Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Prankster, absurdist philosopher;
former television host
Group Membership: Bagalia's Masters of Evil;
formerly Mercs for Money/Heroes for Hire (Deadpool/Wade Wilson, Foolkiller/Greg Salinger, Slapstick/Steve Harmon, Solo/James Bourne, Terror Inc/Shreck), Unkillables (Marjorie Brink, Immortalis, Scavenger, Harry Sikes, Vic Slaughter, Suicide, Yi Yang), Ghost Rider Assassination League (Big Wheel, Blackout (Lilin), Deacon, Orb, Scarecrow, Trull, Vengeance/Kowalski), Wild Pack (Cat/Shen Kuei, Paladin, Sandman/William Baker)
Affiliations: Corruptor, Domino (Neena Thurman);
formerly Contagion (Winsor), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Deadpool ("Wade Wilson"), Dollar Bill, Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Impossible Woman, Nomad (Jack Monroe), Franklin Richards, Sabretooth (Victor Creed), Silver Sable, Starstreak (Katie Power), Zadkiel;
although not allies, Madcap's mind and body were temporarily merged with the bodies of Deadpool and Bob: Agent of Hydra
Enemies: Black Patch, Bob: Agent of Hydra, Luke Cage, Ellie Camacho, Collector (Taneleer Tivan), Coney Island Cruisers, Jaine Cutter, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Free Spirit, Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze/Zarathos), Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch/Noble Kale), Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Hellstorm (Daimon Hellstrom, aka Son of Satan), Heroes for Hire (Luke Cage, Deadpool/Wade Wilson, Iron Fist/Danny Rand, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing), Impia, Jack Flag, Adam Kipiniak, Kris Kipiniak, Dr. Karl Malus, Max the Axe, Mercs for Money (Deadpool/Wade Wilson, Foolkiller/Greg Salinger, Slapstick/Steve Harmon, Solo/James Bourne, Terror Inc/Shreck), Nomad (Jack Monroe), Power Tools, Emily Preston, Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff), Rhiannon, Rose (Richard Fisk), Secret Avengers (Black Ant, Black Widow/Natasha Romanova, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Valkyrie/Brunnhilde, Venom/Eugene "Flash" Thompson), Secret Avengers (Black Widow, Phil Coulson, Nick Fury Jr., Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Mockingbird/Bobbi Morse), She-Hulk (Jen Walters), John Steele, Taskmaster, Thor (Odinson), Thunderbolts (particularly Citizen V/Helmut Zemo), Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett)
Known Relatives: Katy (sister, deceased; existence disputed),
unidentified parents (deceased)
he was temporarily merged with Deadpool's form, so he existed as Deadpool, and he also impersonated Deadpool on occasion
Base of Operations: Bagalia;
formerly Deadpool (Wade Wilson)
formerly Madcap Comedy Hour Studio, Soho;
formerly the Vault;
formerly Bellevue Hospital, New York;
First Appearance: Captain America I#307 (July,
Powers/Abilities: Due to Madcap's exposure to
Compound X07, his body has mutated greatly. He can only feel pain under
certain conditions and has a very rapid healing factor that can heal
gunshot wounds, third degree (deep tissue) burns and other injuries
within seconds. He can survive being flattened by a steamroller, and
his recuperative powers take only seconds to recover from even this.
Should he lose a limb, he can reattach it. Madcap's eyes give off a
psionic effect that can cause others to act irrationally, to a
dangerous degree. He often uses a prop gun (his "Fungun") to channel
9" Weight: 145
Blue Hair: Brown
(Captain America I#309 (fb)) -
The man who would become Madcap was a Christian with strong beliefs in
his faith. On their
way to a field trip, the young man's church group's bus was
rammed by an AIM (Advanced Idea Mechanics) tanker truck carrying
Compound X07. The man was thrown from the crash, landing in the
while everyone else on the bus, including his sister and parents,
perished. AIM members arrived on the scene, but believed him to be
dead as well. However, his body absorbed some of the X07, and began to
heal. He was found and brought to a hospital, where he miraculously
recovered from his injuries. When he awoke, he was informed of his
family's deaths, and his mind snapped. He tried to commit suicide by
jumping in front of a moving vehicle, but after being struck, he simply
got up and watched the scratches and cuts heal as well. No longer
believing the world made sense, he sought to show others the "truth."
(Captain America #307) - The young man entered Ace
Costume Shop in Manhattan, and used his powers, channeled through a
prop gun (the "Fun Gun") he'd bought, on the owner, sending the man
into a delusional hallucination. He then stole a costume and became
Madcap. Going on a rampage, Madcap attacked uptown Manhattan, causing a
massive traffic jam when he used his gun/powers on dozens of people.
Jack Monroe, the superhero Nomad, was working as a grocery stocker
nearby when the mass chaos was caused. He investigated as Nomad and
found Madcap among all of the temporarily insane people. He attacked
the prankster, and actually broke Madcap's jaw with a punch, but was
stunned to see the villain simply pop it back into place. Nomad was
shot by Madcap's gun, and also went on an insane spree before coming to
his senses. Meanwhile, Madcap escaped. On his way home from work,
Monroe did not realize that Madcap was in the next subway car.
I#309) - A few nights later, Madcap
pranced around Coney Park and was attacked by a gang of thugs. They
knifed him, but he recovered and blasted them with his powers before
heading home. When he arrived, he was surprised to find Nomad waiting
there for him. Nomad played to Madcap's senses and got him to explain
his origins. The next morning, the two, in civilian clothes, fled a
restaraunt without paying. Nomad's beliefs began to conflict with his
trying out Madcap's lifestyle, and he finally had to stop playing along
when Madcap blasetd a woman pushing a baby cart. Nomad saved the woman
and the baby, and attacked Madcap, trying to use his own "Fun Gun" on
him (to no effect). Not knowing that Captain America (Rogers) had
shown up to watch the events, Nomad chased Madcap to the top of a Coney
Island rollercoaster. There, the two fought, with Madcap revealing that
his powers came from his eyes, not the prop gun. Nomad used his cape as
a shroud to blind Madcap and eventually defeated him. Nomad was
congratulated on the win by Captain America.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe
Edition#7) - Madcap was incarcerated in Bellevue Hospital.
(Daredevil I#234 (fb)-BTS) - Madcap escaped from
Bellevue, walking out the door one night.
(Daredevil I#234) - Madcap busted up a group of gun
smugglers working for the Rose (Fisk), but not without getting shot
between the eyes (though he quickly recovered). He was approached by
Dollar Bill, who offered to make
Madcap a star on his cable access televison show. The Rose put a $5,000
bounty on Madcap's head for botching one of his operations. Daredevil,
who had come across the crazed smugglers, began investigating Madcap as
well. Dollar Bill put Madcap on his The Dollar Bill Show, where Madcap
displayed his powers by plunging a knife into his stomach and pulling
it out. After it immediately healed, Madcap blasted Dollar Bill with
his powers. The next day, after the effects wore off, Dollar Bill took
Madcap out onto the streets of the city. One of the Rose's men
recognized him and called his boss. A cab under their employ struck and
ran over Madcap, but he got right back up. Madcap was then abducted by
more of the Rose's men just as Daredevil arrived. Madcap was tied
to a post by the men, and a man named Max the Axe entered the room,
brandishing a very large axe. He swung it into Madcap's chest, just
before Daredevil burst in. The gangsters threw molotov cocktails into
the room, hoping to burn Daredevil alive. When Daredevil went to
retrieve Madcap, the prankster was still alive. Daredevil opted to save
the life of the unconscious Max instead, and Madcap was burned alive in
the ensuing fire, singing the entire time. His body burned beyond
recognition, Madcap was taken to the morgue, but he still managed to
recover. He showed up later that night at Dollar Bill's apartment and
suggested they change the name of his show to the Madcap Mystey Hour.
(Power Pack I#34) -
While watching television, Katie
Power (of Power Pack) and Franklin Richards (in his "dream form" astral
form) came across the Madcap Mystery Hour. Both were amused by this
adult acting silly. Franklin's dream form materialized in front of
Madcap and asked if he and Katie could go on an adventure with him, and
Madcap agreed. Katie recovered Franklin's body from his home and woke
him up. The trio then hit the streets, and soon came across a garbage
truck. Madcap "investigated" the vehicle and got his head stuck in the
compactor. Once freed, his flattened head returned to normal and the
three continued their fun. After a while, though, Katie and Franklin
realized that Madcap was acting irresponsibly and was dangerous. After
trying to lecture him, he left them to continue his ways.
(Sensational She-Hulk#9) - Madcap went to Central Park, where
he proceeded to draw a crowd before leaping head-first off a roof onto
the ground. The She-Hulk, who was in attendance, recognized Madcap, but
was too late to stop him from using his powers to turn the crowd into
lunatics. She-Hulk gave chase, but Madcap soon hit her with his powers
as well. She managed to snap out of it, but he zapped her again, this
time channeling through his Fun Gun prop. Again her superhuman system
shook off the effects, but he got her a third time. As he tried to
impress a group of New Yorkers by stabbing himself in the head,
She-Hulk grabbed him and leapt away. She then beat the living hell out
of him. Madcap popped back up, as his broken bones quickly healed. He
taunted She-Hulk some more, but she declined to fight him, not seeing
the point. What happened to Madcap after this is unknown.
(Avengers Spotlight#29/1 (fb)) - Madcap returned to
Hell's Kitchen, with Dollar Bill in tow. They were looking for
Daredevil while taping episodes for the Madcap Comedy Hour. The Power
Tools, agents of Karl Malus, arrived and kidnapped Madcap before
Spotlight#29/1) - Dollar Bill requested
Daredevil visit him in the hospital regarding his friend's kidnapping,
but Hawkeye showed up instead. Dollar Bill played the videotape showing
the abduction. Hawkeye traced the license plate on the car in the video
to a nightclub called Scuzz. There, he ordererd a drink, but the
bartender pulled a lever, dumping Hawkeye through a trap door, where he
found Madcap chained and hanging from the ceiling. Hawkeye was attacked
by the Power Tools, but managed to free Madcap. No sooner than that,
that the Power Tool member Handsaw severed Madcap's arm. He tried to
mesmerize her, but Malus had equipped her (and the rest of the Tools)
with special glasses. He managed to get the glasses off her and drove
her temporarily insane, leading to her attacking her partners. Hawkeye
and Madcap escaped the building before a self-destruct timer Malus had
set before his departure, but Madcap went back in to retrieve his arm.
The building blew up and Hawkeye wrote the prankster off as dead. Just
then, Madcap re-emerged and attached his arm back in place. Having felt
actual sensations from Malus's equipment, Madcap then leapt off, hoping
to find the doctor.
(Impossible Man Summer Vacation Spectacular#1/3) -
The Impossible Woman brought her child Impia to Earth in hopes of
having Reed Richards "cure" her so she would be "fun." While looking
for Richards, the two witnessed Madcap dive from a tall building,
smacking into the concrete below. Madcap picked himself back up and
presented himself to the two aliens. Impossible Woman, desperate for
someone to show Impia how to have fun, begged Madcap to teach her.
Madcap agreed, in exchange for 20 hen's lips. Impossible Woman took off
to go find some, leaving Impia with Madcap. Quasar, who had previously
encountered the two aliens, arrived, only to be zapped by Madcap's
powers. Quasar began to go on a crazy rampage, and Impia begged Madcap
to stop him, but he refused. Impia managed to save Quasar and calm him
down. Madcap escaped down a sewer manhole.
(Marvel Year-in-Review 1992) - Madcap was present in the Bar With No Name when an employee dressed as Scourge shot at everyone to get the bar cleared for the night. Madcap happily dug some bullets out of his chest, and remarked "In most bars when they want you to leave, they just stop serving the drinks."
(Ghost Rider III#33) - Madcap realized that by
continuing his Madcap Comedy Hour show, he wasn't fully showing
humanity the joke of life. He went to Grand Central Station, where he
performed atop an information booth. When a security guard tried to get
him to come down, Madcap zapped him. The crazed guard then began wildly
firing his gun, shooting several people. Dan Ketch was nearby and came
across one of Madcap's victims. Transforming into Ghost Rider, he tried
to stop the carnage and confronted Madcap. He swung his chain at the
prankster, and it wrapped around Madcap's neck. Madcap fell, snapping
his neck. As Ghost Rider observed, Madcap healed and tried to blast him
with his powers, but they had no effect. Ghost Rider than forced the
Penance Stare upon Madcap, who felt its pain. Ghost Rider left, but
Madcap soon recovered. Having felt actual pain again, Madcap promised
to spill more innocent blood so that he could receive the Stare again.
(Captain America I#442) - Madcap appeared in New York's Central Park with a bomb strapped to his chest. Declaring that he had lost all will to live because random acts no longer allured him, he intended to blow himself up. The young heroes Free Spirit and Jack Flag observed him and Jack Flag tried to stop him by placing Madcap into a headlock, but Madcap escaped thanks to being triple-jointed, and set off his explosives. Jack Flag was badly burned by the blast, but his superhuman durability enabled his survival. When Madcap saw that they had both survived, he accused Jack Flag of trying to get in on his act.
(Thunderbolts Annual '97 (fb)) - Madcap was among
the superhumans briefly released from their cells in the Vault when the
Thunderbolts (actually the Masters of Evil) turned the power off and
then rounded up the escapees (in an effort to cover up their retrieval
of Moonstone (Karla Sofen)). Citizen V (Baron Helmet Zemo in disguise)
personally defeated Madcap, and all of the escapees were returned to
(Heroes for Hire I#10 (fb)-BTS) - Needing to protect a
biotechnician/geneticist named Professor Wolfgang Hessler, Silver Sable
put together a special Wild Pack team to guard the scientist while in
Symkaria. Unbeknownst to anyone, the man Sable hired believing him to
be Nomad (Jack Monroe), was actually Madcap in disguise.
(Heroes for Hire I#10) - Heroes for Hire were sent to
retrieve Hessler, and confronted the Wild Pack. In the middle of the
battle, Madcap revealed his true self.
(Heroes for Hire I#11) - The Wild Pack managed to
defeat their enemies, though Deadpool escaped. Later, he returned,
using his image inducer to pose as Madcap. He confronted the real
Madcap and punched him hard enough to snap his neck. He recovered in
time to try to battle again, but one of his adversaries, Cage, reverted
to a mind-control planted by the Master of the World, and Cage and
Hessler teleported away.
(She-Hulk II#6 (fb)) - Madcap was among several superhumans (mostly criminals) sitting in the offices of the law offices of Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway. He was reading a magazine.
(Deadpool Annual V#1 (fb) ) - <Before Secret Invasion> After killing a bunch of ninjas Deadpool was going to assassinate Matt Murdock with a sniper rifle when Madcap appeared on the roof he was on. Deadpool decapitated Madcap, who told him he could not be killed. They stabbed each other with the ninjas' swords until they realized they couldn't hurt each other. Madcap used his insanity-inducing powers and they caused Deadpool to calm down and go sane instead of driving him crazy. Deadpool got out his sane dream and was finally going to shoot Matt Murdock, but to his and Madcap's surprise Murdock wasn't sitting at his desk anymore. Seconds later Deadpool and Madcap were kicked around by Daredevil, then got incinerated with a lightning strike by Thor, who just came by. When the pile of ash restored itself Deadpool and Madcap had become one being with Deadpool in control of the body. From this day on Madcap became a scond voice in Deadpool's head.
(Deadpool IV#1-7 - BTS) - Madcap served as Deadpool's second voice in his head. From time to time Madcap presumably took control over his shared form with Deadpool. (see comments)
(Ghost Rider VI#33 - BTS) - Deacon and Blackout considered him as a possible agent in their fight against Ghost Rider (Blaze).
(Deadpool IV#8-18 - BTS) - Madcap served as Deadpool's second voice in his head. From time to time Madcap presumably took control over his shared form with Deadpool. (see comments)
(Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire#2 (fb) - BTS) - Blackout, Deacon and Orb recruited Madcap for Zadkiel's Ghost Rider Assassination League.
(Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire#2) - Madcap was present when Blackout, Deacon and Orb picked up Vengeance (Kowalski) as the last member of their group.
(Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire#4 (fb) - BTS) - Madcap and Scarecrow went to Jasper County and scared a few people at the county fair. They were arrested by the local police and sent to jail along with a bunch of drunk locals, the Bass Boys, who Madcap and Scarecrow slew over the night.
(Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire#4 (fb) ) - The police found Madcap and Scarecrow in the cell with the corpses of the Bass Boys.
(Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire#4) - Madcap found Jaine Cutter stealing a beer in a shop in Jasper County. He tried to discuss religion with her, but she shot him. He fled into an alley, caught the bullet from her Breathing Gun and drove the living bullet insane. When Jaine arrived in the alley she quickly fell victim to Madcap's powers as well. He took her to the county fair where he used her against her ex-boyfriend Hellstorm. Under Madcap's influence Jaine Cutter shot Hellstorm.
(Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire#5) - Though Jaine's bullet shot off Hellstorm's ear he retaliated with a Hellfire blast against Jaine, which was enough to free her from Madcap's control. Jaine and Hellstorm then kicked the crap out of Madcap and Scarecrow. Madcap was ecstatic when Hellstorm's Hellfire caused him severe pain and asked for more, but Jaine and Hellstorm were already leaving.
(Deadpool IV#19-29 - BTS) - Madcap served as Deadpool's second voice in his head. From time to time Madcap presumably took control over his shared form with Deadpool. (see comments)
(Wolverine: The Best There Is#1 (fb) - BTS) - Winsor hired Madcap to join the Unkillables.
(Wolverine: The Best There Is#1) - Madcap joined Winsor and other Unkillables in a night club where Winsor used the Corruptor's sweat to cause Wolverine and everyone else in the club to kill each other.
(Wolverine: The Best There Is#2) - When Wolverine returned to the night club where Winsor had attempted to gain control over him the previous night, Madcap attacked him. Wolverine was driven insane by him for a few moments, but after regaining control over himself decapitated Madcap. They didn't care and pumped him full with bullets.
(Wolverine: The Best There Is#3) - Madcap picked up his head and rejoined Contagion and the other Unkillables at the lab after Wolverine had finally collapsed. With his head back on his shoulders he listened at Contagion's ramblings aimed at Wolverine.
(Wolverine: The Best There Is#4) - Scavenger and Madcap watched Yi Yang on a screen torturing Wolverine. Madcap compared Yi Yang to his dead sister and got into a fight with Scavenger, who acted like a creep about Madcap's dead sister, but Contagion ended the fight by threatening them with a virus that would cause severe hemorrhagic gastritis.
(Wolverine: The Best There Is#5) - Madcap picked up Wolverine from his cell and brought him to the lab while telling a few jokes. They laughed at each others' jokes.
(Wolverine: The Best There Is#6) - Wolverine covered up his eyes when he confronted Madcap, who ran away screaming when Wolverine convinced him that Madcap would ultimately pay for all his sins.
(Wolverine: The Best There Is#7 (fb) ) - Wolverine remembered Madcap's insanity-inducing powers in nightmarish fashion.
(Wolverine: The Best There Is#11) - Winsor infected Madcap with something, possibly a fungus-like infection, that attacked his eyes and kept him attached to a wall.
(Wolverine: The Best There Is#12) - Winsor's son Flip telepathically sent a self-destruct signal into the virus that kept Madcap incapacitated. Madcap then joined Wolverine and the other Unkillables in devouring Winsor to end his threat. Afterward Harry Sikes and Marjorie Brink decided to keep Madcap and the other Unkillables in line by turning them into a mercenary crew.
(Deadpool IV#30-54 - BTS) - Madcap served as Deadpool's second voice in his head. From time to time Madcap presumably took control over his shared form with Deadpool. (see comments)
(Wolverine II#304) - Madcap attended a party hosted by Sabretooth in Lowtown, Madripoor. Wolverine crashed the party.
(Deadpool IV#55-57 - BTS) - Madcap served as Deadpool's second voice in his head. From time to time Madcap presumably took control over his shared form with Deadpool. (see comments)
(Secret Avengers I#29) - Madcap joined the Masters of Evil alongside hundreds of members in Bagalia. They attacked John Steele on behalf of Max Fury; Steele later died.
(Secret Avengers I#30 - BTS) - The Masters of Evil were taken over by the Abyss, who sought to spread them to the outside world.
(Secret Avengers I#31 - BTS) - The Abyss-possessed villains moved to Bagalia's borders as the Secret Avengers tried to stop them.
(Secret Avengers I#32) - The Abyss was vanquished and the Avengers let the villains go free, having no authority in Bagalia.
(Deadpool IV#58-63 - BTS) - Madcap served as Deadpool's second voice in his head.
(Deadpool IV#4 (fb) – BTS) – While trapped in Deadpool’s head, Madcap grew comfortable, but realized he could feel emotions and pain there.
(Deadpool Annual V#1 (fb) ) - Deadpool once again planned to assassinate Daredevil with a sniper rifle and had already set a plan in motion to distract the other heroes. It didn't work and Luke Cage ended up bringing the bomb, Deadpool had set up, to him. He had no chance against the bulletproof Luke Cage and when he saw a glimpse of Madcap's origin, Madcap got pissed off and took control over Deadpool's body. Controlling Deadpool's body Madcap then used his insanity-inducing powers to force Luke Cage to dance. Thor arrived and fell victim to Madcap's powers as well, becoming Luke Cage's dancing partner. Inside their head Deadpool and Madcap decided to use the situation to their advantage and had Thor and Luke Cage rip Deadpool's body in two. Deadpool and Madcap both regenerated seperately and where finally individuals again though only moments later they already missed being together.
(Secret Avengers II#2) - Madcap was among the villains of Bagalia who battled the Secret Avengers, who sought to free Taskmaster.
(Deadpool V#27) - Madcap attended the reception after the wedding between Deadpool and Shiklah and hung out with Domino (Neena Thurman).
(Deadpool IV#4 (fb) – BTS) – Obsessed with Deadpool, Madcap began following the events in his life, building a frightening shrine to Deadpool's life.
(Deadpool IV#16 (fb) – BTS) – Trying to frame Deadpool for the murder of an ambassador, Madcap used his powers to ‘bliss out’ Secret Service agents, but ultimately the plan backfired as Deadpool was given credit for saving the ambassador’s life.
(Deadpool IV#16 (fb)) – After getting the news about Deadpool, Madcap ‘booped’ a kid in the park as he changed his revenge plans.
(Deadpool IV#1 (fb) – BTS) – Famous and considered a beloved hero for a time, Deadpool needed to expand his network, so he formed “Deadpool’s Heroes for Hire,” wanting other operatives to dress like him and complete missions in his name while making money doing so. He hired Terror Inc, Stingray, Foolkiller, Slapstick, and Solo, and required them to dress in costumes like his.
(Deadpool IV#3 (fb) – BTS) – Madcap showed up in a Deadpool costume and put himself on the team, refusing to leave when the others asked him to do so.
(Deadpool IV#7/3 (fb) – BTS) – Deadpool led the team in taking down pirates working for Black Patch.
(Deadpool IV#1 (fb) – BTS) – Madcap assaulted a man and was soon arrested.
(Deadpool IV#1) – Realizing Madcap wasn’t Deadpool, the cops let him go. Later, the group met with Deadpool to discuss upcoming missions.
(Deadpool IV#2) – Deadpool sent the Heroes for Hire to help evict drug dealers from a home, but they were furious to learn that they wouldn’t be paid. The team met with Deadpool, who admitted he’d been sending them on charity cases to help others while putting his full funding behind the Avengers. After Hawkeye delivered orders to stop using the ‘Heroes for Hire’ name, the team demanded they wear individualized uniforms instead, and Deadpool refused. Taking a paying gig, the team went to empty out a tenement building, not realizing that they were working for a villain to evict his renters. Madcap referenced being stuck in Deadpool’s mind. Later, Madcap put on Deadpool’s costume and posed as him, receiving visitor Scott Adsit. Adsit told how he’d learned that Deadpool had murdered his own parents, and Madcap stabbed Adsit in the back, determined to use the information against Deadpool.
(Deadpool IV#3 (fb) – BTS) – Madcap killed a city zoning commissioner whom Deadpool had had conflicts with. The man stayed alive long enough to tell authorities that Deadpool had done it.
(Deadpool IV#3) – Stingray and Steve Rogers (now elderly) confronted Madcap in his hotel room, but Madcap continued to act crazy. When he poked a finger in Rogers’ face, Cap broke it, so Madcap cut it off and jumped out the window. Dressed as Deadpool, Madcap attacked a prison transport that had Deadpool in it, firing a rocket launcher. Deadpool pursued Madcap across the roof, throwing and hitting him in the head with a cinder block, but Madcap escaped. Deadpool then found Scott Adsit dressed as him and tied to a chair, nearly dead.
(Deadpool IV#4 (fb) – BTS) – Deadpool decided to put his teammates in different colored uniforms, assigning Terror in violet, Stingray in orange, Slapstick in yellow, Solo in green, Foolkiller in blue, and Madcap in purple (with his hat).
(Deadpool IV#4) – Ignoring the complaints of the team about their new uniforms, Deadpool sent them out to find anyone who might be posing as him.
(Deadpool IV#4 – BTS) – Madcap began using his powers to drive civilians, including Bob: Agent of Hydra, crazy.
(Deadpool IV#4) – With Deadpool after him, Madcap began turning civilians mad, having them wear Deadpool masks.
(Deadpool IV#5) – Madcap went after Deadpool’s daughter, Ellie Camacho, but Quicksilver got her to safety. Deadpool attacked Madcap and unmasked him, shocked at his grotesque face underneath. Madcap taunted Deadpool with various threats, then Masacre beheaded Madcap (though he quickly re-formed), and they planned to contain him in a coffin-like medical case, but he chose to blow himself up instead, knowing he would reconstitute in time.
(Deadpool IV#16 (fb) – BTS) – Madcap attached himself to Bob and began regrowing out of his abdomen.
(Deadpool IV#16) – Madcap slowly grew from Bob, controlling his form somewhat.
(Deadpool IV#18) – Madcap forced Bob to kill a few men in order to steal a deadly serum.
(Deadpool IV#21) – Bob Agent of Hydra interacted with Deadpool on a mission. Later, Madcap texted Deadpool to lure him to the zoo, where he had ‘booped’ several zoo workers in animal masks to fight him. After forcing the workers to kill themselves, Madcap revealed his involvement, dosing Deadpool with a ‘super-virus’ that he stated would kill him.
(Deadpool IV#24 (fb) – BTS) – Deadpool began spreading the super-virus to those he loved without realizing it, putting them in mortal danger. Madcap began tracking Emily Preston’s phone, with the goal of poisoning Deadpool’s daughter, Ellie Camacho.
(Deadpool IV#24) – Realizing Deadpool was on to him, Madcap yelled at Bob, then he revealed his involvement to Deadpool and Preston. Deadpool revealed he’d been looking into Madcap’s origins, and he believed Madcap had made up his sister Katy. Furious, Madcap set off a series of explosions, after which he separated himself from Bob and crawled to safety.
(Deadpool IV#26 (fb) – BTS) – Madcap killed criminal Kris Kipiniak and cut out his heart. He then kidnapped Adam Kipiniak. He heard that Deadpool had managed to cure the Preston family, and his daughter, from the disease.
(Deadpool IV#26) – Madcap sent Deadpool a heart-shaped box filled with Kipiniak’s heart. Deadpool tracked down Adam, who was dressed in Madcap’s costume, and Madcap spoke to him through a speaker in a teddy bear.
(Despicable Deadpool I#294) – Fully healed and back in his original costume, Madcap controlled a group of civilians into dancing around him while he went after Deadpool, but he found Deadpool’s normal haunts already destroyed. Deadpool then attacked, running a horse over Madcap before punching him repeatedly. The Collector, with his assistant Rhiannon, arrived, having been summoned by Deadpool, and they cut off Madcap’s head to test his powers, then burned him alive, before watching him heal. Pleased, Collector contained Madcap and prepared to take him into captivity in space. Madcap yelled how he had won as he was beginning a new life while Deadpool was trapped on Earth.
Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Paul Neary and Dennis Janke.
Snood has him down as appearing during "Enemy of the State" in Wolverine III#26-28, but I don't see him in the crowds or referred to in dialogue --Prime Eternal
According to Deadpool Annual V#1 Madcap had been trapped in Deadpool's head throughout Daniel Way's run published from October, 2008 to December, 2012. An easy explanation for Madcap still appearing during this era is that he sometimes took control over his shared form with Deadpool, because unlike Deadpool, who didn't know who the new voice in his head was, Madcap was obviously aware of his situation. Because Deadpool and Madcap are practically unkillable due to their healing factor it doesn't make much of a difference. Just a different costume with a different kind of insanity! These Deadpool/Madcap shared body appearances for Madcap include Ghost Rider VI#33, Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire, Wolverine: The Best There Is, Wolverine II#304 & Secret Avengers I#29-32.
Profile by Madison Carter with Prime Eternal. Updates (Ghost Rider VI#33 to Deadpool V#27) by Markus Raymond and (2016-2018) by Chadman
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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#, page, panel (main image)
Captain America I#309, page, panel (unmasked)
Captain America I#309, page, panel (eye powers)
Power Pack I#34, page, panel (flattened)
Avengers Spotlight#29, story 1, page, panel (reattaching arm)
Deadpool Annual V#1, p11, pan1 (Madcap & Deadpool incinerated by Thor)
Deadpool Annual V#1, p24, pan4 (Deadpool & his inner voice Madcap)
Deadpool Annual V#1, p29, pan4 (Deadpool & Madcap split again)
Deadpool IV#1, p15, pan2 (in Deadpool costume)
Deadpool IV#5, p7, pan1 (face)
Deadpool IV#24, p13, pan1 (growing from Bob)
Captain America I#307 (July, 1985) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Neary (penciler), Dennis Janke (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
Captain America I#309 (September, 1985) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Neary (penciler), Dennis Janke (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
Daredevil I#234 (September, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Steve Ditko (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Power Pack I#34 (January, 1988) - Howard Mackie (writer), Larry Alexander & Louis Williams (pencilers), Tony DeZuniga (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Sensational She-Hulk#9 (December, 1989) - Richard Starkings & Gregory Wright (writers), Bryan Hitch (penciler), Al Milgrom, Walt Simonson & Bob Wiacek (inkers), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Avengers Spotlight#29 (February, 1990) - Howard Mackie (writer), James Brock (co-writer, penciler), Roy Richardson (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Impossible Man Summer Vacation Spectacular#1 (August, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald & Howard Mackie (writers), Rurik Tyler (penciler), Romeo Tanghal (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Ghost Rider III#33 (January, 1993) - Howard Mackie (writer), Bret Blevins (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Captain America I#442 (August, 1995) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dave Hoover and Sandu Florea (pencilers), Danny Bulanadi (inker)
Thunderbolts Annual '97 (1997) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Chris Marrinan (penciler), Andrew Pepoy (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Heroes for Hire I#10 (April, 1998) - John Ostrander (writer), Pascual Ferry (penciler), Jaime Mendoza (inker), Mark Bernardo (editor)
Heroes for Hire I#11 (May, 1998) - John Ostrander (writer), Scott Kolins (penciler), Dan Panosian (inker), Mark Bernardo (editor)
She-Hulk II#6 (May, 2006) - Dan Slott (writer), Will Conrad (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Deadpool IV#1-7 (October, 2008 - April, 2009) - Daniel Way (writer)
Ghost Rider VI#33 (May, 2009) - Jason Aaron (writer), Tony Moore (artist), Axel Alonso (editor)
Deadpool IV#8-18 (April-December, 2009) - Daniel Way (writer)
Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire#2 (November, 2009) - Jason Aaron (writer), Roland Boschi (artist), Sebastian Girner (editor)
Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire#4-5 (January-February, 2010) - Jason Aaron (writer), Roland Boschi (artist), Sebastian Girner (editor)
Deadpool IV#19-29 (January, 2010 - January, 2011) - Daniel Way (writer)
Wolverine: The Best There Is#1-2 (February-March, 2011) - Charlie Huston (writer), Juan Jose Ryp (artist), Axel Alonso (editor)
Wolverine: The Best There Is#3 (April, 2011) - Charlie Huston (writer), Juan Jose Ryp (artist), Axel Alonso (editor)
Wolverine: The Best There Is#4-6 (May-July, 2011) - Charlie Huston (writer), Juan Jose Ryp (artist), Sebastian Girner (editor)
Wolverine: The Best There Is#7 (August, 2011) - Charlie Huston (writer), Juan Jose Ryp (artist), Sebastian Girner (editor)
Wolverine: The Best There Is#11-12 (January, 2012) - Charlie Huston (writer), Juan Jose Ryp (artist), Sebastian Girner (editor)
Deadpool IV#30-54 (February, 2012 - July, 2012) - Daniel Way (writer)
Wolverine II#304 (June, 2012) - Jason Aaron (writer), Steve Dillon, Ron Garney & Paul Pelettier (pencils), Dave Meikis, Mike Perkins, Jefte Palo, Daniel Acuna, Steven Sanders & Renato Guedes (inks), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Deadpool IV#55-57 (July-September, 2012) - Daniel Way (writer)
Secret Avengers I#29-32 (September-December, 2012) - Rick Remender (writer), Matteo Scalera (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Deadpool IV#58-63 (September-December, 2012) - Daniel Way (writer)
Secret Avengers II#2 (May, 2013) - Nick Spencer (writer), Luke Ross (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Deadpool Annual II#1 (January, 2014) - Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (writer), Evan "Doc" Shaner (artist), Jordan D. White (editor)
Deadpool V#27 (June, 2014) - Brian Poseh & Gerry Duggan (writers), Mike Hawthorne (artist), Jordan D. White (editor)
Deadpool IV#1-5 (January-May, 2016) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mike Hawthorne (penciler), Terry Pallot (inker), Jordan White (editor)
Deadpool IV#7/3 (August, 2016) - Tim Seeley (writer), Mike Norton (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Deadpool IV#16 (October, 2016) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mike Hawthorne (penciler), Terry Pallot (inker), Jordan White (editor)
Deadpool IV#18 (November, 2016) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Mike Hawthorne, Brian Level (pencilers), Terry Pallot (inker), Jordan White (editor)
Deadpool IV#21, 24 (December, 2016; March, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Matteo Lolli (aritst), Jordan White (editor)
Deadpool IV#26 (April, 2017) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Scott Hepburn (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Despicable Deadpool I#294 (April, 2018) - Gerry Duggan (writer), Scott Koblish (artist), Jordan White (editor)
First Posted: 09/05/2006
Last updated: 11/11/2020
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