Film Theory: How to KILL DEADPOOL!

Film Theory: How to KILL DEADPOOL!


You know those parents who took their young kids to see Deadpool, then got super offended by how mature the movie was? Can the opening to Deadpool 2 just be him delivering a PSA on the movie rating system to all parents who don’t know better? Hahaha! Now that would be incredible! [Opening Theme Music] Hello Internet! Welcome To Film Theory! The show that’s gonna get through an entire Deadpool episode without mentioning chimichangas once. Oh wait. Does that count? Crap, But if I can get serious here for a moment. This year Bill and Melinda Gates… Yes, those Gates, reached out to me. Yes, that me, to do a video about superpowers! It’s pretty awesome, right? You see, every year the Gateses write a letter outlining their take on key global issues. With this year’s letter being called, “Two Superpowers We Wished We Had.” In the letter, they challenged the reader to imagine what their superpower for good would be. The goal of the letter is to broaden awareness and get each of us involved to help make a positive, lasting change in the world. It’s an incredibly noble cause and honestly I’m honored to be included as part of the campaign. It’s funny, but when I think of what I can do to try and make a positive change in the world, I honestly think of these channels. Because yeah, for as goofy and inane it might be to analyse the real world physics of Ant Man’s suit or the deadliness of a Bullet Bill, I like to think it’s giving you a bit of education along the way. Maybe brightening your day. And so no, It’s not curing cancer or anything, but I’m never going to be the type to do that. Instead I’d like to think that these videos make at least, some of your worlds just a little bit happier. And teach some of you at least something new every week. Or who knows, I might be living in a dream world. Anyways, sappy stuff aside As I was thinking about what superpower I’d want I immediately thought: I wanna be DEADPOOL ! (Sound of relief) “I am very turned on right now.” Uhh! Not quite in that way. I-I want his healing factor. In the world of comic books, its a pretty common ability that does exactly what it sounds like, enhancing a persons ability to recover from wounds quickly. There are tons of different variations of the healing factor ability across comic books. But probably the two most iconic are Wolverine’s and of course… Deadpool’s. And this relationship is no coincidence. Deadpool got his healing factor from a serum derived from Wolverine. What, do they just have needles full of this stuff lying around? Go into the ol’ Walgreens, get my flu vaccine, and follow up with a healing factor chaser? Great! Sign me up! “Ughh, god you are hard to look at” Oh, oh is that what happens? Hmmm, well good thing my most my channels are voice over anyway. [Ba-dum Tssss!] Their regenerative ability gives them an incredibly strong resistance to chemicals and toxins which is great for protecting against vats of acid and not so great for getting drunk. It also boosts the immune system, rendering them pretty well protected against most diseases. It even gives them resistance to Telepathic Control. So no one’s hopping into Deapool’s head commanding him to dress as a girl, he’s just doing that all on his own. The factor is so quick that it keeps the body’s cells from growing old, halting aging almost completely. In short, Deapool and Wolverine are both basically immortal. Which begs the question. How do you kill them? How do you kill the unkillable? If I’m gonna inject myself with healing factor, what do I need to look out for here? Well, after doing the research, it looks like most sources have over-looked the factor’s one huge weakness. The fatal-flaw that makes it easy to take down these two characters. Well ‘most’ sources have over-looked it anyway and it’s going to surprise you which one happens to be, the most accurate. Now first, let me make it clear, that I know both characters have died before. But honestly, it’s tended to result from some pretty cheap means. So I’m discounting all things that turn off or counter-act the healing factor. That, quite frankly, is a cop-out from writers who wrote themselves into a corner by making characters that were too powerful. In my analysis today, we’re finishing these guys off in a perfectly natural way that doesn’t require some magical anti-heal. Additionally, we’re not pulling a Dragon-Ball Z and talking about disintegrating every last cell. Too easy as an explanation, and quite frankly, too difficult to actually execute. I mean, in Uncanny X-men annual #11 Wolverine actually grows his entire body back from a single drop of blood. That’s pretty darn impressive. Like to see that in the next X-men movie. But, in all seriousness, that’s assuming you’re able to disintegrate him that fast. Which in and of itself is a challenge. I mean, in Venom #9 Wolverine is able to heal after a nuclear bomb destroys a village. A nuclear bomb! And if you think he just got lucky, well think again. It happens another time in Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk. Lightning may not strike twice, but apparently nuclear warheads do. Look, the ‘How to kill them’ problem is so bad, that even Professor Charles Xavier doesn’t know. In his Xavier Protocols, which are basically his to do list for when a powerful Mutant becomes a threat to the world, he makes a note to himself that reads thusly: ‘Decapitation’, and you’d think that this is a guy who’d know right? I mean say what you want about his nonstop cries of agony in the animated series. (Cries of pain) The guy is smart. A world leader in mutant abilities. And yet for some superhealers like Wolvie and DP. Decapitation has also been disproven. Man if you can’t behead them and a bomb can’t disintegrate them fast enough. What’s gonna to do it? Uhh, I don’t know! Two alternate universe Earths smashing together? Wow, what an oddly specific cosmic event I’ve just described there. But uhh, yes, actually that’ll do it. A multi universe Earth crash is the exact reason why Deadpool is currently dead in the comics. But again, I’m just a simple man with a totally average cosmic altering powers, and I need something doesn’t need to escalate that quickly. Put those nuclear war heads away… Put ’em away. Nooo. Good. Good. Because the healing factor’s weakness is much simpler than all of this. Wolverine, and especially Deadpool, are vulnerable to every single one of you viewers watching right now and it all has to do with the brain. Or more specifically, memories. Because, sure these guys may be able to regenerate their whole body from a single drop of blood, but one thing the factor can’t regenerate is memory. Let me explain. You see first thing to understand about memory formation and why you can’t regenerate memories is that memories aren’t stored. They’re not physical things. Neurons, the cells in the brain. Are physical things and healing factor is made to restore or replace damaged cells. But neurons are not the same as memories and that’s the problem here. Memories are signals. A short term memory, Say the last diet coke you drank, is a pattern of signals in your mind. #NotSponsored. #JustAnAddict So you drink a diet coke and the sensation you get from it trigger a signal in a specific neurons in your pre-frontal cortex. The area that stores short term memory. That signal starts of as an electric potential created by ions moving in and out of the cells at one end of the neuron. That electrical signal then triggers a chemical signal. Which is a physical transfer of ions from one neuron to another. Physically transferring ions causes the electrical signals in the next neuron to change. Which is how the electrical and chemical signal is carried across a lot of
neurons. In short, it’s a chain reaction. So how then, do these signals create
memories? Well, each of your memories has a
specific chain reaction of signals across a specific set of neurons. Your diet coke signal started the first time you cracked open a diet coke and felt
it’s cool, crisp, refreshing burn slide down your throat. When you took that first sip, some of your taste neurons sent a signal to some of your other taste
neurons in a specific pattern as you thought: “Mhmm.” “This is bubbly and habit forming.” The pattern of neurons firing for your drinking diet coke memory is different
from the pattern for your drinking orange juice memory or, your tasting
chocolate pattern. It’s specifically your diet coke pattern,
and it gives you a specific memory of diet coke. I-I swear this isn’t sponsored. I just have a problem. Now let me be clear. All electrical signals going on between
two individual neurons is basically the same across the entirety of your brain. What makes something a memory is the
specific set of neurons that are activated in association with a
particular activity. The brain has a hundred million neurons. So if a few of them are involved in each memory. The brain has the theoretical
potential to store almost an infinite number of memories based on how many
combinations of neurons there are and how many unique patterns of signals you can create. In this way, the brain is an incredible storage system. And how do these things get stored? Well, when you experience something once, a few of your neurons start a signal pattern. When you think back to remember that experience your brain is actually recreating that same signal pattern again. When you’ve only experienced something once, you can only dimly recreate that pattern when you think about it or it fades away pretty fast. If you want to improve your recall of that experience you have to reinforce it. To do that, you have to
experience it again. So you drink a second diet coke. Then another and before long you have an emotional dependence. #winning Every time you repeat the activity you trigger the same signal pattern over and over again and your brain starts to store that pattern in a long-term memory area, The hippocampus. The neurons get a little bit closer to each other and, when that happens, the signal becomes stronger
because chemicals don’t have to travel that far. The signals also become stronger and more frequent. So over time those memories become ingrained because the signal patterns have been used so much. So then, why can’t Wolverine or Deadpool just regenerate memories? Quite frankly, it’s because there’s nothing to regenerate. Based on what we’ve outlined, the memory isn’t part of the neuron, it’s a pattern of signals between neurons. It’s a tricky concept so let me explain it this way. When you learn about physics you learn about electrical currents, which is a movement of electrons. You can think of memories in a lot the same way. In physics you can measure an electric current, you can turn it on and off, etc. But it’s not a physical thing you can hold in your hand. The current runs through the wires and generates electricity. But just because you make a wire doesn’t mean there is
automatically a current running through it. In humans, you can theoretically rebuild the neurons. They’re a lot like the wires running all through the brain. But just having the neurons there doesn’t mean that the right electrical pattern will run through them. Memories only happen when the specific neurons in your brain have already experienced something. New cells don’t come equipped with memories. When you regenerate an arm, or a leg, or a creepy
little baby hand, those are new body parts and their function doesn’t require you to have experienced something before. But newly regenerated neurons are like
baby neurons. They’re brand new, they’re a blank slate! Which is great because they’re intact, but bad because only neurons with experiences have
memories. New neurons have to start from scratch, even if they’re all in the right place. To put it simply, our two super healers can grow back the brain cells, sure, but not the brain’s electrical patterns. And as a result they’re a blank shell, a husk. A being without memories. Think about it! Sure, they may look like Wolverine and Deadpool, but they won’t
act like them. Without those neural connections they lose the elite fighting training and arrogant personalities that make them, them. It’s something that, in my research,
literally no one has addressed. Well, almost no one, and that is the
biggest irony of all. In the movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Yeah, we’re talking about that one. A movie, mind you, that is on practically every list of
worst superhero movies of all time. The villain Striker shoots Wolverine
multiple times in the head with adamantium bullets. Piercing his skull and destroying his brain. His line as he does this? “His brain may heal, but his memory
won’t grow back.” And of course, this is exactly what happens. His brain is destroyed and his memories go away. Wolverine has amnesia. And remember, this
is the movie so bad that it didn’t give Deadpool a mouth. Deadpool, the Merc with a mouth! You had one job guys! One! Then they chose to make it look like Baraka from Mortal Kombat. Because why not? It’s a movie so bad that they mistakenly think that wolves are the same as Wolverines! They can’t get that right, but somehow they’re the only one who’s able to get the science right?! I – I-I don’t even know what to say! And here’s the thing, Deadpool is even more vulnerable than Wolverine was in this
scene. Logan’s skeleton is coated with adamantium. A fictional metal that’s basically the hardest material ever created. It took bullets made of the stuff to
puncture his skull and damage his brain. Which, again, is a huge oversight based on canon lore around adamantium…whatever! This movie sucks! Deadpool though, on the other hand,
doesn’t have that advantage. Despite his incredible healing abilities, he still
just has a normal human skeleton. Just one well-placed bullet, hitting either
the frontal cortex or hippocampus, would knock out huge percentages of his memory. Of course his healing abilities would kick in and his head would repair itself. But it wouldn’t have any of Wade Wilson’s memories. Or, any memories at all. It would be completely empty. Like wiping a hard drive. Destroy the brain, and Wade Wilson as we know him ceases to be. Kind of like a zombie. I think Deadpool would appreciate that sort of reference. In the end, I guess it just goes to show often times good science doesn’t result in good movies. But, hey! That’s just a theory! A film theory! Aaand cut! And before you go, a huge thank
you once again to Bill and Melinda Gates for reaching out to me to pontificate a bit about superheroes. Now that I’m wrapping up this video, I
recommend taking the next five minutes to read their annual letter by clicking
the link in the description. If we’re talking about real life superheroes, then the Gateses are two people who definitely fall in that category. Using their global influence to inspire
others to make a positive difference in the world around them. So read the letter and get inspired to make your mark on the world. Though you may not be the person who cures cancer or brings electricity to Central Africa. Oddly specific reference I know
but it’s in the letter. Remember that being a hero doesn’t require something big. You can be someone else’s hero by just saying or doing something small for someone else. So go ahead today tell your parents that you love them. Tell a co-worker you appreciate them. Take some time to get to know the quiet kid who sits alone at lunch. The world will be a better place for it
one person at a time. And finally, enough sappiness, but let me know in the
comments if you could have one superpower what would you want? If you say flying, I don’t blame you. It’s in my top three, along with healing factor, and, I don’t know, uh… the power of musical theater! They shall call me… Show Tunes Lad! Or something. Now if you’ll excuse me, I gotta go. Crisp high five? Crisp high five!

100 thoughts on “Film Theory: How to KILL DEADPOOL!

  1. HURL THEM INTO THE SUN IF HULK CAN PULL TECTONIC PLATES HE CAN HURL PEOPLE INTO THE SUN SO THE AWNSER IS HULK

  2. In Logan movie as the last Wolverine movie, wolverine died by using a poisoned needle, he thought that he could be stronger but he wasn't, the enemies gave him the poisoned needle to make him weak by using the poisoned needle…deleting The Inmortality…

  3. I would only need one superpower :3 creation x)
    If i can tink it i could create it 🙂
    So only my imagination would be my limit :3

  4. Wait, I thought Deadpool got his healing factor from Thanos. Didn’t Thanos “Curse” Deadpool with immortality in one of the comics that I forgot the name of? Or am I wrong I don’t even know anymore.😅

  5. Doesn't Deadpool get stabbed in the head in the first movie, it definitely hits his brain causing him to hallucinate but it doesn't affect his memories like this video suggests it should.

  6. Why would you want to kill him?

    He seems like a nice fella. I'm not gonna watch this blasphemy.

    Im gonna tell youbube that I'm not interested.

  7. What about Deadpool’s ability to break the 4th wall
    Wouldn’t he be able to just google himself or something to get memories

  8. Or just, you know, suffocate them.
    Like they did with Wolverine falling into a vat of liquid adamantium and then suffocating as it hardened.

  9. Due to deadpools love of the physical embodiment of death deadpool has been made unkillable. Thanos made this possible so he could never be with death. Thano's wants to be with death which is a big driving force for the infinity quest and wars story arch. So to prevent deadpool from taking his girl he makes deadpool impossible to kill. If Wade were to die this is the only way he can be with her. So can dead pool die? Nope. Is he dead in the comics now? So we may think but let's face it…. No he isn't.

  10. Tbh I don't believe the comics either. Even if two worlds crashed deadpool wouldn't Die as he is literally immortal. Not regeneratative abilities. He is in love with Lady death and Thanos used the gauntlet to literally make him immortal so he can never be with her. This is also followed in deadpool 2 as her girlfriend works instead of lady death. Even deadpool says in the. Movie 2.

  11. You want to kill deadpool simple just can't give him food and water locked him in a room after many days he's body struggles for energy and he will die due to his own emortal body which digests it's own cells

  12. Mat, this isn't a film theory, this is a film FACT. I have learned so much about physics from watching your videos (science has been my favorite subject for years). You don't only entertain, you educate. Keep up the good work.

  13. Wait if professor x said to decapitate them then he would be destroying there memories so he did know what to do

  14. U forgot one thing Thanos casted a spell on Deadpool making him immortal so this time it is just a theory

  15. So if you theoretically took a sample of cells from him wouldn’t you get thousands of Deadpool’s? If he can regenerate from a droplet of blood. And same for the head. If you cut off one of his limbs wouldn’t that basically be cloning him? There are a lot of plot holes with regeneration.

  16. I know this was made in 2016….but can't you just drown wolverine and deadpool??? They won't be able to regenerate oxygen….

  17. Hmmmmm…. but how Deadpool can heal himself when he burned 😃 he completely rebuild his body and brain aaaaaand memories? How you can solve this issue. 🤯

  18. Why don’t you just leave them in space? There is no oxygen, and there’s nothing to heal, so they will therefore die. Same with drowning.

  19. The one power I would want is either

    Material imagination
    where anything I imagine becomes real;
    If I imagine I could fly, I could, if I imagine dinosaurs living with humans, reality shifts so that we do, if I imagine a dead person coming to life, they do, if I imagine I'm god, I am… and so on)

    or

    Adaptive death
    where I'm altered every time I die to gain the immunity and trait of what killed me in addition to what I had when I died;
    If I die by a bullet I come back with unpierceable skin and the ability to turn my skin to metal, if I die buy fire I am immune to heat and gain the ability to create fire from nothing, if I die by the powers of another person I come back with their power… and so on)

    I've been thinking about this question all my life and came up with these two things.

  20. If my power had to do good it would either be

    a) the ability to create food out of no where and be able to give to others

    Or

    b) the ability to stop climate change and for us to be able to save earth

  21. What’s super power went out in the superpower would wanted to make sure animals life in the world flourish

  22. cut them in half PERFECTLY evenly because of both DP's and Wolverines healing factor work by regenerating the larger part of the body that's been damaged so if there is no larger body chunk then no regen
    change my mind

  23. You forget that both have had there heads destroyed millions of times and they still can remember long-term memories and fight just as well in the comics.
    Edit: Also He was stabbed in the head and remembered Francis' name

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