Zeitgeist (born Axel Cluney) was a mutant who is a member of X-Force. His mutant ability allows him to spit acidic vomit.


Zeitgeist appears as one of the main members of X-Force who successfully passes the interview stage with Deadpool and Weasel when he tells them of his mutant ability, acidic vomit. After the team is briefed on the plan to rescue Russell from a prison transport, he is next seen on the cargo plane along with the rest of the X-Force ready to parachute into action. Although Peter warns the team about the high winds and the danger it poses to a parachute insertion, Wade ignores him and the team jumps from the plane. It seems to be going fine until the wind causes every member of the team except Wade and Domino to die in a horrific way. Zeitgeist meets his end by landing in a wood chipper. When Peter attempts to rescue him, Zeitgeist unintentionally vomits on him, killing him as well.


Although not much of the character is shown, Zeitgeist appears to be very enthusiastic about his job as he’s seen cheering on the plane as they approach the convoy. He seems quite chilled and relaxed in the other scenes, despite the crazy vibe about him.


  • Acid Breath - Zeitgeist's mutant power seems to be throwing up acidic bile evidenced when he threw up on Peter, killing him, when Peter tried to save him from being mutilated by a wood chipper. As such he usually wears a mask over his mouth to avoid accidental vomiting.


  • Costume -
  • Mouth Guard - He wears one near his mouth, so he doesn't accidentally vomit on someone else.



  • In the comics, Zeitgeist was a member of the X-Force who both debuted and was killed in X-Force #116, when he and his team were ambushed while attempting to rescue a boy band called Boyz R Us. Zeitgeist was serving as team leader at the time and was one of the many casualties of the "Boyz R Us" massacre.
    • Zeitgeist's swift death in Deadpool 2 is likely an homage to this.
  • The woodchipper in which Zeitgeist lands into reads "Geppetto", obviously alluding to the fictional carpenter who fathered Pinocchio, the wooden boy, from Carlo Collodi's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio.


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