(of Earth-11542)

Real Name: Watari

Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality (Earth-11542) human (11th through 17th centuries)

Occupation: Former military commander

Group Membership: Deadpool Corps (Deadpool/"Wade Wilson" of Earth-616, Pandapool of Earth-51315, numerous others)

Affiliations: Deadpool Corps, the Ronin Who Cannot Die (loosely);
    formerly an unidentified army of warriors

Enemies: The daimyo, Evil Deadpool Corps (Deadpool of Earth-13124, numerous others)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Deadpool (see comments)

Base of Operations: Mobile throughout Japan

First Appearance: 5 Ronin I#1 (March, 2011)

Powers/Abilities: The Fool was an extremely skilled swordsman.

Height: 6'2" (by approximation) (see comments)
Weight: 210 lbs. (by approximation) (see comments)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Bald

History: (5 Ronin I#5 (fb)) - In 1600, when there was a bloody battle at Sekigahara where the Western and Eastern clans fought, a man called Watari fought alongside the daimyo. The daimyo suggested Watari attack opponents against their right flank despite the fact that Watari's army was outnumbered. Watari agreed to the attack, as he counted on the assistance of daimyo, but he was betrayed and his army defeated. Watari was the sole survivor but he suffered scarring all over his body and grew angry. When he returned home, Watari became a teahouse buffoon, earning the nickname of the Fool, but he secretly wanted revenge on the daimyo at heart.

(5 Ronin I#1) - At some point, the Fool witnessed a murder of the Ronin Who Cannot Die by an unidentified samurai who called the Ronin Who Cannot Die brother. Five weeks later, the Fool got drunk in tavern when the Ronin Who Cannot Die appeared. The Ronin unintentionally overheard the drunk Fool repeating the words of the unidentified samurai he had seen earlier, prompting the Ronin Who Cannot Die leave the tavern.

(5 Ronin I#2) - The Fool was found by a young man from a village that had been attacked by bandits. The Fool was offered food and payment, so he agreed to the offer, but when he found out about the bandits, he figured himself a coward and left the village. In search of food, the Fool wandered to the house of a strong monk who had refused to fight with bandits earlier. The Fool said that the monk was a coward as well for refusing and the monk kicked the Fool out of his home.

(5 Ronin I#3) - The Fool accidentally saved Atari when he was at gunpoint by one of the killers of his family.

(5 Ronin I#5) - One day, while the the daimyo was traveling on a horse with his warriors, the Fool was the only one who didn't bow before him. The daimyo was confused but spared the Fool because he recognized something familiar in him. Throughout the remainder of the day, the confused daimyo tried to forget about the Fool but when he couldn't even sleep, he decided to kill the Fool but then soon found his bodyguards dead. Confronting the daimyo who had recognized him, the Fool killed him. Later, the Fool met the Ronin Who Cannot Die and told him that he had killed the daimyo. The Ronin grew angry because he wanted to kill the daimyo himself and now he had lost his purpose to live.

(Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe I#4) - The Fool was one of the many alternate reality versions of Earth-616's Deadpool seen by Dreadpool of Earth-12101 when he entered the Nexus of All Realities.

(Deadpool Kills Deadpool I#4) - At some point, the Fool joined the Deadpool Corps. The Fool was seen coming to the rescue of Deadpool of Earth-616 and Pandapool of Earth-51315 alongside other Deadpools of the Multiverse. Later, the Fool was killed by an assassin Deadpool of Earth-13124.

Comments: Created by Peter Milligan and Tomm Coker.

The Fool was named Deadpool on the cover of 5 Ronin I#5 and in promotional materials. He was never called that in-story.

The Fool's height & weight were approximated from that of his Earth-616 counterpart, Deadpool. --Proto-Man

Profile by Sasasych.

Earth-11542's Fool has no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
5 Ronin I#5, cover (The Fool, main image)
5 Ronin I#5, p18, pan4 (Watari getting out from under a wake of corpses)
5 Ronin I#1, p14, pan1 (The Fool applauding the Ronin Who Cannot Die)
5 Ronin I#3, p24, pan2 (Atari looking at the sleeping Fool)
5 Ronin I#5, p16, pan3 (Watari killing the daimyo)
Deadpool Kills Deadpool I#4, p14, pan2 (death)

5 Ronin I#1 (March, 2011) – Peter Milligan (writer), Tomm Coker (pencils, inks), Sebastian Girner (editor)
5 Ronin I#2 (March, 2011) – Peter Milligan (writer), Dalibor Talajic (pencils, inks), Sebastian Girner (editor)
5 Ronin I#3 (March, 2011) – Peter Milligan (writer), Laurence Campbell (pencils, inks), Sebastian Girner (editor)
5 Ronin I#4 (March, 2011) – Peter Milligan (writer), Goran Parlov (pencils, inks), Sebastian Girner (editor)
5 Ronin I#5 (March, 2011) – Peter Milligan (writer), Leandro Fernandez (pencils, inks), Sebastian Girner (editor)
Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #4 (August, 2012) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Dalibor Talajic (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White (editor)
Deadpool Kills Deadpool #4 (October, 2013) – Cullen Bunn (writer), Salva Espin (pencils, inks), Jordan D. White (editor)

First Posted: 05/15/2020
Last updated: 05/15/2020

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