Can Adamantium-Laden Wolverine Swim?

#1 Posted by jstarzyk (313 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm watching X-Men: Origins Wolverine right now, and he jumps out of the Weapon X facility into the lake below.  
 
Wouldn't Wolverine with Adamantium on his bones not be able to swim?  He'd be like, 600-800 pounds...

#2 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29330 posts) - - Show Bio

I've thought of this so many times.... yet never have I gotten an answer...

#3 Posted by danhimself (21903 posts) - - Show Bio

there was an issue a few months ago, might have been a one shot where he talks about how he doesn't like being in the water because it's so hard for him to swim

#4 Edited by LT1085 (3658 posts) - - Show Bio

the healing factor would be like taking steroids and human growth hormone every single day, his body would have adapted to the extra weight of the adamantium bonding in a few hours probably. I think he could do it but there would be no buoyancy helping him out.

#5 Posted by Mr.Hulk_Smashin'! (2569 posts) - - Show Bio
@LT1085 said:
" the healing factor would be like taking steroids and human growth hormone every single day, his body would have adapted to the extra weight of the adamantium bonding in a few hours probably. I think he could do it but there would be no buoyancy helping him out. "
true.
 
@jstarzyk said:
" I'm watching X-Men: Origins Wolverine right now, and he jumps out of the Weapon X facility into the lake below.    Wouldn't Wolverine with Adamantium on his bones not be able to swim?  He'd be like, 600-800 pounds... "

Comic Wolverine is 5'3" and weighs 300lbs. so that would put Hugh Jackman wolverine at around 350lbs. because although he is taller he isn't as muscular.
#6 Posted by jstarzyk (313 posts) - - Show Bio

Doesn't one's ability to swim depend on their density relative to their body size though?  So even if he is only that weight, it would be a LOT harder to swim than a 300 lb fat kid.

#7 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

#8 Posted by camodude (193 posts) - - Show Bio

he can swim but adamantium weighs him down; so its harder

#9 Posted by The WeatherMan (3214 posts) - - Show Bio

His healing factor would not let lactic acid build up in his muscles, so even though it my be harder for him to swim, he can keep going and going for hours, maybe days before he starts feeling tired.
#10 Posted by logansgirl (140 posts) - - Show Bio

                                                                                                                    Weapon X # 5 2009 (i think) he states that the only thing he fears is the ocean. 
                                                                                                                       There was more to the monologue but i though this was the most important.
#11 Posted by Renchamp (2052 posts) - - Show Bio

Doesn't stop him from doing this.

#12 Posted by Lion_Heart22 (446 posts) - - Show Bio

@Renchamp: ...Why? W-why would you do that to us??

#13 Posted by 4joeblow (32 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by Watcherg6 (263 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, I'd say he Can. I have thought of the Adamantium, lightly covers his bones, He is 5 foot, if it were like wearing a suit of armor he'd really get tired, and worn out. He is not the termintor, but he also not real so...

so Yes he can swim

#15 Posted by luckydomino1 (491 posts) - - Show Bio

@4joeblow: i found this really amusing

#16 Posted by Obtrusive (1628 posts) - - Show Bio

Why not? His healing factor would compensate for extra weight, just like if you lived on a planet with more gravity you would be stronger. Also I wonder if a healing factor would help carry oxygen through the blood better, making it so he can hold his breath longer?

#17 Posted by Omarpool (6773 posts) - - Show Bio

@Renchamp: Why would you link that?! My eyes! You destroyed my eyes!

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