How would you feel if wolverine lost his powers for 40%-50% of the movie?
would you still enjoy the movie?
It sounds like they're removing his healing factor, not necessarily the rest of his powers.
It'd be pretty awful if they completely removed the healing factor alone. See here:
They're probably just weakening it enough that he can age and die. Still raising the stakes.
Yeah, popping his claws would be painful as hell. Maybe an excuse to make him go all samurai?
I suppose, like you said, there is the possibility that it only limits his near-immortality.
Actually, the point wasn't the pain. Every time he pops his claws, they cut through the skin on his hand to come out. Which is about as painful as it sounds, every single time. When he retracts them, it heals, good as new. So if his healing factor is completely shut off, you get the aforementioned video.
Um yeah, I know....that was my point. If he pops his claws even once, he ends up with three bloody knife wounds on his fist...which would be painful.
Ah, sorry, I misunderstood: I thought you meant that popping his claws BEFORE losing the healing wasn't painful already. My bad.
What's the period of time the movie is suppose to span? Wolverine only survived the adamantium bonding process and still continues to live with the adamantium is because he had a healing factor. Even in the comics it was shown (when High Evolutionary turned off the mutant gene) that without his healing factor he will die from adamantium poisoning and probably bleed to death from using his claws after a while. Don't see why it would be any different in any other reality, but then again this is the movies, so...
I think his healing is just more or less downgraded severely. He did say he wasn't healing like before and from other parts of the trailer like him getting shot and getting beaten up easily, I took that as he can still heal to the point of using his claws and stuff, but injuries are taking their toll on him.
I honestly don't see any point to removing characters' powers in this way and even less for it to happen during a movie. His healing factor was never shown to be that powerful in the films, anyway, so not seeing any dramatic tension in him needing to rely on a samurai blade - him having all three would be redundant, anyway. I think some writers think it allows further character development, but it has to be treated in a certain way, otherwise it just becomes replaced by some other amped set of abilities which defeats the point. Not sure if movies, with limited time constraints, would be able to explore this in a satisfying way.
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