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Wolverine's claws

  1. Jan 25, 2010 #1
    the story goes that one of wolverine's claws was broken by an enemy and has stayed so ever since. so they show with a broken claw whenever he is de-adamantiumised. but if he has a regenerating factor, shouldn't his claw have grown back?
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2010 #2
    Lol... I suppose you would have to ask the writers at marvel about this. Theoretically Wolverine could be capable of healing broken bone but not regenerating new bones to replace the old. So if his finger were to be cut off it would heal but could not generate a new finger. It would be a tad more realistic that way though I am unsure if his healing ability is portrayed in this manner in all of the comics.

    And of course there is always the contrived idea that some particular person may have powers that allow them to damage him permanently.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2010 #3

    Matterwave

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    It should grow back...his entire (adamantium) bone structure was ripped out by Magneto once, and it all grew back, including the claws. Iono why this one doesn't grow back...
     
  5. Jan 25, 2010 #4
    I thought Magneto just removed the metal from his bones. Of course if he can recover from that he ought to be able to regenerate a claw.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2010 #5

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    I mean, all his bones are metal...so removing the metal removed everything that was his bone structure right? I'm not sure about this...
     
  7. Jan 25, 2010 #6

    f95toli

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    Shouldn't this thread be in the philosophy forum?
    :wink:
     
  8. Jan 25, 2010 #7

    Matterwave

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    I agree. This thread is of prime philosophical importance!
     
  9. Jan 25, 2010 #8
    His bones were coated with 'adamantium' in the weapon x program. Otherwise he has "normal" bones. His claws as well were bone originally then coated in the same process. The Wolverine movie may not have been very good but they did get a lot of things right (not sure if you watched it). I never read the comics where the particular incident took place, so I'm not sure exactly what was supposed to happen, but from what I was told it was just the metal coating.

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  10. Jan 25, 2010 #9
    no,no,no. the adamantium is bonded to his bones. every pore of his marrow is coated with adamantium. its like the microscopic sponge like holes that the bones have, are all there, ya know, but every microscopic surface has a coating of adamantium. and, of the recent(kind of) comics, if you have read civil war, he actually has a 'regenerating' and not just healing factor. that's one of the reasons i suspect he is so hairy.
    and the movie was a pile of ****
     
  11. Jan 25, 2010 #10

    DaveC426913

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    I think his Adamantium-laced bones did an awesome job of reducing his mass by about ten-fold.

    This was apparent in the Hummer+helicopter attack in the first half of the film.
    He can change direction at will - from a motorcycle moving full-speed right, to a Hummer moving full speed left, to a helicopter moving full-speed right.

    That's where my suspension of disbelief snapped.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2010 #11
    It's been a while since I read the comics and other novels, but my understanding is that Wolverine has already had claws, and they are made of a bone-like material. The X-Weapon project coated them with adamantium just as his skeleton was. I do recall in one novel, "Weapon-X" I think, that the pores within his skeletal structure had to have "nano-valves" put in place to allow his bones to still receive blood and all once they were coated in the adamantium. There was a scene that novel that when Wolverine went berserk in the facility, he had molten metal poured over him, burning off most of his flesh and muscles, yet he was able to regenerate/heal from that amount of damage.
     
  13. Jan 25, 2010 #12

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    That is exactly how they portrayed it in the film.
     
  14. Jan 25, 2010 #13
    you are being sarcastic, right?
     
  15. Jan 25, 2010 #14

    DaveC426913

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    Yes. See the last line I typed.
     
  16. Jan 26, 2010 #15
    nailed it
     
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