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What would have happened if Wolverine, or any superhero (before they became known) applied to a military recruiting office and filled out an application properly?

Asked by talljasperman (18268 points ) July 11th, 2012

How would his recruiting officer process the paper work if he was in the real world today? How would the Psychological and Physical assessments go? Humor, creative and serious answers welcome.

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Symbeline's avatar

I think Wolverine would have been rejected because he’s a violent alcoholic. I think…don’t know much about super heroes…I’d say, as another answer, that for some hero’s cases, this question wouldn’t apply.

Conan the Barbarian does not enlist in the army, he runs armies. (try the comics for those of you only familiar with the big screen Arnie movies)

But since he isn’t actually a super hero he doesn’t count.

ragingloli's avatar

I thought Conan only drives armies. Before him.
While solving the latest murder mystery with his unrivalled deductive capabilities.

Symbeline's avatar

Well when you got a talent, you gotta go for it, yea? he seriously has led armies though, but yes, has slain them, as well

zenvelo's avatar

i think they’d be used like Captain America. Bin Laden would have been found by September 18th.

Bluefreedom's avatar

If Wolverine could get past the initial application process and hide the fact that he’s an alcoholic, the recruiter would then send him to MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) for a physical evaluation. At this point, they would probably discover that he has an Adamantium skeletal structure through x-rays.

Now, it could go a couple of ways at this point. First, they might reject him outright for not having ‘normal’ characteristics of an average human being. (How many people do you know, personally, that have an Adamantium skeletal structure??) Secondly, and more plausibly considering our government and their secretive, manipulative ways, they’d let Wolverine enlist and after (or maybe even before Boot Camp), they’d send him off to some secret military or government facility to study him and exploit him and use him to whatever extent might fit the government’s already unethical and immoral purposes.

An alternate theory too is that (after seeing what Wolverine is capable of in the X-Men movies), he might not tolerate any shenanigans perpetrated by the government and end up kicking the living shit out of any scientists or doctors or military brass who attempt to do any tests or experiments on him in the first place.

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