I was watching Deadpool and one thing which stuck in my mind is why katana swords. Nowhere in the movie is Wade Wilson shown as a master of operating swords.

Then what was the reason that Deadpool chose a katana sword as a weapon?

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    "Nowhere in the movie is Wade Wilson shown as a master of operating swords." Uhh, did we watch the same movie? He looked plenty competent to me. – Anthony Grist Feb 18 '16 at 15:31
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    in the movie however, deadpool was not shown learning to use Guns and altheletic jumping....but he does it well. i guess that has been kept as an understanding for us by movie makers. :) – user31503 Feb 23 '16 at 11:21
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    Wade wilson: Before being the Deadpool – Dark Army Feb 23 '16 at 12:36
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    Katanas were traditionally the sword associated with the Samurai class of Japan rather than ninjas. – Sarriesfan Feb 14 '17 at 7:35
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    Because katanas are cool. Not sure if it goes beyond that. – PoloHoleSet Feb 14 '17 at 16:58

Deadpool uses ninja swords, katanas, because he uses katanas in the comics. It's adaptation tautology. He has had katanas since his first introduction in 1991. He actually mastered kenjutsu and how to use katanas the normal way. He was even a sumo wrestler for a while (not in a joke manner).

In the movie universe, it's because they look cool. Wade is all about looking cool. It's not supposed to be a deep reason.

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From this

Deadpool employs any number of weapons depending on his current assignment. Most often, Deadpool uses guns, grenades, sais, knives, and katanas. Wade can use any weapon known to man and learn how to use the weapon in less than 5 minutes.

and from this

Although Wilson also uses guns from time to time, he seems to prefer taking out his swords as they've proven to be more lethal than any firearm

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    Um, that doesn't seem to explain anything at all, apart from simply restating what the movie and this question already say. Yeah, he likes ninja swords, obviously. – Napoleon Wilson Feb 18 '16 at 13:13
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    @Napoleon Wilson I think the first part of the answer explains how he can use it skillfully despite "Nowhere in the movie is shown as a master of operating swords" and the second part explains the why, "they've proven to be more lethal than any firearm" which is "the reason that Deadpool chose a ninja sword as a weapon" – madmada Feb 18 '16 at 13:34
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    @NapoleonWilson The question seems to be based on a faulty premise (or is very poorly worded). The Deadpool that I saw was definitely more than competent with swords, at least to dispatch nameless mercenaries and to go up against Francis. Saying "Nowhere in the movie is Wade Wilson shown as a master of operating swords." is simply untrue, in my opinion. – Anthony Grist Feb 18 '16 at 16:54
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    @Anthony Grist OP means Wade Wilson not Deadpool. "Wade didn't show any signs that he can use swords before and now after he gained his superpowers, swords became his weapon of choice all of the sudden?" – madmada Feb 18 '16 at 17:18
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    @madmada In the movie he's forced into using his swords because he forgets his guns and/or ammo, the plan definitely wasn't to confront Ajax/Francis with them, the plan was to blow him away with an unnecessarily large amount of firepower. Besides, just because he's not shown using swords before mutating doesn't mean he couldn't use them. – Anthony Grist Feb 18 '16 at 17:29

Purely in the movie, Wade is said to both be former special forces and a mercenary, making a good case that he learned close quarters combat techniques in the military. I don't think it's too far of a stretch to assume he used swords as a mercenary beforehand based on previous versions of the character (such as the referenced X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and his apparent experience with them. Or, if we asked Deadpool, he'd probably say he copied Deathstroke.

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Obviously the movie hasn't told all of Deadpool's story (really, Wade's story for that matter), there's more material to pull from the comics. If you're sticking completely from the movies, his first appearance is NOT his solo movie.

Though may people disliked his story-line in the movie "Wolverine", he is shown there on a mission using the swords as well. This gives us evidence that he did indeed know how to use them before he became Deadpool, as well as suggesting they were his weapon of choice.

In the comics, Deadpool is a highly trained assassin and mercenary, and has studied multiple forms of martial arts. He is also a swordsman and marksman. At the end of the day, he uses swords because that's what the writers chose.

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    Different timeline, doesn't count. ... – cde Feb 14 '17 at 5:33

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