At the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Logan got shot in the head with an Adamantium Bullet which was the only thing strong enough to get though his Adamantium bones.

Is it explained how no one noticed in the first X-Men movie that he had a bullet hole in his "indestructible" skull when Xavier learned his entire skeleton was made of Adamantium?

  • How Wolverine lost his memories was not important in the 2000 movie and thus not mentioned?
    – calccrypto
    Jun 11, 2014 at 7:10
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    More importantly - Riddle me this: How can an indestructible bullet get through an indestructible skull? They are both made of the same material, a material that we have seen (in claw form) can actually deflect bullets... So how does this all-of-a-sudden work? Jun 11, 2014 at 7:15
  • @22ndCenturyFza youtube.com/watch?v=_--m033SEOw#t=180
    – calccrypto
    Jun 11, 2014 at 7:19
  • @calccrypto - Fun movie, of course, but not the same thing. If adamantium worked like that both Cyber and Sabretooth would have been able to penetrate Wolvie's laced skeleton at some point... not to mention Lady Deathstrike at the speed her robotic arms move. Jun 11, 2014 at 7:36
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    @user20310 - You have failed to convince me. I'd say Lady Deathstrike packs a lot of force with her bionic adamantium arms that project from her body at high speeds... If only Logan had been shot in the eye we wouldn't need to make up physics to explain the terrible ending to a terrible movie. Jun 11, 2014 at 10:25

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Shoddy storytelling really. They needed a way for wolverine to lose his memories, and didn't think of what consequences this would have for the earlier movies.

On the topic of why the bullet was able to penetrate his skull: it was made of adamantium. The layer of adamantium on Wolverine's skull is not very thick, or we'd see it through his skin. If the bullet was pointy (AKA: specifically made to penetrate material) it would've gone through his skull easily, since it's the same material.

  • Isn't then a possible explanation that the skullbone was intact and that just no one noticed because it looked all the same in xray/mrt/crt/whatever?
    – PlasmaHH
    Jun 11, 2014 at 12:42
  • I vaguely recall storm and professor X looking at a picture of Logan's skeleton, including the adamantium. They should have seen a hole but they didn't. Maybe it appeared asif there was no hole because it was a 2D picture. Jun 11, 2014 at 12:52

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