Who would win Deadpool or Wolverine

There are quite a lot of debates between super-hero fans. Who would win: Superman or Omniman, Deadpool vs Wolverine, Doctor Strange or John Constantine? While we’re waiting for a new Deadpool movie which will have Wolverine and is definitely going to be awesome, we have one question. Who would actually win if two heroes fought? A very tough question. But let’s try to find it out in an unbiased overview on two heroes with their history, abilities, etc.

Who Is Wolverine?

Wolverine, also known as Logan, is one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Universe, well known for his ferocious fighting skills, remarkable healing ability, and indestructible adamantium skeleton. First appearing in “The Incredible Hulk” #180 in 1974, Wolverine was initially introduced as a formidable adversary for the Hulk, but he quickly became a beloved antihero and a core member of the X-Men. Born James Howlett and later adopting the name Logan, he possesses mutant powers that include accelerated healing, heightened senses, and retractable bone claws that were later coated with the nearly indestructible metal adamantium.

This procedure, part of the secretive Weapon X program, not only made his claws way more lethal but also laced his entire skeleton with adamantium, making him virtually indestructible. Wolverine’s backstory is rich and complex, marked by loss, love, and battles that span across time, making him a deeply layered and fascinating character. His long life, due to his healing powers, put him into many significant events throughout history, adding to his look as a timeless warrior with a troubled soul.

Wolverine healing factor

How strong is Wolverine

Physical strength is often overshadowed by the more famous Wolverine healing factor, but he is incredibly powerful in his own right. Capable of lifting or pressing several hundred pounds, his strength is enhanced to the peak of human potential, being a superhuman. Wolverine’s adamantium skeleton and claws add to his strength, allowing him to cut through virtually any substance and battle foes who are much larger and more powerful.

His training in multiple forms of combat, combined with his experience as a soldier, spy, and samurai, make him one of the most formidable fighters in the Marvel Universe. The most dangerous foe of Wolverine was Hulk himself. While not always emerging as the clear victor, Wolverine has gone toe-to-toe with the Green Goliath on numerous occasions. The Hulk’s immense strength and rage make him one of the strongest beings Wolverine has ever faced. Their battles are epic in scale, showcasing Wolverine’s indomitable spirit and ability to survive encounters with opponents far stronger than himself.

Wolverine powers and abilities

His most renowned ability is his accelerated healing factor, which allows him to recover from virtually any wound, disease, or toxin at an incredible rate. This healing power also contributes to his slowed aging process, making him appear much younger than his actual age. Wolverine’s skeletal structure includes retractable claws made of adamantium, a virtually indestructible metal, making his claws capable of cutting through almost any substance. Additionally, his enhanced senses of sight, smell, and hearing are akin to those of a wild animal, giving him an edge in tracking and combat situations. Wolverine’s extensive hand-to-hand combat training, combined with his physical abilities, makes him a very dangerous warrior in battle. Not very fun but an interesting fact – Wolverine claims to survive for about 6 months in Arctica eating nothing but strips of his own flesh.

Wolverine weaknesses

Despite Wolverine’s near-invincibility thanks to his healing factor and adamantium-laced skeleton, he does have a few weaknesses. One significant vulnerability is the potential for his healing factor to be overloaded or suppressed. Intense trauma or attacks that cause extensive damage faster than his body can heal can put him at risk. Additionally, his skeleton, while nearly indestructible, makes him susceptible to magnetic manipulation by powerful mutants like Magneto, who can control metal, thereby controlling Wolverine as well.

Furthermore, Wolverine’s senses can be overwhelmed, as they are more acute than a normal human’s, making him sensitive to strong sensory inputs. Lastly, his psyche is not immune to emotional and mental trauma, with his tormented past and memories being exploited by enemies to destabilize him mentally.

Who is Deadpool?

Deadpool, whose real name is Wade Wilson, is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe known for his sharp wit, talkative nature, and breaking the fourth wall. Created by writer Fabian Nicieza and artist/writer Rob Liefeld, Deadpool first appeared in “The New Mutants” #98 in February 1991. Initially introduced as a villain, Deadpool evolved into an antihero whose popularity sky-rocketed due to his humor, unpredictability, and complex morality.

Deadpool is a highly skilled mercenary with a superhuman healing factor, derived from the experimental treatment. This healing ability allows him to recover from virtually any physical injury, including fatal wounds, and also slows his aging process. Interestingly, Deadpool’s powers were the result of him being subjected to the Weapon X program after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, the experiments saved his life but left him physically scarred and mentally unstable. This combination of tragedy and triumph, coupled with his irreverent humor and tendency to address the audience directly, makes Deadpool one of the most distinctive and beloved characters in the Marvel Universe. His stories often explore themes of identity, freedom, and the absurdity of superhero conventions, making him a meta-commentary on comics themselves.

Deadpool healing factor

Deadpool powers and abilities

Deadpool healing factor is his primary ability, even better than Wolverine has, which allows him to recover from pretty much every injury, no matter how severe. Here’s just a short list of what Deadpool survived:

  1. Being eaten by zombies.
  2. Microwaved his own head.
  3. Respawning after his entire body, but the right hand, was reduced to atoms.
  4. Ate a primed grenade.
  5. There is literally an entire arc where Deadpool was trying to finish himself. No need to mention he never succeeded.

Beyond his healing, Deadpool is a master martial artist, marksman, and swordsman, with a knack for languages and breaking the fourth wall, acknowledging his existence as a comic book character.

Deadpool weakness

Deadpool’s most significant weakness isn’t physical but mental. While his regenerative abilities allow him to recover from nearly any physical injury, his mental state is often his biggest vulnerability. Deadpool struggles with various mental health issues, including bouts of depression and schizophrenia, which can cloud his judgment and effectiveness in combat. Though one of his main “weaknesses” if you can put it so is his physical strength. While he’s twice as strong as a skilled powerlifter (he can lift about 800 pounds, while a regular human powerlifter would lift about 350-400). This is a low degree of superhuman strength. Though the current verified back lift record is 5,340 pounds, raw squat – 1,102, deadlift – 1,104.

Who will win in the comics?

In the dozens of Wolverine vs Deadpool encounters across various comics, the outcomes often vary, reflecting the complexities and strengths of each character. For example, in the “Wolverine: Origins” series, particularly issues 21-25, Deadpool and Wolverine engage in many battles, with Wolverine typically having the edge in combat due to his experience and tactics. However, Deadpool’s healing factor, edged by Thanos’ curse of immortality, makes him nearly impossible to kill, presenting a scenario where Deadpool could potentially outlast Wolverine in a fight to the death.

One specific Wolverine vs Deadpool comic encounter in “Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe” showcases Deadpool wielding a carbonadium sword, capable of nullifying Wolverine’s healing factor, leading to Deadpool’s victory. Though it was a non-canonical storyline. This scenario illustrates that while Wolverine might excel in combat skills and experience, Deadpool’s arsenal and unpredictability, along with his immortality, can tip the scales in his favor under certain conditions. We also should not forget Deadpool vs Wolverine healing – Deadpool wins here.

Deadpool or wolverine will win in the comics?


Their battles, both in comics and potentially in an upcoming movie, are not just about physical prowess but also involve psychological warfare, tactics, and the sheer will to survive. Wolverine’s experience and tactical mind often give him the upper hand, allowing him to incapacitate Deadpool in many of their fights. Yet, Deadpool’s immortality and better healing factor mean that in a scenario where death is the endgame, he could actually win.

Thus, the question of who would win in a fight between Wolverine and Deadpool doesn’t have a straightforward answer, it largely depends on the context of the battle and the storyline. In canonical storylines, Wolverine often comes out on top in their battles, but Deadpool’s unique abilities and immortality make him a formidable opponent in scenarios where death is on the line. If you have any Deadpool vs Wolverine comics (or pretty much any superhero comic) – we may also be your comic book buyers. And if you’re not sure about the actual worth of your precious collection – we may conduct a professional comic book appraisal.

  • Pete Przysiezny

    Pete Przysiezny, owner of Comic Buying Center, has been buying and selling comics and collectibles for over 30 years. He lives in Northern Illinois and specializes in buying large comic book collections. He has a vast knowledge of all eras and types of comic books ranging from the 1930s to the 2000s. Pete spent his childhood going to comic book conventions with his father, so you could say he was raised in the industry.