Why do we like Wade if he's just RL's rip off of Slade?

It's well known that RL is accused of ripping off a lot of others work. He was accused of it at Image and he obviously was accused that he did a copy cat with Deadpool. Thing is, many of us like Wade better then his DC counterpart, but even Deadpool's name is a play on Slade Wilson. So why do we like him more? Is it his wit? Is it the 4th wall rule? (or lack of one). Personally, I read Deathstroke stuff before Deadpool, and never really cared for it. But since the very first time I saw Deadpool in his X-Force return, I've loved the character. Really in all honesty, I don't care if Rob ripped him off,  Cable and Deadpool have always entertained, and after all, isn't that why we read comics to start with? 
-Jef


(I posted the prier to this blog entry as a response to another blog, but I liked it Lol)

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