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Subj: Much like most of the characters, it was in the 90's
Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 at 04:44:16 pm EDT (Viewed 404 times)
Reply Subj: When did Wolverine jump the shark?
Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 at 11:26:13 am EDT (Viewed 591 times)

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Two jumps for me:

1) bone claws (x-men 25/wolv 75)

2) Origin/James Howlett (I feel like a tool just typing that name!)

I'd say it happened after Fatal Attractions. Without adamantium, Wolverine should have been relegated to a supporting character in the X-Men. It would have been interesting to see him dealing with PTSD and licking his wounds. They had an opportunity to deepen and humanize the character.

Instead, the super-charged his healing abilities and had him attacking with bone claws. Bone claws, by the way, which should have snapped off whenever he fought anyone with greater than average durability. Removing the adamantium somehow made him unstoppable (instead of vulnerable), which combined with overexposure, killed my love of the character.

I'd also say joining the New Avengers was also a low point for the character, as well as for the Avengers. In no way does it make sense for Wolverine to be an Avenger, then or now.

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