There are a lot of question on this site like the following:

Does Deadpool age?

Can Deadpool's looks still be restored?

Why is Deadpool named Deadpool?

Why don't Wolverine's claws grow back with Adamantium?

Why are they considered on topic? I think they should be asked on https://scifi.stackexchange.com/

Ps. I have nothing against Deadpool or the Wolverine, those questions are the first two I could find.

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    Just because the answers relate to the comic books doesn't mean that the questions only relate to the comic books. That Wolverine question is specifically about the film.
    – Catija
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 14:21

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Personally, I'd really prefer people stop answering questions on Movies & TV with details from the books or comics, because the questions are about the movie canon. I tend to downvote those answers whenever I see them, even if the OP happens to accept it. I also have heard several users point out that they use M&TV instead of SF&F specifically because they don't want to be "spoiled" by extra details from the source material, so I consider it polite to stick to the movies on a site about movies.

Having said that, all of those questions are about the movie versions of those characters. As such, they're clearly on-topic here, so there's no reason to migrate them elsewhere.

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    I would not generally sign your sentiment against comic/book answers, only if those answers fail to make any connection back to the movie or even downright contradict it.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 14:43
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    @NapoleonWilson Neither of the answers on the first linked question have any connection to the film at all. movies.stackexchange.com/questions/49175/does-deadpool-age Same is true of the second one... and the third one.
    – Catija
    Commented Jun 2, 2016 at 15:28
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    @Catija fixed 1 and 3 with movie info/changes. The 2nd one is strictly about the movie as he was never tricked about his looks in the comics. That's a movie only plot line.
    – cde
    Commented Jun 3, 2016 at 2:09

Because screw that. Those are on topic here, they are about understanding the movies and characters in the movies.

Let's ignore that Deadpool and Wolverine come from comics or a non movie or tv source. Let's use a similar topic to mutants. , the 2006 tv show basically rips off the modern mutant genre made popular by X-Men. How is Why were Hiro’s powers so sporadic? or Do the powers in Heroes manifest only once a generation? any different than Why don't Wolverine's claws grow back with Adamantium?

That we have a book or non-movie source that can Inform or fill in gaps for the movie does not make a series or question off topic.

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