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10 Wolverine Moments That Shocked The World

10. Going Out For Good With His Best Friend - House Of X

Marvel Comics

House of X and Powers of X continues to be the amazing reboot it was chalked up to be when first announced, and the latest issue - House of X #4 - delivered an emotional gut punch unlike any other.

To summarise: the X-Men, led by a rejuvenated Charles Xavier and the long-reincarnated Moira MacTaggert, are undertaking their gravest threat yet. With the knowledge that all paths lead to humanity persecuting the mutant populace, and that machines take up the cause to persecute both thereafter, X and Magneto resolve to send their team on a life-or-death mission to take down the Mother Mold, a Sentinel AI that hails the beginning of the end for mutants.

Heavily guarded by a coalition of the world's most well-equipped and secret organisations, Cyclops, Jean, Wolverine, Nightcrawler and others venture to the orbiting satellite to take it down. The plan goes immediately wrong, however, when a radicalised soldier self-detonates right underneath the Blackbird, killing Angel and Husk and leaving several others seriously injured.

House of X 4 Wolverine Death
Marvel Comics

Still, the X-Men continue their plan. One by one they disconnect the Mold from the satellite, but Mystique gets intercepted before she can reach the last one. With no other option, and with enemy forces breathing down their necks, Cyclops initiates their last remaining option: get Nightcrawler to teleport Wolverine into space so he can cut the tethers at the source.

The pair realise it's certain death, and it means they share a quiet moment together. Defiant, Nightcrawler reassures his old friend that he'll be there on the other side waiting for him. Then, they teleport, leading to Kurt disintegrating instantly and Wolverine being stripped to his skeleton, slicing away at the support and sacrificing himself in the process.

It's the very definition of heartbreaking, and Cyclops himself - consumed by grief I may add - goes on to say that Logan was the bravest man he's ever known. Where are the tissues when you need them?

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