10 most disliked X-Men characters, ranked

Let's look at 10 X-Men movie characters that fans just didn't take to and see if they each deserve their spots on this list.

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5. Deadpool/Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Imagine Deadpool, the "Merc with a Mouth," known for his sharp wit, unstoppable chatter, and breaking the fourth wall like it's going out of fashion. That's what we've gotten in his standalone movies, but in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the higher-ups decided to take everything fun about Deadpool and toss it out the window.

They sewed his freaking mouth shut.

Yes, the one thing that defines him - his mouth - got the zip treatment. It's like inviting a rock band to a concert and then not allowing them to play their instruments. We were expecting the fast-talking, comedic antihero, and instead, we got a mute hybrid with swords popping out of his arms, which felt more like a bizarre, off-brand action figure than the beloved character. It was a classic case of character butchery that left us bewildered and disappointed. It's kind of unforgivable, really.

But here's where the story takes a twist. Ryan Reynolds, who played Deadpool/Wade Wilson, was not done with the character. Far from it.

He knew the potential of Deadpool and was determined to give the character the redemption arc he deserved. Fast forward, and we get the solo Deadpool movies, where Reynolds brought the character to life in all his glory - uncensored, unapologetic, and unbelievably hilarious. These films captured the essence of Deadpool that fans adored from the comic books, complete with meta-commentary, breaking the fourth wall, and a level of self-aware humor that was missing in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Reynolds turned what could have been a career-defining flop into one of the most beloved superhero portrayals, proving that sometimes, a character's most disliked moment can set the stage for an epic comeback, and for that, we're incredibly grateful.