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It depends on what form of adamantium. Proto-Adamantium - present in Captain America's shield, considered the absolute most invulnerable item in all of existence. True Adamantium - present in Wolverine Secondary Adamantium - Hulk can break/warp it. Beta Adamantium Adamantium (Earth-1610) - Hulk breaks a needle made of adamantium here. Adamantium (Earth-691) ...


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Adamantium's durability has less to do with weight than it does with resilience. Logan is 5'3" tall and without his adamantium weighs 195 lbs. With it, he weighs 300 lbs. His body has been reinforced but adds only 105 pounds of total weight. It is wrong to assume its indestructibility is related to weight. There are plenty of heavy metals (gold, lead) ...


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Wolverine was shot in the head and he is knocked out, but to me it clearly looks like the bullet is sitting in his head in the video in your question. As his skin heals, the bullet pops out. (Valorum's answer confirms this with a quote from the novelization.) So the bullet does not look like it passed through his Adamantium-bonded skull. And if it had, and ...


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Read the first couple paragraphs here. TL;DR: The bullet did not penetrate the adamantium layer, he's just been hit in the skull by a lump of metal traveling at probably something over 1,000 feet per second, which is why he got knocked out which seems the most plausible explanation. The bullet was just embedded in the flesh that's around his skull.


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Short answer: No. If he were standing directly near the epicenter of a nuclear weapon, his organic materials would be incinerated and destroyed, even as his skeleton survived relatively undamaged. His organic flesh having no special invulnerability to fire, radiation, radiated energy and blast over-pressure would certainly be destroyed completely at ground ...


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We don't know. Superman has never been shown encountering adamantium. However, in the crossover comic Superman/Fantastic Four: The Infinite Destruction, Superman is able to shrug off a beam that "can cut through adamantium," so my money's on "probably not."


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I remembered this comic after mulling over this discussion. Here is a summary from comics.ign.com: In Brian K. Vaughan's mini-series Logan, the titular hero is a prisoner of the Japanese. He escapes along with a fellow prisoner and finds solace and love in a local girl. Unfortunately, the girl's hut happened to be in Hiroshima, and thus Wolverine ...


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Apparently, the adamantium-laced bones heal: Adamantium Beta: The only known occurrence of Adamantium Beta was during the Weapon X Project. By the second part of the procedure when they laced his bones with Adamantium there was a reaction with his healing factor that bonded metal and bone. As a result the Adamantium "heals" just as his bones do. ...


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This link to an old British medical journal letter to the editor discusses how even a non-reactive material can cause cancer and other health issues. In a nutshell, even though the material isn't reactive to the body it can begin to build-up material on it, essentially a nucleation site for growths, because of a change in surface tension. You end up ...


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This is a failure of canon and writing regarding the issue of indestructible metals. Marvel has made little effort to describe Adamantium in any given detail and it defies the rules that most metals use regarding taking damage or being destroyed. TLDR Given the premise that the Silver Samurai was supposedly capable of generating a tachyon field (read that ...


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The Silver Samurai's sword was made of adamantium. It had a heating mechanism built in. Super-heated adamantium can cut through adamantium. This was established as canon on the previous Wolverine movie where Deadpool uses heat vision on Wolverine's claws and then Wolverine decapitates Deadpool, whose body was laced with adamantium. This was confirmed by ...


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In the Comics In the comics, when adamantium strikes adamantium, nothing happens. They look awesome, they make sparks, coolness ensues, other solutions must be found. Captain America's shield and Wolverine's claws have clashed several times historically. They made sparks, nothing more. Most times in the comic medium adamantium is irresistible, for cutting ...


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I will admit that this is an interesting question. In the Ultimate Universe, Ultimate Hulk has broken adamantium. I'm not clear if he can in the current canon for the mainstream Marvel Universe. My expectation is that it would NOT stop a Hulk transformation. As Banner's bones grew, they would strain the adamantium. They would be compressed. The spine ...


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Using information cleaned from this answer, I can tell you that yes it should have. His bones have become laced with beta adamantium (at least at the time that Wolverine: Origins is filmed). Adamantium Beta: The only known occurrence of Adamantium Beta was during the Weapon X Project. By the second part of the procedure when they laced his bones with ...


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No. Wolverine can regenerate from BIOLOGICAL skeleton... Not from Adamantium skeleton. As biological part of his skeleton will be vaporized by Nuclear bomb, there's no point of his regeneration from Adamantium based skeleton. His mutant power isn't attached with Adamantium part of his body! Even if you consider Adamantium could block heat to protect ...


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TL;DR: the organometallic compound created by bonding adamantium to bone at the molecular level breaks down cell walls and prevents the body from making blood & plasma. It looks like this question already has a decent answer, but it got me thinking - why IS adamantium so poisonous? The comics point out that Wolverine's healing factor isn't just fighting ...


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Not necessarily, and not all of it. X-Men continuity is tricky. In general, it's hard to reconcile the X-Men Cinematic Universe together no matter which movies you use. Origins: Wolverine contradicts a lot of things, Days of Future Past reboots things, etc. In this case, there were vague and contradictory statements abounding about Logan, some implying that ...


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Adamantium has been destroyed First things first, Adamantium have slightly more complicated histories than just becoming a metal or finding a metal one day. The first "version" of Adamantium was Proto-Adamantium, which was accidentally discovered by Dr. Myron MacLain during the Second World War. It was then recreated in the 60s, but using a combinations of ...


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I don't think there's an in-universe canonical answer to this outside of the quote you already mentioned. I think this is one of those times that Hollywood got it wrong. You're right in that it shouldn't have pierced his skull It should have bounced. If a real bullet can bounce of a normal human's skull (which does happen) then even an adamantium bullet ...


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I don't recall that this has ever been specifically addressed, but I believe that this passage from Wikipedia is the most spot on. The character Wolverine is depicted as his long-time enemy, although conflicting accounts have been given as to the origin of their feud. It is also known that he and Sabretooth were victims of the Cold War supersoldier ...


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The film's official novelisation confirms that the bullet, although penetrating the skin and breaking into pieces, didn't (and couldn't) penetrate his impenetrable adamantium skull. He's not dead, merely unconscious. She yelled at him some more, partly to purge her own terror, but most of all to keep attention away from Logan. She knew the adamantium ...


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This is basically a "It looks cool in the move so lets do it." thing. Based on everything in the comics, Adamantium once hardened is pretty much indestructible, even by something made of adamantium or similarly invincible metal (Uru (Thor's Hammer), Adamantite (Hercule's Mace)) They did a test in the Avengers where Thor, one of the physically strongest ...


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There are two distinct questions here; 1) Can Marvel freely use the term Adamantium to describe Ultron's coverings? - Yes, absolutely they can. Not only has the metal been a part of their existing comic properties but the word itself isn't trademarked. I can use it, you can use it, anyone can use it. 2) Will they describe his coverings as Adamantium? - ...


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According to the Marvel wiki: Extraordinarily expensive to produce, Adamantium is created through the mixing of certain chemical resins whose exact composition is a closely guarded government secret. For eight minutes after the resins are mixed, Adamantium can be molded if kept at a temperature of 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Its extremely stable molecular ...


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Besides making an interesting thought-experiment, the answer would be: No. There would be no way to make it safe enough for Banner to survive the bonding process. Without regeneration, he would die on the table or revert to the Hulk, stopping the process. Banner could never survive the initial process. The adamantium bonding technology is supposed to be ...


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Essentially Hulk has near limitless strength, but it's dependent on his rage. If he became sufficiently angry, then theoretically, yes, he could break adamantium. When transforming into the Hulk, Bruce's DNA realigns in such a way as to make it act like a cosmic antenna absorbing kinetic energy directly from the multiverse. The ability to absorb energy ...


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YES. There are many documented cases of ordinary people surviving nuclear bombs; even the military uses probability charts to estimate percentage of people killed as a function of distance to the blast. Therefore, it is certainly possible for Wolverine to survive.


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No, because adamantium was not originally part of is body, so his body cannot regenerate with it. Add to this the dificulty to synthesize true adamantium. Also note than : It also turned out that the presence of the adamantium slowed his mutation process down, his healing factor treated it like a foreign substance in the body and tried constantly to ...


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Captain America's circular shield is composed of an unknown alloy dubbed Proto-Adamantium. Technically, the explanation is the material was being designed to be a super-strong metallic alloy that Vibranium was added to. After the scientist creating it took a nap, he woke to discover his mixture of Vibranium-altered meta-material was somehow viable and he ...


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