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*** That last one has some merit; during WorldWarHulk : X-Men, Hulk claimed he couldn't kill Wolverine so he decided to neutralize him by punching him in the head until his brain was effectively mush from the concussion. Later on, Xavier mentions that another punch or two actually might have killed Logan, they were just fortunate that Hulk was going TechnicalPacifist on their asses.

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*** That last one has some merit; during WorldWarHulk ComicBook/WorldWarHulk : X-Men, Hulk claimed he couldn't kill Wolverine so he decided to neutralize him by punching him in the head until his brain was effectively mush from the concussion. Later on, Xavier mentions that another punch or two actually might have killed Logan, they were just fortunate that Hulk was going TechnicalPacifist on their asses.


People make fun of the Hulk's pants because they don't rip when he grows, but what about Wolverine? He's been chopped up and burned and even nuked, and he regenerated with his costume intact in the next scene. Why doesn't he ever have to replace his costume or grow back completely naked?

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People make fun of the Hulk's pants because they don't rip when he grows, but what about Wolverine? He's been chopped up and burned and even nuked, and he regenerated with his costume intact in the next scene. Why doesn't he ever have to replace his costume or grow back completely naked?naked?

!!Accused of being an ephebophile
I seem to recall reading a comic book a year or so back wherein Logan was accused of being an ephebophile due to his tendency to get a new female teenage sidekick every few years. Anyone know what issue of what title this took place in?


He was mad enough to rig the island with explosives and gave Hope and her team (which included 14-year-old Idie) about fifty seconds to evacuate (depending on how fast the mile-high sentinel could wade through the bay) because he was going to blow up the approaching sentinel. This is ''after'' he watched the sentinel assemble itself from random stuff lying around earlier that evening. Why does everyone agree that a bunch of children, ''especially Idie'', ought to move back to Westchester with him?

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He was mad enough to rig the island with explosives and gave Hope and her team (which included 14-year-old Idie) about fifty seconds to evacuate (depending on how fast the mile-high sentinel could wade through the bay) because he was going to blow up the approaching sentinel. This is ''after'' he watched the sentinel assemble itself from random stuff lying around earlier that evening. Why does everyone agree that a bunch of children, ''especially Idie'', ought to move back to Westchester with him?him?

!!Indestructible Costume
People make fun of the Hulk's pants because they don't rip when he grows, but what about Wolverine? He's been chopped up and burned and even nuked, and he regenerated with his costume intact in the next scene. Why doesn't he ever have to replace his costume or grow back completely naked?


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!!Schism-spoilers ahead:
Why does Logan get the kids he threatened to blow up?
He was mad enough to rig the island with explosives and gave Hope and her team (which included 14-year-old Idie) about fifty seconds to evacuate (depending on how fast the mile-high sentinel could wade through the bay) because he was going to blow up the approaching sentinel. This is ''after'' he watched the sentinel assemble itself from random stuff lying around earlier that evening. Why does everyone agree that a bunch of children, ''especially Idie'', ought to move back to Westchester with him?


* If memory serves, FrankMiller came up with it. Could be wrong, though.

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* If memory serves, FrankMiller Creator/FrankMiller came up with it. Could be wrong, though.



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* Also, by most depictions Wolverine has enhanced to full-on SuperStrength. And Wolverine only hasaround100lbs adamantium added, which is pretty light for someone who can match strength with Captain America and on a good day ooutperform him



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**** This has gone back and forth, as one of the comics in the mid/late 80s had Rogue and Logan in Genosha, with Logan depowered. He was weakening and specifically cites this reason. Not only does he have immunbe system problems, but the lack of blood cell production causes anemia and other complications. It would have killed him in a relatively short time.


* In the FallOfTheHulks /World War Hulks storyline, Logan is one of several heroes who get Hulked out by the Leader, becoming Wolverage. He grows considerably larger and his claws become several feet long. Shouldn't the adamantium in his skeleton prevent him from changing size like that?

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* In the FallOfTheHulks /World War Hulks ''ComicBook/FallOfTheHulks''/''ComicBook/WorldWarHulks'' storyline, Logan is one of several heroes who get Hulked out by the Leader, becoming Wolverage. He grows considerably larger and his claws become several feet long. Shouldn't the adamantium in his skeleton prevent him from changing size like that?

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!!Why hasn't Dog Logan reaction to his brother's death been shown?
Logan's son reaction been shown, so why not his brother.


** Um, no...it was revealed in the spin-off series ''Wolverine: Origins'', which takes place in Earth-616. It's the same series where {{Daken}} made his debut.
*** A subsequent storline revealed that Romulus made the whole thing up to screw with Logan further. They are not descended from wolves.

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** Um, no...it was revealed in the spin-off series ''Wolverine: Origins'', which takes place in Earth-616. It's the same series where {{Daken}} {{ComicBook/Daken}} made his debut.
*** A subsequent storline storyline revealed that Romulus made the whole thing up to screw with Logan further. They are not descended from wolves.


* I think it has something to do with Wolverine being born from two families with powerful mutant genetics. Which is precisely why we had Mister Sinister messing around with Jean and Scott's genes to create Cable and X-Man. Magneto had a clone for a short while.

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* I think it has something to do with Wolverine being born from two families with powerful mutant genetics. Which is precisely why we had Mister Sinister messing around with Jean and Scott's genes to create Madelyne Pryor, her son Cable and X-Man. Magneto had a clone for a short while.


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** So why doesn't Wolverine's half-brother Dog Logan have any mutant powers? I know that his other half-brother John Howlett III had bone claws at least.


!!What happens to bullets inside Wolverine's body when he heals from gunshot wounds? Does his body somehow push them out? Does his healing factor allow his metabolism to process and dissolve them? Do they just encapsulate inside him? The second movie showed a bullet shot at his forehead pushed out, and at the start of Grant Morrison's run Wolverine was digging out bullets he had just taken, but those are the only times I've seen the issue addressed.
* I have a Greg Rucka trade paperback where Wolverine pulled the bullets out after his skin healed over them.

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!!What happens to bullets lodged inside Wolverine's body when he heals from gunshot wounds? wounds?
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Does his body somehow push them out? Does his healing factor allow his metabolism to process and dissolve them? Do they just encapsulate inside him? The second movie showed a bullet shot at his forehead pushed out, and at the start of Grant Morrison's run Wolverine was digging out bullets he had just taken, but those are the only times I've seen the issue addressed.
* ** I have a Greg Rucka trade paperback where Wolverine pulled the bullets out after his skin healed over them.




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* Magneto probably pulled it at different directions all at once until it broke down.



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*** A subsequent storline revealed that Romulus made the whole thing up to screw with Logan further. They are not descended from wolves.

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!!Magneto pulling out the adamantium. I get that it was magnetic, allowing Magneto to manipulate it, but what exactly kept him tethered to the ground? Shouldn't he have been pulled around with his skeleton?

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