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15 Wild Fan Theories About Wolverine That Are Actually Plausible

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The X-Men universe has expanded so much within the last two decades. With a wide array of characters, plots, and multiple timelines, it's no wonder why they have such a dedicated fanbase. One of fandoms' most favorite things to do is come up with fan theories, and when it comes to the X-Men there are definitely a lot of them. We managed to round up some of the most interesting fan theories surrounding our favorite adamantium-clawed mutant.

Which Wolverine fan theories do you think are the most believable? Vote up your favorites below!

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    Wolverine Smokes Cigars To Deal With His Mutation

    Photo: X-Men Origins: Wolverine / 20th Century Fox

    From Redditor u/twitchedawake:

    Part of Wolverine's mutation is an extremely heightened sense of smell. Logan smokes cigars, known for their pungent odor, to help cut down from being overwhelmed by the thousands of smells he interacts with everyday that his mutant powers crank up to 11. Imagine being stuck in a new car, after stepping in dog poop, driving through a paper mill that was feshly painted... all day.

    Interesting theory?
  • 2

    Yukio's Premonition About Logan Refers To X-23

    Photo: Logan / 20th Century Fox

    From Redditor u/Cwade03:

    After everything that happened in The Wolverine, Yukio was actually right all along. In The Wolverine, Yukio says she saw Logan's death. She says:"I see you on your back. There's blood everywhere. You're holding your own heart in your hand. It's not beating." In The Wolverine, Logan obviously doesn't die, however, unlike in the bar scene near the beginning, she isn't clear on when he will die. She also claims to see the deaths through a key hole. This suggests she doesn't see the whole thing and so the location of Wolverine's death is also unclear.

    At the end of Logan, after his fight with X-24, Wolverine is on his back, there's blood everywhere and he's holding hands with his daughter who is his metaphorical heart (this heart isn't beating because it's a person).

    Interesting theory?
  • 3

    The X-Men's Continuity Is Constantly Changing Because Of Logan And Kitty

    Photo: X-Men: Days of Future Past / 20th Century Fox

    From Redditor u/j_u_s_t_i_n:

    In X-Men: Days of Future Past, we find out that Kitty can send someone's consciousness back into their past body. Wolverine is the only one who can travel more than a few weeks back, and he successfully changes ~40 years of history. Kitty and Wolverine do this more than one time. There's no way a man with as troubled of a past as Logan doesn't try to correct some other wrongs, and his changes are responsible for the discontinuities of the franchise. They also cause his memory issues (we see in DoFP that the past Logan has no memories of future Logan's deeds, and future Logan awakes with no memory of the altered timeline). This adds an extra layer of sadness to the final Wolverine film (Logan): Professor X killed Kitty in the incident that wiped out the X-Men, and Logan can no longer fix the past.

    Interesting theory?
  • 4

    Wolverine Gets High On His Healing Factor

    Photo: X-Men: Days of Future Past / 20th Century Fox

    From Redditor u/greenteaarizona_:

    We know from various comic book sources (as well as some corroboration from the Captain America film) that those with healing factors struggle to feel the effects of alcohol and other drugs. So my theory is that Wolverine enjoys the feeling of his body healing above all else.That's why he is always smoking and drinking; the drugs don't effect his pleasure as much as the natural healing factor. It can also explain why he's entirely reckless in battle. The worse he gets injured in a fight the better the high from healing.

    Interesting theory?