• Deadpool’s popularity is based more on his quotes than his power level, making him Marvel’s most quotable character.
  • The dynamic between Deadpool and Cable is captured in Deadpool’s humorous yet deadly quotes from Marvel Comics.
  • Deadpool showcases his dark humor and borderline insanity through iconic quotes, revealing his love for killing and his secret truth regarding chimichangas.

Deadpool is easily one of the strongest antiheroes in Marvel Comics, partly due to the fact that he’s an expert killer, and because of Deadpool’s healing factor (technically, ‘dying factor’), which makes him practically immortal. However, Deadpool’s power level is far from the main reason why he’s so beloved by Marvel Comics fans, as his popularity primarily stems from one key aspect of his character: the stuff Deadpool says.

Deadpool is probably the most quotable comic book character in history, with lines of dialogue that range from the utterly deranged to the absurdly stupid – and everything in between. And with such an extensive catalog of comics to enjoy, there is truly no shortage of absolutely iconic Deadpool quotes. But, out of them all, there are certainly a few standouts. Here are the 10 best Deadpool quotes from Marvel Comics, ranked!


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10 “When I frost your sorry old mechanical butt, don’t take it personally, okay?”

New Mutants #98 by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld

Deadpool telling Cable to not take it personally when he kills him.

While Deadpool is known as the comical Merc with a Mouth today, he was originally a villain who was hired to kill Cable and any other X-Men-affiliated hero that got in his way. That being said, he was always the morbid jokester fans know and love today, and this quote captures both his initially villainous and perpetually comical sides perfectly.

Not only that, but this quote is an excellent depiction of Deadpool and Cable’s long-standing Marvel Comics relationship. More often than not, these two are at odds, only to turn around and be friends/allies in the very next storyline. “Don’t take it personally” has become more than just some of the first words Deadpool ever spoke to Cable, it’s become something of the duo’s unofficial mantra.

9 “Shhh. My common sense is tingling.”

Deadpool Vol. 3 #26 by Joe Kelly, James Felder, and Pete Woods

Deadpool saying that his 'common sense' is tingling.

Deadpool has been compared to Spider-Man since first hitting the scene in the ’90s, both because of his quick-wit and the unarguable similarities in their costumes. That’s why this quote is so perfect, as it allows Deadpool to joke about that common misconception (indeed, Deadpool was not based on Spider-Man) in a way only Deadpool can. My common sense is tingling” is a play on Spider-Man’s spider-sense, while also making it seem like Deadpool’s common sense is one of his superpowers (which may actually be accurate, given how rarely it shows itself).

This comic is also the perfect one to feature this quote, as Deadpool is having a bit of an existential crisis throughout the entire storyline. In fact, the writer of this run, Joe Kelly, is the first person that wrote Deadpool breaking the fourth-wall, confirming him as self-aware. Therefore, a meta Spider-Man joke is more than called for, and absolutely perfect.

8 “What a weird day. I’m having fun, and I haven’t killed anybody.”

Deadpool: The Gauntlet (Infinite Comic) #6 by Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn, and Reilly Brown

Deadpool having a fun day with the bride of Dracula.

Deadpool is always such a jokester that it’s sometimes easy to forget that he’s a mercenary, one who actually enjoys killing. Sure, Deadpool might mostly just kill bad people, but he’s made it very clear over the years that he derives great pleasure from slicing people up and pumping them full of bullets. And that’s exactly why this quote is a standout, because it reminds fans that – underneath it all – Deadpool is always having the most fun when he’s killing someone.

That’s why the nice day he’s having is ‘weird’, since he’s actually enjoying himself with Dracula’s bride-to-be while not killing anybody – an oddity that Deadpool felt the need to note. Deadpool is usually a loveable goof, but in his heart, he’s a cold-blooded killer, and that’s the version of himself that has the most fun.

7 “You stole my pirate yell! Mother%*%$!”

Spider-Man/Deadpool #3 by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinnes

Deadpool being mad at Spider-Man for stealing his 'pirate yell'.

If Deadpool is anything, it’s absurdly random and utterly unhinged. He may enjoy killing more than anything else, but it seems his full-time job isn’t as a mercenary, but Marvel Comics’ resident ‘class clown’, one that tells jokes only he understands. When Deadpool and Spider-Man are teaming up to take down a dangerous cult led by superhuman murderers, Spidey nearly gets hit by one of the cult leader’s attacks, screaming “Aaarrgh!!!” when it happened. Upon hearing that, Deadpool shouts at Spider-Man, “You stole my pirate yell! Mother%*%$!“.

Deadpool had just decided, at that moment, that he had sole claim to shouting ‘aaarrgh’ because it was ‘his pirate yell’. Deadpool’s interests are and have always been fleeting yet intense, and in this issue, he truly believed that only he was allowed to scream ‘aaarrgh’, so when Spider-Man did it, he became very upset. Again, Deadpool is absurdly random, and this quote highlights that perfectly.

6 “I’m so turned on right now… and seriously terrified of you.”

Spider-Man/Deadpool #8 by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness

Deadpool telling Spider-Man that he's never been more attracted to him.

Deadpool has been openly pansexual for many years, and he also never keeps it a secret when he’s sexually attracted to someone – and Spider-Man is at the very top of his ‘to-do list’. When the two are working together to take down a villainous scientist using Parker Industries’ tech to mutate people, Spider-Man forbids Deadpool from using live-ammo. However, when the rubber bullets aren’t cutting it, Spider-Man tells Deadpool, “Kneecaps. Ankles. Whatever it takes“, to which Deadpool replies, “I’m so turned on right now… and seriously terrified of you“.

Spider-Man began this mission being mean to Deadpool, as he was angry with him for assassinating his ‘boss’, Peter Parker (before bringing him back to life with the help of Mistress Death). Deadpool even told Spidey that he was giving ‘Wolverine vibes’, which seemed to make Deadpool even more excited than he’d normally be in Spider-Man’s presence. Deadpool’s sexuality is a major part of his character, and his attraction to Spider-Man is perhaps his longest-running infatuation, and it’s all captured by this quote.

5 “Oh wait. I almost forgot to beat you to death!”

Deadpool Vol. 4 #3 by Daniel Way and Paco Medina

Deadpool threatening to kill a Skrull scientist.

At this point, it’s been established that Deadpool is essentially a ‘class clown’ who loves killing people – bad people. Which is why this quote is so perfect, because it merges the two things Deadpool loves most: jokes and murder. When a Skrull scientist steals his DNA in the hopes of creating Super-Skrulls that are effectively immortal, Deadpool shuts down the operation before it can be successful, explains to the doctor why his healing factor can’t be replicated, and then walks away before realizing ‘oh yeah, I still need to kill you’.

This funny moment becomes decidedly darker after Deadpool does, actually, beat the Skrull scientist to death. It’s dark comedy at its best, delivered in a way that only Deadpool ever could.

4 “Nope. No more jokes. My name is Wade Wilson. You killed my friend. Prepare to die.”

Deadpool Vol. 5 #6 by Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, and Tony Moore

Deadpool telling his enemy to prepare to die.

Even when he’s trying to be the most serious, Wade Wilson cannot help cracking a joke or making some obscure reference at the most inappropriate of times. In this case, Deadpool is trying to re-kill the resurrected Presidents of the United States, all of whom have become corrupted due to the evil nature of their resurrections. Deadpool was hired by S.H.I.E.L.D. to do so, and actually befriended one agent in particular, before they were murdered by the Presidents.

As Deadpool is about to finish off their leader, George Washington, Wade tells him that he’s done joking around. Washington murdered his friend, and now Deadpool is angry, vengeful, and ready to make him pay. And in the same breath, Deadpool makes a reference to the film The Princess Bride in a moment that proves Deadpool is borderline incapable of taking anything seriously.

3 “Whoever they are – those little Peeping Toms out there in Never-Never Land – they’re gonna want to keep their eyes peeled.”

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #1 by Cullen Bunn and Dalibor Talajić

Deadpool killing Uatu the Watcher.

Mostly thanks to writer Joe Kelly, Deadpool has known he’s a fictional character who exists primarily in the comics for quite some time, but in Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, that knowledge finally drove him insane – murderously so. To ‘free’ all those around him who are unaware that they’re fictional, Deadpool decides to literally kill the Marvel Universe, and one of his first targets is the Watcher himself.

When Deadpool is killing him, he tells Uatu to make it clear to the reader that they’re “gonna want to keep their eyes peeled, indicating that he’s not even close to being finished with his mass murder mission. Deadpool has broken the fourth wall to speak directly to the reader many times before, but this quote is one of the few times he’s actually come off as threatening to the fans themselves.

2 “Don’t even like chimichangas all that much, I just love saying it.”

Cable & Deadpool #13 by Fabian Nicieza and Patrick Zircher

Deadpool admitting that he doesn't even like chimichangas.

Deadpool has famously loved chimichangas seemingly since the dawn of time, as he’s regularly shown eating them, screaming their name, and even making the word his official battle cry. However, this quote reveals that Deadpool is perhaps the world’s biggest (and first) ‘chimichanga poser’, as he admits that he doesn’t even really like them all that much, he just loves saying the word ‘chimichanga’.

Granted, ‘chimichanga’ is a fun word to say, and if some lunatic is screaming it while slicing people to bits, that word suddenly becomes equal parts hilarious and terrifying. That being said, one can’t help but feel a bit betrayed after learning this information, as it completely upends everything fans thought they knew about Deadpool and his relationship with chimichangas.

1 “Hey, if you looked like Ryan Reynolds crossed with a Shar-Pei, you’d understand!”

Cable & Deadpool #2 by Fabian Nicieza and Mark Brooks

Deadpool predicting that Ryan Reynolds would play him in live-action.

When Deadpool is hired by an organization to obtain a ‘virus’ that Cable is also trying to find, given the threat it poses to humanity, Deadpool is forced to fight his long-time frenemy. Not just because he’s committed to the job he was hired to do, but because Wade thinks the organization that hired him can use this virus for something good: changing one’s appearance. After Deadpool explains this, Cable asks what’s so good about changing one’s appearance, at which point, Deadpool removes his mask and says, “Hey, if you looked like Ryan Reynolds crossed with a Shar-Pei, you’d understand!”.

Not only is this a uniquely vulnerable moment for Deadpool, as he’s openly expressing his insecurity about his appearance to Cable, but it’s also hilariously meta. This comic came out roughly five years before Ryan Reynolds would first play Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, meaning Deadpool himself named the perfect actor to portray him in live-action. For those reasons, this has to be the best Deadpool quote in Marvel Comics history.

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