. It has been revealed that at the time his healing ability was given to him, Deadpool suffered from some form of cancer; after the healing factor was given to him, it made his normal cells as well as his cancerous cells unable to die, giving him a heavily scarred appearance beneath his suit.
Deadpool’s body is highly resistant to most drugs and toxins, due to his enhanced cell regeneration. For example, it is extremely difficult for him to become intoxicated. He can be affected by certain drugs, such as tranquilizers if he is exposed to a large enough dosage.
Deadpool is a highly trained assassin and mercenary, adept in multiple forms of martial arts, and an expert swordsman and marksman. Although in earlier years he was originally portrayed as having superhuman strength, he is no longer depicted as having this ability.
As one of the funniest characters in the Marvel world he has the ability to charm us all. There is a lot to be written about this antihero, but for now it is enough to enjoy.