By Julia Limitone Published May 11, 2017 Politics
Right from the start, Wolverine was envisioned as a relentlessly brutal character. Actually, the earliest incarnation of the famed antihero toed the hero/villain line pretty tightly. As writers explored the character further, that ambiguity never really went away. Wolverine was born into violence and gained his trademark adamantium skeleton as the result of a particularly violent experiment designed to turn him into the ultimate weapon. While the X-Men helped him get in touch with his humanity , there’s really only so much you can humanize the world’s perfect killing machine.