Wolverine is one of the most famous, powerful, and durable mutants out there. Although he is best known for his adamantium claws, his healing factors are indeed his strongest power. It helps him recover from the most physical and brutal battles.
The most impressive factor about his power is regenerating an entirely new body from a single drop of blood. But will this power work if Logan is burned to ashes?
What Happens If Wolverine Is Burnt To Ashes?
Wolverine has survived more assassinations and attacks than any other Marvel superhero. Because of his mutant healing factor and adamantium skeleton, Logan survived being poisoned, shot, and burned.
The climatic battle of ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ witnessed Jean Grey fuming while Wolverine faced her. As he marches toward the Phoenix, his skin is flayed, his costume is torn, and his adamantium ribs are exposed, but he keeps healing. Regardless of whether Jean really tried to kill him or not, it is impossible that Wolverine would have survived her attacks if it wasn’t for his healing factor.
Nitro is a villain whose whole M.O. involves blowing himself up, and then regenerating moments afterward. As soon Wolverine tracks him down, the villain blows up killing the agents and leaving Logan with only his adamantium skeleton to regenerate again.
Wolverine’s Healing Factor Has One Hilarious Weakness
Wolverine’s healing factor has brought him back from certain death many times, but one thing it cannot compensate for is the power of the sun. Yes, a sunburn injury is Wolverine’s only weakness.
Sunburns are caused by overexposure to UV radiation that burns through layers of skin cells and ends up causing a burn due to an abundance of melanin. Melanin is the body’s defense against UV radiation and is a genetic trait passed down, allowing some people to tan while others with a lack of melanin burn. But some people do not include Wolverine. Though it doesn’t seem to have been explored in any great detail in comics, Logan’s healing factor probably wouldn’t defend against sunburn.
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