League Assignment “What If..?”

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This weeks League of Extraordinary Bloggers asks What If? A crooked ninja has to ask “What if Wolverine just died?”. Now anyone who knows anything about comics is that Wolverine is basically un-killable. He has been dismembered in so many ways, fried, bakes, sautéed, submerged, thrown into space, steam rolled, and really any way a person can be killed and every time he comes back. Thanks to his adamantium skeleton and healing factor he gets to live virtually forever.

So, what if he did just ya know, DIE. Sounds ridiculous I know but what if he just dies off in the Marvel universe, gone. I will tell you what would happen.

1. The X-Men, Avengers, X-Factor, and countless other teams fall apart

Wolverine has at minimum made appearances or teamed up with most groups in the Marvel universe if not joining each outright. He comes in, kills something, and saves the day. Without Wolvie to come kill off whatever threat all these teams will in face be destroyed.

2. Marvel Comics loses money, LOTS of it

Beside being in many teams in the Marvel universe Wolverine also is in a constant rotation of his own comics whether it be one-shot or full series. No Wolverine, no comics, no comic cash.

Also beyond comics Wolverine is in movies including his very own! Nope no more. Merchandise? Gone. Cartoons also are out (Wolverine and the X-Men anyone?).

3. Lots of fans become sad 🙁

Comic nerds and non-nerds alike love Wolverine as a character myself included. He is a rough and tumble anti-hero who cant be killed. Losing this character would mean a lot of people would be unmistakably missing something in their comic diet. Wolverine has such a rich history and countless epic moments it would indeed be sad for that all to ultimately end.

In the end if Wolverine ceased to be comics would not be the same, well that is if you are a Marvel comics fan (Hasn’t DC hurt themselves enough anyway?). No more -SNIKT- of popped claws, no more “bub”, no more fastball specials. In some respects I feel Wolverine is on the same level or surpassed that of other greats like Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and Captain America. To see him go would just be unfortunate but hey thats why this is a what if!
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  • Wolverine can’t die. His unofficial mutant power is printing money.

    Btw, I love your Crooked Ninja comics header!

  • Ha yeah that is without a doubt his true mutant power.

    Thanks the header came to mind as soon as I read “What If?”. The What If comics were some of my all-time favorite comics back in that day. Loved all the outlandish stories they told that couldn’t be told in the regular comics.

  • William Bruce West

    This actually happened in the Ultimate Marvel Universe, and they have gotten by just fine without him. He did, however, leave behind a son -Jimmy Hudson, who has his same temperament, but happens to be blond. I figure Wolverine won’t be gone forever, though, since he eventually becomes Cable (long story)…

  • I should have figured it had to have happened at some point in some alternate universe. Oh and I don’t even want to KNOW how they pulled off Wolverine=Cable!