Wolverine might just be destined to be the last living X-Man in every timeline, proposes new theory.

Xmen'97, Doctor Strange and Wolverine in Deadpool 3

X-Men ’97 once again hinted at an established Marvel concept, that of fixed points in timelines, famously dubbed as canon events in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. These points in time are usually events that cannot be undone no matter what and are destined to occur across timelines. If the X-Men ’97 universe indeed exists in the same multiverse as the MCU, it is possible that the show could have hinted at the thing event that Wolverine failed to save his world in Deadpool & Wolverine.


Deadpool & Wolverine [Credit Marvel Studios]Deadpool & Wolverine [Credit: Walt Disney Pictures]
In the trailer for Deadpool & Wolverine, it was revealed by Paradox of the TVA that the Wolverine that we were seeing on-screen might have been unable to prevent a terrible tragedy, one that possibly left him as the sole surviving mutant of his universe. A theory suggests that despite the TVA being present and time travel being freely available to our heroes, it might be impossible for Logan to save his loved ones, regardless of how many times he tries.

Cable was unable to save those on Genosha in X-Men ’97, which might also be the case with Wolverine

Cable as he appears in X-Men '97 Episode 7Cable as he appears in X-Men ’97 Episode 7
Right before the attack on Genosha by the monster Sentinel, Cable tries to warn Madelyne Pryor of the oncoming attack but is sucked back to his time again and again. It is revealed in X-Men ’97 Episode 8 that Cable has tried to save Genosha multiple times but failed as he was sucked back from the event and back into his time.
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Hank McCoy then speculates that mystics at Kamar Taj talk about fixed points in time, which refers to events that need to occur no matter what timeline they are in. This certainly rings true for Wolverine, as we have seen multiple timelines where Wolverine must deal with similar issues, like having his bones bonded with Adamantium, losing his healing factor, and being the last surviving member of the X-Men.

The theory is that whatever event caused Wolverine to ‘let his world down’ was an event that could not be prevented, no matter what. Deadpool has met Cable and has the ability to time travel himself. Even if he was inclined to allow Wolverine to use this device to go back in time, it is most likely that Wolverine, once again the last survivor of the X-Men, might not be able to undo the tragedy that haunts him.

There is a way Wolverine could save his world

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-VerseSpider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
While fixed points in time are something we have seen occur across the Marvel Multiverse, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse also introduced us to the fact that canon events could be undone, and don’t necessarily need to occur for the universe to be stable.


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Given that it is heavily implied that Sony’s Spider-Verse is in the same multiverse as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (as depicted by the reference to Doctor Strange and Tom Hollan’s Spider-Man, along with the fact that the timeline is depicted in the same way it is in the MCU), it is possible that Wolverine would in fact be able to undo the tragic events of his past.

Not only would this allow Wolverine to undo the mistakes of his past, but it would also serve to explain why the TVA does not interfere in certain timelines while it does in others. So far, despite all of the time-traveling and multiverse hopping that has happened in various Marvel Universes, the TVA has only ever appeared in the comics and the MCU, but never in properties like X-Men ’97 and Sony’s Spider-Verse.