Yeah, most kids your age are unaware of how Wolverine was originally meant to be portrayed, a guy who was hella tough but not invincible, who'd have to bluff an armed guard because he was still hurting... (please log in to view the image)
Or get schooled by an old man with no powers because he wasnt as good a swordsman and the old man was fighting dirty... (please log in to view the image)
...before rampant fanboy-ism got him tanking nukes and shit.
Not your fault though.
I get you believe no comics exist over 10 years old.
Bye bye, young Stilt.
I love how even though Ahab does all this hard work,
Moby Dick is the star of the book.
Well, that's one way of looking at those scenes. Never mind that in that fight with Shingen, he was specifically poisoned just before the fight in order to give Shingen a chance, or that after the Hellfire goon gives up, Wolverine doesn't think "good thing he bought my bluff," like you implied. Instead, he thinks "I've mellowed some since joining the X-Men. In the old days, I wouldn't have given this punk a choice." In other words, he bluffed him because it was an easier way to beat him, not because it was his only option. The simple fact is, Claremont had Wolverine take this:
Because do you know what? Characters aren't supposed to be stagnant. They're supposed to grow, and change, and develop. Yeah, towards the end of Claremont's run he had Wolverine in a constant state of being underpowered, due to the massive damage he kept inflicting on him, but that wouldn't have lasted forever, any more than Storm's depowering did.
And the first writer that started taking Wolverine's healing beyond where Claremont had gone was Larry Hama, not a fanboy, but a friend and colleague, not to mention the second most influential Wolverine writer of all time.
Go ahead though, keep pretending that time stopped in 1982. Just don't act like it's relevant to the character as he is today.