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Why did Wolverine start ageing in the movie Logan?

I believe that Wolverine can heal fast and also won't grow old. It has been shown so in the previous movies as well. I remember in a previous movie (of the same X-MEN / Wolverine) series, Logan was lured into traps by saying that they will tell him his age and help him bring back his memories of what all happened before they shot him on his head with those Adamantium bullets.

Can anyone please explain me why Wolverine started ageing in Logan?

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  • same type of question already asked here – The Hawk May 28 '17 at 6:06
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He started aging, because he's old.

Circular logic, I know.

Speaking more to the scarring, director James Mangold explained in an interview, but it relates to his aging as well:

“One of the things we all thought about as we worked on this film is, well, we don’t want to rebuild everything. We want to have some questions. In order to make a different Logan, and a different tone of a Wolverine movie, we felt like we couldn’t hold on to every tradition established in all the movies religiously, or we’d be trapped by the decisions made before us. So we questioned whether Logan’s healing factor causes him to heal without even a scar. We imagined that it may have when he was younger, but with age, he’s getting older and ailing. Perhaps his healing factor no longer produces baby-soft skin. So we imagined he heals quickly, still, but it leaves a scar. The simple idea was that his body would start to get a little more ravaged with a kind of tattooing of past battles, lacerations that remain of previous conflicts.”

As Logan has gotten older, his healing factor has slowed down, causing him to age, and for his wounds to heal slower, resulting in scars.

It can be noted that Transigen has also been doing something affecting the water supply of the general public - it's unclear, but possible that they've added something to the water that has affected/poisoned the mutant population.

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In the move this is mentioned that Logan is poisoned and even Logan himself admits that he is poisoned and he knows what the poison is by showing his Adamantium claws. So if I had to guess I'd say when they covered or turned his bones with Adamantium his body started to get effected and his powers started to fade. The more his body is weakens with poison, the less effective they are (obviously).

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