Remember That Time Wolverine Became A Christian

Remember That Time Wolverine Became A Christian?

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Back in the ’90s, there weren’t many animated comic book shows better than X-Men: The Animated Series. In fact, it’s probably one of the main reasons for the Marvel characters’ popularity today. The show boasted some really great writing and took on many deeper topics, including racism and sexism. Clearly, it was a show ahead of its time and still holds a special place in the hearts of X-Men fans today. But how many fans remember the time Wolverine converted to Christianity?

Remember That Time Wolverine Became A Christian

The episode starts off with an angry Logan having heated debates on religion and theology with Nightcrawler, who is currently serving at a monastery. Before the episode is over, the blue-skinned mutant hands him a Bible and manages to convert him (or at least to pray).

NIGHTCRAWLER: My pain drove me to seek God. Yours drove you away.

WOLVERINE: Don’t tell me about God. What kind of God would let men do this to me?

NIGHTCRAWLER: Our understanding of God is limited. But we take comfort in the fact that His love is limitless.

WOLVERINE: I used to buy into all of that. But I’ve lived too long and done too much.

NIGHTCRAWLER: Life will always be hard. I understand this better than most. Yet despite it all, people of faith believe there is a God who loves them. Can so many be wrong? Open your heart, Herr Logan. Would it hurt so much to see the world through different eyes?

Regardless of your thoughts on the matter, it’s amazing to see that a comic book show dealt with such deep and heartfelt issues. It’s a pity we only got to see some of this side of Wolverine in Logan.

Source: relevantmagazine.com


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20 Comments

  1. Bry Fact

    today’s more science-y so most people won’t be impacted by it so much now. still, i dunno everything. “god knows” how everything will turn out, lol

  2. Camron Morgan

    Honestly watched this episode earlier today. He didn’t convert so much as he was looking for guidance on his future and trying reconcile his violent past by looking through the Bible. I have my own personal beliefs that differ from today’s Christianity but looking in the Bible for guidance and support isn’t a bad thing. I may not believe but the book is has great moral values in some cases

  3. Joe Meacham

    I must have missed this episode. I liked the anime series, but this totally goes against all their characters. I guess they had to sacrifice one episode to appease the Christians that probably claimed that mutants are all demons.

    • Camron Morgan

      Yes and no it was about nightcrawler and the villagers thought he was a demon and no it wasn’t to appease the Christians nightcrawler has always been a man of religion

    • James E. Robb

      It wasn’t that they were trying to appease Christians.
      It was more like the non Christians of those times didn’t take offense as much over things like that.

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