Both Wolverine and Bloodshot are known for their incredible healing powers on the battlefield, but fans often debate over who has the better healing ability. Fans also argue that Deadpool’s healing powers are much better than Wolverine, but where does Bloodshot stand? Sure, Wolverine might be more popular, but Bloodshot’s ability to heal is highly underrated and capable of being in the same league as Wolverine.
1) Bloodshot: Nanites Are More Efficient
When Wolverine gets burned or obliterated by a massive explosion, he gradually, just as horrendously, recovers like a wild monster. Bloodshot, on the other hand, is a machine that continues recovering at a steady movement through pretty much every injury.
Bloodshot’s nanites prove to be something that heals him with great speed, while Wolverine’s ability heals him at a comparatively less speed, and at times struggles to heal, specifically when suffering severe injuries.
2) Wolverine: Adamantium Skeleton
Wolverine is made out of an indestructible skeleton, implying that he has portions of his body that don’t need to be mended.
Bloodshot has bones capable of fracturing and breaking, while Wolverine’s gives him an expansion in solidness during a battle in addition to limiting his healing factor to cuts, slices, and projectile injuries, bringing about a bit of leeway over Bloodshot’s nanites.
3) Bloodshot: He Can Control The Nanites
As we mentioned earlier, Wolverine’s healing abilities are less efficient than Bloodshot’s. One more advantage that Bloodshot possesses over Wolverine is that he can control his nanites allowing him to pick and choose what to heal first while Wolverine is stuck waiting for all his injuries to heal at the same time.
4) Wolverine: Bloodshot Needs Proteins To Heal
In order to utilize his nanites to heal himself, Bloodshot needs something vital to heal his body, which, of course, are the proteins stored in the body. On the other hand, Wolverine does not need any external aid to heal himself giving him an advantage over Bloodshot.
This may sound like a small problem, but once Bloodshot has used up the protein reserves stashed within his body, his healing factor’s potency decrease or perhaps even fails.
5) Bloodshot: Functionally Immortal
Although Wolverine ages slower than regular humans, even after living hundreds of years, the mutant has exceeded the life expectancy of any person but still displays the capacity for aging. On the other hand, Bloodshot is an unbeatable, immortal machine that does not exhibit any signs of aging.
He hasn’t shown any evidence of aging since surviving the horrific experiments done on him under the project Rising Spirit.
6) Wolverine: Wolverine Is Always Healed To “Peak” Condition
Bloodshot’s nanites heal him only when he has a sufficient amount of protein, if he doesn’t have enough proteins, this means his body might not heal completely, leaving his wounds opened or unrepaired. Wolverine is better compared to this because when he heals his body completely heals leaving no wounds opened or unrepaired.
In the wake of being shot, cut, or battered, the almost relentless mutant persistently bounces back to his peak condition while Bloodshot’s relies completely upon his protein saves.
7) Bloodshot: He Can Survive Without Air
One of the few ways to kill Weapon X is to drown the X-Man, with the lack of oxygen leading to death (This was seen in his fight with the villain Tiger Shark, as well as the Weapon X: The Adamantium Men storyline). Wolverine’s healing factor doesn’t activate once he dies. This is where Bloodshot ends up being immortal, having the capacity to survive without oxygen due to the nanites inside his body.
8) Wolverine: Cure Vampirism (As Well As Most Other Diseases)
In the most recent Wolverine series, Logan was seen battling some vampires. But what matters here is that while battling these creatures, Logan gets bitten several times and walks away as if nothing ever happened.
Logan does not turn into a vampire as his wounds get healed. Bloodshot may also be resilient to disease, but during his time in comics, we haven’t seen him take on anything quite near to vampirism.
9) Bloodshot: Wolverine’s Weakness To Carbonadium
Wolverine has this odd weakness to Carbonadium, a radioactive metal existing within the Marvel Universe. Milder than Adamantium, the metal discharging radiation can hinder Wolverine’s healing factor, with the most outstanding utilization of this metal being Omega Red’s metallic tentacles. This may sound like a small problem but this gives Bloodshot a slight advantage over Wolverine.
10) Wolverine: Wolverine Was Born With His Healing Factor
Bloodshot fans know that the anti-hero got his nanites from the horrible experiments he went through under the project Rising Spirit. On the other hand, fans know Wolverine was born with two things, his claws and his healing factor. The adamantium was later fused to his skeleton during a traumatic experimentation program that faded away most of his memories.