James Howlett healing from a wound.
|Power:||The ability to restore damaged tissue and cells at a much higher rate then regular Humans.|
|Known Mutants:||Wolverine, Sabertooth, X-23, S-1, Lupus, Black King|
A healing factor is defined as the presence of a series of enzymes and hormones in a mutant's physiology that increase the speed of cellular regeneration. This also allows the user an incredible resistance to disease and illness and also in turn allows the user's aging process to be tremendously decreased as well
Effects of a healing factor:Edit
Mutants with healing factors are often metamorphs or ferals, although the ability is not restricted to any particular type of mutation. Regardless of source, a healing factor can have various levels of intensity, from minor (quick blood clotting) to extreme (regrowing limbs and organs).
It is theorized that in individuals with a properly functioning healing factor, each cell 'remembers' a default state that the body will attempt to return to. This prevents cells from over-regenerating and becoming potentially cancerous tumors. In addition to cellular regeneration, the presence of a healing factor has also aided in prevention of heavy metal poisoning (from Logan's adamantium skeleton), and possible age-suppression. Many mutants with a healing factor look younger than their actual age, though this is not always the case.