This article is an attempt highlighting a perplexing and utterly inexplicable comic book storyline.
Here we will try to figure out the logic behind Wolverine’s adamantium poisoning.
To begin with, there is no sensible explanation to why would it hurt anyone to have adamantium in his body. Metal is used to fix human bodies all the time. Broken knees, hips, legs, arms and various other injuries see metals like titanium and steel being inserted into the body without anyone getting poisoned by the metals. Therefore, it is absurd to assume that adamantium would cause poison.
Despite that, we repeatedly see that Wolverine’s healing power has been affected due to the fact that it is working non-stop to cure the effects of adamantium poisoning that he suffers. We have seen this explanation come up for many years now, however, the most prominent instance was in the story that showed the High Evolutionary wiped out all mutant powers on Earth and that caused Wolverine to die from adamantium poisoning, as shown in the Uncanny X-Men #380 (created by Alan Davis, Terry Kavanagh, Tom Raney and Scott Hanna).
This is even when nobody has ever been affected by metal poisoning, other than Wolverine of course.
There are quite a few other people who have seen adamantium inserted into their bodies. We have gone on to ignore the mutants who have had adamantium in their bodies, just in case you might want to say that they could also have healing powers protecting them from the poisoning.
There is Bullseye, and then there is Hammerhead as well.
Just before his death, Wolverine’s healing power had failed, and he wore an armor to protect himself, and the Beast also gave him pills to cure adamantium poisoning.
Therefore, in case you want to debate that all those non-Wolverine beings took pills to stay safe then why did Wolverine himself didn’t take those pills till now?
It all seems to be nothing more than a big bundle of “Let’s just create an insane plot without any logic or any explanation supporting it.” That in fact, happens to be what most comic books are about, however, this one was too much.