However, unknown to the Canadian government, the Hospice’s patients served as experimental subjects for Doctor Killebrew and his sadistic assistant Ajax, with the patients placing bets in a "deadpool" as to how long each subject would live.
Killebrew subjected Wilson to various torturous experiments for his own deranged satisfaction.
Wilson spent three years as a wrestler under the Oyakata’s tutelage and became romantically involved with his mentor’s daughter, Sazae.
When the Boss finally ordered the Oyakata’s murder, Wilson refused to complete his assignment, allegedly the first time he had ever done so, and relocated to the United States.
This healing factor also affords Deadpool a virtual immunity to poisons and most drugs, as well as an enhanced resistance to diseases and an extended life span.
Unlike Wolverine’s natural healing factor, Deadpool’s is mentally driven to a partial extent.
His natural strength, agility and reflexes have been enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural limits of the human body.
(Deadpool #65, 2002); vs Black Swan, believed killed (Deadpool #69, 2002); with Agency X, defeated Black Swan (Agent X #13-15, 2003); hired by One World Church to steal Façade Virus, opposed by Cable (Cable & Deadpool #1-6, 2004); worked with the American government to hunt unregistered heroes (Cable & Deadpool #30-32, 2006)X-Force, Agency X; formerly Six Pack, One World Church, DP Inc., Weapon X, Heroes for Hire, Secret Defenders, Frightful Four, Team Deadpool, Landau, Luckman & Lake, Department K; former employee of Tolliver, Kingpin, Taskmaster, presumably others Deadpool possesses a superhuman healing factor derived from that of the mutant Wolverine that allows him to regenerate damaged or destroyed areas of his cellular structure at a rate far greater than that of an ordinary human.
In due course, Wilson formed a semi-romantic relationship with the cosmic entity Death, who regarded him as a kindred spirit.
Wilson’s emotional strength during his trials earned him the respect of his fellow Hospice patients.
During one mission, Wilson killed his teammate Slayback.
As a result, he was rejected from the Weapon X Program and sent to the Hospice, allegedly a government facility where failed superhuman operatives were treated.