Hello interweb, Nate here. So I originally had nothing planned today but a friend of mine (who knows I dislike this character) sent me a link to a post where this guy is explaining why Wolverine is apparently the best Superhero ever (according to him, even better than Batman). I’m not going to send you guys a link to the post as I don’t want to make this a response to his post (even though you can argue that it technically is) but I have said several times that I don’t like Wolverine and you guys as well as some of my friends has asked me why I don’t like wolverine, and I always say “I don’t know, I just don’t” as I know that Wolverine is some of your guys’ favorite superhero and I don’t want anyone getting mad at me for bashing on their favorite superhero. So tell you guys what, if I explain why I dislike Wolverine, then you guys don’t get too angry at me. You can criticize my reasons all you want in the comments below, and if you don’t want to hear me bash this guy than you can simply not read this post. So with all that said, here’s what’s bound to be my most controversial post yet
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- This is my personal opinion on why I don’t Wolverine
- I’m not mocking or making fun of Wolverine fans, I’m mocking and making fun of Wolverine. So if you like this character, then read at your risk.
- Also, my goal here is not to change your mind and just to simply say why I don’t like this character
- Not in any specific order
#10 – He’s not interesting
Wolverine is suppose to be a bad@$$ and that’s pretty much it. I mean, can you really think of any other way to describe him? When people think Batman they think bad@$$, but they also might think intelligent, courageous, and sympathetic. Wolverine’s just bad@$$ and it’s fine to try and make a character over the top bad@$$, but if his bad@$$ness is his only memorable quality, then how can you possibly call this character interesting.
#9 – He’s everywhere
The Avengers, the X-Men, the New Fantastic Four, what Marvel team is he not apart of? And before his death in Death of Wolverine he was in countless titles. Honestly, I wouldn’t even mind Wolverine as much if he wasn’t everywhere. I mean seriously, picture that one character in fiction that annoys you greatly but at least you can just read something else and you don’t have to worry about it. Now imagine that character being everywhere, you’ll like that character less and less with every title he’s in. And because he’s everywhere…
#8 – He hogs the spotlight from more interesting characters
One thing I never understood is why Wolverine is so much more popular than Cyclops. I’m serious, I love Cyclops: he’s 1000xs more interesting then wolverine, his ability to shoot lasers out of his eyes is really cool and the fact that he can’t control them makes him more interesting, and he has great leadership skills so he’s a really cool character. If Cyclops’s and Wolverine’s popularity suddenly swapped and Cyclops was the character that everybody loves, I wouldn’t mind.
Even besides Cyclops the X-Men is filled with cool characters like Storm, Beast, and Shadowcat just to name a few. But of course we have to shove them aside to give Wolverine more titles. I would much rather have collected Shadowcat and the X-Men over Wolverine and the X-Men. In fact, maybe it’s a good thing that Marvel don’t own the X-Men, because Wolverine would be stealing the spotlight over other marvel characters who deserves their own movie. Honestly, I don’t think a Black Panther movie would have even been suggested if Marvel/Disney was able to make a Wolverine movie. Although admittingly I bet Marvel/Disney would make a better Wolverine movie then Fox’s Wolverine movies.
#7 – His rogues gallery is decent at best
Other than Sabretooth and Lady Deathstrike, what other well-known villains does Wolverine have? Even then am I the only one who finds it strange that Sabretooth is Wolverine’s arch-enemy and he’s arguably one of Wolverine’s weakest enemies? Even Hulk’s rogues gallery is more interesting and I bet, other than maybe Abomination, no one knows any Hulk villains. Even Iron Man’s rogues gallery is even better and Wolverine is so much more popular than Iron Man.
#6 – His adamantium skeleton is redundant
What exactly is the purpose to his skeleton again? Yes it’s unbreakable, but if he already has his healing factor then why does his bones need to be unbreakable? Why not just make his claws adamantium like X-23? All his bones do is make him a much easier target for Magneto (oh don’t worry, I’ll talk about him later) and…protects him from injuries that he can heal from in seconds? Ugh, whatever, what’s next?
#5 – He can’t die
I know that this is kinda bad timing to complain about this sense Death of Wolverine ended a few months ago, but that’s because he lost his healing factor. And the fact that he lost his healing factor before that miniseries caused some suspense in that story has it’s possible that he could die (spoiler alert, he died). But with his healing factor, then he can’t die and it causes no suspense. For example, if you see Spider-man dodging a bunch of bullets thanks to his Spider-sense warning him of the bullets and is enhanced reflexes allowing him to dodge them, but he still could die. Of course it’s unlikely that they will die but it’s still possible that could die which means he has to be careful when going into those situations. Wolverine, he can just run right into them and not think about the consequences. If he can heal from anything then why be scared of death? Just run into the streams of bullets and turn everybody into a big mess of blood and guts. The only other character who has this strong of a healing factor is probably Deadpool but his comics aren’t suppose to be serious, they’re suppose to be humorous. As a result, I honestly don’t care whether or not Deadpool can die so long as he makes me laugh. But Wolverine isn’t a humorous character and his healing abilities just sucks all the suspense from it.
#4 – He’s nothing without his healing factor
As we saw recently in the comics before his death, he went from a bad@$$ who can take on anybody to a coward. Right after he lost his healing factor, he turned around and asked Spider-man to create the Ablation Armor to protect him. Wow. I mean, he has his adamantium skeleton to protect him now that his healing factor’s gone (which was the only time the adamantium skeleton had a purpose besides “it’s cool” I guess) and other marvel characters like Daredevil and Spider-man who goes around fighting crime without any armor because armor would slow them down and they much rather be fast enough to risk their lives and protect people. But no, Wolverine needs some armor to protect him now that his healing factor’s gone for good.
#3 – His powers are cool but boring
I’ll admit it, his claws are awesome. I mean, their foot long, unbreakable, can-cut-through-anything claws that he always have handy inside his arms. But while they’re cool, their kind of boring. Superheroes and sometimes supervillains often have superpowers that you can often sum up in one or two words but writers can have fun thinking of creative ways to use them. For example, what is Flash’s superpower? Super speed. Alright, but what can he do with that super speed? Well he can vibrate his molecules through solid objects, spin his arms to create mini tornadoes, travel through time, and even make duplicates of himself. How about Magneto? Well he can manipulate metal, but he can use that metal to do various things. Like in X-Men Days of Future’s Past he took the metal railroads, turned them into wires, strung those wires into the Sentinels, and controlled the Sentinels. That’s really cool and creative. But what can Wolverine do? Um…he can not get killed and always have knives handy? Yeah sorry, that’s not a superhero that’s a horror monster.
#2 – Magneto’s personal rag doll
Speaking of cool things Magneto can do why don’t we add “Wolverine manipulation” to the list? It’s like if DC decided to give Lex Luthor “Superman manipulation” or giving Green Goblin “Spider-man manipulation”. If you have a villain that your planning on making your hero fight maybe don’t give that hero the very thing your villain controls. Yes you could argue that Colossus also is covered in metal, but he can get rid of that metal. Wolverine is stuck with his adamantium and can’t get rid of it. And X-23 was never meant to fight Magneto, Wolverine was. Heck, one time in the comics Magneto even ripped the metal right out of Wolverine’s body. Whose idea was the metal skeleton again?
#1 – He has more bad qualities then good qualities
There is not a single superhero I can really think of that doesn’t have one think I I dislike about them. For example, my favorite superhero is Batman and I’ve always disliked how Bruce Wayne is a billionaire playboy (the billionaire part doesn’t bother me it’s his title as playboy that really urks me), while X-23 is much more interesting and sympathetic than Wolverine she still has Wolverine’s cool yet boring powers of not being able to die and always having knives handy, Nightcrawler’s design hasn’t changed much sense his creation and is in desperate need of an update, etc. But while every superhero has one or two things that I dislike about them, Wolverine is the opposite with one thing I like about him: his cool claws. But do to that fact that he’s uninteresting, he hogs the spotlight, his rogues gallery is boring, and his powers are boring I just can’t really like him. So if your planning on telling me “yeah well so-and-so has this negative quality about him/her” then yeah he/she probably does but it’s the fact that Wolverine’s negative quality outnumbers his positive qualities that frankly would throw him into a top 10 least favorite superheroes list if I ever decide to make one of those. Is he my least favorite? Honestly no, but the fact that he has so many negative qualities combined with the fact that he’s everywhere make him pretty far up there.
Last Weeks Poll
So last poll was my Green Arrow Vs Hawkeye – Character Compare and asked you guys who you think should’ve won:
Hawkeye: 100.00% (2 votes)
So sense I had Green Arrow win I guess you guys just disagreed with me.
So I honestly hope I didn’t offend anyone because I honestly wasn’t trying to bash anyone for liking Wolverine, I’m literally am just saying why I don’t like him. So today’s question: Do you like Wolverine?