- “We're gonna form a super duper fucking group. We need them tough, morally flexible, and young enough to carry their own franchise for 10-12 years. We'll be known as X-Force.”
- ―Deadpool to Weasel.src
Feeling guilty over abandoning young mutant Russell Collins in the mutant prison The Ice Box, Deadpool decided to recruit help in order to rescue him, especially due to the looming threat of the time traveller Cable plotting to assassinate the child. To that end, Deadpool and Weasel held tryouts for mutants as potential members for their rescue team. Deadpool and Weasel recruit the following candidates: Bedlam, who had the power to disrupt electric devices; Vanisher, despite the fact that his invisibility ment that they never actually saw him; alleged alien Shatterstar, who merely claimed to be better then them in every conceivable manner; Zeitgeist, with the power of acidic spit (both Deadpool and Weasel refused a demonstration do to the obvious repugnant nature of his mutant ability); Domino, whose power was probability manipulation, "luck" in layman's term. Deadpool only agreed to have Domino onboard the team after loosing a ridiculous argument regarding the ridiculous nature of the latter's power. The final addition to the team was Peter, a seemingly mild-mannered, slighly overweight, middle-agged man with no mutant powers, who merely showed up because he saw the ad for joining Deadpool's crew. Deadpool accepted him in on the spot.
The newly formed team was given the name X-Force by Deadpool, supposedly because he always considered the X-Men as being gender exclusive, something which Deadpool wished to avoid. With the team having finally been created, Deadpool and X-Force flew in a military grade helicopter across downtown New York, tracing the armored convoy that was carrying various mutant prisoners from The Ice Box, Russell included. They intended to land on top of the convoy by means of parachute, but unfortunately do to strong air currents the majority of X-Force were blown out of trajectory and as a result died in horrific ways: Bedlam slammed in front of a passing bus, Vanisher got caught in high-voltage electrical wires, thereby being electrocuted to death, Shatterstar gets caught in the propeller of another helicopter, as a result being severed into pieces, while Zeitgeist falls legs first into a wood-chipper, also being torn to pieces. Although Peter does manage to land safely on his feet he in turn dies after being vomited on by Zeitgeist, whoom Peter was trying to rescue at the time. The only survivors are Deadpool and Domino, with Deadpool landing on top of a bill-board and Domino using her probability manipulation to influence events in her favor, such as several cars crashing into each other, but missing her. As the only members still alive out of the team, Deadpool and Domino failed to rescue Rusell from the convoy, but they latter succeded in stopping him from turning bad after joinning foces with Colossus, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Yukio and a reluctant Cable, who only agreed after Deadpool conviced him that Russell could be saved from his own anger. With the help of Cable's time travelling device Deadpool goes back in time, at the mement of X-Force's untimely demise, and warns Peter to back away from Zeitgeist, thus retroactively saving Peter's life.
To be added
- Domino found the name X-Force to be derivative.
- Deadpool's X-Force salute is similar to the Wakandan salute in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther.
- Peter is the only non-powered member of X-Force.
- The synopsis for the upcoming X-Force film reveals that the team is considered to be more ruthless than the X-Men, and will be co-lead by Deadpool and Cable.