Wither's Power Problem

#1 Posted by Chameleone (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

If Wither's touch destroys all organic matter, why doesn't he starve to death? It has been shown that a mutation can endanger the person's life, but I was just wondering why this was never mentioned.

#2 Posted by Shaper (5168 posts) - - Show Bio

chameleone says:

"If Wither's touch destroys all organic matter, why doesn't he starve to death? It has been shown that a mutation can endanger the person's life, but I was just wondering why this was never mentioned."

Forks and spoons?

#3 Posted by Chameleone (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

Shaper says:

"chameleone says:
"If Wither's touch destroys all organic matter, why doesn't he starve to death? It has been shown that a mutation can endanger the person's life, but I was just wondering why this was never mentioned."

Forks and spoons?"

wouldn't it dissolve on his tongue?

#4 Posted by Chameleone (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

Boken says:

"true, what about a feeding tube"

well we don't know whether it's skin contact or if it touches any part of his body

#5 Posted by Boken (7757 posts) - - Show Bio

chameleone says:

"Boken says:
"true, what about a feeding tube"
well we don't know whether it's skin contact or if it touches any part of his body"

true, what about non organic foods. like processed stuffs.

#6 Posted by Boken (7757 posts) - - Show Bio

true, what about a feeding tube

#7 Posted by Chameleone (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

Boken says:

"chameleone says:
"Boken says:
"true, what about a feeding tube"
well we don't know whether it's skin contact or if it touches any part of his body"

true, what about non organic foods. like processed stuffs. "

all food is organic, meaning it once was living. Unless he eats rocks

#8 Posted by Charmcaster (5272 posts) - - Show Bio

Cos he can't kill something that's already dead....

#9 Posted by Chameleone (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

Charmcaster says:

"Cos he can't kill something that's already dead...."

He's not killing it, it just decays when he touches it.

#10 Posted by Charmcaster (5272 posts) - - Show Bio

chameleone says:

"Charmcaster says:
"Cos he can't kill something that's already dead...."
He's not killing it, it just decays when he touches it."

Oh

#11 Posted by Cryo-Wolf (12662 posts) - - Show Bio

This is actually a really good idea. Don't know the answer though.

#12 Posted by Boken (7757 posts) - - Show Bio

chameleone says:

"Charmcaster says:
"Cos he can't kill something that's already dead...."
He's not killing it, it just decays when he touches it."

basically a rotting touch

#13 Posted by Chameleone (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

LMAO this is puzzling

#14 Posted by pixelized (62883 posts) - - Show Bio

isnt it just skin to skin? would his tongue really decay something?
Post Edited:2008-05-05 21:10:39

#15 Posted by Slinger (7640 posts) - - Show Bio

How fast does his power work? How does his power work? Maybe he absorbs nutrients by "withering" things. Maybe he is forced to only eat rotten things.

#16 Posted by Zenma (4970 posts) - - Show Bio

i'm gonna say nutrient pills because they are not living, but just minerals and such, also sugar is a good alternative

#17 Posted by Chameleone (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

Slinger says:

"How fast does his power work? How does his power work? Maybe he absorbs nutrients by "withering" things. Maybe he is forced to only eat rotten things."

It works pretty instantly. and either turns things to dust or leaving just skeleton and skin behind.

#18 Posted by Shaper (5168 posts) - - Show Bio

It's comics, just deal with it. :)

#19 Posted by Boken (7757 posts) - - Show Bio

chameleone says:

"Slinger says:
"How fast does his power work? How does his power work? Maybe he absorbs nutrients by "withering" things. Maybe he is forced to only eat rotten things."
It works pretty instantly. and either turns things to dust or leaving just skeleton and skin behind."

well someone needs to give us an answer

#20 Posted by Chameleone (8710 posts) - - Show Bio

Boken says:

"chameleone says:
"Slinger says:
"How fast does his power work? How does his power work? Maybe he absorbs nutrients by "withering" things. Maybe he is forced to only eat rotten things."
It works pretty instantly. and either turns things to dust or leaving just skeleton and skin behind."

well someone needs to give us an answer"

I nominate Shaper

#21 Posted by Sling Shot (3560 posts) - - Show Bio

Any carbon based matter is classified organic. And if food dissolves in his mouth that is just a sped up process of what eating and digestion does anyway soo.....

#22 Posted by Boken (7757 posts) - - Show Bio

its confuesing

#23 Posted by Opac (17 posts) - - Show Bio

mayhaps... if you wanna add biological stuff to it.. his saliva has a chemical that negates teh affect... hes just gotta stuff his face... really..... really... quickly.... and he cant kiss his food... like the rest of us... i mean... achoo.

#24 Edited by Starleafgirl (1433 posts) - - Show Bio

If he can't kiss (I don't know, can he?), he probably can't eat, or he could try to eat but all he'd get is ash for his trouble.

Unless it is just his outer skin that secrets/absorbs whatever it is that causes his withering touch...

I've had to deal with similar questions over my favorite mutant character and I've come to the conclusion that if Marvel doesn't mention something, assume the mutant has an alternative biological means of getting energy to live or, more simply, doesn't have to eat, as a side effect of his/her mutation.

Side Note: I just found out about Wither today and he sounds pretty dang cool. "Cool" as in... I tend to go for the tragic mutant stories. ;)

#25 Edited by cennobite (365 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe as he rots living things he absorbs energy from it similar to Selene. Any part of his body that touches organic matter will disintegrate that matter. He has to wear clothes that are totally synthetic. I don't think it has shown him eating. Seeing that he has been transformed into a vampire type creature some things might have changed. The only reason he can kiss Selene is that she has a power that is so similar they probably are immune to each others power. 

#26 Posted by WoundingFactor (172 posts) - - Show Bio

So, would Emma Frost in diamond form be immune to his power?

#27 Posted by roximonoxide (1 posts) - - Show Bio

What about adamantium? Any indication of whether or not he can dissolve like other metals?

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