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  1. Brian A Liberge
    Brian A Liberge February 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm | | Reply

    The Blind Al parts felt incomplete, like parts got cut. It’s unfortunate the parts that stayed.

    I didn’t read Deadpool at Blind Al’s inception but I understand their relationship to be complicated at best.

  2. Helena Nilsson
    Helena Nilsson April 6, 2016 at 7:02 pm | | Reply

    Yup. In the comics Blind Alfred introduced while Deadpool is still just marginally scooting out of Bad Guy territory, so he essentially has her kidnapped and they take turns being absolutely horrible to each other – the IKEA furniture gag is by far more harmless than some of the shit Deadpool would have pulled in the early comics.
    After they make peace (sort of) there’s one comic where a bunch of what has to be called Deadpool’s friends team up to try killing him, and Blind Al is in there with a gun using a seeing dog to know where she should aim.
    It was hinted at that she was the original Black Widow back in the days, but unfortunately that run of the series ended without fully resolving that plot thread.

    So, yeah, Blind Al is pretty damn badass and I have hope that we’ll see more of that if she’s in the next movie too. For now I’m chalking up the problems with her characterisation in the first movie as lack of screen time and lack of in-universe time, as Deadpool and Al in the comics had known each other for a much longer time when the character is introduced in the movie.

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