Deadpool's Final Kill Is Destined To Be His Daughter

While Deadpool is relatively heroic in his modern-day stories, that only happened following a long career as a vicious mercenary and assassin. There's therefore some karmic justice in the fact that thanks to Mephisto, his final kill is destined to be his own daughter.

Marvel's The End line encompasses a series of one-shots that act as the final stories for various Marvel heroes and villains. Marvel has put out The End stories for Wolverine, Miles Morales, Hulk and Venom, among others. In Deadpool: The End, Wade faces his final hour by waging war against death herself, having already finished off heroes including the Fantastic Four to clear the way for his cosmic deicide.


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Deadpool: The End by Joe Kelly and Mike Hawthorne reveals the Merc with a Mouth is trying to kill the embodiment of Death because he wants to prevent his daughter Ellie - now an old woman - from being claimed. Of course, killing Death will have disastrous consequences, so his 97-year-old daughter Ellie shows up in order to stop him. She initially arrives in a mechanized Deadpool suit to battle him. In the suit, Ellie ends up severing Deadpool's legs before stepping out and revealing herself. However, since that won't be enough to stop him, she uses a black hole bomb to disintegrate and destroy both of them. For Deadpool, it's a relief, as it means he won't be left alive without his beloved daughter. However, it turns out that in 'forcing' Ellie to kill them both, Deadpool also comes through on a longtime contract he signed with Mephisto.

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While Deadpool didn't physically kill his daughter, he did force her into a position where dying was the only option left. While Ellie and Wade are both happy with this given her recent cancer diagnosis and long life, it's enough to satisfy his promise to Mephisto to kill his own daughter, allowing him to escape the Hell Marvel's devil had planned for him. However, while this is a smart move on Wade's part, it's unclear when exactly he signed Mephisto's contract, opening up the possibility that it's something he's already done in Marvel's main timeline, unbeknownst to readers. Given Marvel is unlikely to tell the same story twice, it's possible Wade will face the challenge of this contract in the near future and have to find another way to follow it to the letter. There's also the question of what he could have been desperate enough to obtain that he'd be willing to sign this deal in the first place.

Deadpool gets written off a lot in the Marvel Universe as someone who doesn't take his life and death adventures seriously, but that doesn't mean he's stupid. Because his mind is so erratic, he can sometimes come up with ridiculously unexpected plans that nobody sees coming. Mephisto prides himself on being able to outsmart any mortal, but it's hard to outsmart someone as irrational as Deadpool. So it's very fitting that his The End story has him figuring out a way to outsmart Marvel's version of the Devil. Deadpool's daughter is the person he cares about more than any other, so it's totally appropriate that the perennially tortured Wade is destined to 'kill' her - and that he finds an unexpected way to do it that gives he and Ellie the last laugh.