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Deadpool is a very special character. He is unique in most aspects and although he tends to be exceptionally brutal and weird people out, he is still one of the most popular comic book characters in the world. His unique skills, stories and his special approach to life make Deadpool so special and so likeable. In today’s article, we are going to explore one aspect of Deadpool’s personality and that is his fondness of chimichangas! Why does Deadpool like chimichangas? Does Deadpool even like them? Keep reading to find out!
So Deadpool likes chimichangas because… ha! There’s the catch! Deadpool, by his own admission, doesn’t even like chimichangas “all that much”, but he loves saying that word so it seems that he does. He actually prefers enchiladas.
In today’s article, we are going to explore Deadpool’s relationship with chimichangas, despite the fact that, when we actually read this, it sounds quite disturbing. But, if you want to know everything about that relationship, you’ll have to read until the end.
What are chimichangas?
Before we actually get on with Deadpool, we wanted to explain – for all those out there that did not know it before – what chimichangas actually are. It’s a pretty common word when used in a comical sense and people generally do know it’s a Mexican food, but there are people who don’t know that a chimichanga actually is.
Chimichanga is a typical tortilla-based dish that is part of the Mexican and Southwestern American cuisine. According to Wikipedia, it is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with various ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese, beans, and a meat such as machaca (dried meat), carne adobada (marinated meat), carne seca (dried beef), or shredded chicken, and folding it into a rectangular package. It is then deep-fried, and can be accompanied by salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or carne asada.
The exact origins of the dish are unknown.
Does Deadpool even like chimichangas?
There is a persistent rumour that Deadpool, Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth, is actually a big, big fan of chimichangas. The chimichanga definitely is a recurring motif in Deadpool-related stories and the rumours were additionally fueled by this trailer:
So, yeah, Deadpool seems to be a big fan of chimichangas. He has a small one in the trailer, a giant one and he keeps talking about chimichangas. So he must love them, right?
Well… it might be a strange thing to see when other characters are concerned, but with Deadpool, it’s really not that strange to see something he does or says that is far from the actual truth. This actually applies to the chimichangas, as Deadpool isn’t really that big of a fan of the Mexican dish. Shocked? You shouldn’t be; it’s actually Deadpool just being Deadpool. Nothing more.
We’re certainly lying, you must be thinking for yourselves right now. It’s impossible, he’s always talking about chimichangas (okay, not always, but you get the point), he must love them. Do you have any proof for your statement? Actually, we do:
The chimichanga gimmick was first introduced in 2005’s Cable and Deadpool #13, written by Fabian Nicieza, one of the creators of Deadpool. We are stressing this out because if this gimmick came from the creator himself, it must be canon. In the story, Nicieza gives us the origins of the chimichanga gimmick, revealing that Deadpool “doesn’t even like chimichangas all that much”, but he does like saying the word. In the comic book, he actually visits a joint that makes the best chimichangas, yet he orders an enchilada. Talk about irony.
Since there have not been any canon comics that contradict Nicieza’s story, as far as we know, we can confirm that this is canon and that Deadpool doesn’t actually like chimichangas and that they are definitely not his favourite dish. So why does he keep talking about them so often?
Why does Deadpool keep talking about chimichangas?
For the purposes of better illustrating our argument, we provide you with this clip from the extremely popular sitcom Two and a Half Men:
In it, Kandi, Alan’s gorgeous yet dimwitted girlfriend, says she ordered a chimichanga although she did not know what it was made of simply because it’s fun to say chimichanga. And it is. Try it. We dare you. Say it a couple of times in quick succession. See what we mean?
Deadpool, oddly enough, has the exact same reason for talking about chimichangas that often. He just loves saying that word, which is of those words that practically all languages have, a word that has an actual meaning but when pronounced sounds so funny that one would think it was meaningless.
And this is why Deadpool mentions the chimichanga so often. He doesn’t like them, not really, he doesn’t even eat them all that often, but he likes the word. The chimichanga thus remains a gimmick in Deadpool’s universe – it also made its way into Fortnite – but a completely different type of gimmick than what the fans and the Internet have thought it would be. So, for those of you who did not know the real story behind Deadpool’s chimichangas, you now know everything and you can make yourself a chimichanga and enjoy it thoroughly. Or don’t, we don’t really mind.
And that’s it for today. We hope you had fun reading this and that we helped solve this dilemma for you. See you next time and don’t forget to follow us!