Wolverine vs Terminator

Wolverine vs Terminator - Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles

This is the summer for big sci-fi blockbusters, including the hotly anticipated Terminator Salvation and the slightly-spoiled Wolverine movie. While we wait with baited breath to see how these films battle it out at the box office, we can't help but wonder... Who would win if they battled it out in real life - the Terminator or Wolverine?

Since we may never see the actual Terminator vs. Wolverine fight (both heroes are notoriously diva-ish), we have no choice but to use logic to determine the winner of this battle. Read on to see who would win!

Attack

Terminator

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  • Created and programmed for singular purpose of termination
  • Superhuman strength
  • Ability to learn from humans
  • Superb use of weaponry
  • No loss of stamina
  • High adaptability
  • Can't be bargained with; can't be reasoned with; doesn't feel pity or remorse or fear

Wolverine

  • http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/020708/23948__x_l.jpgThree adamantium-infused, protractable claws on each hand
  • Superior stamina, agility, and reflexes
  • Superhuman strength
  • Acute sense of smell, sight, and sound
  • Skilled in most martial arts and fighting styles
While the Terminator is, according to film maker James Cameron, "like death rendered in steel," Wolverine has the advantage of built-in weaponry, which the T line of robots didn't acquire until several years later. Although the Terminator is more systematic and likely to be equally as adept in hand-to-hand as Wolverine, not having to fumble about for your weapon is always a plus in our books.

And the winner is...

WOLVERINE


Defense

Terminator

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  • Almost impossible to damage with 20th century weaponry
  • Able to survive explosions to some degree
  • Does not feel pain

Wolverine

  • http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/WPC-edit-content/uploads/2008/03/Hugh%20Jackman%20Wolverine.jpgSkeleton is reinforced with the virtually indestructible adamantium
  • Resistant to telepathic assault
Wolverine's defenses are remarkably well-suited to pretty much any kind of damage that can be inflicted to him, while the Terminator takes virtually no damage from 20th century weaponry. That being said, both the Terminator and Wolverine are built to withstand completely different types of attack, so we feel safe saying that, until we see it all play out, there is no definitive winner in this category.

And the winner is...

UNDETERMINABLE


Healing

Terminator

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  • Organic tissue heals much faster than human tissue
  • Can override programming by other T model robots
  • Can locate alternate sources of power when original power source is compromised
  • Can reroute his cybernetic systems to circumvent critical damage
  • Does not need to fully heal before he can continue fighting

Wolverine

  • http://giiblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/wolverine_02.jpgInfinite healing capabilities
  • Portrayal of healing speed has been inconsistent
The Terminator may be able to heal its organic covering at an accelerated rate compared to human flesh, but Wolverine can heal his entire body at a rate that doesn't even compare to human healing. The winner is only too obvious.

And the winner is...

WOLVERINE


Battle History

Terminator

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  • Single-handedly wipes out a entire police station filled with heavily armed cops
  • Destroys the defensively superior T-1000
  • Destroys the offensively superior T-X
  • Defeated by humans when humans choose to sacrifice selves, or when Terminator chooses to sacrifice self

Wolverine*

  • http://img34.picoodle.com/img/img34/4/6/15/f_xmenm_2647ba2.jpgSurvives a battle with Sabretooth after being thrown off the Statue of Liberty
  • Destroys Lady Deathstrike by injecting her with adamantium
  • Helps "cure" magneto of his mutantism with the help of Beast
  • Kills the psychically powerful Phoenix at the request of Jean Grey
The Terminator was trained to be a ruthless killing machine unhindered by emotions. Granted, it ends up acquiring emotion-like responses to many situations due to its powerful learning ability, but it remains systematic in its combat nonetheless. In the end, the Terminator has a more impressive battle history considering that Wolverine's battle history mostly involves working with the other X-Men or simply surviving otherwise fatal circumstances.

And the winner is...

TERMINATOR


Weaknesses

Terminator

Terminator Weaknesses

  • Can be knocked down by shotgun blasts
  • Limited power source; if compromised, Terminators must locate alternative power source
  • No integrated weaponry; must locate whatever weapons are readily available
  • Intolerance to extreme heat
  • Can be killed by intense explosion, crushing

Wolverine*

  • Wolverine WeaknessesHealing factor not instantaneous; can be prevented from healing if damage occurs quickly enough
  • Can be theoretically destroyed by adamantium injection (a la Lady Deathstrike)
  • Experiences pain associated with wounds
  • Susceptible to electrical/magnetic attacks due to adamantium
  • Burdended by emotions and personal attachments
Though Wolverine has super-human capabilities, he essentially has the same weaknesses as a human - he fatigues, he bleeds, he feels pain. This may not slow him down much at first, but we're willing to place bets on who's going to have to take a potty break first. Just saying.

And the winner is...

TERMINATOR


Conclusion

Terminator

  • Termiantor ArrivesComes from the future; is capable of time travel
  • Absolutely will not stop, ever, until Wolverine is dead

Wolverine

  • Wolverine YoungHas never traveled through time; did not always have adamantium-infused skeleton
On an otherwise even playing field, the ultimate tie-breaker has to do with a very special x-factor unique to the Terminator that allows him to take advantage of Wolverine's past: the Terminator can travel back in time, and since Wolverine wasn't always as strong as he is today, the Terminator could take fatal advantage of this. Plus, if we've learned anything from the Terminator movie franchise, it's that sending robots/people back in time to interfere with the past always works out exactly the way you planned.

And the overall winner is...

TERMINATOR

* Based off portrayal of Wolverine from the film series

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