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Avengers Versus The X-Men 2012! Wolverine Versus Captain America! Who Would Win?

Updated on September 14, 2018
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Avid comic collector & fan for nearly twenty years, Vic started collecting comics around eight years old. Comic investing since the 2000s.

Two of the mightiest Marvel superhero teams will be going at it in Marvel's big comic event this coming April, and those the two heavy weight teams are none other than The Avengers and The X-Men.This comic series is to be a 12 issue mini series that will be released biweekly, and comic book fans anticipate a super-charged and intense showdown!

You can visit my other hub if you want to read more information about the Avengers versus X-Men comic event coming this April.

So in light of the Avenger versus X-Men concept that Marvel Comics will be entertaining us in the next few months, I've decided to pit individual characters of both teams against one another. Instead of always letting Marvel decide for us, let's have us comic fans decide for a change, shall we? Besides, it's fun!

In this awesome, heavy-weight battle of comic titans, we have Wolverine versus Captain America. Two extremely popular Marvel characters who fans love to see go at it. I'll be listing both Captain America's powers and Wolverine's powers and attributes, so you can determine and then vote for who you think will be the victor in this amazing showdown.

Let's get it on! Captain America versus Wolverine!

Captain America

In the blue corner, we have the most respected member of The Avengers team, who has often lead the world's mightiest superheroes into countless battles against a wide array of alien beings, cosmic entities, and super powered villains. Weighing in at 240 lbs, this World War II veteran stands at 6 feet and 2 inches and is the symbolic pride of freedom and the United States...the one, the only...Captain America!

Strength: He can bench press 1200 lbs.

Abilities/Powers: Due to the Super-Soldier serum and the Vita Ray treatment, Captain America's powers includes enhanced endurance, speed, agility, strength, and reflexes. He can run a mile in approximately 73 seconds, which is about 49 to 50 miles per hour.

Cap's immune system repels airborne impurities and terrestrial diseases, and he heals faster than the average person. He cannot be intoxicated by drugs nor alcohol.

He is trained in various forms of Martial Arts, and mixes a combination of western boxing, judo, kick boxing, and gymnastics into his own unique and unorthodox fighting style. He is regarded as one of the best hand-to-hand combatants in the world.

Experience: Due to his battle experiences and training in World War II, Captain America is an expert combat tactician and field commander. He has led a variety of teams to countless victories. His military knowledge and intelligence makes him a formidable foe even without his super abilities.

Weapons: Captain America's shield is made out of an experimental alloy called vibranium and is nearly indestructible. Due to his training, Cap often uses his shield as an offensive throwing weapon that he can ricochet so it returns to him. Cap also uses his shield as a defensive weapon, and it has the ability to absorb all vibrations in the vicinity as well as kinetic energy directed at it. The more energy vibranium absorbs the tougher it becomes.


In the red corner, we have the challenger! Weighing in at 300 lbs and standing at 5 feet 3 inches, he is a well known member of the mutant team the X-Men, and has an animalistic rage unsurpassed by anyone.

A veteran of World I and II as a soldier of fortune, he was also a member of the black ops unit Team X before serving as an intelligence operative for the Canadian government. He is the feisty, dangerous and deadly pride of Canada and mutants all around the world. He's the best at what he does...the slash 'em up...berserker rage, mutie...Wolverine!

Strength: Because of his regenerative powers, which enables Wolverine to push his bones and muscles beyond normal human capability, and the demand his muscles endure to support over a hundred pounds of adamantium, Wolverine does has super human strength despite his small stature.

Powers/Abilities: Wolverine's mutant power is an extraordinary healing factor and accelerated regenerative process that can virtually regenerate destroyed and damaged tissue rapidly. His mutation also has heightened his senses of smell, sight, and hearing as well as agility, reflexes, endurance and an incredible stamina. Because he can push his body past normal human capabilities without injury, Wolverine can exert himself with strenuous physical activity non-stop for numerous hours

Because his healing factor slows down his aging, Wolverine was born in the 19th century but still has the looks and physical attributes of a man in his prime. Due to his age and the ability to live longer than most humans, Wolverine is trained in martial arts, and is experienced in virtually every fighting style there is on planet.

Experience: Wolverine is military trained and served in both World War I and II as a soldier of fortune. He served with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and was also part of the Team X Canadian black ops unit.

Weapons: Part of his natural mutation, Wolverine has two sets of three, retractable claws that are housed within each of his forearms and released through the top of his hands. Wolverine's claws are laced with adamantium, a metal alloy that is indestructible. His claws extend a foot from his hands and can cut through most metals, wood, and some stone.

Along with his claws, Wolverine's entire skeleton is laced with adamantium. His bones are virtually indestructible, and coupled with his fast regenerative power and animal-like reflexes and ability, Wolverine is an extremely formidable opponent who often has fits of "beserker rages" that brings him to a state of animalistic fury.

Wolverine Versus Captain America Poll!

Who Will Be Left Standing - Captain America or Wolverine?

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© 2012 Vic


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    • rjbatty profile image


      8 years ago from Irvine

      I think a lot of confusion about the strengths and weaknesses of characters stems from the lack of continuity provided by the writers. Comic book titles seem to go in "runs" with an established writer, editor and artist team, but that ends, and the publisher brings in a new team or rotates them in from some other title. The way that one team perceives a character may differ rather drastically from the previous team, and the readership is left scratching their heads. Then you have the movies that add yet another perspective. (I wrote an entire Hub on the inconsistencies in comics, so I won't repeat myself too much here.) In short, the writers can make a hero virtually invulnerable to someone who has lost half his power. For instance, the Hulk started out being a troll-like creature of normal stature, and he had plenty of vulnerabilities. Now, he seemingly gets stronger the closer he may come toward being beaten. Or take Wolverine's regenerative powers. It used to be that it would take him hours (probably not days) to recover from severe injuries, yet in the last X-Men flick he is seen being de-molecularized and regenerating instantaneously. Thus, it becomes impossible to draw any steady truths about the strengths and limitations of any given character. I tend to be drawn more toward the characters who are depicted fairly consistently over a long period, e.g., Captain America, Batman, the Flash. Big changes with a character's bag of powers is a turn-off -- whether the power-scale goes up or down. Making such changes simply to fit into a plot device or to draw in new readership is just plain pathetic.

    • rabbit75 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thanks for the input rjbatty. I love Wolvie, and he is one of my favorite characters in the MCU, but I do think that Cap would be able to outwit Wolverine in a one on one bout.

      Don't get me wrong. It would one hell of a fight, and I think both would come out of it pretty torn up. There's no doubt that Cap would come out pretty bloody.

      I also place my money on Cap....Wolvie's MO is to go bezerker...and Cap is a methodical tactician. Thanks to all who are chiming in and keeping this a good discussion.

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      8 years ago from Irvine

      In Kung Fu, an opponent turns his adversaries' rage and lack of self-control against him. Though Wolverine may have been exposed to all forms of martial arts, they are of no real use to him if he has lapsed into an uncontrollable animal with no room left over for strategy and forward thinking. While everyone seems to side with Wolverine, my money is on Cap because even in the heat of battle he can think strategically and not allow his instincts to obstruct the route to disassembling his adversary. Wolverine is much more of a brawler while Cap is a tactician. And I think this difference would put Cap on top in a one-on-one confrontation.

    • rabbit75 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      I think a lot of us are forgetting that Wolvie is 5 foot three inches tall. He's not as tall as Hugh Jackman.

      Cap is like six two and has size and reach on Wolvie, not to even count how much reach is added with his shield.

      Both are extremely fast fighters and Wolvie has to get in on the inside of Cap, which means closer to Cap's reach...people who are boxers or mixed martial artists know of that concept.

      Everyone is thinking that Wolvie would just pound Cap, but I don't think that's the case. Cap would give Wolvie a run for his money.

      Just my two cents and thanks to everybody for commenting.

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      austin baileyjr 

      9 years ago

      wolverine should win especially if the kid gloves come off, though i like cap he"s given a veil of imunity, as is the avengers wheter their right or wrong about the situation- good old boys motto.

    • rabbit75 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Heya HK SHOSHONE 90, I guess most believe that Wolvie would stomp Captain America. However, I wonder if it has to do more with popularity or actual real fighting potential and prowess.

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      HK SHOSHONE 90 

      9 years ago

      Sorry cap, you can't win.

    • rabbit75 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Well, Davinci, it seems that Wolverine is giving Captain America a good ole whooping according to the poll.

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      9 years ago

      I think wolvie is siding with the avengers so I'm gonna go with neither

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      9 years ago

      I disagree with you all.

      Wolvie is a better fighter having been a samurai as well as a military man in the same vein as Cap. Personally I accept that while the will of Cap is indomitable, the Canuck is just as hard headed!

      Also if its a case of smarts, Wolvie is no slouch in combat strategy either - esp one on one...

    • rabbit75 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Looks like Wolverine is coming out on top over Captain America. Thanks to all who are voting!

    • rabbit75 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      This is an extremely tough one, and I agree with both of you guys. However, Wolverine's "beserker rage" can be an advantage or disadvantage. I think it depends on who he is fighting. His "berserker rage" against Cap would be a weakness, since Cap is a highly skilled hand to hand and disciplined fighter.

      Also Cap is a master tactician, and if Wolvie loses it and goes nuts, it would be easier to out think Wolvie and bring him down easier.

      Wolverine would have to keep his head on straight against Captain America in toe-to-toe combat. If he does, I think Wolvie would overtake Cap from brute strength alone. Because of Wolverine's extremely heightened stamina, Cap would have to take him down pretty quick or he would fatigue before Wolvie.

      According to Marvel Wiki, Wolvie is stronger and has more stamina. However, Cap is smarter and has higher fighting skill. Both have the same speed rankings.

      I say Cap takes this one and outwits Wolvie.

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      9 years ago from Greenville, NC

      I have to agree with FIS on this one. When you take a look at Wolverine's overall experiences vs the Red, White and Blue Avenger, I think you have to side with the canuk. But again, when you take a hard look at sheer indomitable will power and a never say die attitude ( and if I'm correct, he's the only "human" to ever be able to lift Thor's Uru Hammer!) then you have to side with a certain 4-F reject named Steve Rogers.

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      9 years ago from Buffalo, New York

      I think for sheer raw power and skill... Wolverine is probably the winner hands down, but, the fact of the matter is.. Cap has one and only one real super power and that is that, he never gives up and he always wins... in the end. So.. unless he's up against Superman, who's got the same power, you've got to give it to Cap.

      Of course, given that Wolverine is also an Avenger I can't wait to see who's side Wolverine, Storm and Beast take in Avengers Vs X-Men... I'm guessing Wolverine and Beast will be on Caps side and Storm will go with Scott... we'll see.


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