Wolverine metal claws vs bone claws

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#1 Posted by LoganRogue24 (1339 posts) - - Show Bio

hey guys do you like Logan with metal claws or bone claws. to be honest i never liked the bone claw idea cause in my opion its kind of stupid. i like that weapon x gave him his claws along with his adamantium skelaton cause to me it sounds more grusume and more gritty then the metal just covered his bone claws. which if that was the case it would not be all sharp but would be boney like. love to hear your opion.

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#2 Posted by Demonturtle (573 posts) - - Show Bio

At first, I was very excited when everyone first found out that he had bone claws underneath the Adamantium! But the story lines resulting from that were pretty weak and are probably my least favorite out of the ones Ive read so far. I understand the trauma involved and the reasoning behind it, but it wasnt handled well. Overall, I like him with the metal claws, it fits his moniker as the ultimate killing machine!

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#3 Posted by God_Spawn (40620 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the bone claw idea quite well, metal claws though is his trademark.

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#4 Posted by labarith (730 posts) - - Show Bio

Bone "Claws" doesn't make much sense, biologically. Let alone for cutting.

"proper (re)bonding" made for a more healtastic wolverine... but without adamantium he'd heal even greater.

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#5 Posted by Powerzone789 (481 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine has always had bone claws, weapon x never gave him the claws, they just gave him the adamantium and i think the bone claws make him look more feral and make him a more realistic character, but the adamantium makes him more unkillable soo

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#6 Posted by LoganRogue24 (1339 posts) - - Show Bio

well in the x-men 2 movie stryker said he gave Logan his claws and in x-men 1 Jean Greys x rays of Logans bones clearly showed his claws were metal implants yet in the Wolverine origins movie there bone claws makes no sense to me. i thought in the comics that weapon x gave him the metal claws but when Magneto ripped the metal out of him the writers gave him the bone claws cause Logan without claws would be weird or something.

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#7 Posted by joshmightbe (27423 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the idea that he always had claws but I hated it when he lost his adamantium despite the fact that it was one of the most awesome scenes in a Marvel comic ever

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#8 Posted by marvelftw (77 posts) - - Show Bio

his adamantium claws are like 10x better. if he had bone claws then he couldn't cut through near as many things, thus making him much less a threat.

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#9 Posted by joshmightbe (27423 posts) - - Show Bio

does anyone have a scan of Magneto ripping out Wolverine's adamantium I know its off topic but it looks cool

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#11 Posted by joshmightbe (27423 posts) - - Show Bio

@marvelftw: Thanks I love that scene

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#12 Posted by marvelftw (77 posts) - - Show Bio

no problem

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#13 Posted by Sir_Deadpool (491 posts) - - Show Bio

if the bone claws are breaking up. will grew new ones?

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#14 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
Metal claws.
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#15 Posted by infonation (1666 posts) - - Show Bio

@Sir_Deadpool: Yeah, Wolverine's healing factor has literally gotten so strong it can regenerate his limbs, organs, and braincells but his claws as well, so even if you broke off his claws he'd just grow new ones sooner or later.

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#16 Posted by Chevaliere (1040 posts) - - Show Bio
@infonation said:

@Sir_Deadpool: Yeah, Wolverine's healing factor has literally gotten so strong it can regenerate his limbs, organs, and braincells but his claws as well, so even if you broke off his claws he'd just grow new ones sooner or later.

I understand that, but if those stories of old future Wolverine are to be taken into account, shouldn't his healing be getting worse with age? Surely he can't still be in the prime of his healing, can he?
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#17 Posted by marvelftw (77 posts) - - Show Bio

@Sir_Deadpool: yeah, but its pointless because that problem wouldnt happen in the first place with adamantium ones.

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#18 Posted by Sir_Deadpool (491 posts) - - Show Bio

@infonation: thanks a lot. did not know that his healing factor is this strong

@marvelftw: Yeah you're right. I prefer adamantium claws too

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#19 Posted by z3ro180 (8679 posts) - - Show Bio

i like the fact that the claws were already part of his skelinton and that the metal was added to them.

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#20 Posted by Hazlenaut (2096 posts) - - Show Bio

If he had bone claws he would be faster since he lost 100 pounds of his antimantium exoskeleton and his healing would be faster too. We all know the metal claws are his theme maybe it should be down for Laura. wouldn't healing bones and making them as weapon mean he be little bit like Marrow. He will have to ask how she does it

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#21 Posted by infonation (1666 posts) - - Show Bio

@LordHuntingrathII: Actually, I think Wolverine's healing factor steps in and out, when he was first intruduced he was able to heal minor injures very quickly, but after awhile he became able to recver from some very nasty wounds indeed! Sabertooth was the same way, when he first appeared he was a main enemy of Iron Fist and he wasn't much more than a very strong thug with a costume and a gimmick that loved to give poor Irin Fist a hard time. Now he's capable of going toe-to-toe with Wolvie like it's all fun and games. Yes I know we can just blame writers and editors for this, but it could actually lead to some pretty decent character development! After all, for the most part, Wolverine needs his healing factor just to SURVIVE! So what happens if it ever goes away?...

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#22 Posted by bat22 (11 posts) - - Show Bio

My bros. and I were very big on the X-Men during FATAL ATTRACTIONS, so Wolvie losing all his adamantium was huge. The bone claws reveal was gross but I didn't object to it. You also felt bad for Logan because his healing factor was shot. All in all, he was the polar opposite of later nuke-resistant Wolverine.

Looking back, and now w/ the films, the bone claws are a feature I can do completely without. Wolvie's natural mutant abilities should be his healing factor and enhanced senses. The bone claws feel unnatural because of the damage they've always caused Logan when popping them out, something you don't see w/ animals and their claws.

There's also a short story I remember since before I got into the X-Men, where Logan is dreaming of himself, naked and simple-minded, facing off against the metal skeleton w/ its claws. That, to me, is where the claws should originate from: the program that turned a simple enough mutant into a living weapon.

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#23 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (4628 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked the bone claw Idea a lot actually. I do prefer the adamantium laced claws though.

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#24 Edited by fodigg (6240 posts) - - Show Bio

Bone claws made sense to me because "why did the adamantium bonding process just happen to produce claws?" was always a question that bothered me after reading the Weapon X backstory. Like, if they didn't explicitly set out to give him claws, why would that just randomly happen? That's weird.

That said, I prefer his stories with the metal claws and I preferred the pre-James backstory where it was mostly a mystery before the Weapon X program.

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#25 Edited by God_Spawn (40620 posts) - - Show Bio

BONE CLAAAWW!!

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#26 Posted by tparks (8723 posts) - - Show Bio

I kind of liked how the original stories intended wolverine to have been given claws during the adamantium process. It seemed more like they took a guy, who happened to have healing powers, and tried to make him nothing but a weapon. It seemed darker and more fitting to his character.

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#27 Posted by fodigg (6240 posts) - - Show Bio

@tparks said:

I kind of liked how the original stories intended wolverine to have been given claws during the adamantium process. It seemed more like they took a guy, who happened to have healing powers, and tried to make him nothing but a weapon. It seemed darker and more fitting to his character.

If I'm recalling correctly, the Weapon X program didn't intend to give him claws. They were pumping adamantium in him and one of the techs was like 'Durrrr...there's a bunch of it going to his wrists.'

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#28 Posted by tparks (8723 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg: Ya, I think your right now that I think about it a little more. Accidental claws is pretty silly.

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#29 Posted by God_Spawn (40620 posts) - - Show Bio

@tparks said:

I kind of liked how the original stories intended wolverine to have been given claws during the adamantium process. It seemed more like they took a guy, who happened to have healing powers, and tried to make him nothing but a weapon. It seemed darker and more fitting to his character.

I honestly hated that idea and I agreed with the notion about it that really anyone could then become Wolverine just by donning the gloves and outfit. It would have just been too easy to replace Logan if something happened. I mean look at how many people have been Batman or Captain America when all they needed to do was know how to fight well and put on the outfit. Tim, Jason, and Dick were all trying to be Batman before and could have been. John Walker was Cap before. Clint Barton almost became Cap. Bucky ended up carrying the mantle for awhile. And I'm sure there are other people who have played these roles but I'm just not remembering much. But not everyone can be Superman by donning the costume. Not everyone can be Spider-Man by donning the costume. You can't have any old person slap on a ruby quartz visor and be Cyclops. I think by giving Logan the actual claws they made the role specifically for Logan. Of course that has changed when Daken was introduced and Marvel actually made clawed gauntlets and made the Gorgon Dark Wolverine for a little while. I understand by now comic writers have found a way to really mimic anything so anyone could possibly mimic a character. Someone could become Wolverine if given a nanite injection that enables a healing factor and gives them the slider claws. But for so long they didn't do that with Logan as the role was made for him.

At least that is my two cents.

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#30 Posted by tparks (8723 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn: Respect that opinion. I like your take on that.

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#31 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn: That is the best picture of wolverine I've ever seen

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#32 Edited by batmannflash (6299 posts) - - Show Bio

Adamantium of course!

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#33 Edited by Wolverine008 (50825 posts) - - Show Bio

Adamantium all day every day.

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#34 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: Something about the bone claws has a visceral appeal to me. And isntvhis healing even better without adamantium?

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#35 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (4628 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc said:

@wolverine08: Something about the bone claws has a visceral appeal to me. And isntvhis healing even better without adamantium?

yes, his healing is faster with bone claws.

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#36 Posted by Wolverine008 (50825 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc said:

@wolverine08: Something about the bone claws has a visceral appeal to me. And isntvhis healing even better without adamantium?

Yup, without the adamantium on his bones, Wolvie does heal faster.

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#37 Posted by dfjkl (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Everybody seems to have forgotten how much of a retcon the bone claws were. Yes, it was intentional that the Weapon X program made his claws. No..they were never gloves. If anyone recalls the Official Guide to the Marvel Universe, they had a whole write-up on the mechanics of his claws. The bone claws were the beginning of the b.s. retconning away of significant Marvel history.

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#38 Edited by Bezza (5019 posts) - - Show Bio

..adamantium claws....it elevates him to the level where is a threat to even the most powerful of opponents.

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#39 Posted by ComicStooge (21873 posts) - - Show Bio

Bone claw.

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#41 Posted by Wolverine008 (50825 posts) - - Show Bio

Both have their cool parts. The bone claws for me have always symbolized a retro sort of feel. A different, younger time in Wolverine's life. The adamantium somewhat represents his evolution as a superhero and person(Weapon X) when I think of it.

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#43 Posted by wrlord (11 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerzone789:

Wolverine has always had bone claws, weapon x never gave him the claws, they just gave him the adamantium and i think the bone claws make him look more feral and make him a more realistic character, but the adamantium makes him more unkillable soo

No. They were invented decades into the character's existence - as was the name "weapon X"

And they're STUPID.

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#44 Posted by amonahanart (64 posts) - - Show Bio

When I first saw his bone claws I thought that was the greatest thing ever. However, I found in watching the new Days of Future Past [Spoiler!!!] that I missed him totally destroying everything in his path with his adamantium claws.

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#45 Posted by chaosbringer616 (8 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the idea that he's a mutant with bone claws that were coated with adamamtium as opposed to Weapon X just giving him claws to make him a better weapon. Even had he not been born with them but grew them gradually as part of his mutation, I'd take over than just them being an accessory that was just added on to him one day.

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#46 Posted by SpinnerComix (3923 posts) - - Show Bio

I like bone claws better. Idk why, they are just so... cool. Like I know that metal claws are just plain awesome, but the look of the bone claws are just so grotesque that it is cool. I mean bone claws look like bone claws.

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#47 Edited by SymbioticSpider-Man (3595 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like the bone claw idea. I also liked it because it gave Wolverine more than just one power (healing factor)

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#48 Posted by BrockTheRock (51 posts) - - Show Bio

Overall, adamantium.

I like the increased healing factor he gets without adamantium though.

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#49 Posted by Huir (413 posts) - - Show Bio

Metal.

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