(42:40- 44:40 minutes)
Francis inspects him.
FRANCIS: Mr. Wilson, my name’s Ajax. I manage this workshop. My welcome speech used to be filled with euphemisms like, ‘This may hurt a little’. ‘This may cause you some discomfort’. But I’ve grown blunt. This workshop is not a government led program. It’s a private institution that turns reclamation projects like yourself into men of extraordinary abilities. But if you think super human powers are acquired painlessly, well… I’m injecting with a serum that activates any mutant genes lurking in your DNA. For it to work we need to subject you to extreme stress.
Francis puts an IV into Wade’s arm and turns on a machine. A blue liquid begins to flow through.
FRANCIS: You’ve heard the whole, make an omelette break some eggs thing, right? I’m about to hurt you, Wade. I was a patient here once myself, you know. The treatment affects everyone differently. It made Angel inhumanly strong. In my case, it enhanced my reflexes, and scorched my nerve endings so I not longer feel pain. And in fact, I no longer feel anything.
Wade starts mumbling.
Angel removes his gag.
WADE: Thank you! Thank you. You have something in your teeth. Just in the middle there. Romaine lettuce, or something. It’s been bothering me for a long time.
Francis checks his teeth.
WADE: Ha! Made you look. Hey, is Ajax your actual name? Because it sounds suspiciously made up. What is it really? Kevin? Ruth? Scott? Mitch? Dexter? Is it Basil Fawlty?
FRANCIS: Joke away. The one thing that never survives this place is a sense of humor.
WADE: We’ll see about that.
FRANCIS: I suppose we will. He’s all yours.
Wade Wilson is a man that is on the brink of death as his body is riddled with cancer. His only option for survival is to be admitted to Ajax’s workshop, and hope that the treatments that he will go through works. However, the workshop itself diminishes hope, with its dreary settings, dying patients and non-caring workers. Wade is strapped to a bed with a sunken expression, his eyes are puffy, and his skin is glistening with sweat, this is a contrast to Ajax and Angel who look strong and healthy. Even though Ajax and Angel are proof that the workshop is a success, and allows people to be the best version of themselves physically. Their personalities give no hope for mental survival, as Angel is very direct and uses the strength that she has acquired to get what she wants. Yet Ajax no longer feels anything because of the procedure, making him unable to empathise with Wade. Knowing that what he may experience will be excruciatingly painful and that the outcome can change your personality is a scary thought, yet Wade uses his humour to make jokes that he knows will annoy Ajax, who is very straight-laced.