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Moments That Prove Wolverine Is Secretly One Of Marvel's Funniest Characters

Updated September 16, 2020 19.7k votes 5.4k voters 98.2k views15 items

List RulesVote up the best, strangest times when Wolverine was actually kind of really funny.

Wolverine has undergone a strange transformation over the course of the last few decades. Fans will enjoy lesser known facts about Wolverine and the most messed up things Wolverine has done in comics. While he began as the ultimate Mary Sue, the bestest character that can never be beaten and has all the coolest powers, he’s then became reviled by comic nerds before being turned into an interesting character by writers who saw that he could actually have an interesting storyline every now and then. And all of that leads to the question: is Wolverine funny? He definitely cracks a lot of jokes, but is that a funny Wolverine or an annoying Wolverine?

Thanks to writers like Matt Fraction, Joss Whedon, and Waren Ellis, the last decade has been kind to the adamantium-clawed practical joker. Sometimes the writers have had to change his character completely to make him funny, but then other times Wolverine was hilarious just being his grumpy old self. Keep reading and vote on the best, strangest times when Wolverine was actually kind of really funny. 

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    Only Jerks Wear Sunglasses Indoors

    Only Jerks Wear Sunglasses Indoors
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    Wolverine and Cyclops have never been friends. When they weren't sniping at one another over who should lead the X-Men, they were acting like teenagers while they fought over Jean (Scott's ex-wife and Logan's true love). So when the two frenemies have to fight ALL of the sentinels in Wolverine and the X-Men #40 there's some tension as to whether Logan is just going to peace out and let Cyclops handle the purple robots all by his lonesome.

    After the two heroes kill everything in their paths they share a cute moment, which is actually kind of nice. 

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    Logan Just Likes To Stab

    Logan Just Likes To Stab
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    Don't you love it when you accidentally stab one of your friends and it turns out that they were possessed by a demon so you were technically helping by being a macho douchebag? Before the New Avengers can piece together a new team and a new club house, an inter-dimensional heathen begins to rip through New York, and it takes over the bodies of Doctor Strange and Daimon Hellstrom - but Wolverine doesn't know that when he stabs them right in the chests.

    If Spider-Man hadn't said anything no one would have been the wiser.

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    Aloof Is Logan's Middle Name

    Aloof Is Logan's Middle Name
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    Poor Kitty Pryde, not only does she have a crush on the dumbest metal Russian in the world, but she's so alone now that she's attending Xavier's School for Gifted Teens, she's stuck asking Logan for dating advice. And poor Logan.

    We all know he'd rather be out punching dudes in the face with his adamantium claws before drinking all the beers, but he's been reduced to the role of chaperone. Do you think these two will ever learn to get along?

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    The Rare Time Logan Has A Valid Point

    The Rare Time Logan Has A Valid Point
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    The only thing that Warren Ellis could do to follow up Joss Whedon's powerhouse collection of Astonishing X-Men stories was to make things get weird. In the first arc of his run on the series, Ellis introduces the X-Men to meat Sentinels, Brood missiles, and that pesky Krakoa island. After an arc full of insanity and resurfaced enemies, the X-Men come face to face with Kaga, a true mutant who hates the heroes because they're so beautiful. It's some straight high-school garbage, so Logan punches this 60-something year-old-man in the face to teach him a lesson. Also because he's riding a wheelchair of death

    Admittedly this is kind of goofy, but it's classic Wolverine to unload on some villain who isn't worth his time because he's in a bad mood. And if you want to make something funnier, you can't beat adding "of doom" to the end of whatever you're talking about. 

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