That depends, does Wolverine's face have the power to act as an impact absorber for the rest of his body? Are you basically saying that as long as Wolverine is only ever punched in the face, his stuff with Collossus and the Grey Hulk and whoever else is fine, but if they ever hit him in the stomach or what have you /then/ he should be goo?The skin is irrelevant. What matters is his self-healing brain being encased in metal. That's why he doesn't get knocked out. If every single time he got punched and his face was gone and he was still standing would you still have problems with it? Or would it be more of a "that's totally bs his upper body should be gone too"?
Repeating this doesn't turn it into a non issue, it just means you have no real answer for it beyond the same stuff that lets anyone else survive a superstrong hit, making it thereby not a feat of any kind for Wolverine.I just see the fleshy thing as a non-issue.
So again, Wolverine himself can't really take their hits, he's being shielded by narrative convention, gotcha. Also, are they hitting the floor, or Wolverine?Bricks somehow manage not to annihilate the floor under them every time they fight.
Do you understand that you make no sense when you say Wolverine can "tank these hits" then compare him to things that only survive such stuff because of conventions? That doesn't actually have anything to do with Wolverine.That's the equivalent of Wolverine's fleshy bits
Nothing but some nebulous fraction of a hit from the Hulk? You understanding by defintion a glancing blow is not "a legit punch" and that's why it's a glancing blow?Even the glancing blow from the hulk which you think is clearly the way all brick/wolvie encounters should go, didn't smear anything. Surely if that was a legit punch it should have splattered Wolverine from Canada to Australia leaving mutant goo streaking the skies.
Is not actually his entire body.Adamantium Skull.
Weeell, of the top of my head, getting stabbed in the heart, and pretty much any time less than what would be tens of thousands of tons of force has managed to significantly impair him. And that depends, how strong would you like to say Roughouse is?How exactly? And what about the lower strength guys like Roughouse. Are you discounting those feats too?
Nearly every single time he has fought the Teen Titans or shown up against a Flash he does shit like that. He's at least twice out reacted Superman. Comparing the number of times one guy has appeared (a metric fuckton) to another guy (a comparative fraction of that), it's just fine as comparisons go.Not quite on the same level. How many feats does he have against speedsters? Besides identity crisis, and that one godawful Teen Titans arc where he gets saved by Inertia I can't think of any.
Cold's slowing down field is frankly a relatively recent to him development. Other than that, they all just hit the guy. A lot. There was a point where Heat Wave and Cold actually simultaneously zotted him. They even have little moments where they brag against other people they go up against about their reflexes because they fight a speedster all the time.Not really knowledgeable on these guys besides Cold having a slowing down cold field and what not.
This of course does not change that like having no appreciable superhuman durability to something like the Grey Hulk, they have no superhuman reflexes (well, the Top, one supposes to mention)
Did PIS stop being an explination now? Deathstroke is super happy as regards his showings then and Cap and Batman are filled with nothing but love for all the meta hits that have landed on them over the years, explosions they've come out of, and what have you.I don't think Deathstroke's feats are thrown out due to an artist's convention though. It would make more sense to me for you to explain how Wolverine has a ton of showings were bricks one shot him than to harp about a silly writer's convention.
If we're now at the point of "artist conventions" for having to justify Wolverine's showings, how again are these showings worth mentioning at all?
Why did Wonder Man not smear him? The same PIS that makes for him not smearing anyone he hits without superhuman durability.Inconsistencies like the fleshy bits we have been discussing are the same illogical shit that deal with Spider-Man's weakness to sharp things, Superman's premonition hearing, and the ground never caving in when hulk fights someone in his strength range. You could probably be making a similar case right now by remarking that if Wolverine really was getting punched with legit super-strength why is he not sent into space? Why is he not sent flying every time? Does he weigh as much as a battleship? Surely if Wonder Man had torn into him for real Wolverine would have been sent flying for Kilometers? and why did Wonder Man not smear him? That's just illogical.
Here's your problem: If you don't want to argue Wolverine has superhuman durability, Wolverine only has an ability to deal with hits that kicks in after the fact of them. In that case, the only reason he doesn't splatter is why /everyone else with no superhuman durability doesn't splatter/.
Whereas people with actual blunt force/piercing disparities in their superhuman durability? That's at least a noted thing.
Here's how logic actually goes here: Does someone have specifically compartmentalized superhuman durability? Then that's what they have. It may be silly, but that's what they have as a thing of them, that is the basis from which to work up from as far as any discussion that builds.
Does someone have /no superhuman durability/? And from your shying away from saying so despite numerous opportunities given, I can only assume for this many posts you don't think Wolverine does. Then it becomes illogical for them to respond to a hit like they do have a thing, that they don't have. Because they don't have it.