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Happy Hogan

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Brand Echh

Subj: Yup, in fact I think that's the point . . . [SPOILERS]
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 at 02:49:13 pm EDT
Reply Subj: A comment about detection [NEW AVENGERS 31 SPOILERS]
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 at 12:10:47 am EDT

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Just to be clear... I know a lot of people have asked why Wolverine couldn't "smell a Skrull"...

Yes, it's true he's smelled them in the past (Uncanny X-Men 276 for example), but there have been many times when he has not smelled a Skrull.

Most notably during the New Fantastic Four storyline, when a skrull tricked Wolverine's senses, Ghost Rider's mystic senses and Spider-Man's spider-sense.

I think it depends on a variety of factors. It might be scientific (as the Illuminati scene would suggest), where some Skrulls are genetically manipulated to be harder to detect...

Or, it could be a matter of skill. Who knows how much practice shapeshifting takes? Maybe a skilled Skrull can disguise things things like scent...


> Just to be clear... I know a lot of people have asked why Wolverine couldn't "smell a Skrull"...
>
> Yes, it's true he's smelled them in the past (Uncanny X-Men 276 for example), but there have been many times when he has not smelled a Skrull.
>
> Most notably during the New Fantastic Four storyline, when a skrull tricked Wolverine's senses, Ghost Rider's mystic senses and Spider-Man's spider-sense.
>
> I think it depends on a variety of factors. It might be scientific (as the Illuminati scene would suggest), where some Skrulls are genetically manipulated to be harder to detect...
>
> Or, it could be a matter of skill. Who knows how much practice shapeshifting takes? Maybe a skilled Skrull can disguise things things like scent...

Bendis has already said that the Skulls are somehow more advanced that way. He said that niether Wolverine, Spider-Man nor Doctor Strange are able to detect them.
From the Skulls point of view, it makes sense. Wait until you know you have all the advantages before attacking an enemy, and in the meantime, don't tip your hand and let your enemy know you are gaining ground in detection avoidance.


Happy Hogan


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