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The Most Messed Up Things That Have Happened To Wolverine In The Comics

List RulesVote up the violent Wolverine moments that are too messed up for film.

For a supposedly unkillable mutant, the amount of times Wolverine has died is kind of ridiculous. Fans of the man they call Logan have already seen multiple Wolverine deaths in comics and even on the big screen, but time and again he returns to the pages of Marvel Comics.

In between those brief flirtations with the afterlife, Wolverine kills indiscriminately and is no stranger to absorbing all manner of physical punishment. His mutant healing factor is a convenient plot device for any writer who wants to unleash horrific acts of violence on the character.

Wolverine is the best at what he does, and what he does is suffer gruesome injuries.

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    738 VOTES

    Magneto Rips The Adamantium Right Off His Bones

    Many fans of the X-Men have long wondered why the adamantium-skeletoned Wolverine is always so eager to leap into battle against Magneto, the Master of Magnetism, but it takes Magneto a few decades to figure out the full implications of his advantage.

    In 1993’s X-Men #25, an enraged Magneto loses his patience with Logan and rips the metal right off his bones. The gruesome result is traumatic for both Wolverine - who reverts to a feral personality for a while - and to any comic reader who witnesses it.

    Professor X retaliates by wiping Magneto’s mind clean, so it’s fair to say nobody walks away from this conflict a winner.

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    848 VOTES

    The Horseman Of Death Makes Him Suffer Every Terminal Disease

    Wolverine goes through a lot over the course of Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force, and his encounters with the new Horsemen of the Apocalypse are some of the most excruciating.

    While battling the newest Horseman of Death, Wolverine is afflicted with every terminal disease in the history of humanity - all at the same time! Logan breaks free from Death’s powers before too long, but he spends the intervening time dying from hundreds of different causes. 

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    628 VOTES

    He Is Eaten Alive By An 18th Century Cannibal

    In Wolverine #165, Logan and Hank McCoy find themselves trapped in a supervillain prison, and things quickly go from bad to worse. Wolverine ends up locked in a cell with a resurrected sorcerer from the 18th century known as Mauvais, and he soon learns Mauvais’s powers are derived from cannibalism.

    For a cannibal, Wolverine’s healing factor represents a veritable all-you-can-eat buffet. 

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    429 VOTES

    He's Tricked Into Offing Several Of His Children At Once

    To say Wolverine has killed a lot of people in his comic book career is a gross understatement. Few fictional characters have a count as high as Logan's, but some of his slayings are more significant than others.

    During the “Red Right Hand” storyline in Volume 4 of Wolverine, Logan tracks down an organization that had been targeting him and cuts through their team of augmented enforcers with ease. He’s then informed each masked maniac he just offed was one of his own children.

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