The Librarian and Binder that Luther have beaten were both a lot more experienced than he was and also had his abilities. I think experience is a factor, but people hold it up like it's the be all end all, as if Wolverine could never lose to someone unless they've been around as long as he has, which is provably untrue. As for Wolverine's healing factor being "a lot faster". I think that's also provably untrue barring atypical feats for Logan.
I don't think experience is end all be all and I know that is true, but I do believe skill is really important and it is true that his hf works faster because it isn't constantly healing him from adamantium poisoning....the link you posted had great scans but I don't think Luther can dish enough out to win majority.
Style is bloodier, more graphic, but when you boil it down, aside from the precog which could prove problematic, dudes shown absolutely nothing Logan hasn't himself exceeded. Yes, even punching through solid steel doors. Luther gets shot 7 times in the chest, and struggles to heal through it, whereas bone Wolverine eats dozens upon dozens (looks like well over a hundred rounds) of adamantium laced bullets and isn't even remotely fazed. Their respective healing factors are worlds apart.
I've no idea why certain folks are wanting to believe Logan's claws will cause only cosmetic injury either ... nothing suggests this at all.
Looks like a good read. Will have to pick it up.
Wolverine would carve him up though.
@laflux:So no, no problems here.
That instance of him getting shot was the first time he'd ever been shot and it happened very early on in his career. Shortly after that he completely healed getting disemboweled simply by willing it so (and was using his own intestines as a weapon against a superhuman opponent before he bothered to heal himself). It's been years since then and he now reacts to getting shot by ignoring it and then letting the bullets pop out of him once the fight is done. Even knives plunged into his nerve clusters specifically to cut off his connection to his body (which grants him his abilities) with neurotoxins coating them to make sure that happened, only stopped him for moments before he simply willed his body to move despite it. If you're going to pick an instance of his healing to judge him by, the first time he ever attempted it is not the one to go by. I disagree with your assessment that their healing factors are worlds apart considering the damage output of this fight given Strode's near instant conscious healing. Wolverine being shot up is not that much different from Strode allowing more than a dozen cops to unload into him so he could fake his own death.
As for Luther showing nothing Wolverine has exceeded, I can't recall Wolverine cutting through human bodies from top to bottom with his bare hands. I also don't know if Wolverine could lift himself up on his pinkie or if he'd say ripping apart metal was as easy for him as ripping apart paper.
And nothing suggests the claws will only cause cosmetic damage even though a character of Luther's strength wielding blades only caused cosmetic damage? And even though Luther could easily fix the kind of damage that Wolverine's claws usually create? Again we disagree.@king_saturn said:
So basically, Luther Strode is like Midnighter on Crack ?
The comparison was inevitable, I was just waiting to see who made it.
Wolverine doesn't have to be able to tear through people bare handed because he has built in claws that achieve the same result and arguably better
lifting himself up on his pinkie.....idk if Logan can do that but he was a ninja and everyone knows ninjas can do some crazy sh!t.
and with his claws he can tear through metal easily.........
that made me laugh