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I understand Wolverine's healing factor to be about 10X better than, say, Spider-Man's, but about 20-30% of what Deadpool's is. Obviously these stories use a kind of made-up science that can change to fit a particular story, but I would assume that Wolverine should be able to drown. He isn't immortal, he isn't invulnerable, he can be hurt like any person, he just heals, but he WON'T heal if he isn't given the opportunity. I would assume that means he needs rest and sustenance, obviously much less than most of us to heal, but if he were to be mortally injured (like beheaded, or drowned), then he would be dead, and so would his healing factor. Also, I thought that regrowing limbs would be more than his healing factor could manage, and it would just heal over as a stub instead (this wouldn't be a factor in a continuity when he had an adamantium skeleton).
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I don't know, though, I'm not a Wolverine expert, that's just what I think based on what I have read.
I really have a hard time believing he could just eat himself and heal himself. I mean, it has to come from somewhere. It would be inefficient to eat himself, because his body probably has to work pretty hard to heal that quickly, he's probably got a pretty high-protein high-calorie diet, so using something that took a lot of energy to make to make more energy, he'd be at a deficit and it would eventually kill him.
But let's say he DID die, and he was buried, and then like 3 months later his healing factor had been slowly at work the whole time, and then he came back to life in his coffin!! Wouldn't that be awesome?!?!