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Why Deadpool Breaks the Fourth Wall (Psychology Analysis)



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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William Van De Crommert “Breaking Beethoven”
Simon Jomphe Lepine “Destination Optimistic”
Neil Cross “Hot Night Out”
Bobby Cole “Kid’s Old Record Player Horror”
Dean Wagg “Inception of an Idea”

References
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5®). American Psychiatric Pub.

Elkins, D. N. (2009). The medical model in psychotherapy: Its limitations and failures. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 49(1), 66-84.

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Frankl, V. E. (1985). Man’s search for meaning. Simon and Schuster.

Merikangas, K. R., Jin, R., He, J. P., Kessler, R. C., Lee, S., Sampson, N. A., … & Ladea, M. (2011). Prevalence and correlates of bipolar spectrum disorder in the world mental health survey initiative. Archives of general psychiatry, 68(3), 241-251.

Proudfoot, J., Whitton, A., Parker, G., Doran, J., Manicavasagar, V., & Delmas, K. (2012). Triggers of mania and depression in young adults with bipolar disorder. Journal of affective disorders, 143(1-3), 196-202.

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Some Toughts (32)

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    Are you saying all this to justify talking into a camera for a living?

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    13:43 I love that. Do you love me? 😍💋 💝💖❤️

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    COULD YOU DO DRACO MALFOY

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    Please do an episode on Frank Underwood. Thanks

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    I think you've nailed it…and my word is law in this universe, so…

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    Deadpools brain would not need to sleep if all damage to brain and body he does not req sleep to live

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    Consider young adult Hannibal from ‘Hannibal Rising’!!!

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    I believe the line is "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence", 'proof' is a mathematical concept!

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    So Deadpool is basically a more down to earth man than most superheroes? That makes me like him even more!

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    In Deadpool’s universe the fourth wall break is real, and authors and artists of comic and us the viewer. Deadpool utilizes his awareness of the whole comic character shenanigans, he’s aware of the he’s a monkey dancing to the grinder. Now, in an alternate universe they threw him in the asylum and he started breaking out after Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe; problem is Deadpool would never be conformed hero, don’t get it twisted cause Deadpool is well aware of why: DEADPOOL IS NOT A HERO, he’s a villain such as he started such as it always ends when DP kills DP, he gets his memory wiped and a new writer starts new run. He is the saddest character and possibly the strongest of any known being depending on fourth wall use. He is pathological in his insanity and abnormal behavior he didn’t cure his cancer and his body is constantly healing malignant brain cells and the neural pathways and skills etc plus memory are getting altered and diluted or changed outright, similar to the physical bridge that forms memory and throughout life access to it causes it to loose details and our very imaginative brain will make up details if missing or unclear.

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    I break the forth wall in real life all the time and I don't know why

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    Pls do Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch).
    I ain't givin up

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    For halloween please do characters like Freddy Krueger or Michael Meyers or Chucky

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    So, I recently re-watched most episodes of the classic Mr. Bean show, and… while hilarious and amazing, I couldn't shake the thought on the back of my mind that… He must have some sort of disorder going on, he might even be a threat to himself and others. Maybe Mr. Bean would be a good candidate for one of these episodes ^^

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    What's the definition of "Narcissistic"?

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    So wait balanced doesn't meant
    Actions one takes to counteract you psychosis. Then what does well balanced mean

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    The explanation in the comics is that Deadpool somehow knows that he is a comic book character. There are those who believe that he is a multi-planar being (HAHAHHHAA) or that he is connected with cosmic powers (He has dated Death herself, who is one of those beings).

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    The views keep him sane that's what happens in Hollywood only the true fans can keep you sane.

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    Deadpool is pansexual. He gets sexually excited about anything that moves. This seems to reinforce the diagnosis of Mania. hahahah

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    No, because we are objectively real, and have an impact on everything in Deadpool's universe. Movies are marketed to us, so our very reality changes things in a probably observable way to him. I talk to people that are not there and I retain full awareness of the fact that they are not there while I talk to them. This is a way for me to deal with situations where I wasn't able to answer them well enough the first time, or things I wish I said. It also helps me to plan out things I want to say under certain circumstances. I'm not saying it's the same for me as it is for Deadpool, but it probably serves a very similar purpose.

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    Dude before I even watch this- you’re gonna finish up the client Bruce i.e. dark knight rises?

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    DP is the most SELF-AWARE superhero (or the LEAST self-delusional)

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    Do a video about Michael Meyers

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    Please do the punisher (Frank castle) next. PS love the channel ❤️

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    added on 26 Sep, 2020
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    You should do nurse ratched Think that would be amazing

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    added on 27 Sep, 2020
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    For Halloween can you give us a reason why Alan Grant went from loving dinosaurs to literally raising hell in Event Horizon? Thanks!

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    added on 27 Sep, 2020
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    4:51 His healing factor is what gives him unlimited energy.

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    added on 27 Sep, 2020
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    You are so not a real psychologist. Bipolar 1 is not worse than bipolar 2. That's a myth. You would know this basic information. Stop spitting on our reputation. Entertainment is one thing, but just that one mischaracterization sets us back a decade. Completely unprofessional. On another note, if you read comics, you would know Deadpool knows he is a comic book character. It's a listed superpower. He can pull weapons from nothing. Villains and allies alike are terrified of him because of this. In fact, most don't dare go up against Deadpool. No matter what.

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    added on 27 Sep, 2020
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    It's so frustrating having to pause the video while you're speaking, reading what you put on the screen, and then returning to what you were saying. if you can do something about that I will be very grateful.

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    added on 27 Sep, 2020
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    Please do a Killmonger analysis

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    added on 27 Sep, 2020
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    0:33 cool

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    added on 27 Sep, 2020
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    Ok, hear me out. I agree, Deadpool is well adjusted. However, that is only if we suspend the belief we are real and we exist. What nobody seems to pick on are the nuances and similarities to "did the painter pick the painting or did the painting pick the painter?" conundrums. Did Deadpool invent The Audience just to parse and conceptualise his reality?

    If we disregard our existance, it could be argued that we are merely impressions of existance from superior minds like Deadpool. We all seemlessly step into the stories of other people, we all talk to ourselves, outloud or not, and we even respond to ourselves, but that inner voice might be The Audience which begs the question of what's real on an existential level. Even in Deadpool's world, he would be considered crazy, yet he escapes it because his imagination (the audience) only sees what he wants us to see, from his badass lines, to his moral character, hiding under a fascade of agreeable choices to continue living without knowing the worst. This happens in reality too, people commit horrible crimes or do horrible things, and convince themselves it was for the best and they're not at fault. Just because we see Deadpool talk to us, doesn't mean we are in charge or even invited to watch and he plays tricks. C'mon, Time travel? yeah, that's how extreme the lies get when he stomps a kid to death and gets put in cerebro jail, he convinces himself he's not a hero yet does hero things.

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