I'm still trying to make sense of this guy's powers. It can't be telepathy, because it needs a physically tangible neurosystem. Hence why he couldn't affect Ghost in his intangible-mode. This can't be the case, since then it wouldn't matter if Wolverine went berserk. Wolverine's brain still sends out signals, that doesn't change.
Put it down to bad writing i suppose, he locks on to impulses is good enough for me, it's a nice ability that hasnt been seen before. Maybe you could chalk it up to him only being able to read impulses from a certain area of the brain, so sub-conscious impulses (auto pilot/berserker) may be unreadable.
A lot of fighting is done subconsciously. A person when fighting thinks of the general battle plan, but not how to execute particular kick or punch- the moves are "wired" in subconsciousness...
Not being able to read subconsciousness=useless poweset. So the "berserk excuse" is a plot-devicy writing and I think it's being retconned now with neuro-mapping explanation of powers rather than TP.
Berserker was an obstacle back when Mr X was explained as telepath.
Yes he clearly has superhuman levels of speed and reflexes. He has the best bullet deflecting feat of anyone ive seen of that level. He also has shown to be much faster then Taskmaster who has inhuman levels of speed.
note, very important. in the third match-up with Wolverine,
Mr.X has trained himself to be above and beyond getting bested
by an opponent who can keep him from reading their moves.
he no longer needs to really on it, nor is it an Achilles heel
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