X-Men '97 Episode 9: Will Wolverine Survive?

X-Men '97 Episode 9: Will Wolverine Survive?

Wolverine suffers a fatal blow at the hands of Magneto and his fate remains to be seen in the X-Men ‘97 Season 1 finale.

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Warning: Major X-Men ‘97 Episode 9 spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk.


A lot has happened in X-Men ‘97 Episode 9, Tolerance is Extinction – Part 2, and it’s only just the penultimate episode of the series’ first season. After the attack on Genosha and the terror that Bastion brings, Magneto has had enough and declares war against humanity. Of course, Charles Xavier and the rest of the X-Men will never let this happen and go on a mission to stop the Master of Magnetism. However, amid a fight, Wolverine ends up taking Magneto’s wrath, losing his adamantium claws and suffering a fatal blow. With this unexpected turn of events, will Wolverine survive?

It’s highly likely that Wolverine isn’t dead in X-Men ‘97 Episode 9. The mid-part of the three-part finale didn’t show his demise, unlike Jean Grey, who was instantly gone after a battle against Mister Sinister and receiving an attack from a possessed Cable amid a war against Bastion. Logan might have survived Magneto’s attack with his healing factor, though it would still affect his body.

In the penultimate episode, Wolverine took advantage of Magneto’s attack against Professor X and stabbed him in the chest. “The brave always dies first,” Logan said, a nod to Magneto’s line in the original X-Men: The Animated Series Season 1 Episode 13, The Final Decision.

Unfortunately for Wolverine, Magneto’s superpowers were magnetic and he effortlessly ripped his Adamantium out of his fellow mutant’s body, a scene based on the 1993 X-Men comic Fatal Attraction. “Finally, this feud is over,” Magneto said as he once again attacked Logan with his powers and diluted the metal in his body.


Will Wolverine grow his adamantium claws back in X-Men ‘97?

Though Wolverine’s future in X-Men ‘97 remains to be seen, his healing factor may help him survive and restore his body to a hundred percent. However, with the loss of his adamantium, his original bone claws may start to grow, which he may use in fighting. Though they’re not as durable as the adamantium, it has the ability to generate whenever he gets in a battle.

However, Wolverine got his adamantium claws back in the comics, though it took a while before it happened. After his fight against Magneto in Fatal Attractions, Wolverine left the X-Men for a while and went on a journey to find himself after being defeated.

He then crossed paths with Sabretooh and Deadpool while Cable’s son, Genesis, tried to put back adamantium into his body. However, Wolverine escaped. His body started to change without his adamantium, which maintained his original mutation. He lost his nose, his eyes turned red, hair started growing all over his face and body, and his fingernails grew long.

But despite this change, Wolverine managed to control his new form and later met Apocalypse. Apocalypse captured Wolverine to turn him into one of his Horsemen. Wolverine became a worthy follower, and Apocalypse rewarded him by restoring his adamantium skeleton and giving him the name of the Horseman Death.


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The X-Men ‘97 finale is expected to reveal the fate of Wolverine and Jean Grey. Knowing this series isn’t afraid of killing off its major characters, like Gambit, it remains to be seen what will happen to these two. However, many hope they will survive.

X-Men 97 Episodes 1-9 are available to stream on Disney+, while the first season's final episode, Tolerance is Extinction – Part 3, is set to release on Wednesday, May 15.

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