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Deadpool first appeared in the Marvel comic The New Mutants #98 in February of 1991. He has only grown in fame since, starring in and making appearances in multiple comic series, animated series and movies, and video games such as 2015’s Deadpool and 2017’s Marvel vs Capcom 3. His first live action appearance was in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine portrayed by Ryan Reynolds. He has since starred in his very own live-action series of movies Deadpool and Deadpool 2 where Ryan Reynolds reprised the role.

Deadpool is the wisecracking, psychotic, fourth-wall-breaking, mutant mercenary. Deadpool suffers from cancer, but his healing factor is so advanced it leaves his normal cells and cancerous cells unable to die which leaves him looking disfigured. He is also mentally insane which is unrelated. While originally depicted as a villain, he has since softened his heart and works as more of an anti-hero, only killing sometimes, or by accident, or on purpose when someone really gets on his nerves, or sometimes when he just feels like it. In Unmatched, Deadpool uses his unpredictability and healing factor to confuse and humiliate his opponents until they are defeated.  

Deadpool is a single-hero expansion that can be used with any Unmatched box set. Click here to learn more.

Deadpool card

Hero Stats

Health: 10 / Attack: Melee / Movement: 2

Special Ability

After you attack, Deadpool recovers 1 health.

Also, if your opponent’s real name is Logan, all your attacks are +5.

Strategies and Tips

Deadpool figure

Deadpool’s playstyle is designed to be humorous. Many of the cards within Deadpool’s deck are stolen from other heroes and comedically modified for Deadpool, so his cards can vary wildly in value and special effect. Some cards require external factors outside of the game. This spontaneity and variety can make developing a serious strategy for Deadpool difficult; however, Unmatched games can turn chaotic when played with 3 to 4 players, so being a “Wild Card ” is, in itself, a strategy. With his healing ability, Deadpool can take risks where others cannot.

Primary Strengths

He is a joke hero

He is unpredictable

Primary Weaknesses

He is a joke hero

He is unpredictable

The following are 3 tips we believe will help you take some control of Deadpool’s insanity:

Tip #1: Snack break!

Deadpool Snack Break

“If you want to bake an omelet, you first have to crack the eggs!”

– Deadpool

Deadpool requires his player to prepare the battlefield before the game even begins. Be kind and place some snacks on the table for everyone.

Chimichanga Break is a 2-value versatile card that is boosted to 5 if food is on the table. You should also avoid wearing pants unless small children are around (please wear underwear).

I’m Not Wearing Pants is another 2-value versatile card that boosts to 5 if the card is not sleeved. It also has an after-combat effect that tells you to put pants on if you are not wearing any. Is there value in not wearing pants during your game? No, but it will confuse your opponent, which is all that matters.

Be sure to read all the cards in your hand carefully; many others cards will boost your attack with varying requirements.

Tip #2: Deadpool is the cure!

Deadpool The Cure

“I didn’t just get the cure to el cancer, I got the cure to el everything!”

– Deadpool

Deadpool is known for his healing factor and near impossibility to kill. Unmatched does an excellent job adapting this into the game while not overpowering Deadpool. He gains +1 health after every attack, and he has many cards within his deck that allow him to heal even more. His main weakness is his defense, so over-aggression can be dangerous. He has very few defensive cards, which means Deadpool will go down fast once they run out. You should save your high value versatile cards for defense. Rely on his unpredictability and excellent healing ability to harass your opponents.

Tip #3: I'm not crazy, you're crazy!

Deadpool Crazy

“Well, your crazy matches my crazy, big time.”

– Wade Wilson

Approach Deadpool’s deck somewhat seriously. The “Wild Card” factor is what makes him a dangerous opponent. The best strategy for Deadpool is one where you have fun and embrace the insanity, wreaking havoc across the board. Do not overthink it!

Final Thoughts

Deadpool’s deck is themed around the idea that he discovered Restoration Games was not planning to make a set for him, so he took it upon himself to create his own deck. All of the cards and artwork are stolen from other things, including other Unmatched heroes. You’ll find cards stolen from Medusa, the Invisible Man, Sherlock Holmes, an ordinary deck of playing cards, and even the game Candyland. He is a wacky and unpredictable character who is sure to be a ton of fun for any Unmatched player, but he does not have a reliable enough card draw to excel in a more competitive environment. 

We invite you to share your thoughts and questions by leaving a comment below. We love hearing from our readers and would be happy to help in any way we can!

Unmatched Marvel: Deadpool Expansion

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