This guy was crazier then even Deadpool. Introduced in Captain America #307 (1985) by Mark Gruenwald and Paul Neary, the man who would become Deadpool was once a family man on a group trip with his family when they ran across some AIM Scientist trying to get rid of experimental chemical. They caused a crash which kill most of the passengers except the man who would become Madcap. He laid in the chemicals which caused him to gain a healing factor (which is said to be stronger the both Wolverine and Deadpool). He woke up in hospital and tried to commit suicide by throwing himself in front of a truck but discovered he remain unharmed. This drove him insane. He also discovered that he could drive other people insane through touch. He became Madcap and wanted to make people see the world as he does and went about trying to turn people insane.
His first encounter was with Nomad (Monroe), who tried to become his friend but had to stop him when Madcap tried to hurt other people. He next fell foul of the Rose (Kingpin’s second in command) and tried to force a TV station to give him his own show. He was stopped by Daredevil. He then tried to recruit the Power Pack onto his show but the refused. He then encountered She-Hulk in London, who at the time was a bigger fourth wall breaker then Deadpool, trying to prove himself funnier then her. After an encounter with Dr. Karl Malus had him feel pain again, he went in a rampage but was stopped by Ghost Rider’s Penance Stare. He then fell in obscurity but he was always in Deadpool’s thoughts. No. Seriously. He was in Deadpool’s thoughts. A chance encounter between the two and a lightning strike from Thor cause the two to fused together. Madcap resided in Deadpool’s mind. You know the way that Deadpool had two voices that were talking to each other, a yellow text box and a white one? The white one was Madcap. They eventually separated but the event had destroyed Madcap body, leaving him permanently scared and driving him to hate Deadpool. When Deadpool became the most popular hero on the planet and set up the Mercs For Money, he invited Madcap to be a member. However, Madcap used this position to discredit Deadpool and eventually cause a mass riot with his powers. They fought and Madcap fired a Chitauri cannon on himself. Deadpool knew he wasn’t dead and Madcap soon returned to threaten himself when he used Hydra Bob’s body to have Deadpool’s daughter and her adopted family poisoned. Deadpool separated him from Bob but Madcap would return to get revenge on Deadpool but Deadpool had made a deal with the Collector for him to get Madcap for his collection.
Madcap again is one of those figure most people would go “Who the f- is Madcap?” and honestly I knew of him but never read anything from him until his run in Deadpool’s comic. However, since that he has become one of Deadpool’s most dangerous and vicious foe. While we are only getting the head at the moment, it might mean we could get a classic version eventually hopefully when Deadpool has a third movie.
“Mercs For Money” (Kinda)
Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Deadpool Wave 2 X-men Deadpool’s packed in Head and hat
- Okay I used the term “Mercs for Money” extremely loosely. First, when the team first started, Deadpool forced them all to wear his costume which was very baggy on Madcap. Secondly, when Deadpool then decide to give them all different colors, Madcap was purple not yellow. Even if he wore yellow, none of the Team had the X-men logo on them.
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- If you are getting the whole set and don’t want to have another Deadpool, then this is a nice way to have another character. However, while the head and hat are accurate, the costume is not. It will make for a nice stand in until Hasbro gives use a proper “Classic” version.
- Does it need a remake?:
- Yes, either as the Classic version or the purple Deadpool outfit.
Below is a gallery of costumes that still need to be made. Click on the image to see chances of it being made. Please note that this is my personal opinion and not fact. If I missed anything, please let me know in the comments below.
(I’m going to put all three version here as well as we don’t have a proper version………………….yet)