Deadpool is no one’s hero and everyone’s friend you go to to talk yourself out of your better judgment. Deadpool’s fourth wall breaks are one of the biggest parts of his character. It may seem like he is crazy, but what he is doing is actually a brilliant coping strategy. In this episode we will diagnose Wade Wilson. Contrary to belief, Deadpool breaking the fourth wall is does not mean that Deadpool is schizophrenic. A careful analysis of his personality shows that he has a different but nonetheless severe mental health condition. Subscribe to Willarious The Therapist to join the Fictional Character Mental Health Cooperative and learn more about mental health through pop culture.
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