So the recent turning of Captain America into a Hydra agent prompted some interesting Internet commentary

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So I get the first four, but... Deadpool and chimichangas? I'm not an avid comic reader but I feel like I'm in the dark there. What's the connection?

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    Haha for real. For deadpool chimichangas and and the NTS it's pizza. – Christin_kate24 Jun 5 '16 at 2:41
  • NTS? Do you mean TMNTs? – candied_orange Jun 5 '16 at 15:06
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    So you spoiler tag a word that every has seen thousands of times already, but you don't spoiler tag the spoilers for a movie unrelated to the title of your thread. Thanks... – Scott Jun 6 '16 at 4:02
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    chimichangas are awesome. And deadpool also thinks so. But since the joke of this meme is that everyone is suddenly not who they've always been, he hates chimichangas. mmm... Chimichangas. – Kevin Milner Dec 3 '16 at 14:55
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In light of the meme you provided, the goal of the meme was to show characters in diametric opposition to to ideals they previously espoused.

This was done in protest to the recent revelation that Captain America was secretly an operative of Hydra, in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1.

As such, the other images lampoon the idea further by having each hero espouse something equally contradictory.

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  • Batman shoots his parents - instead of his parents being shot by a criminal

  • Spider-Man chooses to ignore responsibility - instead of his trademark statement taught to him by his uncle Ben - with great power comes great responsibility.

  • Daredevil, famed blind superhero - reveals he can see the whole time. This is not quite the subversion of the meme the writer was trying to make but okay, we'll allow it.

  • Deadpool reveals he hates chimichangas - this is problematic because we already know he hates chimichangas, he has already admitted this. He loves the sound, the way it feels in his sanity-challenged mentality.

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from Cable and Deadpool #13

  • But we do know Deadpool does love certain foods and perhaps this meme would have worked better if he said, for example how much he loathes pancakes. This image reveals an absolute love of them...

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  • His love of tacos is also well known if not as abundantly drawn:

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What we can learn from this is that often people make memes without a true understanding of the underlying themes being represented. Make responsible memes, m'kay?

  • I have to agree. Good dissection of why the meme was flawed – Machavity Jun 4 '16 at 23:05
  • The moment i saw that "I hate chimichangas", first thing came to mind was "But you already do. " Huh, flawed meme, but made for a good reason :) – ABcDexter Jun 5 '16 at 1:39
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    On seeing this, I first though deadpool was subverting the meme itself -- within the meme. – Lyndon White Jun 5 '16 at 2:34
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    That would be consistent with his inconsistency. – candied_orange Jun 5 '16 at 15:02
  • Disagree. Deadpool being Deadpool, he's aware of his presence in the meme and is deliberately subverting it. – aroth Jun 6 '16 at 3:26

What hasn't yet been addressed is that chimichanga is featured in the recent Deadpool film, and in that canon there's no concept of him not liking them. It's obvious that the references in the movie were built on the running joke from the comics, but it's a fair guess that only a small percentage of the people who've spent 3/4 of a billion USD would be familiar with the panels provided in other answers.

Due to the enormous popularity of the film, and the chimichanga references throughout, I would guess that it was meant to appeal to not only Deadpool comic fans, but to fans of the movie (or just the movie).

See this exclusive postcard included in the special red-cased Blu-ray of the film, that people like myself received:

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And finally, accurate or not, I think most people still don't give a damn.

  • But the Deadpool/chimichanga meme predates the movie by several years. Example from 2013. – jpmc26 Jun 6 '16 at 0:34
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    @jpmc26 Deadpool and chimichangas is very old, but the the Hail Hydra panel is brand new and the Deadpool movie caused a resurgence of popularity in Deadpool and Deadpool-related mouth noises. – Web Head Jun 6 '16 at 0:36
  • @jpmc26 Also, never link me to pony anything again! – Web Head Jun 6 '16 at 0:36
  • Sorry. Was the first thing that came to mind that I was certain predated the movie. ;) – jpmc26 Jun 6 '16 at 0:39

Out-of-canon, mentioning chimichangas has been an occasional running joke (although he's also generally more focused on food than a lot of other heroes, in keeping with his personality type which seems to be focused more on visceral experiences than brooding angst or intellectual pursuits, or a more even balance of all of these, like some heroes).

Canonically? It's mostly about the sound of the word. enter image description here

Which makes that meme joke in the question somewhat out of place.

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