In the situation where Wolverine has his head cut off (which I am sure would be no simple task, most likely requiring an adamantium weapon of some form) -

What would happen?

Would his head regrow a new body? Or would his body regrow a new head? This question specifically deals with what happens after the decapitation with Wolverine's regenerative abilities. Has this already been covered via comics?


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His head and body both stay alive but they are useless until someone puts them together then he will start healing.

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In the mainstream universe, decapitation would kill him.

In the ultimate universe, his power is survival instead of healing, his skin would take in oxygen for his brain if he's just a head.

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    Can you cite any instance of decapitation killing him in Earth-616?
    – phantom42
    Commented Mar 17, 2015 at 14:59
  • Prof. Xavier himself said that that was most likely the only way to kill him, no one has actually tried it. Wolverine also used a special sword (don't know how it was special) to kill Sabretooth. And Sabretooth mentioned an oxygen deprived brain might kill him i.e. drowning Commented Mar 17, 2015 at 15:49
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    You're likely thinking of the muramasa blade. And as you've mentioned, Xavier and Sabretooth mention ways that might work. Theories are fine. Evidence is better.
    – phantom42
    Commented Mar 17, 2015 at 15:56
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    Just to clarify: I'm not at all saying your answer is bad or wrong - just that it would be a lot better with some evidence or citations edited in.
    – phantom42
    Commented Mar 17, 2015 at 15:58

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