Barney Toastmaster is not an alias of Taskmaster's. It is just a name that Deadpool called him because he is crazy and was just being Deadpool. When Deadpool called Taskmaster "Barney", Taskmaster's comments were "--?!? Barney --?!?". Deadpool's reply was "Sure. Barney Toastmaster. That's your name right?" It is the same difference when someone calls Thor "Goldylocks" or Hawkeye "Highpockets". Those are not an alias. Deadpool even called Taskmaster "Tackmaster" once because again, he was being the crazy insane character that he is. DragynWulf 00:58, 17 April 2006 (EDT)
I understand why you wouldn't want to use Toastmaster, but Deadpool frequantly called Taskmaster Barney and it was even listed under his head shots in the recap pages at the begining of Deadpool issues.--Don Vito
Which again doesn't mean that it is a alias of Taskmaster's. DEADPOOL is a comical title and the writer was writing the intro characters as if Deadpool were saying/doing it just like it was done during the AGENT-X series, due to it being a comical title. If you look through the entire series you will find that characters would be introduced to what Deadpool would call them in the series even when he is being insane and just plan crazy. Which was also carried onto the AGENT-X series because the Alex hayden character had that part of Deadpool's brain. --DragynWulf 14:28, 26 April 2006 (EDT)
Well if you hadn't noticed many of the nicknames (not all, but many) given to people in the Marvel Universe were included under their aliases. Some of the names the characters had never called themselves. Also, it was typically Hank Pym who was called Highpockets, although I'm sure anyone with growth powers has been nicknames that before. But it's never been a requirement that you call yourself the alias. Sometimes it refers to a name that only others call me. This might lead to some embarassing file history for myself later in life when it is revealed that one of my many aliases is Pumpkinhead (thanks Mom!), but I am mostly serious about that. The alias part, not the pumpkin part.-- IRISH4869 04:43, 13 June 2006 (EDT)
It is not a nickname. Deadpool is a crazy type character. He just called him it because he is crazy, not because it is a nickname. The samething when he called him Toastmaster. It is just Deadpool being the crazy individual that he is and that does not make it a nickname or even an aliaes. --DragynWulf 10:48, 13 June 2006 (EDT)
Uhmmmm yeah it does. Just because someone isn't right in the head doesn't mean that what they call you isn't exactly that. Nicknames are not always something you want to be called. Again see the Pumpkinhead comment. It still counts. You can't just pick and choose what works for because you like this or don't like that Dragyn. Life doesn't work that way. If something is true, it is til isn't. Ya dig? It's a nickname, let it go. If you really want to reference something look at Howard the Duck. Half of his aliases are names crazy people have called him, but they're there in his entry. And trust me, no matter how outlandish Deadpool and Agent X got, they were nothing close to Howard the Duck. -- IRISH4869 20:45, 13 June 2006 (EDT)
Uhmmmm no it doesn't. For example if someone calls me "Spineless Punk", that does not make it an alias or even a nickname. Someone calling someone else a name does not count as an alias unless that name sticks and other people call them that same name. The only person to ever call Taskmaster "Barney" and "Toastmaster" is Deadpool and he did that just because he is crazy. Ya dig? So, it is not a nickname and it is not an alias, so let it go. Ya dig? --DragynWulf 21:13, 13 June 2006 (EDT)
Taskmasters been known to amp his agility and speed. He did this in a battles between Spider-Man and a fight where he caught a bullet.
Yep, when watching a video in fast forward and he is only able to do it for a limited amount of time or his body/bones will break because a human body isn't made to move that fast. --DragynWulf 20:29, 22 April 2006 (EDT)
It is constantly referenced in his bio that he is a great fighter. When was the last fight he won? He's been in three recent storylines (Civil War, Deadpool, and Moon Knight) and he got his butt whooped in all of them, although he did manage to hit Solo and the Black Crow (who is supposed to be an astral projection, or so I thought). Seriously when was the last time he won a fight? Agent X? Wolverine? the Taskmaster series? -- IRISH4869 08:31, 26 February 2007 (EST)
They call him a great fighter because he can copy any move he sees.-Shadows Venom
Taskmaster is indeed a great fighter, just because he does not win a fight does not mean he is not a great fighter. When Taskmaster first fought Captain America, Cap couldn't even touch him. Captain America has lost to Crossbones, Protocide, and U.S.Agent (just to name a few), but he is still a great fighter as well. The reason why Taskmaster does not win is because he is a villain. Simple fact for every villain. In the end they will lose one way or the other, be it an outright defeat or a setback in plans.
In the TASKMASTER limited series, Taskmaster defeated an entire group of Triad and armed guards along with Sunset bain's personal bodyguard. He outsmarted Iron Man also. Why? It was his title and he got to shine because of that. This is also something that is common in comics, you rarely see the character that the title is about lose in her/his own title. They might be beaten at first, but always come back for the final win in that story.
The AGENT-X series was about Agent-X and not Taskmaster, he was a supporting character and there to make Agent-X look good. And the only reason why Agent-X was able to defeat him was because he was accessing a power he had no idea he knew about (Black Swan's powers). --DragynWulf 17:29, 9 April 2007 (CDT)
I think there needs to be an ultimate taskmaster. I think it would be cool to see how they could do taskmaster a little different, who agrees?
An Ultimate Taskmaster would be quite a spectacle, but with the current titles who's he going to fight? i doubt that the ultimates will make room in there releases of 2 arcs at a time, x-men is done after ultimatum, fantastic 4 isn’t really Task's rivals, so what’s left? Spiderman? is marvel really going to cycle through every villain they have in that comic? I doubt that, so unless marvel plans on acting on the other potential ultimate characters whom don’t have their own ongoings i don’t see Task making the jump to the ultimate universe, which is a shame, because i am a Task fan boy.--HooliganLG543670 21:24, 29 April 2009 (CDT)