Reviewed by Valerie Mok
Wolverine is definitely an awesome superhero. He’s a rage filled, claw wielding, Canadian powerhouse. Watching him destroy anyone in his path can give many people the incentive to want to have claws like Marvel’s most vicious mutant. However, there are several side effects many people overlook when considering Logan‘s metal blades.
One of the most exciting moments in the X Men movies is when Wolverine brings out his retractable claws. However, having metal blades shoot out of the slits in your knuckles is just ugly in real life. Imagine the excruciating pain of having three 10 inch swords bursting out of your hands whenever you’re angry. Furthermore, the mess of blood that splashes out of your fist wounds would just be a constant hassle. Also, every time you lets the claws out, you’re constantly reopening your wounds, which is just bound to give you tons of infections. The amazing shine of metallic claws is overshadowed by the disgusting infections of bacteria and germs.
Although having Logan’s claws has its own benefits, such as a portable can opener, and the ability to easily cut through anything, every food is now a kabob. On the other hand, when those 10 inch blades are retracted, you are no longer able to bend your wrists. Your wrists are forever locked, and if you do want to move your wrists, you have to do so with 10 inch claws in the way. Now, with your portable can opener you are stuck unable to write, throw, or catch things easily. By trying to take a step forward, your arms become mannequin like.
Lastly, when those claws are retracted, they are digging straight into the slots in your hands and arms. This would cause a ridiculous amount of pain whenever you do not want your claws out. Furthermore, this would just cause more pain, wounds and infections. All of these details should really make you reconsider which super powers are actually the greatest.
Some ideas should just be left in comic books.